Friday, June 2, 2017

Voices: Lies or Truth

This is something that God placed on my heart awhile ago and finally, after much prayer, learning, filming, editing, re-editing and some serious obstacles, the finished product is here. Below is the link to the video; posting it on the blog made it too small, but the link will take you right to it. Before you watch this sign language video please read this, its important.
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.
Blessings,

~Sarah


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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzv2FWy7VME#action=share





8 comments:

  1. Such a powerful reminder of the truth. We are in a battle that tests our faith and we must choose the life that Jesus paid the price for. Well done my daughter! So proud of you!

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    1. Thank you Dad for your love and for encouraging me to follow God, love you!

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  2. What incredible insight and wisdom our awesome God had given you, my friend. This would be an awesome opener for ANY meeting, to get people, saved and unsaved, thinking and opening their hearts and thoughts to God. You did good my dear, you did REALLY good. I'm sure that was exhausting. Rest in His peace now, as He prepares the next great thing for you. Love you so much.

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    1. Your words blessed me more than I can say Wendi! Thank you for taking the time to write them and to watch the video. Your faithful love and support means the world to me. God bless you dear one! Love you too, bunches!

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  3. Your dad shared this Sarah. Powerful truth. With our permission I'd like to share this with the church I pastor and I start a series on Grace. My email is pastor@ovcf.org

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  4. Well done. That had to be not only a ton of work, but hard to go dark to make the point of Light. Great Truth!

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    1. Thank you very much for the encouragement!

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