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She was clearly deceived. Sally heard a voice that said if she didn’t leave our church she would be devoured by a lion like the young prophet who followed the voice of the lying prophet rather than the voice of God (see 1 Kings 13:23).
She didn’t want to leave our church. In fact, she came in weeping when she told us that she “heard the voice of God crystal clear” and could not listen to another. This voice told her she “had a healing ministry that would be like Kathryn Kuhlman’s,” but there was no evidence that this woman had the gifts of healings.
The fruit of this voice was rotten. I met with her privately and gently explained why this was not the way of God. She was still going through deliverance and needed so much healing. She was in the process of getting whole. I told her God had a great plan for her life but she needed to stay rooted in the house of God rather than following this voice into the wilderness.
Though she was thankful and heard me out, she rejected the advice. It brought me to tears because I knew she would have more warfare than she could handle once she disconnected from the church in search of a healing ministry for which she was not prepared and most likely to which she was not called. Long story short, she left our church in deception hoping to be the next Kathryn Kuhlman and the last I heard she’s sitting in a small church doing nothing.
The Foundation of Spiritual Warfare
James 4:7 is the foundation of spiritual warfare: “Submit yourselves to God, resist the devil and he will flee.” The reality is, when you don’t submit to your leadership you are not submitting to God and it opens the door for spiritual warfare that won’t stop until you humble yourself in surrender.
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Jennifer LeClaire is an internationally recognized author, apostolic-prophetic voice to her generation and conference speaker. She carries a reforming voice that inspires and challenges believers to pursue intimacy with God, cultivate their spiritual gifts and walk in the fullness of what God has called them to do. Jennifer is contending for awakening in the nations through intercession and spiritual warfare, strong apostolic preaching and practical prophetic teaching that equips the saints for the work of the ministry. Jennifer is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Prayer Hubs prayer movement.