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PET ROCKS – LET GO NOW
It is time now, let go of the huge stumbling stones of your past. Those giant pet rocks, the massive stones of offense where you’ve held onto disappointment from a wounded past; forgive, release and let go. If you hang on, circumstances will so overwhelm you that you will be unable to manage even the smallest tasks. Precious, where I AM taking you – you MUST have peace. It is My peace that will guard you and you must do everything you can to find Your resting place in Me. Move out of the old and into the new, by letting go of everything that has wounded you, and planting the wounds at My cross. Let go of every offense, and let Me move you out and away. What is meant to stay with you, will remain. What is meant to be left behind will not follow.

Heb 12:1-2 AMP
THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection].

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Sandy, thank you for posting this! Yesterday as I was driving to one of my favorite stores to shop, I looked up into the sky and was amazed at what I saw.  I saw what looked like Hebrew letters written into the clouds.  I thought for a minute I was just seeing things so when I came to a stop and looked up again, I said out loud, these look like Hebrew letters written in the clouds.  I went on about my shopping and didn't think about it again until I was sitting here this morning as usual doing my morning devotion.  I typed in my search engine "clouds of witnesses" and came to Hebrews 12:1 - Therefore since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run the race marked out for us.

The commentary went on to say that trials serve to strengthen our faith and bring us to maturity.  I said to myself, you have to push through trials as if you are birthing a baby.  Then I flashed back to when I was in labor in childbirth.  I remembered that I was always terrified of the pain that childbirth would bring.  I had natural childbirth with no medication with the 2nd and 3rd births because back then I thought it was better for the baby.  Anyway, what frightened me more was the thought of the pain that I would have to endure.  It is true, the battle is in the mind because yes, I had pain, but the torment that I had battled with in my mind was more than the actual pain of childbirth.

I went to my email this morning after my devotion and found PET ROCKS – LET GO NOW and I immediately knew this was a message from God for me!  In my prayer time I have been asking God to reveal to me every wounded place that needed to be dealt with and I was almost afraid to ask Him to do this because I knew stuff would come to the surface that would be hard to deal with, but I knew that it was necessary in order to get to the place that I need to be.  I have been studying about old wineskins - new wineskins.  Anyway, I know that it has to be done, because I don't want to be stuck because I know that there is much more for me - milk no longer satisfies and in order to move on, I have to let go of what's keeping me bound, the two asses (I once heard it said  that way) FEAR and UNBELIEF.  Can't put new wine in old wineskins!  Thank you again!  Have a blessed day!

PS:  I like the way you broke down Heb: 1-2

Heb 12:1-2 AMP
THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection].

Thank you Sandy and the other member for the wonderful word and sharing. 

To enter into the New th Lord has for us, sometimes we need to let go of Old we possessed. It is like the circumcision the Israels did before they warred for the possession of the promised land flowing with milk and honey.  Manna sustained them for 40 years in the wilderness,  however manna stopped after they crossed over the jodan river.   They started off eating the food from the promised land. 

We need to let go of Manna we had in the past and embrace the new spiritual provision the Lord prepares for us. Manna sustained us in the past but they will not be enough to sustain us in the future. 

Yes indeed Sandy!  I SEE that more and more - how He weaves His WORD to connect the dots in our lives!

Living Stream - Thank you for your insight as well, especially the part of letting go of the old (manna) and embracing the new Spiritual provision that God is preparing for us.  I actually looked up the word provision and one definition I saw was "the fact or state of being prepared beforehand.  This lead me to think that whatever my destiny is, it has already been prepared beforehand.  What is left to do is to walk it out in faith. Wow!

living stream posted:


We need to let go of Manna we had in the past and embrace the new spiritual provision the Lord prepares for us. Manna sustained us in the past but they will not be enough to sustain us in the future. 

Hi Tao, I appreciate you mentioning about letting go of Manna and would love to understand how you interpret that in an applicable way.  I have always wondered about that topic.

The word manna means in the OT "what is it?"  I understood that we have been circling in the wilderness being fed the Lord's manna (bread) daily... without a lot of effort, it just came, almost whether we sought Him or not.  And more often than not people did not understand the type of bread they were receiving as it was not clear speech but in parable form, spiritual symbols and language.

I have always thought that once crossing over we hear clearly without guessing.  However the harvest of receiving the food we eat would be more difficult because we have to sow and reap in seeking Him, asking, etc more.  The benefits of receiving spiritual food from Him would require more of our own labor.  However I have always thought we would still receive what is called manna based on Rev scripture:

Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knows except him who receives it.

This is a promise given to ONLY the overcomers.  It is still hidden and with the question of "what is it," because the Greek word comes from the same OT word.  However those who live in the secret place and have overcome will continue to receive that communion of bread with Him.  My perception is that it would be clear to us because of already knowing His language of both clarity and parables.

With crossing over we might receive His Word in different forms than we are used to as well.

Sandy,

A couple of days ago, after prayer, I saw a cloud of witnesses. 

It was a very large cloud of people. They were looking at us / me.

There were men and women. I didn't see anyone I knew, though.

They are standing with us for God's promises, and declaring God's Word over us.

What a relief to have heavenly help. Whether we see them or not, they are surrounding us. 

I thank God, that He has made a way for me to get back here. I have missed chatting and posting. 

Blessings.

Garbe

 

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