Thursday, June 25, 2015

Daily Devotional - God Thinking Preempt 5

"Unlearning is not as easy as it sounds.  You feel safe with your current barriers.  You hold pretty tight to what you have already accumulated, even if what you have accumulated is of little or no value
even if what you have accumulated was gathered by false pretense
even if what you have accumulated is not good for your family
even if what you have accumulated has not been good for you
even if what you have accumulated is killing you. 

If what you have learned - what you have accumulated is not working for you, it is time to let it go. 

I know it is a lot easier to blame shift than to recognize your own indiscretions and take responsibility for them. 

It's not easy to undo, because it might require becoming undone.  (Read twice)

This is what happened to Isaiah.  Isaiah 6:5
 5.  Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

What I am about to present to you cannot be received until (what is holding you back - what is not of God) is removed.   You must unlearn or 
remove altogether those things that are keeping you from the center of God's will.  In order to receive new light -  before you can receive what God freely gives - an equivalent of what is about to come in, must first be removed from its current pedestal and removed.
Think of it this way: If you had a glass of water and someone put one drop of poison in the glass, how much clear, pure water would you have to pour into the glass until you were sure you could drink from the glass? 

Would you were feel comfortable drinking from that glass if all you did to clean it was to pour clean water in it?

No.  But if you poured it out and cleaned the glass before you put clear, clean water in it...

It is the same with much that you have learned and ingested into your inner man over the years.  You think that by pouring new knowledge or new truth or new concepts (in your inner man) that what you believe will be purified.  But it is not true.  Unless you remove the poison and clean the glass, your container will never be pure enough to drink from. 

Remember the scriptures: Matthew 9:16, 1716.  No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
17.  Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

Can you see why I used the term unlearn, and undo.  It's not enough to keep piling new on the old and somehow have it come out OK."

  Excerpt from God thinking Preempt by Keith C. Powell copyright 2015 

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