The Word says there is a time for everything.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
I believe this is our time to stand up, stand firm and not let anyone or anything steal our freedom!
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves. We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you.
Freedom not only in spirit, but also in mind and body, for which Jesus paid the greatest price by taking the torture and punishment in our place and then conquering death, hell, and the grave to give us His victory!
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
1 Corinthians 2:12
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
And the many other “self-evident” rights and freedoms (see below for the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence) that are guaranteed by 1) God and 2) this “one nation, under God.” Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to vote (true free elections), freedom to carry a gun to defend myself, freedom to pursue the American dream, which is really the God-inspired dream, as business owners and leaders bringing a harvest of souls and resources into the Kingdom. This freedom also was not free but was purchased by the blood of the many patriots who went before us, protecting us from evil by living out their oath:
“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
God uses these brave men and women to help protect us from attacks of the enemy, in whatever form the enemy may take:
But the Lord is righteous; He has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.”
Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.”
The time is NOW. We must not wait, but stand together to fight for our right to all the freedoms God so graciously and lovingly gave to us. We are an army too! God is moving ahead, and if we will agree with Him and allow Him to order our steps, then we will march ahead with Him, overtaking the enemy, even in his own camp, and taking BACK what is OURS by the finished work and blood of Jesus. Health? Yes. Prosperity? Yes. Restoration? Yes. Freedom in spirit, soul, and body? Yes. We were created to be free, and though mankind brought sin into the world through disobedience, God made a way for us to come back to Him! And with Him we also receive everything else He has so freely provided.
I don’t know about you, but I am TIRED of people trying to force me to conform to their values, their mindset, their beliefs, their vocabulary, and their fear. Their values and rules change so fast it will make your head spin. Their foundation is shifting sand. I refuse. I say it again. I REFUSE. I refuse to let the devil steal, kill, and destroy in my life. I RRREFFUUUUSSSSEEE!!
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.
Am I saying we should resort to violence and the other evil practices the enemy is trying to use on us? NO! My weapon (and yours!) is the WORD, and I will meditate on it day and night (you can too). Then I will get HIS results in my life (and you will too!). We can love people even though we don’t agree with them. We can understand that sinners sin and their mind is veiled to the things of God right now (2 Cor 3:14), but we also know they are miserable deep down, even if they won’t admit it because we were ALL created with a hole in our heart which only our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ can fill. We can love them enough to tell them the truth of the gospel in love, not argumentatively but sincerely and from the heart, where Holy Spirit dwells and empowers us.
Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
How do we prepare ourselves so we can use my sword of the Spirit against the enemy’s schemes? We renew our minds with the Word so we’re able to get God’s results!!
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
“Preamble” of the Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Isaiah 42:6-8 New International Version
“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
Isaiah 49:8-10 New International Version
(Restoration of Israel) This is what the Lord says: “In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, to say to the captives, 'Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’ “They will feed beside the roads and find pasture on every barren hill. They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.