What does it mean to capture your Jerusalem?
In spite of the naysayers and threats against his life, King David captured a city and renamed it Jerusalem. That city went on to become a symbol, a light to the world. It became the holy city; the City of David. It is now known as the birthplace of Christianity and the place where our Savior died and rose again. It is the place where the disciples received the power of the Holy Spirit.
“Jerusalem speaks so much to us as Christians, so much in our salvation story. We look forward to the New Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a symbol of God’s holiness, of His favor of his power. It’s such a picture of who God is and His absolute commitment to us as His people.”
Think about your battle grounds in a similar way. What God has as our Jerusalem, Satan has as our sinking sand of condemnation.
Satan wants lies to inform our places of surrender. Susie challenges us to seek His truth as the places of our battleground.
Where is your place of greatest defeat, loss, and fear?
Susie unpacks three lies she believed since childhood due to trauma and emotional harm – and three truths that replaced them as her New Jerusalem.
Lie: God doesn’t care.
Truth: I am His and He is mine, and His banner over me is love. What the enemy meant for evil God meant for good. God is for me. Who can stand against me?
Lie: God is not near.
Truth: I have access to the inner courts of the Most High God by faith. I stand in a place of undeserved privilege. I can be assured of God’s glad welcome.
Lie: God tolerates me. I’m only a Christian based on a technicality, so God has to love me.
Truth: I know that He enjoys me and He thinks I’m funny sometimes. He is near. And He loves me.
Go back to the battleground – the place where that enemy says you’ll never get through and reclaim that, rename it, so God can redeem it.
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