Witness Him Now
The Parable Of The Raccoon
The Parable of the Raccoon (see video below!) made all the difference in the world to me. God unlocked "Spiritual Warfare" to my understanding. He made me understand that every battle we will ever fight is inside of us. Every "enemy" we have is already inside of our heart. These "enemies" (control, lust, pride, greed, jealousy, bitterness, envy, hatred, feelings of worthlessnes, revenge, unforgiveness...etc.) entered our heart when we believed the LIE. The coolest thing is that every LIE comes with a "raccoon" (anxieties, fears, insecurities). So our heart will tell us if we are right with God or not.
Now, if we are believing and trusting in the TRUTH, we have peace. Our God is brilliant! According to Isaiah 32:17-20, "The work of righteousness is peace, the affect of righteousness is quiet assurance. My people will dwell in secure dwellings and in quiet resting places though hail come down on the forrest and the city is brought low in humiliation." No matter what happens, God will give us peace in the midst of the storm if we TRUST HIM!
So, our heart is a barometer. It tells us if we are right with God or not. If we have peace, we are holy. If we don't have peace, we need to ask God into our heart to let Him tell us what lie we have been believing. Once the lie is exposed, we have to "humble ourselves and accept OUR guilt". I know that we can always point the finger and say, "Yes, but you don't know what this person did to me." It doesn't matter what others do to us, it matters how we respond to what others have done. If we respond in righteousness (to believe and trust God), we have peace. If we respond in disobedience, we have "raccoons" (anxieties, fears, insecurities). Once we accept our guilt, then we have to confess our sin. "God, I am sorry. I have sinned against You. I have___________ (fill in the blank). Please forgive me.
Once we confess our sin, God forgives us our sin and cleanses us from all unrighteousness. As far as the east is from the west is our sin from us, and we are "holy" once again and peace enters. Read Psalm 32 in the New Living Translation if possible. You will be shocked. This is the place of safety and rest you have been looking for. This is the "secret place" of the Most High that it talks about in Psalm 91. This is our warfare. Seek peace and find it. "He will keep thee in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee."
My friends, God is about to take us places we have never been before, and the coolest thing is that once we get there, we can invite others to join us. This is our inheritance. This is our power. This is our God. Blessings, my friends. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our LORD Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."