Love Has Enemies

It has been a while, brothers and sisters in Christ! I have been going through an intense season of testing and my cup truly overflows as I stretch out my thirsty soul towards the Lord! How are you doing? Has your trust in the Father grown? This morning, I see a dam breaking for Blue Mountain Ministry and powerful streams of water pushing through the bricks, silencing the voice of the enemy. Hallelujah!

May godly sorrow and grief lead us to repentance, allowing the Holy Spirit in us to just be Him and not who we want Him to be. May we say,

No, Lord, it’s not okay. I am no longer OK with my sins. My innermost thoughts should be about you, I should love you with all my heart, with all my strength and with all my mind. This cannot continue. Redeem me, do it for Your name’s sake and set me free forever! Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. I make room for you, Holy Spirit! I love you! Save me from ever settling down with less than You. I want my heart to want God above all else! Help!” 

Love has enemies. The people of this world do not like it when we lose our lives for Christ. The prince of this world hates God’s children. It is pure hatred directed against us but he disguises himself as an angel of light. If we are not careful, we end up partnering with him in hating our neighbors as we hate ourselves, instead of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Oh, but greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world! He has overcome!

He never leaves us but helps us and reminds us of His love – we only need to cry out and if we do and wait in patient love towards God, the Spirit turns the stony parts of our hearts into flesh. He sets us free from the heavy yoke of slavery so that we can rule over sin and not be slaves to them. He helps us be the person whom we were created to be.

Brothers and sisters, let me take you on a journey into the heart of God over the following days! I have powerful testimonies to share and I can’t wait to hear yours! We need each other in this hour. Arise, army of God! Breath of God, come and blow over the dry bones, let the tendons and flesh be attached and lives enter their bodies! Let Your Bride, Jesus, walk by the Spirit of life, her head raised and shining pure and bright with Your glory! Amen!

LOVERS OF GOD 1. “I cannot, but You can” (On 2. Timothy 3)

Welcome, lovers of God!

I especially welcome all spiritual mothers and fathers who are willing to unite under the purpose of nurturing and equipping the “babies” in the Body of Christ together! You want to stay faithful to the tribe and give up your life for the Kingdom of God and this is why you’re here!

(If you wonder why this specific welcoming message, please note my introductory post on this series #elephants).

Over the next few weeks we want to ask God to reveal to us the next steps we can take to become more devoted lovers of God! As a starter I want to pray according to 2. Timothy 3:15-17:

Father, I thank you for the Holy Scripture which is God-breathed and able to make us wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus! We ask you to teach, rebuke, correct and to train us in righteousness, so that we may be thoroughly equipped for every good work and equip others as you have equipped us. We want to love you as you command us first, with all our strength, all our mind and all our heart. Amen.

Today, I want to share one revelation I have had a few days ago about loving God. I am certain that this is a good first step towards becoming more faithful lovers of God; it can be summarized as follows:

“I CANNOT, BUT YOU CAN.”

Do you ever wonder when you will be finally liberated from a certain sin you have been struggling with for decades? Do you feel guilty and condemned because you never seem to be able to break free? Do you get discouraged and feel like God cannot love you the same still? Believe me, I’ve been in the pit of such thoughts. It can be so discouraging when you thought you are over something and then it resurfaces as if it was trying to mock the victories you have had so far.

About a week ago, I was asking God why this happens and I waited a few days for His answer. Then, all of a sudden, I realized that I am still in bondage because I try to love God with my own strength when I cannot! Is the human heart not deceitful? I wasn’t relying on His strength and grace to help me to love Him better but had become self-sufficient and prideful regarding this matter! He needed to take over.

I know that quite a few people need to hear this right now. You have come to the end of yourself. You cannot go further with yourself and your pride. You desire to love Him more but you just cannot. However, this is just the beginning. An exciting adventure awaits us because God has good thoughts for us! Blessed are you when you believe!

Blessed are you when you believe that He will help you love Him more! He gave you faith and He will increase your faith. Amen?

Come, let us surrender and start anew with the refreshing forgiveness which He offers to us! Lead us on a new adventure of drinking from the pleasures of You, my Father, our only one and beautiful King!