BlogsIn a fracture of a second17.04.2014
I read a blog someone had shared on my wall on FB. It was about processes, healing, inner healing, why it has to take a half of a life time to get healed, to get whole, when Jesus can do it in a fracture of a second. The writer tells what made the difference in her life. For her it was, “I was so full of myself and Jesus lived in me so little”. Then she learned to know the real Jesus and the power of His Spirit. I read, and felt condemned.
All that was written is true. Jesus has already done everything, salvation means forgiveness of sins, healing, deliverance and to be made whole, as we got saved we were delivered from the power of darkness and brought in to the kingdom of the Son of His love (Col. 1:13), the past is gone, everything has become new (2 Cor. 5:17)
So why doesn’t it work then? What do I need to perform to qualify to get hold of something that is given to me as a free gift, already paid by someone, by Jesus?
I have no answer to that! If I did… well, I don’t even go there.
Someone made a definition of our “issues”; “it is either a wound or a lie”.
Wound, hurt, something bad happened and we got hurt. The wound is covered, but it is still there and when something touches it, it hurts, the wound hurts as it was happening now, even if it happened long time ago. We learn to protect the area that hurts, we don’t want more pain. If we cannot be secure in what God would do about it, if we let Him touch it, we don’t let Him. We cannot really trust in anyone else than ourselves to protect us from more pain. We want to get healed, but we are too afraid of more pain to take any risks.
Lies, everything that is not in agreement with God says is a lie. Our experiences are great liars; so there is a father of lies; he stands for the interpretations of our circumstances, if we let him. And he does what he has always done, he questions God, Who is Love, Whose core being is good; “did He really say that, He just wants to leave you without, make your own choice so you will get what He is withholding”, as he said to Eve and by saying that he attacked her identity; “then you will be like God”..Adam&Eve, who were created to God’s image, who walked with God in the cool of the night, He had created everything for them. Eve chose the lie. It does not make sense to us, but we do the same. I guess we can all call memories of that.
So, the answer? Paul has some suggestions; be transformed by the renewing of your mind, (Rom 12:2) cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts against the knowledge of Christ, take every thought captive under the obedience of Christ (2 Cor.10:5).
What does it mean in practical terms? Kick out everything that is contrary to what God says and if something succeeds in sliding in, take it captive and then kick it out and replace it with God’s truth. With our own will power and determination? No, but with the weapons of warfare that are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds and casting down arguments. Where do we find the truth? The Truth has a name; Jesus.
I wanted to say so much about renewing of mind because that is making a difference in my life just now. And yes, I lost the red thread. But I try to come to my point. It simply is, yes, I do believe that we can be healed, delivered, made whole in a fracture of a second, it is a deal done. I believe that as we walk from glory to glory, we will see more of that. But we have so much junk we have swallowed as truth through culture, tradition, religion, experiences, interpretations of our carnal mind and we have kept both the good and the bad. But nothing of that has got God to change His mind, cancel what He has said and done for us, our unbelief does not cancel God’s promises as Paul writes. On God’s side this is the day of salvation = forgiveness of sins, healing, deliverance, restoration. As His image we have a free will. We have to choose to put that free will in faith and trust in Him and choose to not let the lies inside of our head, take root in my minds. We have a fight of faith for ourselves, for our brothers and sisters. He gave us the faith; He gave us the free choice.
What about all the wounds and lies that have already been rooted in our minds? We have a wonderful help, the Holy Spirit, we have Father God, full access to His throne for help, and we have Jesus, the very Way to Father God, the Truth, and the Life. It could go like this: a couple days ago I asked God of something. I did not see the answer. So I asked Father God, because I knew from the Word it was His will to give. He showed me a fear in me. That fear said, “What if, when you really need Him, He is not there for you but He lets you down”. I recognized that. So I repented and I gave that fear to Father God. While I was asking Him what He would give to me instead of that fear I also asked Him, where that started, wanting to get rid of the root of that kind of fear, already sensing something that had happened in the past. I did not expect the answer I got, He said, “do you want to go to the past hurt or do you want to hear what I have for you”. Perhaps this was a moment when God asked me if I wanted to have a process or a healing in a fracture of a second. I chose to receive what He had for me now instead of the fear that He lets me down when I need Him as most. He said, “I give you my faithfulness”. How wonderful is that! So now I choose to not take back the fear I gave to Him but dwell in what He gave to me; His faithfulness. That is one part of renewing of the mind.
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