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GRADUATING FROM THE PAST

PARABLE: Today I cleaned out my refrigerator. I organized it with more turn tables so that space in the back would be able to be used. When I started reaching in the back I found 9 lemons. Some how this struck me as very funny. I started laughing and laughing. They were all in various stages of dehydration. A couple were so hard and pruny you probably couldn't cut a knife through them. Most were pathetic looking, and the fact I had hidden away all these lemons that couldn't be seen was very funny to me. I almost laughed hysterically.


INTERPRETATION: I decided whatever spiritual lemons from my past that I had held onto just had to go! I counted them because the Lord quickened this to me that it was a parable. When we go through trials, it is so that we will grow in the 9 fruits of the Spirit and bear eternal fruit. (Gal 5:22,23; John 15:16) Some of those old bitter times just need to be thrown out, they are no longer necessary because we overcame them.


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DREAM: DONíT LET YOUR PAST DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE

A boy I knew was in a gown and ready to graduate. In the midst of his friends I prophesied over him. I said he was graduating and the Lord says, "I am very proud of you." Then I said, "You have just reached a corner in your life and you are in the process of turning it now." I told him about my "headlight/rear view mirror" story where I had been feeling sad about something in my past then drove past a sign that said, "You can't go forward when you are looking through the rear view mirror." I finished by telling the boy, "God says don't let your past determine your future."


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HEARD: I want a rear view mirror. My advice, pray about it. Some of this is old stuff.

Graduate. Letís talk about that. A hero of faith. Circular motion. You're getting pretty good at that. Keep up the good work. A fresh coat. Polish.


COMMENT: When I heard a circular motion, I thought of the parable in the old Karate Kid movie where he learned the karate movement of "wax on, wax off." The maneuver was in a circular motion like waxing a car. Waxing and polishing the car was how he learned to fight off the enemy with a defensive stand.


INTERPRETATION: The Lord is saying that I am looking at the past but He is graduating me. I waited upon Him for my promises, while walking in circles and learning to stand in seasons of warfare.


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HEARD: I saw them sitting on the steps. Most of them have waited too long already. Crying.


VISION: I saw a key being turned in a lock.

HEARD: Itís time to tell you. You have learned obedience. Itís enough. Loosed and set free.


VISION: I was standing in a place where I used to be in my past.


HEARD: You are looking at the past for some reason. You used to be here. Itís all over, the future is before you. Before you only knew numbers, like the school house of the law. Now you know the grace to abide. Youíve come a large enough distance to be able to see it from a different perspective. I am re-defining you. Translucent. Kingís favor. You are chosen.


"For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, 22 who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee." (2 Cor 1:20-22 NKJV)



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CONCLUSION

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{Words to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words of prophetic revelation, punched with the word of wisdom and written under inspiration.}


WORD TO PONDER: GRADUATING FROM THE PAST

I am so very proud of you My Beloved. Long you have waited for Me! Walking in so many circles, repeating the same old patterns of Egyptís desires, you have grown so weary of waiting and so weary of yourself that all you can do now is just sit down and climb no more. I hear your sighs and your cries precious. How I love you!


The past is over now. Itís old stuff. Let go of feeling sad about it and look to Me, your promise and your hope. You can't go forward when you are looking back. Don't let your past determine your future. You are graduating!


Even now I have the key in the lock and am opening your prison doors. Enough of the past, I am setting you free. You learned obedience through the school of the law, and learned that the law fails. Now I am redefining you to know that love fulfills it all. As you love Me, you will experience the grace to abide in Me. It is only in abiding in Me that you can produce the fruit of self control. I am re-defining you. You have the favor of your King upon you, dear chosen one.


"For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee." (2 Cor 1:20-22 NKJV)

 

 


 

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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē  Website:
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