Witness Him Now
For those of you who have followed my posts for the last few years, you know that God has poured His grace upon me in a way that I have come to a complete deliverance and healing. It is glorious. When God gave me the Parable of the Raccoon, He gave me power, and I have walked in that power for over seven years. Once the LORD exposed the lies I had been believing, it was easy for me to confess, repent, and turn. For me these acts of repentance brought complete healing because I have never had my heart broken. I have never been abused or misused. I have never known sorrow or loss. I do not know the pain and sorrow and grief that the rest of the world knows. I did not understand that there is another part of us that needs to be healed. Then I met a man six months ago who was walking in this glorious power.
Six months ago, I visited a local church when one of the elders of that church held the door open for me. We started talking, saying the same things. "God is good!" "He is moving mountains!" "People are being delivered and healed!" Then I started telling him all the things I was witnessing God do through the understanding that came through the Parable of the Raccoon. He was the first person I have talked to that understood what I was talking about before I explained it. He said, "It sounds like you are going into the Courts of Heaven." I excitedly proclaimed, "My pastor is teaching on the Courts of Heaven." Then he said something that blew me away. He said, "Now God is also healing our pain and our sorrow." Then he told me how God spoke to him and said, "Gary, I want you to give me your past." He said, "God, you know that I have already given you my past." Then God said to that man, "No, I want to take your pain and your sorrow." Wow! Wow! Wow!
That man then told me that after God had completely delivered him from the sorrow and pain, God started using him to share this same good news with others. He said that 70-year-old men and women were being set free. I am like, "Gary, is there a scope and sequence? Do you do one thing, then do another?" He said, "No." For some people the pain and sorrow and regret of the past is so great that they have to be healed of that before God can go any further. For others, the anger and unforgiveness and bitterness and shame and guilt are so strong that they have to be delivered from those before God can heal the pain and sorrow.
So I left that man that night with a glimpse of something so very big, but I didn't know how to access it. Since that time, several people have come to me with grief and sorrow. I treated it like I would any other spirit. I asked them to face Jesus with their heart wide open and say, "God, I am guilty of holding on to grief and sorrow. Would You forgive me?" For everyone who prayed that prayer, sorrow left! Hallelujah!
Then this weekend I went to San Antonio to the Women of Joy Conference. Every woman who spoke shared how God saw them through the pain and sorrow of life. WOW! God is so good!
So now, God is giving His people more. He is coming to heal our pain and our sorrow. He is coming to comfort those of us who mourn, to give us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that we might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified. (Isaiah 61:3) After God comforts us and gives us beauty and joy and praise, "we shall rebuild the old ruins, we shall raise up the former desolations, and we shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations. (Isaiah 61:4) God is on the move. All we have to do is let Him move us, and once we do that, He is poised to help us rebuild all of the desolations of our lives.
Now let's look at Isaiah 53:4-5. In these passages we can see what Jesus paid for on the cross. "Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Jesus was wounded, stricken, smitten, bruised, and beaten. The chastisement that should have been ours, He bore, and because of that, we do not have to carry the burden of: grief, sorrow, our sins, or our iniquities. Jesus already paid the price. Peace is now our portion, not fear or worry or anxiety or insecurities. Peace! And let me tell you, I am able to walk in the power of all of this - and I am able to take anyone who wants to go to this place of glorious rest and peace. Now the last part of what Jesus did 2000 years ago - BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.
I don't have understanding in this area yet, but it is coming soon. I think it involves a soul healing. May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. So my friends, we are living in exciting, powerful times. God is on His throne, and He is coming to rescue His people. We will all see it with our own eyes. We will all rejoice. We will all give our God and His Savior much praise.
Blessings, my friends. May we all walk in the power of what Jesus did 2000 years ago!
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."