The year draws to an end, and I felt led by Holy Spirit to just stop for a moment and look around me. I see a race around me - we are all part of this race. The race has a name - "Me myself and I." We cannot even afford to stop for a moment to hear from God ourselves. No, it is all about my needs, my plans - and God just need to give! I need to do and do and do and do more. Self is the "NEEDY ME,” the one who lives a double life. Where I do not hear Jesus for myself, but rely on what others say. What people say, I take as my truth. I hear people talking to each other in the race. "I try to be ready for the coming of Jesus Christ, that is why I need to be in another meeting, another teaching or feed myself and my needs first. Do you have prayers for me, do you have new teachings for me? I need to know what to do and how to be ready. Can you tell me, please Retah?" My dearest friend, His name is Jesus Christ Himself. He is the one that wants us to be washed and washed and washed again. He wants us to become NEW! A new creation in Christ, where the old has passed and the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Now, if anyone is enfolded INTO Christ, he has become an entirely new person. All that is related to the old order has vanished. BEHOLD: Everything is fresh and new. And God has made everything new, and reconciled us to Himself, and given us the ministry of reconciling with others. This would include our old double life identity, self-designed scroll for our life of pride and self - self with its own ambitions and desires. It is the power of Satan in self-life that keeps us double minded and self-centred. Even our own religious practices of truly trying to please God out of self and not in Him.
He writes the Word on our hearts!
It is our old relationship to the world, as well as our old mindsets and beliefs that keeps us in the old.
We are not to be reformed or refurbished, we are to be made completely new by our union with Jesus Christ and the indwelling of Holy Spirit in us. There is a veil over the eyes of "self” and pain and while we look through the "veil," we see a blurred image of God and self. Who are you, my child? Who are you? I want you to lift the veil, because only with unveiled faces you will behold My Glory. But how Jesus, how? It starts by crying out to Me! Allow Me to take your hand and show you the true condition of your heart. Every pain in your heart that has not been given words, become a stone around your neck. It pulls you down, keeps your face down in your pain and circumstances. It makes you sick. These stones are then built around your heart. That is why you have a hardened heart. Joel 2:13 Do not tear your clothing in grieve but tear your hearts instead. Return to the Lord your God, for He is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish. The time of Ichabod has passed - the time where the glory of God has departed, and where we have built our relationship with God on self - self without the Glory of God. What is new? New is living in the REVELATION OF CHRIST IN MAN. So, who am I then? "I AM GOD IN MAN, AND MAN IN GOD." Christ within, the hope of Glory. Hear My voice for yourself, see through unveiled faces. Now is the time........ This is also the end of an old chapter in my life. God is busy restoring my heart and making all things new. Nothing of the old - all things new. I want to thank you for your love and support in my life. May we finish the race strong with eyes BEHOLDING THE KING! Blessings and so much love to you - from my house to yours. Retah and family.