“When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you; And through the
rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire,
you shall not be burned, nor shall
the flame scorch you.
In life, our walk with God starts rosy and looks good because we do the impossible and receive the impossible. Our hearts are on fire for the Lord and we are ready and willing to receive from Our Sweet Holy Spirit. We open up and give everything because we have found a new love. A love that is deep, a love that does not condemn but one that embraces. But when we realise that doing just that isn’t enough, we ask to go deeper with God. Going deeper means cutting off and getting rid of things that will hinder us from getting there.
At the initial deep stages, we fight through but as it gets deeper it gets more difficult not because we are not capable of doing so but because we refuse to let go of things that have bound us. When Jesus was about to be hang on the cross he was stripped off of everything. He couldn’t have hang on the cross with all of his clothes because it would have served as a hindrance to him and to those who nailed him to the cross. He set himself free of anything that will stop him from accomplishing His task. He broke the chains off because he was aware of the power that was going to be available to him. He had an understanding of who He was and where He was heading to.
The deeper we want to get with God, the more the devil reminds us of the things that “can” hold us bound. We can’t go deeper not because we can’t take the step but because the enemy makes us aware of our current circumstances. The more you get deeper with Jesus the firmer your foundation is and this reaffirms your power and authority in Him. The enemy doesn’t have authority but can try to exhibit his mediocre power.
Now power is the ability to influence somebody to do something that he or she would not have done. Authority on the other hand, refers to a claim of legitimacy, justification and right to exercise that power (online dictionary). We have the authority to exercise our rights as Kings and Priests in His kingdom.
“and has made us kings[a] and priests
to His God and Father, to Him be glory
and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
So whenever you feel bound or trapped remember to look to the cross for it is the power of God unto us (1 Corinthians 1:18).
The cross is the bridge between our inadequacy and Jesus Christ’s finished work so never be afraid to get deeper when the storms get stronger and all hope seems lost. Because it is in those times that you should look beyond the borders and cling onto Jesus.
…Inspired by the Holy Spirit