Don’t open the door to the dogs of the past.
C.James Graham
www.cjamesgraham.com

While I was in worship I could hear the sound of doors being shut behind me. The slamming sounds continued behind and to the back of the auditorium.

When I asked the Lord about this, He said, “I am closing doors on the past”

He said that people who had previously been stuck in their past, were being set free.

The enemy was the god of your past; you once were part of his world, doing things he wanted you to do, and he knows about your past. He uses it to deceive you, into thinking that you are still bound to the past.

He sends thoughts at you, from outside your redeemed body, and then tries to make you think, that it was you who had the idea in the first place!

That’s how he gets you to doubt your salvation, and question Gods love. But it’s a lie.

Know this, you have been set free, by Jesus.

Your past is as far away as the East is from the West. Don’t you know that your past was nailed to the cross? And anything nailed to a cross is cursed to death by God.

So you have died to your old self, and your past died too. You have been made new in Christ, because just as you were grafted into Him at the cross, in death – so also you are grafted into Him in resurrection Life!

The vision went on, and I heard dogs whimpering and whining behind the closed doors.

The Lord said, “The sins of the past are stray mongrels that belong to satan. They were never yours. You don’t, and never have owned them, so don’t think that you need to respond to their cries at the door of your heart. You are not responsible anymore, the blame and condemnation shifted off you the moment you believed in the Son”.

Our identity is not found in the past, we are not trying to exorcize ourselves from a life that Jesus has already freed us from.

Instead, we identify with the finished work of Christ. Our redeemer. It is no longer our old self, but Jesus Christ who lives in us.

You do not need to be hounded by the echoes of your past, but you can align yourself with the truth of the Word of God. That is where your identity is. You are holy, blameless and above reproach, (take a look at Colossians 1:22).

Here is the truth about you, it’s found in 2 Corinthians 3:18 – as you look at Jesus, you reflect Him in yourself, and you are changed into His likeness. From Glory to Glory! Isn’t that wonderful?

Be Blessed.