28 Dec Birthplace of a new Season. Part 3
As I stated in Part 2, turmoil is one of the necessary signs that the new season is wanting to be birthed in and through us. Death of the old season is usually a necessity in order for us to move into the new season fully. It can sometimes be a very painful but necessary process that we will go through. Many times the spirit of truth will begin to reveal to us where we have been in error in the previous season. Mistakes that we have made, bad mindsets in us and sins that we have allowed to remain hidden are revealed in order for the Lord to cleanse us. We need to view this as the Lords grace coming to us so that we can move into our new seasons. He wants us to move forward but not in the state that we are currently in. We need to stop looking at this as the Lords displeasure with us or judgment against us for wrong doings. The closer we get to Jesus and his Glory, the more our flesh manifests. He is so pleasured that we are willing to go through anything to get this close to him. 2 Cor 3:16-4:10 16 whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. 4:1 Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, 2 but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, ” Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; 8 we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
We are to change from glory to glory as the seasons change. Not from defeat to defeat or from failure to failure. The mirror is there to show Jesus in us and for us to reflect HIM (Jesus) through us. For too long we have thought that the Lord holds this mirror up to us and says “see all of the junk” when in reality He says to us, “Do you see me in you”? Our failures and defeats are filtered through Jesus and we see ourselves through His eyes of grace and love. This allows us to move on into the new season with new power, authority, truth and life. We come into it with open and clear eyes. People, including ourselves will many times view our apparent failures as just that, failures. How did the disciples and many other people initially view the death of Jesus? As a failure and they went back to fishing or other things, when in reality it was His greatest victory. It just took them a little time to see this as the victory that it really was. The disciples had to then begin to see themselves from Jesus perspective after they denied Him, ran away and hid. If they continued to see themselves through shame, regret and condemnation then they would have never operated in faith and moved on. They could not see Him anymore in the natural but He was on the inside of them (Faith) in the form of the Holy Spirit. Then the season of the Holy Spirit could be released to others. 1 John 5:4 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. Randy Strombeck