Reconciliation versus Rejection…

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about rejection…

Living in the presence of rejection…

Dealing with it ‘up close and personal’…

I was on my run just before and the Lord showed me that people who struggle with rejection, who have that spirit hanging around them or latched onto them in their flesh, just need to know that they have been reconciled to God…

And that to be reconciled to God means that you are completely accepted and welcomed into His arms as a little child completely and unconditionally welcomed by its father…

Reconciliation isn’t like the prodigal son returning expecting to be made a slave but its like the expectant father waiting for the free will return of his child so he can throw a great party – a banquet – and celebrate…

No matter how ‘up front and personal’ the rejection we face (maybe on a day to day basis with no hope of escape) in the human plane we are absolutely and unconditionally accepted and reconciled to God on the spiritual or eternal level…

The Lord showed me a while back that even after Satan’s fall the Lord didn’t kick him out of heaven but let him hang around doing what he was doing and that the Lord put up with it…

Why is that?  We see it in Job, we read of it in Revelation…

Why is that?  He told me that He would rather have him hanging around there than bothering us by being permanently stationed down here…

We know that right at the end he, Satan, will be permanently stationed down here after there is war in heaven…

But at the moment the Lord is protecting us and putting up with Satan’s presence in heaven…

So the Lord has the worship of the angels with all the ‘holiness’ that they proclaim and then he has the devil with all of what he brings – accusation and condemnation and unbelief and challenge to His Authority and questioning and trying to trip God up on His own holiness…

What a patient God we have…

It puts our own struggles with living in the presence of rejection – whoever that might come through – at home, at work, at school, at church, in our extended families or wherever else – into perspective…

God is patient, He doesn’t get rid of the problem necessarily – so that prayer isn’t a ‘given’ to be answered, “Get rid of them Lord!” but the other prayer of, “Lord take over and live through me in this situation, Let me see You!”, that prayer will definitely be answered and we will marvel at His Patience…

(And many lessons are to be learnt in this place…)

Love You Lord,

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 Technical Director - Design, 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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