“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:36
The Lord is saying, “You are mine, I accept you just the way you are. I love you and accept you my child, just as you love and accept your own children no matter what stage of life they are in.”
We are growing, we are learning. We are becoming more like Jesus in our life’s journey—we will not reach perfection in our souls until we are home in heaven with Him. Our spirits are already perfectly One with Him now.
Although we walk in repentance, we are not sin conscious, we are righteousness conscious. Walking in repentance and forgiveness is a wiping away of our transgressions—a reset for the soul. We also forgive others as He forgives us.
I heard the Lord say, “No more rejection, regret or remorse. I have set you free to love Me, yourself, and your fellow man fully and wholly as I created you to do with no hinderances. You will no longer struggle with your identity—you are who I say you are, just as I am who I say I am. You can trust Me with every part, every detail of your life—past, present and future.”
I also heard the Lord say, “when I walked this earth, My disciples didn’t start out as saints, some were far from it! They became what My Father created them to be as they said YES to Me and spent time with Me (except for Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Me.) I only require your YES and your desire to follow Me.”
My reply to Him was that He would give me more hunger and desire to follow after Him. I was reminded that in the world, a man eats to satisfy his hunger. In the Spirit, as we eat of the things He has for us, we become more hungry.
Let this be your heart’s cry today: “Lord, break down and break through the walls and structures I’ve built around my heart/soul that I thought I needed to build to defend and protect myself from the negativity/evil in my life.”
We once lived without God’s Holy Spirit to show us the truth. Because we were originally created with His divine nature, we were instinctively aware that the negative and evil done (by us and to us) was not good. Now that we have Jesus and are partnering with Him, together we can undo the wrong, the negative, the evil to reveal God’s goodness in our lives as He re-writes our narrative.
All our sins, all of the negative and evil deeds, have been washed away by the blood of Jesus. Our heavy burdens—our baggage—that we’ve carried around with us, we get to lay at the foot of the cross and see it covered in His blood. We then go beyond, to the other side of the cross into freedom to be who God created us to be. We no longer struggle with sin, false identity, condemnation, shame or guilt. We pass through that narrow gate beside the cross (where there’s no room for baggage) and walk into our destiny and assignments that God has ordained for us before we were even born. Selah