Reflections4Life™ February 26, 2017
“It is Broken!”
“…Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains; and the keepers were guarding the door of the prison. And behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison; and he smote Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise up quickly.” And his chains fell off from his hands.” Acts 12:6, 7
Scripture Contemplation: Exodus 1:14; 2:23; Joshua 24; Ezra 9; Acts; 12; Romans 8; 12; Galatians 4; 5…
Whatever you believe is holding you back? It is broken. Whoever has had a hold on you—whether through their actions or words—it is broken! Those entire negative words that held you bound and hostage; making you feel impotent and insignificant? Broken! Beloved, whether you knew it or not, I am here to inform you, to remind you that those things that have long bound you are broken! How do I know? God has told me so, and I have experienced the revelation for myself
I declare and decree that this week’s Reflections will be a continued source of encouragement and enlightenment for your heart, mind, and soul; bringing you peace in every area of your life. Let this week find you in deep meditation and intimacy with God. The Father wants to remind you of His promises and that you are no longer bound to the chains that once held you immobile. You are free. Now you just have to believe and accept that truth.
Beloveds, I must come to you from a place of love and experience. There is no need for me to sugarcoat my life's experiences. It is incumbent upon me to be transparent and have authenticity in my life and to who I am. To walk in and receive the manifestations of the blessings of God, then our minds must know and accept the truth. It must be free from the chains that have long bound us to a life of stagnation, fear, mediocrity, self-loathing and hatred, and a mind that is tortured and enslaved to the whispers of Satan.
Hear me today; there is more to your life than what some have led you to believe. There is more than you previous experiences have led you to believe. At the crux of it all is realizing and believing in your heart and mind that what God has for you is for you and that every chain in your life that has bound you; every shackle that has held you in a position are now broken. In fact, they have been broken for a long time, but you just needed to accept and believe this truth and see yourself through the eyes of our Creator, the One that created you in greatness, for greatness.
Our minds are powerful. We can literally think our way out of blessings, as well as into blessings. When we think on things for so long, and we entertain the constant lies and whispers of the enemy and the lies of the cohorts he has recruited to help steal from us, destroy us, and kill us—our heart begins to believe those things and our lives become a reflection of what our heart believes. We began to draw to us—like magnets—the very things that we do not want in our lives. Yet, our thoughts are on the negative. The constant barrage of lies and vitriol weakens us. Nevertheless, God desires for us to let go; to close our ears; to pull down those strongholds, and not entertain or think on the whispers and lies but instead speak His word and promises, counteracting the lies of the enemy before they are embedded in our hearts.
God has already released us. We are already free from those shackles. All we have to do is seek the face of God and His will. Meditate on His word and His promises. Denounce the contrary thoughts and whispers of the enemy and say what God says concerning us.
My Beloveds, may the spirit of peace and prosperity finds permanent rest in your lives. I decree that every good thing that God has ordained for your life will become evident to you. Declare and Decree what God has spoken, to the atmosphere. "I declare and decree that I am all that God has ordained me to be! I walk in the greatness that He has created in me, I am free and forgiven from all things in my past; including the harmful and hateful words, and lies spoke into my life. I denounce everything that does not line up with God's promise for my life. I walk confidently today, and each day in the victory already afforded to me! I am free! And every shackle and chain are broken!" You are blessed. Now go…and be a blessing!
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