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Yeshua, Our Champion Restorer!

(Part Three: Removing the Strongholds/Contradictions which Block our Faith)

The fallen flesh is basically one big stronghold – from which the enemy of our souls operates. We are born with a serious sin-festation, which must be expunged before we can draw near to our Holy God! And that is very bad news. Religion attempts to control the fleshly urges, through dedicated, learned ritual and rigid discipline! But God much prefers discipleship to self-discipline. Self-abandonment to His Messiah, and His ways – is better than trying to look like we line up! We will NEVER line up in our own power! We know this – and yet we frustrate ourselves and wear ourselves out with relgious exercises in futility! But we all know that if WE could have done it, Yeshua would not have needed to come! Why do we try so make His sacrifice worthless? Why do we not just embrace it with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength!? I will never understand the complexity and stubbornness of the flesh!

Basically, our Champion, Yeshua the Anointed One, has freed us from captivity to the fallen flesh with its curses and judgments against it – which was doomed to immortal torments of unspeakable measure. And has opened up His Kingdom to us, that we may rule it with Him! And He has made it possible for us to become a people worthy of accepting that offer! Only with Him, the hitch is that we accept it first, by Faith in what He says, and THEN He makes us worthy! How cool is that!

And I admit that I have still only partially grasped that wonderous reality! If I had grasped it all, I think, I would not still be struggling under parts of the curse! I would not have to fight my way into His presence every day! I would not be so easily pulled out of the Secret Place! But again, that's the bad news - the Good News is that I am struggling with many less parts of that curse than I used to – and I realize when I'm out and get my rearend back in there a lot quicker than I used to! So, progress is progress! Right? Of course right! Still, His Spirit is patient, but relentless, in working to completely rid me of all hindrances to His Anointing and Authority in my life! He is always working to expand my choices, to restore the original options!

I am working, with Him, to find the balances between reaping the crops which I've sown, while learning to weed out the worst, and sow better crops as I go! I am learning to discern between the crops I've actually sown, and the tares which the enemy of our souls just sort of slipped in there on me! And – this is a very important lesson - I am learning to not let other people sow crops into MY soil! People LOVE to blame others, and make them responsible for their sin! Few have grown the character and maturity required to own their own mess!

I am learning, more and more, to just trust to HIS pruning processes! Even when He is removing whole plants (that I thought were producing great things, only to find out that neither He nor I planted that darn thing, and its fruit wasn't what I thought! False Doctrines, and the like)! I am also getting more submissive to the removal of friends – whose company was not in either of our best interest, or our season of fruitfulness had simply came to an end. And I am learning to more readily accept His addition of new people, or a reintroduction of “old friends”, who once sort of rub me the wrong way – and still might, as Iron Sharpening Iron – but who sharpen my edge, and strengthen my mettle! In short. Trust is a large part of this process! Discernment is practically impossible without solid trust!

And in trusting, I am also healing, and becoming the person whom I always wanted to be, but whom my own plans and ideas always distorted into someone whom no one liked! Including myself! I am so thankful that I finally chose HIS plans for my life over those which I thought to be my own! I have come to see those thoughts instead as the plan of the enemy to keep me far away from God, so that He could destroy me - they weren't my plans after all!

His commission to us, if we accept it, and if we can endure His transformation process, is to go and let others know of this offer! By showing forth His praise, His Character, in our own lives, we both expose the rotten plans of His enemy, the plans of our mortal enemy for our destruction – and we enter into all the possibilities which come with Kingdom living! Then we begin to rise, level by level, into His glorious realities – such as - He took stripes for OUR healing – His Spirit works to bring back to us that which was lost – God will Bless our Bread and our Water and Will Take Sickness Away from the midst of us – and many other such wonderful realities. Realities which have little to do with our ability – but has more to do with our surrender, and with what we choose. We will talk more about that choice in the next part. For now just repeat after Yeshua, our Champion-Restorer, “Not my will, but Thine be done!”

Shalom Chavarim!

9/3/15

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  • I am a devoted follower of Yeshua, the Messiah. I have been married to Gene Duncan II for 37 years, and counting. I have 7 children, 3 boys & 4 girls - all grown up. They have been home educated, K-12. I also write, hence the blog (including, but not limited to: children's books, poems, and personal growth art. ) Please stay tuned as I share my personal journey through poems and writing.

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