We last left off discussing issues that cause us not to stand or issues that prevent us from wanting to stand.
- there’s no more fight in us,
- it’s too painful to move.
- we’ve done so much wrong
- too much weight on or against us
- can’t think clearly
- emotionally weak
- victim of molestation
- abusive relationships
- rape or feeling victimized
- beat so much
Many times people from the outside of your personal situation will look at you and speculate that you do not want to stand instead of understanding that you may just be scared to stand. things that we have to get past.
Fear, Pain and the Past. These are areas that we must push past in order to Stand in Christ. Pushing is the very thing that we do naturally to stand. Pushing is an action that requires force. Force will take us past that barrier that is in your way preventing you from moving forward. Pushing also forcefully move things or people who are blocking you. Standing requires you to push past that gravitational plane that pushes you back down. Gravity just like the enemy desires or in most times causes things that want to go up to go back down. So there always seems to be the constant battle against the forces of evil that want you not to rise.
Arise and shine for thy light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
As we see throughout scriptures there are many references to rising.
It’s funny because gravity pulls you towards a large mass, or in another definition gravity is termed as a force that can pull or attract between two masses or two bodies or an attraction from one entity to another.
So … WOW check this out. We are in the battle or a fight between the gravitational pull between two forces. Now watch this. Once we as humans on earth push past that gravitational border that pulls to keep you inside its borders, and you push past that which was blocking. Than you enter space where there is considered to be no gravity.
So the enemy wants to keep pulling you down by his influences, his ideologies, his theories etc. But God wants you to be free. The two forces just to make it plain are God and the Devil. But there is a third force Will Power or just your will.
So you have the enemy who wants you to stay carnal or fleshly and bound, stagnant, without movement. He wants you to stay. Stay in that mind frame. Stay in your situation. But God wants you to be spiritual and free. God wants you to stand.
The enemy wants you to stay still. But God wants you to stand still. You see the difference. Standing takes strength, while staying doesn’t. Standing requires action and will a change in your thought process. Staying requires no action at all, no sense of will usually involving fear. Where fear is there is no strength. Strength does not give in to fear. What brings on fear when it comes to standing? Pain. People who normally experience frequent episodes of pain normally just stay where they are. This is because it’s too painful to push past and try. So we give up. That’s why when it seems like things start going good than something bad happens. That’s why people normally say why do I bother trying because something always goes wrong. This is that gravitational pull that continues to pull you down no matter how hard you try to rise.
Once you realize that with God all things are possible then you will activate that strength you need to push past every barrier.
HOW DOES PAIN PREVENT US FROM STANDING ?
Pain is defined as
“physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury.”trouble
the physical feeling caused by disease, injury, or something that hurts the body. : mental or emotional suffering : sadness caused by some emotional or mental problem.
Just remember this
PAIN DESIRES TO STOPS US, HEALING FREES US
Ever heard the phrase walk off the pain.
Growing up as an athlete I’ve heard this very often. Understanding that I have to keep moving. Understand this DON’T STAY STILL, KEEP MOVING
There are gonna be many times when we make mistakes, we may fall at times.
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
The thing is when you fall don’t stay there. Get back up. Remember the enemy wants you to stay in that fallen state. We must keep our minds focused on the prize the goal your destiny. Don’t allow your mind to be affected by mistakes or failure.
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
You have to press. You have to push (using force). God said stand . You have to rise. You have the will power to rise.
When you learn self-defense or when you watch a fight. When one of the fighters gets knocked down and seems hurt, he or she at that moment goes through a mental battle due to the pain that has been inflicted to them. They say to themselves
“should i get up and continue to fight, or should i stay down and give up the fight.”
Than if your listening, the opposite corner is shouting stay down, your done, your defeated, Stay Down, you can’t win. On the other side your corner who knows what you can handle and allowed you to go into the fight. The same corner who would not allow you to be in anything you cannot bear. The ones who trained you conditioned you knows what you can do. They are shouting get up. Rise, you can still win this.
WHO WILL YOU LISTEN TO!!!
Look at this.
Look at the children of Israel were more in number and mightier than the Egyptians. For the Egyptian King said it himself. (Exodus 1:9)
here you will see how they just like at times also us allow the practice of manipulation and pain to cause fear to keep us bound.
They like the enemy devised a plan to keep us like they did with Israel from fighting against them.
The pain that comes upon you or caused to you will cause you to re-think moving. Because you don’t wanna deal with the pain. Some people or some of us think that by not moving the pain will go away. But in actuality that will make the pain worse. Because now due to non movement stiffness occurs. Now you really don’t wanna move. Than what happens your muscles begin to get frail. Now if you wanna move or stand or rise, it now became much harder to do so because you lack the muscular strength needed to get up.
So the Egyptians set over the Israelites taskmasters those who functions are to assign burdens to you heavy loads, yolks. Than they added hard bondage to them. .
Now like we said earlier that when you get hurt or experience keep moving . If you hurt your arm, shake it off stretch it out or it will lock up on you.
So this is how pain invokes fear. Pain inhibits movement. So in our title we say moving past the pain. but actually its moving past the fear. Don’t allow fear to keep you bound.
You have the ability to rise but do you have the will to rise. This is where renewing the mind by the word of God comes in.
What is the word. Jesus is the living manifested word of God.
here’s what God’s Word says
- Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
Then ye shall rise up from the ambush, and seize upon the city: for the Lord your God will deliver it into your hand.
“And said unto them,Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.” Luke 22:46 https://www.bible.com/bible/1/LUK.22.46
“And there came a voice to him,Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.” Acts 10:13 https://www.bible.com/bible/1/ACT.10.13
Continuing part 3 . We have a lot more to cover on fear…