“And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” – Jeremiah 31:34
We have all made mistakes. We have all done things we wish we hadn’t done. We have all sinned.
Our amazing God gives us a gift when we accept His Son as our Lord and Savior. The gift of becoming a new creation. The gift of having our mistakes, our sins washed away.
Yet what if we push this gift away?
We push this gift away when we feel guilty about not being what we think we should be. We push this gift away when we dwell on the sins of our past. When we dwell on the sins of our past we allow the devil a foothold in our minds. When we allow the devil a foothold we allow him to create chaos. We allow this chaos to blind us to the gift we have been given. We allow ourselves to believe we are not worthy of God’s forgiveness. We allow ourselves to believe God couldn’t possibly love a sinner like us. We push His gift away.
If God has forgiven our sins, who are we to say we are not worthy of this forgiveness?
You need deliverance. Deliverance removes all our past bondage of hell so you can be all that God intended you to be. So your light shines. Deliverance is accepting all that Christ has for you. Deliverance is getting rid of the residue of the past that manipulates you. Deliverance is the removing the devil and cutting away of anything that holds you other than God. Deliverance sets you free.
God will not force deliverance on you… you have to want it . You have to want to get rid of all the residue of the past (and the present) that manipulates you, hurts you, and keeps you from Him. The pain, the shame, the mistakes, the bad habits, the negative emotions, the sin, the self-indulgence.
God wants to remove these burdens from you, but the first step is yours.
Jesus gives you the power and authority to cut out all that is not of God, by asking in His name. You are not to dwell on the devil but keep our minds focused on Lord.
Confessing. Confess your sins completely do not allow the devil to have that foothold any longer.
Renouncing. You can’t be delivered from something if you haven’t removed it from your life. Remove it.
Forgiving. Face the thoughts, the memories openly – don’t hide away from them – bring them to God and forgive them.
Speaking. Joyfully proclaim that Jesus has delivered you and you will not allow it in your life, in your mind any longer.
Praying. Pray from the depths of your soul.
Praising. Invite God in. Praise Him in all things allowing for God to fill us up with all He is.
Walking. Walk like you have been delivered. Don’t go back to make the same errors again. Set new habits so you won’t be tempted to go back to the old ones.
Are you ready to remove the burdens? Are you ready to be all that He intended you to be? Are you ready to allow God to really start working in your life? Are you ready to receive His blessings? Are you ready to accept His gift of forgiveness? Are you ready to accept His gift?
Father, I pray that You will deliver me from anything that binds me. Of anything that keeps me from You. Show me the work of the devil in my life. Strengthen me to stand strong against his influence. Thank You, Father, that when I feel this pain, You hear my cry for release and answer. Set me free from anything that keeps me from You and all you You made me to be. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
“See the light, and your life will reflect it. Deny the light, and in your blindness you will create chaos. When you choose to open your eyes again, the chaos will be no more.” Marianne Williamson