>> Thursday, January 26, 2012
From the beginning of creation there has been an all out war against God's holiness and satan's destructiveness. We have been affected by this war all through the ages. We have heard of horrific stories of such ciaos in the lives of people through the years.
For many of us, we may have been one of those who have a horrific story. I counsel with many women who have had unthinkable things done to them...they have been left confused, shamed, isolated, depleted, and feeling rejected by God and man...disposable.
I am led to share "my thoughts" on the way the world goes round. As we all have wondered Why? or Why Me? I keep coming back to this 1 thing. It is the 1 thing that only makes sense. It is the 1 thing that provides true answers with a sound foundation. Mind you, yes we live in a sin fallen world, bad things happen to good people...to innocent people...innocent children...
May I introduce a concept that I believe will bring healing and hope to a hurting sect of women? May I speak directly to you.... keeping in mind...I understand we are all at different levels in our hurting and healing...this is not meant to minimize any one's experience at all...we need love...nuture...and healing is a process that should be walked out with a trusted confidant. However, so many still struggle with why and so, I would just like to make a suggestion that may make sense to someone. It has made sense to me :)
From the foundations of the world God has had a design. God has created all things with extreme details on the way life should take place when lived out according to His design. God has known you by name, He formed you in your mother's womb, He has born you with a plan and a purpose. God is good, holy, righteous, He loves us with an everlasting love, we were created in His image, for the sole purpose to glorify His name, to live out His image in our mortal bodies.
God has a game plan....so does satan His arch enemy...whose plan is to destroy everything good created in the name of Jesus Christ...The scriptures describe satan as a roaring lion seeking to devour you...thats a violent death...seeking the earth to pounce on and tear apart limb by limb...on that note we can take into account we are in an all out war with an evil spirit that wants us dead...physically...more so spiritually. Satan wants to destroy any and all opportunities for our spiritual man to come alive in Christ and mature. Satan knows what you will be in Christ...he works hard to keep you from achieving your destiny in Christ.
2Co 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which [vail] is done away in Christ. 2Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Ok so we see what we are up against. We are a bulls eye from birth...and for some...as small children...young adolescents...to young adults we will have experienced some horrific, harsh, attacks against our physical woman in order to destroy our spiritual woman. For some this may have happened once...for others multiple times....for some we have yet to possibly experience...all this to say....
God created sexuality in us for good...for pleasure and security in one person for life...a covenant in marriage one woman to one man for life to live out a relationship of intimacy that represents the closeness that God desires with His Church. When God leaves his fingerprints on what He designs...we are safe and secure in knowing this is good...just as He said after each creation...we say it is good when we are in Him.
Satan has tried to counterfeit and destroy sexuality to make it dirty and destructive. He will leave hurt, wounds, guilt, shame, the spirit of death hoovers...his fingerprints are dirty and ugly and leaves us feeling used and abused. So he uses what he believes will destroy us the quickest and cause us to turn our backs on God so we will never walk out our true purpose on earth for the kingdom of God.
Can we look at our sexual brokenness as a means to destroy us from the great plan we were meant to live out. The abuse leaves many a woman paralyzed and helpless...satans idea works...it leaves many a woman hating God, turning away from the only Source of Help and Healing...again satans plan is working...It destroys the mind of what sexuality was created for and breaks down the plan for beautiful intimacy in God's design...again satans plan is succeeding.
Satan is cunning and influences and uses humans to do his dirty work...and many who fall victim to satans schemes become our attackers...they too are caught up in the evil vicious cycle of destruction...many being possessed by satan...as it is the only means to do such horrific things to another person.
Yes it is WRONG and Yes it deserves punishment...HOWEVER...we women must fight back...we must find it in ourselves to know God has a beautiful plan for our lives and we must seek Him to have it fulfil us. We have been lied to and deceived...we ourselves must repent for turning our backs on God and having our fellowship restored with Him and In Him that we may be Healed from the physical damage and trust in the Power of our Spiritual woman. The Holy Spirit desires to come in clean up house and send all of our tormentors packing! If we look at this from a competitive view...we are not going to let satan win and take us out of the game.
Please know....I understand...hiding in the valley for so long in isolation has weakened your muscles and you have a hard time climbing the mountain before you...spend sometime healing and strengthening yourself to start the climb of Victory. When you get to the top...you will see a whole new perspective on life and begin to charge into the enemy's camp and take back what belongs to you. You may even begin to help others...you may begin to ....live out your true destiny.
You all have watched Cinderella for years she was stuck in a castle dungeon to be the slave to an evil stepmother and stepsisters...who literally were robbing her of her destiny...keeping her from living out what she was meant for...until one day...she was giving the opportunity to escape...she seized the moment...SHE proactively...intentionally...made a CONSCIENCE descision...the Prince just may be for her!!!! Despite her rags, her shame, her poverty...she got COMPETITIVE GIRLS...SHE RAISE UP OUT OF HER PIT AND CLAIMED VICTORY OVER DEFEAT...NO LONGER WOULD SHE LIVE IN THE DUNGEON BUT NOW IN A CASTLE OF GLORY! We too have a castle of glory with JESUS CHRIST!!!
I know its hard to understand...why...It may be because God is going to use you to change a church, a community, a country...it may be because God is going to use you to change a classroom of kids, it may be because God is going to use you to share the good news to a tribe of people in an unknown territory half way across the world....and satan doesnt like the idea of YOU being worth anything good..so he attacked your persons to bombard you with tormentors to paralyze and keep you from being all YOU are suppose to be in the Lord.
I wonder if we all looked at such a physical catastrophe to the heart of a woman as a spirtual catastrophe we would come to see the greater reprocutions in the spiritual. In the physical state it just involves us as an individual...however in the spiritual if satans schemes work and keep us from our destiny...so many others suffer from never encountering the love of God through us and satan's plan of defense has been more succesful than even he could have imagined. We will never know if the Prince is for us...unless we go after it. We are not defined by what has happened to us...we are defined by who we BELONG to...You are a daughter of the KING!
Please know I am not trying to minimize a tradgey but help find purpose in why it would even happen. Does this change us....YES...does this take apart of our souls...YES...will we ever forget it...NO...will we ever HEAL...YES IN JESUS CHRIST...can anything good ever come from such evil...IF WE LET IT...IF WE LET IT....IF WE LET IT...IF WE LET IT...IF WE FIGHT AGAINST IT...CLAIMING HIS VICTORY WE CAN BE HEALED AND THEN HELP OTHERS AND THEN USE IT FOR HIS GLORY...WHICH BRINGS US BACK TO WHY WE WERE CREATED IN THE FIRST PLACE!
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