Freedom & Liberty

During a Bible study with a friend, our discussion caused the word freedom to keep resounding in my heart, leading to intercessory prayer for someone very dear to me. Because this prayer seemed to be saturated with the notion of freedom, I was eager to look up its definition:

According to Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, FREEDOM means, “Liberation from slavery, imprisonment, or restraint.” LIBERTY is defined as, “Exemption from slavery, bondage, imprisonment, or control by another.”

As I pondered the first aspect of freedom and also liberty, I realized that the one I had on my heart was indeed a slave to a besetting sin that eventually dominated life. It might be said that this dear one had given control to the sin—they were enslaved by it:

This was not Christ’s plan for this precious soul. My prayer became a plea that—in the name of Jesus—they would be freed from the burden of this enslavement:

Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon the Me, because he hath anointed Me to… set at liberty them that are bruised.”

Life had bruised deeply, but Jesus could touch the deep wounds and and heal them; He could liberate this ‘slave’ to live life free of destructive control.

The next few posts will continue to meditate on freedom and how our prayers can be enhanced with the Biblical promises in this area…

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    I just want to speak the name of Jesus
    Over every heart and every mind
    ‘Cause I know there is peace within your presence
    I speak Jesus
    I just want to speak the name of Jesus
    ‘Til every dark addiction starts to break
    Declaring there is hope and there is freedom
    I speak Jesus
    ‘Cause your name is power
    Your name is healing
    Your name is life
    Break every stronghold
    Shine through the shadows
    Burn like a fire
    I just want to speak the name of Jesus
    Over fear and all anxiety
    To every soul held captive by depression
    I speak Jesus
    Your name is power
    Your name is healing
    Your name is life
    Break every stronghold
    Shine through the shadows
    Burn like the fire
    Shout Jesus from the mountains
    Jesus in the streets
    Jesus in the darkness over every enemy
    Jesus for my family
    I speak the holy name
    Jesus

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