Decide, are you IN or are you OUT? Do you Believe or do you Not Believe? It’s easy, it’s one way or the other; You’re all in or, you’re all the way out as there is no “in- between” in the belief of our Lord Jesus Christ – who is the Only Begotten Son of Our Father in Heaven, who died a sinless death so we could be forgiven these offenses we commit each day living in this sin-filled world. Do you believe this or not? You can’t have partial belief in only the easy or good stuff – you must believe in the hard and bad too! It’s all or nothing – there is no way around it.
Many people cannot reach the level in their relationship with God because of Strongholds the enemy places around us. We get so used to living in “limitations”, that we are unable to recognize when Jesus Himself opens the Prison Cell Doors! We are comfortable in that spot where we have stood for so long…it’s what we know but it’s NOT where we belong!
He, Jesus Christ is everything GOOD, He is GOOD, HE IS LOVE so how can you dwell with all that is GOOD, in full LOVE AND HOPE when you have none? How can you walk hand-in-hand down the Yellow Brick Road when you continually have to run back to the spot where the house first fell? Why do we find comfort in the rubble, allowing a certain ill-felt “peace” sitting among the trampled parts of the house? It might be in shambles but it’s all you know as you have never lived anywhere else…this is the only home you have ever truly known.
If you sit each day, allowing “All Your Greatest Hits” on DVD play within the walls of your mind – how can you have open eyes to see the open door right in front of you, let alone take steps to walk through it? You cannot! Jesus is your “OLLIE OLLIE IN FREE”; He is you “Home Base” always. How can you see what He has waiting if you keep running back to that caged cell you no longer are confined to but you stay in because it’s all you know? How can you walk to your “Waiting Tomorrows” if you won’t let go of all the “Post-Yesterdays” and the damage/bondage experienced there? If you do not do this then all your tomorrows will be looked upon and expected to hold ALL OF THE SAME PAIN, SAME CONFUSED FILLED DAYS as yesterday! How can you walk to LOVE when you have convinced yourself it does not and will not stand before you…that LOVE will not walk with you? All your days become replicated motions of all the days of the past…never allowing NEW MOTION, NEW GROWTH, NEW SMILES, NEW LOVE OR NEW STEPS to The One that is waiting!! When you cannot see what awaits you – you will always believe that what you have is all you deserve – all you will ever have – so you learn to just endure your life and all it’s days that include you as a prop, an extra, rather than it’s original owner, actor and the ultimate piece of art that you truly are. You must learn to become the “Star” of your own movie, your life story. Learn to be your own Editor, Director, Writer and Star – but always know just WHO IS THE PRODUCER, the Executive Producer!
These are Strongholds of the Enemy – leave them behind – leave all the “noise and chaos” these Strongholds have caused and will continue in their stride to cause, just where they belong, BEHIND YOU! Jesus has opened the cages, the barred cell doors we have called “Home” for so long – now walk through them, walk toward Him, walk toward His Light, walk to what you have been searching for and asking for and up till now, have been blinded to. Walk through His Open Door to Him for HE IS YOUR HOME!