I think as Christians, we start out believing in the Cross and all that was done there by the Christ, the Son of God. I believe we start out understanding the Gospel Of Grace, knowing all of our sins have been forgiven, but then we can forget…most likely because our flesh has always felt a need to be in control and the enemy wants us to believe he is so powerful and undefeated. The Israelites said they could do all that was required in their own power back at Mount Sinai; and Adam and Eve wanted to be like God (Satan blinding them) forgetting they were already made in God’s image. We somehow think we can, as the Nike commercial says, JUST DO IT! Here is what Paul told the Galatians, who had seen it all- born again, receiving the Holy Spirit, and miracles:
- “You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain-if indeed it was in vain? So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?” Galatians 3:1-5 NASB
I really want to go back to something so simple, child like-child like faith-yet I believe many believers are not walking in this understanding because the enemy has veiled what happened at the Cross and in the Resurrection. Recently the Lord has been changing the way I see His kingdom in huge ways. Why? Because I had asked to see Him as He sees me and He answers this because it is what He desires too.
A week ago, the Lord gave me a vision that helped me understand something I wanted deeper revelation about. It was the Power of the Cross and the Power of His Resurrection. Let me back up a little. You need to know that deliverance has been something I have found myself involved in many times. I love seeing lies exposed and people set free in the truth of Jesus. In this walk sometimes you learn by fire or at least I have. I have watched and worked with others who learned by being thrust into difficult situations. I bring this to the forefront to say that it is really imperative that you know who you are and Whose you are in these situations. There is so much fear in the Body of Christ regarding deliverance and I think it stems from not being sure of Who you are in Christ and so that is part of why I am sharing this. I also believe that in future times we will need to have this understanding. We need to know who we are and Whose we are as we walk in these times.
So with no further ado….
The Lord was telling and showing me this so I am hoping I will be able to articulate it. I amasking the Lord to reveal it to every person who reads this. The Cross is where the enemy, Satan, was defeated. It is where the Just, “Jesus”, was the sacrifice for the unjust, “us”. He took all of our sins, condemnation, disease, upon Himself and gave us His holiness, redemption, cleanliness, sonship/daughtership, beauty, love, righteousness, sinlessness. (Romans 5:12-21, Romans 6:6, Isaiah 53) A simple yet profound truth.
What the Lord showed me is how we, as Christians, walk in the Cross and walk in His resurrection power. I saw a person with the Cross running through her and His Resurrection Light all around and through her (see picture). We literally encompass both as we walk in this world.
I believe many of us have been taught ways to engage or fight the enemy and the Lord is telling me that we need to Just keep our eyes on Him and what He has already done. God wants us to know who we are in Him: a representation of Him walking on the earth, a representation of ALL that He did at the Cross and in the Resurrection which is the real reminder to the enemy of what happened there. When we walk in this simple assurance then we know who we are in Christ, we must keep our eyes on Christ who is bigger. Remember, He said every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. We are walking out His calling in this dark world to be the light. When we walk this way every demon will flee and will have no power over us. We can walk in every situation, that He calls us to, fully knowing it is not us who accomplishes this but it is ALL Him. We are the walking testimony of what Christ did on the Cross and in the Resurrection. (Revelation 1:9 and 12:11). I walk in the reality of the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony; which is what Christ did for me at the Cross. This means I am walking In the fact that the enemy is already defeated. I in no way can take any credit except that my faith is in Jesus, which again points to Him, not me, because He drew me to Himself and gave me the ability to say yes to Him, Wow!! Us walking in the understanding of who we are and Whose we are proclaims the defeat that already happened to the enemy through Christ. We are the walking proclaimation of the cross, IT IS FINISHED!
I entitled this blog, Just Be My Child because I was talking to my good friend, Melanie Prinz. She is an amazing mom and is much like Jesus because she is walking out the understanding of who she is and Whose she is, going from glory to glory. She is the kind of mom I desire to become as I grow with my kids. Her children are a little older than mine and I have been her friend for nearly years. She is amazing to me and even now as I try to relate her heart, I begin to have tears well up in my eyes with the beauty of how she exemplifies Christ’s heart. Here is what she said:
- My kids, all of them (because some are married now and those are her kids too), know at any time they can come into my house and whatever they need they know they can have. If they need to borrow my clothes, eat my food, need vitamins or essential oils, no matter what it is, they can come and get it. Just be my kids. This is exactly what the Lord says- just be My child. Whatever you need just come without fear. He just wants us to know we are His child, His beloved child, open arms, open door, open heart. Some of us understand this -just being His children and some of us don’t yet fully understand this and are hesitant to just be His child.
We are representatives of what Christ did. He fully stepped in and took all the negative and left us with only positive- so we literally walk in the Cross and the Resurrection-in ALL that He did. The Power of what He accomplished lives in us and through us and every demon can not stand us knowing who we are in Christ. They have to bow their knee to Christ. That is the key to wining warfare….Just Be My Child….knowing who you are, Whose you are and receiving ALL of the benefit of Just being His child.