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"Don't Be Intimidated by the New"

By Anita Alexander

 

 

Embrace the new. Don't be intimidated by it. God is unlocking the mysteries of Heaven in this hour so that we, in this generation, are able to rise to a new place of governance in our spheres of influence, and in heavenly mandates and assignments.

 

If your identity is attached to what you know or knew (or the old ways), rather than possessing the innate wonder of Christ and discovering the limitless realms of the Kingdom, you will be intimidated by truths held in mysteries that have been unknown to you. Or, you will be intimidated by realms of glory and expressions of God which others have accessed but you have yet to comprehend or learn about.

 

Don't let someone else's access to a realm of God that you are yet to discover leave you feeling "less than," discouraged or disappointed. When this is our response, it reveals that our hearts and identities (worth) have been anchored in a false sense of confidence, rather than in our relationship with Christ.

 

Expansion for the New: Persist with the Uncomfortable

 

I get excited when I'm around others who carry insight or revelations of unlocked mysteries that can expand my capacity in God. I remember, in particular, a time during an Ian Johnson meeting many years ago, where the very words he was sharing were expanding my paradigms so much that all I could do was weep through the entire meeting. I wasn't weeping because I was sad or needed healing in my heart, but rather, my physical being was responding to the expansion the Lord was creating in my heart and mind for what He was wanting to impart to me. In fact, I can't even remember the sermon or what it was Ian was sharing. All I knew was that my spirit was engaging with the space of glory he had accessed with God.

 

It literally felt like the two hands of God were physically stretching my heart and mind east to west and north to south to expand me. Did it feel uncomfortable? Yeah, actually, a little bit it did. When we are being expanded and can't properly put words to our experience, or fully have an understanding of what God is doing, it does feel uncomfortable. 

 

Stretching and expansion usually are uncomfortable because our present paradigms and boundaries of knowledge are being touched.

 

Other times I've experienced these expansions while reading books. One book I clearly remember from a well-known, credible minister challenged my paradigms so dramatically, it took me months and months to get through it, because the challenge was so painful to my present state. I persisted in this, as my spirit knew what was being shared was truth, but because so much of my identity was defined by a wrong paradigm, I was dealing with many false foundations. Over time (possibly 3 year's worth of feasting upon this certain minister's material), I came to a new place of freedom as God had renewed my mind.

 

We need to persist with the uncomfortable so that our minds are renewed, our limited paradigms are expanded, and we are able to gain access to that which we have previously been ignorant.

 

Exceedingly, Abundantly Above All You Can Ask or Think

 

Paul said that his goal was to know Christ (Philippians 3:10)! We have limited this to a relational level. I believe Paul was speaking about a much deeper concept than knowing Christ on a relational level. He was speaking about knowing Christ on a governmental level, a creative level, a 'King of glory' level. If this is your pursuit, you will engage with expansion and many, many, many thresholds of the "new" that will challenge limitations hidden in your soul. In this expansion, you become delivered—set free, opening up greater access for you to experience the love of God like Paul so longed to see the Ephesians experience (Ephesians 3). In this experience is where the "exceedingly, abundantly above all you can ask or think" is found.

 

Embrace the expansion that God wants to do in your heart and mind; embrace the discomfort of it. If the "new" someone else carries intimidates you, ask God to heal that insecurity and false foundation that has taken root in that part of your heart. Let the revelation of perfect love cast out the fear and experience of feeling "less than," and come into the wholeness and maturity of knowing Him above being known. 

 

The need to be "known" is what drives many people, and in that space, insecurities act as a hindrance to the new realms and revelations of unlocked mysteries, and can hold them captive.

 

Many attack the vessel who carries the "new" because when those insecurities surface, instead of processing those unrenewed areas with the Lord, they find release and false comfort in pulling them down and assassinating their character. This acts as a false shield to the pain of what the new has exposed in their own limitations.

 

Humility First

 

My encouragement to you today is this: Pursue to truly know Christ and His Kingdom. Cast off feelings of rejection, of being "less than" or inadequacy when He chooses to impart to you the new you need through another son or daughter of His who has accessed those mysteries or realms. Humility is where unity will operate and the expansion of the Kingdom of God on this earth will happen, and you will no longer be intimidated or threatened by what's outside your paradigm.

 

"Remember not the former things of old... I am doing a new thing..." (Isaiah 43:18-19)

  

 

By Anita Alexander

Revival Flame Ministries

Email: anita@revival-flame.org 

Website: www.revival-flame.org 

 

ElijahList Publications

528 Ellsworth St. SW 

Albany, OR 97321 

www.elijahlist.com  

email: info@elijahlist.net 

Phone 1-541-926-3250

 

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this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

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Shavua Tov

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Awesome brother. May it be as you have testified of God's word. Thank You! God bless you!!!

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