This video was not just another fun project; God asked me to do this and I tried my best. Its not perfect. But it is to show the battle that goes on inside many of our heads. These voices that speak to you, that sound so like your own, aren't from you. They are from an enemy whose sole purpose is to destroy you. To annihilate you. This is the battle we fight; "not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12). The enemy of our souls is real and his tactics have not changed; he is the father of lies and uses them with deadly accuracy.
So, the first part of the video, the lies, its dark. It's gritty and hard to watch, but it has to be. For when you allow the enemy leeway, when you give him the keys to your home and welcome him in, all that can happen is destruction. What starts as a simple thought, if not dealt with, rapidly begins the journey to greater lies and in turn greater suffering.
But, we have a hope and His name is Jesus. Our Savior, our Prince of Peace has already come for us, rescued us and redeemed us from the curse of sin and death. And not just physical death, but the spiritual death that comes from listening to and agreeing with the devil's lies. Jesus paid it all, He won and it is finished. His words not mine. And that's what part two of the video is, the truth.
So, if you still want to, watch the video. Don't rush the process. I would recommend watching it when you have the time to sit afterwards and think. Ask God to reveal the lies you have accepted. Repent and receive His grace. Then in the authority given to you by our King, rebuke those lies and command them to leave you.
If you need to talk about it, do so. Reach out to your spouse, pastor, a trusted friend; if you'd like to contact me please leave a comment and we can connect. But, I implore you, do not stay in the shadows of shame and condemnation anymore. You are a beloved child of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and His desire is for you. He delights in you and only wants you close. Please hear Him, choose this day to listen to Him, to believe Him.
Child, you are so loved.
Disclaimer: I use make up in part one of the video that makes me look beat up. I did this to have a physical representation of the damage the enemy inflicts on us when we allow him to have his way in our mind. The enemy's lies are more then just "not nice" words; they damage us. Their intent is for our harm. But if facial bruising and other signs of violence on someone is a possible trigger for you I wanted to warn you.
Please do not share the video without this blog post. It is important that the intent of the video is clear before the viewer watches it. If you have any questions please contact me. Thank you.