Thursday, July 18, 2019

Don't you love to get into God's Word and experience the revelation of what He is saying for your life and what He is doing among us in the world today! Through this blog, we will explore the heart of God and the flow of His Spirit. At times we will discuss those spiritual issues that many of us want to know more about. Get ready to go deeper into the Word of God.

DEEPER IN THE WORD                          

DEEPER IN THE WORD              


You Can Live Free!

by Jeanne Alcott


       God’s Word tells us to live as free people in the ways of God (I Peter 2:16).  Live free!  Is that what we’re doing?  Or do we feel hemmed in by life’s pressures, stress, or our workload; trapped by something going on in our emotions; or restricted by what’s happening in our body? 

       It can seem as though circumstances corner us.  Perhaps you feel that way right now because of debt or financial limitations.  It may be a situation you’re attempting to resolve, and you feel closed in. 

       That’s not how God intends for it to be.  He tells us to live as free people.  So here’s what God is going to do—He’s going to set you free from being hemmed in!  Nothing is going to be able to shut you off from what He’s sending to you…if you will determine to believe. 

The Eyes of Freedom

       Instead of seeing yourself as being hemmed in by the circumstances you’re facing, with your spiritual eyes, see God’s power all around you protecting your freedom.  He is there to take away the restrictions the devil tries to put on you.  God enlarges your boundaries.  He has so much goodness for you to experience and work for you to do.  He can’t afford to have you hemmed in so you can’t be free to work for Him and fulfill all that He gives you to do. 

       So instead of envisioning the pain or problem or aggravation surrounding you, envision God’s forces surrounding you and providing freedom.

       Here is a way to envision this spiritually with a picture of how it works in the Marine Corps.  The U.S. Marine Corps has an air station in North Carolina.  It’s close to some of the most beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.  But when you go there, the first thing you hear is not the sounds of the waves coming in from the ocean.  You hear the sound of fighter jets overhead.  This has been true since 1940 when in World War II, they had attack planes. 

      You can imagine the level of noise.  But the Marines don’t mind.  Their Web site says, “Those sounds are music to the ears of the Marines who fight on the ground, for there is nothing Marines like better than to have military artillery behind them, Marine intelligence in front of them, and Marine aircraft overhead.” 

       That’s where God is.  You may be on the ground fighting out the issues, but remember that before you goes the scouting intelligence of God’s Spirit.  He can show you what’s coming. And behind you is His artillery to wipe out the attempts of the enemy against you.  Overhead, He is there watching over your life. 


The Sounds of Freedom

       Then the best part of this analogy can be seen in a sign that the Marines post where you can hear their jets flying overhead.  It says, “Pardon our noise.  It’s the sound of freedom.” 

       As the devil hears the sound of our praise and the forces of our God all around us, we simply need to proclaim, “Pardon our noise.  It’s the sound of freedom!” 

       As you praise God, just say, “Pardon my noise—this is the sound of my freedom from you, devil!”  You seem you’re determined you’re not going to be hemmed in, bound, or restricted from fulfilling God’s wonderful desires for your life.  In fact, you refuse to even think that way.  You refuse to let the devil force his thoughts into your mind or his discouragement into your heart.  You’re busting out of that—you’re beginning to make some noise!  You’re raising your hands into the air and declaring, “This thing restricts me no longer!  I'm blessed.  I’m delivered.  I’m free!

       Give forth the sound of freedom and let all those circumstances know that although they’re coming against you, they can’t stop God from protecting and delivering you.  You're going to experience all the good that’s yours.


Don’t Shrink Back!

       David said of the Lord, You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer (Psalm 4:1).  Things may be trying to crowd you into a corner.  Circumstances are tempting you to shrink back from something important to you.  But God is going to enlarge you.  He hears your prayer today.  He’s going to bring you relief in the midst of your distress.  Instead of being pushed back, you’re going to move forward because God is enlarging things, making them better.  Instead of being closed off from what you desire, He is make an opening so blessings can be brought to you in their fullness.

       Right now, this minute, are you feeling oppressed by something?  A little discouraged or tired?  If so, I encourage you to declare that you are free from that, beginning today.  Declare your freedom—that life is not closed off, but opened.  God is enlarging your life—healing, deliverance, provision, blessing, solutions, His calling, the worship of Him, and so much more.  Do you grasp all that God is sending to you?  Give Him praise.  Let the noise of freedom be heard from you because I guarantee this: Those circumstances are hearing the noise of freedom that God has going on all around you.  The Lord is in front and behind and overhead!  Make some noise and shake off what is trying to hold you down.  You are free to live as God desires for you!

       I know it may feel at times as if you don't know how to get free of the circumstances.  They’ve changed conditions so much for you that it’s hard to see your way through.  In fact, it’s difficult to praise the Lord and make the sound of freedom because you feel so hemmed in.  That’s what the circumstances try to do—they try to move in on you and take your space.  They attempt to corner you and overwhelm and suffocate you until you shrink back in hopelessness and despair.

       That's what happened once to a certain wealthy woman in her own home!  Her name was Elisa, and she was an heiress to millions of dollars.  When she was 77 years old, a couple from her area befriended her.  Eventually, they moved into her home as though they were going to help her.  But they began to enjoy her wealth and live off it.  In fact, they took over so much that Elisa was pushed into the empty servants’ quarters adjoining the home.  It had not been used, so it didn’t even have electricity!

       This couple convinced this elderly woman that she had no more money.  The neighbors began to notice how shabby and undernourished Elisa appeared.  Finally, one of them heard her begging for money one day, and they knew something was wrong so they contacted the police.  The whole strange story was uncovered and unraveled.  They got rid of the couple and moved Elsa back into her home. 

       Elisa testified later, “At first they moved into my home as friends, but then they became strangers, and I didn't know how to get free.”  They convinced her that she didn't have any more money, and she would have to do what they told her to do in order to survive.  She said she still couldn’t believe that they were able to get such control of her life.  She said, in effect, “It has been a nightmare, but now I am free.”


Let Your Freedom Ring!

       What strange circumstances have moved in on you?  Are they trying to convince you that you don't have the help you need?  Are they tormenting you that you're going under?  That you must live without what is rightfully yours?  Recognize what is happening and remember that you have the help of God! 

       As you’re being hemmed in, He will come to the cry of your distress and get rid of what’s trying to push you into the servants’ quarters.  You're not the servant of the circumstances—you are the one who rules and reigns because of your Father God!  You are brother or sister to Jesus the King of Kings!  It may seem as though you’ve living in a nightmare, but now you can be free!  God is moving you back into the space that has been taken from you.

       Psalm 126:3-5 says, The Lord has done great things for us!  We are glad!  Turn to freedom our captivity and restore our fortunes, O Lord, as the streams in the South (the Negeb) [are restored by the torrents].  They who sow in tears shall reap in joy and singing

       God is turning to freedom the captivity in which circumstances have tried to keep you.  He is restoring the fortunes of your life.  You may have sown in tears because of discouragement and pain. But get ready—you're going to be reaping the restoration of the fortunes of your health, finances, relationships, work, and your worship!  You'll be restored in the midst of those issues that you're facing in your family or with that group of people or with some kind of trouble that has come your way. 

       The Lord is turning the captivity of your circumstances into freedom for your life so that you can truly live free!  You may have sown in tears, but you’re reaping in joy and singing.  Simply praise the Lord and sing to Him.  And say out loud, "Devil, pardon my noise!  It is the sound of my freedom!" 


We Want To Believe With You and Pray for You!

      Let’s do as God says in His Word and come into a prayer of agreement for your needs, then believe what the Lord said.  Whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven (Matt. 18:19).

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How Good Is
God to You?
Jeanne Alcott
July 15-19

Have you thought about the different challenges and needs and desires you have and then assessed if God’s goodness was enough to meet all of those?  Sometimes events and conditions of life can become so big to us that the goodness of God becomes smaller and smaller.  So it’s good to take an account of what His Word says His goodness can accomplish for you.  Allow it to speak to your faith.  God is good enough…
I.    To Plan Your Future!
II.   To Give Undeserved 
III.  To Satisfy Every Need!
IV.  To Help in Rough Times!
V.   To Be Willing!

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