We are Free

Many of us take our words for granted and we don’t realize that what we say has authority in the spiritual realm.  Simply reflecting on the reality of how the words of other people have wounded us or have blessed us shows us that what say has power attached to it.  That is why we need to be very careful about making false promises and statements.  The words we use can help bring things into reality.

That is why a prayer like this, a proclamation of the reality Christ has promised, can be so powerful.  There is nothing magically about these words, but the words do carry power when we say them with the intention of living a life of faith.  This proclamation of freedom is adapted from an exercise Pastor Greg Boyd did at Woodland Hills Church on September 4, 2011.

This is something that I use during my prayer time on a regular basis. I hope that you find blessing and freedom through it.


 

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.  ~ Galatians 5:1 (ESV)

Through the authority of Jesus Christ, who died for sin, I declare that I am free. He has rescued me from the kingdom of darkness and He has brought me into His Kingdom, the Kingdom of Light.

On the authority of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead, I declare that I am no longer a slave, that all chains are broken, the power of sin has been defeated, and the bondage to Satan has ended.

By the authority of Jesus Christ, who now stands at the right hand of God, I declare that I will stand fast in freedom, that I will be a good steward of the life given to me, that I will hold on to the inheritance promised to me, and that I will not return to the slavery of sin.

On the authority of Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord, I renounce all bondage to fear, to insecurities, to greed, to despair, and to depression. I renounce all sexual addictions, all drug addictions, and all people pleasing addictions. And I renounce all bondage to self-centeredness, to the cultural idols, and anything else that has the power to enslave me. For who the Son has set free is free indeed!


This is the version I used at Bethlehem Free Methodist Church on Sunday January 25, 2015.

A Proclamation of Freedom

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.  (Galatians 5:1; ESV)

Through the authority of Jesus Christ, who died for sin, we declare that we are free. He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and He has brought us into His Kingdom, the Kingdom of Light. We stand united

On the authority of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead, we declare that we are no longer slaves, that all chains are broken, the power of sin has been defeated, and the bondage to Satan has ended. We stand united

By the authority of Jesus Christ, who now stands at the right hand of God, we declare that we will stand fast in freedom, that we will be good stewards of the life given to us, that we will hold on to the inheritance promised to us, and that we will not return to the slavery of sin. We stand united

On the authority of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, we renounce all bondage to fear, to insecurities, to greed, to despair, and to depression. We renounce all sexual addictions, all drug addictions, and all people pleasing addictions. And we renounce all bondage to self-centeredness, to the cultural idols, and anything else that has the power to enslave us. For who the Son has set free is free indeed! We stand united

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