July 9, 2001
“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3: 11).
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Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Daystar,
Have you ever gone through a time of great shaking in your soul? If so, rejoice because our Lord is doing a great work in you.
Some years ago, I went through a great shaking in my soul. When I asked the Lord what was happening, He said, “I am tearing down the foundation.”
Since Jesus is the foundation of my life, I became somewhat puzzled and said to the Lord, “What do You mean, Lord? You are my foundation. Surely you can’t be tearing that down.”
With great love, He replied, “I am the foundation of your spirit, but I have not been the foundation of your soul. During your childhood, your soul was built on a foundation of many lies that have harmed you. Those lies have kept you from fully becoming the person I created you to be. I am tearing down those lying foundations and rebuilding your soul on the Truth of My Word.”
Since the Lord spoke to me, I’ve gone through several shakings. The tearing down process has not been easy. Nor has the process of clearing away the rubble left by the tearing down. But the rubble must be removed before rebuilding can take place.
I am now in the rubble-removing phase. “Soon,” the Lord told me, “the rebuilding will begin.”
What about you? Is the Lord tearing down the lie-based foundations that have ruled your life and kept you a prisoner to the enemy? Is He tearing down the lie-based foundations that have kept you from walking in your total freedom in Christ? If so, yield to His work in you. Although at times it is very painful, I can assure you that if you push through the pain, you will find freedom on the other side.
Your sister in Christ,
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
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