I was praying in the spirit this morning during my prayer time, no agenda, no thoughts, just praying in tongues, when the Holy Spirit began to speak so clealy to me about the body of Christ. The truth the Spirit was speaking to me was potent and the Lord reminded me of John 16:13 saying, “When He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.” I have heard the Spirit of Revelation, I have heard the Spirit of Life, but today, I heard with such clarity the Spirit of Truth and it had me standing amazed at our God and how much He is for us and how much He wants us to live, really live! We know God is love, but we are about to encounter in a powerful way the God of Life, Abundant Life.
The Spirit of Truth began to speak to me about Traumatic Theology, the word traumatic I had to look up for I did not want to assume the definition and here is what Webster’s and Cambridge Dictionaries define traumatic as: 1. Psychologically or emotionally stressful in a way that can lead to serious mental and emotional problems; 2. Causing distress or anxiety; 3. Causing severe lasting emotional shock and pain; 4. Causing worry or upset. Do you realize how many people in the body of Christ struggle with anxiety, fear, distress, discouragement and disease? Yeah, way to many and the Spirit of Truth is saying it is because of traumatic theology.
The Spirit of Truth began to share with me that the body is Christ is more comfortable with wars and rumors of wars than they are with peace; He said, we love to talk and preach about the cross, but we are not engaging the empty grave; He went 0n to say we preach we have to die to ourselves but we are not taught how to live for Him; He continued by saying, My people know how to live in darkness, but don’t know how to live in light; My people understand debt and poverty, but they don’t know how to handle prosperity. He concluded by saying, they’ve been traumatized by theology. I was stunned at the truth of all that was said, I never noticed how pervasive this is, but it is absolutely the truth.
When the Spirit of Truth was done speaking, I prayed the Lord would turn the body of Christ completely around, so we would begin to live, really live the abundant life, speak, honestly speak about the empty grave and the never ending kingdom and that the Lord would heal us of our traumatic theology and give us an infusion of life and life abundantly. Oh my friends, God is up to something so much bigger than we can even see at this moment. We are headed into a revolution of the likes we could not even think or imagine, but this I know, it is going to be pulsating life coming from the Spirit of Truth!