The Two Great Lies

The Two Great Lies

Who are we?

According to Darwin’s theory of evolution, we are not created in God’s image. We are the same as the animals. And yet the bible teaches we are made up of earth and of God. All things and creatures that He created He spoke into being with His voice except for man, both male and female. Instead, He took the dust of the planet He created for us and blew His own divine breath into it and we were formed. We are of earth and of heaven. Earthly and spiritual beings.

There are two lies that the enemy of our soul brings to us. Lies he taunts us with to get our attention. To get our agreement with his evil plans for our future. To get us speaking his prophecies over our lives.

Well, maybe there are three great lies. When I listen to any one of them, that’s all it takes for the ground beneath my feet to shake and I am undone.

The Two Great Lies

Satan has never really changed his story. From the beginning, he told lies in the garden. To Jesus, he spoke the lies. To us, he still whispers the same evil words that are not true.

He lies about who we are and he lies about who God is. If we do not know or understand that God is good and all His thoughts for us are good, that His intentions are always to give us a future, a hope, good gifts and a life abundant, then we do not trust His motives or heart toward us. Then we stand at the base of the mountain in the wilderness in fear of His awesome power and in doubt of His love for us. We never draw close to Him. We send another, like Moses, to go and find the word from the mouth of God for us.

The next lie the enemy tells us is about ourselves. That we are not important. That we have no value. We are worms. If we believe that lie, we will never understand the power and authority Jesus placed in our hands at His resurrection and ascension when He said, “Greater things than these will you do.” We will never stand on the earth in faith declaring to creation the words from the mouth of God that cast mountains into the sea, create rivers in the desert, and bring life to the dead.

The third lie is really connected to the second one, in that if I do not understand my own value and worth to God. If I do not see that He died because He would not sacrifice His ultimate dream of having fellowship with me and you. If I don’t catch a glimpse of the truth that our lives mattered more to Him than the death of His only, beloved, Son, then I will not only live feeling insignificant, I will see all others as insignificant as well. I won’t seek and pursue unity. I will be satisfied with division, which is the goal of the destroyer because Satan knows the day we understand who God is and who we are and gather together to speak, to pray, to love in unity that is the day he is done. He has no authority only ugly power that has to cease at the authority in the name Jesus because of the shed blood of Jesus, the authority in the Word of God, and in the power released from unity in worship and prayer. People who believe in their God, who understand their position in Christ and who gather united to pray and worship are an unstoppable force for expressing in the earth the life of God.

The Strong Deception

Satan would have us believe that he is bigger than the God who created him. But he lies. Over and over again. I think if we would stop whenever we feel discouraged and seek the source of our feelings, we would find they rest in a belief that we are not good enough and don’t deserve God to answer our prayers or we didn’t do things right so of course God won’t give good gifts. That is what I consider a strong deception…that I have no intrinsic worth connected to a belief that God is not a good Father to me. Then comes the thought that although He is good to others, He doesn’t really care about me as much…those are lies. He tempted Eve with the lie that perhaps God was not really good because He was withholding something beneficial to her. We all know the end of that story.

Jesus was faced with the same lies…”If you are the SON of God,” questioning Jesus’ identity, “command these stones.” Taunting Him to prove His authority by speaking words of power without hearing from the Father. Remember, Jesus always said He only did what He heard from the Father. The enemy was asking Jesus to believe a lie about His sonship and to speak words of power without authority given from the Father. To trust in himself to get what He needed, without a Word from the Father.

Satan’s last temptation was focussed on God, If you are the Son of GOD then surely He will catch you if you cast yourself off the cliff, which is really questioning God’s goodness. God’s nature.

The Power of Truth

Perhaps I have wandered a bit, but I see this in my life when I am discouraged and thoughts come that I will go to my grave without fulfilling any of my potential or dreams. When I am confused and struggling to have faith that all my needs will be met. As I move about the land of people awkwardly and insecure. These are the times I stop and search to find the lie that fuels my discontent. It is always either I have forgotten who my Father is or I have forgotten who I am.

For me, the answer is to get my Power Prayer Journal out and read out loud all the Bible verses I’ve written on who I am in Christ. Who I am to God. How He delights in me. That is where my peace, faith and hope come from and I feel a well of strength rise up to stand strong for the truth God’s growing in me. God is truly good. That’s all He can be because His nature is love. You are His delight. He gave His heart to you and His best love for you. You are His Wildest Dream. Believe it.


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God’s Wildest Dream

God’s Wildest Dream

You are God’s Wildest dream. I am God’s Wildest Dream. Why did we not know this? Why were we not told? I have ached most of my life with an underlying sense of my own lack. A self-hatred even. Knowing I was not good enough but fighting for a place of worth. Thinking if I worked hard enough I could prove the voice inside was wrong. I could find rest from the driving torment. And yet believing if I got too close to God He would surely expose and crush my being because He could see right through me to the nothing I really was.

But when He came close He didn’t do that at all.

When I finally came to the end of any hope in my ability to make something good of my life and invited Him into my heart, He was not the God I’d always feared. He was a God of such huge love, such personal compassion that I realized I didn’t really know Him at all. I was like one of the children of Israel following Moses into the desert. I saw God’s acts occasionally in apparently random moments but without true understanding of how He came or why. For years I tried to do the right things to make my spiritual life bigger, richer and more meaningful. To make it more hopeful. Turning teachings into formulas to get my basic needs met. Working hard to keep fear, poverty,  and emptiness at a distance so there would be something hopeful, something alive in me. Something that looked and felt like God.

I knew at the core of my being that He was real. That He was awe inspiring. That He was beautiful. Creation had always spoken His name & reality to me. One day in all my brokenness, from a place of incredible fear and pain, I invited Him in to work in the dark places of my heart. The areas that resisted Him, that did not trust Him. I asked Him to come and bring His light and life to me.

What an incredible journey we’ve been on. As I opened my heart to Him, He opened His heart to me. And it is true, all His thoughts are good. All His thoughts toward me are healing, love, joy and delight. He created the earth and all it’s wondrous beauty for me. For you. For us. It was for Him to have a place to walk with us and share His great Father heart with His kids. For us to explore. To discover. To learn of Him and to learn of ourselves. To dream. To build. To create and to play.

He valued us so much–each one of us with our unique fingerprints and personalities, in all our quirkiness—that He literally redeemed us by choosing to die rather than not be able to meet with us heart to heart. Jesus took all that I am not, all lack in me, all driven pain, all tormented failings , so that I and you could be all that Father God dreamed us to be. He gave his life to free all that He knew was within us. To remove all barriers between us and Himself so we would know the powerful love that gives us life rich and glorious. We are God’s intention. The biggest dream He ever had. The one He gave His all to, so He could bring us close to Him. We delight Him. Every single one of us.

There is no one right way of walking with Him. Once we invite Him inside our hearts, there is no formula. He addresses us with His Father heart right to the place of wounding that needs love and healing most. He knows this place best because He knows us so intimately. Better than we know ourselves. His touch is gentle. He breath is soft and filled with the healing power of heaven. He comes to meet with us.

Jesus is the perfect model of what walking with the Father looks like. His response was always doing only what the Father asked Him to do. And He obeyed perfectly. Everyone who came was healed–people with big faith. People with little faith. Every hungry person was filled. People were healed in all manner of ways. By touching His clothes. By a word He spoke. By a smearing of His spit and mud. Jesus said that anyone who had seen Him had seen the Father. His compassion and miracles expressed the heart of our Heavenly Father and showed us the kind of intimate relationship God wanted with each one of us.

God is after our hearts. Longing to walk with us. To have conversations with us. He suffered and died for that opportunity. We are so valuable to Him. We have the highest worth of anything on the planet to our Creator, Father, God. Each unique one of us. We are God’s wildest dream. You are God’s Wildest Dream. He’s hungry to hear your voice today. I encourage you to go say, “hi”. For some of us, He’s been waiting an awfully long time.

 


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