ZENITH KALEO - Divine Calling: Forgiveness - Regaining Your Power
Updated: Jul 28, 2019
The first level of forgiveness is the forgiveness that you experience yourself as you come to God and realize that things are far different than what you may have imagined.
The revelation that Jesus Christ, the epitome of the revelation of God within and to mankind, is the revelation that God is not against us but God is for us and has demonstrated just how sacrificially He is for us by what we call His incarnation, God becoming like us, God walking among us as Jesus, modeling for us what being a Son in His own image and likeness will look like and the kind of triumphs you and I can anticipate once we make the transition from earth bound children of Adam with all of its inherited limitations to becoming the sons and daughters of His own family and His own house. It was the best possible way for Him to show us first hand how much He loves us.
We learn it was actually God in Christ, reconciling the distant and fallen world of humanity to Himself once again (see 2nd Corinthians 5:19).
The apostle Paul in trying to get this same message to us said these mind boggling words;
"What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who then can possibly be against us, doing anything to oppose and triumph in opposition to us?
He who did not even hold back in reserve from us, sparing and preserving what at that time was His one and only Son, but gave him up into the hands of another who committed treachery against him, that treachery being committed against him for the sake of all of us, then tell me how will He not also, along with him, graciously and freely give and give and give to us us all things, pouring out favor and benevolence, lifting off of us all burdens, forgiving us and restoring us in splendor to Himself?" (Rom 8:31-32)
There is a divine theme that we must understand and it is this, that God has created you by the word of His own power and this means, because God is love, that you were created out of a God level love, for the purpose of knowing God level love, and for the purpose of revealing and manifesting as a son or daughter of God, a God level love in a unique expression of that love into all of the creation surrounding you, right now, today, in every way.
To put it more simply, God loves you beyond your wildest dreams and has an amazing purpose for your life and which powers and benefits already exist in the God level Spirit dimension. It is our joy and His joy together with us, to tap that which already exists.
But the difficulty is, in the spiritual arena, we are weighted with weights that are both spiritual as well as mental in the way they paint within us certain thought processes and emotionally charged imaginations that are designed to keep us from the discovery of who it is we really are so we do not engage the divine destiny that is uniquely us before the eyes of our infinitely loving Creator.
There is a spiritual entity, we are told, that is hell bent on keeping us in the dark, hell bent on keeping us from believing in the love God has towards us, hell bent on our suppression and oppression which, in its own estimation, has very good reasons to keep us bound and away from the light of God.
What are those reasons? It is that man and woman, in harmonic union with God, shining in their eternal purpose are the one power in the earth that can call for an end to the darkness that has plagued the earth, and this in fact is our mission.
"And God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.'
So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." (Gen 1:26-28)
There is of course a much larger narrative here than what we can put into this one post, but suffice to say in the creation of man who is granted the power of dominion and the power to subdue an existing enemy, in this the battle line is drawn, for a change of order is decreed upon the earth and redeemed mankind, male and female, is the direct extension of God equipped to bring such a thing to pass. (Note: for a 'big picture view go here).
And then there is you...and there is me...and there is your child...and there is your neighbor...and people from every tribe, every nation, every color...all with the same unified created destiny as they once again come into harmonic union with our Father, God.
And then there is the opposition whose spiritual identity is known by the word 'satan' meaning to oppose, to resist, to attack, to lie in wait, to accuse, to slander and to defame.
It is relentless, we are told, the spirit level attacks against our persons, projected attacks meant to slander our reputation, projected attacks designed to defame us, to steal and rob us of our 'fame' God designed for us as His splendid sons and daughters.
Did you know in the mind of God you are famous? He saw it before He spoke you into existence somewhere in the arena of eternity where His thoughts made you.
The following scripture is written of a day to come or maybe one that has already arrived if we can adjust our thoughts and believe the words we've been given;
"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceived the whole world: he was cast out from the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, 'Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is thrown down and laid prostrate beneath the feet, which always had accused them before our God day and night." (Rev 12:9-10)
All of the lies are designed to keep us from our eternal destiny, keeping us buried under the weight of unbelief regarding just how incredible the love of God is towards us.
As we mentioned in yesterday's post, forgiveness is a gift from God to us and it means: to lift up and to lift off, to take and carry away, to sweep something away and out, to be (as a person) lifted up and raised, to be supported, sustained, carried and exalted.
The love of God has provided by His own mercies is all that we need to silence the accuser, to provide for us a state of 'forgiveness' if we will receive the love, causing us to be lifted up into the very word of our incredible creation, releasing us to know the full inheritance He has provided us.
We learn that power is not in the oppression of life but in the lifting of life and lives.
The gift we have been given in having all of the negatives against us completely removed as Jesus Christ stood in the gap for us and said, "Bring it on. I'll take the blows. Give me all of them. Lay them all on me. The Father and I will show you who is boss!" is a gift we now get to share as the sons and daughters of God, extending the liberty we have received to all those whose lives we touch.
To know forgiveness is to know the restoration of your power.
To give forgiveness is the restoration of another's power.
We must, in the majesty of God our Father, become masters of both arts. The receiving of forgiveness and the releasing of forgiveness to others as models of our Father's love.
"What I have to say to you about favor is this, 'Her sins, which are many and large, are forgiven her, being lifted off of her; and now too, because of this the love she has is much, being very great and very large: but to those perceiving little about what is forgiven, likewise we'll find, they love just a little." (Luke 7:47)
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Rand - Growth Facilitator and Founder of Zenith Kaleo
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