Since April 4th, 2018, I have been in a Holy Spirit-led solitary confinement. Now, I am being led to come out and be amongst the people. I am finding as I come out of the spirit led cocoon it is requiring greater fortitude to deal with the spirits and fears of people. Mine and others. Satan wants to use his most powerful tool, doubt, to snatch the wings off this beautiful butterfly. I need strong meat to overcome and stand on the truth that he is a defeated foe. Therefore, it is my gift, empowerment and duty to keep him in his place and walk in my victory.
I can never forget or let my guard down because he is desperate — his time is short. He takes no days off and doesn’t do vacations or staycations. He is like the Ever-ready battery bunny. Always on the case. What say I to that? Because God is for me NOTHING can win against me. I strive to wear the full armor of God continuously, never taking it off — sleeping, bathing in it. Always ready for war. I must stand on wall, building with one hand and warring with the other. I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. It is up to me to acknowledge and live it 24-7.
Speaking to this need for stronger meat, I am being led to delve deeper into the Word of God. The Word of God is our weapon of warfare. It is effective and powerful, but only as powerful as the skill of the warrior who is applying it to the enemy. Which sword shall I use, the long broad sword? The dagger for close combat? The pocket-knife of forgiveness and love? Only by equipping myself through the Holy Spirit can I build a strong arsenal to will the war of faith.
As I delve and grow in the Lord, I am being pressured to live out loud the Word that is within me. I am being sifted, y’all. We are instructed with all our knowledge to get understanding (Gwendolyn’s paraphrase). There are key foundational scriptures that I quoted, shared, preached on and memorized. The one thing I didn’t have was understanding. Therefore, I wasn’t remotely effective in the kingdom. Because the scriptures were not rhema to me, I was powerless.
I am not talking about the deeper depths of the Word. I am talking about John 3:16, Romans 10:9 and such. I talked about the blood of Jesus and sang it will never lose its power, but the meaning of the shedding of the blood for my salvation was a foreign concept to me. The head knowledge did not match with the heart knowledge. I was living a knock-off faith, crippled, crazy and defeated. God’s mercy saw my need and is bringing me to new revelation knowledge of His Word. I am no longer striving to be a biblical scholar. I am a child sitting at the feet of my loving Lord and Savior. Sitting at his table and drinking from his spring of life. Because he loves me so and waited on me so very long, I remain on Gratitude Avenue. I can never thank him enough. I dare not waste a moment in time. I will not leave space for a rock to cry out to worship and adore my risen savior.
May you come to know the fullness of God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. They are “one” body with separate functions. Just as we are to strive to be one body in Christ, fulfilling our functions and living in the power and majesty of being in the Kingdom of the all mighty God. The Kingdom of God is here and now, and we need not wait until we die, or Christ come again to sit at the table of Grace with our Lord and Savior. The table is set and there is a Throne with your name on it. Come and Dine. Leave the crumbs under the table for those who do not know him.
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