Proverbs 23:7 TPT “For as he thinks inside himself, so is he.”
I have been on a journey of the Lord challenging me in everything I thought I knew. Did you know that what you believe will ultimately manifest in your life?
If I believe God is a vengeful and punitive task master, waiting to execute His judgment when I do something wrong, I will manifest fear. If I believe that the law makes me “right” with Him, then I will manifest performance to gain His acceptance of me. If I believe I’m shameful, I will do things that degrade my value because I won’t know my value as a son or daughter of God. If I believe I was born into sin and have a sin nature, then transgressions and sins of the flesh will manifest in my life. If I don’t believe that I can hear the voice of Holy Spirit inside me and that He doesn’t speak today except through the written word, then that will manifest in my life “they have ears, yet they don’t hear”; His Kingdom will not manifest through my life lived. Yet, if I see Him as a loving Father and believe I’m already accepted in the Beloved, I will manifest confidence in His love for me and will live His Kingdom now. It all has to do with what I believe inside myself.
He lives in me and His Spirit teaches me who I really am and who I am not. He also teaches me Who He is and Who He is not. What I believe in my heart, will be “who I am”.
If we already have a grid or filter in which we view the Father, and we aren’t open to Him breaking our molds and boxes then we’ll just experience what we “know”. Does that change the truth of Who He is or who we are?
No, we just haven’t been enlightened through the Spirit of Truth, and therefore it doesn’t manifest in our lives. I believe that’s why Paul says “he no longer sees people after the flesh”, he saw them as they always were by the Spirit, not by their behavior….just like Jesus.
The story of the woman caught in adultery keeps popping in my mind. The Pharisees drug her to be stoned, as that’s what the law of Moses commanded for someone caught in the act of adultery. Jesus looks at her and says, after everyone had put down their stones, “ I do not condemn you either. Go and sin no more.” John 8:11
That word “sin” in that verse isn’t sins of the flesh but the word “hamartano” — (which means to be without a share in, to miss the mark, to be mistaken), she had mistaken identity. She was mistaken about her value and who she really was. That’s why she had five husbands and the one she was with was not her own. What she believed in heart about herself manifested in her life.
When she saw Jesus she saw her value. The first thing He said was “I don’t condemn you”. We’ve tried to get people to follow rules instead of showing them who they really are in Christ and their true identity manifesting in and through their life. He saw her as Blameless, as a priceless gift. So He tells her “go and don’t forget who you are again” (me paraphrasing) and she believes it and goes and shares with the whole city of a man who knew everything about her, about who she really was all along in His eyes.
It’s when we can see ourselves like He does that we’ll know we don’t have to be sin conscience but can walk in our true identity as a son. That’s what the earth is groaning for, mature sons who believe they are mature sons. As a man believes in his heart, so is he.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. Our faith or belief brings forth substance, whether that be Life or death. I see the real you, let’s see the real US through the Son of God and manifest this on the earth 🌏. Someone is waiting to see who they really are, let’s help them believe it. ❤️🔥👑