Saturday, October 14, 2017

His scars were on display for all to see. Where are your scars?

Good morning warriors-

I hope you had a good week and you're ready to think and battle with me.  The days are going quick, don't you think?  They are for me anyway.  It seems like I get up on Monday and it's already Friday. The more they speed up the more I want to cast my vision to Jesus.  What is He doing in these last days?

I've read so many things this week. The news is full of disaster. I've read thousands are dying of Cholera, Puerto Rico is drinking contaminated water, California is burning up and the Florida Keys, the Virgin Islands and Houston are still recovering from epic hurricanes.  Oh and if that's not enough our children are becoming more depressed, lack purpose and suicide is at an all time high.  Do you feel helpless?  You could, but don't. This is our time. We are being called, don't put your head in the sand, stand up and show the Lord you're ready to pray, fast and speak with boldness and passion.

In my morning devotions I was reading about Christ's scars. I don't think we pay attention to the crucifixion as much as we should. Why did the Lord have to be beaten, hung on a cross and be parted for moments from His father? Why did darkness have to befall the Son of God?  Do you ask yourself that question? If not, you should.

Scars are visible. People can see them. We look for them.  We don't mean to but we do.  Watch people around wheelchairs, autism, and other conditions. They can't hide. Their scars are out front, right where we all see them.  The people that carry them know they have them and they watch as we react.  I could speak on that for days but instead I want to turn our attention to the scars we don't see. The scars that are hidden.  Jesus wore His scars and so do we.

Do you have scars?  Were you labeled at a young age?  Did someone hurt you? Do you feel the need to be perfect?  Are you sad all the time? Do you see yourself as a victim?  All of these conditions can be hidden behind a curtain and Jesus wants to heal you.

I have many scars.  They are deep and rooted in my core. I have isolated myself at times to protect myself, only to hear the call from my Lord to come out and be bold. My scars can't be seen, no one would know except for me.  I am His.  He knows us and lifts us up in our weakness.   His scars were bore for us so that we would be FREE.

Why did He come to the disciples and show His hands and feet?  What was the purpose of that? I think He wanted witnesses to know it was Him. He wanted them to see how much He loved them and how much He loves us. He bore the scars for US!

Jesus can make those scars and turn them into power. That's my prayer. I want Him to take our weaknesses and turn them into glory for Him. Our scars can help someone know Him, see Him and believe Him.

If you have scars ask the Lord what he wants you to do with them. Be a warrior and bow down to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He's not like any other human on earth. He fought and died for our sins --not His.

Be well my warriors. Take time to refresh your faith.  We must put on the armour of God daily. This is not a game.  We are in spiritual times with spiritual battles. Faith will become the foundation to us winning the battle. We don't just fight for ourselves, our families and our friends. We fight for souls all over the globe, for every person, from every race. This is what we're called to do. Be with me as I ask the Lord for His kingdom to come and His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

Isaiah 53:4-6 NIV

4Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
         And our sorrows He carried;
         Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
         Smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
         He was crushed for our iniquities;
         The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
         And by His scourging we are healed.
6All of us like sheep have gone astray,
         Each of us has turned to his own way;
         But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all
         To fall on Him.

Dear Jesus-

Protect Your warriors as we come to You.  We are jumping out of our safe places and are diving into deep waters. We need our shepherd to herd us, to make us strong and to keep us on the right path. Be with us Lord as we come together for one purpose, to spread Your word, Your life and Your resurrection.  In Jesus name we pray!

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