We Are Free to Flee!

We Are Free to Flee!

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Tim. 2:22

Our freedom in Christ enables us to flee when temptation comes. Instead of easily running into a trap of the enemy, we can rush to the Lord. We discern the cunning of our adversary. Being aware that the enemy can disguise himself as an angel of light prepares us to watch and flee—not slowly, but quickly. Like a deer facing danger, we leap away from hindrances.

We trust the leading of the Holy Spirit with each step we take. When He says flee, we do. No time for questioning. We obey immediately. In some situations, we must flee without hesitation; even a slight delay can hinder our escape. We become stronger, saying no when necessary as we reinforce our boundaries.

In Christ, we are free indeed! Jesus is our fortress, our refuge, and our strength. We move rapidly and run to Him. We long to reach and keep our place of safety in Him. It’s not fleeing out of fear; it’s escaping to absorb the protection we have in Christ. We are free to flee,  from glory to glory!

Are You Bound in the Spirit

Are You Bound in the Spirit

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. – Acts 20:22-23

The Apostle Paul saw bonds and afflictions waiting for him in Jerusalem, but he was resolute and determined to obey the Lord. Nothing could deter him. Even those around him could not dissuade him from going. He was so bound up in the Spirit of God that nothing else could capture him. In Christ, we too become bound up in the Spirit.

We become free, by the Spirit of God, from unacceptable bonds in our lives. By His grace, we learn to stand strong in the bonds we have with the Lord. We are bound to the covenant, to His purpose, to His anointing, to Him! We are so closely and inseparably connected with Him that anything incompatible gets disconnected. This could be a habit or an association that is not in agreement with who we are in Him and where we are heading.

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 the Spirit of God removes the hindrances, He empowers us to walk in the supernatural, from glory to glory!

Do Not Stop Asking in Faith

Do Not Stop Asking in Faith

So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. – Luke 11:9

We do not stop asking in faith for God’s will. Even though we don’t always know what it is, we seek and knock in faith for it to manifest. We can trust that His answers will exceed our expectations. God’s promises are yes and amen in Christ Jesus. He opens and closes doors, orders our steps, and our stops. He teaches us His marvelous ways and blesses us with His best!

We keep praying because we delight in our communion with Him. Childlike faith and total trust in His loving care marks our communication. We can come to Him knowing He accepts us and answers our seeking hearts. We don’t have to beg or persuade Him. He loves us, cares for us, and understands. He never rejects or neglects His children.

One of satan’s lies is: “If God didn’t answer your prayer yet, stop asking. You will only be disappointed.” Fear of abandonment and fear of rejection are some of his most potent fiery darts. We must ignore these lies and never stop praying for God’s will. Let’s trust that He will do much more than we can ask or think,  from glory to glory!  

Father Who Sees in Secret

Father Who Sees in Secret

But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.- Mat. 6:6

When we proceed to shut the door to pray, distractions increase and test our boundaries. Shutting out worldly things helps us shut in with our Heavenly Father. The more we understand why we are shut in, the better we can shut distractions out. During this time, nothing else, including our phone, should intrude on our meeting with God.

Though we can communicate with the Lord amidst others or while doing other activities, having a set place to meet our Father holds special significance. In this secret place, God reveals Himself to us in intimate ways. Our Father, who sees in secret, rewards us openly. When we shut the door to distraction, the door to revelation opens.

If we don’t establish a personal connection with God, our prayers for others will lack fervency. Our public praise and prayers avail little if never practiced in private. Father who sees in secret, knows and hears our hearts. He sees our pursuit of His presence. What a blessing it is to encounter Him in our secret place, from glory to glory!

We Cry Out Abba Father

We Cry Out Abba Father

 “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.’” – Rom. 8:15

God is our Heavenly Father through the Spirit of adoption. The word Abba means Papa in Aramaic. Our Papa is a faithful provider and a mighty protector. There is no need to fear because our Papa is near. We can cry out to Him and trust that He will always come to our rescue.

When we ask our Papa for something, He doesn’t ignore us but delights in answering us. He doesn’t keep us in the dark; instead, He leads us out of the dark into His marvelous light. He teaches us to do things with Him by our side, ready to catch us when we fall. With love and patience, He helps us again and again until we succeed. With amazing care, He guides us to the finish line.

He loves us unconditionally and desires the best for us. When we go to Him, we cry out Abba Father, trusting we ask Him anything. Whatever needs we have, He provides according to His riches in glory. When we get hurt, He picks us up, comforts, and encourages us. As He continually leads us, we learn to rest, safe in His arms,  from glory to glory!

Heirs of God through Christ

Heirs of God through Christ

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. – Gal. 4:6-7

We have the Spirit of Christ in our hearts crying out, “Abba, Father.” As born-again believers, we are sons, no longer slaves, and heirs of God through Christ. As sons, we no longer wander like orphans, feeling lost, without help, support, or love. Regardless of our relationship with our natural father, our relationship with our Heavenly Father can be whole and fulfilling.

The Holy Spirit reveals our identity in Christ and empowers us to respond accordingly. As we yield to Him, we overcome adversity. When division arises, sonship calls upon unity. When fear comes, sonship calls upon faith. When hopelessness looms, sonship calls upon hope. When lack appears, sonship calls upon provisions. Sonship transforms all our relationships.

As heirs of God through Christ Jesus, we discover spiritual blessings in heavenly places. Our Father meets our needs according to His riches in glory. Our inheritance exceeds anything we can perceive or understand. It is revealed as we walk from victory to victory. It is His life and His life more abundantly. Loneliness, fear, and despair vanish through sonship,  from glory to glory!

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