Deliverance From Spiritual Captivity, Sin And Bondage – Spiritual Reading

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Deliverance From Spiritual Captivity, Sin And Bondage – Spiritual Reading.



In this place I would say a plain word or two to those who understand the method of justification by faith which is in Christ Jesus, but whose trouble is that they cannot cease from sin. We can never be happy, restful, or spiritually healthy till we become holy. We must be rid of sin; but how is the riddance to be wrought? This is the life-or-death question of many.


The old nature is very strong, and they have tried to curb and tame it; but it will not be subdued, and they find themselves, though anxious to be better, if anything growing worse than before. The heart is so hard, the will is so obstinate, the passions are so furious, the thoughts are so volatile, the imagination is so ungovernable, the desires are so wild, that the man feels that he has a den of wild beasts within him, which will eat him up sooner than be ruled by him.


We may say of our fallen nature what the Lord said to Job concerning Leviathan: “Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?” A man might as well hope to hold the north wind in the hollow of his hand as expect to control by his own strength those boisterous powers which dwell within his fallen nature. This is a greater feat than any of the fabled labors of Hercules: God is wanted here.



“I could believe that Jesus would forgive sin,” says one, “but then my trouble is that I sin again, and that I feel such awful tendencies to evil within me. As surely as a stone, if it be flung up into the air, soon comes down again to the ground, so do I, though I am sent up to heaven by earnest preaching, return again to my insensible state. Alas ! I am easily fascinated with the basilisk eyes of sin, and am thus held as under a spell, so that I cannot escape from my own folly.”


Dear friend, salvation would be a sadly incomplete affair if it did not deal with this part of our ruined estate. We want to be purified as well as pardoned. Justification without sanctification would not be salvation at all. It would call the leper clean, and leave him to die of his disease; if would forgive the rebellion and allow the rebel to remain an enemy to his king.


It would remove the consequences but overlook the cause, and this would leave an endless and hopeless task before us. It would stop the stream for a time, but leave an open fountain of defilement, which would sooner or later break forth with increased power. Remember that the Lord Jesus came to take away sin in three ways; He came to remove the penalty of sin, the power of sin, and, at last, the presence of sin.


At once you may reach to the second part-the power of sin may immediately be broken; and so you will be on the road to the third, namely, the removal of the presence of sin. “We know that he was manifested to take away our sins.” The angel said of our Lord, “Thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.” Our Lord Jesus came to destroy in us the works of the devil.


That which was said at our Lord’s birth was also declared in His death; for when the soldier pierced His side forthwith came there out blood and water, to set forth the double cure by which we are delivered from the guilt and the defilement of sin. If, however, you are troubled about the power of sin, and about the tendencies of your nature, as you well may be, here is a promise for you.



Have faith in it, for it stands in that covenant of grace which is ordered in all things and sure. God, who cannot lie, has said in Ezekiel 36:26:
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
You see, it is all “I will,” and “I will.” “I will give,” and “I will take away.” This is the royal style of the King of kings, who is able to accomplish all His will. No word of His shall ever fall to the ground.




The Lord knows right well that you cannot change your own heart, and cannot cleanse your own nature; but He also knows that He can do both. He can cause the Ethiopian to change his skin, and the leopard his spots. Hear this, and be astonished: He can create you a second time; He can cause you to be born again.


This is a miracle of grace, but the Holy Ghost will perform it. It would be a very wonderful thing if one could stand at the foot of the Niagara Falls, and could speak a word which should make the river Niagara begin to run up stream, and leap up that great precipice over which it now rolls in stupendous force. Nothing but the power of God could achieve that marvel; but that would be more than a fit parallel to what would take place if the course of your nature were altogether reversed.


All things are possible with God. He can reverse the direction of your desires and the current of your life, and instead of going downward from God, He can make your whole being tend upward toward God. That is, in fact, what the Lord has promised to do for all who are in the covenant; and we know from Scripture that all believers are in the covenant. Let me read the words again:
A new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and will give an heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 11:19).


What a wonderful promise! And it is yea and amen in Christ Jesus to the glory of God by us. Let us lay hold of it; accept it as true, and appropriate it to ourselves. Then shall it be fulfilled in us, and we shall have, in after days and years, to sing of that wondrous change which the sovereign grace of God has wrought in us.



It is well worthy of consideration that when the Lord takes away the stony heart, that deed is done; and when that is once done, no known power can ever take away that new heart which He gives, and that right spirit which He puts within us. “The gifts and calling of God are without repentance “; that is, without repentance on His part; He does not take away what He once has given. Let Him renew you and you will be renewed.


Man’s reformations and cleanings up soon come to an end, for the dog returns to his vomit; but when God puts a new heart into us, the new heart is there forever, and never will it harden into stone again. He who made it flesh will keep it so. Herein we may rejoice and be glad forever in that which God creates in the kingdom of His grace.



To put the matter very simply–did you ever hear of Mr. Rowland Hill’s illustration of the cat and the sow? I will give it in my own fashion, to illustrate our Saviour’s expressive words–“Ye must be born again. ” Do you see that cat? What a cleanly creature she is! How cleverly she washes herself with her tongue and her paws! It is quite a pretty sight! Did you ever see a sow do that? No, you never did. It is contrary to its nature. It prefers to wallow in the mire.


Go and teach a sow to wash itself, and see how little success you would gain. It would be a great sanitary improvement if swine would be clean. Teach them to wash and clean themselves as the cat has been doing! Useless task. You may by force wash that sow, but it hastens to the mire, and is soon as foul as ever. The only way in which you can get a sow to wash itself is to transform it into a cat; then it will wash and be clean, but not till then!


Suppose that transformation to be accomplished, and then what was difficult or impossible is easy enough; the swine will henceforth be fit for your parlor and your hearth-rug. So it is with an ungodly man; you cannot force him to do what a renewed man does most willingly; you may teach him, and set him a good example, but he cannot learn the art of holiness, for he has no mind to it; his nature leads him another way.


When the Lord makes a new man of him, then all things wear a different aspect. So great is this change, that I once heard a convert say, “Either all the world is changed, or else I am.” The new nature follows after right as naturally as the old nature wanders after wrong. What a blessing to receive such a nature! Only the Holy Ghost can give it.



Did it ever strike you what a wonderful thing it is for the Lord to give a new heart and a right spirit to a man? You have seen a lobster, perhaps, which has fought with another lobster, and lost one of its claws, and a new claw has grown. That is a remarkable thing; but it is a much more astounding fact that a man should have a new heart given to him. This, indeed, is a miracle beyond the powers of nature.


There is a tree. If you cut off one of its limbs, another one may grow in its place; but can you change the tree; can you sweeten sour sap; can you make the thorn bear figs? You can graft something better into it and that is the analogy which nature gives us of the work of grace; but absolutely to change the vital sap of the tree would be a miracle indeed. Such a prodigy and mystery of power God works in all who believe in Jesus.



If you yield yourself up to His divine working, the Lord will alter your nature; He will subdue the old nature, and breathe new life into you. Put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, and He will take the stony heart out of your flesh, and He will give you a heart of flesh. Where everything was hard, everything shall be tender; where everything was vicious, everything shall be virtuous: where everything tended downward, everything shall rise upward with impetuous force.


The lion of anger shall give place to the lamb of meekness; the raven of uncleanness shall fly before the dove of purity; the vile serpent of deceit shall be trodden under the heel of truth.
I have seen with my own eyes such marvellous changes of moral and spiritual character that I despair of none. I could, if it were fitting, point out those who were once unchaste women who are now pure as the driven snow, and blaspheming men who now delight all around them by their intense devotion.


Thieves are made honest, drunkards sober, liars truthful, and scoffers zealous. Wherever the grace of God has appeared to a man it has trained him to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present evil world: and, dear reader, it will do the same for you. “I cannot make this change,” says one. Who said you could? The Scripture which we have quoted speaks not of what man will do, but of what God will do. It is God’s promise, and it is for Him to fulfill His own engagements.


Trust in Him to fulfill His Word to you, and it will be done. “But how is it to be done?” What business is that of yours? Must the Lord explain His methods before you will believe him? The Lord’s working in this matter is a great mystery: the Holy Ghost performs it. He who made the promise has the responsibility of keeping the promise, and He is equal to the occasion.


God, who promises this marvellous change, will assuredly carry it out in all who receive Jesus, for to all such He gives power to become the Sons of God. Oh that you would believe it! Oh that you would do the gracious Lord the justice to believe that He can and will do this for you, great miracle though it will be!


Oh that you would believe that God cannot lie! Oh that you would trust Him for a new heart, and a right spirit, for He can give them to you! May the Lord give you faith in His promise, faith in His Son, faith in the Holy Spirit, and faith in Him, and to Him shall be praise and honor and glory forever and ever! Amen.


Excerpt From – All of Grace By Charles Haddon Spurgeon.



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Breaking Free From The Spirit And Bondage Of Rejection – Prayer

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Breaking Free From The Spirit And Bondage Of Rejection – Prayer.


Jesus, I worship you and I bow down before you.
I recognize your Lordship over everything.
And I thank you for the miraculous you are doing.
In the Authority of your name, I say:
Satan enough is enough!
There is, therefore, no more condemnation for those in Christ
No more shame
No more rejection
I refuse, I bind and rebuke any spirits of rejection in the mighty precious name of Jesus.
No more.
Devil no more.
Never again.
The past is the past. 
Jesus has set my soul free.
Jesus has released my soul from bondage and rejection.
I will never be rejected by a man or woman again.
Never again.
No more shame.
I refuse it in the name of Jesus.
That curse is broken.
That curse is released.
I’m not under the Law of the flesh anymore.
I’m in the Spirit.
And in the Spirit, there is love and acceptance.
I refuse to be put to shame anymore.
Satan enough is enough. 
I have suffered under your yoke of bondage.
You have slandered me.
You have tossed me about.
You have made me undesirable.
You have led others to gossip about me.
You have spread lies and rumors about me. 
But that ends today.
That ends right now in the mighty name of Jesus. 
Jesus came to heal.
Jesus came to make us acceptable. 
I refuse to be trash.
I refuse to be a reject.
I refuse to be dumped.
I refuse to be deplorable. 
I’m a Child of the Most High King.
I’m a Daughter of Jesus Christ.
I’m a Sister of Yeshua.
I’m Royalty.
I’m born of the Spirit of God.
The Holy Spirit is my guide.
Jesus is my Lord and savior.
Jesus is the master of my soul and spirit and life. 
I can’t be rejected by any man or woman.
That is not my portion.
That is not my position. 
Satan I refuse to settle for your breadcrumbs.
I refuse to beg you for what rightly belongs to me. 
Slaving away like Jacob slaved for Laban.
I refuse in the mighty name of Jesus. 
I have suffered enough under your rule.
I have endured pain and suffering.
I have endured enough rejection.
I have endured enough hurt. 
But in the Authority of Jesus Christ, I come against you.
And I say No more.
Satan! No more.
I cast and bind this spirit of rejection in the mighty name of Jesus. 
Satan you are a liar and thief.
Who came to steal, kill and destroy.
But Jesus came to give us Life and to give it to us abundantly.
And I, therefore, take the freedom of Jesus.
I take Jesus. 
Lucifer leave right now.
No more games.
No more excuses.
No more disrespect.
No more deception.
No more loneliness.
No more intimidation.
No more negotiations.
Your time is up.
Leave right now.
I was once a captive but Jesus came to set the captives free.
And he has set me free. 
Men and Women toying with my feelings and emotions stop today.
I deserve healthy and wholesome relations.
I deserve great and godly relationships and friendships.
I deserve to have people who love Jesus and obey him.
I deserve peace, joy, kindness, patience, meekness, gentleness, faithfulness, love, goodness, and self-control.
The fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Not because I’m worthy but because of Jesus Christ.
The blood Jesus shed was not for nothing.
The blood of Jesus is costly.
And It already paid for the fruit and gift of the Spirit. 
Jesus has already bought these things for us.
And so I claim mine.
Because I chose to follow him and make him my King. 
He asks us to take his light yoke and give him our heavy burdens.
And that is what I have decided to do.
To give Jesus my heavy yoke of rejection and betrayal. 
Jesus, I love you so much.
For so many reasons but one of them is that you give us gifts and fruits we don’t deserve.
Thank you Lord. Jesus be glorified.
Jesus thank you for my miracle.
Thank you for my breakthrough.
Thank you for my healthy relationships, marriage, and friendships.
Thank you for my godly marriage, relationships, and friendships. 
Be glorified forevermore.
Be exalted.
Be magnified. 
I lift you up and exalt you.
I bow down before you in reverence. 
You are worthy.
You are excellent.
Thank you for Victory. 
No more separation.
No more divorce.
No more betrayal.
No more dumping.
No more rejection.
No more heartbreak.
No more separations.
No more unfaithfulness. 
Hallelujah!
Thank you, Jesus.
Thank you, Hashem, my portion, and rock.
I pray all this in Jesus’s mighty name.
Amen!


For the creation was subjected to futility — not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it — in the hope Bible Verse Instagram Post

For the creation was subjected to futility — not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it — in the hope 21 that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God’s children.

Romans 8:20-21


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