In Luke 4 Jesus boldly declares that He came to set the captives free and proclaim freedom for the prisoners. The prison break Jesus is speaking of is not a physical prison but an internal one. You can appear to have it all together but on the inside you’re sad and empty. This is not the life Jesus died for you to have. Jesus was beaten and pierced, He went to Hell and back and rose victorious so that you may have His fullness and joy in every area of your life.
What has you bound today? I believe by faith that this will be a season of release, renewal, much fruit and abundance for you. Father God, my prayer is simple, set the captives free!
Father free addictions, anger, anxiety, bitterness, broken hearts, condemnation, depression, disappointment and doubt. Father set the captives free!
Lord free emptiness, envy, fear, feelings of failure, hatred, jealousy, loss, negative thoughts, pain and pride. Release the bondage of racism, regret, resentment, sadness, selfishness, suffering and temptation. Father set the captives free!
Father free us from traditions! Christ said this in Matthew when asked why does His disciples break the traditions of the elders. Christ asked, “Why do you break the command of God for the sake of your traditions…These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” Father, here is my heart, I want to be real with You. Father set the captive free!
Father release the bonds of un-forgiveness, un-fruitfulness, unworthiness, vengeance and worry. These are just works of the flesh not fruits of Your Spirit. We are destined to live above this. Father set the captives free!
See that thing that is holding you back and has you bound, nailed to the cross and see your freedom in the risen body of Christ, seated at the right hand of the Father.
Embrace the New You
See yourself as your Heavenly Father sees you, for you are Christ’s workmanship, created and destined for greatness. You are Saved, Forgiven, Righteous, Justified, A Conqueror, His Ambassador, His Beloved, Whole, Fruitful … His Masterpiece. No longer bound but set free indeed! Amen
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