Revelation 3 Step
After months of attempting to quit drinking it finally happened. As has been explained on a number of occasions God placed a dream on my heart, reached down for me and now I’m alive. What happened next is explained quiet well in Revelation 18.
The ego, false pride, that is one of the enemies greatest weapons, once it is exposed our vision begins to clear and what was once seen as worthy or valuable can be seen in it’s true light. When a person walks through the first three steps of AA, with another human being, the false pride is exposed, the Holy Spirit floods the space, the heart and mind. There is a sense of peace and joy that is impossible to explain. It just is. Like God is the great I Am, what was, what is and is yet to come, walking through these steps – it just is.
- We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
You can replace the word “alcohol” with any word you wish – gambling, sex, pornography, lying, whatever – the bottom line is we are discussing sin. We are discussing a separation from God. We are discussing “worshiping” something other than God. We are attempting to fill a hole that is not “one size fits all” or even “one size fits most”. It is a hole specifically shaped to fit God. That’s what these 3 steps are about. That’s what John describes in Revelation 18
Revelation 18 NKJV
9 “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning,
10 standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’
11 “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:
12 merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble;
13 and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.
14 The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all.