I feel released…

I feel released to share some things which I’ve – as I look back – been learning from the Lord…

I suppose I’ve shared these things before but I’m sensing so much now that this is the way – and it feels so free – that I want to share them again – so that people can “stumble upon them” as they surf the net and find freedom in Christ – in their relationship with Christ…

Christ is good to those who are humble…

Being humble isn’t trying to fool God or yourself into thinking that you’re humble…

Being humble is about realising that in your flesh no good thing dwells…

As the scripture says…

It’s a once for all decision (there are many recommitments… ūüôā )…

It’s an understanding that you come to…

As Paul came to…

As I came to (and come to “over and over and over”… ūüôā )…

It’s a revelation which God gives you (and continues to deepen in you – over and over and over – we are so thick – well I speak for myself – I am so thick)…

There’s nothing good about me in my flesh…

When I say, “in my flesh” I don’t mean “in my body” – I’m not meaning flesh like that…

I’m meaning in what I used to be before I came to know the Lord…

That’s what I’m meaning – in this context – when I say flesh…

So before I came to know the Lord there was nothing good living in me…

Nothing…

But now that I’ve come to know the Lord I have a new heart, a new spirit and a righteous soul and the Holy Spirit living within this new creation within me…

I am blessed…

I am not cursed…

I am not under any curses…

I am blessed with Abraham the believer and as long as I don’t start holding bitterness’s over other people – “I will curse those who curse you” – then I remain in this state before God – forgiveness is very key to remaining in this state before the Lord…

I’m not saying that you should strive to forgive…

No, I’m not…

But if you choose to hold on to bitterness against someone when the Holy Spirit is working it in your heart to forgive them then you are resisting the Holy Spirit and this will be a blockage to the flow of God’s blessing in your life – you’ll be handed over to the tormentors and start living like you used to before you were saved again – I’ve experienced this – a few times and then the Lord has delivered me from it – Praise His Holy Name – He is Good – All the time (that’s His process to bring us “back on track” – handing us over to the tormentors)… ūüôā

Anyway, back to what I was saying…

What was I saying?¬† I’ll just check…

Ah, yes, I am not under any curses – and I’m not under any curses not because I’m living perfectly or have no known sin or no un-confessed sin or any other “treadmill” that we might try to “get ourselves into favour” with God…

No, I am blessed because I am under the Blood – and the Blood – like Love – covers a multitude of sins…

Just in my admission that no good thing dwells in my flesh – that is enough – that is enough for the Lord…

I have ceased trying forever to try and convince the Lord of any righteousness in me (I’m sure I’ve have to revisit that statement – but anyway… ūüôā )…

There is none…

I’ve committed most sins which are imaginable…

Either physically or in my heart…

This is irrelevant to God – He knows I’ve sinned – in my heart He sees that I’m not like¬†Him in my flesh – He is not stupid – He sees this – He knows¬†this – He knows this about you too – so¬†stop trying to fool Him… ūüôā

Give up…

He likes this…

Give up…

Admit that you are what you are – admit it to Him – start with Him – if you think He’s telling you to tell someone else before He’ll deliver you then think hard about that…

Would He really want you to do that?

Tell Him first – if He then says He’d like to send you to someone to confess these things to then do what He says but only do it if He gives you His peace –¬†confessing our sins one to another can be a freaky thing if you confess to a person who is struggling with the same things and hasn’t come to that place of openness before the Lord about it – you can get nailed by condemnation – and this can hurt – believe me – I’ve been there…

Misunderstanding during this process¬†really isn’t helpful – well, it hasn’t been for me – I suppose it has in a way – in that it makes my heart purer¬†– you kind of examine yourself more (not sure exactly how helpful that is thinking about it) just to find that you’re OK in the Lord and sin within you isn’t…

You always come back to the same place – I’m sharing my heart here – I hope this is blessing someone –¬†somewhere –¬†who needs to know this – or¬†a whole lot of someone’s… ūüôā

Anyway,¬†getting back to the point…

What was the point?

I’ll¬†just check…

Ah, yes, giving up on trying to convince God that you’re any better than what you always will be in your flesh…

Your flesh will never change – it will never submit to God – it will never¬†be able to¬†obey His command…

Often when He speaks to us our flesh hears it and tries to do it…

Why?

Because it is proud…

We don’t always see that it’s our flesh trying to do it – I haven’t anyway – but I’ve been starting to see this clearer as He’s been coming to me¬†in more power or¬†in more clarity – when He shows up you know that you’re not holy – it reveals things in you – in the presence of Light¬†you see your darkness…

If you don’t want to be exposed to yourself – don’t ask the Lord to come closer to you or to presence Himself in your room or in your house – stay with the darkness – even though this is killing you and their presences are evil – stay with the darkness – but if you invite the Lord to come near – He will expose your wickedness – so you may as well just admit that it’s there and then its not such a¬†big deal, yeah? ūüôā

I know that what I’m sharing is true – I’ve been there and I’ve seen it…

He does expose our wickedness – there’s an awkward silence as He comes near and exposes it and there’s nothing in us which can even pretend to come up to what He’s asking us to do and¬†yet we know its Him – we know its true – and then as we¬†admit that there’s nothing and just continue to wait – from our heart – from our new heart – an involuntary response comes – “I’ll do it Lord” – it just happens – it just comes out – after the confession of our inability – it’s like our flesh is revealed and we see that it’s got “nothing to offer” and then after that “humility” then the Lord releases our new heart to “speak” and it does…

It just naturally speaks – empowered by the Holy Spirit¬†– and when He speaks through us – when He speaks – it’s powerful and its enacted and it’s life giving – and it¬†establishes confidence and peace in us…

I know of what I speak…

It’s a blessing when He speaks…

But He waits for that admission – that admission of inability – it can’t be faked – it has¬†to be real – you are in the Presence of God – you can’t fake it in the Presence of God – He doesn’t like that…

He is not impressed¬†with faking it – He will “call you” on that – He will not accept that – He loves you too much to allow you to¬†fake it before Him – He¬†will not allow that – He wants all of you – all of you – for He knows what He is capable of doing¬†through you and He knows that this will¬†“blow your world” – you will be so blessed when He is¬†“all” through you and He knows this¬†so He¬†goes through the messy process to get you to that place of freedom – if you don’t want His freedom when He comes near – if you resist Him – a settled¬†resistance¬†– then He will (eventually) take you home – He will not strive – His Spirit – with you forever – He will take you home – but He doesn’t want that for you – He wants to give you¬†life…

Life Abundantly…

He will do this for you in heaven – if you resist Him on¬†earth – He will – either way you will know Him for this is what you were created for – to know Him – He glorified¬†you at the cross – He predestined you to know Him – and so you will – either on earth or in heaven – you will know Him – He will not be “outdone” by you – you will know His Love and you will be won by His Love – either on earth or in heaven – He will not be beaten by you – He will pursue¬†you in His Love – it is His Love – His Unrelenting Love – which pursues you – you know of what I speak – I know you do – I know you – I know your heart – for all of our hearts were created by Him…

And He has shown me mine (and continues to do so – I am sharing what I know – that is my limit)…

Anyway, so what was I sharing?

I’ll just check…

Ah, yes, just the honesty – having the honesty before the Lord and when He appears – when He comes – like Peter “put his foot in it” on the Mount of Transfiguration – when He¬†“shows up” we instantly try to “get ourselves together” and think of something to say…

But we learn over time not to do this – we learn to wait…

We¬†learn when He comes to “keep our mouth shut”…

To let Him talk – to watch the response of our flesh – to let our flesh “have its say” and then to let Him “take over” and create the response from our new heart – our new spirit – our new¬†(righteous) soul – which will answer His question – He is asking the¬†question to reveal to us the wickedness of our flesh and at the¬†same time to reveal to¬†us the righteousness of our new creation – He is doing two things at once – confirming our “lost-ness” in ourselves and our “found-ness” in Him – Praise His Holy Name – He is Good – All the time… ūüôā

Praise You Jesus – I’m getting the joy – Woohoo!!!

Praise You Jesus – You are so good – and¬†as we kind of passively “sit by” or “sit¬†back” (on the inside)¬†and watch this happen we see the¬†Power of the Holy Spirit emanating from our new self and the confessions or the words¬†or the statements which come out of our mouths are from God – I have experienced this –¬†and it creates faith and peace – unshakable peace – “get out of bed” peace – motivating peace in you as you see the¬†powers of darkness defeated by the Triumphant God who owns you – for He owns you – He possesses your body – He bought it with¬†His Blood¬†– He can do with it whatever He likes because it belongs to¬†Him – you gave it to Him at salvation – you did – you laid it down at salvation – you died¬†and your life is now hidden with Christ in God – and the Holy Spirit¬†is the Only One who gives life to your mortal body – its a living miracle that a¬†dead body could still be living – but that is what you are – by all rights you died and so your body should have collapsed on the ground and decayed when you were saved¬†but instead the Holy Spirit came into it (along with¬†your new creation which you’d been given just before salvation) and¬†gave it – your body –¬†new life – I know of what I speak and I know that I speak the truth – so truly He owns you (you will get a glorified body when He comes again… ūüôā )…

Your flesh – like mine – doesn’t like that – it opposes it – I feel it – mine does too – but it’s not me – I am¬†a new creation in¬†Christ and I no longer live…

I am so happy…

So we must¬†see that He has¬†already covered us and possessed us through His Blood – He has already released us from our sins by His Blood – He has – we are released – It Is Finished – it is¬†“all done” and it is just a matter of time before this is manifested in the natural – and¬†at the end of the day – ultimately manifested¬†when His Spirit takes us out of this world and takes us to Jesus – with whom we are to remain with forever – we have been given to Jesus to be His Bride – and He will make us Holy to be forever consummated with Him…

In His Very Presence – in His Very Presence – He is preparing us for His Presence…

Heaven is where we go if we die before He comes again…

If we remain then we will come back with Him to earth – from the clouds (after I believe we go up to heaven for the Marriage¬†Supper of the Lamb – that’s my personal conviction – not being dogmatic about that) –¬†and¬†rule with Him for a thousand years and then we will be forever with the Lord in the new heavens and the new earth which He¬†creates after the Final Judgement – wow…

What a future…

So we see that He is preparing us for this – He wants us to be ready – He wants us to come and when we come He wants us to be ready – but we¬†also see that¬†“right from the beginning” we were not just justified but we were also glorified – it was a “done deal” – He purchased us with His Blood¬†– He paid the¬†price – His Love is unmistakable – I was¬†very blessed by a¬†YouTube clip of a movie¬†about the crucifixion and a song, “Such Love” recently which a sister sent me…

We cannot doubt the reality of His Love for us – He is serious about His love for us – very¬†serious – and He has a job to do – to bring us to Himself – His Holy Spirit has a job in us to do – so we shouldn’t frustrate¬†Him – our flesh is the thing which frustrates Him – our new self will never resist Him – when the Holy Spirit enflames our new self we soar – we soar on wings as eagles…

I feel to stop there – that’s the¬†limit of my¬†sharing… ūüôā

Love you all, your brother,

Andrew

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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