I heard, “I AM burning the bridges!”
This is a pivotal moment; the enemy is trying so hard to lay facts before God’s people so they can turn back from following God’s counsel.
These are facts, what He is presenting before you is physically true but look beyond. See beyond, and be of good cheer, for Jesus has overcome for us!
We have the mind of Christ and we have to put this mind on at all times. If we be carnally minded we are already dead.
“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace,” Romans 8:6.
Observe that the above verse does not say carnal mindedness tends to death, but it is says to be carnally minded is death. Carnal mindedness equals death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
A lot of people think of carnal mindedness as gross sinfulness. Yes carnal mindedness is death as a whole which is a product of sin. But there is something more to this Word.
The Greek word for carnal above is the word sarx which speaks of flesh as stripped of the skin, the meat of an animal, the body as opposed to soul and spirit or the symbol of what is external , etc (Strong’s Concordance G4563).
To be carnally minded just means to set your mind or think on things from the physical perspective and not from the spiritual viewpoint.
To be spiritually minded is to be word minded. To view all things through the word, for Jesus said;
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life,” John 6:63.
Now let’s see how this works. The Word of God says;
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed,” 1 Peter 2:24 emphasis added.
It says by whose stripes we were healed, past tense….. We are not going to be healed — but we were healed.
But I tell you the truth, if you go by the physical facts that happen to us, if you look at what most of us are going through right now you will deny the word and declare that it is not true.
Nevertheless, if you decide to practice spiritual mindedness, you will set your mind upon this word until the revelation comes to you effecting what has already been done in The Spirit.
“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law,” Deuteronomy 29:29.
In other words, the above verse is saying, If it is a secret to you, you will never see the manifestation. Until it becomes a revelation, until it is illuminated to you by The Spirit it is real but still belonging to God.
This is why meditation, imagination are key to possessing the promises. We cannot afford to be lazy if we want to see the manifestations.
We must put off the mind of the flesh, the mind that looks at things on the physical and set our hearts on things of the spirit. Paul was surprised at the Corinthian Church in his second letter and asked;
“Do ye look on things after the outward appearance?” 2 Corinthians 10:7.
Yes, we must look beyond the natural. We must look with the eyes of our hearts until we see the word as our reality. The Word becomes real;
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal,” 2 Corinthians 10:7.
In an encounter with the LORD; I saw Him destroying foundations, then I heard, “I AM burning the bridges behind My People and establishing them on a new level.”
The Holy Ghost witnessed;
“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert,” Isaiah 43:18-19.
Then the LORD said; “This is your time to live in the new. I AM destroying the things that held you captive and releasing you into the greater new.
I have ordained peace for you. The foundations of the deep are now broken, rivers of living water will flow from your belly.
Do not look back at your wilderness, do not look at your dry grounds, for I have made a way and you are being filled with my life abundantly.”
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.