Becoming Aware “We are created to be Overcomers through Christ”
Have you ever found yourself sharing intimately with another, only to realize, almighty God is ministering through you, and in the Spirit, you were edified and cleansed, simultaneously? When such moments happen, there is an inner witness of our having been created to be an overcomer through Christ. We recognized the Holy Spirit is present among us, and through residing deep within, is imparting a revelation that will ultimately transform our innermost being, while we are being matured and trained as an overcomer.
I am reminded of one of the earlier moments in my journey of faith, when I became aware of how interconnected the body of Christ is as an overcomer, through divine intervention. The Spirit of God touched me deep within while listening to a pastor, who had said, “The Holy Spirit is telling me to lay aside my sermon so He can teach with a present word for each of us.” Afterwards, some of us were discussing the teaching and what we each heard, deep within. Everyone had received an overcoming truth. As we listened to each other we discovered the Holy Spirit had spoken intimately, what we each needed to hear at our level of understanding, so we could learn experientially, we are overcomers, by grace.
As I grew in the knowledge of God as our Father and why it is necessary that I continually allow Him to govern my heart, Jesus showed me ungodly spirits, manifested as attitudes and belief’s, which ruled my heart and mind, that came in through preconditioning that was often filtered through half-truths. This process began as a realistic dream, in which I heard Father repeatedly saying, “You need to forgive your grandmother.” Up until that moment I was unaware consciously, I held anything against her. She had died when I was a young teen and I never knew her well. When I asked, ‘Is this true?’ upon awakening, a forgotten moment came to mind, as echoes from my past. Instantly I understood, I was reaping a warning spoken during my formative years in a moment of anger, as a curse, because I had received another’s words as judgment against myself and my grandmother at a very vulnerable time of my life. Unconsciously, I resented being related to her, because I did not want to grow up to be like her in this negative way. When I became aware of my heart on a deeper level, I repented and chose to forgive her and my inner child, so I could be set free from my past.
As an overcomer through Christ our soul is restored in the Spirit and in Truth. I could also see, in hindsight, some of those words spoken about her were untrue, and fear and other attitudes had robbed me of getting to know her, intimately. The conviction, grief, and choice to forgive empowered me to see myself as an overcomer, who is seated in the Spirit with Christ, who already became an overcomer in our behalf, so we could be born of the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 2:4-7 telling us, Father God is rich in mercy and loves us with an intense love, even when we were spiritually dead. Through this love, our spirits were made alive with Christ, with the gift of grace, so we could be seated with Him in heavenly places as overcomers. This was done in order to exhibit in the ages to come how infinitely rich is His grace and how great is His kindness toward us who are to be united with Christ as overcomers. We were delivered by grace through trusting, and even this is not our accomplishment but God’s gift. Therefore, no one should and can boast, for we are of God’s making, created in union with the Messiah Yeshua, for a life of good deeds already prepared by God for us to do, before we were born
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