In 2020, Freedom and Ownership Are YOURS!
December 27, 2019
As we head into 2020, a new decade, and what many are calling a new era, I hear the word "FREEDOM" thundering and the word "OWNERSHIP" ringing out over God's people.
Over the past few months, the Lord has been speaking strongly 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, sins, doubts, wrong attitudes, hardness and more often hold us back and stop us from stepping into the fullness of all He has planned.
The enemy uses these things to trap and trip us, take us captive and 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...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 His fist coming down upon the earth causing a ripple effect, and I heard the words "LET MY PEOPLE GO" ring out across the land!
RIPPLE EFFECT: "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. As I do this, DON'T CONDEMN them...BE KIND! For they are MY people. So don't throw the first stone!" (It's His kindness that leads us to repentance.)
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 we, His Bride, are going to go through to prepare, clean and ready us so that nothing can separate us from the love and goodness of God! Through His transforming love and power, this will bring healing and restoration to His people. What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the Blood of Jesus!
So open your eyes, open your hearts, open your mouths! It's time to declare FREEDOM over your lives! He has come to gloriously set you FREE so that 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: Honor Is in Your Crown
This year, people have been at war over their lives, their destinies, 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 badges, their rewards for their works, their sacrifices, their survival of the battle. But then the Lord said, "Stop wearing your works, your endurance, your sacrifices, your suffering like a badge of honor. 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."
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light." (1 Peter 2:9, NIV)
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