$witched Price Tags!!!!!
I pray this blog will give you a greater insight and oversight on the things that are most important to God right now in your life. As you continue to read, I want to talk to you with this thought in mind, “Switched Price Tags.” All of us at some point in life have been asked or wanted to do something that was not good for us in the Spirit but felt good to our flesh. After committing to that act, we felt so bad knowing it really wasn’t God’s plan for us. Even in ministry we find ourselves asking God to bless what we are doing instead of doing what God is blessing. So, we get burnt out, frustrated, perplexed, distracted, mislead, off course, bewitched and bewildered and falling for the old okie doke (the wiles of the devil). We must understand that His will is what is best for us. Most of you will relate to this story.
There was a little boy that went to the store with his mother. The little boy had only $1.00 to spend. He walked down the aisles and noticed a baseball cap with his favorite team logo and the price was $2.00. The little boy wanted the cap badly, but he had only $1.00. The shelf underneath the caps had scarves priced at $1.00. While no one was looking and his mother on another aisle, he took the price tag off a scarf and placed it on the cap and then took the tag off the cap and placed it on the scarf. He then walked to the counter and paid $1.00 for the cap and went home. After being home for almost 15 minutes, his mother called him into her bedroom and asked, “How much did you pay for the cap?” The boy said, “$1.00 mama. She said, “I’m going to ask you again, how much did you pay for the cap?” The boy said, “Mama, I only paid $1.00.” The mother took the cap from her son and told him to go to his room and wait for her. When she got there she said, “Son, why did you lie to me?” “I was in the store earlier this week and saw the caps and scarves, and I even thought about getting you that cap.” “I know what you did, you switched price tags” “You put the high price tag on the thing that cost less and the low price tag on the thing that was valued much higher.” The mother began to correct him and then took him back to the store to see the manager. He then apologized to the manager for stealing and had to put the tags back in the right place.
This is what has been and still is going on in the church. Today, I come to you as the oracle of God and the Prophet in the Lord’s church to help you get the price tags straight. We put the high price tag on singing and the lower on preaching, high tag on praise and low tag on worship, high tag on appearance and low on the anointing, high tag on performance and low tag on prayer. If you are to busy to pray at least 1-2 hours a day and you call yourself in ministry….. You Are TOO Busy!!!! (Hint-hint). If you look at Daniel 7:25, you will find these words: 25a. And he (the devil-antichrist) shall speak great words against the most high, and shall wear out the saints. This is what is happening to you, the devil is catching you at your lowest points, while you are waiting on the promises of God and while He is developing your ministry and testing you like Job, saying where is your God now? 25b. And he thinks to change the times and laws. This is happening in our homes, churches, and country. He wants us to give into his plan and switch God’s divine order, the high price tag. He wants you to put God’s high price tag on the things that are most important to him (satan). Let me show you how to get the tags straight. The first thing is we must go back to the owner (God) and repent for stealing, His time- His money- and His glory. Don’t worry you are not by yourself in this matter. Mark 3:13-15, 13.And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. (First thing is you have not truly answered the high call to come up higher. Not next level, but the next dimension.
14a. And He ordained twelve, that they should be with him. Second thing we know by this statement, there were more than twelve but only twelve took the time to be with him. What are We really seeking after? His hand or his heart? (Luke 6:13)
14b. And that he might send them forth to preach. “Don’t Go, be Sent!!!!! (hint! hint!)
Here is the catch we spend more time trying to do ministry instead of first becoming ministry. We want to do church before becoming the church. God never said, Do ye holy, for I am holy. NO! He said, Be ye holy!!!!! We have switched the price tags. I don’t care how you look at it; you must first BE before you DO.
15. And to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out devils. We have tried for so long to operate in our gifts without first getting in the glory. The bible says the people that know their God shall do exploits. You must first, know your God (to be with Him). Remember, you will become what you behold.
$WITCH the PRICE TAGS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Because of Calvary,
God’s Man/ Pastor D.J. Briggs, Sr.