Destroying Dogs and Wolfpacks in the Church | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 21 –

Destroying Dogs and Wolfpacks in the Church

What animal walks around with their tongues out and their mouths open? Gotta be dogs.

1 Deliver me from mine enemies , O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me. 2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men...6 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city. 7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear ? Psalms 59

2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. Phillipians 3

David had dogs persecuting him. Paul had people following him around speaking negatively about his ministry. Jesus talked about dogs as well (Psalms 22). These people who used their tongues and their mouths for evil were called dogs several times in scriptures. Don’t be a dog! Use your tongue for blessing and not cursing.

What animal hunts and maraudes as a group? Gotta be wolves.

15 Beware *of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7

29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Acts 20  

Wolves are similar to dogs… they followed Paul’s team in packs. They took it as their responsibility to discredit and steal his ministry fruit.

We don’t need any more wolf packs in the church – ministries who’s specialty is tearing down and stealing from other ministries. This is part of division and denominational divides. How often have you heard preachers that always have to diss the “big church” or the “small church” or the “baptists” or the “charismatics” or “those calvinists” or “those noncalvinists.” Its useless to tear down our brothers instead of build them up.

Its okay to reprove the works of darkness (Ephesians 5), but when we don’t speak for God we turn into dogs and wolves. Speaking for God involves Gods timing, Gods place, Gods responsibility, Gods Scripture, and Gods attitude. Its not dragging peoples name down behind their back. Let’s bind up the dogs and wolves within the Church, and lets loose a culture of:

 

– thanksgiving to others for what they have done,

– honoring others for who they are (not for who they aren’t),

– blessing others for the good qualities they have

– praying for others, and

– interceding for any of their deficiencies that we may notice.

Sometimes we think that God is like us, that our opinions are His. But His ways and thoughts are higher than ours.

19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. 20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son. 21 These things hast thou done , and I kept silence ; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Psalms 50

The gang violence of the city is a direct responsibility of the churches’ dog and wolf-pack violence of the tongue. What we loose on earth is loosed in the atmosphere (Matthew 16). Our racial tension and division is a direct result of the churches dog talk induced division. iRepent for using my tongue like a dog.

What we bind on earth is bound in the atmosphere. We need to repent, guard our tongues, and bring down the authority of the dogs and the wolfpacks in the Church. No more barking! We are made in God’s image, not dogs.

Join us on Fridays leading up to The Call and join us at The Call in TRUE REPENTANCE….

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

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  1. […] Himself called Herod a ‘fox’ because he was a sneaky dog (Beware of Dogs) that used his mouth for evil. (Luke […]

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