2 Corinthians 4:3,4: “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost; In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God should shine unto them.”
Hidden gospel, hidden, showing proof that it is there, hidden to blinded minds, minds blinded by the very force that trapped them in that darkness.
Hidden in the dark, dark places where not as much as a single ray of sun dares shine.
I am not as concerned with the demonic forces that hold that darkness as I am with those who are their imprisoned, shackled victims.
Victims of abuse, systematic mental torture and twisted mind games.
I understand the feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, guilt, and shame and the effects of PTSD and it’s array of problems.
But I am still a fan, because I know that it is not a mental condition, it is a self-preservation tool given to us. Because the suffered trauma would be far more than our minds could deal with and we would not be able to.
And I know there is only one cure to it all.
Unbelievers say how can you believe in whom you can’t see, well if you never seek him, why would he reveal himself to you?
That is the cool thing, we are carnal before we are spiritual. It’s like thinking you are going to walk before you even learn to crawl.
But if your heart is already hardened to him, don’t even bother going any farther reading this. Because I know what I know, I’m not fluffy and have been very, very much in the world and I also know who saved me and freed me from the prison of my mind and picked me up out of the ashes of my life.
Disputing or trying to pick me or the word of God apart is not going to change any of it.
So this is for those who are cowering in that darkness, scared ,hidden, not wanting to die but too terrified to live.
So terrified that you hide the real you behind an appearance or attitude that will appear fearful to others to prevent any sign of vulnerability or gentleness or anything that others could possibly misinterpret as weakness.
God did none of these things to you.
But only he can heal you and help you, but you have to let him. He does exist and He is so much more than you can ever imagine and He already knows every hurt, every pain, and every tear you have ever cried.
But you have to realize who your enemy is and I promise it is not Jesus or the truth of the Gospel.
He came to set the captive’s free, to give you not only life, but life abundant.
To give you beauty that you can not even begin to understand for those ashes.
And to give you hope, peace, joy and deliverance from all those things you have come to believe are just a part of you. You do not have to carry it forever, you can be free.
This is not a Christian thing, or conversion thing. It is simply this, as the Disciples said “such as we have been given”.
If he did it for me he will for anyone and my journey started with “If you are really there, please help me” and I promise you if you are reading this through tears, it is a divine appointment.
Psalm 27:1:”The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the lord is my life; of whom shall I be afraid.”
Psalm 119:105:”Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
John 8:12:”Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
If you have tried it all, all the world offers and all the self-destruction tactics that go with it.
Please let me suggest trying the light, the true light, Jesus is that light, trust him and you will never walk alone and most of all, you will never, ever walk in that darkness again.
Φλογίζω/ All right reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015
Original post: 05/19/2015 Revisited 06/29/2019