Perfect Love casts out all fear.
I’m here in Cabo Mexico for some time with family and friends.
Still, my heart yearns for my quiet times with My Jesus! Its especially fun when I’m reading His Word with The Spirit opening my eyes to His Revealing and my ears are hearing “It’s all about the Benjamins” (classic hard rock resort music) – let the battle continue. Not the song I would have chose but I remember those days, and I realize now my pilgrimage. I found myself jostling to and fro while my heart was heavy into His Word.
His Revealing today from 2 Years of Standing Firm on Holy Spirit Iron Faith and Patience, Steadfastness In Him.
I knew i was being compelled not because of the cross of Christ, not.at.all. My convictions were strong In Him. Yes, I knew the cost and I counted it.
Reading all of Galatians, this verse put me at a screeching halt: Galatians 6:12 (it never left my heart or mind for 2 days) God stopped me at the word Compel. That lead me to the latter part of the verse of why? Then I thought of when Jesus had to tell satan to back up when Peter was trying to Compel Jesus to not listen to The Father’s Will. The floodgates of His Spirit In me kept opening up to the word Compel and then the first 2 letters of that word CO.
Lets take a look:
Whats does CO mean?
- : with : together : joint : jointly. coexist
VID (according to medical term)-. Very Important Disease. Vaccine Induced Disease
In looking at the breakdown of this prefix and acronym, makes me shutter as if the devil himself is waiving his forefinger to come this way. Picture it. The only thing i know is that His Mercy is New and He is personal with every believer. So while i don’t know all things it is my responsibility to share God’s Grace to me. And He is The God of All Grace.
Not sure what your experience was but this was intensely mine for 2 hard years and i walked right through the valley of the shadow of death, mocking, shaming, the whole 9 with Jesus and He brought me to the other side which lead to Iron Faith, Freedom.
Lets not Compel one another to stay safe for the sake of avoiding govt mandates or perhaps the delusion of gaining the world, protection from illness, Job loss, business loss, govt spies and fines, ect. I knew my mandate was to Compel the doubters to Christ, get real with death, and keep walking in The Way.
Just do it, the media, family, friends would say.
My response was a straight no and for what and why?
To get everyone off my back I said something I thought would never happen. God please help me here, so He gave me a major merciful help. He told me exactly what to say. “I tell you what, if God sends me on a mission trip to Africa to see our kids, i’ll do it but only for that.
I held on to that for a whole year, it was my saving Grace for the moment in the middle of crazy, plans were being made, Prayers were being Prayed and you know what God did?
He removed the whole mission. Completely cut it off at the neck, in a rather harsh way and something that still wrecks my heart because i lost many things dear to me, but even still, I Trust God. I don’t know all things like He does.
Those who want to make a good impression in the flesh are the Ones who would compel you to be circumcised – but only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Holy Holy Holy God Wow.
From then on Jesus began to point out to his disciples that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, be killed, and be raised the third day. Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, “Oh no, Lord! This will never happen to you!” Jesus turned and told Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me because you’re not thinking about God’s concerns but human concerns.”
Stand Firm. We are The Lord’s and His Grace is sufficient for our weakness. I’m a living testimony delighting to share in my weaknesses so Christ’s Power can rest on me.
Pilgrims, journey on, share your story on how you gained Christ because of loss.
Grace and Peace,