RHEMA 4/07/08 ABANDONING THE OLD SHELL
HEARD: Oh really, the turtles abandon their
VISION: I saw all these turtle shells lined
up along a flowing creek bed and a pool of water. These
shells were standing up on their ends, like armored
shields and were all stacked together like Pringles
potato chips in a can!
I saw that the turtles had shed them because they no
longer fit and they had jumped into the water with brand
new and larger shells. The water was a lovely
[This is a Word parable, because turtles do not shed
their shells in real life.]
HEARD: Old wine skin.
Mark 2:21-22 AMP
No one sews a patch of unshrunken (new) goods on an
old garment; if he does, the patch tears away from it,
the new from the old, and the rent (tear) becomes bigger
and worse [than it was before]. And no one puts new
wine into old wineskins; if he does, the wine will burst
the skins, and the wine is lost and the bottles
destroyed; but new wine is to be put in new (fresh)
IMPRESSION: God doesnt take our old life, but we
with our own choice in our thoughts and deeds walk away
from what no longer fits and what we have grown out of
HEARD: We have abandoned what no longer works
because we have grown out of it.
2 Cor 5:17-18 NKJV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new
creation; old things have passed away; behold, all
things have become new.
WORD TO PONDER: ABANDONING THE OLD SHELL 4/07/08
It is time to shed and abandon old ways and old patterns
that do not promote abundant health to your soul, body
and spirit. Yes what is outside of sin is lawful, but
all things are not edifying; they do not build you up.
Precious one, you have asked for My increase in your
life. If you stayed in the old skin in your thinking,
perspectives, emotions, habits, the increase of My
anointing would burst through cracks in your character
and it would cause much damage to you and others.
Beloved if you are feeling tight and squeezed in areas,
it is because I AM moving you to let go and leave the
old self behind.
I have brought you through years of maturation where
these old patterns no longer fit you. Simply be willing
to lay these down and walk away. Your character in Me
has grown to the place where your will is strong enough
to say, “NO!” to old dysfunctions of what no longer
works to appease and what no longer fits My image.
Strip off the old self, abandon it and return to it no
more. You are a new creature in Me, and old things have
passed away. As you abandon the old skin, you will have
a new covered protection and home in Me. I will
increase your blessing as you swim freely in the waters
of My Spirit.
Mark 2:22 NLT
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. The wine
would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining
the skins. New wine needs new wineskins."