In the world of the Spirit, dreams are fulfilled through dying to them in the natural world and giving the Spirit precedence in your life. When I graduated Bible college many years ago, the Lord told me to “die to your dreams and visions so I can resurrect them”. And there began my journey as a young woman of dying to myself to learn how to allow Christ to live through me, and one of my founding messages I share often.
Death has become a center point of my testimony because here I have found resurrection life. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Revelation 12:11. In my love of word studies, long ago I discovered the word testimony used in this scripture reference in Revelation is the Greek word marturia (evidence given) from the word martus which is where we get the word martyr. So many people want a “testimony”, and while it is good to testify of ones overcoming – the true testament or evidence given of life is of ones dying to self. So if you want a testimony you need to die and ‘let the Overcomer out‘, for it is because of the victory of the cross, we have life.
“Jesus said to all of his followers, “If you truly desire to be my disciple, you must disown your life completely, embrace my ‘cross’ as your own, and surrender to my ways. For if you choose self-sacrifice, giving up your lives for my glory, you will discover true life. But if you choose to keep your lives for yourselves, you will lose what you try to keep.” Luke 9:23-24 TPT
“My old identity has been co-crucified with Christ and no longer lives. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me— we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, dispensing his life into mine!” Galatians 2:20 TPT
When you allow the life of Christ to flow through you, Heaven and earth align to see His love and powerful works readily move through you. You will be in sync with the Lord’s plans and purposes and divine alignment will become the standard as you walk in the footsteps of the Resurrected King who has gone before you.
Have you died today?