Heaven’s Legal Tender

Legal tender:  coins or banknotes that must be accepted if offered in payment of a debt.

So, we commonly think of dollars when the words legal tender are heard.  It’s what we exchange for goods and services.  Without seeing a reserve of gold backing it, the dollars that we present to vendors and merchants are accepted with faith that the money that we present for payment represents or contains sufficient value to settle a debt.  Otherwise, we’d be walking around with bags of gold and silver, risking loss, theft, and inconvenience.

Let’s consider Heaven’s legal tender.  We, as believers, are Heaven’s legal tender.  As we offer up prayer and intercession, manifest God’s love, and demonstrate His power, we present ourselves to the world as spiritual value.  Because of Christ’s shed blood, there is forgiveness of sin—payment of the sin debt and repossession of dominion over our earth.  His blood backs our claim against Heaven’s reserves spiritually and physically; and we draw down upon those reserves to live victoriously, effect change within our world, and be the living epistles read by men daily.

Many within the church experience circumstances wherein their voices are quieted, their gifts are stifled, and purpose is paused.  These God-fearing people are lost coins within the house of God.  [If you’re a lost coin in the house of God, there’s more to your situation than merely being forbidden to sing a song or preach a sermon—you’re being restricted from exercising or putting into action that which gives you value—your purpose!  Anything that distracts or restricts you from fulfilling your individual purpose is ungodly.  If the enemy has manipulated your spiritual leadership in such a way that your purpose is being hindered then you, the lost coin, are settling in dusty areas awaiting an amazing grace to find you.

What is the significance of dust?   And the LORD God said unto the serpent, because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life…” (Genesis 3:14).   Snakes use their tongues to “smell” their surroundings. They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth” (Micah 7:17a).   By licking the dust, they are able to track their prey.  Spiritually, the lost coin, by virtue of its neglect, is placed in a position to be tracked and consumed by the enemy.  While others may overlook your value, be certain that your enemy never will.  Although he can’t see your future, he is allowed to discern your potential; and he always imagines you at your greatest potential and launches every arsenal available to ensure that you do not become who he has imagined.]

There are those who will read this blog and know exactly what I’m describing, due to their own experiences.  Others may reflect upon others that they’ve known within ministry. It is important to note that lost coins do not lose their value.  They are still legal tender with an inherent value established by the blood of Jesus Christ.
[Excerpt from Sometimes, Man’s Rejection Is God’s Protection]      https://goo.gl/5zcP1t

 

40 Comments. Leave new

I can certainly relate as I have experienced leadership wanting to “control” the gifts God has given me. I’m glad I was spiritually strong enough to break free. Today, I too have a burden for ‘lost coins’ and find my greatest fulfillment in providing opportunities for others to do what they were created to do. ~ Pastor dkWard, Euclid, OH

M. Stanley Butler
February 20, 2016 11:17 am

I believe that there are many who desire to “take a stand” or “make a move” toward fulfilling their individual purpose in spite of spiritual leadership, but fall short of doing so for fear of walking in disobedience. How were you able to get over that hurdle?

Merci de m’éclairer sur le sujet.

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The way people act toward them certainly affects how they feel about themselves; whether it actually molds their identity to start with is another question, she said.

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How one is treated does have the potential of [positively or negatively] impacting their self-image and self-esteem. When we consider how we go about overcoming rejection or, in this instance, treatment that seeks to devalue us, we need to gain a greater awareness of how God sees us and what He thinks about us. The influence of another’s thoughts about you taking on the power to mold your identity is largely dependent upon your self-awareness to begin with. If your level of self-esteem and self-awareness is high, then certainly you will not allow the words of another to establish you overall identity. However, there are instances and situations wherein people receive rejection of one sort or another over long periods of time, and this can have a damaging impact upon the individual’s emotional stability

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