Seeing Through the Lie
This article reprinted from Volume 1, Issue 1, Page Prewitt sets forth a theme that would continue to resound throughout succeeding issues to the liberation of many souls–that the root of all sin is belief in Satans lie of independent self.
Any spot where I do not see myself as a unity, I am seeing myself as independent. If I think it is just me alone, independentbrushing my teeth or whatever, then I am off. If in matters more seriousI think I ought to, or should be or do differentlythe same thing happens. When in any tiny spot, for any reason, I think I should or ought to be different, it is then that I am not seeing myself joined to Him (a unity).
Where does this independent thinking come from? We knowMr. Sin himself. It is very subtle and hard to see, I know, but it is one of the most important things for us to see now.We are no longer (we meaning those of us who really know unity) bothered by the big sins: adultery, murder, etc.We arent going to fall for these lies. (Of course these are merely by-products of Satans operating by us and they follow as a result of unbelief, not believing that I am He and He is me.)
Now the enemy gets me in a more insidious way, a hidden way, but extremely dangerous in a union person. It is not just me that is seeing a nature, an independent self. This is the enemys lie by means of me. So I have to call this kind of seeing sin. It is sin if I am seeing myself like this (independent) or if I am viewing others the same way.
The dangerthe very serious danger of thisis that we dont see it, and when we do, we dont see it as sin. Until we see a thing for what it is, there is no way we can be free of it. (This is confession and repentance). If this kind of seeing were not serious (sin), then why would it matter if we see like this or noteither the seeing of ourselves or others? It would make no difference. This is why I am seeing that the root of judging is so awful. If I judge you, I must be seeing you as just you with a nature of your own. If I am seeing you as He, what can I say? If I see sin in a person, I can point that out and then trust God to do the convicting. I may sound like a witch hunter judging many as sinning.This of course is not true. I know that when there is a sin in me, the only way for me to be free is to see it and call it what it is.Then the adversary must flee. Its like turning the light on him. He cant stand that.This is not understood by most, but for the few who have seen this, it has been a marvelous, heavenly light. For some it was like an explosion in their heads when they finally saw. One person said it was like going from Newtons theory of gravity to Einsteins theory of relativity.
It is like this because it is the enemys final fox hole in us. He is furious and doesnt want me telling it or others knowing it. It has caused a great war with some because they think I am pronouncing judgment. I am trying to pass this on to set free those who still see an independent self. I have been reading William Law where he talks about Gods judgment and harshness on sin as being His love because, as Law says, we cant experience our true, full salvation (joy, happiness, peace) until all sin is gone. (Of course I know it is gone in Christ, but Mr. Sin can still get at me if my seeing and believing is not straight.) I now see that this is the unbelief that we have talked about so much. Sin is unbelief.
More Articles from The Intercessor, Vol 21 No 1
- I Was a Fool
- Gods Great PurposeBy Us
- Here We Stand
- Moses Stage 4: The Intercessor
- Seeing Through the Lie
- NO EXCUSES FOR FAILURE
- Editors Note
- Tape Talk
- Are We Still on Target?
- Further Reflections of a 12-Year-Old Scribe
- BIBLE STUDY:The Letter to the Romans
- A Look at a Book
- Letters from Norman
- Co-Saviorhood: the Third Level