IFT Episode 2 (click to play)
Sometimes things arenβt always black and white, theyβre red.
There are times when everyone around us is depressed and in a slump. It is very easy to allow our emotions to take us to the same place. We get down and if we arenβt careful, our whole day can be ruined. We will begin to walk around as if we were in bondage.
What we must learn to do is focus. We must focus our attention on something positive and uplifting. We must remember what Godβs word says. Once we find what Godβs word says, we must declare it to be true in our own lives. Yes! I do mean that we must say it out loud. We must say it out loud so that our own ears can hear us. We must say it out loud so that our soul knows that we are sure of what we have read. We must say it out loud so that our emotions can line up with what we are believing and confessing. One of the most important reasons why we must say it out loud is because our mind needs to focus on what we are saying. Because of all that we are feeling, our minds are probably wondering and focusing on negativity. We must say it out loud to interject the very thoughts that are causing us to spiral downward. Instead of focusing on bondage we must choose to focus on freedom.
What I want you to do is say these scriptures out loud.
I have freedom, because 2 Corinthians 3:17 says βThe Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.β
The Spirit of the Lord resides in me and I shall declare all those in bondage free because Luke 4:18 says that βthe Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim liberty to the captives…to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
I will not be in bondage because Galatians 5:1 says βStandfast in the liberty with which Christ made us free, and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage.β
I will continually remember what the word of God says and I will be free because James 1:25 says that if I look into the perfect law of liberty and continue in it, I being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the word, shall be blessed.
John 8:36 says βTherefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.β
βThe law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.β Romans 8:2
I shall continue to search for truth in the word of God and find it because John 8:32 says βyou shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.β
Lord I will walk at liberty, for I seek Your precepts. Psalm 119:45
Today I declare that freedom reigns in me.
Watch this video and enter into the freedom that God has for you.