Yes is a powerful word. It affirms, edifies, encourages and renews hope. Yes represents covenant. The promises of God are yes and amen in Christ Jesus. We believe and receive what we have in Him. We agree with the Word of God.
God’s promises are often not taken seriously by those that equate His promises with man’s promises. Know this: He is not a man that He should lie. His promises are not only to be expected, they are to be embraced. The no of man cannot hinder the yes of God. The Spirit of rejection brings hesitation to our surety in what we have in Christ. As we receive the yes of God, we are healed from all rejection.
We lay hold of the promises of God through prayer. We declare amen, so be it, to what we know He has done. We glorify Him. In Him, there is only yes. Surely, truly, verily He is the bread of life when we are hungry; He is the way when we seek direction; He is the healer when we are sick; He is our deliverer when we are bound; and He is our provider when we are in need. Let us go boldly to the Throne of Grace in time of need, from glory to glory!
2 Corinthians 1:20-22 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
The degree that we are bound in the Spirit dictates our ability to say no to what is trying to tie us down, or is contrary to His purpose. The Apostle Paul saw bonds and afflictions waiting for him in Jerusalem, but he was resolute and determined to obey the leading of the Lord. Nothing could deter him, and people around him could not dissuade him from going. He was so bound up in the Spirit of God that nothing else could capture him.
We walk free from the unacceptable bonds in our lives by standing strong in the bonds we have with the Lord. We are bound to the covenant, to His purpose, to His anointing, bound up with Him. We are so closely and inseparably connected with Him that what does not fit is disconnected. This could be any habit or association that is not in agreement with who we are and where we are heading. Relationships are sifted one after the other.
In Christ we go from liberty to liberty. Our relationships with others carry no obligation, dependency, control or necessity. The spirit of control can no longer manipulate us and the spirit of intimidation can no longer incapacitate us. When hindrances are loosed from us, we are driven by the Spirit of God to walk in the supernatural, from glory to glory!
Acts 20:22-23 “And see, now I go bound in the Spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me.”