Fear Not! A Journey From Fear To Freedom

Fear Not! A Journey From Fear To Freedom

DAY 17 OF 20


Emancipation Proclamation

“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ” (Rom. 8:15–17). 

If a baby elephant is tied to a strong stake and can’t pull free, he has trained his mind to believe the same thing to be true even when he is much bigger and stronger. You can replace the strong stake with something much weaker, and the elephant will not pull free even though it is physically capable of doing so. 

Many Christians are in similar bondage to fear. Because they have grown up in fear, they feel it’s a natural part of them. They do not know they can break free of fear because they do not realize the spiritual authority they have been given through Christ. When you know who you are in Christ, you can break free from any fear the enemy tries to put on you. 

On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that all those enslaved in the Confederate states were forever set free. However, slave owners in the Confederate states did not acknowledge this proclamation and kept their slaves in bondage. Christ came to set the captives free; He has issued an Emancipation Proclamation of His own. “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36, NIV). However, like the slave owners, Satan is going to try to convince you that you are in bondage for life. That is why he is known as the father of all lies. 

We, as believers, are adopted into the family of God. We are heirs of God—joint-heirs with Christ. Have you read your adoption papers? In God’s last will and testament, He tells you all the good stuff you receive as an heir. Don’t settle for anything less than what God promised you in His word. “Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” (Gal. 4:7). 

Solomon tells us, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov. 23:7). What does your heart tell you about who you are? Continue daily doses of the following scriptural medication until your heart believes.

Prayer: Thank you Jesus that You came and set the captives free. I will no longer give credence to a spirit of fear or slavery. “[I am] no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” (Gal. 4:7). I am free indeed, in Jesus name, amen.

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Fear Not! A Journey From Fear To Freedom

What has fear stolen from you or your loved one? Fear is a dream killer, and if left unchecked, it will keep you from walking in your destiny. The Good News is … God, in His word, reveals everything we need to know to to...

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