Possessing the Land of Sōzō: To be Made Safe
Sōzō is a multifaceted Greek word that can be found in 1 Timothy 2:15 as “saved” or “salvation”. Not to be confused with accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior, but a perpetual saving by the Lord Most High!
You may have been wondering, “Where has Brittany been? She was giving us all these wonder -filled updates on her pregnancy and then BOOM, she vanishes?”
I totally get it friend. This is where I’ve been…
Psalm 91: 1 NKJV
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Now, I did not go into the secret place voluntarily. I was escorted in by the screams of surrender. Not a physically torturous scream. A scream of emotional anguish with tears beyond weeping. A more silent scream. As I’ve told you before, carrying baby Raphael in my womb has been such a prolific, astounding experience. God has expressed such profound meaning to Raphael’s existence, and I’ve just seen many things come to pass revelation by revelation. However, I’ve had trouble making room for God in my day to day in order to have capacity for the next revelation.
How did I get to this place you ask?
In the intimacy of my relationship with El Shaddai (God Almighty), He reveals some pretty massive revelations to me. So as I’m having time with Him one night, He shares with me something that is far beyond my comprehension, and it angered me. Instead of me trusting that He had the how and why taken care of, I sought to figure out how this revelation would come to pass and why was I involved in something so grand. To be honest, I felt like this revelation was another task on my to-do list, and it wasn’t. All I needed to do was stand and believe.
Because I did not create space, I could not hear. I missed a promised land moment, but I did not miss THE Promised Land! The Land of Sōzō!
Another level of self-consciousness.
Not to be confused with low self-esteem or lack of confidence in one’s own abilities. The type of self-consciousness that masquerades as self-confidence. It’s rarely identified in this way but think about it. When we’re no longer focused on God who are we focused on? SELF! Even if your lack of focus on God is to rescue others, It’s still all about you and your abilities to rescue others, rather than you trusting that God will do what He says He would do. In essence fighting your battles alone.
In my pursuit of becoming Inspector Gadget, I often fell victim to exhaustion, anxiety, and rage. My why always seemed to boil down to, “ I don’t want anyone to think I’m dumb!” Or “I don’t wanna look stupid!” No matter what situation I found myself in, those were the underlying phrases I told myself to rationalize my way out of the Manifest Presence of God.
Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are My ways, “ says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
So for now, I’m in hiding in the wings of EL SHADDAI. It’s beautiful in here! There is fullness of Joy and creativity. He has made me safe and is giving me strategy on how to possess The Land of Sōzō in the earth.
There is still time to get baby Raphael a gift from our registry
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Baby Raphael is still incubating well inside of me, and is served by the Angels of Heaven. They love him and promise to be PRESENT at his birth along with assisting the doctor and nurses. We’ll both be out of hiding soon as God won’t let us hide forever. We’ve got a mandate…
Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
See you all soon!