Monthly Archives: July 2018

We are Free, in the Name of Jesus Christ

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~”Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”~2 Corinthians 3:17, KJV~

Happy Independence Day everyone! We are free. 

I could go on a tangent about the meaning of freedom and what it means. Dear reader, let me tell you a story about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what that means for me and you.

Jesus lived the perfect life that no one lived. For 33 years. For 33 years, Jesus lived in the perfect will of His Heavenly Father that no human on earth has lived. He did ministry, He healed the blind, He healed the sick, and many other encounters He had with people of all different walks of life. The multitudes followed Him. Jesus loved them back.

~”Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased.”~John 6:2, NKJV~

That’s right. Jesus loved all of the people who He encountered throughout His life. He made the blind people see. He made the deaf people hear. He drew MULTITUDES of people into Himself so that they could experience Abba and His great love for themselves.

And even though Jesus loved the multitudes, there were some of those multitudes that followed Him that did not love Him the same way that He loved them unconditionally. Jesus met the sick and all kinds of people where they were at. He knew that this road that His Heavenly Father meant for Him to walk on for 33 years of His life would change the world. He knew what it meant: freedom for all through Him, the Son of God.

Jesus paid the price for the multitudes of this world to have freedom in Him. He did this though His death on the cross. He shed His blood for all of the human race to see, experience, and take in freedom as His gift for all of humanity to embrace: For eternity, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

And that brings me to my next point: America is a free nation. A nation of which is free to worship God. America is free to go to church. America is free to pray in public and behind closed doors. America is free because the Son of God, Jesus Christ, set her free from oppression on the cross.

On the cross, Jesus died. On the cross, Jesus wept. On the cross, Jesus shed His blood for peoples of every tribe, tongue, and nation (including America) to come to know Him.

Jesus died for you. Jesus died for me. Jesus died for freedom. 

This is what makes America a special nation. You see, dear reader, God worked it out for America to be a free nation. All things, including the birthing of America, worked out all for the purposes of Jesus to be glorified. This brings me to my final point.

Jesus rose. Jesus rose from the grave, giving victory a name for all the multitudes who follow Him. Jesus rose from the grave, giving victory to those who do not know Him even though they freely do whatever they want in the name of freedom. Jesus rose from the grave, giving victory to every tribe, tongue, and nation. This is where the freedom of America comes from: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And that is how freedom came into being: Through the eternal salvation that is offered freely in Jesus Christ. 

~”So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.”~John 8:36, NLT~

We are free. We are free, in the Name of God. We are free, in the name of the Holy Spirit. We are free, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 🙂

Now, I want to take the time to pray for America, dear reader and that God will continue to bless this great nation. Let us pray!:

Dear God,

Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to die for every nation, including America. Thank You that through the precious blood of Jesus Christ that everyone can find freedom through His eternal salvation. Thank You for the blessings You showered and continue to shower on America. Thank You for making this nation great. I pray for continued blessings upon America and that You will bless everyone, who lives in America and regardless of whether he or she identifies as an American. You love the Europeans, the Latin Americans, the Africans, the Asians and other races who come to live in this melting pot called America. Bless them, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Bless the immigrants, who come to live in America too, and give them the tools that they need to continue to make America a nation of abundance. Bless the readers, who opened up this blog post, and let this prayer bless them, their friends, and their families richly. Bless America, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless America! Thanks for reading and may God bless you too!

 

 

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For Me and For You, in the Name of Jesus Christ

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~”I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”~John 8:12, NIV~ 

I am not anxiety. Anxiety does not define me. My relationship with God the Father defines me.

~”Cast all of your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”~1 Peter 5:7, NIV~

Yesterday, I went to a pool with my Sunday School class. It was very calming and peaceful for me as I put my feet in the pool and reflected on the goodness of God in my life. I talked with my friends, who came to this gathering at the pool, and enjoyed the time and fellowship that I spent with them. This was very therapeutic for me. 🙂

It felt freeing for me to be able to relax and enjoy myself with my Sunday School class members rather than remain in my bedroom and pity myself over things that did not matter (what others thought of me, my finances, and MAINLY my anxiety that kept me in bondage……until June 30, 2018). 🙂

You see, dear reader, anxiety is what hindered me from being able to enjoy my relationships with the Body of Christ and people that matter, such as my family. Anxiety kept me enslaved to fear, which was the root cause of my anxiety. Anxiety kept me depressed. Anxiety caused me to cry……so I chose to cry out to Jesus.

Every tear that I cried was not in vain. All of the times I stay shut in my room in prayer with Jesus mattered deeply to God. He sees, He knows, and He felt my pain. 

Jesus’ pain that He endured on the cross is my hope. Every nail that pierced straight through his hands was for the anxiety I felt. Every nail that pierced straight through his feet was to keep me from running into anxiety and into myself. The thorns on His head were meant for me to keep me from thinking untrue thoughts about myself  and to think pure thoughts instead so that I keep myself focused on the One who died for me: Jesus. This was why God sent Jesus to die for me and my anxiety. The sacrificial act of Jesus’ death on the cross was for my ultimate best. 

At the resurrection, Jesus not only overcame death and its sting: He overcame anxiety and because of this Truth, I overcame anxiety too. I nail anxiety to the cross today, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I put anxiety to death, in the Name of Jesus Christ today. Anxiety no longer has a place in my life moving forward, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Anxiety is dead, in the Name of Jesus Christ. And now, I am free because who Jesus sets free is free indeed. 🙂

~”…If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”~John 8:31-32, 36, ESV~

I am free. I am free from anxiety, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I now want to pray that Jesus will free you from anxiety too so that you too can experience the ultimate healing that is found in having a relationship with Him. Let us pray! 🙂 :

Dear God,

Thank You for the death and resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You that it is significant in the role it played in my life and in the role that it plays in each of these readers’ lives today. Thank You that that every reader is special in the way that You created him or her. Thank You that every reader is precious to You and that he or she matters very much to You. I pray that through the power of the blood that is found in Jesus Christ that every reader will overcome anxiety today. Do not let anxiety have any place in each of these readers anymore. Do not let anxiety define how each of these readers relate to others and those who matter to them, including themselves. I pray that You will send Jesus in the Way that You sent Him to die for me to let each of these readers know that Your Son already overcame anxiety and that it is because of this Truth that anxiety is dead. I declare that anxiety no longer has a place in any of these readers anymore and that love, joy, peace, and every fruit of Your Holy Spirit will flow forth freely from each of these readers today. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you dear reader! Jesus loves you! ❤