In this modern era, everybody wants to be like someone else, they are chasing the thoughts of others. One day, I read the blog of my Godmother (Melody Allen), she explained beautifully, how this way of deception works and people don’t even realize how this deception has preyed them.
Look for a second, someone saw an advertisement of clothes on television and went to market to buy it, the ultimate purpose has fulfilled, there is nothing wrong to buy latest clothes, but it was the idea of someone else that you observed, now you are living the life of someone else, but you don’t even realize what you really wanted so you chose to follow the ambitions of someone else. You don’t even know what you really want so you just start pretending that you are also part of this mimicking world which is producing the dull people day by day. The sleep walkers, the dead bodies who don’t know, where they are heading, whether it is good or bad, they just want to continue this filthy life style.
There was an incident that occurred during the walk of Great Mind in Flesh
One day, one person started following Jesus and before leaving everything, he asked, Lord, let me first bury my father, ( it was very sad moment for him because his father died and he wanted to attend the service; but instead of following his own intuition, he preferred to ask his master).Then, Jesus answered Let the dead bury their dead. He was calling those people dead people, and I am sure He knew what He was saying, because those people just continued living what they were offered by the passed generation, they did not even think, what they were doing was good or bad/right or wrong, they just continued to do that.
This imitation ( to copy others ) started in The Garden of Aden , when first couple thought to be like God, Adam and Eve who were told not to eat a fruit. Then a new personality came, and lured them with a lie by saying, “they would not die but will be like God” they were stuck in deception. Eve only did argument until the other personality mentioned about being like God or how to imitate God. Then she did in the chase of being like Creator and brought forth a curse on herself and this humanity, then Abel and Cain came, Able who offered a sacrifice to Lord and found that sacrifice pleased to God, it was a ram but Cain, who wanted his offering to be good so he killed Abel as a sacrifice (therefore blood spoke, the sacrificial blood) and thought God would be pleased (the first human sacrificed), but it did not work, he got a curse on himself.
Let us look for a moment on the event that happened in Israel during the walk of Great Mind in Human flesh. Something happened at that time and He made that correct.
And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. (Mathew 9:27-30)
And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. (Mathew 20:30-33)
Jesus was healing everyone, who called them Son of David, but when a CANAAN WOMAN came He did not answer her.
And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. (Mathew 15:22-28)
Why did Jesus not listen to her at first?
But later, He heard her and made her daughter well.
Why was He ignoring her at first?
There was one thing famous in that time, whoever called Jesus the son of David, He made them well because He came as a son of David for Israelite. He did whatever they asked Him in the name of His father ( the son of David) but for Gentiles, He did not come as the son of David, but as “The Groom”, He is building His Body. He did not respond until she called her Lord. She was copying what others were calling Him in Israel, then she left the learnt (copied) way and said, Lord Help me, then He explained why was He not answering her, then He gave the example (through the instance of beast ; dog) and then He made her Child well.
When someone tries to imitate other, he/she is losing their own calling. Someone is good at management but if he starts doing preaching then, he is imitation and losing his own calling and from his preaching none will get blessings. Whether your way seems good but if you are doing it in imitating way, then be sure it is something which is robbing you. You may say, oh I am doing it for God, do you really think, God needs your help. He has His own way in good as well as in Evil, do what your spirit allows you to do. Don’t try to copy others.
There are levels, the levels of authorities, when one tries to break anyone of them and wants to access the top level at once, then he/she is bringing something which he/she does not capable of bearing. Like the king who went to temple for worship on his own but got leprosy because it was work of Priest to do that, because He tried to access the top level and tried to imitate the service of other and got curse on himself. Likewise, people are doing today, they imitate each other, in every way, just to be looked better than others. Don’t do that.
Ask yourself do you really want it, if so then why you want it?
If you have the answer of this question then prepare to have blessing or curse, because if it is imitation then you would have curse, but If it is spirit of God then you would receive blessings.
There was a man Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, who sold everything and offered to apostles, he found it good to do that and everybody praised. There was couple, who wanted to be praised, they imitated this way and sold everything but some part of money kept to themselves and other offered to apostles by saying full. Then they faced the wrath and died. ( Acts 4-5)
So there are serious results that were/are faced by people who imitated/imitates.
There is difference between following someone or imitating, when an individual follows someone it means that He is continuously observing him/her and adopting his/her lifestyle but when someone imitate, they just give a look and start trying to do that. Paul the apostle a great man of God, specifically mentioned about it, He said,
1Co:11:1: Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
He was advising people to follow him, as He was following Christ, because when people are told to follow God or Spirit of God, mostly they say, we don’t know how to follow the spirit of God or how to listen His voice? Paul knew it, He first shew people how to do that and then said everyone to follow Christ ( Spirit of God) as I am also following Christ. He did not mention to copy or imitate because he knew very well when someone copy they just study the lifestyle and start doing that, but when it comes on following, it takes time to develop the feature of the same. As people of today, they get fed up by visiting Sunday church but there are others who don’t get fed up because they don’t to visit the Sunday church just for showing off, they come with the will to please the Creator. They come for peace, they come for worshipping Him, they come to show their love to Him. Therefore, they don’t get fed up but those who come to impress others, who come to Church because they don’t have anything to do. They get bored in the Church because they imitate and The sword pierce them there.
When God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden, He did not let them know everything at once but He was revealing the things day by day therefore He came to visit them. But instead of following the real way to be like Him, Eve chose to listen the other personality and got the title of imitator.
If you are facing the problem of following the spirit of God and does not know how to do it, then ask you will be given as He said, when the another helper will come then lead you in all truth and will tell you the things to come. He said, the another helper. Helper is needed when the task can not be done by a single person. When God look on the sincere people and finds this or that one needs help then He grants Helper for that person and after they start enjoying His love.
When He comes then He let you know your calling Paul said, be in your call, so first ask Him to come and reveal unto you what is your calling then stay in it because He gave you it for a reason, just wait and let Him use it for His kingdom.
Follow what spirit says to you, go with the Spirit of Lord, as it reveals new things every day, don’t allow anyone to take away your own self from your, because God created you with uniqueness, that uniqueness will be used in better way for the welfare of people and building His kingdom on Earth.
Have your own life,