Freedom In Christ And Yokes Of Slavery


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Word of the Day

My beloved friend, full of grace and truth, do not move from a place of relationship and communion based on love back to any aspect of religion and law. Do not be deceived into performing in order to receive approval or love. Love is not earned. It was given once and for all through My sacrifice and that will never change. Love continues to give and give and give without expectation of repayment.

If expectation or repayment were necessary very few if any would receive love for all fail. It is not that you fail but instead you have an advocate in Me, who is ever interceding with the Father on your behalf. (1 John 2:1)

Yes, works are important; but, they must come out of the soil of love and relationship and not for the sake of works and works alone.

Don’t move from a place of freedom. Don’t be like Peter and look around. Keep your gaze on Me and the truth of My Word. Remember, you are My favored one and My scepter is stretched out over you, encompassing all surrounding aspects of your life. I encompass you round about as I whisper words of instruction encapsulated in a love and adoration given without the need to perform.

As you delight in Me and I in you, all things are possible. There is no other way I would rather spend My time than with you and My desire does not change based on performance.

As we grow together in relationship, realization and revelation will dawn like the morning sun and rise up through your spirit…rise up and consume all of you to release the scepter of freedom and favor into your hands. It has always been there with the authority to reign. You just needed time with Me to bring understanding and confidence. Stretch your scepter out with confidence, knowing, we are one…for I am Christ in you the hope of Glory.

Arise and stretch out the scepter of favor in the same grace filled manner I have extended it to you and see the salvation of all things. I am with you. This is your day of great favor. Ask what you will…

IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off] (Galatians 5:10 Amplified)

Prayer

Lord, You are my “Wellspring” and I humble myself in Your Presence with an adoring heart of love. As I humble myself, I will also rise to the adoring gaze of Your eyes upon me and walk on the waters of this life without fear. My feet are secure in You and I receive Your favor over my life. Dwelling in the security of Your love gives me the courage to give you all –my dreams, hopes, desires and yes, my family– in complete faith knowing all things work together for my good. I refuse to walk in performance for it promotes failure which robs the sweetness of relationship. Performance was taken care of at the Cross.

In love, I rise up and take Your hand to dance the dance of agreement with You over every aspect of my being. As I dance (stay in harmony with You) all schemes of the enemy are revealed. Once again, I set my face like flint and refuse to be moved, for You have set me in a large place full of grace.

Abiding in You is a secure place to live from and function as Your ambassador on this earth; an extension of Your heart and hands. I am indeed beautiful in Your sight… a true delight to behold. Therefore I will arise and shine for Your glory. My ears are open to attentive instruction. Freedom in You is all I desire. Cover me! Superimpose yourself over my very life, over my heart, over the whole essence of who I am in real and practical ways, as I sit at Your feet. O, how I love You my gracious King Jesus, for You have set me free and I shall not give way to the yoke of slavery and bondage again. I march on in You to experience the fullness of Your love while I am yet living. Amen.

Reflect and Journal

  1. Do you have a tendency to try and perform? Performance can be very subtle and seem quite noble. When I feel I am beginning to perform, I literally sit down and say, “NO!” Once I have done this I search my heart out for why I feel I need to do so, who I might be trying to please, for what reason or whatever my motive might be. Once I have done this, I choose to be honest with myself and not be afraid as I ask the Lord to examine my heart to see if there be any wicked way in me (Psalm 139 23-24). I ask Him for His desire and motive. I, for one, no longer want to do anything out of fear or any other reason than having the motivation of the Lord’s heart. The approval of man lasts only a moment and can change on a dime; however, when done according to the Lord’s heart, it does not matter what men do or don’t do in response to being served or loved.
  1. Pick one thing or place where you have a tendency perform for any reason. Ask the Lord what the underlying reason is. Holy Spirit will be more than glad to show you. Often it relates to how you see yourself and can be rectified by exchanging the lie you believed with His truth. It may not happen instantly but will if you persist in replacing the lie with the truth.
  2. Take some time with the Lord and see Him stretching His scepter of love and favor over your life right where you are, warts and all. Remember, Father sees you in Jesus and sees Jesus in you. Like nesting boxes, one inside the other, you are nested in and sealed up forever in Christ.

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About the Author

Brenda

Brenda Craig is a published author, prophetic teacher and Seer whose desire is to know the Lord in all His fullness. Her writings and teachings reflect a deep intimacy with the Lord. As a worshiper, Brenda has received revelation on how to take the simple act of “Soaking in His Presence” to a new level and developed a teaching called Soaking with a Purpose.

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