We are defined by the quality of the opposition against us!
When we look at a giant, there are mixed messages that we receive. Firstly, the enemy tells us that we are too small and not strong enough, big enough or powerful enough to overcome the opposition in front of us. The purpose of the enemy is to make us feel like grasshoppers in our own sight (Numbers 13:33). The enemy has a vested interest in our low self-esteem and powerlessness.
The Holy Spirit, on the other hand, is always too confident to be taken in by such immature foolishness. He points to the opposition and says: “That’s the size you are going to be when this fight is over! By the time we are finished with him you will have exchanged dimension, stature and power. The reason I have given you an enemy of this size and power is so that you will have a visual image of what you are about to become”.
As we look at the size of the opposition there is a stirring in our hearts. Destiny always shows its face at moments like this. Joshua became leader of Israel after his encounter with giants.
Caleb was rightly called “a man of a different spirit”. The enemy always shows you what you must become in order to defeat him. It is part of his unconscious programming and one of the many reasons why God always leads us in triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14).
Our vision of God can never be diminished by the enemy, only enhanced. When we see God as big as He is then our vision of ourselves grows by being in His shadow.
Never take any cue from what the enemy is saying or doing. Our life is only about the power of the one, with the ONE! To overcome we must rethink our status. God allows in His wisdom what He can easily prevent by His power. If we have a giant in our life it is because we are meant to be a giant ourselves. The circumstances in front of us are designed therefore to increase our size in the Spirit.
We are heading into a situation that is suppose to take us to the next dimension of anointing; upgrade our stature in relation to Jesus; and radically increase our power in the Holy Spirit. Or, if you prefer, you can quit. Go back to Egypt and never realize your true self and the inheritance that goes with it.
(This excerpt is taken directly from my book Radical Perceptions)
My INVITATION TO YOU:
1. What is the giant in front of you at this time?
2. Knowing that God is always greater, what does that look like to you?
3. If you are part of that greatness, how does He see you in Himself?
4. Describe it and the effect it has…?
5. What promises are coming to this new identity…?