Note 9 – Part 2 (part 1 here; Navigation forward and backward also at bottom of screen)
Though the devo in part 1 talked about becoming Pillars, God still wasn’t done. A few days later my dear friend, Callie, sent me this Rick devo (below). She had no idea that the Lord had just given us the devo about Pillars days earlier and that this one “just happened” to be based on the exact same passage of Scripture (I Cor. 15:58 – this time focusing on being “unmovable” – aka IMMOVABLE, one of our recurring themes):
The Necessary Attitude for Success
Today I want to talk to you about an attitude you must possess if you wish to achieve success in your life. If you study the lives of achievers and history-makers, you will find that all of them remarkably share certain attitudes that helped them reach success. …This non-negotiable attitude is found in First Corinthians 15:58, where Paul urges us, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord….” … today I want you to consider the word “unmovable.” This word refers to one of the most critically important attitudes for those who want to please God and do something noteworthy in their lives. The word “IMMOVABLE” is the Greek word ametakinetos, which has several meanings:
~ It means not easily excited, shaken, or affected.
~ It describes something that is not changeable or unpredictable.
~ It was also frequently used in connection with stone structures or to refer to people who are known to have a strong and unbending character. (LIKE A PILLAR!)
Thus, this word portrays something that is solid, unbending, and not easily excited, shaken, or affected; a person, building, or place that is constant, stable, enduring, and dependable. … this is not a flighty, fickle, “here-today, gone-tomorrow,” “on-again, off-again” type of person; rather, this is someone who is constant, stable, and dependable. Because the word ametakinetos describes something IMMOVABLE, it carries the idea of someone whose attitude can be described as: Rock-solid, Fixed, Grounded, Established, Rooted, Anchored, Unvarying, Permanent, Stable.
When you start a new project or step out in faith to do something new, there will always be obstacles that try to get in your way. If you aren’t determined to be TOUGHER than the problems that arise, it won’t be long until you throw in the towel and give up. That’s why this word ametakinetos is so vital. It is an attitude that says, “I’m not moving until I see my dream come to pass!” Anyone who wants to be great or to do great things must learn to be constant, stable, dependable, inflexible, unbending, and unyielding in the face of challenges. This is a common characteristic shared by all great achievers. …
When you know God has called you to do something, you have to develop this kind of rock-solid, IMMOVABLE attitude about that task or project because one thing is certain: Satan will attempt to sidetrack you. That’s what the enemy does to anyone whom God calls to do a job! The devil will try to use people’s negative words, a lack of finances, adverse circumstances, discouragement, and a host of other tactics to move you off course from your intended goal. That’s why you have to make up your mind to be fixed, rooted, grounded, anchored, and unwavering in your COMMITMENT to accomplish the task God has set before you!
So don’t allow yourself to be inconsistent and wavering in your COMMITMENT to accomplish your God-given assignment. … In this world … people need to see what true COMMITMENT looks like! Be steadfast and IMMOVABLE in the place where God has called you. Make the rock-solid decision that you will be a “permanent fixture” within your divine call until your task is completed with excellence, REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT COSTS YOU! (excerpts from Sparkling Gems,Copyright, Rick Renner Ministries)
Seeing all of these precise confirmations of our previous themes among the characteristics of being the PILLARS God has called us to be leads us to the other amazing confirmations He gave from the movie “SALT!”
The first segment of extras from SALT (mentioned in note 8) where revelation began exploding was about the actress who played “SALT,” Angelina Jolie. While these things were being spoken of Angelina as a person, I knew the Spirit was actually speaking them to us about “SALT” (due to all the astounding confirmations God was giving through it) ~ confirming once again that these are qualities He’s calling US to possess in order to fulfill our role as SALT! So, I believe He wants us to read them as a job description or character description that He wants us to possess in order to fulfill our destinies.
SALT “knows NO LIMITS.” (My ears were immediately perked at hearing yet another confirmation of NO LIMITS and LIMITLESS!!). “Why does she know no limits? Because she knows NO FEAR. She’s GOING FOR IT. She has NO FEAR…. (Again) She’s pretty FEARLESS.” (I was THRILLED at this CONNECTION and CORRELATION the Lord was showing us between the words He’s given about having NO LIMIT and being LIMITLESS and the words He’s given about having NO FEAR and being FEARLESS! Absolutely BRILLIANT of HIM! This was also confirmation of another word He’d just given us a few days before – “Dare to dream and GO FOR IT.”)
SALT is “COMMITTED in a way that not many are. … She gives 150% every single day. … SHE’S AFRAID OF NOTHING. She never says “no.” (to the DIRECTOR’S requests ~ spiritually representing the Lord) Only “YES.” (This has 4 of our recurring key themes: being TOTALLY COMMITTED; giving EVERYTHING – represented by giving 150% – surrendering all, laying everything on the altar, withholding nothing [this is also confirmation of theme of “HARD WORK” He’s spoken about repeatedly in the past years that’s required to fulfill our calling]; being FEARLESS; and of saying “YES” to whatever the Lord asks of us. The first ones had come up many times previously, but the last one about saying “YES” had just come up numerous times that same week, so I was astonished to hear it again! We were hearing the Holy Spirit ALL OVER THIS segment!)
In talking about SALT’s training and preparation for fulfilling her role they said – “It’s HARD WORK all around.” We had to make her really TOUGH. (By this point, we were overwhelmed by the precise confirmations of so many of our themes. Here we see more confirmations of “Hard Work” and of having to become spiritually “TOUGH,” as shared in previous messages ~ allowing His IRON to enter our souls!)
SALT “DEMOLISHES AN ARMY OF OPPONENTS SINGLE-HANDEDLY” (This speaks of the STRENGTH/POTENCY of SALT and brings to mind note 2 – about getting our “SUPER” on. It also brings to mind Samson – Judges 14-16, Jonathan and his armor bearer – I Samuel 14, accounts of the Mighty Men – II Samuel 23,etc., and is further confirmation of Psalm 18, 27, and other passages He’s given us.)
The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. Deuteronomy 28:7
The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me,my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. Psalm 27:1-3 (see whole Psalm)
For by You I can run through a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. Psalm 18:29 AMP In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall. NLT
When “SALT” began explaining why she is able to be this way, she said, “I have so much TRUST (in the DIRECTOR and HIS TEAM – spiritual application to God and the Body of Christ – more specifically, the divine “team” He connects us with to fulfill our destiny); They can hang me off a building or moving car, and I TRUST THAT I’M GOING TO BE OK.” The director/trainer then confirms, “She TRUSTS me; she trusts my TEAM.” (Further confirmation of themes of “TRUST And TEAMWORK” discussed in the Hobbit and Dark of the Moon notes!!)
In talking about something RISKY that SALT wanted to do in the film the director says: “SHE WOULDN’T TAKE “NO” FOR AN ANSWER.” (This does not represent rebellion and defiance toward God or those in He has placed in authority over us, but rather brings to mind the attitude or description of the nature of faith as described in note 5 from all the words the Lord was giving from Hebrews 11:1 and Chapter 3 of the Dream Thieves study guide. This is the attitude we’re to have toward the opposition of the enemy in the spiritual realm that attempts to keep us from doing what God has called us to do. It represents a “bull-dog” faith that sinks its teeth in and refuses to be denied, becoming IMMOVABLE, like a PILLAR, in the face of his opposition. (See note 5 – Taking Back Lost Territory pts 1-4 )
They went on to say, “It’s great to work with someone who’s willing TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES. (Again, not representing God’s boundaries, but the boundaries of natural man/the natural principles of the world that would try to LIMIT us and tell us that doing what God calls us to do is “impossible.” This was also more confirmation of the themes of NO LIMITS/LIMITLESS, doing the “impossible,” and other words He’d given such as “Think without Boundaries,” and “Break the Mold; Be Extraordinary.”)
Right after I finished transferring these things from my journal to this note (on 3/19) a notification popped on my screen saying ~ “See your future as LIMITLESS, and it will be!! With God ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!” (It was another Paula White status update – but truly it was a Holy Spirit status update – more confirmation!)
to be continued… (see part 3 here)
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