Monday, February 16, 2015

In the midst of my past...

Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Criswell



I have a testimony - a testimony of God in the midst of me. After reading please focus on what He did - I only make mention of the struggle so you can see the LOVING REDEEMER in the midst of it all - focusing on The One Who is at constant work within me...So yesterday (Sunday) I allowed the lies of the enemy to accept "depression" and didn't go to assemble myself or my daughter with believers at our local body called REACH. I was so upset because I had NO reason to be depressed - NONE. Yet in the midst of it a beautiful lady who had text me that morning knew what I was going through and was praying with and for me.

Well then this morning a prayer request came through my phone via text which caused me to run to Truth. As I brought the request to God - it led me even closer to the One Who is TRUTH as I "heard" while The Holy Spirit wrote through me,

"Teresa, you must continue to pray, "It is written prayers" - just as My Son Jesus fought Satan in the wilderness - so you must. Your own prayers of logic and fear do not move heaven and earth - but My Truth SATURATED in PERFECT LOVE does!! Pray in the spirit and this brings you to realize and know My Spirit is within and surrounding you - praying in the Holy Spirit causes Me - The Breakthrough God - to intervene on behalf of you and others for ME to be revealed! This is how you break free from unknowingly being in agreement with the lies."

I thought, "In agreement with lies????" I don't agree with lies. And then I "heard", "When you don't take the thoughts of the enemy captive and bring them to the obedience of Jesus Christ - you have automatically agreed with deception of the  demonic." And then The Holy Spirit led me to His Truth in I Corinthians 1:20, "For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory." So when I forsake God's promises because I believe my past of failure is more powerful than God Who is Redeemer - then I say, "Amen" to Satan! As I realized this I yelled, "Oh no! No more! This will not happen!!!" I sit here as tears flow from within as I love our beautiful God as I'm overwhelmed by All He is and what He has freed me from!!!!

So today I was reminded of something else, I learned - when lies say "this" - then I MUST DECLARE God's Truth of Who He is in my life.

So even more now when I begin to hear the lie it is CRUCIAL that I speak Truth - and Jesus must intentionally be echoed out of my every being as this causes the weapon of JOY to penetrate and obliterate the lies so now I have no fear of the past to come into my future because of Truth Who is Jesus - THE ONE WHO rescued me. Truth caused me to rejoice with laughter in the face of and in the midst of fear.

Lastly, God utilized Todd White to speak truth into my spirit this morning as I heard this, "Did you know NOTHING can separate us from the love of God?? NOTHING (Romans 8) but there is ONE thing that can and it's the only thing that can kill our destiny -  it's this: It's believing that my PAST can separate me from His LOVE!!!! Here is the scripture, "And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." Notice "neither our fears of TODAY (Present) nor our worries about TOMORROW (Future)" but it makes no mention of our YESTERDAY (past)! Will I believe My Redeemer of my past has forgiven me of the past? I say, "Yes" and must do so every day as I fall in love with The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit even more!!!

The Triumphant Victorious Reminder - for when I say, "I'm just human, I make mistakes", in this I've unknowingly aligned myself with the demonic lies - because my humanness will pass away - but I am possessed by the Holy Spirit Who is perfect REVEALING THE WORD WHO WILL NEVER PASS AWAY! So now when I make mistakes I can now say, "Lord! Thank you for your goodness which works this humanness out of Me so You are revealed more and more through me."

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