Reflections of Glory
This morning when this was spoken to write about. Everything in my flesh said. NO! The little girl in me, the child, began questioning my Heavenly Father. Thank God He is patient, and kind. Not to mention, how loving is our GOD. I was told that it is time to get to the root issues. That the word speaks about overcoming in 2 ways. The ways mentioned are the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. The third way is by the word of God. Using the word as a holy weapon from a place of faith in GOD is never wrong.
However, today we are going to talk a little bit about what happens when the word is used for evil. The word of God is very clear about certain things. It is clear about not touching His anointed children. IT is clear about the LOVE of God. IT is clear about the discipline of GOD. Sometimes there are things in scripture which appear vague. I believe God did that on purpose. IT was to cause us to become Fully reliant on HIM. Not to be fully reliant on each other.
We have had so many people be used by the enemy in our lives. IN fact, WE have been used by the enemy too. But, here is the point Of God’s Glory. It is formed in the darkest places. It is birthed in the places where it appears that ALL the light has been snuffed out. Do you know how many people believe the enemy over God? That are so afraid that they are underserving of God’s love. That was supposed to say undeserving, but both are true. 😉 Do you see yourself as worthy? NOt from a place of entitlement that is unholy, but from a place of love. Do you love yourself, just because GOD created only one you??? I can tell you in ALL honesty for years I did not love and accept myself. I looked to other people to fill that void.
Thank God that HE never gave up on me. He kept waiting for me to come back into His fold. He kept me safe, yet I was exposed to much darkness. In fact, what appeared to be a loving Christian family home was anything but. Does anyone relate? We grew up with religion, but little relationship. Our lives were about fixing others, not loving them. Yet, I still desired so deeply to love. When I was little, my mother said something to me. She looked at me and said, “Katy, you need a lot of love.” She might as well have said, ” I can’t love you as much as you need me to.” She wasn’t supposed to. Yet, no one knew, or if they did, they did not share with me. I grew up hated in so many aspects, yet desperately craving love. I didn’t really want attention, but it appeared that I did. I got so persecuted a s a kid.
I am certain that somewhere it has been discussed how I felt as a child. Specifically, what it led me to, making those emotions my temporary god, is what I’m referencing. This blog is not all about me, but I do believe God wants me, David and anyone else He leads to write here, to be real, raw and relational. That means, we have to get personal. As a teenager at around age 18, I became friends with a “witch.” Now, this person was very open about her “craft.” In fact, I would say she was even proud of it. At this age, I was so unaware. She might as well have said I’m purple. I mean that is how deceived to this world I was. I had no idea that the word witchcraft was in scripture. I just wanted a friend. Now, this was something that God used greatly in my life to teach me about right and wrong. He slowly taught me about what pleased HIM and what does not.
Notice I am not mentioning this person’s name here? There is a very specific reason. I have no desire to slander anyone. IN fact, if I have ever been used to call someone out on this, and it was not in God’s plan, I repent. We are so not perfect, but we thank GOD that He is bringing His perfect out of us. He is molding us as we sit and reflect in HIS GLORY. This friend of mine, she was like a sister. I had such compassion for her. Without realizing it, I saw myself in her. I am not saying I was actively participating in evil with malicious intent. I am saying that I saw the same things affecting here that affected me. YOu see, Gentile or jew, witch, or warlock we ALL have and had an opportunity to be free and receive our savior.
I chose Christ at age 9. I remember when I was little, I cam e into the world craving God. Yet, He seemed nowhere to be found. Occasionally, I would find something that looked like HIM. But, everything seemed to be fake. IT seemed I had death ALL over me from such a young age. I thank God for redemption. I thank GOD that He healed me from speaking death. In fact, He heals me daily of this. He heals US of this. When I chose God I did so from guilt. They spoke of going to hell, and what would happen if we served the devil. I was, quite frankly, terrified. Plus, somewhere inside there was a treasure of holy truth. I knew that HE would love me, even if no one else did.
I was “best friends” with this person I mentioned for 16 years. I find that interesting. She left our friendship. I still love her. I even miss her. But, I know that like Jesus, I had to surrender it. Jesus walked among many people. He visited many homes. But, His heart was guarded and kept for the Heavenly Father. We have divorced ourselves from the enemy. God healed my friend when she wa son the verge of death. I cried out to Him. I’m not sure she even knows. I pray for the children of this world, ones who are so lost. Only God can save them.
Last night I watched the movie “Beaches.” I have seen this movie many times. But, I always get fresh revelation when watching films. God showed me that I have had many brothers and sisters. I have had many of the experiences in the movie, and will have many more. But, the point is, who did I turn to for fixing me? When I seemingly had lost my most precious treasure, whom did I seek? Was is my husband? Was it friends? No….it was GOD. I bask in HIS GLORY every day. Because, nonetheless, He is faithful. He is worthy. He is TRUTH, HOnor, LOVE, compassion, Peace and Holy Clarity. That and so much more…is our mighty GOD.
If you have encountered evil and have not chosen God, please don’t wait. The story is coming to a close. I have visited HELL before, and you do not want an eternity there. You have a GOD who created you and He loves you. He will give you every chance possible to receive that love, until the chances run out. It will be LOVE that conquers the enemy not hate. HIS LOVE….Heavenly LOVE will conquer evil. IT is only a matter of HIS time.
Exodus 22:18 ESV / 130 helpful votes
“You shall not permit a sorceress to live.
Leviticus 19:31 ESV / 123 helpful votes
“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.
Leviticus 20:27 ESV / 96 helpful votes
“A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them.”
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 ESV / 89 helpful votes
“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.
Deuteronomy 18:10 ESV / 67 helpful votes
There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer
Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 60 helpful votes
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Leviticus 20:6 ESV / 60 helpful votes
“If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.
Revelation 21:8 ESV / 50 helpful votes
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Galatians 5:20-21 ESV / 45 helpful votes
Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Isaiah 8:19 ESV / 43 helpful votes
And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?
2 Kings 21:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes
And he burned his son as an offering and used fortune-telling and omens and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.
2 Chronicles 33:6 ESV / 41 helpful votes
And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.
Revelation 22:15 ESV / 34 helpful votes
Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Thank you LORD for covering and sealing us in the blood of Jesus. You alone can make a way from no way. Our joy and hope is in you alone. We cannot fear DEATH, or even the enemy for Jesus has overcome the grave and so shall we, by HIs LOVE.
In His Grace and Glory,
E and Fam