November 3, 2015
I Am Freedom
Proverbs 20:30 Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, as do stripes the inner depths of the heart.
Truth is a most powerful word and it occurs 223 times in 210 verses in the New King James Version of the Bible, so there certainly must be something to its implication for our lives as believers.
I got up yesterday morning in much the same way as I always do; bright (well not always!) and early (always!). This practice of mine has endured over the years in order that I might get on top of my day. I fixed my coffee and then listened for the Holy Spirit to guide my prayer life in a very specific manner that morning. Intercession can be intense and I always try to make certain that I “pray down” the will of the LORD. I concluded with praying out loud scripture, got up, shut up, and began to walk through my day.
After an hour or two, I became burdened with something that I could not place my finger on. This type of occurrence has taken place many times over the span of the last twenty years, so I knew there was an internal truth that had to be dealt with. I began to speak and moan to the Father (out loud), for I have always known that we never served a mind meld God (like Spock), and the more I spoke of the dilemma at hand the more I realized that I had been the cause of much of this, not God. The situation (my deeply ingrained thought pattern) had to be pulled up by the root in order that I might be set free. This particular thought had taken such a deep root that I truly believed it was the way I was ordained to live. I discovered through many tears, coupled with repentance, that I had been deceived and this was never God’s intention. I was the one, however, who had to admit the truth to not only myself but to God. Then as usual I was delivered, being set free by the power of the Holy Spirit.
What I have tangibly witnessed over and again in individuals who really, truly love the LORD is great deception by the enemy as truths are not faced and come to terms with. Truth can be debilitating for a time, and yet liberation must occur in order that one might walk in the fullness of one’s divine destiny.
Our true freedom is a gift, which was paid with a heavy price. Many shout out freedom (in Christ) but have no clue as to what that really entails. We, as His followers, have been given a mighty inheritance that I see rarely embraced in its fullness. It is time to stop pointing fingers at others, accusing them for your lot in life, and grab hold of that same finger and turn it back to your face, for “they” (whoever they are), are not the problem. Whom the Sons sets free is free indeed, but I see many who still are behind the bars of condemnation, abandonment, self-hatred, generational curses, depression, lack and lust. YOU are the problem because you will not allow God to deliver you. You have to face the truth as hard as it might seem.
The cross brings healing of the spirit, soul, and body, but you have to go to the Father in order to receive it.
Much love this week…