Just got back off quest, another amazing event where Daddy showed off. As I reflect on the past 6 days I see a pattern that had developed in my quiet time down at the Gate. Monday Holy Spirit took me to Hebrews 4:1
What a foolish thing it would be if we should now fail in a similar fashion to enter his rest where we get to celebrate the full consequences of our redemption. (Why waste another lap in the same wilderness of unbelief!) So, the first day He was speaking to me about entering into His rest and staying out of the Wilderness of unbelief. Thinking about this statement, it just dawned on me it is very hard to enter into his rest when you are walking in unbelief. I am not saying you can’t enter into his rest but maybe you are not as intimate as you could be.
Day 2. As I was sitting in my spot I felt Holy Spirit was leading me to go back and read Hebrews 3 and sure enough it touches on unbelief again.
3: 12 Make sure that none of you tolerates the poison of unbelief in your hearts, allowing callousness to distract and distance you from the living God. (Unbelief, believing a lie about yourself and your salvation [Num 13:33, Josh 2:11]; unbelief exchanges the living God for a dead god of your own imagination. A calloused heart is a mind dominated by the senses.) So, I’m starting to see a pattern here, Holy Spirit what are you trying to show me because frankly guys and gals I did not think I was walking in any type of unbelief. Little did I know of what was coming.
Day 3 He took me to Hebrews chapter 5 and specifically verse 8 and 9.
5:8 Acquainted with sonship he was in the habit of 1hearing from above; what he heard 2distanced him from the effect of what he had suffered.(The word often translated as obedience is the word, 1upoakuo, under the influence of hearing, or hearing from above. “By” the things he suffered, 2apo, away from, distanced. “Then I said, I read in your book what you wrote about me; so here I am, I have come to fulfill your will.”
[Heb 10:7]) 5:9 By his perfect hearing he forever freed mankind to hear what he had heard. (He now makes it possible for us to hear in such a way that we may participate again in the full release of our original identity; the logos finding voice in the incarnation in us.)
Now we’re talking about unbelief, entering into his rest and identity. I then received a text from a friend of mine and it was really good and very powerful and there was a line in it that said
“Holy Spirit says to run to the offense… He’s revealing something beautiful!!!”
So we’re talking rest, unbelief, identity and now walking in un-forgiveness. I’m thinking, all right where are we going with this?
Later that night someone brings up unbelief in the group and so I am looking for an old blog that I wrote about unbelief but I could not find it in time to share it. I did finally find it and when I read it, it was for me.
That morning during staff meeting I confessed my unforgiveness towards two people in my life. One I had been harboring unforgiveness towards since 2005. Did not see that coming and the other since about Feb of this year, absolutely did not see that one coming. So, while I am on the floor confessing that’s when Holy Spirit revealed to me that the second person that I needed to forgive.
In summary I have been walking in un-forgiveness. I did realize that I had been mad for the last 5 or 6 months but to be honest I didn’t think I was walking in un-forgiveness but Holy Spirit showed me I was. For the last 5 or 6 months or the last 12 years, I have been reacting through the eyes of a hurt individual and I didn’t even know it. When does a deceived person know he’s deceived? He doesn’t until Holy Spirit reveals it to him. So, while I’m on the floor confessing I get a vision of washing this person’s feet. So that person is coming to my house today and we’re going to talk and I am going to confess. I believe all of this has come about because I chose to enter into his rest and to listen. The truth is if you are walking as a son in your true identity, you’re not going to walk in un-forgiveness, you’re going to know who you are. And when people say things and do hurtful things, you have to choose not to believe the lie about yourself and you have to walk as a son. You must choose life,
Todd White says, “I am so free from me I am free from you!”
That is who I strive to be.
I leave you with this one question.
What is the lie that you are believing about yourself that is keeping you from walking as a Son or Daughter of the King? Ask Holy Spirit right now
2 Corinthians 4:4 The survival and self-improvement programs of the 1religious systems of this world veil the minds of the unbelievers; exploiting their ignorance about their true origin and their redeemed innocence. The veil of unbelief obstructs a person’s view and keeps them from seeing what the light of the gospel so clearly reveals: the 2glory of God is the image and likeness of our Maker redeemed in human form; this is what the gospel of Christ is all about. (The god of this 1aion, age, refers to the religious systems and governing structures of this world. The unbelief that neutralized Israel in the wilderness was the lie that they believed about themselves; “We are grasshoppers, and the ‘enemy’ is a giant beyond any proportion!” [Num 13:33, Josh 2:11, Heb 4:6] “They failed to possess the promise due to unbelief.” The blueprint 2doxa, glory of God, is what Adam lost on humanity’s behalf. [See Eph 4:18]).