I love the 4th of July! I love what freedom represents and the opportunities it presents! I love the correlation between the natural and the spiritual. I love how the 4th of July represents genuine freedom, but I love to compare it to the liberation Jesus gave us. Fourth of July, to me, has spiritual significance as Jesus liberated us. The liberty He gave isn’t to be celebrated only on special holidays such as Resurrection Sunday, Christmas and the Fourth of July, but it is to be celebrated daily!
Jesus purchased our freedom! When we grab ahold of that reality and the depth of the message, it can transform our minds. Deliverance isn’t always about casting out a demon. It is about having a pivotal revelation of His word and what He accomplished for us at the cross and the grave! Jesus came to set the captives free! Hallelujah! Praise You, Jesus! Glory! That excites me! Does it excite you?
Jesus came to give us liberation.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD
and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to preserve those who mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified. (Isaiah 61:1-3)
He came to set you free. Now that is a liberty bell worth ringing!
Freedom! It is something we all long for, but something we all don’t know how to receive. Freedom and deliverance come by pressing through to our breakthrough. How do we define that and make it a practical application? It is by going forward despite enemy opposition. It is looking back at our past to move forward. It is not reliving the hurt and pain but acknowledging where we have been hurt and abused and forgiving and moving forward.
Freedom comes by getting in the presence of the Lord and allowing Him to root out and gut out everything that is not of Him. And even when we think He has rooted and gutted it all out, getting back in the presence of the Lord and allowing Him to do it again and again until there is nothing left of us, our agendas, flesh and natural negative tendencies. It is allowing Him to change and transform us into His likeness. It is walking the Spirit.
Pressing through to our breakthrough isn’t always easy. It will cause feelings to come up with that we don’t want to deal with. It will cause us to deal with problems we have been stuffing and ignoring within our souls. But, Jesus purchased our liberation, so we don’t have to live with the pain and shame or the past, which affects our present and future.
Allow the Spirit of the Lord to walk you through the process of deliverance through my two books, Unshackled and Prophetic Spiritual Warfare. Co-labor with the Holy Spirit as He leads you through the redemption and liberation Jesus purchased for you!
As the 4th of July is upon us, let’s celebrate by receiving liberation in our souls through the ministry of deliverance!