Hello friends in Christ,What a crazy time we are in right now! We have a new president and he is jumping right in to shake the foundations of all that we have known for the past eight years. The spiritual shaking of our country is beginning as well, and it’s beginning in the church, with those who call themselves by His name – Christians. Have you been feeling intensity, anxiety, or manifesting physical symptoms of old ailments? If you have been feeling worse than ever lately, or heavy and weighed down, you may want to read this as healing may be found in a process of repentance and soul searching.
God is healing, but he wants to show you why YOU have bound yourself as a prisoner. Yes, infirmity, or sickness, can be attacks on our body by the enemy, but sometimes they are attacks that we have invited by how we have reacted to situations in our life experience. For months we have been praying in intercession, “Uncover everything that lurks in the darkness, bring it into the light! Purify us Lord so we can carry your glory and represent you well.”
Now, that is what is happening. That said, we have been having some physical ailments pop up or get worse in our bodies. Annoying things are getting more annoying… As I’ve prayed for the Holy Spirit to come in my prayer time, memories are coming to light with the pain as he touches it. Old issues that seemed buried have come to light – just as we have prayed.
God is taking the scabs off old wounds and looking deep inside to let us see what bitter roots, judgements, sins of attitude or lies live deep inside of us. In his presence, Erin yielding, God will bring up things that have been buried, things that need to be felt so healing, restoration, forgiveness and repentance can happen. It doesn’t take long.sometimes just our willingness to have a good cry or to look at one situation through God’s lenses. But, when we let go, we make room for more of God’s love in our being. There is a metamorphosis process taking place and there is a choice to participate with it or not.
Paul said he had a thorn that the Lord would not remove, lest he become prideful. We don’t know if the Lord removed it later. All we know was, at the time of that writing, there was some thorn, or messenger of satan, that was allowed to remain so that he would not be prideful. We don’t know at what stage of development Paul was in in his growth process, but in that moment he had a weakness. He submitted it the Lord and had to wait. Did God want to heal him or remove it? I believe so, but Paul had to grow in the are of humility to overcome it. It took submission.
Church, it’s time to look deep and to submit to the process of true healing. Submit to the process. USE that physical symptom to show you where you are trapped, so you can be free and go forward with the release process of change.
Here’s what it looked like for me… A few weeks ago, a fibroid, which is a usually benign mass in my uterus started expanding and hurting. It has never hurt before and has caused me early menopause. I’ve just turned 50 years old. I’ll skip some of the other interesting details about this timing, but this mass has been healed miraculously twice before, instantly. The first time, I lost four pounds after an encounter with the Holy Spirit. So, why is it back and why now? Instead of worrying about getting it healed right away or running to the doctor to tell him it was getting worse, I sought the Lord. I went into my prayer closet and asked the Holy Spirit to go to that spot. I felt it swell. This pulled me deeper into focus and I asked, what is stuffed down there? So many things came to mind that I had to deal with including trust issues, not walking in my identity and frustration from wrongs that had not been righted. Sometimes our flesh is harboring a mess! I have been asking the Lord to continually lead me.
Not long before this started, the Lord has spoken through a Cindy Trim video. She said, ” “A lot of you women are plagued with fibroids. Fibroids are an attack on your feminine ego?” That got my attention. I wasn’t sure what it meant, but I became attentive to the clue.
We all have STUFF we have ignored and burying it can lead to physical issues, that’s why we often need to repent, not just of sins that seem obvious, but of wrong thinking and beliefs. (Remember Romans 12:2)
Submit to God. Fully surrender to the heart cleaning process. Let him bring up the stuff you have not wanted to look at. You may need a partner or your spouse to pray over you as you let it go, but the Lord has been gracious as I followed his every whisper of direction. And, there are rewards to this sanctification process! In the process of letting go, revelation started to pour into me and I started to see what I could not before – details of the plans he had for me. Wow! It’s amazing what God can do with a person fully surrendered, and I wasn’t even there yet.
There is a lot more to this than what I can share, but returning to the original thought, Jesus is coming back for a pure and spotless bride. Many of us have buried heart issues that are stealing our joy, limiting room for Holy Spirit to dwell in us and making us incapable of carrying His glory in fuller measure. It’s time to submit to the process! Submit to the process! Submit to the process! That means that you can take a short rest to recover from the last revelation, but you have to get back on the train when he gives you another lead to follow. The time is short and it has to be completed now.
Matthew 21:43-44 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.” Falling on it is our choice. Being broken of our own pride and ego is better than being crushed. Which do you chose? Remember, Mary, the mother of Jesus, said “Yes” to the God and it changed the world. In fact THREE Mary’s said yes to Jesus and they were the first to see him after the resurrection.
I made the choice to go back to God when I read this. I prayed again and again, “I’m falling on the rock, break me to pieces and heal me. Break me to pieces and put me back together in your image.” Why? Because I felt the literal weight of the crushing that would come for those who didn’t submit to the is process.
God is refining his Bride in this hour. He needs truth bearers full of discernment because there is more deception than we realize all around us, even in the church. As the prophetic movement grows, there will be the true and the false. (Read Jude 3)
Revelation 3:14-20 “These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
What does lukewarm mean? It means mixture: some hot, some cold, some Jesus – some world. That is unclean. Jesus death took away the need for blood sacrifice, but he didn’t take away the need to repent. Our attitudes need to come to the cross and our life in the flesh needs to die with Christ on it.
Our God is fearsome and loving, but what we forget is that He is holy -Holy –Holy. He is to be feared for his power and loved for his Fatherly heart, but we cannot continue to neglect his words, change his teaching, and call it grace. GRACE is the power to overcome. Anything less is corrupted grace and is powerless to transform.
Are you ready for your transformation? Just ask. “Lord, I give you permission to uncover every unholy way that is in me so that I can carry your glory and move into my destiny. I don’t want to miss what you are doing and I don’t want to miss salvation. I choose to surrender. I surrender to you Jesus. Take my life and give me yours in return. I trust you. Amen.”