Terry Casales - August 4, 2020
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It is time for the body of Christ to wake up to the reality of who they are as new creations in Christ. The Lord has been shaking everything that can be shaken to shake everyone awake who has been lulled to sleep by the matrix of the enemy.
Through the spirit of religion, many in the body of Christ have been lulled into a false sense of security, thinking that they are in relationship with Jesus, when, in fact, they have been learning about Jesus but not about what it actually looks like to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
The Christian walk is not a spectator sport. It is a continual and intentional relationship with Jesus and it is a lifestyle. As a follower of Jesus, each of us has been called to follow Him and, that means, leaving your old life behind and allowing Jesus to become the Lord of your life. Jesus being the Lord of your life means just that. It means that you are not free to live the way that you used to live because this is not based on your True identity in Christ, which is the True identity of who God created you to be.
We, as people, have allowed the natural conditioning of this world system to make us so connected with the carnal things that we are constantly distracted from living and from operating as the supernatural people of God that we were created to be since before the foundation of the world.
The enemy does not want you to see past this natural realm that we live in. The enemy does not want you to realize that the real you is on the inside of you — your inner man — your spirit. The enemy does not want you to see yourself as coming from the Kingdom of Heaven — your true birthplace! The enemy does not want you to have discernment nor to have spiritual ears and eyes to see yourself the way that God sees you.
It is time to wake up from the giant matrix of deception that the enemy has established for each one of us. It is time to breakthrough the invisible cage that the enemy has been keeping you in your entire life. It is time to unplug ourselves from the enemy’s matrix and wake up to the higher reality of the Kingdom of God. This is a time that many will see the Kingdom of God be made manifest on earth like never before.
We must be aware that what we do here on earth affects the spiritual realm and vice versa. We must seek God first and ask Him to give us eyes to see and ears to hear what He sees and what He says so that we can have discernment to know what we see manifesting from the Kingdom of God from what we see manifesting from the kingdom of darkness.
We can no longer pretend that everything that is happening is what it looks like in the natural. We must ask God to give us spiritual eyes and spiritual ears so that He can give us the strategies to know what He is calling us to do in this kairos time. We cannot be ostriches with our heads buried in the sand, hoping that the problems will just go away and retreating back into our caves. We must no longer just react to what is happening around us in the natural and we must be bold and engage it head on in the spirit.
The Truth is that we are all in a spiritual war - we are either aligning ourselves with the Kingdom of God or we are aligning ourselves with the kingdom of darkness. There is no middle ground here. I heard someone say recently that those who are on the fence between living for the Kingdom of God and living for this world have chosen the kingdom of darkness because the enemy owns the fence. So when we are passive and do not act, we are still aligning ourselves with the enemy’s kingdom. Our passivity and complacency make us ineffective for the Kingdom of God.
It is time for the sons and daughters of God to put on their big boy and big girl pants — to grow up and wean themselves from the watered down version of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - from the milk and ear tickling and dive into the deep -- to dive into the Word of God. It is time to passionately pursue a personal relationship with Jesus and Abba through fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We cannot afford to be neutral and uninvolved anymore. We must be intentional to learn God’s ways — the ways of the Kingdom of God — how to live out of our True identity in Christ, which goes way beyond religion and going through the motions. It is time for us to allow the Holy Spirit to heal our hearts and our souls and to teach us how to live the way we were always designed to live by our Heavenly Father as His sons and daughters.
It is more important than ever that we do what we were created to do and to be for the glory of God and operate as Jesus did on earth for such a time as this. I feel like God allowed this global pandemic and everything that has followed as a wake up call to step into our God given destiny. This is an urgent call to arms that we can no longer deny. We must completely surrender our lives to Jesus and we must advance His Kingdom on earth. The time to be asleep is over. God is waking us up and going back to sleep is no longer an option. Don’t be left behind dearest one. Don’t miss out on the greatest move of God the world is about to see in all of human history!
Wake up dearest one, shake the chains of the past from you and follow Jesus. Step out of the old wineskin and live out of your true identity in Christ and step into the Great Commission. It’s time! It’s time! It’s time!
So wake up, you living gateways! Lift up your heads, you ageless doors of destiny! Welcome the King of Glory, for he is about to come through you. - Psalm 24:7 (TPT)
To live like this is all the more urgent, for time is running out and you know it is a strategic hour in human history. It is time for us to wake up! For our full salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. - Romans 13:11 (TPT)
This is why the Scripture says, “Arise, you sleeper! Rise up from the dead and the Anointed One will shine his light into you!” - Ephesians 5:14 (TPT)