Rejection

Rejection

The Lord told the disciples that when they go into a city to heal the sick, and are rejected, to shake the dust off their feet. He said the Kingdom would come near them anyway. In other words, rejection cannot hinder the release of what comes from God. It is manifested, whether it is received or not. When it’s not received, it hinders people from walking in what God brings to them, but it never diminishes the reality of God.

When the spirit of rejection moves through others to us, we feel inadequate, inferior and insecure. It’s our adversary, satan, who is the author of such lies. Through his lies, fueled with fear, he tempts us to believe we are rejected by God and other people. The spirit of antichrist comes against the truth. The truth is: we are accepted in the beloved, Jesus the Christ. All that pertains to the Lord is released through us, everywhere we go and in whatever we do. God loves us, is for us, and through Christ, we can do all things.

In and through Christ, we are secure and able. Others might refuse to accept who Christ is, but we submit to who He is. We accept who we are in Him. We do not hesitate to allow the Holy Spirit to move through us. We shake the dust off our feet because our feet carry His glory with every step. We do not let rejection shake us; we shake it off,  from glory to glory! 

Luke 10:8-11 “Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’  But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, ‘The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this that the kingdom of God has come near you.’ ”

 

Rejecting Rejection

Rejecting Rejection

When we are rejected serving the Lord, we are to shake the dust off our feet and walk with more surety in our steps. We trust that what we do in the name of Jesus will bear much fruit. Our aim is not to be successful, but to remain faithful.

Our heart is to be pleasing unto God, not others; not to look for human approval or seek praises of men—but seek the Lord and His Kingdom above all things. Shaking the dust off our feet means we do not receive what is of the flesh, and we release the heavenly. We forgive others. We do not let humanity hinder our stepping into divinity. What others may think of us does not define who we are, and it does not affect what we do because we know we are in Christ. Rejection tries to cling to our feet to slow down our progress. We wipe it off against our adversary and see his plans come to nothing. Instead of dust on our feet, we walk away filled with glory.

How awesome is the Lord! We don’t have to receive rejection; we can reject it because of our election in God. We release the glory of the Lord everywhere our feet tread; and we never carry rejection with us to the next place. We do not need to remain in places where we are not received, but we can move forward from glory to glory!

Luke 10:8-11 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.” But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, “The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.” 

 

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