>> Friday, January 27, 2012
We left off yesterday with we were created to glorify God...
One may ask how can I do that. I have been sexually abused, I have used my body shamefully, I have had multiple partners and I am not even 15 yet, I have strong feelings for women and I dont understand why, I am involved in a homosexual lifestyle...
God hates me right?! WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
Yesterday, we shared on how God's design for our sexuality is one of beauty and imagery of His relationship with us and the church...we also touched on you are not defined by what you did or what was done to you BUT WHO YOU BELONG TO!
This is GOOD NEWS...this is REDEEMING NEWS...this is written in the hopes that you understand you are not disposable, despicable, or disgusting... that you feel shame, guilt, and dirty these are things you "feel" they are not who you are!
Example: I have a 60+ woman who for the first time ever has shared she was molested by a neighborhood man when she was 8. It devastated her world...she is wounded and scared to this day...always feeling guilty and dirty...she carried this her whole life in bondage to a lie... a lie that kept her from living life to her fullest...from pursuing certain goals...she has been incapacitated because of the Father of LIES and without any help...without any intervention for 60 years her life was STOPPED and she looks back now after all these years...after coming to the FREEDOM IN TRUTH... and has so many regrets...she missed out on life...until now...her eyes have been opened her heart drawn to Jesus and she is Free at last because she has been REDEEMED by the Blood of Jesus!
I dont want this to be YOU...who ever YOU are! No matter what sin...no matter what physical sin that has come into your life...there is HOPE...there is HEALING...and there is LIFE in JESUS CHRIST...
So you ask, How? How can this be true? Your not alone, EVERY woman asks this who I talk to. Are you willing to not only read and listen but BELIEVE what I am about to share with you? It really is up to you...if the Holy Spirit is drawing you...you can be like this 60 year old woman or you can STOP the destruction of your life NOW.
Remember from the beginning of time Good vs. Evil, God vs. satan. Satan's desire is to counterfeit everything that is good and destroy it, to destroy anything good created by God ESPECIALLY us who has been created in His image. He has one goal... to keep us from full filling our destiny in Jesus Christ. If he can keep us in FEAR and stop us from being FREE we will be worthless to bring honor, glory and power to others in Jesus' name. His scheme to use sexual brokenness is working!
The scriptures are clear... God has characteristics, he has a reputation...and when tried He is ALWAYS found faithful... 2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Make NO bones about this...if we are in fear we are in torment from the enemy. HE lies to us and holds us back...Remember yesterday? He is like a violent roaring lion seeking to tear you from limb to limb to destroy your physical state from glorifying God.
We are all sinners...born into a fallen world...but not without redemption! Nor a REDEEMER for that matter!!! Hallelujah!!! The scriptures are given to us to teach us God's love for His people. HE loved us so much He gave His son's life to bear all that shame, guilt, and pain that you carry. HE came to be your KNIGHT in shining armor...to deliver you from the gates of hell...from isolating yourself...from feeling like there is something wrong with you, from feeling like you are thrown away trash.
Jesus Christ walks the back allies looking for what you feel like....picking you up...taking you in...and treasuring you. You become His trophy set on His shelf to show you off! He cleanses you white as snow, He clothes you and gives you His cloak of honor and then whispers how much He loves and values you...He even likes you...even when we dont like ourselves!
Today...your guilt, shame and ugly feelings can all be washed away! They can be exchanged for power, love, and a once and for all sound mind! I must tell you there is a catch...it does come to us at a great price...the BLOOD OF JESUS was shed to cover our sins...but once covered...once bought with the price of the Son of God...we no longer are our own...we are now HIS...WE BELONG TO HIM...the King of Kings and Lord of Lords over ALL the Universe!
We must put on our crowns...just as we put on the Lord Jesus in our clean up. We become...daughters of the King...we are adopted into royalty...we become joint-heirs with Jesus. Yes...joint-heirs with Jesus can you believe it?! You better believe it...if you dont believe its not yours and you wont use your inheritance wisely! Yes you have an inheritance...a spiritual one...let me share with you what this looks like....
Once a daughter...you immediately get a beautiful gift of the Holy Spirit that takes up residency inside of you. He is given to comfort you, teach you all things about Jesus and who you belong to, guide you, correct you and help you live your life like Christ. Then we have power...we are given power over the enemy who got us in our mess to begin with...in the name of Jesus by the Blood shed on Calvary we can command him to get behind us...he may not pass...we now have authority over him. But remember sweet sisters...you can have authority... but the power comes when we use it!
Knowing who we are in Christ changes everything we have ever known. There are some verses that you must remember strait up for your power to be exercised in you. You no longer have to live a defeated, paralyzed life! You can now forever STAND in Christ and use whatever misery has been apart of your past to glorify God in your future...after you have been set free...you can now in turn set others free!!!! Women need women...we need each other...we must be the hands and feet of Jesus to one another in times of crisis...to help stay focused on the finish line of life and not get sidetracked by the enemy's schemes to destroy us from the inside out.
Feeling alittle uncertain...how will people view you, feel about you, treat you....oooh come on girl...you have been living with that all too long now. Rise up and Stand! We must change your thought process...take every thought and tear it down into the obedience of Christ. Can I fill you in on a little secret...you are not alone...1 in every 4 woman have encountered possibly what you have...lets stop hiding...lets stop worrying about others...lets live life for US and JESUS!!!
These blogs are long...I am sorry...but I want to communicate the truth with you...here are your scriptures for clarity....
Romans 10:8-11 KJV 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Jesus lives! You can live too! He can raise you from your fallen dead state of just existing and bring new life into you. For Born again Believers everywhere...for those who claim to follow Jesus ...your destiny...your purpose and plan... that has been predetermined by God from the foundations of the world are all hinged on one principle.....
Knowing and Believing who you are IN CHRIST and living that out with all authority and power, is the key! Having confidence in Him and Him alone. If not, there is no power, there is no freedom, there is no life...it is in Believing and walking it out dear women of God. You can do this!
Who do you belong to? Jos 24:15 ¶ And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
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