Are You Looking for Jesus? Part 15: Glimpses of the Inner World
…and unto them that look for him shall he appear a second time…Heb 9:28, KJV
In this next segment from “J”, Jesus frees a part named Lucifer and changes his name to Samuel. The way Jesus works with Lucifer to free him is truly amazing and most interesting. Here “J” is walking along with Jesus and witnessing all that happens in setting this part free from the lies he has believed. As most often with “J”s deliverances, he begins by stating the lies the part believes and then Jesus’ truth that robs these lies of their power.
Lucifer, a castle, a throne room, and a new name–Samuel
Lie: “I hate all things holy. I hate the light. I am a servant of the darkness. I am favored of the evil one. I am most high in his ranks. I am full of power. Nothing can stop me as I serve him. The earth is a footstool for my feet. I hate all those who stand against him. For he has given me this great power, that none can stand in my way.” (As I write this, I can feel his deep, dark, brooding evil power.)
Truth: “Oh, I see. You who are so full of strength and might, gird yourself. You who are so powerful, prepare yourself. For I am the Almighty One, and I will come and visit you today. We will see who is truly the Most High One. You believe nothing can stand in your way, so I will stand in your way today. You have put your trust in all of this power, but you gained it through lies and trickery. You will see how fleeting these things are and how weak your power truly is in the presence of the Light. Your darkness will not prevail, but you are welcome to try. I come. Are you ready?”
Testimony: Lucifer. I can see the Light and fire in my Savior’s eyes. As we walk, I know He is excited to free this part. I expect Him to be more angry than He is and realize just how much He understands what my part has been through. He has so much compassion. Even so, I am excited to see Him move in power and bring my part into freedom.
We come to a very great place inside of me. It seems like a castle of some kind. There are all kinds of watchers guarding the place, but it seems that they can’t see us. Jesus looks at me, and I know it’s true. He is hiding us as we go. We go inside and walk through the passageways. There should be traps everywhere barring our way, but we walk through unharmed without setting anything off. My Lord is so powerful.
We get to a mighty golden door, and Jesus thrusts it open. Inside, a part sits on a throne. He doesn’t look surprised to see us, and I see the haughty look of hatred in his eyes. He fully believes he will easily defeat us. He looks to me, and I know he means to punish me greatly for my insolence. I don’t feel afraid though, for I am with the Lord. My part is very big, looking more like a giant than a human. Jesus calls out, asking him if he’s ready. He replies, “What do I need to be ready for? You think you can bring me a true fight? A true challenge? I will crush you as I have crushed many before you. As I said before, nothing can stand in my way.”
What happened next astonished me. Jesus invited him to come and attack Him. My part did, and Jesus flew across the room. I was in amazement, but I still didn’t feel afraid. I wondered what He was doing, and He comforted me, impressing on me that He knew what He was doing. He got up and brushed Himself off, completely unharmed. He challenged my part again, and my part struck Him again. Once again, Jesus physically was moved but wasn’t harmed in the slightest. My part got increasingly angry as he tossed Jesus around the room and did everything he could to harm him. He tried everything he could, unleashing all he had upon the Lord. Nothing worked. Jesus always would remain unharmed.
Then, as Lucifer went to attack Jesus again, Jesus breathed out on him, and he froze in place. His eyes were full of fear for the first time as he felt the power flowing from Jesus. “Yes, you are right,” Jesus explained calmly, “This whole time, I have allowed you to strike me, and with a single word, I could end you. I have the power, Lucifer. No one can stop me. I could easily destroy you, but you see that I haven’t. That is because I have come to save you and not to destroy you. I have come that you could see true power. I have come to take off the mighty veil that has been thrown over your eyes and help you see the truth. Even now, you are beginning to see the lie the devil told you in saying you were the most powerful being in this place and that nothing could stand against you and the might he’s given you. I have stood against you this day, and with a simple breath forced you to be still.”
I knew Jesus could have retaliated so much more. He could have been angry and hurt my part, but He didn’t. I am in awe. I can see it in my part’s face. He’s undone. “What must I do to be saved? For You are right. I never questioned what I was taught, and it always seemed to be true. But, it is clearly false. If this is false, and it was the greatest thing I was ever told, how could anything else they taught me be true? You are the first one who has ever told me something genuinely true. Also, I have felt Your true power. As it washed over me, I knew you are unlike anyone I’ve ever encountered before. What must I do?”
Jesus released him, and he fell to his knees. I could tell the fight had completely left him, and he only wanted to be free now. Jesus explained that it would be hard, but He would gladly show him the way to freedom. He put His hand on my part’s shoulder and comforted them. Emboldened, he listened intently and obeyed Jesus in everything he was told to do to become free. Darkness flowed out of him as he repented of his many sins, broke many covenants, repented of rituals, and allowed the Lord to cast out the demons and spirits inside of him. Then, the Lord shared he must give up his great size, cast off every tool and trinket that was ever given to him, and allow the Lord to clothe him anew. He lowered his head in obedience and invited the Lord to make these things so.
And so, he cast it all off, leaving nothing behind. Jesus clothed him in comfortable clothes with thick armor on top. He was a normal size now, but still looked like an adult. He gave him a sword and shield and granted him His presence and authority over evil spirits. “I have made you free, my son. I have destined you to free others too, that they may know my goodness and fear no more. I will give you a new name, for you have been reborn in me. You will no longer be called Lucifer but Samuel. For I have freed you from the devil’s grasp and have called you to go out and proclaim my goodness in the darkness,” Jesus declared.
Peter reached up and tapped Jesus as He had barely finished speaking. The Lord stooped down to hear him. He gently talked with him. I knew that he wanted to go with Samuel to spread Jesus’ light too. I realize that I am scared for him. I love Peter very much. Jesus looks at me and reassures me that Peter will be safe. He will still take care of him and protect him. I do not need to be afraid for him.
Jesus gives Peter a big hug and shares how proud He is of him. Then, Peter runs over to Samuel and takes his hand. “I will be with you, Samuel! Jesus freed me not long ago, and I used to believe lies of the enemy too. We will go out together, and the Lord will go before us. We will never be alone, and we will accomplish all that He has purposed for us to do. Nothing can stop Him, just as we’ve seen today.” I am amazed at his faith, and I can tell Samuel is touched and thankful he will not have to go out alone.
“All right, it’s time to go,” Jesus says. We turn to leave, and are not surprised to see a great horde of evil barring our way. With a mighty word, Jesus casts them out. None can stand in His way. As we leave, no traps get set off again. But, something curious happens. Things can see us now. They see the door is still open to the throne room, and the throne sits empty. They realize the part Lucifer is no more and that he has been reborn into this warrior of light, Samuel. We walk out completely safe and leave the castle. I am amazed at the Lord’s goodness and power.
We go on our way, and, in time, Jesus lets me know it’s time for me to go. It’s hard to leave them, and I say goodbye to Samuel and Peter. I give Jesus a big hug, and He comforts me. Thank You for being so good, God. I never would have imagined You would do this work in me or free me like this. Thank you so much.