The year 2017 has been declared by the Spirit of the Lord as the year of “Total Freedom”. This is a revelation and shall be uncovered to us as we journey through this year that has so much to offer to those that believe.
We are called to start exercising our freedom this year and to lay hold on this prophecy. Total freedom is when your spirit, soul and body live freely, unhindered and unchecked. Here is what the Bible says:
2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”
The Bible verse above says that “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”.
This means that true freedom or total freedom is not about a place but who is in that place. This means that total freedom is about the Holy Spirit of God. We should not go out looking for total freedom in the skies or looking for it on the streets. The only way to enjoy total freedom is to invite the person whose presence brings freedom, this person is the Holy Spirit.
Here is what the Bible says;
If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are. – 1 Corinthians 3:15-17
This verse shows us a very powerful picture of spiritual freedom. It says that if a person’s items are burned up, that person does not burn up with his/her items because a person is a separate entity from his/her items. For example, if your car burns down, it does not mean that you have been burned down to ashes. ”
Here is the mystery; but the Bible says when it comes to us (believers in Christ Jesus), God is part of us and He is in us. This means that if anyone tries to destroy us, God will fight back and destroy that person because He lives in us by His Spirit.
When the Bible says “where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom”, it means that wherever we show up, no person can hold us down. Our freedom is not the same as someone who has been released from prison or unchained, total freedom means that the thing that causes people to be entrapped has been disabled from you and I.”
Total freedom in 2017 means that you will not be stopped or prevented. You have been made free and it is high time that you live as a free man or woman. Your words will go out unhindered and unchecked in 2017.”
Read this prayer aloud and to yourself: Father, I pray that this year brings me to my full potential. I am prepared and ready to go forth and conquer. The New Year 2017 is my year to accomplish greater things and to make the impossible to be possible. I don’t see doors, all I see are opportunities. I am a champion and I always win because I am more than conquorous in the mighty name of Jesus.
By Pastor Ran