Stand Fast!

Stand Fast!

We are free from the penalty of sin; but we must persevere in walking free from its power. We are free from the captivity of satan; but must persist to resist his temptations and insults. We are free from the legal ordinances of the ceremonial law; but we must persevere to remain free from the pressure of observing legal rituals, customs and habits. We are to stand fast in the liberty by which Christ has set us free. We do so by yielding to the Holy Spirit.

We do not read the Word, pray, fast, or do things for the Lord because we have to; but because we can do so as a child of God. Our will is to do His will. As we walk in the Spirit, we bear the fruit thereof. Self-discipline is one of these fruits. Even when our flesh doesn’t want us to, it helps us do what is beneficial for us. Everything we do by the spirit is not an obligation: it’s a decision and a joy.

When things are said or done around us to try to entangle us again with a yoke of bondage, let us look to Jesus. The yoke He bore on His shoulders carrying the Cross is all sufficient. We rest in Him. We serve Him and others with a cheerful heart, not entangled with encumbrances, but one with Him. We stand fast in our freedom in Christ, from glory to glory!

Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”

 

 

Command and Mend!

Command and Mend!

When we are dealing with things that appear to be stuck, issues and problems that keep recurring with a firm grip, we should move with boldness and perseverance and command them to move in Jesus’ name.

Stumbling blocks are placed in our way by our adversary to cause us to trip and give up the good fight of faith. With the authority we have in Christ, we can order mountains to move out of our paths, and mulberry trees to be pulled up by the roots and planted in the sea. It means that we can order spiritual wickedness, harassing spirits, deeply rooted stumbling blocks, and every hindrance to the works of Christ to go where it can never grow again. It’s more than rebuking it; it’s bringing its life to nothing because it cannot be planted anywhere else. What seems immovable can be moved, in Jesus’ name! What appears to be stuck can be unstuck, in Jesus’ name! What looks impossible is possible, in Jesus name!

As we move in Jesus’ name, hindrances have to obey us and be gone. We then can be taken to our destination quickly and in full victory. We should never let the wrong things have control of our wellbeing. We shall not be moved, but it shall be moved and be gone forever. We declare and decree; we command and mend, from glory to glory!

Luke 17:6 “So the Lord said, ‘If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.’ ”

 

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