Tuesday, October 6, 2009

In Christ Realities - Part 2

The revelation I have received about my translation from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light has helped me to realize who I am in Christ. I am a visual person. God has given me a the picture of first being a child of satan, ruled by my sense knowledge, and bound in the chains of separation from God. Before I was saved, nothing was ever "enough" for me.
New clothes were not enough.
Marrying a wonderful man was not enough.
A great job was not enough.
It was if I was walking around confused in darkness trying to grasp for anything that looked like hope, love, or peace. I just wanted to be satisfied and content. Each time I reached out for something I thought was "real", I realized it was all a lie. I was always looking for something to fill the empty void in my heart, but what I did not realize was that spot was my "God spot".
I want to go off on a small rabbit trail.
Do you know how you get a callus?
A callus is formed when a place on the body is exposed to an extreme amount of friction and/or exposed to increased amount of pressure. Our skin cells go into over drive to create a "band-aid" to protect us from future pain. The callus does not heal the sore. It just covers it up, making it insensitive to it's environment.

Deut 30:6 (The Message)
"God, your God, will cut away the thick calluses on your heart and your children's hearts, freeing you to love God, your God, with your whole heart and soul and live, really live."

Before God saved me, my heart was so covered with calluses that I was not even living. Satan had dominion over me, and all I knew was his lies about my inadequacies, my failures, my lack, and my loneliness. My 5 senses, my emotions, my feelings ruled my life, but God decided before the World was created to send His Son to shed His blood for ME. He called me by name before the stars started to shine, and planned to rescue ME. He brought Light to my life and showed me the Truth. He tore off the "band-aids" covering my wounds, and healed me COMPLETELY. The Truth set me free and filled me with hope, love, and peace! The TRUTH is who I am in Christ. The TRUTH is I am HIS OWN special, chosen treasure. (Deut 7:6) The TRUTH SET ME FREE! I am not ashamed of my failures, because in Christ God has worked them all out for His good. I am not ashamed of my inadequacies, because in Christ they qualify me for the HELP of the Holy Ghost. I am no longer lonely or empty, because in Christ my God spot is filled.

1 Corinthians 1:30 (Amplified Bible)
But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].”

I have always dreamed of a knight in shining armor, what about you? We have all been rescued by Jesus and been given an amazing gift, an new identity in Christ. That new identity makes us citizens of heaven with new rights, privileges, and authority. We haves His Wisdom, His Righteousness, His Consecration, His Redemption. I can walk into the Holy of Holies anytime, and not even smell like sin. I can be in the Presence of God, and I can hear His Voice. That is life. That is the life I have in Christ. I don’t have to travel to a temple to fellowship with my Creator; I just have to be still. The Spirit of the Great I AM lives inside of me, inside of every believer. True revelation knowledge of this news should cause every believer, regardless of their present circumstances, to be smiling from ear to ear!

This is the GOOD NEWS.

The GOOD NEWS isn't religion.

The GOOD NEWS isn't about denomination.

The GOOD NEWS has nothing to do with sin and people being "good"!

The GOOD NEWS is about our restored relationship with God.

The GOOD NEWS is the fact that Jesus tore the curtain, and we can fellowship with God anytime.

The GOOD NEWS IS about the JEALOUS LOVE MY GOD HAS FOR ME and YOU regardless of our past!!!

I am smiling from ear to ear, how about you?

Part 3 coming Thursday!


HappyascanB said...

Beautiful!!! I'm smilin'!!

Paige said...

Hey this was so good - isn't it great when we seek God with all our heart, soul & mind He will open our eyes to see!
Happy prayer day to you sweet lady.

jerriann said...

Wow chick-a-dee, this is good stuff. Big smile, really big.

Tamika: said...


Something about the name Jesus- it is the sweetest name I know. Oh, how I love the name Jesus!

What a mighty God we serve, angels bow before Him, heaven and earth adore Him.

God bless you...


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