Walking without the Shackles of the Past

Dear readers,
I would like to ask you to please take the time to listen to this podcast rather than just read the written message.
This word/message was publicly delivered at a prophetic winter conference in st. Louis, Missouri at the end of January.
The presence of God moved with a sweet and strong spirit of conviction and with words of confirmation for those who have been waiting for so long for a fresh and authentic move of god in their lives.
Sit back and let the holy spirit minister life and hope to you for 2015.

“2015”
“Walking without the shackles of the past”

Prophetic insights and words , For those that have ears to hear
By The Holy Spirit,  Through Mary  Lindow

 

ARE YOU LONGING FOR,

Purity in spiritual things from the throne of Grace?

ARE YOU IN A PLACE WHERE, 

You will risk laying down what might cost you your past history and which will create a new and fresh beginning in the walk of the saint on earth?

ARE YOU ASKING THE QUESTION,

“Why is it that the Lord in this seems to be taking longer to fulfill His Promises of so many heart’s desires of those now crying out?”

THE FATHER IS LOOKING ACROSS THE LAND

Looking for those who are not creating agendas and programs to attempt to have an “edge” during this long season of transitioning.

He is allowing the breaking and “coming to the end of ones self” to continue.

Few have stepped over the line into the abandonment He desires from those who claim that their lives are for His use. The Lord is not requiring acts of greatness and weighty gatherings to bring glory to His plans.

THE LORD SAYS THESE WORDS TO THOSE WHO DESIRE TO HEAR: 

“The sacrifice I want is a broken spirit.
A broken and repentant heart,
This my bride, I will not despise”
  Psalm 51:17.

“IT IS NOT ABOUT THE END RESULT…

It is about the obedience to do the simple, at times mundane acts of silencing your fleshly need for action and comfort.” 

“Are you pressed in on every side child?   Are you seeing that no one will hear your cry for love, support, comfort and kindness?”

“Their insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair.
If only one person would show some pity;
If only one would turn and comfort me”
  Psalm 69:20.

“Realize that only I, God, can be the full and well-trusted Redeemer and Rescuer in your situation right now!”

“I your Lord am testing each heart that calls me Master and I am allowing a Divine dissatisfaction and holy irritation to stir up all hearts until they begin to wail out loud;

“Father! Why am I not filled with the peace and delight I need? 

Why are you not hearing and answering me?” 

“My reply to you child is quite plain: 

I have said these words and have spoken them to you each in the way I know you will hear me.”   Sometimes I am silent until you become silent enough for ME to speak into your situation.”

Have you repented of shutting out my voice when I have commanded you to give from the treasures you now possess?

It could be tangible worldly goods you could give to share as a release for another to be filled with awe at the goodness of my hand of blessing.

It could be that you know of those now suffering for having stood for truth and having paid an enormous earthly price that need your heart to be a good Samaritan, one who will assist and bring rest and healing and support until they find their way again. It could be that you don’t not want to be gracious to those in your own household unless they do your will. 

But is it MY will for them or your control of them?” 

IS THE LORD SHOWING YOU YOUR TENDENCY TO BE TIGHT WITH GENEROUS “HEART RELEASING” GIVING?

Not just in “monetary” love gifts. 

No! 

In your times of patient listening to those in anguish.

In your time of prayer, in your sharing of simple treasures from fresh garden flowers, produce, extra clothing. Generous living and giving of all we have surplus of!

And…often, in the form of a sacrificial offering to the Lord as an indicator that “things” or possessiveness do not own us!

BELIEVERS SHARE THEIR POSSESSIONS 

“All the believers were one in heart and mind.
No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,
But they shared everything they had”
  Acts 4:32.

THE LORD IS BREAKING YOU AND I!

If you wonder why there is such a limited level of joy and rest in your heart, it is because until you must have a heart that is broken, and repentant for assuming you are allowed to call the shots in your decision making for yourself and for others in this life. Until this is admitted and addressed, the Lord will not expose you to His full measure of glory!

THE BIG ADJUSTMENT COMING
FOR MANY IN “2015”

Beware of ARROGANT PRIDE! 

The root of pride is a subconscious attempt to meet a deep emotional need that we have for significance.  If we are not careful, pride will rob us of the mechanism that allows God to impart his wisdom to us.

We may even begin praying for God to give us what we think we rightfully deserve.  The motive of a proud person’s prayer is to get their will done, not God’s will. In prayer they ask God for their requests, which are usually all about them.  If you’ve ever been guilty of doing this, how often were those prayers answered?

God’s judgment is against the proud who oppress others to get what they want.  The proud are planning their lives without God. They boast about their plans for the future.   They fail to realize it’s not God’s reverence and respect for their self-perceived incredible awesomeness that awaits them in the future, its God’s judgment.

Pride is self serving, never a blessing to others. 

Arrogant pride binds your heart and blinds your eyes to the God’s will.  Arrogant pride is of the devil and it never leads to righteousness.

The humble person seeks God’s wisdom as he or she listens to God’s word and seeks to do it.

Guard yourself against pride. In your life, in your own heart and in judging the attitudes of others around you.  Pride is insidious, blinding all who fall into its snare.  Pride closes off the flow of God’s power.

The Characteristics of Pride:

  • The proud person only considers their own selfish interests; and is usually more than willing to fight to death for those interests.
  • The proud are only concerned about their plans with very little, if any consideration for God or other people.
  • A proud person’s life dwells on what they have done, what they are doing and what great plans they have for their future. They live with blinders on.
  • Pride leads us to arguing, strife, fighting, wars and ultimately destroys us.
  • The proud person sits in judgment on others. He or she doesn’t hesitate to tear others down to build themselves self up.

The Characteristics of Humility:

God says when you are humble, you are free from pride and arrogance. The meaning of humility and meekness in the Bible is one of loving others and being in a position of power, not being a wimp!

  • You can defuse personal arguments when you are humble.
  • You are able to be a peacemaker by mediating arguments of others.
  • Godly humility is being comfortable with who you are in the Lord and therefore putting others first in all ways.
  • You don’t need to stand up for yourself in an angry manner. And you do not have to win every argument

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”    Proverbs 15:1.

  • You are able to walk humbly in the power of God’s Holy Spirit instead of your own limited personal power.

WHEN WE OBEY AND HUMBLE OURSELVES…
…HE WILL RETURN WITH HIS FRESH AND SWEET ANOINTED PRESENCE!

“Oh, give me back my joy again!  You have broken me– now let me rejoice”   Psalm 51:8.

MANY WHO ARE NOW UNSEENand yes, beat down, tested, ridiculed, shamed, used, and seemingly forgotten, will shortly and soon pass through the open door of new beginnings and the start of a vast Kingdom advance.

Those who choose to hear the Lord’s voice telling them to assist and nurture and support those who have been in the fiery furnaces of preparation, will be filled with the joy of knowing that they too, have passed the test of brokenness and repentance.

Those of you who are in the stages of rising from the concealed place where you have been struggling to grow in wisdom, understanding, and dying to self-love, it may seem as if you cannot find the foot holds you were once accustomed to.

Don’t be fearful.  The Lord has placed you in a fresh place of total dependency upon His Voice, His Direction, and His Purpose.

WALKING WITHOUT THE SHACKLES OF THE PAST

…will feel awkward and at times weightless.

Your time in the place of “soulical death” has freed you from the things that weighed you down in past years.

GOD TRAINS HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS 

“Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles,
And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us”   Hebrews 12:1.

INCREASE IN ENCOURAGEMENT!

What does it cost you to share encouraging words and a time of prayer with one who is momentarily suffering weakness, heartache, or despair? It costs you time.

But when you do this, it increases a bond of unity among the Family of God whom you and I are saved into through Jesus, who was the ultimate encourager!

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement
Give you a spirit of unity among yourselves,
As you follow Christ Jesus”
  Romans 15:5.

GOD’S WORD FOR US IN 2015
IS CONDENSED INTO THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS FROM JESUS CHRIST:

1)   Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and

2)   Love your neighbor as yourself.

God gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit with all nine manifestations as the specialized tools we need in order to carry out His will for us as faithful workmen of God’s Word.   In so doing, we gain the fruit of the spirit as our earthly reward.  Our heavenly reward is even greater but yet unseen.

Pride causes us to lose sight of those tools.

Pride takes all the power away.  The insidious part of pride is that it blinds us to seeing that instead of gaining, we are actually losing.

Humility is the key to the tool box.

The act of being humble to God and toward others opens that box and empowers us to use those tools for amazing, miraculous acts of righteousness and blessings.

God’s power for living life well is given to those who humble themselves in his sight.

HOLD ONTO HOPE AND FAITH!

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD”   Psalm 31: 24.

“And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us”   Romans 5:5.

THE LORD OF PROMISE AND COMPASSION IS COMING NEAR TO YOU
TO SAVE YOU FROM SNARES AND TRAPS IN 2015!

WHEN HE COMES AND WE BOW LOW  IN REPENTANCE AND HUMILITY…
…HE WILL COME RUSHING TOWARDS US WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS!

“He heals the brokenhearted,
Binding up their wounds”

Psalm 147:3.

 

~ Mary Lindow ©

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Mary Lindow imageMary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others in all generations and careers or vocations to live and express excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She is a sought after keynote inspirational and humorous speaker and teacher throughout the United States internationally in Ministers conferences, International Spiritual leaders Conferences, and in National and International training seminars for various organizations.

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  1. Philippians 3:13-14 (NKJV)
    Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.