Tuesday, September 18th
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
Are there things in your life that are holding you captive? Not simply things that are result of poor decisions on your part, but things that you have fallen victim to in your past. The fact that you live in a fallen and broken world makes you a target of the evil in that world. If you suffer from the pain of past abuses and attacks, whether it be through anger and bitterness or shame and isolation, the anointing of God can free you from the captivity that has kept you bound. The Lord Jesus, through His sacrifice, took the power that these issues held over your life. You don’t have to be bound up with pain and shame anymore. The shed blood of Jesus took away your shame and guilt and His anointing broke their hold on you. This doesn’t mean the those feelings instantly change, but it does mean that He has opened the door to your freedom. If you’ll allow Him to, the Holy Spirit will help you break agreement with the lies that the enemy has used to keep you in bondage to those painful memories and feelings. The anointing has done the work, all you have to do is receive it and let the healing process begin. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff