Our endlessly good Father!
The song on my heart is to His glory alone.
This morning, I got to Skype Kevin and hear about the way the Spirit has been moving him to such unfaltering worship, new relationships, and ultimately trust in Him. What a blessing as I feel my ears being opened to just listen for the Spirit of Jesus alone, that opening granted only by Him… JESUS, You make the darkness tremble.
And we have a duty to the One who is love and to all that there is to hold fast to in this world (Hebrews 10:23) to seek out the evil and satanic rulers in our midst. And oh, oh the grief when the sin of that spirit’s ways is brought out and we recognize it for what it is.
But we serve a good, good Father.
Who says, “Repent.”
And we must repent of the demons disguised in our lives that manifest in different ways, must pray for identification and knowledge of anything of the devil and are freed. Chains are radically broken in Jesus’ name.
Christ alone, CORNERSTONE. Weak made strong in the Saviour’s love.
I got to talk to my dear friend Sara all about this this morning. And since rebuking and renouncing this demon, my Spirit is a-washed with Truth and and His grace, and nothing is worthy in this world but the price Jesus paid for my disgusting sin because He loves me. That Truth is just that– His Truth, and therefore it is made known by Him, the love and anguish provided by Him, the Song provided by Him. Every good thing is of our Lord and Saviour. My life is for His glory alone.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. EPHESIANS 6:12
In the midst of recognition of sin that is perceived incorrectly by a person as a light, Jesus does not condemn nor oppress nor guilt, for we are already in an ocean of His grace. Anguish, though, is fruitful, as Paul in 2 CORINTHIANS 2:4 writes
For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.
Perceiving and naming a spirit of satan terrifies him. One feels him run. And repentance of that spirit in the name of Jesus can only bring surrender to the cross, for the demon is simply gone. And one is out of prison. Targeted by the devil, on his list because of Jesus’ grace– but the devil never, ever, ever wins. Because Jesus already has won. And His face is more than enough for us.
Utter anguish for souls tolerating demons is Jesus’ heart. Such love He has for His children to see them deceived, in any aspect of life. But He has a plan and it’s one for His glory!
And today, I am out of bondage from the one who deceived me from Truth MEANINGLESS and freed the soul that was singing an ENDLESS praise of Christ the Lord.
It was filled with breakfast with the roomies, grocery shopping with Maddie, those phone calls, prayer led by my Father, random handfuls of chips, another Harry Potter lecture, Alfredo pasta, Jesus all in all. And soon tap class. My spirit is genuinely exhausted but fully free in His leading act of repentance and picking up my sin. I am content with nothing less.