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WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

Hidden In Plain Sight

By Hila J. Esters

Have you ever looked in the mirror of your soul?  What you find there may surprise you, as it did me.  Although a promise from God seemed to be at the point of manifestation, I sensed that instead of manifestation, I had actually come to a spiritual plateau.  Fighting off the opportunity again, to give in to disappointment, I soon realized that before me was another crossroads.  For promises to manifest, we must first receive wisdom and understanding of the responsibilities that are required.  Believing for and receiving the promise is just the beginning.  Therefore, at the new crossroads, new opportunities to learn and experience more with the Holy Spirit were also presented.

Having a made up mind from the beginning to do all that was necessary to experience God’s promise, should have made my choice at the crossroads a simple one.  Choosing to be progressive in the spiritual realm by discovering new levels and dimensions with the Holy Spirit allows the choices I make to be founded in the wisdom of God.  I was surprised to find that the difficulty I faced in aligning with God’s will to pursue his choice for me was embedded within my subconscious mind.  Would my learned wisdom from past crossroads hinder my ability to hear, see and choose the right road?

With expectation mixed with excitement, I geared up to learn something new.  At the same time, I wondered why I was led to another crossroads instead of the manifested promise.  Was it a lesson in patience concerning spiritual to natural timing or was it me?  Because of my love for God, I knew from experience to inwardly commit to change and growth before I asked for and received his wisdom and direction.  Clearing my mind of preconceived thoughts, I set my spiritual focus in God’s light of peace and love.  Asking the Holy Spirit to teach me, and show me my next step of faith, I listened.

In the quietness of my spirit I heard him ask, “Do you believe?”  My immediate answer was ‘Yes!’  Gently he said, “No, you don’t.”  I just sat there in silence.  I didn’t know what to say so I didn’t say anything.  I tried not to think or get emotional.  I kept listening.  He continued, “I’ve led you to a place in your life where you have to dig deeper to go higher.  My calling on your life requires more transparency; more growth.  My desire for you is to receive more than you expect, allowing my promises to flow in you and through you at all times.”

Immediately, I used my imagination to run what I call ‘reality film clips’.  They help me solidify what I truly believe in my heart.  Hidden in plain sight were various ‘what if’ thoughts, comparing the old road to the possibilities of the new one.  Discovering the limiting thoughts enabled me to remove them, align with the God’s will and progressively choose the right road at the crossroads.

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Turn the Page – Sibyl Magazine

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Turn the Page

By Hila J. Esters

At 3 years old when I began having conversations with God, I lived my life expecting to hear from Him.  If I needed to talk to him, I would.  If he needed to tell me anything about my life or about someone else, he would.  I figured since God said it, it had to happen.  I was right!  With the wonder and excitement of a child, I began to realize that most of the time what I heard came about within 3 days!  Each time, I waited in expectation to see what he said happen or to hear about it.  To me, living every day of my life with God, was normal.

Although I kept my relationship with God to myself, I made the mistake of thinking that there must be many other people who talked to God and heard from him just like I did.  Over time, as I began to share my experiences and the things I continued to hear from him with the people I thought could relate to them, I was met with adversity and even condemnation.  Because they tried to change me and what I knew to be true, my life became a lonely one.

Soon after, God’s loving-kindness introduced me to the power of the Holy Spirit.  He taught me how to forgive and how to allow the unlimited power of God to demonstrate his spoken Word in my life by turning the page of a book.  Using my imagination, I could see the open book.  The page on the right was filled with the spiritual darkness of adversity and condemnation.  First, I forgave the people whose spoken words filled the page.  Then, by faith, I turned the page.  The new page was blank.  Making the decision to forgive before I turned the page allowed the unlimited power of God to remove the words of adversity and condemnation.  Looking at the new page, I discovered that it was now filled with the power of God’s spoken Word for my life.

How is this possible?  Jesus said, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.  Consider the incomprehensible suffering Jesus Christ endured as he shed his sinless blood to redeem us from the curse of the law of sin and death on the cross of Calvary.  Removing all of his resistance to sin and death, enabled him to redeem us by becoming a curse for us.  After commending his spirit into his Father’s hands, he died and suffered all the torments of hell.

When the suffering and torments of sin, death, and hell were fully paid, Jesus Christ was quickened from death by the Spirit.  After conquering and spoiling Satan in hell, he was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father.  The Lord Jesus Christ was dead and now lives forevermore with the keys of hell and death.  In him, redemption and restoration are complete.

In 3 days, Jesus Christ turned the page for the whole world!

Contributing Writer for Sibyl Magazine