Consecration, purification, and sanctification is essential to your Christian growth. Without it, everybody would remain spiritual midgets, babes on milk, a carnal Christian.. You must stay on the altar, "the brazen altar" until the fire has burned off the sin and the things that so easily beset you. (Hebrews 12:1)The ultimate goal of this make-over is for you and me to come forth as pure gold. You must stay there until all the dead things start leaving, like jealousy, envy, strife, fear, hatred, low self-estee, rejection, co-dependency, etc.
Finally take a warm compress and use warm water to wash away the deadness. 2Corinthians 5:7 says: "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things are passed away, behold all things become new." Sometimes God has to peel through the layers of our swin to get to the real you, so that the glow of your inner beauty the spirit man can be seen. Here are a few tips for leaving the past behind.
1. You must unveil who you really are and be honest with God. Who are you really when others are not looking at you?
2. You must ask for wisdom to understand why you do some of the things that you do. What is it that keeps you in cycles of disappointment and disobedience to God?
3. Research your family history and talk to relatives about myths, old wise tales of belief in your family. You must ask God to reveal strongholds and curses that might exist in your bloodline.
4. Read the Scriptures on what it means to be free from your past. (Romans 8:1-2), ( Philippians 3:12-13).
Mordecai had to remind Esther about where she came from. Despite her rist to royalty, he had to remind her of her people"s plight at the hands of Haman's evil plan. No matter how high we rise, we have to remember wher we came from. We must remain humble so that God can continue to use us onece we get into positions of authority.
Mordecai told Esther that if she did not use her position as Queen to intervene and help the Jews that God would raise up someone else to deliver His people. And that in the end her real identity would be exposed, and she would parish along with her people.
We must remember that when we take off all of our clothes we are still filthy rags before the Lord. It doesn't matter what our title, position, how many degrees we have, whether we live in a gated community, sit in the halls of justice, or on the board of directors of a major company. When the roll is called up yonder, we will all have to stand before an all knowing God and give an answer of our stewardship and gifts that God has bestowe upon us.
I believe that people glean the most from leadership when we acknowledge our failures and shortcomings. It is very difficult to listen to and take leadership from someone who has never been through anything. There is no testimony on how God delivered in your life! Openess and transparency are things that we are not comfortable with; yet God uses the follish things and the base things of this world to confound the wise. He uses the least likely people to do great things for the kingdom.
God keeps His anointed shrouded in secret and darkness for a season, but after that season is over, He raises us up so that we can become light in dark places or in places where a great deliverance is needed. That is what He did with Queen Eshter. Esther's means "Star". At the appointed time, her star shown brightly, and she used her beauty, charm, wisdom, and power to shed light upon the victimazation of her people at the hand of a wicked man.
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. I'm not gonna make it shine, but I'm gonna let it shine. What about You? How will you let your light shine today? I hope you received something of value from this teaching today. If you have, let me know about it. Leave a comment on my blog page, facebook me, or merely send a text. God Bless You and as always:
"Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers."