Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Freedom from those hidden hurts

A friend of mine and I were talking the other day. As I ruminated upon our convo, the Lord showed me this:

He reveals the deep things of darkness
    and brings utter darkness into the light. He makes nations great, and destroys them;
    he enlarges nations, and disperses them.
He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason;
    he makes them wander in a trackless waste.
They grope in darkness with no light;
    he makes them stagger like drunkards (Job 12:22-25)

Woe to those who call evil good
    and good evil,
who put darkness for light
    and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
    and sweet for bitter  (Isaiah 5:20)

Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
    wisdom and power are his.

He gives wisdom to the wise
    and knowledge to the discerning.
He reveals deep and hidden things;
    he knows what lies in darkness,
    and light dwells with him. Daniel 2:20, 21b,22

All of the above point to the fact that sin (whether committed by us, or visited upon us as a result of the disobedience of our forefathers), will cause us to rot away, like having a cancer. All those things in you and I: shame, rejection, non-ability to self-advocate or seek the desires of our heart, will destroy us – albeit insidiously. We must fall on our face before our Father in Heaven and ask Him to clean out the effects of sin from our heart, bring them into the light, and set us free, for

[…] a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:35-36

God wants, no commands us to be free in Him, because until we are, we are robbing ourselves of what He wants for us, and disobeying Him, in not confessing our sins to him. And those things in us that I have mentioned before are sin, plain and simple.

So be free, brothers and sisters, and walk in the freedom God intended for us to walk in.

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1


I will walk about in freedom,
    for I have sought out your precepts. Psalms 119:45

Therefore, be no longer held captive and enslaved by those sins that were visited upon you, and hold you in darkness: walk in obedience, so that the Lord may bless you “above and beyond all that you could hope or ask…”

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