Your shadow reveals who you really are.
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The problem with the prodigal son (Luke 15: 11-18), was that he had a dream that was so big and self centred,
and because of that he could not relate it, neither submit it under the inheritance of his father's kingdom (God's way of doing things),
and this same dream that came from God, turned into a curse when it came into the possession of this prodigal son.
God has given us many gifts and dreams in the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:4-28), but we must remember to relate and submit them back to God's vision.
There are many gifts (dreams) in the body of Christ, but there is only one vision, and that is the son of God, Jesus Christ our Lord (Yeshua HaMashiach),
who gave the children of Israel (the Jewish nation) the old testament, and He came to the other nations that did not know God through the cross.
And He also introduced to these nations a dream that came to us through the new testament, and like the prodigal son we embraced it, but because of lack of character and not knowing what it means to relate and submit what was given to us.
This same dream (the new testament) has become a dream that reveals our arrogance, self pride and selfishness, and we are forgetting to relate and submit this dream (new testament) to it's physical inheritance and vision, which is the old testament.
Apostle Paul calls the old testament; a shadow of things to come according to Colossians 2:17 . Hebrews 8:5 says; those who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things…
Did you know that your shadow is the part of you that gives you the right to inherit or possess things on the earth, and also this same shadow being the inner most being of your character?
When you walk into a place, and after some few minutes, you then decide to walk away from that place. Your shadow will stay in that same place for many years after you have physically left that place.
Your shadow will stay in that place to claim that place as a possession for you, and also to declare on your behalf, that you once came into that place.
Even God Himself applied that same principle when He always visited the earth in the old testament.
Exodus says; God came down on mount Sinai and in the thick darkness (shadow of God) there Moses met God.
Psalm 18:9-11 says; God came down on the earth with darkness under His feet…. And He made darkness His secret place.
Psalm 91:1 commands us to abide under the shadow (old testament) which is the secret place of the Most High.
Even when you take a picture of somebody's image with a camera, what you really capture is the dark image (shadow) of that person,
but when you take that image you have captured with a camera into the dark room, where pictures are developed into what the physical eyes will consider as the reality of somebody's picture.
This dark image goes through a process where it comes from dark (black, shadow), into the revealing of the person to whom that dark, black image belongs to.
So; God has given us the old testament, being the shadow of His image, and the Jewish nation being the relationship and process from which the shadow develops it's image into the new testament.
By: Apostle A. Ngabo.