We think we are ready for certain things in the flesh to happen, we see how He has prepared us …
Only when you allow Jesus to reign within, can you ever truly experience what it is like to reign in this world. It is a reign not dependent on anything in this world, nor do our limitations weaken it. Instead, through our limitations a renewed existence is born, and we are able to spiritually understand and physically experience our true identities in Him. It is through His reign that He guides us in and out of every experience, equipping us for whatever we need equipped for. When we speak in authority it is because He speaks through us, when we move with confidence it is because we know He privately moves us. It is His reign, a reign that cannot be destroyed by anything of the flesh, nor weakened by other peoples’ wrong free-will choices that can adversely affect our lives. And we now painfully understand His reign is only limited when our, individual, free-will choice does not first choose Him. Jesus’ miraculous reign is intimately known, spiritually seen and physically experienced because it is He who actively reigns within this living temple of Abba’s and that is why we now joyfully reign in this world.
Anything may run through our minds, but what we act upon and accept determines if we will add blocks or eradicate them. It takes a vigilant and active determination on our part to only allow and accept the thoughts and suggestions the Holy Spirit has filtered through, while accepting Jesus’ actively cleansing presence to heal those thoughts and suggestions not aligned to our Abba’s will. Aside from yourself, He, alone, knows and hears your thoughts and only He can guide you into simplifying every aspect of your life and actively place it under Jesus’ reign. Under His reign we no longer waste our energy on things we have no need to be a part of and instead handle that which needs handled, enjoy what our Abba desperately wants to gift us with, and expect and foresee His victory where hopelessness often times tries to reign. It is His living temple successfully running under His reign and that is why He is able to heal our eyes so we may see His victory, heal our ears so we may hear His instruction, and heal our mouths so we may speak His will.
Sometimes the outcome you dreaded or didn’t want to exist is the miracle your heart is spiritually expecting. And your response, how you handle and self-discipline your mind while His undeniable peace is current and actively present within you is the experience you desperately need. The truth of how you and Abba’s living temple have inwardly changed is a unique confidence profoundly instilled through experiences and rooted in His Grace. We are His, and He is ours, and only under Jesus’ reign are we no longer dependent on the desired outcome of the flesh, nor do we find ourselves longing for proof that He is working in our lives. We know He is. There is no question. He is actively present, that is how we breathe; why we move, how we listen and why we can speak is all because of our Savior and His active reign in our life. He loves us more than anyone else ever could. He pleads for us to be obedient to Him because that is the only way we will be victorious in all things, and be who our Creator has designed us to be, even while we live on earth, which is: a child of the Most High God clinging to Jesus as He privately molds us and establishes us as a powerful overcomer, personally nourished and sustained by God Almighty while lovingly experiencing the Riches of His Glory, and diligently, spiritually and physically balanced by the Holy Spirit.
A deep awareness of Jesus is accompanied by the diligent instruction of the Holy Spirit and that is why we are able to hear and see what is lacking, notice the hopelessness and fear wrongly portrayed as “normal,” and see the lifelessness strategically hidden by what is accepting and popular. And because we actively live under Jesus’ reign, we have a commitment to obediently act as He leads us to. That way the lack may be Divinely filled, hope and confidence may be spoken into all issues so fear and worry cannot interfere, and we can actively handle the lifelessness by following Jesus into transforming it into His resurrected life, and placing it completely under His reign so His Victory may shine forth. There are times we are encouraged to remain silent but that is in preparation of waiting for our Abba’s perfect time, which will effectively bust down the barriers, crumble up the boulders, and plant seeds of life in place of the destruction!
The profound and precise attention to detail and timing, the inner peace, the feeding strength, the soft encouragement, the enriching nourishment, and all of the other private gifts you have personally received through your intimate experiences with Jesus is not meant to just help you through the moment, but it is also instrumental in helping you in limitless ways. Each struggle and issue are experiences which reveal a whole new insight into the very real truth that Abba loves us more than anyone else ever could, and it sharpens our focus towards being able to see and understand an important truth: only He knows our inner struggles, our inner thoughts, and our needs, more so than what we know about ourselves. There is a danger of placing your struggles under a label, or rationalizing them away, or listing them under other “normal” conditions or similar things, or worse yet, claiming that “it could be worse.” Because when that happens, you begin to start undervaluing the victory over each individual struggle you encounter, tiny ones or big ones; and in-turn you begin to undervalue yourself, and more importantly undervalue the Lord’s Hand intimately involved in your life, which can then undervalue the unity between you and the Lord. What we deal with matters to our Abba, and each individual issue and struggle not only plays an important role in allowing us to miraculously experience the manifestation of our Lord’s active Hand involved in our life, but it also is a new opportunity to be passionately refined by Abba’s loving, refining fire. Only our Creator can refine us through the experiences, producing a beautiful, devoted and faithful child full of His love, safeguarded by the Holy Spirit and united with Jesus.