Summary: Know that Jesus the Christ came to set you free, and always remember that Jesus loves you even when you are in bondage. (Matthew 9:12-13 NKJV) When Jesus heard that, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sic


1. Know that Jesus the Christ came to set you free, and always remember that Jesus loves you even when you are in bondage.

(Matthew 9:12-13 NKJV) When Jesus heard that, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. {13} "But go and learn what this means: ’I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."

God is moved by His compassion, and His compassion is drawn to humility. Like a river of love, God’s compassion flows to the lowest point in your life, your greatest need, your greatest weakness, and your greatest failures. Whatever you lay low before the Lord He will be drawn to that area of your life. God gives grace to the humble, and His strength is made perfect in your weakness.

(Isaiah 61:1-2 NIV) The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach 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, {2} to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn. It is the anointing that breaks the yoke of bondage. God desires that you not only receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit for your self, but also that the holy Spirit would flow through you setting other people free also.

(Romans 5:8-9 NIV) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. {9} Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! Apply the Blood of Jesus to your bondage by declaring verbally that you are set free by the blood that Jesus the Christ shed on the cross for you. Apply the blood of Jesus to your self, your home, and your family by speaking out loud and declaring that these things are covered by the Blood of Jesus Christ.

(Revelation 12:10-11 NKJV) Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. {11} "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

2. Focus on God not the problem

(Jude 1:24-25 KJV) Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, {25} To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen. God has the power to keep you from falling! With every temptation remind God that He can keep you from falling and He will.

God always makes a way of escape in every temptation we face, look for the way of escape, the door, and remember that Jesus is the door. Jesus says in (John 10:9 NKJV) "I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. (1 Corinthians 10:12-13 NKJV) Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. {13} No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

Remember that every decision and behavior is either led by God’s Holy Spirit or not, thus every decision and behavior takes you closer to God or further away from Him. Every temptation is an opportunity to demonstrate your love for God, and every act of love for God will have eternal rewards. Whenever you offer to God the sacrifice of obedience to Him the more difficult it is shows the more that you love Him. Every temptation is a great opportunity to please God.

(Hebrews 12:1-4 NKJV) Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, {2} looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. {3} For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. {4} You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.

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