Shake The Chains Off (Freedom In Christ)
September 2, 2012
"Whom the Son has set free is free indeed" (John 8:36). God is calling His people to live in freedom. Jesus died and rose again for us to live in this freedom (1 John 4:9-10). As we go through life the enemy has a job to do and that is to strap us down with worry, doubt and disbelief. We have a job to do also and that is to counteract his traps and destroy his work. We must stand on The Word of God and believe we are truly free. We do not have to sit down and take the torment of the enemy. The enemy's job is to entangle our thoughts with negativity and keep us bound with hurt and pain. The Lord is our healer and we are free to receive healing from Him anytime (Exodus 15:16). We must shake off the chains; lift our hands up in freedom and worship the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:17).
This is the hour to take a stand and believe God. This is the hour for the church to rise up and show the world we are living and we have much life in Christ. Break away from the chains of religion. Don't you know man can hold you hostage with tradition? Shake that chain off! You are FREE! Allow God to teach you how to pray, worship, and fast. Allow God to show you how to live. Come out of the cave and live. Come out of depression and live. Come out of hurt and pain and live. Come out of lost hope and live. It is your time to live. It is you time to forgive and live. Leave forgiveness and bitterness alone and live. Live to the fullness! God gave you a cup, now allow Him to fill it up, that it may run over (Psalm 23:5), and LIVE!
It is your time CHURCH! This is our hour! God is doing great and awesome things. Come out of your comfort and live. Stop being afraid of the unknown and live. It is your time to rise up. It is time to live in joy and peace. He came so that you may live and live life abundantly (John 10:10). So what are you waiting for? Pick up your cross and let's go LIVE! Receive God's blessings
Scripture of the Day:"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."- John 10:10
I pray that you have been blessed by these words of encouragement...Be blessed today! Shalom!
Jesus, my strength, my all...
Hear me, strong, beloved Saviour; give thy spirit's strength to
Grant that while I live I never fall again so far from thee that a gaping chasm yawns between thy true word and my deeds.
Rather, in thee daring all things, let me serve obediently.
Hear me, strong Redeemer; let me hold to thee eternally.
Though the enemy grows fiercer, thou wilt not let go of me.
No matter what my need, I'll build on thee, for faith means victory.
No force can overcome the one who, unto death, still trusts in thee.