As preparation has started for the building work of houses to commence on land near to my home, it got me thinking about a prophecy I received years ago, that used the analogy of a house being renovated, in connection with the restoration work the Lord was doing within me. This is how it started….
“As I prayed for you, the Lord showed me a picture of a house from which emerged at regular intervals a succession of workmen- electricians, plumbers, joiners, painters, builders, carpet fitters, interior designers etc. All had clearly been working hard on renovating the house and their combined efforts resulted in a wonderful creation that was totally unrecognisable from its former run-down and dilapidated state. The outside appearance had not changed much and hence hid the transformation that lay within. There had been a lot of necessary destruction and clearing out before the restoration could begin but the upheaval and pain had been well worth the effort.
Your life resembles that house…..”
Now, I know that the work of the Lord is ongoing, as it is with us all, but when I looked back at the point of time that that was given, I could myself, see and feel the difference of the inner healing and deliverance I had gone through. Yes, the Lord did have to deliver me from the effects of life experiences that had brought trauma as a starter. Thankfully, being shown that the demonic oppression could be delivered from me – that I could be set free, was the start of the renovating within me. So over time the Lord has set me free from the works of the enemy, because even from being a child, circumstances had allowed roots to start and develop. You see, inner healing is not trying to change the past, but to change the response to the past and heal pain. Holy Spirit can show where the roots have started. Praise God for the transformation that has brought radical change to my life. Another statement in that prophecy was “The transformation will amaze those who thought they knew you well.”
Why do I share this with you? I felt the Lord wanted me to, so that others can realise that God can help with every aspect of their lives. He can tear down strongholds that have been there years and bring freedom.
One huge thing the Lord has shown me, is the importance to forgive people straight away when things happen, then release them to Him and bless those concerned ! Then you are not holding unforgiveness because that is an open door for the enemy to get in. The Word tells us we must forgive.( Here are just a few : Matthew 6:14-15 Colossians 3:13 Matthew 18:21-22).
Forgiveness is not only about others, but also about our spiritual growth. Love and forgiveness cannot be separated. If we choose to live out the love of God as the purpose of our life, then forgiving is an option that cannot be avoided.
As the prophecy ended “ Remember you are in the hands of the master builder whose plans are perfect….”
With our co-operation He can bring amazing transformation. Thank you Jesus.
Mark 16:17 “ And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons”.
2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”.