Breaking Free to Bring in the Light
Water turning into wine …
Behold, I send My messenger,
And he will prepare the way before Me.
And the Lord, whom you seek,
Will suddenly come to His temple,
Even the Messenger of the covenant,
In whom you delight.
Behold, He is coming,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
But who can endure the day of His coming?
And who can stand when He appears?
For He is like a refiner’s fire
And like launderers’ soap.
3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver,
That they may offer to the Lord
An offering in righteousness.
For the truth seekers, as your spirit is knit to Christ’s, what you experience is written above … a thorough scrubbing that leads to operating by the mind of God.
In this scrubbing process, two prisons become apparent. One is the pit of the spiritually dead world that we are physically born into. You realize what we call life is death, and what we call death is still death. We wake, eat, sleep, and do it all over again day after day. Our spiritual power is minuscule. At times we see glimpses of our power derived from love, and that hope keeps us pushing forward. But even then, what we “see” pales in comparison to the power of a spiritually alive creation. As a whole, we are the weakest of creations; especially given the mind we possess.
It’s this one possession, our mind, that could make us most powerful, makes us most weak because of the cancerous corrosion it has undergone. And that leads to the other prison, our corrupted mind; corrupted because of the lies that rule it. When the mind is knit in lies, it creates a prison of depravity and bondage basked in debilitating harm. The narrow path to escape both prisons is to seek the truth in love from our Creator and eternal Father.
Freed from the Prison of Your Mind
Freedom from both prisons starts with the mind; as healing comes inside out. Seeking truth transitions the mind from a source manifesting harm to good. Romans 12:2
To abide in truth you have to seek for it because the multitude of lies. But if you seek you will find. Matthew 6:33, 7:7 When you find truth, there is no mistaking it because the new framework based in truth creates love that changes you and those around you. 1 Timothy 1:5
For those who have been seeking the Truth, as Christ’s Spirit fills your soul, every contrary aspect to His love in you surfaces. All is exposed in His light for there is no darkness in Him. All unrighteousness has to be removed as He moves in. His light exposes the layers of your soul, what you see, you want nothing to do with. This is the beginning of learning to “die to self”. First you SEE, THEN you desire to die to your mind and feast on His. This is why the seekers of truth are being changed into wine. As the Light reveals the darkness, the truth they seek replaces the lies. Without truth, the lies remain in charge.
This depth of cleansing can be tough. However, it’s the path to the purest of love. As the scum of your prison walls is exposed, Christ showers His affections on you and gives you the truth to grab a hold of. Bit by bit He breaks you free and fills you with Him. John 14:6, 10:27
As your soul is scrubbed, you must trust all to Christ as only He can free your mind, because you are in prison. This is His utmost desire because of His love for you. Zechariah 9:11, Isaiah 42:7 This is why He gave up His Spirit, to fill yours. You must be as a child trusting in a loving Father who can do all things, as it becomes obvious you can not as you come head-to-head with your limitations. You must trust in following His lead. This level of trust is very powerful. Choose to trust. Then your hunger for a righteous spirit will be satisfied. Matthew 5:6
Now is the time to dine with the Truth; to die to the old ways of thinking and acting that are revealed by the Light, and embrace the mind of Christ. Feast on His mind of truth, not your mind of lies. Let that mind die. What you feed will grow. Watch your thoughts. Seek to be aware of what you are meditating on, and meditate on the truths His Spirit teaches you. Starve all thoughts contrary to His truth; all fear, rejection, failure, and self-depreciating thoughts by not focusing or feeding them. Instead, feed your mind with the words of truth and who you are as His cherished creation. Isaiah 58
As minds are filled with the Light, the Light will implode the pit of the spiritually dead world and destroy it inside out, the first prison. With the Light here, the imprisoned spirits can be freed from their flesh graves and clothed with immortality. 1 Corinthians 15:54, Zechariah 4:6
Continue seeking truth and you’ll find that Christ is allowing you to partake of His mind as you are able. He will show you beautiful truths about who you and others are as His beloved creation. You’ll see that the sin/darkness was a part of abiding in the pit and being spiritually dead, and His desire is to set you free from the prisons; internally and externally.
“For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
3 You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this,”
Says the Lord of hosts.