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We NEED This Hammer and Nail. A MUST READ!

Hammer and NailKingdom Warriors, we have been talking about the Kingdom lifestyle here for a number of weeks. Previously, we have covered the Kingdom structure, our book of destiny, and assignments, how the devil steals our blessings, the angels and more. From here my posts are likely to be a bit more sporadic, as far as various topics, about the Kingdom of Yahwey. I’m going to write like I have for the past 15 years. And that is this: What God is teaching me; I’m going to share with you.

Also, one of my sister’s in arms, Martha Bush, is joining the team and will contribute to the conversations a few times a month. She is on the Jericho journey right now and has a lot to share about how she is walking through the journey and how fantastic it has been. So watch for her a few Thursday’s a month.

Today, I want to talk about a nail and a hammer.

Yep, today’s topic is one of those that isn’t an exciting and life-changing moment in the realm of glory. It’s a tedious and all out difficult and necessary components of growing into mature and powerful sons and daughters of God.

It’s surrender. It’s quick obedience. It’s truly letting go of what you “think” is absolutely necessary for your happiness.

Ahem, THAT is where I’m living right now. In the past year I have lived through some tremendous losses. At least that’s how I perceived this past season. But, our God is soooo good, so kind, what was actually happening was His revealing of several hidden idols that lurked in my spirit and soul.

I’m going to be vulnerable and share the real deal here. In the past 12 months, my husband and I lived without an income for six months. Also, I literally thought I was going to die in November of 2019. Furthermore, a number of other truly wrenching things occurred. During that time, I came to realize that in my heart I was looking to finances as a safety net. Everything in the last 12 months has been about removing the idol of Mammon (That’s money).


Mammon /ˈmæmən/ in the New Testament of the Bible is commonly thought to mean money, material wealth, or any entity that promises wealth, and is associated with the greedy pursuit of gain. ... Mammon in Hebrew (ממון) means "money".

So, this past year I’ve taken my “false” security of financial security and nailed that thing to the cross with a big ‘ole hammer. I’ve crucified my pride over my credit report, which remained undamaged through all of this, but I sure learned I held that silly number in high esteem. I thought I was going to die at one point, go bankrupt and destroy my credit rating. And for a former banker, this scenario rested upon my soul as, horrible.

Boy howdy, I had to learn what real trust was all about.

The interesting thing about this past season is I didn’t know these things were in me. I didn’t understand I put my faith in a false god to take care of me.

One day, the Lord revealed all of it. ALL OF IT. Well at least I hope that’s all of it. AND ONCE AGAIN I slogged off to the cross with true and humble repentance in my heart and upon my lips, and I nailed all of these false sense of securities to the cross of Jesus Christ.


I honestly emerged from this with a new trust in my Lord. It doesn’t matter if the whole world burns down, which in our current social climate, it might. It doesn’t matter because if God says He will take care of me, His child. HE WILL! I hear Him so much better now. I won’t make a decision without Him. I talk to Him all day long. It’s thrilling. Amazing!

So, my fellow sojourners who are traveling toward heaven with me, what needs a nail and a hammer? I’ll slog with you to the cross and together we will bow and allow the cleansing blood of our Savior set us straight and heal our every wound and wash away every lie of the deceiver.

I’ll pray with you about your nail and hammer. Let me know in the comments. I love you, Lynn

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