DEVOURING the WORD OF GOD…. SINCE MY RETURN HOME TO THE KINGDOM!
READING ISAIAH AND JEREMIAH FOR HOURS. Time seems to be compressed into flashes… like the rapturing of my Spirit into the WORD OF GOD.
I find myself seeing the future in the past and in AWE of how the past can be so ghastly similar… in Wickedness! and Goodness! Opposites at war just as we are today.
What good is the “Whole Armor of GOD” if we still have fear in our SOUL!
It is not just a matter of the heart but the mind. They must agree for a thing to be done? Does not scripture say: Where 2 or 3 agree it will be done? If the heart and the mind agree it will be done…!
If the heart and the head are at war… we all know the chaos that goes on in our soul creates all kinds of stress… emotionally and mentally… eventually physically!
We can’t focus!
We can’t sleep!
We eat to comfort our soul but that only makes the stress worse when we find it does not satisfy or solve any of the PROBLEMS… that caused the war in the first place!
FEAR! COUPLED WITH DOUBT AND WORRY… 2 AND 3 IN AGREEMENT PARALYZE FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE.
IS IT TRUE… PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR?
The real question then, of course,… IS OUR LOVE PERFECT?
We certainly can not blame GOD! We know his love is perfect!
Who dies for someone steeped in sin, wickedness and ignorance?
I can bet not one here on earth would die so some criminal could be set free!
Though I have to confess it seems like the world has gone mad setting the criminals free and putting “christians” on the chopping block!
So back to Perfect Love?
Can one be free of fear without perfect love?
Can some one Love without TRUST?
Can one Trust without Love?
I will say by experience… You can not Love without trust, BUT you can TRUST without Love.
We do it every day… we trust our GOV’T???? I thought that would make you laugh!
We trust our employer… AGAIN I CAN HEAR THE LAUGHTER!
We put our “TRUST” in our cars, people in our path every day, our mail people, our Dr.s, medicine, food… the list goes on and on but you get the “jist” of it all. We don’t necessarily LOVE… all those things. But we Trust them to do what they SAY they will do.
SO HOW DOES LOVE DIFFER?
We open up our soul, spirit and body to some one we” LOVE”.
Sometimes…. we still get burned.
Then we go about with more armor on to shield us from the unknown.
It gets harder and harder to TRUST and to LOVE any one or anything!
What do we do?
We gravitate to things we can control!
Whether people or things.
We go out of our way to avoid anything we can’t control!
BUT… When we know we can control a situation… a person… a thing…
We Kinda Get a little PRIDEFUL, arrogant, mean and take for granted those things we consider CONQUERED!
NOW… All this being said, WHY DO WE FEAR THE DEVIL?
If GOD has given us ARMOR satan cant penetrate… why do we fear something that can’t touch us?
We FORGOT… to read the DIRECTIONS that came with the ARMOR!”
Where are those directions… giving us instruction how to use the ARMOR?
YEAH YOU GOT IT…ITS THE WORD OF GOD!
THE WORD OF TRUTH!
THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH …. HE has to be the interpreter!
We go trying to interpret the spiritual things by earthly means…natural language and what happens…
satan laughs in our face and twists the WORD to make us feel stupid!
OH GOD HELPS US SURRENDER OUR PRIDE-FULL-NESS!
YEAH… YOU HEARD ME… FULL OF PRIDE ….
We think we know what GOD means…
and we can’t even control our own SELF!
This is only to stir you up… to build a relationship with the Interpreter of the WORD…
He is the only TEACHER that can reveal the TRUTH to you…
Never Trust a HU-MAN! We all have weaknesses and we ALL fall on our faces from time to time to keep us seeking the TRUTH-ER!
We will never know it all!
We will never have all the answers to every problem.
Everyone’s path is different…
How can we help someone where we have never experienced what they have been through?
We can offer compassion, encouragement! It is a requirement… so that when we fall others will show us compassion and encourage us!
One must learn to TRUST GOD before you can LOVE GOD!
AS TRUST GROWS. LOVE GROWS. CONFIDENCE GROWS.
The TRUTH brings about a transformation… FEAR has no more power over the SOUL.
This is when the ARMOR takes us to a whole other level of CONFIDENCE!
WHEN YOU KNOW… THAT YOU KNOW… THAT YOU KNOW….THE TRUTH !!!
SATAN HAS NO MORE POWER TO OVERCOME YOU, deceive you, twist the WORD!
THAT…. IS THE POWER OF LOVE!
THAT IS THE POWER OF BEING FEAR-LESS!
THAT IS… THE ARMOR OF GOD HE GIVES… YOU!
What “GOOD” is armor if you do not know how to use it? It is worth-less!
There is a cost… “TIME”… and SACRIFICE everything… to learn how to use the armor!
It is “WORTH” everything… it becomes PRICE-LESS… a PRECIOUS TREASURE!
It becomes a GARMENT OF GLORY the devil will flee from when he sees you coming!
Now that… is what PERFECTED LOVE IS ALL ABOUT!
KNOWING GOD GOT YOU COVERED… HEAD TO TOE… inside and out!
It is just getting to learn… how to use each piece of armor and then practicing… what you were taught… guess what… that takes trials, tests, troubles, tribulations…problems… to teach you how to maneuver effortlessly in your armor!
PRACTICE! PRACTISE! PRACTISE!
YOU CAN’T MOVE ON UNTIL YOU LEARN HOW TO USE EACH PIECE!
THAT MY FRIEND TAKES “TIME”!