We don’t forget anything. We just don’t know how to access it.
War is a business that every human on this earth understands. It has existed since the day the devil was cast from heaven and began a campaign on this earth.
This is not about the devil or his demons, because when Jesus died he began his reign over this earth. The only thing left of the Devil is a disbanded, disconnected, powerless group of defeated liars. The only power they have is what we give them.
This is about a spiritual war that we must begin to wage within ourselves. Self, is the great limiter, the doubter, the wounded parts of us that weigh us down. We have always been only limited by ourselves. But what does this war look like?
Let’s start with what victory looks like. The father needs you to be real, and exactly who you are. His kingdom needs you to do what’s in your heart to do. You know those crazy dreams you have about the great men and women you want to be, well the Father put them there. He speaks to your heart all the time, but you create a gap because yourself stands in the way. Victory is Freedom. The Father violently promotes freedom in all people. The church looks at that statement and tags salvation on it, and then tries to fix the sin, the sinner, and bring them to Christ. As Anthony Chapman stated in his teaching on John the Baptist, the Father never told us to bring people to Christ. It has always been our decree to pave the way for the Kingdom to come to earth. How do we pave the way? We do it by getting “ourselves” out of the way.
Everyone has problems: bad childhood, addiction, health issues, accidents, death, and so on. These things mold us into who we are and they create a lost in translation relationship between us and the Father. We allow these events to create filters, and then we filter our faith, relationships, doctrine, and our views of who we are through these filters. We must begin to wage war on these filters and allow the Father to open our eyes to freedom.
It’s always been thought that we wage war against the Enemy (demons the devil), but if Jesus reigns over all the earth, then the power of the enemy is becoming less and less every day. Ourselves, is what the campaign must be geared toward.
Before war can been waged, intelligence must been gathered. This is the reason for my opening statement. Gathering intelligence is a matter of looking deep inside you, and into your past to find the root of the filters you have. As freedom begins to take hold, more and more filters will be revealed and broken down. But we all must start with what is obvious, such as addiction, anger, and disbelief. Look for key moments that changed you and allowed for doubt, anger, and separation between you and the Father. There is no guidebook, no process set out for this, this is truly a new direction, and the moment your heart begins to bend toward the freedom that the Father has for you the more revelation you will have. One of my biggest filters for the Father that I have come to realize is the Church. I took my discontent for the church, placed that filter on the Father, and broke down our relationship. One thing I realized is that the Church is made up of imperfect people, but He is everything they are not, and I cannot place the downfalls of the church on the Father. He allowed me to see the imperfections of the established church and have understanding, forgiveness, and compassion for it.
What in your life keeps you from being who you want to be? Because who you want to be is exactly what the Kingdom needs you to be.
As you begin this quest, you will find that it will always be easier to quit. But the Kingdom is always advancing in power, and Mathew 11:12 states, From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force”. This violence is you taking hold of the kingdom and thrashing out everything that stands between who you are now and the you that affects the world and is entrenched in the Kingdom.
One of the biggest problems is doctrine and misunderstood truths about the Father. Right now, the Father is bringing about great revelation of the things we misunderstood, and there are many teachers bringing about this truth. Our past is full of people using their filters to interpret biblical truths wrongly. A great awakening is happening, and the only way we can grab a hold of it is if we ourselves have uprooted our own filters and allowed the Father to bring freedom. Freedom brings about understanding.
I will leave you with this simple fact; Kingdom effectiveness begins with forgetting about right and wrong and listening to your heart. Recognize the truth of the Fathers heart, which has always been love.
In the beginning, the father only ever wanted us to live with the knowledge of the tree of Life, not the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We have based our whole society around a paradigm the Father never wanted us to live by.
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
Jared C. Britt