I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your seed, by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days. Deuteronomy 30:19-20.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
You create the atmosphere in which you live. I set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse—you choose which one you will walk in, which one you will live in. By your words you are acquitted and by your words you are condemned and by your words, which come from the thoughts with which you are filling your heart, you are filling the atmosphere around you with light or with darkness, with the holy angels or with the demons, with the Holy Spirit or with the evil spirit.
You create and live your daily life in an atmosphere of blessing or of cursing. And both affect every area of your life, down to your very bones. “But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, and it entered into his body like water and like oil into his bones.” Psalm 109:18. “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:7-8. “He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is quick-tempered exalts folly. A tranquil heart is life to the body, but passion is rottenness to the bones.” Proverbs 14:29-30. “Bright eyes gladden the heart; good news puts fat on the bones.” Proverbs 15:30. “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24. “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22.
Do you notice a pattern? If you create an atmosphere of anger, passion, envy, pride, depression, and the like, you not only affect your soul but also the health and strength of your body all the way to your frame itself, your very bones. An atmosphere of guilt and shame also will put you in darkness and fear but those who hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame. Isaiah 49:23. Jesus took your shame and guilt, look up at Me and your face will never be ashamed. And that is a good way to start, look up. “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne.” Revelation 4:1-2.
And I invite you to live as if in heavenly realms, for your citizenship is in Heaven, though physically you are still residing on earth, “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16. You can live in a heavenly atmosphere of fellowship with Me at My very throne, the holiest and most powerful place in the universe and beyond, the very heart and center of all creation. And it is a place of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit, not mourning, sorrow, and pain.
I would like to share with you a passage from the letter of My servant Paul to the Colossians which, by inspiration of My Spirit, is also a letter to your heart from Me. This will tell you how to set your atmosphere that you live in day and night. It takes monitoring to set it at just the right spiritual temperature and keeping up the levels of joy and peace. “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience, and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them. But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him—a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all. So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:1-17.
Cling to Me, speak My Words only– words of healing, peace, blessing, comfort, love, and victory. Hear My Words and act on them. Do not be like the servant who abused, beat, and mistreated his fellow servants and those he had authority over while his master was away. That servant created a dark, evil and cursed atmosphere where the members of the household live in fear and hatred.
But then there is the wise and faithful servant, the dutiful son, the one who honors others and walks in integrity, an encourager of himself and others, diligent in the task he is given to do, living in constant communication, partnership, and obedience to his Master and Father because the interests of his Master and Father are in his heart too. Fill your heart and mind with My love, light, and goodness, and from this abundance comes the fruit of your lips and as you and others eat that fruit the place where you walk becomes Kingdom territory and redemption land.
You create the atmosphere of blessing or cursing, and as you do, you are inviting in spiritual forces, either the angelic host to fight for you or the legions of demons to torment and torture you as they did the man living among the tombs in the territory of the Gerasenes. He had created the atmosphere in his life at one point that let the enemy into his heart and brought a legion of demons to possess the man and destroy him and his life. He could not rest or enjoy his life, infested with evil spirits, and it drove him away from others too. Luke 8:26-39. But when he ran to Jesus and threw himself at his feet, Jesus cast out that legion of demons and put the man back in his right mind. Luke 8:35. You can get yourself over into a wrong mind and it takes an encounter with Jesus to get you back in your right mind, the mind of Christ. And who is Jesus? My Word. It is My Word that cleanses your mind and puts it right.
You can be filled with unclean evil spirits or you can be filled with My Holy Spirit. You choose. But I will tell you that you will have a life of torment if you choose to give in to the unclean spirits.
Adam did and lost all. And it put him into a life of toil, anxiety, shame, fear, and blame. Do not put yourself there. By faith take access to the grace in which you now stand.
There are perverse and evil men that create an atmosphere of the realm of darkness. They cut their lives short and live in hatred and are hated. But they did not have to let their mind and heart go that way. Life and death was before them, darkness and light, but they loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.
But when you came to Christ you put on a whole new way of life. I rescued you from the power of darkness and translated you to the Kingdom of My beloved Son, the Kingdom of Light, and qualified you for your inheritance with the believers in Light. Once you were unclean and of corruptible sin, living in the futile atmosphere of lust, doubt and darkness, but now you are light in Me, redeemed and cleansed of all sin by the blood of My Son with a mind and body washed in the pure life-giving water of My Word. My Word cleanses you and creates a new atmosphere in your life. A fragrant aroma of love. “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.” 2 Corinthians 2:14. A sweet and fragrant aroma lived in an atmosphere of light, victory over sin and death, and a holy and reverent place filled with My goodness. And a melody will begin to resound in your heart and the joyful shout will sound in your tent, and the greater the revelation of My Word you walk in, the louder your shout will become. Happy the people who know the joyful shout!
I love you. You create the atmosphere you live in. Test your joy and peace level and you will know right where you are. You may need to adjust the thermostat by a good dose of My Word and the leading of the Holy Spirit.