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By Rachel Shafer
Many want to go forward in the Lord but find that they are put in a box (or form) that is not who they really are. Now to some degree, we all have places that tell us things are not right.
You have to expect some changes in your life, many which are not planned, but you also have to find that place of established peace of soul rest, and rest in the Lord. It's the place of the anointing, the place where you can pray and find answers. You grow it, you mature in it even, so that you can get in the Spirit quickly and easily.
Jesus has many dimensions and will sometimes come in another form, like He did with the men on the road to Emmaus. When He does, you have to both recognize Him and get the message He is saying to you. Some people have such a mosaic of life that few of the pieces fit together! But you need to learn how to connect the dots or spaces, even if it requires patience for some of them. It is one more reason why prayer is so important.
This is why we need to walk in the Spirit! The spirit is another dimension that many ignore. They focus on their body, they focus on their mind, will and emotions, but leave out their third dimension, their spirit. But their focus has to get beyond their spirit only, but also that of others and the Lord's!
When we read headlines, we need to quickly discern the spirit of it and not just dwell and focus on our intellect. Often our subconscious will speak to us faster than our minds will.
When we share our awareness with the Lord, we can often hear Him speak there! We are walking in the Spirit/spirit companionship and communicate there.
He is so interesting and powerful that we lean on Him, but He expects us to receive and formulate that power, not just be a sponge or lifeless object blown and tossed around. We need our soul, our mind, our will and our emotions to process it. It makes for a rich dynamic.
The government is on His Shoulders, and the Kingdom is growing. Of it, of the increase of His government and peace, there shall be no end! (Isaiah 9:7) Many stir things up, but really can't or won't bring order. The devil specializes in chaos, but God's power has peace.
Where are We Going?
Sometimes we take things apart to understand them and to learn how things work, but if we can't put it back together, we become a mess maker or even a destroyer. We must have rule over our intent. We learn to master things to multiply and produce. Then with proper governance, things can grow into a rich production of increase.
The Holy Spirit is very vital to our self-governance and understanding. Self-control is a sign of and fruit of the Spirit. Don't we often fear the unpredictable, or someone who just flies off the handle? We are not the Holy Spirit so we need our radar on for Him. We need to walk in the Spirit in order to recognize, hear and create with Him and reproduce in Him. With Him, it will be right and productive, and a blessing!
False religions will say it comes from you and your power, but it is Christ IN you, His anointing and power, that is at work. How much does a dead person do? Without God we go back to the limitations of our flesh!
We are fearfully and wonderfully made, but our works are dead or demonic without Jesus. Some seek power but haven't connected with His power and have no idea what they are missing or where it is going. It's just chaotic movement; they have not seen the Lord of Glory to behold Him. Chaos, as movement, just undoes itself but can't put it back together again. It certainly cannot create.
Where are we going? Are we going to the high places of glory or just letting others manage us? Find His Life and be all you were meant to be.