Reflective Hour with Tammy Toney-Butler

When the Winds of Change Blow

November 08, 2023 Tammy Toney-Butler Season 1 Episode 9
Reflective Hour with Tammy Toney-Butler
When the Winds of Change Blow
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Show Notes Transcript

This episode explores God's Truth about those He entrusts in our care. 

Are we teaching them to have steadfast faith that will see them through any circumstances they face? 

The Winds of Change Will Blow, but where will you be standing? On the side of what is noble, pure, correct? Or with the World's truth? 

In our lives, we each make choices and decisions that affect others. Do we steer them closer to the truth or cast them to the wind, hoping they find their way?

What are you doing as a church leader? Where are you steering them? To wholeness, transformation, salvation, or towards the World with the Gospel message of prosperity? 

Tune in as we explore what God's truth, His Word, says about us as Watchmen on the Wall.

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Hello, I'm Tammy Toney-Butler here for Reflective Hour. But again, we all know the true host of this show, and that's Christ. This is His program, His Truth, and His Word.

Let He be a light to your feet, a lamp in those dark times. Let Him guide you this day and every day as you seek His Truth and not the truth of the world.  As you discern the times that we are living and realize that you need to tether into Him tighter than ever before.

 Seek His truth, seek His promise, and let's get into our lesson, our Reflective Hour, the time we have together to bring His message.

Whenever I'm a little uncomfortable with the message and the delivery, I know He is at work, and I am merely His messenger. So let's see what He has.

 He put on me Hebrews 11 this morning, and when we read Hebrews 11:1, the King James Version,

Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

And when we look at the New International Version, Faith in Action,

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for, an assurance about what we do not see.

And then, we look at the Tree of Life Version.

The fateful See from Afar is its title.

Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of realities not seen.

A steadfast faith will see you through any circumstances that you are facing. The winds of change will blow, but where will you be standing? On the side of what is noble, what is pure, what is right? Or will you be standing on the side of the world? With the world's truth?

You need to make a choice of light or dark. And choose wisely, for the Messiah is coming.

In our lives, we make choices and decisions; We have free will. We make decisions that affect others. Do we steer them closer to the Truth or cast them to the wind, hoping they find their way?

What are you doing as a church leader?

Where are you steering them to wholeness, transformation, salvation, or towards the world's gospel, that message of prosperity?

Where does it say you will get everything you ask for?

And where does it say you will not suffer for the Kingdom of God?

Judgment is coming. Dark times are ahead. Have you prepared, My sheep, My bride? That's what He's saying. Or have you failed as a watchman on the wall?

Do you look to Him? That's what He's saying.

Look to Me.
Look to Me.
Look to Me.

Are you the bearer of the Truth, or are you tethered to a lie? Do you see the transformation of the church you attend? Do you see transformed lives, or do you see the world in the parishioners?

I'm speaking to the leaders and asking you, do you need to repent and turn back to the True Gospel before it's too late? Have you lost your way? Have you sought the Truth? Have you sought the Vine and tethered into the Vine, the Vine of Truth?

He's saying, get alone with Me like you used to before the pressures of tithes and the numbers of saved on church ledgers got to you, and you sacrificed your soul for a larger church, a mega-church maybe, a great following on social media, telling the people what they want to hear. So they keep coming back.

Turn back to Me, turn back to Me, turn back to Me. That's what He's saying. For narrow is the gate, and few find that narrow path.

Are you certain you're on the right path? Do you have peace as I say this to you? Or do you have conviction in your heart?

Father's saying, turn back to the Truth.

Turn back, turn back. The hour is near. Turn back to your first love. He's saying, seek Me, seek Me, seek Me. I'm waiting.

Just look at His Word. Look at some of the scriptures.

Psalm 124. Ezekiel 3:17-19, Ezekiel 33:6.

What does His Word speak to you? What is He saying to you today?

As you reflect on your practice, your current practice, your past practice in your church, your fellowship hall, those that you were called to steward, nurture, and show the Way, the Light. Are you doing that?  Or are you sacrificing yourself for a donor dollar, a large church donation, advancement in a political party, or advancement up the chain at work?

Or are you following the Truth, the True Gospel? Are you putting God first, seeking Him above all else, getting alone with Him in that secret place? Your prayer closet, wherever He has led you to, to be in communion with Him, in relationship with Him.

Can you hear the Whisper of His voice?

Is He guiding you during this tumultuous time?

These days, we're living in with natural disasters, man-made disasters, mass shootings, all these wars, rumors of wars. Times of famine, drought, plagues?

Where will you be when the next COVID hits or something comes to your door, virus, whatever it says in His Word that will happen in the last days?

Are you prepared? Is your congregation prepared?

Do they hear His voice? Do they seek the Truth? Do you have a relationship with Abba Father?

These are questions that I ask myself every day. How do I make sure that those He entrusts me to steward, that I give them Him, His Truth, and not my own? That I die to the flesh, pride of life, lust of the flesh, lust of the eye.

That I truly educate them and disciple them as He has called me to. So that they can survive in this world and thrive.

For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, the Kingdom of God. We are the church. Where two or three are gathered in His name, there shall He be.

Holy Spirit, just come. Have Your Way. Have Your Way in this reflective time that we have together. Let Your presence, Truth, and peace that surpasses all understanding guide them.

Maybe they're getting gently corrected today. I know You've done that to me on more than one occasion. Maybe that's what this is: a gentle form of correction.

Seek Him. Seek His truth. Get alone with Him and only let Him speak to you.  

No one else. Not your church elders, anyone that's got your ear, if you're a pastor, get alone with God, with the Father, that Father of Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Noah, Joshua.

Seek Him, seek His Truth and Comfort, for He is ready and waiting. 

Keep your lamp full because He's coming; we must be ready. 

What a great and glorious day that's going to be.

Thank you for letting me share this time with you and bring you the message He had for me today that He laid upon my heart.

Reflective Hour with Tammy Toney-Butler