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Free to Believe Again

I’ve had something resting on my heart for many years now and have been asking the Lord about it because it has bothered me so much. I see certain things being passed around various social media platforms that have an appearance of wisdom but if you look a little closer at them, it’s not wisdom at all, well, not the wisdom that God has called us to walk in as followers of Jesus anyway. It’s a wisdom that comes from the earth and is earthly, (the bible says it’s even demonic) but it’s far from the wisdom that comes from above. It’s a delusion that can quickly rob us of the blessings of the Lord.

This is just a small example but my hope is that it conveys the message correctly and releases those who are hoping in the Lord, from any and all bondage. God loves you.

The problem with earthy or worldly wisdom is that it carries great bondage with it when accepted as truth in the heart. It promotes internal doubt about the leading of the Spirit in our lives and can even cause us to question biblical wisdom, opening a door for deception in whatever area the lie is connected with. Deception is nothing more than believing something that isn’t true, and rather than it being something innocent and non-harmful to us, it becomes destructive and an unproductive place in our heart. Believing something that’s directly opposed to biblical truth can also attract severe warfare to us as believers because in essence, we’re believing a lie when we receive this wisdom as the truth, and we all know who the father of all lies is.

I’m only going to use one example in this particular article because it’s the very thing that has been troubling me for years and that is the lie that if your not happy or complete being single, you won’t be happy or complete being married either. This is an unbiblical lie that is nothing more than a worldly concept to promote self reliance and an unhealthy type of independence. For one thing, God Himself has ordained the union of a man and a woman and declared that it’s not good for man to be alone. From the very beginning, the Father gave a mandate to the man and woman to go and multiply on the earth and to take dominion over it. He called them as a couple, as a unit; and without one another they would not be complete or affective in this assignment. God called a man to be the head (leader and guide) of his wife, who was also his gift from the Father, and that the wife’s desire or need would be for her husband. These are both wonderful and good things when the right motive is applied and they’re both servants of God. It’s the order of the creator and His divine plan for man (men and women) to take dominion over the earth, together, which also signifies the love and labor relationship between Christ and His church.

Where in the bible does it say that if you’re not happy being single then you won’t be happy being married? Jesus Himself said that when we pray and receive from him, it brings us full joy. As a waiting woman, I’m content and fulfilled with my relationship with Jesus, yet as a woman who’s been praying for years, over a decade and a half actually, for the right man to walk with me and be my companion in the flesh, let me just tell you that when this desire is fulfilled and I’ve received this blessing into my life, it will be a tree of life for me, not just because I need him in my life, but because of all the prayers I’ve prayed and the love I have that’s reserved, and ready to be poured out into the heart of my helpmate will finally be able to be released without reservation. (John 16:23-24) I will be overjoyed and full of life because what’s been spoken into my ear by the Spirit has now been brought into my life.

The very idea that we wouldn’t be enriched, blessed and better off by the addition of someone in our lives is nothing more than satan’s desire to get us once again to move off of the plan of God and onto his plan, independence, separation, division and fear of believing God for the good things that are based upon His unfailing word. If he can convince someone that what they desire is evil, when in fact the desire is biblical, then he can promote condemnation, shame, doubt and guilt in our hearts for praying and standing in faith over a biblical covenant that is created to be a blessing and not a curse in our lives. While I realize that our love for God and our worship of Him needs to be our number one priority, it certainly isn’t meant to take the place of the other beautiful aspects of this life that God has given us to enjoy, unless the Holy Spirit enables and calls us to it. If that were the case then desiring a child would be wrong, or desiring a job, or desiring finances to be a blessing to others, or any desire for that matter would be a source of condemnation to us before God. We need to lay aside all of the worlds wisdom and take into our hearts again, the wisdom that comes from God. I know I’m going to be very careful of what I allow to become an inner truth because I want all that the Father has for me, in my relationship with Him, in this life and in my relationship with others.

There is heavenly wisdom that comes by the Holy Spirit through His servants that isn’t going to be word for word found within the pages of scripture but it will never contradict or replace the wisdom that is found within the pages of the greatest story ever told. God is love and He is a promoter of Godly love, not a condemner of it. I am casting aside the lie that I won’t be enriched, strengthened, blessed and able to grow in grace by the entrance into my life of someone I’ve loved since the day I began to pray for him as the Spirit of God has led me to. I do need him, I need him daily and can’t wait to finally say, there you are and continuously Praise God for him, because I know that through this man and our mutual love for one another, that my Jesus will shine His light in an even greater way into my life and into his and I’ll have real arms to hold me when I’m weak, and to pray for me and he will definitely have my heart, my devotion (he already has my prayers) and the very best thing that I have to give someone, the outflow of Jesus from my heart to his. I’m excited for the day when my joy is made full and my Father is glorified because I’ve received into my life and expression of His love for me. Take heed to what you hear…Believe Gods Word as truth, not religious, powerless cliche’s passed around as the wisdom of God.

May God richly bless you as you believe His Word…

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The Way, The Truth and The Life. ❤️

Have you ever loved someone so much that it hurt? The longing in your heart for their wellbeing and happiness is your primary concern and you’d never dream of ever doing anything purposely to hurt them and when they weep, you weep more or when they’re happy, you’re overjoyed. Isn’t love powerful? The first commandment, to love God with all of your heart, soul and strength and to love others as yourself. How do we love God like this and who is this God? 

Even in natural relationships, how can we love someone we don’t know? Does a mans autobiography alone teach me about the man or does it allow me to know the man? No, we can’t possibly KNOW, at best we can only understand in part, even so, we can’t (as in impossible) know our Father in heaven by simply reading written text. We can’t love Him in the manner that pleases Him by only reading about Him, we must KNOW Him intimately to love Him effectively, and there is ONLY one way for that to happen; I have to be cleansed and forgiven so that I am suitable to enter this blessed relationship with a Holy God, a relationship that allows me to KNOW Him, not just know of Him. And how is it possible to be so clean and pure, that God the Father (a consuming fire) would find me acceptable or desire my fellowship?

It happened by one man (Jesus) who was born of a woman, born under the Law, to redeem those who were under the law. A  law that made me grossly aware of my sinfulness, guilty as charged and standing condemned and ashamed before Him. It happened by this same Jesus walking a perfect and complete walk of fulfillment within the Law (which no man had ever done), and Him choosing to die for me, so that I could live. It happened by this one and the same Jesus offering up to God His own body and the holiest blood that ever flowed from the veins of a man, as an eternal offering for me, yes, for me and for you.. He made this relationship possible for us because of His own sacrifice of love. ❤️

NOW I, like the children of Israel while in Egypt, can apply this same blood by FAITH, (to believe with all of your heart), to my own house (me) and stand protected and free from Gods wrath because of it. Jesus set me free from the curse of the law, the same law that made me guilty, undone and condemned before God. He also set me free from Satan’s hold on my life and from sin, He cleansed me from an evil conscience and set my heart free from the wicked works that once held me prisoner to death, all by this one sacrifice. 😘BUT, guess what? 😋 

Now that i’m clean before God, but ONLY because of this precious gift of grace, and now that I stand in the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ, I can freely and confidently (without condemnation) ask for the Holy Spirit to come and abide in this Temple made without hands (ME), a simple person who’s been cleansed with precious and Holy blood, who can come boldly to the throne of grace to receive all of the help that I need to live my life as one who sincerely LOVES HIM. Woo Hoo!!! \0/ and guess what else happens when that blessing comes? The Spirit of the Lord comes into my heart and fills my spirit, He breathes His life into me and causes me to CRY OUT, ABBA FATHER from the depths of my soul. \0/ I ABSOLUTELY LOVE JESUS, THE SPIRIT OF GOD AND MY FATHER and how do I love this way you asked, Yep, with all of my heart, my soul and with all of my strength, because His love now abides within me; without Him I could do nothing, I even kind of love other people too. 😉I now KNOW Him intimately as a man knows His friend and He KNOWS me. ❤️

I’m now a branch who’s connected to the vine by covenant and I can’t help but to produce fruit according to what’s being supplied to me by the Vine (Love, grace and mercy), I may be just a little branch at first, but I’m growing and latching on to the strength of the Vine and the VINE is holding onto me as well; we who are joined to the vine are now one spirit with Him and He nourishing me with His strength. I grow, I’m pruned, the unfruitful parts of me die, I blossom, I’m watered, my fruit matures, and one day, I’ll produce fruit that looks exactly like the fruit that the original Vine produced (Jesus). Christ in me, the hope of Glory! ❤️He has perfected FOREVER those who are BEING sanctified. \0/ 

Get connected with HIM, and you will flourish and fully please the Lord. But please do not take His sacrifice lightly, He gave it all for you, to give you all of Himself; the one in whom the fullness of God dwells. ❤️

Copyright: (2016) Pamela Halstead

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