A Call To Wake Up: Series 1
BREAKING FREE FROM SPIRITUAL DEBT
Written by: Kim Stairs
This series is sent from the Holy Spirit to parts of Christ’s body. In Revelation 3: 1-3 it reads, “… I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I come to you.”
I believe Christ is looking down on His body and sees parts that are not growing, dry, complacent, and dead. Christ is the head of the body, the church. I believe He sees areas of works that are growing but not producing the fruit Jesus desires. Cancer is born from cells in the body growing without obedience to the Creator’s design.
I share this message with you out of an open heart and obedience.The Lord God spoke in Ezekiel 3:18, “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them a warning from me… I will hold you accountable for his blood.” Verse 21 of chapter 3 continues, “But if you do warn the righteous man not to sin and he does not sin, he will surely live because he took warning, and you will have saved yourself.” God on judgment day will judge on my obedience to share the words of the Holy Spirit. Only the Holy Spirit knows who internally dry or dead inside is.I only ask that He speak to you through these words and restore you to life again.
This message has also come from much time in God’s presence and travail in the Spirit. Isaiah 50: 4-5 states, “The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears, and I have not been rebellious; I have not drawn back.” Personally, the Lord has led me, my family and circumstances through these places. It has been during these times and coming out of them that I received this message.
I pray as you are hearing or reading these words that your heart has been prepared by the Holy Spirit. I sense a great awakening coming to the Body of Christ as a whole. The Holy Spirit is waiting for the moment to pour out His power. To advance the Kingdom of God and destroy the works of the devil, we need the resurrection power of Christ.
If you are hearing this, the Holy Spirit has drawn you to this word. Please allow God to examine your spirit. Only your Creator can look deep into the areas of your soul and spirit to see where you are dry and dead. Only the Creator can breathe life into you again. As you humble yourself and wake up, the last word is about seeing your harvest and visions live again. Be prepared for an awakening and blessing for your obedience to let God examine you, and your humility of brokenness before Him.
The areas we are going to look at are: spiritual debt (back to basics), empty womb (individual examine), resurrection power (examining the church body), and mountains of Israel coming forth (blessings). I pray these words will take deep root in your spirit to produce fruit. Revelation 3: 4-6 gives a word of compassion and mercy from Christ, “Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels. He, who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
There may be some of you who are not dead or dry in your life, but can help others because you have gone through times when you were dead and dry. You may also receive a fresh breath of God as a new wave of His Spirit comes over us because life is life. We all need to have a personal experience with the Holy Spirit as a part of the Trinity of the God head. Beloved as you overcome, you will be dressed in white. Your name will remain in the book of life for eternity. We will be presented to God blameless and pure. We will be found not doing works of the flesh, but works born out of the breath of God, the Holy Spirit. We will be found to be a loving bride expecting the return of the King, preparing the fields for harvest. Amen!
Breaking Free From Spiritual Debt:
In today’s society, most Americans know financial struggle. Along with the struggle came financial debt. Regardless of the reason, most struggles that happen in the natural realm are also happening in the spiritual realm. This is what the Holy Spirit spoke to me. He called it: Spiritual Debt. Just to let you know, some of this word was hard for me to write. I asked the Holy Spirit a couple of times, “Are you sure that’s what you want me to say?” It is with obedience that I share this with you in the way the Lord spoke it to me.
What is Spiritual debt? One term for debt is lack. Another term for debt is borrowing form others what we do not have. In Romans 13: 8- “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another.” Another version says it like this, “Owe no man anything, except to love him.”Going back a few verses to verse 2 it explains that God established authority. When we rebel against authority, we are rebelling against God. The first authority for a born again Christian is the Word of God. I do not mean that God in person is not sovereign. Joshua 1says, “Do not let this book of the law depart from your mouth, but meditate upon it day and night, so you are careful to do everything in it.” It is not until we get that, that we get what comes next, “Then you will be prosperous and successful.” We need the foundational basics.
THE THREE AREAS OF SPIRITUAL DEBT ARE:
1.A negative balance of God’s word.
Somewhere through our busyness or struggles in life we set down our life source. We got distracted, but a Christian who is not feeding their spirit with its food, The Bible, becomes week. We are weak in prayer, warfare, and against demonic attacks. We have strength for a while but as God’s Word becomes more distant we are growing weaker and farther away from Hs presence.
We begin to borrow old revelations and Scriptures the Holy Spirit has given in the past over previous situations. Yes His Word is strong, but it takes a logos or rhema Word anointed from heaven to get us through a current trial or struggle. Many people memorize Scriptures and can rattle them off, but there is no power from the Throne of the resurrection of Jesus. When you have an anointed revelation of a Scripture, it becomes a sword to cut down the enemy. 2 Corinthians 10: 4- The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” (NIV)
2.Borrowing His Presence.
As we grow weak from starving ourselves of the Word of God, it becomes more difficult to spend time with Jesus in personal prayer. We go to church and expect a glimpse of God’s presence in worship will sustain us until we gather together again. However, during the days, weeks, even months that we are withdrawing from one service we have gone into a negative balance. God, Jesus, is an intimate God. In Psalms 27: 8 – “My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ “Your face Lord, I will seek”.
Scripture also tells us that He created us, fashioned us from the moment of conception. If anyone deserves our time and intimacy it is our Creator, The Lord. When God’s presence becomes a question of where He is, it has been to long since we sat with Him. It gets harder and harder to take time for prayer the more distant we drift away. This is when our soul and flesh creep back into old habits, attitudes, thoughts, sins, etc. The heavens start to feel like brass.
We do still need to gather in the assembly, but that does not replace personal relationship and regular communion with the Lord. It is in times of intimacy that we learn to hear His voice speak to us. His desires become our desires. His heart beat our heart beat. The Lord’s thoughts our thoughts. The Bible teaches us that God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. How exciting to know that Jesus desires to share His greatness with mere man.
3.Operating on another’s faith level.
We have all gone through circumstances when we needed the gift of faith. The gift of faith is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is when the person praying with us receives faith on our behalf to receive an answer to our prayer or healing because our own faith is weak (find that in 2 Cor. 12: 4-9). This is not the faith level the Holy Spirit is referring to here.
In Mathew 17: 20, Jesus told the disciples that they could not cast out the demon in the boy because they had little faith. He goes on to tell them that they only need faith as small as a mustard seed. A seed that is very tiny yet grows to be a huge tree later.
A seed dies in order to grow. As we grow in the Lord, our doubt should decrease. Our faith should grow because we begin to trust and believe what He says. Like a measuring cup, the more of the Lord we put into our life, the higher our faith in our cup.
We cannot minister and help others if we have no faith. The disciples could not heal the boy because they were trying to take on or operate in someone else’s faith. In this situation, it was Jesus. Like clothing, we all were different sizes. Some clothes of our friends are too big and others too small. When we try to operate in someone else’s faith level, in the spirit realm we look like we’re with dressed too tight(we have out grown that size) or too baggy (because we have not grown into that size yet).
We grow with our clothes. We do not wear sizes that do not fit us. Jesus said in verse 20, “that if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there.’ And it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Jesus is telling us the size of our own personal faith coat or measuring cup will move mountains. When we are faced with trials, sickness, or tests our own faith is ok. We do not have to be anybody else. We come to the Father as we are. Also if you have an enemy standing against you, you come to God’s throne of grace in confidence to warfare. We do not have to have Benny Hinn’s faith to cast out sickness. It took Benny Hinn time to develop his faith. Jesus gave His believers authority when we believe!
With each victory and the Word of God our faith will grow by inches and miles. It will mature as we grow spiritually.
That is why it is important to stay in the Word and God’s presence. As we starve our spirit man of its food, our faith will decrease in measure with the circumstances that come into our life. Just as our bodies become anorexic from starvation. A person starving themselves appears to be functioning normally on the outside until it is almost too late to be fixed on the inside. Their body becomes sunken and frail. We cannot let our spirit man get weak and fragile. That is when the enemy will try to break you. It would not take much at this point to do so.1 Corinthians 10: 12- “So if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you do not fall.”
The good news is that the verse continues that we are not tempted beyond what we can bear, and God does provide a way out of a tempting situation.
The three areas of Spiritual Debt:
1.A negative balance of God’s Word.
2.Borrowing God’s presence.
3.Operating on another’s faith level.
Three ways to keep you out of spiritual debt:
1.Stay in God’s Word daily. It is your food.
2.Daily communion with Jesus. It is our breath and revelation.
3.Operate in the faith you have. You have the same authority.
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