DAILY DEVOTIONFebruary 8th, 2019
COME OUT OF CAPTIVITY
By Pastor Wilberforce Bezudde
“As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” (Psalms 42:1-2)
The writer of this psalm was discouraged, because he was exiled to a place far from Jerusalem so that he could not worship in the Temple like he used to. Do you feel free to worship and have intimacy with God, or are you exiled by the things and the cares of this world? Do you still have the freedom to worship and have intimacy with God, the very reason for your existence?
The soul of the Psalmist longed to go back to the place of worship, but he could not because he was in captivity. So many souls of believers (minds not spirit) are held up in captivity by the cares of this world; by the spirit of mammon, fear, condemnation, religion and so forth.
Yes, your spirit can be born-again, redeemed by the blood of Jesus; but your mind can be kept in captivity by the lies of the devil (study Romans 12:1-2)
I speak freedom to your soul, and I command your soul to come out of captivity, and receive freedom to worship in Spirit and truth, in Jesus’ Name. Jesus is Lord!
I was created to know God; to have intimacy with my Father. I walk out of captivity. My soul is restored back to the place of worship, love and intimacy. I have received my true identity, and I live for the very reason I was created. I love You, my Heavenly Father. I am forever Yours, and for Your own pleasure I live. Amen.
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