As I was typing this, I saw a vision of fireworks! On the Fourth of July, many people go with their families to watch fantastic displays of fireworks celebrating our freedom as a nation.
I believe the vision I had was reminding us that we, as God’s people, can celebrate our spiritual “Independence Day!” We are now free from the penalty of death for sin….Jesus paid the price!! We have been given eternal life!
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
Beloved of God!! Are you walking free in Christ Jesus? Jesus is our Great Deliverer!! He has delivered us from the bondage of evil! He has delivered us from the power of sin! If there is anything today that has you in bondage…let today be your DAY OF FREEDOM!!!
I see great displays of the FIREWORKS of God all over the earth!!! HALLELUJAH!!
We will see great displays of His Power in the coming days!!
LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN!!!!
[First posted in 2011…still true today!]
ONE NATION UNDER GOD!
Lord, may Your FIRE WORK in and through Your people for this nation and for the world!
May YOUR GLORY light up the sky and light up our lives!
May we walk in FREEDOM and declare Your mighty name in all the earth!
May we celebrate YOU this day – our Savior, our Lord – our VICTORY!
I AM WHO I AM!
I GIVE AND I TAKE AWAY.
I AM READY TO GIVE OUT OF MY ABUNDANCE UNTO MY BRIDE.
I AM READY TO TAKE AWAY THOSE STUMBLING BLOCKS THAT CONTINUE TO TRIP YOU UP AND CAUSE YOU TO MOVE ERRATICALLY ALONG THE PATH THAT I HAVE ORDAINED FOR YOU.
THE WALLS OF YOUR SELF-MADE PRISON ARE COMING DOWN.
FREEDOM IS AT HAND!
[Word of the Lord received by Tina Roach during Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil]
I hear the Lord saying:
“You are so much more than you think you are! Quit putting limitations on yourself that I have not put upon you! Be released and walk in freedom!”
“Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.” ~CS Lewis, Mere Christianity
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ. (Ephesians 4:32 HCSB)
The Lord is teaching me more and more that forgiveness is an absolute necessity if we want to be able to live our lives in the fullness that He desires for us.
As we walk this journey that unfolds before us, it is almost certain that someone at some point will offend us or hurt us with their words or actions. And it is almost certain that at some point in our lives we will say or do something that will offend or hurt someone else.
I know that I have had regrets and sorrow at things that I have said or done that I realized later were not how I am to behave in love. I have first gone to the Lord and asked His forgiveness…and then gone to the person and asked their forgiveness.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 HCSB)
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, may we intentionally walk in forgiveness in the days ahead. Unforgiveness is like a spiritual cancer that eats away at our witness for Christ. It hinders us from being able to Love like He desires us to Love. If you are holding onto any unforgiveness in your life…seek the Lord today! Let HIM touch that sore place in your heart and spirit and begin the healing that is necessary.
Jesus is our example! While on the cross, suffering deeply – emotionally, spiritually, and physically – He said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34 HCSB)
Beloved, with Jesus’ help, LET IT GO!
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.” ~Corrie Ten Boom
The Lord wants you to walk in FREEDOM!! May you find that freedom today through forgiveness…