"Consider the ROCK from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined." - Isaiah 51:1-2
Our adversary has been busy in an effort to distract us and dull our memory of who we are and Whose we are, where we've come from and where we're going. Religious spirits are experts at getting us to fear things we do not understand, compare ourselves to others, and compete with one another.
Even as a child, the enemy tried to subvert or supplant our view of who we are and replace it with a corrupt view of our own self, implanting painful or confusing incidents that changed our perception of ourselves. He brought people into our life who treated us as though we were something we are not. They've released the enemy's poison and venom and seeds of poisonous, corrupt theories of who we are in order to blind usto the reality of who God DESTINED us to be.
THE BATTLE FOR DESTINY
You are cut from the Rock of Christ, "Who is and was and who is to come" (Revelation 1:8).
Do you realize you were mined from the quarry of God's heavenly Kingdom?
It's the enemy's plan to keep you focused on your earthly life with its earthly circumstances and your earthly past consisting of your earthly trials and your earthly history. But God wants your focus to be on Him – His plan and His Kingdom. He says, "Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).
In Isaiah 51:12-13, God says to us, "I, yes I, am the One who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear? Yet you have forgotten the Lord, your Creator, the One who stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth. Will you remain in constant dread of human oppressors? Will you continue to fear the anger of your enemies?..."
In an instant, God can strip ANY human power of its anger and fury. He can strip them of their power to harm you, putting His words in your mouth and hiding you safely in His hand (see Isaiah 51:16).
If we will remember Who He is, what He's done, and remember the Kingdom we are heirs to, we literally and absolutely become irrepressible. We become the unstoppable Kingdom of God!
GOD WANTS YOU TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE!
When God found Abraham, He didn't see just one man, He saw a Kingdom, an unstoppable Kingdom – a Kingdom that would cover the earth and have no end. He rejoiced over the spiritual and natural descendants of Abraham and Sarah.
God looked into the future and saw you, and He was thrilled! He saw the great love you would have for Him and the work that you would do through that love – the power of His Kingdom covering the earth, raising the dead, healing the sick, and saving the lost!
When you received Christ, you accepted His invitation to His unstoppable Kingdom – the Kingdom He created, first through Abraham, then, finally, through Christ, THE ROCK – God incarnate.
"Consider the ROCK from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined" (Isaiah 51:1-2). He is your Father and you are His child! You were His child before the foundations of the earth were laid. You are His, and He has destined you to bring His restoration to the earth.
Stand up – shake off the contrived and distorted image of who you are and what you are capable of – turn and face the heavens and confess, "I AM the righteousness of God in Christ!"
Declare to the atmosphere: "He who gives me justice is near. Who will dare to bring charges against me now? Where are my accusers? Let them appear!"
"See, the Sovereign Lord is on my side! Who will declare me guilty? All my enemies will be destroyed like old clothes that have been eaten by moths!" (Isaiah 50:8-9).
HAVE WE ALLOWED THE ENEMY TO DECEIVE US
Are you a captive of the lies of the enemy? Are you held captive by the lies of inferiority? False humility is a god-less lie that robs the Church – uproot that demon and shake it off. Apologizing for what the Holy Spirit has done in your life or doubting what He's able to do in your future is an insult to Him.
Are you small? Do you have a small church? It is a lie!
Does God have a small arm? Does He have a powerless Kingdom?
"..Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." - Zechariah 4:6
There are those who say, "Strength lies in numbers, power, or money!" God says, "NO! Your strength lies in ME! Remember ME! My righteous rule never ends!" (see Isaiah 51:6).
Let your Father uncover the lies of insignificance – throw off those faint-hearted attitudes and consider the ROCK from which you were cut.
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