Monday, November 12, 2012

FREE FROM BONDAGE by Gary Wilkerson

I want to talk with you about how to stay free from bondage and captivity. How can we stay in victory? How can we walk in a constant flow of not having to return to the things that once plagued us? And I am not talking just about sin. Sometimes the emotional baggage that we grew up with can cause us to have certain patterns of living. For instance, some might have experienced a series of disappointments that must be fought against.

Is there a way not only to break free but to stay free? Is there a way not only to gain the victory but to keep the victory? Is there a way for us to find glorious, overcoming, sustained, powerful, lifelong victory in Jesus Christ?

You might think it will take ten years of counseling to attain victory, or twenty years for the maturation process to take place in your life, but Jesus can come in and instantly set you free. He will not only set you free but He will keep you walking in that freedom.

When Nehemiah went to Jerusalem to oversee the rebuilding of the walls, everyone seemed to think it was going to be a long process. The people accompanying Nehemiah, mostly slaves and servants, did not have many resources but they set their mind to work. They had a passion in their soul for the things of God and they rebuilt the walls of the city in just fifty-two days. We need to have that same kind of passion, the kind of mindset that says, “It’s not about me, it’s all about Jesus. It’s not about my purposes, plans and ambitions, it’s all about Him.”

Set your eyes on Jesus and He will establish you and cause you to prosper. He will cause you to be raised up and set free and He will enable you to stay free in the things of God.

“We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37, NKJV).