Stepping Into Tornadoes?
When someone lies about someone you love the natural thing to do is defend them with the truth you know. Defensive flesh to flesh actions don’t add value to the situation, intentional offensive prayer does. When the father of lies is in operation in someone, we have to remember that the battle is not with that person, it is a spiritual battle. The enemy of our souls wants to beat and bruise us and he spins whirlwinds made up of lies, false accusations, assumptions, presumptions, rationalizations and all kinds of nasty, dysfunctional, human nature junk until it is a full blown tornado spinning all around us. This tornado is what we unwittingly step into when we are walking alone without God’s discernment and it will tear us apart and spit us out. Have you stepped into a tornado lately? It hurts! You end up soul bruised.
Are You In A Personal Battle?
Injustice propped up by false accusations is not fun. Yes, this can be a real battle front in our lives. We have to be so careful, so spiritually aware and discerning when this happens. If we make it a personal battle, we can easily step out on a battle field that is made with the shifting sand of bitterness. This is shaky ground, a place where there is no firm footing and we will surely fall and our soul will be covered over by the mud of bitterness.
Is Your Conflict Person To Person?
Are you in a conflict with a person or are you fighting the good fight of faith? How do you know the difference? Always know this, know where your feet are planted. Is it Holy Ground where you are standing? Are you standing on the side of truth? How can you know? Look for Jesus and know where He is standing in the situation you are enveloped in and move to His side, because where He is, there is the fullness of Truth. Clinging to Him is clinging to truth. He knows the truth about everything and everyone. If you are standing with Him, following after Him first, then you will be standing with the truth, speaking the truth and knowing the freedom His truth brings and the peace that accompanies it.
Are You Reacting Defensively?
Bitterness is a sneaky thing and it can creep into your soul very easily at times when the father of lies is stirring up foolish nonsense. The way to steer clear of bitterness when someone is lying about you or one of your loved ones, is to cling to God. This is not a natural response. The first reaction of our human condition is always going to be defensive and lean us into offense. God’s got the real truth, we need to learn to respond in such a way where we are leaning into His Sovereign Sway. God knows the truth, there is nothing hidden from Him. The wise choice is to follow after Him, the One Who has the Kingdom Perspective, and when we do, we will make it through the fiery trials that the father of lies stirs up against us and we will make it through standing on the side of God’s truth with a purity of heart.
Does Bitterness Have A Foothold?
Bitterness can cling to us, it can get a foot hold in our life when we cling to our rights to be right. Jesus hung on a cross and died our death, letting go of His rights to be right. In the eyes of the world, He died the death of a criminal and justice seemed to die with Him. This should have taught us that things are not always as they seem. This could have been a very bitter moment for all those that followed after Him, a moment where bitterness could have enveloped them. They did the right thing, they found comfort in each other, set apart with each other, they grieved and they cried out to God, continuing in prayer until He came among them with the fullness of Truth actively alive.
Completely Blameless To False Accusations?
A time of injustice is always a time to keep the guard up on your heart. When those around you are crying liar, liar, and want to crucify the good and elevate the bad, this is when we have to make sure our heart is guarded by the Holy Spirit. Do not step outside of His protection. The greatest act of injustice that will ever be performed has already been done. We human beings crucified the innocent King of heaven, who willingly laid down His life for us. The outcome of Jesus going to the cross, completely blameless to the false accusations of distorted lies and the human judgement made against Him, was life changing for all of us. Jesus, the totally innocent one, died in our place, we the guilty ones received mercy we did not deserve.
In A Spiritual Battle? Are You Standing With Jesus?
Jesus defeated death finally with truth and love and His resurrection from the dead established truth as the most powerful form of love there is. The enemy hates truth and rants and raves against it at all times in our lives, but truth has already won and if we stand through on the side of truth, truth will always prevail. This is an ongoing spiritual battle we fight, standing firm in truth. True Justice arose in three days just as Jesus said it would and truth empowered by Jesus giving His life, purposefully created a powerful form of love that no deception can stand against. Truth is a powerful love and in Jesus Christ, His Truth prevailed once and for all over the father of lies. Decide to stand with Jesus, for His Truth at all times. Stand your ground.
Who? What Are You Chasing After?
Therefore, the pursuit of personal justice is not a necessary quest and it can dangerously lead you down a path of bitterness. God has already justly won the greatest battle for justice that ever was and ever will be. Justice reigns. Justice rules in Jesus Christ. If you want to stand on the side of truth, then stand with Jesus. If you want to stand with true Justice, then cling to Jesus. If you chase after justice in this world of deceit and dysfunction that is constantly being stirred up by a spirit of strife from the father of lies, you will find your feet on the sinking sand of bitterness and you will sink deeper and deeper into it, until it consumes you. The enemy knows truth has already been proven, the way of bitterness is his way to kill steal and destroy you. The enemy of your soul is not after proving truth, he is after your life and knows that bitterness is the only way He can use to destroy you.
Has A Battle Of Words Exhausted You?
How can you avoid bitterness? Remember, justice has already prevailed, so don’t pursue personal justice, pursue the ONE Who died for it and stand with Him. He is the fullness of truth. He knows everything about your accuser, everything. He knows every detail of thought, heart and motive. God knows the truth. When entering into a conflict with a human being, the enemy can stir up deceit like no other can, never underestimate his ability to do this. The father of lies is able to turn a molehill into a mountain quicker than you can blink an eye. It can become a battle of “he said, she said” where truth is so muddied that you could never find it or reveal it, if you worked at it your whole life. You can wear yourself out trying to expose the lies and satan will use all your time up on his sick purposes. It is useless and exhausting and probably pretty foolish of us to personally chase after justice, because Jesus has already finalized the workings of injustice. From the cross, Jesus said: “Father forgive them, they know not what they do and then He said: It is finished!” We should follow after the Voice of Jesus, the truth He spoke here is invaluable to us when we find ourselves in the middle of satan’s stirred up conflicts.
Have You Been Fooled By The Enemy?
Jesus paved the way for the only stumbling block that could keep us from our Father God and that is the injustice of sin, an injustice that began with the deceit of the father of lies. One lie exchanged for God’s truth, began a sin nature that only Jesus could forever fix. Jesus was the final solution to the first lie and the terrible consequences of this lie upon humanity was broken forever by Jesus. There is no more stumbling block to keep us from our Father God, in Jesus, we are one with Him. Jesus is the solution to the lies in place about you and the ones you love. Jesus is the justice that prevailed and will continue to prevail. Cling to Him, don’t be fooled by the enemy to cling to the injustice. Cling to Jesus, The Lifegiver.
Has Your Soul Been Wounded By Being Lied About?
Is someone lying about you? Don’t chase after the feelings it evokes. Turn and fully face God and in this you will find truth. God knows. God is the Proof, Jesus is the Proven, the Holy Spirit is the Prover. Don’t try to be any of these, just be found in the Triune God. Step off the battlefield and let God’s Holy Spirit work on your behalf. God’s got this, He has already won the greatest battle ever started against mankind, the battle for our lives. Our Father God has already won the victory, established a justice that will not fail us. Cling to God, because the justice You seek is found in His Son, Jesus, whom God sent to die our death, so we might live His life.
Are You Chasing After Human Justice?
When someone is lying about someone you love, don’t chase after temporary human justice, chase after the ONE Who has already bought your eternal justice. If you chase after human justice, you will find yourself on a bitter road. If you continue to pursue God, standing with God, then you will know freedom from the feelings that human injustice stirs up and you will be able to stand strong on the side of truth. God is the fullness of truth that we know. Cling to Him.
Have You Been Deceived By A Worldly Viewpoint?
Where human beings are being used by the enemy, there is human dysfunction in every sickening form and there will never be no clear truth to our eyes. The clarity of truth is not and never will be found out of worldly viewpoint. Truth can only be seen through a Kingdom perspective and the revealing of truth and confidence to stand with and follow after this truth comes only through a followship relationship with Jesus. This is not a battle you will win if you strike out on your own without God. The ways of the enemy are deceptive and unclear and we are wise to not underestimate our enemy.
Have You Stepped On Poisoned Ground?
If you are pursing personal justice, you will be blind to the bitterness that creeps up from behind to envelop your soul. Stepping out of a worldly viewpoint can only lead to the poisoned ground of bitterness. Standing on a bitter foundation, you can only seep the poison of it to others, it becomes what leads you and it roots in your soul. Pursuing God first, no matter what is happening in your worldly viewpoint, is the fullness of a sweet trust that will lead you to freedom and peace.
What Do You Think You Need To Know?
Surrender to God. Letting go and letting God work things out in His Truth, in His way of true justice, will keep your feet standing on Holy Ground, in God’s Presence, where His truth constantly reigns. Standing with a surrendered heart, willessly gives you a Kingdom Perspective, a knowing that GOD Knows. A knowing that the Advocate of your life, the Triune God is with you, this is all you need to know. God knows the rest, all of it.
Are You Following After The Triune God?
God Knows! God is the Proof, Jesus is the Proven, The Holy Spirit is the Prover. Follow after the Triune God and you will not step out on the shaky ground of human say so, you will be protected from bitterness and you will be used by God to speak truth. Will your soul seep bitterness, or will your soul seed truth? Which one will it be. The choice is yours. The best decision you will ever make in the middle of human strife where the enemy is stirring up his worst, is a decision to let go of your worldly viewpoint and cling to the Triune God, Who knows all and Who has the Kingdom perspective.
Is Your Heart Open To The Attack Of Your Enemy?
The most powerful form of God’s love is truth. When we chase our own personal justice, we miss the path of truth and our heart is wide open to the attack of the enemy’s bitterness. If you find yourself there, on the worldly viewpoint of truth, the wrong side of truth, shake off the bitterness and return to the protection provided you by God. Fully Face God and know the peace of standing with the only real truth this world knows. Be used by God as a standard of righteousness, as a voice of His Truth. When you are in pursuit of God first, you will always stand on the side of truth, the side that lasts forever, the side where justice has prevailed and will continue to prevail and God will use you to powerfully speak truth that will shatter the darkness of lies with His Light.
Are You Speaking The Fullness Of God’s Truth?
God knows the truth. This needs to sink deeply in our soul when someone is lying about us and painting half-truths all over the canvas of our worldly viewpoints and creating huge stumbling blocks to hurdle. GOD KNOWS THE TRUTH and it is Him that we should pursue. We should be standing with God and for God and speaking the fullness of His truth courageously at all times. We can chose to back into bitterness or we can choose to fully face God and never be backed away from truth, but live it and speak it with a bold confidence as you are found in Jesus. Truth is the most powerful form of love, as Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. God knows the truth and we love well when we are holy aligned, connected to Him and Him alone.
Are You Afraid Of Persecution? Backing Down From Truth?
What about the truth? Should we just back down from the truth? No we should always stand on the side of truth. How do we do that when lies are flying in from all sides and surrounding us, threatening our reputation? First and foremost, we let go of our right to be right, Jesus is the one only ONE Who earned that right. 2nd we stop pursuing our own personal justice, turning away from it and clinging to God. 3rd, we stand with the Holy Spirit in followship of Him, He is the Prover, not us. We fight in prayer and we stand on the side of truth, speaking the truth The Holy Spirit provides and never wavering from His Kingdom Perspective.
Is Your Fight Flesh To Flesh?
Our worldly viewpoint blinds us to the spiritual battle at hand making our fight flesh to flesh. This is never a good thing because our hearts are desperately wicked. A Kingdom perspective that begins with prayer and moves into spiritual warfare, ends well. The TRUTH God knows is from His Kingdom Perspective of being able to see in fullness, we only see in part, but God sees beyond the surface into the heart and inner motives of men. God’s Kingdom Perspective of truth stands the test of time and it prevails in purposeful justice.
Are You Looking Out Of A Worldly Viewpoint?
The truth we think we know is never right, our worldly viewpoint is limited to the surface of things, we can’t see the heart of a man, we can’t know a person’s true motive. Only God knows the heart of the issue at hand, therefore His perspective is the only real truth. When we stand with God, in pursuit of God first, we are standing with truth that will endure through the battle and remain standing in the end.
Are You Pursing The Right To Be Right?
If you are in a battle of lies, where accusations are flying unjustly in your face day to day and are stealing your peace. Stop pursing the right to be right. GOD Knows the desperately wicked hearts of mankind, it was the created that crucified the Creator. God knows what our wicked hearts are capable of and God is the ONLY ONE Who knows the real truth. Cling to Him, pursue Him first, this is where your peace will be found in the midst of any storm human beings can stir up as they are influenced by satan.
Are You Standing Wholly-Holy Aligned With God?
Stand with God, the truth He knows will prevail and the justice He bought with His very life, will stand in the end. In the middle of the battle between truth and lie there is no better life position than to be clinging to God. God KNOWS. God is the only true PROOF. Jesus is the PROVEN. The Holy Spirit is the PROVER. Stop now and get yourself holy aligned to the Triune God and stand with Him, now you are on the side of Truth that will prevail.
Persecuted? Are You Standing With Truth?
Persecution will come to those who stand on the side of God’s Truth. It is inevitable. Never back down or away from truth because you don’t want to feel the persecution of standing with truth. If you are confronted, speak truth. Jesus did not back down from truth. He spoke truth always. Truth is the highest form of love, and it can stand the tests and trials of humanity. Jesus died for the sake of truth, He doesn’t want you to back down from truth. He wants you to speak it, always as directed by His Holy Spirit. Speak the truth in love, it will stand through this trial because truth is the highest form of love, the strongest love there is because Jesus died for it, for truth.
Are You The Little Echo Of The Big Voice Of God?
Cling to God, He is the only true Proof. Wholly-holy surrender your rights to Jesus, He is the Proven One. Be led by the Holy Spirit, He is the Prover. These are the right three decisions whenever you are face to face with untrue accusations. Don’t pick up the offense, pick up the sword of God’s Spirit, pick up God’s Truth. Be so, be found in and with The Proof, The Proven, The Prover and in followship stand with the truth your Father God knows and the truth Jesus has purchased, and the truth the Holy spirit will prove. It is your role to be the little echo of Their big Voice of truth, an echo of Their truth that never stops reverberating in your life. Be so, wholly-holy aligned with The Proof (The Father God), The Proven (Jesus), The Prover (The Holy Spirit).
Will You Be The One?
In a world where the truth is hard to find, will we be the ones who will cling to God and love others with the power of His truth alive in us and through us?
One of the sweetest gifts God gives is called exhortation. It comes alongside the gift of faith, caring and giving and encourages people, pointing them to Jesus, Who truly is all they need. God has shaped this prayer mentoring gift into me over the years I have been in relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit speaks His Words of exhortation through me. I hear, listen and write. I hope it blesses you as much as it does me. God bless you much. Please help me to spread the message of encouragement to others by using your social media buttons below to share this Prayer Mentor Exhortation with others. Leave a comment and encourage me and others in Christ Jesus. I hope you enjoyed your meal in The Bridegroom’s Cafe. Thank you. KimberlyMac, A Prayer Mentor For Jesus!