Unhooking Our Past Associations- Part 2

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 8:

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

You and I have received the Spirit of adoption thus we now have a Superior Heavenly Father to any earthly father.  Why focus on past earthly father figures anymore?  Was your earthly father flawless?  Mine wasn’t “by a long shot”.  Some of you never knew your earthly father thus why try to envision what it would have been like to know him?  Even the best earthly father could not get close to the standard of Our Heavenly Father who is purely motivated by Agape Love.

You and I have everything we need for life and Godliness since we have received the Spirit of adoption.  So, why aren’t we walking in it?  We need to unhook past associations which are meant to keep us from rising up to walk in the fullness of THE SPIRIT.  Every deception must be removed and the past associations must be fully unlinked.  Those roots may be pretty deep as many of us were damaged when we were little children.  Do not allow circumstances sway you from the Truth of being a Child of GOD.

Jesus spoke the following in John chapter 10:

1 “I tell you the Truth, anyone who sneaks over the wall of a sheepfold, rather than going through the gate, must surely be a thief and a robber! 2 But the one who enters through the gate is the Shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for Him, and the sheep recognize His voice and come to Him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 After He has gathered His own flock, He walks ahead of them, and they follow Him because they know His voice. 5 They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.”

You and I should know the Voice of Jesus.  If you are having difficulty hearing His Voice, then spend more time separated from the World’s influences.  Ask FATHER to help you be a better listener and remove anything in your spirit hindering your ability to hear.

Once this is done and you gain clarity, you will no longer be moved by those who preach another gospel.  They will become easy to recognize.

If you have seen Jesus, you have seen THE FATHER.  If you are able to hear Jesus and The Holy Spirit, you are able to hear FATHER.  HE will navigate you out of difficulty in your everyday life.  HE has done it for me countless times over the years, even when I became a little “hard of hearing”.

False teachers will mislead you resulting in you not feeling safe and secure.  These are signs of false teaching.

Jesus continues:

6 Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t understand what He meant, 7 so He explained it to them: “I tell you the Truth, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who came before Me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them. 9 Yes, I am the Gate. Those who come in through Me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. 10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

Verse 10 provides us a barometer of where we stand in our walk.  Can Jesus achieve His purpose in your life?  He is willing, are you?  We cannot blame our past inactivity on Jesus.  Jesus is not going to the cross again for the first time was more than sufficient!  If you and I are not living a rich and satisfying life, we can’t blame Jesus.  We must look in the mirror and repent.  We must no longer allow past associations whether it be with our physical parents or other influencers dictate our relationship as Sons and Daughters of GOD.

If you want all that FATHER has for you, you must make an adjustment in your life.  You must cut those past associations which have hindered you from making such an adjustment.  Quit blaming past associations for where you are at.  Jesus is waiting on you to embrace FATHER’S Love once and for all.

You and I are not appointed to wrath so quit worrying about past associations needing recompense.  FATHER will take care of that without your help.

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