THE REVOLUTION IS ON! - Blog 103
Spiritual Warfare & The Book of Revelation
Every point of faith is a point of trust. But what is it that we are trusting? On the one hand it is God, right? And that's our first hurdle because God is Spirit.
How do you trust a Spirit?
How do you trust what you cannot see with the current visual, spectral capacity of your eyes?
You of course will have to get spiritual eyes to see spiritual things.
This, no one else can do for you as God calls only individual hearts. Do you trust God and His intention towards you?
But what is it about God that we are trusting?
What is it we can cling to when all we have is an instruction, a word, and the storm that we see is breathing out some serious threats?
Into what can we root ourselves and grasp onto when all hell is breaking out against us and everything looks contrary?
Surely he will not be shaken, he will not fall or be overthrown at any time forever. The one harmonizing with God will not be forgotten but is continually remembered at all times into eternity.
He will not fear the assault of malignant distresses. His heart is fixed (securely founded, intently attached), trusting in the LORD.
His heart is sustained and it is revived. He will not be afraid for he will see in his eyes the narrowing, the stringent binding and destruction of his enemies.
He has dispersed what he was given. He has given strength to those in need. His harmony of expression is now eternal. His rays of light will be raised up on high and honored.
The wicked will see this and will be grieved. He will gnash in anguish with his teeth and melt away. What the wicked intended will be blotted out and it will be caused to vanish (Psalm 112:6-10).
In these times of examination, what we face is a decision of the heart.
In times of testing the temptation is always to seek relief in the shortcut that will certainly be offered us and believe me, the shortcut will always be provided, but the shortcut will not be from God.
No one doubts the fear is real and the storm is real and the battle you are facing on the one hand is real.
But during the height of the conflict, you will always be offered a shortcut that seems so close to what the instruction said and if you just take this one shortcut, you can stop the pain.
Wouldn't that be a relief?
Isn't this what the serpent offered Eve in the garden? A shortcut to wisdom? And what of Jesus in the wilderness being so hungry after 40 days of fasting. A shortcut to a meal?
Then it was a shortcut to the angelic ministrations of heaven? Then it was a shortcut to ruling the world?
In matters of the heart there is always the way of trust, even though it leads through the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
The shortcut with which we are enticed and lured to turn to in order to find comfort in another god (spirit) will short circuit our own doorway to greater capacity to influence our metrons for the splendor of Christ.
The test is there for you to draw near to God and then, like the Son demonstrated, move beyond that point in the power of the Lord.
But what is it that we're trusting? Is it the fact that we have a word from God and it is impossible for God to lie?
Yes, it is that. But there is something more, something deeper and more subterranean that reaches to the very axis of our being. The thing we are trusting, or not, is the knowledge of His love for us;
That He would give you this gift that is in perfect blended harmony with the very riches of His own splendor, to wax strong in influence of power by means of His Spirit within your inner man,
What I mean is, that Christ may settle into the habitation of your hearts by means of faith, so that you BEING ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN LOVE may be able to comprehend along with all of the saints what is the full breadth, what is the full length, what is the full depth and what is the full height,
And to perceive with full feeling at the deepest and most intimate degree what is the love of Christ for you, that frankly exceeds all conceivable ability for us to fully grasp, so that in purpose, you might be filled to overflowing with the with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:16-19).
If at some point you doubt the love, you're likely to take the shortcut. It really is that simple.
The shortcut will become your refuge of faith, the place you run to for comfort and to make the storm go away.
I can tell you that it will not work because the shortcut is a lie and comes from the father of lies (see John 8:44).
How many times have I short circuited a powerful miracle from God I can't say? I can think of some major ones I never saw though, but now I can't get those moments back.
But, I have the future and so do you.
For in Christ who is Jesus, it does not matter if you have been physically circumcised or if you have not been physically circumcised. What matters is faith, and the thing which activates faith, making it come alive and become operational is the energy of love (Galatians 5:6).
No, in all of these things we are far beyond mere conquerors by means of him that loves us. For my persuasion is in this, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present in this moment, nor things that are yet to appear, nor anything in the heights, nor anything in the depths will be able to separate us from the love of God residing within Christ who is Jesus (Romans 8:37-39).
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