Over the weekend I had a revelation that was so powerful, so surprising, so unexpected! This revelation came through my eyes of Faith; I was looking at a situation that has existed since I was six years old, a situation that has hounded and haunted me since I was six years old. I believed I knew the situation inside and out, since I was the one who had lived each and every moment for fifty-one years. But I was wrong…I was wrong every moment for fifty-one years.
The truth is astounding; there was sacrifice and love where I saw only neglect, there was unwavering faith where I saw only weakness, there was a raging spiritual war, where I saw only apathy. The truth has forever changed me. I’ve lived every moment of the past fifty-one years based upon a lie – I’ve make decisions for not only myself, but for my precious children, based upon a lie – I’ve looked at my family, looked at the world, and looked at God, based upon a lie.
Without advance knowledge or warning I stepped out onto the spiritual battlefield. Oh, but my God had prepared me … for a year prior I had committed to, and followed through 365 days of seeking Him. There were only the four of us on the battlefield…God, satan, satan’s puppet and me. The battle lasted less than 60 seconds and I spoke less than 10 words…but Goliath was down and beheaded!
For fifty-one years I thought my inheritance was neglect, weakness and pain. But all along my inheritance has been love, faith and victory!
John 8 31-35: “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. They answered Him, We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free? Jesus replied, very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”