| THE ONLY DEFENSE AGAINST “CONTROL” IS LOVE
Words of prophecy:
* There is absolutely no desire to “coerce” [control, manipulate] another in the heart that is “wholly” given to Me.
“coerce” – to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, especially without regard for individual desire or volition; to bring about through the use of force or other forms of compulsion; exact; to dominate or control, especially by exploiting fear, anxiety, etc.
….”And this is His order [His command, His injunction]: that we should believe in [put our faith and trust in and adhere to and rely on] the name of His Son Jesus Christ [the Messiah], and that we should love one another, just as He has commanded us”…. 1 John 3:23 The Amplified Translation
….”Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]”…. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 The Amplified Translation
The only defense against “control” [fear, pride, manipulation etc.], when one is confronted by it, is the continual exercising of faith and trust by them in any given situation – a faith and trust that is both “activated and energized” by divine Love abiding within their heart.
These are the days wherein many “true” spiritual environments shall begin to be raised up throughout the “remnant” Church – and, it is certain, that they will be environments that will be free from “control” – and, for that matter, ALL manner of fear and “self-exaltation” [pride – and every other manner of defilement rooted and grounded in the mind of the flesh]!
….”Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, freedom] [Isa. 61:1, 2]. And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit”…. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that these are the days wherein You are PURGING Your Church of the self-serving “spirits of control and manipulation” that, up until this time, have kept multitudes of Your children in a place FAR BELOW the fullness of their precious inheritance in Christ [the fullness of their Salvation].
In light of these things, we thank You and praise You that You are raising up true spiritual environments that will truly [and continually] meet the deepest needs [both spiritually and physically] of Your people [both those presently in the Kingdom and those yet to come] – and we declare all of these things DONE, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.