• Retah McPherson

The War is raging

31 October 2012

Who will set us free from our bodies characterized by spiritual death? And why – why don’t we live the Kingdom life that God has given us so freely? We see that lives crumble, people fight and that anger rule in the hearts of man – but why?

We are so full of the seeds of corruption which remain hidden in our souls. This gives Satan the right to sink his hooks into us, causing great confusion. Satan uses lies about our identity and our situations to keep us locked up and sealed in. The truth is that most of us believe his lies - above the truth of God’s Word and what God says about you. There are issues in our souls that Yeshua desire to address, but are unable to, because of all the carnal thrones still within us - that are not subjected to His dominion. These are still under the control of the enemy.

Each of these thrones represents a compartment of our individual lives that are build-up out of our mind, will and emotions. From these parts within us, our actions, expressions and meditations are governed according to the original design of Heaven. Each area was intended to be subjected to the Lordship of Yeshua. However, because of the fallen nature of man, we gave some of these thrones over to the authority of the spirit of this world. Where everything is all about myself, my plans, my dreams – I just need to be happy and I will fight till I am happy – or till you please me!

Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

As we submit ourselves totally to the dominion and ruler ship of God and His perfect will for our lives, His Spirit will take dominion and occupy all our thrones. Many times it asks of you to become still in your heart and to allow Holy Spirit to show you what is going on in those areas of your soul were you don’t get breakthrough. Then be honest with yourself and with God. Bring it to Him, talk to Him about it, tell Him even the lies that you believe about yourself – and then as you wait on Him – allow Holy Spirit to shine His Glory Light on that lie, that pain,  that rejection , that anger – ask Him to show you the truth. Only the ‘truth’ can set us free!

The truth is - it is not always the way we want it!!!!!!!!!!

If you don’t submit every area of your being to Yeshua, you will live in confusion. You will continue to believe the lies of Satan - that your husband is not good enough for you, that you deserve more, that you need to have what others have, that it is not fair - how can you forgive? Satan will go on like this, endlessly, just to take your focus of Yeshua and His perfect plan for your life. Satan’s lies are quieted as the process of sanctification continues within you. As you apply the blood of the Lamb, through repentance, the thrones of your soul can be occupied by Yeshua and come under His ruler ship. Complete union comes from Him and within Him and then we can start to live His Kingdom here on earth. The reality is that we are veiled, our faces are covered with pride and self, and so we cannot see who is really in control of our souls. This is what stands in the way of our fellowship with Yeshua our King.

Gal 5:19- 21Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, fractions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you just as I have forewarned you that those who practice such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Don’t be fooled, you will only have perfect peace when your soul is occupied by Yeshua and His Holy Spirit. Not by having the dream house, in the right neighbourhood, the perfect wife or husband, the perfect salary or healthy children. No, you can even leave South Africa to go where ever. If His peace doesn’t go with you – you will remain lost and empty.

I have learned one of the greatest lessons of my life, and that is, to be in His perfect will for my life. This brings the most perfect peace to my heart. I don’t need to have what you have, drive what you drive, know what you know – I just want to be exactly who Yeshua created me to be. “Retah, whatever you do, just  do your best, and enjoy every moment, if not – it was a waist. I gave you life to enjoy with Me.  And even if some days are grey – colour them with My joy within you. That is your strength. Christ in me – the hope of glory.”

Let us get to a place of peace and love inside of ourselves. Stop blaming everyone for your misery. We all are going through different kinds of trials. Maybe yours are poverty, sickness or your marriage – whatever your situation– start within yourself! Go and look who is in charge of the thrones of your soul – and if at this stage you are washing floors, wash them for the King! If you are called to bless and serve your family – do it for the King! If you work hard and are in the corporate world enjoy and do it for the King. Let us all be who He has created us to be!

As I am writing this letter I hear Aldo with Mam Patrys – they are having a tea break and he sings out loudly ‘Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice’. He doesn’t care that there are people in different rooms busy with counselling – he just rejoices in who YHVH is to him. Seeing this every day of my life, makes me want to scream to the world – STOP - it is not every one else that need to change – it is you! Don’t wait for your miracle – GO - and be the miracle, enjoy what is on your plate today!!!!!

Celebrate life, I bless you with Yeshua’s love and favour upon your life.

Retah and family.

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