A single word from God holds power. His declarations are like no other. Every word He speaks creates a new reality. If He declares you are free, you are, in fact, free. Healed; you are healed. Forgiven, you are forgiven. Adopted; you are adopted.
He speaks over us every day, speaking words of love, of affirmation, of joy, of healing, of forgiveness. And each of those words holds power. A power from above, one that liberates you from the bondage in which you were trapped; be it addiction, depression, loneliness, or shame. He can speak a single word and set you free. But even while He can rip the chains off your arms and legs and throw open the gates or your prison cell, you can still choose to remain. That is the prisonr mindset; the mindset which will lock you in a place that God has already relieved you of.
You see, it’s the Fathers desire; His heart for you that you be free. That you experience His love. That you live life to the fullest, experiencing true joy, true love, true peace. But we tend to lock ourselves or to allow others to lock us in prisons of pity and shame, of loneliness and fear, of addiction and depression. We lock ourselves in these prisons, and then live out our days wondering why the Father of Lights hasn’t freed us yet.
But the reality is that He has, if only you will accept the freedom He is granting you. Luke 4:18 copies Jesus’ words of freedom meticulously, stating “The Spirit orb the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor, He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners…and to set the oppressed free “. Part of Jesus’ ministry was a ministry of freedom. A ministry of wholeness. A ministry of providing healing for the blind, and freedom for the prisoner and the oppressed. And the extraordinary reality of this call is that Jesus simply needs to speak a word, and creation will leap to obey.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth… And God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light.” (Gen. 1:1,3). In a single word, light came forth. And if matter can obey the simple sound of His voice, so must the darkness which tries to hold you captive. The Fathers Heart for you is not that you remain captive, but that you live in freedom. And so the lover of your soul, the Father of Lights, will always provide you with release. All you must do is accept it; and be free. A single word from God – that’s all it takes. A single word, and all creation will obey. So let Him speak to you. Let Him speak over you. For as Jesus says in John 15:3, “You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you”. So be free. Be clean. Seize the word He has spoken over you, and be free.
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