REALIGNMENT, A FOCAL POINT INTO 2017
A prophetic perspective.
By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
1 Kings 22
Wrong alignment is probably one of the greatest weaponry the enemy has since applied to weaken, frustrate, and even derail the development and advancement of individuals and the corporate church.
The issue of proper, effective coalition is a major theme in the entire scriptures. The fact is, one can summarize the whole bible into the account of man realigning back to its original source. If we are wrongly positioned or connected, our entire life and ministry can be negatively affected such that it brings unnecessary issues and conflict into our lives.
A wrong alignment generally means to be wrongly placed, positioned, or connected. It means to be wasting one’s skill, energy, or resource at the wrong position. It is a means of distraction, energy and time wasting. It also suggests, doing the right thing in the wrong place or with the wrong person or people. It also suggests the lack of the proper connection to learn, function and contribute within ones assigned grace, skill, and capacity.
Wrong alignment could also refer to a lack of a well-balanced spiritual, and psychological outlook to life and relationship. It hides the beauty of your inner skill and creativity. It steals your confidence and courage to boldly express your God given ability in a way that allows you to gracefully develop even through the contradictions of life.
Thus, a person suffering insecurity will usually seek audience with certain groups, or individuals to hang out with in order to gain some kind of acceptance, recognition, and a sense of importance, even when such a person is constantly being used, abused and manipulated. Meaning that insecurity, fear, the lack of emotional wholeness, and other forms of dysfunctional life outlook primarily causes wrong alignment or relationship.
Furthermore, such alignment or relationship takes a lot from you without recognizing and appreciating the best you offer. Such relationship thrives on your desire to serve, lack of understanding, or weakness, low self-esteem, poverty of mind, and spiritual witchcraft to manipulate your good will and servant heart.
Wrong alignment is a position of dysfunctionality, unproductive service and wasteful management of your resources and time. It is important to state that relationship at any level can be primarily aborted when there’s a lack of truthfulness and commitment towards the sheer value of such relationship’s vision and objective at any given season.
In other words, if the factors that aligns a person, or group of people to a visionary objective is no longer in view or focus, it becomes highly challenging for people within such alliance to remain objective and directional in their core input to the mandate. It is a significant factor within the sphere of a vision- mandate to continually recast the vision and constantly evaluate development and progress of the sheer value and cultural ethnical code of the relationship or assignment.
So many laudable vision and assignment has been prematurely terminated due to the lack of the understanding of the principle and value protocol of relationship, especially within the church circle. It is not enough to receive good vision and good intention for a cause If there’s no effective community life that allows for liberty of individuals to contribute in an objective and respectful manner.
A wrong relationship, or false alignment can prematurely end your life and ministry. It can turn your good spirit into a foul, unclean spirit within the culture of the community of Saints. Wrong alignment brings division and schism to the camp. It turns friends with each other. It frustrates and weaken the advance of the Spirit at all levels. It develops a wrong, unhealthy competitive spirit within the body of Christ, but more dangerously, it causes you to compromise and lower the values and high principles of the kingdom of God.
Now is the time for readjustment and realignment. Yoke yourself to those whom heaven has designed and prepare for you before time began. If our Lord could send his own disciple two by two, how much more do we need to carefully give thought to precise wisdom and force of a mutually bound, seasoned relationship.
Think of all the great battles won in the word of God and through history, it’s all because there was proper positioning and alignment of people and the weaponries of warfare. Unproductive, self-seeking relationship, is getting to be one of Satan’s deadliest weapons in this season as we saw in 2 Kings 22.
Do not simply look for acquaintance and mere partners, but the search for those whom heaven has ordained you to share of the same spiritual genotype and value system as you press into 2017.
This new day of the Lord will require more than just ministry and preaching partners. The days ahead of the church will demand those who have been harvested out of seasons of needs, contradictions, trials, and fire of purification. Those who have been purified through a season of lack, needs and even prosperity have learnt some of the outstanding virtue of all time.
The character of the Spirit of the Lord has been formed within them, therefore, they carry the fruit of life that understands your strength and weakness at the same time. These are the one you must search for diligently. Break away from frivolous, competitive ministry relationships that only seeks to corrupt the good seed of the father in you. Search for those whom the spirit of wisdom, the fear of the Lord, godliness and humility has matured in them as a fruit of honor and dignity to cover you.
Search and look for those who speak the language of what you can pick up in the spirit, but you don’t recognize how to express it because you’ve not yet been given the language of expression which is very fine. Diligently search for those who do not only relate to what they physically see around you, but to what they discern in you.
Look for those you share of the same spiritual bloodline, the same DNA, the same lens-view, and perspective, but can at the same time give clarity and manifestation to the truth you’ve been given. Inquire of those whom you can learn and can transfer of their pure spirit into yours, so you may gain even greater wisdom and insight. Search and befriend those who can challenge, inspire, and increase your gift and fruit capacity in a multiple fold.
Look for those who precisely understand your divine construct without you saying a word. Just by mere contact and interaction, they can pick what you are made of, and where you are heading. These are the type who can relate to your weakness, fear, failure, and strength at the same time. They are not surprise at your short coming for they can relate to what the know and see of your future.
Friendship is good, but you will need more than friendship to fully maximize those gifts and fruit designed for your generation. Look and even search in true submission to those who can light your light and flame your fire. Seek for the company of those who can tell you the truth, even when it hurts.
Don’t break rank with those whom heaven has allotted to lead you into the ascended platform of what heaven has ordained for you. Seek your own angel within the company of the messengers sent to your community. Honor and respect the grace and truth found on their lips. For in doing so, you will find your own voice and increase level and strength of your ordained message. The lord will break and scatter what you’ve termed has friendship in the coming season.
Though it may hurt, but it will reposition you and the assignment the father has planned for you. Some of you will be removed from where you are now suddenly to be planted where you can be effective and productively function as Christ regent in the earth. Others will be relocated from one city to another only to be divinely connected with those who will grace and resource you.
Get ready to be yoked with your destined trainers and mentors for effective and productive life. Until you are moved from where you are now before gift and seed within you starts kicking for birthing. Seek not to be moved. Search not to be replace from where you are. For it will be divinely done in a manner that you will know that this is the hand of the lord. For those who are now despondent.
The Lord says, start praying for others to come into a fruitful and productive relationship, and the lord will raise others to begin praying and interceding for you until the spirit of direction baptize you afresh. Now is your time to seek for those designed for you. Those who carry your spiritual genotype will be able to boldly speak with compassion into that situation that seem challenging and difficult.
The reason there’s seem to be so much frustration and disappointment with what has been termed relationship amongst the people of the lord is due to the lack of understanding the reason the father generally places people into our lives.
Find your joining partner. Search for those who carry the wisdom that gives voice to your grace, gift and creativity. For the Lord sent out his disciples two by two. This partnership is not your marriage partner, but your gift and ministry partner.
This is the other iron that can sharpen your own iron. This is the one who can pick up and confirm what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to you, or is about to say to you.
This is the one who is not in competition with you, but a dependable ally, who does not only desire your success, but has been ordained to see to your development, maturity, and fruition.
It’s time for realignment. It’s time to upgrade. It’s time for a kingdom driven relationship that is truly eternally designed for your perfection and prophetic destiny. Have a blessed and prosperous 2017 season.