Time to Get Your Life Back!
By: Susan Deborah Schiller
Just as city streets are safer at night when the dark corners are well lit, we are going to identify the crime scenes and establish abuse-free zones in those areas. We first began by identifying your adversary, and now we're going to walk down the streets of your past and turn on the lamp lights.
Every time we identify an adversary, a crime scene, and declare what was stolen we then get to claim a "double portion" of our inheritance restored. I'm not talking about civil or criminal proceedings.
God says, "Rule in the midst of your enemies!" So let's go!
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. – Psalm 89
You're going to be called "Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings" – and that, to me, means restoring the heart of the family, the backbone of society.
Knowledge replaces fear. Education is the difference between Now and a Better Future.
Through this knowledge we are repairing the broken walls that were meant to protect our families!
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. – Isaiah 58
Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.
Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
Here's the deal. Heaven's rules give us the upper hand, always.
Therefore, we are no longer victims. We are overcomers. We rule in the midst of our enemies. Thanks to Psalm 110, we have this promise:
The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, "Rule in the midst of Your enemies."
Behind the scenes, this is what is happening: We are establishing God's Throne here on earth. His throne is based on righteousness and justice. Do you see the scepter in YOUR hand?
When you make decisions and act on the principles of justice and righteousness, when you SPEAK the truth (in other words, your silence is not an accomplice to evil), in humility and love, you are bringing Heaven to earth.
You are shifting the atmosphere and creating an abuse-free zone.
I'm not saying that it's an "instant miracle" or an over-night change. When Nehemiah led the Israelites to rebuild the walls that had broken down around their city, each family was in charge of rebuilding the walls in front of their own door. With a sword in one hand and a shovel in the other, they fought and rebuilt at the same time. And this is what I'm talking about!
Faith is ACTIVE, not passive. Too many times we are praying passively, waiting for God to do something. Waiting on God is meant to be an active posture. The scepter is placed into our hands.
It's TIME! Here and now, to get your life back!
Your sword is being forged for you. It's created line upon line, God showed me. Every word you ACT on is a word that you know to be truth. It's not truth to you unless you've applied it, used it, tested it, and know how to wield it! Knowledge without action carries you nowhere, so let's see how to engage the enemy and win.
The rules of engagement:
1. Name your adversary. (I call it "Widow Maker". You might call it poverty, or scarcity, or intimidation… you might have more than one!) Yes, you really have to name your enemy!
2. Identify what was stolen from you (identity, finances, a house, assets, opportunity to use your gifts, a book that didn't get written, a business you lost, a damaged relationship, etc). I have done this at "Shalom, My Enemy", as an example.
Remember, each time we name something, we are turning on a street lamp as we walk purposefully down the streets of our past. We are lighting the lamps and pushing back the darkness.
Writing is a tool, like the shovels that Nehemiah's team used. We are writing ourselves into a better world, creating a new family legacy, and blessing the next generation.
With all my love,
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