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This is the week…
that we celebrate Independence Day in America. Although the actual date of our independence was not July 4, but October 19, 1781.
The reason we celebrate on July 4th is that is the actual day that our independence as a nation was declared! Just like our nation, there is a day that the Lord declared our independence from Satan and the world. That day is the very day that we were saved. And we also want to celebrate that day!
Jesus is our great Emancipator!
John 8:36 says; He whom the son sets free us free indeed! This means we were totally set free by Jesus and called into the light of God and His Kingdom. Jesus accomplished this through the cross and his anointing.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because the Lord has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, to bring recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
The most powerful people on the planet are those who know the power of being set free by the Lord Jesus Christ!! The Bible says, and you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free!
It is not truth that sets you free, it is the truth you know!
Another way to say this is, It is the truth you are intimate with. That means it is truth that you know, and the truth that you believe!! It is important to know the truth but it’s greater importance to believe the truth you know!
The famous philosopher Goethe said this “none are so helplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.
1. You must break free from your past
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
This verse reveals a trifecta of triumph
Somethings have to be forgotten! If you fail to forget certain things you end up living in the past.
Many of us are stuck in a disease I call Pastitis! Pastitis is seen most in those who are focused on past hurts, add an excuse, and then validate the life we are living.
We can never reach for our future by living in our past. God has called you to reach for your future, your next level, and your next break through. If you are going to experience a breakthrough, you must walk through what needs to be broken off of your life!
The only way to experience true freedom in Christ and step into your God assigned future is to get free from our past!
When has the past gained enough of your attention?
It is virtually impossible to move into your future by remembering and rehearsing the worst moments of your past. God has called you and empowered you to move into your future.
But predicting your future is never hard because, the most accurate predictor of your future is seen in your past experiences, and in your current personal behaviors. Your current behavior marks your history and predicts your future!
Are u stuck in a victim mentality?
Are u stuck in negativity, complaining, whining doubt, lack of faith, or fear?
To exit this behavior you must begin to build your future to be bigger than your past! It is a true saying; a man without a future always returns to His past!
God has plenty of promises, power, and purpose for us to fulfill. And God wants us totally free.
Let’s start with a declaration like they did on July 4th over 200 years ago.
Let’s declare; He whom the Son sets free is free indeed.
And that FREEDOM is for ME!