While I pray for every concern, God gave me a specific message related to one email I received. God told me that it applies to all of His people. And I want to share that with you because I know it will deliver many.
God never intended for His people to carry burdens. True, we will have challenges to handle in this life, but God never built us to carry them.
That is why so many people are depressed, anxious, worried, fearful and seeking escape through addictions. Deep down they believe that they are fighting a losing battle and they don’t know how to cope.
And yet, the solution is simple. In Isaiah 46:3-4, God says:
“Listen to Me, O house of Jacob,
And all the remnant of the house of Israel,
Who have been upheld by Me from birth,
Who have been carried from the womb:
Even to your old age, I am He,
And even to gray hairs I will carry you!
I have made, and I will bear;
Even I will carry, and will deliver you.”
The solution is to surrender your burdens to God – to declare that you are transferring control of yourself and all that is under your authority – your body, mind, will, emotions, family, finances, your very life – under new management, under kingdom control.
But in order to release the burden and turn it over to God, you must trust Him.
You cannot fully trust Him unless you are convinced that God loves you first. He wants what is best for you – as any loving Father would.
- When you are convinced of God’s love, you want to draw near to Him daily.
- As you draw near to Him, He draws near to you.
- You come to know His character and you grow in faith.
- As you grow in faith, you grow in trust.
Do you see how beautifully that works?
Unfortunately, so many people shrink from a relationship with God because they are nursing unforgiveness, negative emotions, past mistakes, and secret sins and think that God condemns them.
But I’ve got news for you: God knows everything about you and He loves you anyway. And praise God, there is forgiveness and deliverance through Jesus Christ!
There is NO condemnation in Him.
He loves you exactly where you are and all you need to do is receive his love. He will empower you to walk in the Spirit daily so that you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
When you refuse to accept the reality of God’s love for you through Christ Jesus (a gift of grace), it is like shutting the door in His face.
You also shut the door on his ability to intervene in your life and lift your burdens.
God gave me a process to release burdens and transfer your life over to kingdom control, which follows. But the first step for release is to have a deep revelation of how much God loves you. So this is my prayer for you from Ephesians 3:14-20:
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Meditate on this word and tell God that you are opening your heart to Him so that you can receive the fullness of His love through Christ.
If you know others who are burdened, please pass this message to them as well.
I praise God for His delivering power. May the saints of God wake up, lay aside our burdens, and manifest His glory to a world that desperately needs him!
Prayer and Declaration to Release Burdens
Speak the following declaration out loud:
God, I know that You are my Father and I know that You love me. You loved me even when I did not love You, so nothing I did or could ever do will make You love me more.
I know that if I refuse to believe that You love me, then I deny you because you ARE love. So I joyfully receive Your love as a gift of Your grace and all its fullness!
Your love is the most powerful force in the universe. Nothing can separate me from it. No demon in hell can stand against it. No situation is stronger than the power of Your love.
Father, because I trust Your love for me and Your faithfulness, I declare that I am relinquishing control of everything I am and everything that I have to You and turning it over to You. I want my mind, will, emotions, body, house, family, finances, my very life to come under new management, under kingdom control.
In Your kingdom, righteousness, peace and joy reign. In Your kingdom, demons have no authority. By the authority of Your kingdom and in the name of Jesus, I command any demons that are wrecking havoc on my mind, on my body, in my family, and in any aspect of my life to get out – go to a dry desert place never to return.
And in your place, I command that these reign in me and in my house:
- Love reigns.
- Joy reigns.
- Peace reigns.
- Patience reigns.
- Kindness reigns.
- Goodness reigns.
- Faithfulness reigns.
- Self-control reigns.
All of these reign because Jesus reigns in my heart. I thank You Lord that I am a citizen of your kingdom and have been endowed with all the rights therein.
I thank You that through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, I walk out the truth of Your love and my kingdom citizenship daily. I am diligent to renew my mind to this truth daily. I esteem Your wisdom, listen for it, and am quick to obey Your direction.
I am a source of hope to those who are lost. They know that I am a disciple of Christ by my love. My words declare the good news of the kingdom and by my example, you God are glorified.
Thank you, Father, for your grace and for adopting me as your beloved child. Amen.”
I made this declaration myself and was filled with unspeakable joy. I walked around my house singing “Jesus Loves Me” over and over again. It might inspire you to sing too. Whatever form of praise is in your heart, express it boldly and enjoy your new freedom!
Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,
Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program
P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?
I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald
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