This is certainly the first step in receiving freedom from any kind of oppression or addiction. Why can I say that with such confidence? Although there are successful programs that will help someone who is struggling with oppression or addiction, the best they can do is teach you to cope. Jesus Christ of Nazareth came to give you life and life more abundantly. He did not come to teach ou to cope. Now here me, there is nothing wrong with using techniques of the world as long as they do not conflict with the written word of God, but through the Blood of Jesus, you can be set totally free.
What do I mean by totally free?
Have you ever read scripture and all of the sudden, it makes sense to you. You've read the same verse a hundred times before, but now, it's as if a light bulb went on, and you really get it. That's what I am talking about. When you come to the understanding that your answers lie within the text of the Holy Bible, then you have a greater understanding of the need you have to be in the Word of God. The Word washes. The Word cleanses. The Word restores. The Word heals. If you are not in the Word of God on a daily basis, then you cannot possibly be getting the cleansing it has promised.
Decide today, as I did many years ago, that your answers are awaiting you, your freedom is promised, your path is clear. Determine to get to know your living Savior who died and was raised so that you may walk in the newness of life, with all the freedom and joy, that has been promised. Let it begin today. Pick up your Bible and say no to addictions, oppression, and defeat. You are FREE!
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Heb 13:21-22
Do you understand that God wants you to experience freedom more than you do? Do you understand that it is truly His will? If God loves His children, and we know that He does because He gave His own Son so that we might have life, then it should be easy to understand that bondage is not what he wants for you. When you are free, you are more able to serve Him. When you are free, you can praise Him more. When you are free, you are more likely to share the good news of the Gospel.
Sin produces shame and guilt. Shame and guilt keep you in an ineffective state. Bondage keeps you from becoming all that you can be. Today, decide to believe in your heart that it is His will for you to walk in FREEDOM.
Thank you for hearing my prayers.
Today I have learned some things I did not know. I am thankful that You promise to forgive all my sins. I am thankful that confession is a gift you have given to help me walk closer to you. I thank you, God that when I acknowledge my sin, you wipe it away. So heavenly Father, today I confess my sins to you and I receive the freedom that comes with that confession. I decide that through the power of the Holy Spirit and the promises written in your Word, that I will lay down my sinful ways and live the life you have planned for me.
Today, I declare, I AM FREE!.