Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's Faith. Just Faith.

'You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!' Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you." 2 Chronicles 20:17

We walk by faith alone.  For years, I read books that told me to bind this and that, to fight against the dark forces, to pray certain ways for victory.  For years I tried those various ways.  And what the Lord has brought me back to is just one thing:  Faith.

To just believe Him and what He has done in Christ.

We have overcome the evil one. Nothing can hurt us.  No one can touch us without God's permission.  We exist in Him and He is in us.  The scripture says tha the fulness of God is in Christ and Christ is in us and we are in Christ.  We are engulfed in God. Inside and out.  We have been sealed you by the Holy Spirit of promise and nothing can touch us.  Nothing can separate us from the Love of God, for God is love.  We are connected into and exist in God.

For years, I struggled to understand this and for years I struggled because of it.  I tried to help people be free from addictions, free from anger, free from so many things.  And I finally grew tired.  The Lord said, you cannot set people free.  I, He said, set people free.  I bind up the broken hearted. I proclaim liberty to the captive.  I heal and restore and transform human beings.

God is the who is our refuge and our strength. He is our strong tower.  He is the Rock on which we stand. It's Him. Not a method. Not a philosophy. Not more religious activity. Just Him.  What He accomplished in Christ is finished.  It's complete.  It's completely fulfilled in us.  There is nothing we could do to attain this gift.  Nothing we need to do to make ourselve more than we already are in Christ.

We are complete.  We are holy. We are without blame.  We exist in God and He is in us. He is empowering us to live godly lives. He is filling us with Himself through His Spirit all the time.  He is giving us wisdom. He is giving life to our mortal bodies. He is sustaining us, holding us together, giving us life everlasting right now.  We exist in everlasting life now. This life is Him.  He is eternal life.  It's just Him.

What freedom and joy we experience when we just believe that what God said He would do in Christ, He has done.  It's finished.  So we enjoy Him and rest in Him, in the sabbath rest of God.  We cease from our work.  We cease striving and know that He is God.  The work is His now, and He is always working. He never sleeps, never slumber.  He  never leaves us. He is connected to us and with us all the time. 

Our work is to believe in the One whom God has has sent.  Just Believe. It's just faith.

1 comment:

  1. Very good.
    To know God is God is the peace that surpasses understanding. Without this knowledge resting in our heart, we are people, most miserable.
    Good words.

    Alan

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