Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Criswell
"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins."
~ I Peter 4:8 ~
"For a prosperous man is generous. He who refreshes others, will himself be refreshed."
~ Proverbs 11:25 ~
Betrayal. Infidelity. Adultery. Anger. Hopelessness.
"Lord, what is his password?
I need to know.
God, what is it?"
"Where is he?"
"Is he with her tonight?"
She finds receipts of purchases for this woman and her child.
The boiling hate of betrayal rises up out of her and towards him.
she sees him, it is as though he can feel the weapons of every kind
shoot like bullets from her eyes with disgust and shame.
Angry words stir up even more dissension.
The atmosphere filled with hate and anger.
Respect evaporates in an instant based on what he has done many times over.
Love evaporates in an instant based on the justified, condemning words she has spoken towards him.
In the midst of this war, their precious son, confused.
In his own turmoil, he asks himself,
"Did I do something wrong?"
"Why won't they laugh at my jokes anymore?"
"I want to laugh, but this house won't let me!"
she hears the whispers of the Holy Spirit, "Love covers a multitude of
sins. The embrace of a wife covers the sinner. I forgave you and you
received much forgiveness; now you must give freely what you have
received much of."
Her fists clenched in anger as she
screams, "God! Have you turned a blind eye to my pain?" Have you not
seen what he has done? He is with another woman? Have you seen and heard
the dialogue of these two? Everything I dreamed of, it has been
shattered!!! God, why didn't you stop it?"
She hears the still
small voice, "My daughter, I have also seen what you have done and I
love you with My everlasting love. Daughter, he must see Me through you.
I am faithful even when you were and are faithless. You are filled with
my faithfulness from my Holy Spirit, now let Me pour out of you....I
have never asked you to do anything I have not already done."
As she hears these words, she weeps with uncontrollable anguish.
She knows truth, but everything in her wants to do the opposite of truth.
Vengeance is easier; explosion is easier.
Pride revealed as self wants to manifest...yet, humbleness must be revealed through strength under control.
The power of hate that wants to spew out of control is controlled by the power of God's love, manifesting true humility.
Spirit of God speaks to her heart yet again, "I am your Husband." "I am
going to take this sin he has committed and use it as an opportunity to
teach you what it is to have a husband who longs for you so jealously.
As I teach you, he will learn from My respect through you how to be a
husband I have called him to be, as you arise to become the wife I have
called you to become. Remember Hosea, My prophet. Do not seek counsel
based on what you want to hear; seek My Counsel, for you will hear what
you need to hear. I will Restore; but you must do as I say."
head and eyes look up. This new found confidence rises up out of her
and she says, "I will Arise out of this depression. My son and my
husband need me. My husband is a soul who is in desperate need of
Jesus." As she cries out she realizes her heart has shifted from selfish
human love transformed by God's genuine love.
Spirit continues to comfort her as she hears, "My daughter, when your
son is in the room, overtake him with a hilarious embrace. Kiss him,
love him. Look into his eyes and tell him what a gift from God he is to
you. He longs to laugh...let my joy burst forth bringing my strength in
the midst of weakness."
"My daughter, tell my son, your husband how you appreciate his hard work. Embrace him."
"But God, what if he rejects me?""Focus
on my acceptance of you, not mere man's rejection. Remember, he is not
rejecting you but rejecting Me. Be my vessel. I will restore."
"God, what if I can't take it anymore?"
My daughter, I will reveal that My grace is sufficient for you. My
grace will allow you to soar above what you can not walk through in your
own strength. You cannot handle this burden alone; but I can and
To see my friend walk out in God's
strength is beyond admirable. It is truly seeing royalty at its finest. I
am in awe to write a glimpse of her story as the testimony of God
continues to unfold in her life, she is falling in love with The Lover
of her soul, Jesus Christ. I asked her for permission to share God's
testimony through this trying time...and without hesitancy she said,
As God allowed me to stand with her, I felt inadequate.
I told God, "I have no idea what she is going through. I am not qualified to pray with her, nor stand with her."
That is when the Lord pierced my heart.
It was as though I heard God say, "You will give Counsel from the Almighty Counselor.
not speak what you you want to speak, for when you hear what has taken
place you will want to advise her to do what she wants to hear. You must
arise and follow My lead, not your lead or the world's in this
No more pleasing man with what they want to hear; but
you must please Me and tell yourself and others what must be heard.
Boldness shall arise. It is not something you summon on your own
strength...submit to Me, abide and live in My Word and the counsel
revealed in boldness will bring refreshment as My boldness is driven by
pure, genuine love."
I Peter 4:8
II Timothy 2:13
I Thessalonians 4
I Corinthians 12:9
I Timothy 1:5