Day 12 with Teresa Ann:
There is a seemingly “noble chatter” within the spirit realm that has manifested to where our ears can actually hear it. How do I know this? Simply because the world is echoing it; especially within these moments of living. It is the emotionally, soul charged, self inspired mantras that the enemy has deceptively coated with false valor.
Cliches like, “You’ve got this!”; “I’ve got this!”; “There’s nothing you can’t do that you set your mind to.”; “You’ve got the inner power within you.”; etc.
They sound like powerful declarations of victory…
But are they really?
Actually they are declarations…but they are ones that set us up to be burdened, to be crushed under the pressure and to fall away from GOD without even knowing it.
Holy Spirit has been highlighting these cliches that I have believed and have even shared in the past. It was this partnership of allowing my soul be the controller of my life. I had partnered with these worldly cliches as though they were GOD’s TRUTH. Yet look at this:
LIES THAT SOUND LIKE TRUTH:
- “You’ve got this!”;
- “I’ve got this!”;
- “I still need to work on this issue in my heart to get it out of me so I can be right with GOD.”
- “There’s nothing you can’t do; just set your mind to it and get it done.”
TRUTH TO THE LIES:
- “God’s got this!”;
- “I had this but now I give it to GOD. I release this care and concern to GOD with violent release. I fling it to HIM.”
- “For God is the ONE working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases HIM.”
- “I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me.”; just this truth alone is a reminder that what GOD has called us to requires a SUPERNATURAL HELPER WHO brings strength where weariness and tiredness is all too familiar.
HOW ARE THE WORLDLY CLICHES SO WRONG?
It’s even scientifically proven that our minds have the ability to do the crazy, outrageous. GOD has created us to be such powerful conquerors to overcome in ways that are almost unimaginable. The soul realm even has the capability to reason away the existence of GOD and denies HIS power as it knows it can do crazy, outrageous feats. Seriously. If we were to tap into just a tiny measure of that, there would be crazy disillusion.
We think pride is running rampant now? Oh wow, it would be utter destruction. There would be no need for warring against one another as we would self destruct instead.
‘As a matter of truth’, the lies of being like GOD would overtake us. It’s the “I will…” mantra which originated with the enemy himself as recorded in Isaiah 14…
Do you remember his “I will’s?”:
- I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.
- I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north.
- I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.
Or what about this one? Do you remember the story from Genesis with the Tower of Babel? Genesis 11 records a glimpse of it. It is quite jolting to see that even GOD Himself saw the power of HIS creation’s misplaced unity. They were united in one cause to build a city with a tower that reached into the sky. They wanted to be famous and they did it so they wouldn’t be scattered all over the world. They were controlling how they were going to live their lives. However when the LORD came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building, GOD HIMSELF said, “Look! The people are united and they all speak one language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them.” And of course this is when GOD went down and confused the people with different languages and were no longer able to understand one another.
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A COUNTERFEIT TO THE AUTHENTIC?
After realizing this about what we have the ability to do without GOD; watch what can be done with HIM. Do you sense a historical moment that redeems what happened in Babel? Does the Day of Pentecost, being in the upper room, in one accord, sound familiar? The believers of GOD were in one room; they were humble and obeyed Jesus by waiting together in that place.
What happened next? Suddenly a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, filled the house where they were sitting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability. The purpose was to be a sign to the onlookers their need for GOD and those who heard Peter preach, many ended up believing and were baptized, and they added to the church that day; about 3,000 in all.
Today, another day, we GET TO partner with GOD. His purposes are far reaching than our “right now”, fleeting moments.
REFLECTION OF THE WORD WITH HOLY SPIRIT:
Proverbs 3; I Peter 5:7; Philippians 2:13; Acts 2
Now we are becoming aware of the lies with GOD’s Truth, you will see the power of learning TRUTH versus learning the lies. The lies are detected because of knowing the TRUTH.
What are some areas that GOD has highlighted more lies with HIS truth?
How do you see GOD now, even in this moment as your helper?