Truth and Freedom

Last night I had a bunch of dreams but I didn’t understand any of it except right at the end. Early in the night I dreamed that I had moved into an apartment and I went out for a walk to check out the area. When I got back there was another family sharing the apartment with me and my family. I’m really not sure what that’s about but from there I got into a car. There were some people around me and I was going to a business that I owned. It was a massive facility and a huge parking lot. The parking lot filled up around me and the people around me were trying to get me to do things for them. I didn’t really understand that part either.

In that parking space my car changed into a delivery truck. Now it was time to go to work around the other side of the building. But I looked at my truck and it had problems. I didn’t have the right equipment, my truck didn’t have a gas cap and there were just a bunch of small problems that needed to be sorted out before I could load up and make a run. Then over walks the associate pastor from my church. He smiles and talks to me about what I need and takes me to find things I can use to get started.

We walked over to a chemical waste dump and started looking through the junk laying around to find a useable gas cap. Then we went over to a chemical waste storage building and looked for gloves and the other things I would need to get started. None of it looked like it would work to me, but as I started to recognize what we had laying around, I began learning to match things up with needs. It didn’t take long before he had me ready to get started and capable of doing the work.

Some of that early stuff may have been a way to understand the timing and the process as I walk out this word in my life. By this way, this was clearly a word for my life. There is a process taking place to get me into the right position. When I do get there I’m going to feel very ill equipped for the situation. But God is going to show me how to use things that have been discarded to patch up my own issues. Jesus is going to help me figure out how to use what I have available to start doing the work He called me to. It won’t really be a fun time for me, I’m not likely to accept a lot of it at first but He’s going to hold me there and get me ready.

The thing is, I never feel ready or equipped for anything. When I walk into a new situation my instincts are to let someone else take charge or to walk away. I just don’t see myself as a leader, I don’t even understand leadership enough to recognize what it’s supposed to be. For the most part people find me off-putting. Some people want to get away from me, others want me to follow them and then I want to get away from them. But God is taking me in a direction that no person could ever lead me to. And at some point He is going to create a situation in which people are drawn to follow me there. It’s going to be extremely new and uncomfortable for me. I’m used going this direction alone.

“Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all the people who were on the face of the earth.” Numbers 12:3 The thing about being Moses, is nobody thinks you’re Moses but God, including you. When you’re shy and won’t talk everyone is frustrated with you and wants you to do something. When the glory of God is shining from your face, everyone is afraid and wants to get away from you. The way people respond just sucks the freedom right out of you, so you just go up to the mountain top alone.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. You will know the truth and the truth will set you free. The Holy Spirit will be the Spirit of Truth and He will guide you into all truth and He will teach you of things that are yet to come. The Holy Spirit is the seal of your salvation. These are all Bible verses and they connect into a ball of understanding. Freedom and truth thrive together because they both come from the Spirit of the Lord in us. The seal or mark of our salvation according to the Apostle Paul.

“And it shall be to you as a sign on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the law of the Lord may be in your mouth…” Exodus 13:9 Here we see the first mention of a mark on the hand and forehead in the Bible. Ezekiel explains it further. “And I will give them on heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone form their flesh and give them a heart of flesh” Ezekiel 11:19 And again here, “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts…” Jeremiah 31:33

When we receive the new covenant from God, through Jesus, we will receive a new spirit, The Holy Spirit. We will be marked for salvation by this new covenant with God in the form of receiving the Holy Spirit. He will guide us into all truth and where He is there will be freedom. He will be God’s laws in our heart that we would feel them, know them, love them, and want to do God’s ways. We will begin to hate our old ways and transform as our minds are renewed by living the truth.

The truth will set you free. Being permeated with truth the person. The Truth can live in you and you can live in Him. Step away from what you know and go up the mountain to receive the glory of God. Receive the new covenant that God created through Jesus Christ. He is the way, the truth and the life. He is the way we behave, the truth of who God is and what His will is, and the eternal life after this world. Because He went to the Father, the Holy Spirit was allowed to come into people and they could know the truth and the truth set them free in the upper room. May the Lord put on your heart to receive the truth. Not by power or by might but by my Spirit says the Lord. May you be in Him and Him in you and may God bless all y’all.

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