Summary: When you declare that you are redeemed by the blood of the lamb, have His favor and blessings on your life, you are pushing the door wide open, for God to do amazing, incredible, things in your life. And at the same time, slamming it shut on the accuser
You Can’t Hold Me Down, Anymore!
Psalm 107:1-9 MSG.
1-3. Oh, thank God, He’s so good! His love never runs out.
All of you set free by God, tell the world! (He wants you to proclaim it)
Tell how he freed you from oppression,
Then rounded you up from all over the place,
from the four winds, from the seven seas.
4-9. Some of you wandered for years in the desert, looking but not finding a good place to live,
Half-starved and parched with thirst,
staggering and stumbling, on the brink of exhaustion.
Then, in your desperate condition, you called out to God.
He got you out in the nick of time;
He put your feet on a wonderful road
that took you straight to a good place to live.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
for his miracle mercy to the children he loves."
Who here this morning, can relate to what this scripture is talking about,
Its like that song, Its my desire,
"if you could have seen from where He brought me from, to where I am today, then you would know the reason why, I love Him so! Praise God!!
Not that any of us have arrived, but thank God for all He has done, and continues to do for us each and everyday!
Still it seems as though, no matter how many times the Lord rescues us from the hands of the accuser,
No matter how many times, He shows us that we can trust Him implicitly, no matter what happens.
For some reason, some of Gods people have trouble remembering that today, we aren’t fighting for victory,
Today, because of what Jesus did for us, when He conquered sin and death,
and everything else imaginable on the cross, we are fighting from victory.
Psalms 107:1-2 NKJ. Says it this way,
1. Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
2. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
The bible doesn’t say let them wish it were so, the word says Let the redeemed of the LORD say so!
Let them sing like a canary!
Something supernatural happens when we declare something out loud.
And the thing of it is, you don’t even have to say it to anyone else;
Your not necessarily saying it for anyone else’s benefit anyway,
Now, there faith would be encouraged, if they hear you make a declaration and it came to pass,
But almost always, the one who is going to be encouraged and lifted up, is you!
You need to declare the good things of God, over your life on a daily basis!
If you don’t, who will?
The accuser isn’t going to do it for you, instead, He is going to look for every opportunity to discourage you,
1st peter 5:8 NKJ.
8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Msg. says it like this;
Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping.
You have to make it a priority, to wake up every morning, declaring the blessings of God over your life,
*you’re the head and not the tail
*Gods promises to me, are yes and amen
*God is going to show me favor today
*today I’m going to be amazed, by Gods goodness to me in my life!
*today is a brand new day and its going to be a good day!
and remember to thank Him for doing them, as though He’s already bringing those things to pass in your life
When you do that, you are prophesying your future.
And you know what?, both God and the accuser hear you, when you do that.
The Lord says, okay child of God, I’m going to do those things for you, because I Love it, when you ask Me, to Bless you!
Matt. 7:7 NKJ
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you
Luke 11:9 says the exact same thing
I think the Lord, is trying to tell us something here, like He really means it or something, How about you?
But when the accuser hears you say those things, when you wake up in the morning,
he says, i may as well be going on my way, its going to be a waste of my time sticking round here today, and he hates that,
because he knows, its going to be another awesome, Jesus filled day of possibilities!
Praise the Lord God Almighty!!
When you say what the Lord has and is going to do for you everyday,