When I call you in the scriptures draw yourself away with Me I am calling you to defy the expectations… yes even the demands of others, and find your solace (comfort) in Me.
Find the dictates of life; both small and great in Me.
The idol, and its temple of opinion and anger and self-aggrandizement of others, and what people are saying…. will fall says the Father.
I will not have you held in the indifferent consumptive habits of those around you.
You are not a commodity that they can use up, and dispose of like so much garbage. No more.
See yourself as I see you say’s the Father.
Run to Me. Find your security in Me.
The storm will come. They will protest and complain.
They will roar and threaten.
They will even invoke My name and demand you to return to the traces and harnesses of bondage to their whim and immaturity. DON'T DO IT.
I am ending that foolishness even this day and laying claim upon you by right of My Lordship in your heart.
It's "yoke easy, burden light" it’s time says the Father.
Rejoice in that celebratory experience of the liberty whereby this day this year I make you FREE.
From man’s opinion, and from self.
Pastor Nate Ortiz
In a time of prayer I had a vision as I asked God to help me submit my emotions and thoughts to Him. I saw a Tornado and instantly I knew that the Tornado was my emotions and that I have been a tornado of emotions and thoughts destroying everything in the way ("Therefore my anxious thoughts make me answer, Because of the turmoil within me -Job 20:2). I began to cry and I saw a lasso being tossed around the neck of the Tornado. I felt the Lord lead me to pray that my thought and emotions are to submit to the authority of Christ. He was taming them as I gave in to His mind and His heart.
THe word says, "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." notice the word effectual and fervent. This indicates that there are effective prayers. prayers that give instant results, healing and delivering the righteous. The prayers that come from a sincere heart that is given to God yield results, things happen!
That day I repented before God for allowing my emotions to govern me. He taught me how to pray an effectual prayer that has yielded result. I am no longer a slave to my emotions, when I feel that trying to creep up on me again I submit my mind, thoughts and emotions to the authority of Christ and I take every thought into captivity, casting out all fear in His name (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)!
God shows us how to pray effective prayers that heal and deliver through HIs Word. Thank you, Jesus!