I keep seeing this same vision over and over again in the Spirit. I keep seeing a vision of me with my shirt off, ripping my chest open with my bare hands, exposing my heart on the inside.
I asked God what does this vision mean, and he told me that he wants me to open up more. He wants me to be more real, more raw, more uncut, more… transparent. I froze up when he said that. Me? More transparent? Aren’t I transparent enough? But God said he wants me to share more of my life story with the world. More testimonies about my past, about my current struggles, victories and defeats, and about the thoughts that travel through my mind. He said that once I open up my heart, an anointing will be released that will create an atmosphere where not only I, but others as well can get free from some deep rooted issues we have locked away in our hearts. I told God that I didn’t want to be more transparent because the more you open up, the more vulnerable you become… Vulnerable to those (esp. in the church) who may tout their nose up at you, treat you with contempt, look at you differently, judge you, laugh at you, mock you, accuse you, reject you, etc… But God spoke to me just now, and I heard him as clear as day: “WHO CAN CONDEMN WHAT I HAVE ALREADY JUSTIFIED?”
Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.