For the last month and a half (maybe a bit longer), the Lord has really been speaking to me about love and authority. Holy Spirit is so awesome and sweet to teach such VALUABLE Kingdom lessons that we could never learn on our own. The Lord’s thoughts truly are higher than ours. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
We often hear of ‘Christians” judging and condemning those that do not have it “all together.” Such as viewing drug addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes and the homeless as less-than. It’s ironic that these very people are who we, as Sons and Daughters of God are called to love. Jesus himself loved the outcast. He loved the “untouchables.” He loves today’s lepers. My heart hurts for the way Jesus has been represented by these peoples and groups who are in bondage to a religious spirit.
Where we don’t love, we do not have authority. Where we love, we have authority. It’s as simple as that. If we are not loving the “outcast,” how do we ever expect God to use us to call them forth into their God given destiny and identity? I’m not saying we should condone sin. Absolutely not. However, I am saying that love covers all. We must remember that when we were held in shackles and chains, Jesus came and saw as as we WOULD be. His love and invitation to Himself called us into our God given destiny and identity. What would happen if the Bride of Christ truly loved? I am convinced that everything would shift. Again, we have authority where and when we love. If we want to be used by the Lord to bring glory to Him and bring souls into His Kingdom, we must love.
I am truly grateful that Holy Spirit has been teaching me this and I believe He will continue to do so. This truth has completely penetrated my heart and I want even more revelation of this truth. We have authority. We are Sons and Daughters. Let us love.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20