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by Dottie McElreath

I sensed something that I have now come to know as truth. I have come to realize that God is using these newsletters as a tool to make you and I think. Bear with me on this, please.

He showed me flowers on steps in single little pots. There was a light similar too a small flashlight shining on each one.

God asked me, "Which one is the better one?"

I answered, "They are all the same."

He answered, "Yes, they are, and so is every one of my people."

He began to show me that I had a tendency to judge a person by how much they knew about Him, how much control they allowed Him to have, and I wasn't judging from His point of view. He showed me pictures of His people rejecting Him because He didn't fit into what they believed He was.

As a general rule a person classifies himself as being Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian and so on, but if this means that this person refuses to accept God in a belief, then this belief system then becomes a tradition of men and is stifling your growth in God. Is any one religion more important to God then another. Well, I can only tell you this: I asked him, "What do I call myself?"

And He answered, "Mine."

I have been in services throughout the land and heard ministered, how much better then the church down the road, they were. People, it's time this "I'm better then you" attitude is flushed out of our system. It has no place in your spiritual walk with God and is hindering the blessings He would release in your life.

I have been asked by people trying to label me, "Do you believe in tongues? Well I don't speak in tongues because God hasn't given them to me. Ah, oh, I already hear your answers! If he gives me this gift I will honor it as I do the others. Any gift he gives me I will honor as not being one better than the other but as all precious because he chose me to give it too.

1 Corinthians 12:8-10 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; {9} To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; {10} To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

People, tongues are a gift just as healing, prophesying, seeing in the spirit and casting out spirits is. There is no one better than another is. If God hasn't given you any of these gifts are you any better or worse than any one else. Can you sing or preach or cook better than another? Can you say you are better because you can do this?

He showed me again the flowers on the steps and said, "What else do you see?"

I saw very few leaves on the flowers and the light was shining just on the top of the flower.

He said that His people would not allow Him to cover their lives with His love. He said that He was allowed just so far and no farther and He was boxed in regarding what He could do in our lives by our traditions and beliefs.

People, in order to grow you must step out of the pot on to the ground. The pot symbolizes your roots being cramped and so your growth is being stifled.

Are you afraid of what God wants you to do? I can only tell you He will make you miserable if you let your beliefs stop you from seeing truth or walking in it. When the Apostle Paul said that when he was a child he spoke as a child but when he became an adult that he put away childish things he was saying that as an adult he would do as God had instructed him to do and not let the former things become a stumbling block to him.

1 Corinthians 13:9-12 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. {10} But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. {11} When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. {12} For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

When you are a child, then the belief system is good for you to grow in just as a family unit is there to teach you the way in which you are to go, but we grow up and have a need to become an adult and the family unit has done its work. It is the same in the spirit. When you needed this belief system it was there, now grow up and step out and trust God to teach you. Open your Bible and your soul and let God be God. If you read
something you don’t understand then ask for enlightenment and be assured He won't leave you stranded.

God teaches us by stages and whether you just came to God or have served Him all your life the love of God is meted out in equal proportion. There is no merit system in God.

He is ushering in a new anointing that supersedes everything we've taught and been taught. Many people will miss this new anointing because it's never been this way before. If you won't accept this new anointing then you'll miss the boat and this will be entirely your misjudgment.

There is a sound in the spirit that resembles the rustling sound that you hear in a cornfield when the wind blows and this blowing causes confusion in your walk with God. This is the wind of change and you must listen closely to God or you'll lose time playing catch up.

I ask you to examine the reason for your growing pains and to acknowledge that you have done nothing wrong and if He didn't love you He would not desire to carry you higher in the spirit. I can see some of you in rags and mismatched clothes lying around you and you are surveying these clothes and saying, "They just don't appeal to me anymore. What is wrong with me?"

These are the things you have been taught and you need to tell God "Okay, take out everything I've learned that you didn't teach me and teach me by the spirit." If you can do this with an open mind He will reveal many things to you that you would not accept any other way.

He is calling a people together that desire Him above all else and will not let anything stop them from serving Him. My prayers are with you as you begin your journey and I wish you Godspeed in the Name of Jesus. Amen and Amen!

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