The Struggle To Control
As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; (Romans 3:10).
Vision by Brother Glenn 04/06/2022
After my early morning prayers, I had a short vision from the Lord. In the vision, I saw a man with his daughter walking. As they were walking suddenly their spiritual eyes were opened and they could see what was happening all around them. There were snakes of different shapes and sizes on both sides of the road that they were traveling. Being aware of this, fear started to seize them as they were intimidated by the presence of the enormous snakes, they were deprived of peace, while the snakes were glittering with pride for managing to disturb their journey. Soon the man and daughter were joined by another person, who did not fear the snakes nor was she intimidated by their sizes and shapes and she accompanied them by helping them complete their journey., end of vision!
There Is No Good In Us
As it was, soon after the vision I woke up again and prayed, the Lord revealed to me the meaning of this. The Lord revealed that those very mechanisms Satan used on the outside to cause Christians to stumble are the very same things people have within them to force others to stumble (Romans 14:13). We are going to provide some detail here according to the Lord's explanation, we (humans) all have these evils in us, yes even Christians! Therefore, what breaks the power of these evils is our faith and the fruit of the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:5; Ephesians 5:22-23).
Naturally, we all have a spirit of fear and anger in us. As it is, we have a fear for people, and we also fear consequences for wrong behavior. Similarly, we ourselves use fear to intimidate our children or others resulting in deprivation of benefits and after this, we enjoy a false sense of superiority (pride) over those we managed to subdue. Now, does this not show us the power the devil has over us? The very evils he uses to inflict bondage on us we use to control others cruelly. Some might argue that fear and intimidation are necessary to deter potential harm, good! But the Bible says God has not given us a spirit of fear (that is after we gave our lives to Christ) it means we are literally to fear no one or nothing (2 Timothy 1:7; Matthew 10:28) except the Almighty God. Furthermore, as we grow in our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, God forms the image of Christ in us through the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:29).
In conclusion, as Christians, we have been given the Holy Spirit and our obedience to Him will lead to the manifestation of the Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5), while our flesh will produce alienation from the Presence of a Holy God. Remember God is coming for the fruit we bore (Matthew 7:17-18).