As we head into 2020, a new decade, and what many are calling a new era, I hear the word FREEDOM thundering over His people and the word OWNERSHIP ringing out.
FREEDOM Over the past few months the Lord has been strongly speaking to me about the word FREEDOM. The Lord started to show me that He is EXPOSING the SCHEMES of the ENEMY, by SHINING A LIGHT on the things that over time, have been deeply buried and hidden in His people. Past hurts, pain, grief, emotions, lies, sin, doubts, wrong attitudes, hardness and more… these things often hold us back and stop us from stepping into the fullness of all He has planned.
The enemy uses these to take us captive, to trap us and trip us, to keep us bound and shackled. When the Lord brought the Israelites out of slavery, He didn’t just offer them a moment of relief or breakthrough and send them right back into the hands of their captors! No, He set them FREE… and then…. He led them into the Promised Land!
“Let me be clear; the Anointed One has set us free—not partially, but completely and wonderfully free! We must always cherish this truth and stubbornly refuse to go back into the bondage of our past.” Galatians 5:1 TPT
As the Lord was speaking to me about this, I saw the fist of the Lord coming down upon the Earth and causing a ripple effect, and I heard the words “LET MY PEOPLE GO” ring out across the land!
A RIPPLE EFFECT: is a situation in which one event produces effects which spread and produce further effects. (Cambridge Dictionary)
The Lord said “I am shining a light on these things, NOT to bring pain, shame or condemnation to My people, but to SET MY PEOPLE FREE.”
Then He said “as I do this, DON’T CONDEMN them... BE KIND! For they are MY people” It’s His kindness that leads us to repentance! “So, DON’T throw the first stone!” Then I saw the ripple effect again… and the Lord said “But for those who do choose to cast a stone... I am shining a light on these wrong attitudes, wickedness, sin and doubts that have been buried in you ... not to cause you pain, shame or condemnation, but to also set YOU free.”
This ripple effect is like a cleansing, a washing that is going to go through His Bride to prepare them, clean them and ready them... so NOTHING can separate us from the love and goodness of God! It will bring HEALING and RESTORATION to His people through His transforming love and power. What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!!
So open your eyes, open your hearts, open your mouth! It’s time to declare FREEDOM over your life! He has come to SET YOU gloriously FREE so you can walk into the promised land, into His PROMISES!!
“I am the Gateway. To enter through me is to experience life, freedom, and satisfaction. A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect —life in its fullness until you overflow!” John 10:9-10 TPT
OWNERSHIP This year people have been at war over their lives, their destiny and the battle has been great! Many felt like giving up! But the Lord said “You have pulled through! Every cry, every tear, every prayer, every longing, every roar has been heard. Take heart, take courage! COME and TAKE YOUR CLAIM!”
I heard the word “OWNERSHIP” ringing out like a bell to awaken and get the attention of His children.
Taking ownership means standing up and announcing that you are responsible for carrying out a particular task.
Then I saw people lining up, ready to come and receive their badge, their reward for their works, their sacrifice, their survival of the battle. But then The Lord said “stop wearing your works, your enduring, your sacrifice, your suffering like a badge of honour. It’s time to come and receive your CROWN!
Your HONOR is your crown! Your INHERITANCE ! Your true AUTHORITY, it’s time to take hold of your true IDENTITY in Me! You are My ROYAL CHILDREN! It’s time to take OWNERSHIP of the PROMISES I have for you. It’s time to step into the fullness of ALL I have planned. Come and take Me by the hand.”
1 Peter 2:9 NIV