I am back from a wonderful trip with my family and extended family. We enjoyed a plane trip over the “pond” landing in Rome. We spent a couple of days there and boarded a ship traveling to Pisa, Italy; Toulon, France; Barcelona, Spain; and Ponta Delgada, Portugal; after that we sailed across the Atlantic to Florida. It was all an adventure. I love to see people, culture, building architecture and history.
As we flew back home from Florida, I was asking the Lord why I hadn’t had a great revelation while away. I mean there was something that I had talked about before with family and friends that I will be writing about in the next few weeks but nothing new. All of a sudden, He directly asked me a question, “Are you afraid?” All of a sudden I was taken through my entire trip and realized I didn’t once have a panicky feeling on any of the plane rides, no fear about where we stayed, where we walked, no fear on the ship being in the middle of the water. No fear the entire trip!! Now some of you may say, “Hey, that isn’t a big deal!”, …but for me this is HUGE.
Before the Lord had helped me realize who I am in Him and Whose I am two years ago, I would have fear plague me on trips….almost all the time. I had been taught by actions of my leaders around me and books I had read that the enemy is bigger than God in me. Yes ,they would say the opposite but their actions showed what they really believed. I know most of you will say, “Hey, that just isn’t true!”, ….but what are your actions saying? Now I am sure, some of you are already living a fearless life. But for me, I now know I wasn’t. I would say I was free from fear but my actions and belief system did not line up with the statement.
Before on trips, or everyday life I had to be careful where I went, who I talked to, what building I went into, where I stood, and the thought of not hearing the Holy Spirit in every step caused me to be bound up in a huge ball of fear. If I misstepped I could get sick, attacked by the enemy or for that matter it could impact my family–somehow the enemy was going to attack me and/or my family. Even though I said, “He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world”, I didn’t walk it out (1 John 4:4). So, that meant it was not a core belief….it was only talk and wishful thinking on my part. It was not what I truly believed. This is what I believe many Christians struggle with many times without realizing they are. How do I know; because I lived it and am now free.
So, what changed this for me was the realization of who I am and Whose I am. The reality of what Christ did for me, for the whole world, on the Cross. I know with certainty that the Triune God loves me, lives in me and is always with me no matter what I have done wrong or what I may be doing right. The truth is that He lives in me, not because of what I have done but always because He did His part and my part in this covenant relationship. Just like He did with Abraham. But this is a New Covenant, a better covenant. For He lives in us all the time; as we have faith (belief) in Who His Son is. It is just simple. Jesus made it simple because His Father made it simple for us.
What I desire, in my whole being, is for people to know just how big they are in the Kingdom of Heaven. Exactly Who they carry inside of them.
Not just say they know, but walk in that knowing.
People will walk knowing, fully understanding Who they carry inside of them is the Creator of Heaven and Earth. I want them to know with a certainty there is nothing they could ever do, no transgression, no iniquity, no sin that was not already taken care of for them at the Cross by Jesus will take this fact away from them. All of God’s wraith was already placed on His Son for you for all time. All we do is believe in Jesus. Faith. We have the Creator living inside of us when we choose to believe. When we understand what really happened for us on the Cross we walk in the confidence of Christ, not ourselves (our right or wrong behaviors).
When you fully understand what Christ did on the Cross, who you are and Whose you are there is absolutely no fear. Literally the scripture, ” “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.” (1 John 4:18 NASB), comes to life when you know this. This is exactly where God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit–the Triune God wants you to live. It is amazing with wide open spaces and a life to fully enjoy with Him…..oh the adventures and oh the freedom you bring to people, areas just by walking in confidence of who you are and Whose you are. Amazing!
When we come to this realization that it isn’t about us but ALL about Him (Jesus) we will truly see the greater things Jesus said and promised we would do and see.
Needless to say, yes the Lord gave me quite a beautiful revelation while away. I have to say this is one of the best trips I have had in a while. #letfreedomring #Whoseyouareandwhoyouare