Wow, God is awesome. I can say for the first time in quite awhile in my life that there is a fire burning so deep down inside of me that it hurts. I have been praying for months that God would start to show me how He sees people, how He sees the world, and I have never felt such a heavy weight in my life. It makes me angry the way I have passively allowed the devil to dictate the way I see life. I am thoroughly ashamed of my passiveness and tolerance of the devil in me and in my friends making excuses at every turn for our behavior. I believe what I believe, and when others have disagreed I politely have gone my way, but my God will no longer allow such things in my life, He has opened up my heart with a new boldness. Lately I have not been able to shut up, literally. If you know me, I talk a lot, but lately it is on a new plane, almost to the point of excess. If you will give me but 5 minutes of your time, I will tell you what God has said to me, probably the story of my life as a metaphor for the church.
I complain at the way things are today in my life. Where is the “joy unspeakable”? Where is the power of God in my life? Where is the over comer? Where is the one who is called to move mountains? Where is the one who will chose to stand in the gap? Where is the one who will make a stand, a proclamation to the world that Jesus Christ is Lord? Where is the one who will cast out devils? Where is the one who will intercede for nations? Where is the one who will bring revival in the church? Where is the one who will lead nations to the foot of the cross? Where is the one who will heal? Where is the one who will raise people from the dead? Where is the one who cannot be killed by man until his life is fulfilled? Where is the one whom the demons fear? Where is the life? Where is the one with the rivers of living waters? WHERE IS HE!?!?!?!?!
I don’t care what denomination you “belong” to. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Mennonite, Calvinist, Wesleyan, or Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (OK, maybe not that one, lol), if you believe without any doubt that Jesus Christ came to the earth as a man born of a virgin, that He lived a perfect life as an example for you and me, that He died as payment for your disobedience (sin), and God raised Him from the dead, then you ARE the one.
There is something deep inside of you that He has placed there that is just dying to get out. For some ridiculous reason though we keep it buried under all that is in us, but all the while there is a deep utterance coming out of our spirit. Our deep crying out for the deepness of God. We must release this potential by the transforming the way we think, the way we live, the way we interact with God and man. I cannot speak for you, but I refuse to hold my spirit down, I will not allow my flesh to win this battle against the powers and principalities of the devil, our adversary. I cannot in my own strength accomplish this goal, but God has promised that He will make the way, He will give the strength, He will live IN me if I live IN Him.
“The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.” Colossians 1:26-29
- Father, never let me go and never let me be the same again You are my hope.