I am in the middle of a storm. It is the storm that God is using to give me revelation and set me free. The storm is bringing the answers to my prayers. This morning the trials were difficult although they brought great revelation. Here is what I’m learning:
Is it not true that dead men don’t have standards, opinions or beliefs? Don’t dead men only have Christ?
There is sufficiency in Christ only when I am dead to self. When I’m dead to self do I need a standard, opinions or beliefs? Dead men have no needs. Christ is the fulfillment of my needs because He is the LIFE. Christ fulfilled God’s standard because He is the WAY, opinions and beliefs are replaced with truth because He is the TRUTH. Opinions and beliefs imply a lack of truth which begs the question, can they coexist together? Standards and rules require a judge and enforcement. Christ did not need a standard, because the Father established the standard. Since Christ did not establish the standard He did not judge but yielded to the Father whom established it. Jesus did not act on his own, he did what he saw the Father do and said what the Father said.1 2
When the rich man asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life, he was asking what the standard is.3 Jesus spoke the standard the Father established. When the man claimed he had kept them all. The word says that Jesus loved him. Jesus had no judgment, opinion or belief so he remained free to love him. Out of love Jesus told him to sell everything, give to the poor and follow Him.
Are not Jesus and the Father one?4 5 6 If I were in Christ and He was in me would we not be one?7 8 9 10 If Christ and I were one and because Christ and the Father are one wouldn’t we both have the Father’s standards?
My Prayer: God, this is the place I want to be. I let go of my standards. I forgive all debts. I surrender my opinions and beliefs. God, please forgive me for setting standards, judging myself and others by them, and establishing myself as king. Forgive me for holding myself and others in judgment and allowing bitterness to grow. Thank you for hearing me and canceling my debts. I receive Your forgiveness, mercy, grace and truth. I want my only debt to be the continued debt to love because you God, first loved me.11 Help me to receive and experience your love fully so that I know how to love in return.12 I receive Your love. Thank you for loving me an providing a way for me.
Help me to love my wife like Christ loves the church.13 Help me to cover her sins with love. Help me to renew her mind by the washing of your word. Help me to be the spiritual leader of my home and lead by example.
God, remember me when you knit me together in my mother’s womb, remember the purpose for which You created me?14 Please have mercy on me. Show me the depth of Your compassion. Close the gap between where I am and where You created me to be. Amen.