Yes could be either and yes we know the kingdom of darkness will not stop trying to find ways for you and me to give up on our restoration and sanctification for our Kingdom walk our Kingdom identity.
But recall Jesus does use the darkness as a tool in His hand and yes they are skilled and they have been around for millenniums to know every trick in the book to cause us to return to our former way of lifestyle or to back slide to the eat rotten fruits of homosexual lust.
But we must keep our eye on our heart in The Truth and what has been birthed and written on our hearts; we must call out to Him in times of trouble, trust in Him for He who has called us is Able to deliver us and restore our identity into His likeness "conformed to the image of His Son" (Romans 8:29-30).
What shall I say?
Milk the attacks of darkness to:
Keep climbing and don’t look back; press in regardless.
See it as He is at work causing us to endure as the road ahead will require much more enduring.
Surrender our whole self afresh and lay it down at the foot of the cross.
Cast all our burdens on Him, cast all that defiles us for change (Mark 7:20-23).
Go back to a trust and faith walk of The Spirit at all times dependant on Him.
Surrender our weaknesses, passions, desires, doubts, fears, know and unknown sin structures and perceived realities; pray that our hearts are changed; pray that we have a will to be raised up from serving our lower nature; pray for the wisdom to control passion and to learn how to redirect passion so as to "tame the beast".
Take His hand and believe He is in control and He will bring us up higher regardless of our screaming mind or circumstances; let Him teach us how to redirect God given passion. Passion we were created with this is what causes us to love Him with all our heart and to love others, but it became twisted and perverse and selfish and uncontrolled.
Surrender our uncontrolled and selfish desires, let Him take our cathedral and turn it into His Temple; allow Him to change us so that we get dominion over our base nature of lusts or our fleshly appetites.
Know that the only one who can stop or take our new identity off us is us. The voices around the world and the doctrines of the unsaved screams at us "find your true self" "be true to yourself." But the truth is we are children of God created in the image of Him who has called us out of the world's system to beCOME MORE LIKE JESUS (John 3:30). Our identity is found in Him not in the brokenness the twisted spirit that the world and the sin nature screamed at us to become. Fact is our true identity is more of Him and less of me then we become emeshed in the Christ like nature being truly changed by His ability His power to write the changes on our hearts.
Know that we are the only one who can surrender our inheritance up; we are the only one who can give up our vineyard to the kingdom of Ahab and Jezebel to forfiet our Fathers inheritance. Truth is we own all the vineyard we have all His promises and we have our inheritance of eternity why forfiet it from a strategic move of darkness really what do they have to offer us - devil likeness the nature of the beast.
See that this is a time for Him to prepare us to overcome anything.
Sit at His feet afresh and take His counsel not that of our willful self.
Allow Him to do a work in our heart, a work in our sin structures, a work that we are not ruled by our passions and emotions, a work that we serve Him and not the servant of self to become the servant of sin; allow Him to grow us up.
Use it to birth the faith of Daniel who was thrown in the loins den.
Allow the work of knowledge, revelation, faith and trust to take deeper roots.
Allow His work of pruning to produce more lasting fruit to stay faithful to Him and His way of life.
Know that you are being born again raised up to your true identity.
Allow Jesus to teach you so you learn how to keep self and them out of dwelling not only in the mind but in the emotions and passion of the lustful self so they don't seat where Christ Jesus is to sit as Lord and Teacher and Restorer.
The truth is in a nutshell you were not saved to live for yourself but to die to self - the old self - the carnal self - the self centered self - the self driven by uncontrolled passions emotions and feelings. The homosexual self. Many ask God to heal them but they see the lust still remains, the homosexual sin that dwells in them still remains. They lose hope for they think He has failed them, but they have not taken on His way out His way of change, His plan, His way of thought.
Why? Because they do not understand its about dying to self and the lusts therein even though they remain - like for me and you homosexual lust; dying to self is the call to all Christians all have lusts of the flesh we all have the base nature the corrupt self but our main lust is homosexuality.
Its about renovating the way you think, this is what renewal of the mind means, take out the old furniture and put in new furniture back to the same room.
There has to come a day that we stop focusing on it and live IN HIM with the new furniture! We have to renovate this mindset, stop living in the gay, living in this mindset well what about me it is'nt fair - no its over renovation time.
Jesus is The Way The Truth The LIFE. Death is living in poor pitiful me and living here is MINISTERING death:- the pining self, self-pity, I feel, I want, but God, I'm loney, I have no pleasure, I'll never love like this again, I need someone tonight, I gotta have, I need you more than ever. I, I, I, I, I - come on now snap out of it, get out of it, cast out the bond woman, grow up, drop the focus, surrender it, RENEW IT, RENOVATE IT.
Therefore know and accept homosexual lust will be a (strong) part of you, it will have power over you until He does and YOU AGREE AND PARTNER WITH HIM TO DO a deeper transformation restoration and sanctification and RENEWAL - Then you come into agreement with Him "i am who GOD says i am" holy, a priest and a king.
Know this some/you may go to your grave knowing that you will have to guard your heart eyes mind and body against homosexual lust coming back to life in you - no you cannot use any excuse to manifest it for we are to die to it, die to self, love not our lives until death, take the righteous pathway of healing to mature in the ways of righteousness.
I still have it, and I'm not stressing I choose Him and His lifestyle over homosexual lifestyle and I am not professing it no longer is a part of me as it is there, the room still exists - my mind is still a part of my being.
LIFESTYLE: A way of living of individuals, families (households), and societies, which they manifest in coping with their physical, psychological, social, and economic environments on a day-to-day basis.
Lifestyle is expressed in both work and leisure behavior patterns and (on an individual basis) in activities, attitudes, interests, opinions, values, and allocation of income. It also reflects people's self image or self concept; the way they see themselves and believe they are seen by the others. Lifestyle is a composite of motivations, needs, and wants and is influenced by factors such as culture, family, reference groups, and social class. The analysis of consumer life styles (called psychographics) is an important factor in determining how consumers make their purchase decisions. See also values, attitudes, and lifestyles system (VALS-2)."
Lighten up and take His way of life His anointing His power His ability His teaching His identity His sanctification His way of life and His way of thinking so it does not have a life of its own to resurrect and bring destruction.
I no longer choose to identify as being a homosexual but a hetrosexual who is not to allow homosexual lust to surface. I was once an alcoholic so I also have lust of alcohol but I don't let myself drink to yield to drunkenness. But I'd like to drink a nice bottle of plump red Cabernet Sauvignon with powdery tannins and drink the whole lot, but I won't. Yes I am tempted but its a forbidden lust of the flesh as written in Galatians as is homosexual lust.
This is the same principle, we identify with who He says we are and the healing wrought in us thus far - we were once a homosexual but now we are not we will be tempted but it is a lust of the flesh that we no longer let come to life.
I was once an alcoholic but today I am not. I was once a homosexual but now I am not. Today or tomorrow I could go back and become an alcoholic again - therefore this is the same principle with homosexuality but I will remain faithful and abide by His way of life and truth - hopefully I'm sanctified enough and my heart is truly His that I don't go there again.
THEREFORE WE CHOOSE HIS LIFE AND WHAT THE WORD DECLARES WE ARE WE AGREE WITH THE IDENTITY OF TRUTH - THE TOTALITY OF TRUTH IN HIS WORD WHAT IS WRITTEN THROUGHOUT THE SCRIPTURES.
Look once again at what is written on your heart not what is going on in your head and what my circumstances or feelings or what your carnal senses say - time to die, JESUS TEACH ME HOW TO DIE and it will take years but take it or you will just have the same old ground hog day over and over and over and over again.
Believe once again IT IS GOD WHO WILL FIND A WAY AND IT IS GOD WHO QUALIFIES THE CALLED IT IS GOD WHO TRANSFORMS AND DEFINES US.
YOU DON'T DEFINE ME DEVIL - FEELING YOU DON'T DEFINE ME - OTHER PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE WAYS OF KINGDOM YOU DON'T DEFINE ME ------ JESUS CHRIST DOES" 1. [Many words changed here mine to suit this blog] [Malligan, 2012:37]
1. Malligan, Kathleen Overcoming While Waiting for Your Vision To Come to Pass [ www.triumphantministriestoowoomba.com ]
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