Files Bring Freedom

Over 22 years ago I walked into a little country church in Smithton, MO for a Pastors and Leaders conference. It was a town of 532 people and I am convinced more than that was packed in that church for this conference. It was not your typical lights camera action conference, it was the power, presence and preaching of the kingdom of God conference. I had never seen anything like it before and to be honest with you, after the first night, I did not think I was going to go back, for the power of God scared me. Who was I at that time? I was a successful youth pastor in Seattle, WA, I was a tongue talking, bible believing Christian who had been saved for 10 years at that point. I was no novice to the things of God, so I thought. Little did I know walking into that little church was going to change my life forever.

Over the past 22 years, the Lord has been deconstructing and reconstructing my internal infrastructure. He had to tear down all the religious things I was taught and caught by living in a “Christian nation”. The first 14 years the Lord tore some of it down in corporate church settings as I listened to a man preach the gospel of the kingdom and it changed my life. But for the past 8 years the Lord has done it privately. I remember many times where the Lord would reveal to me lies in my infrastructure and then He would rebuild it with truth. All this deconstruction and reconstruction has completely and totally changed the way I hear the word of God and speak the word of God. It has been a painful process, but I would not change it for anything.

I tell you this because I am not the only one who has gone through this process, there is a remnant of people who have gone through it together, even though when going through it we felt all alone. Only truth is what has set us free. Now, as I look out on the landscape of the earth, I see a global deconstructing of lies we have been told being revealed, it is going to be painful to process, because people you thought were speaking the truth actually were covering up lies. Johnny Enlow says we are headed into a Rude Awakening, I would say it is upon us. A couple weeks ago, they opened the “Twitter files” now moments ago they released the “JFK files”. Why now? Because only the truth can set individuals and nations free and it is God’s idea to set us free from bondage we did not even know we were in. I see it nationally, because I went through it personally.

We all have the power of choice and we can choose to “not believe it” whatever the “it” is, but until we come to the knowledge of the truth individually and nationally we will not be free. The Bible says where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. The Lord God of heaven is hovering over the nations by His spirit and it is for our freedom, but there is no freedom apart from truth. So in the words of a song we sing, “Open up the windows let the light in! Let the light in!” God is doing just that, it is going to be hard on the eyes of those who have been sleeping, but from one who has gone through the process, I can promise you the fruit of the light tastes so much better than the fruit of lies. Nothing can stop what is here and coming!

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