The isolation of bondage in a persons soul doesn’t always reflect on the outside, because bondage is darkness and in darkness light is not reflected. When light is present it exposes what is in the darkness. Bondage is in darkness and Jesus who is the way, the truth, and the life (our light) has come to expose what is dark, hidden inside of us so that we can be free. It is easy to cleanse the outside but harder to clean the inside when in the dark. The hidden things are in areas of our life controlled by darkness that we just can’t seem to get rid of, don’t know how it got there, or how it attached itself to us. May these be anger and violence, addictions, pornography, sexual acts of all kinds not a part of God’s design. Sex is a beautiful thing as long as it is a part of God’s designed plan for it. If what we are doing isn’t in His design then it just isn’t His way. We have to learn to accept that. Until we do learn, darkness will have authority and power over our lives.
The purpose of this is to pull down a stronghold; so, that we can reclaim our authority and power under Christ with the understanding of how deep and imperative it is for NOW times. It is imperative now to understand and learn to love each other, NOW! No more pussy-footing around. Why now? Because the enemy has started to come out of hiding and is becoming more engaging, more deceiving, and more relentless to get us to believe he is our light. The Word is going to be even more imperative now than ever; because it will be our basis against the counterfeits and the lies; what we do now will determine the future for our children, grandchildren, and every generation after.
A Deeper Meaning of Bondage
Bondage is a state of being bound usually by compulsion or servitude or subjugation to a controlling person or force (Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary: A Merriam Webster; by G.& C. Merriam Co., 1979). In reference to people, to be bound, is to be placed under legal or moral restraint or obligation I want to pick apart three other words from the definition of bondage, the words are compulsion, controlling, and force this is so we get a deeper meaning of what bondage is. Compulsion is an irresistible impulse to perform an irrational act. To control, is to determine the behavior or supervise the running of (google.com), add -ing to the word control and its meaning which is 1. product or result of an action or process; 2.something used in an action or process; 3.action or process connected with (a specified thing); 4.something connected with, consisting of, or used in making (a specified thing) 5.something related to (a specified concept). Things being objects and concepts being ideas. Force is a. an active power; b.moral or mental strength; c. capacity to persuade or convince 2. a: military strength b. a body assigned to military purpose, the whole military strength (as of a nation) this is the noun. The verb tense is to do violence to; esp.:rape 2. to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means. 4. a: to press, drive, attain to, or effect against resistance. So what bondage would mean, is this:
A state of being placed under legal or moral restraint or obligation usually by an irresistible impulse to perform an irrational act or servitude; or subjugation (subdue, conquer, defeat, bring them to their knees; bring under dominion) to determine the behavior or active power to do violence especially rape.
So, how does bondage work? First, you commit a sinful act which gives legal rights to demonic forces. They do this by making the sin irresistible and then you commit the sin or “perform an irrational act”. You have given them the right to mess with you, your family members, your household. You have given up your authority and power. Look at all that entices you and see if it has brought you into peace in your soul. If your thoughts are consumed with chaos, on the verge of breaking down then you have been a victim of demonic oppression.
Power of Prayer
Don’t be scared! For God is our hope and if no other verse sticks with you then let just this one stick with you.1John 4:4 “…greater is He who is in me, than he who is in the world.” This seems like a rhyme of some sort and when I have asked people if they understand what this means they don’t know. What this means is Greater is God who is in you, than he (the enemy) who is in the world. Let me share something with you to give you hope and strength and courage to stand up to this enemy and rise above the oppression he has tried to serve you with. When in deep prayer I was thrown into a very real vision and what I saw was a very large dragon that hovered over my town. I saw a very large and powerful sound wave trying to reach heaven but the dragon’s body was trying to block this sound. Then I saw a very large hand come out of the sky holding a sword and stabbed the dragon straight in the head destroying the dragon and then I saw legions of heaven’s army standing in the north facing south, waiting. The sound wave was our prayers! I want you to understand the power of prayer. The enemy couldn’t stop our sound because even though it didn’t go straight up it reverberated off the dragon’s body and out the sides and up and God heard the sound. He not only heard the sound but he replied.This should give you peace and breakthrough. My God is a very real, very alive, very powerful God.
The Experience Was Real
The point of bondage is to break you. God’s people have something in them that the enemy is trying to kill. But he can’t have it! Bondage comes in many forms but has just one purpose and it is to kill you. This should make you mad! I know I was when it became very clear to me how real the enemy was and the target on my head. This enemy is no joke, he is no figment of a Christian’s imagination! He is very real. Let me share with you my very real experiences. I watched a demon morph my best friend’s face and watched her scream at me. All the while the spirit in me was warning me something was fixing to happen. I was not the only person who witnessed this! I have heard the enemy whisper to me while on the phone with her, “defiant”. Every time I get on the phone with someone to make them aware of the oppression they are experiencing the phone gets disconnected. However, I no longer have a spirit of fear over these things; those scare tactics make me mad and I just call back and finish my conversation. I have wrote scripture and thoughts and prayers and 5 brand new pens would spill no ink to write with so I pick up a pencil. I have seen people pass by me who weren’t there. I have been tortured in nightmares as a child and demonic dreams as a mother.
Who is Deceived?
The enemy is very real and knows nothing of love! I have had a vision of this big light and heard these exact words, “Angel of Light.” As all of us know this is the “Rebuked One”, I’m coining this phrase. It was a warning, I know now. Because I was soon deceived. The enemy comes in the form of something that looks like God and without the truth of the Word the understanding that goes with it, “even the elect will be deceived.” Matthew 24:24 This was also a sign if you read the entire thing about false prophets and false Christs. We are going to see more of this starting to rise. How do we know they are false prophets? BY THEIR FRUITS! But don’t be discouraged because there are also very real very true prophets of God right in this very time in our generation. There are many! Prophets release God’s truth and they are very much needed! Their jobs are of extreme importance. The enemy likes to create counterfeits it is our job to know the difference.
I know there are others just like me and so I know I am not alone. Many don’t understand what it is they are seeing. Many don’t know how to defend themselves. Many don’t know! There will be some of you who may dismiss this and the salvation of Jesus. But the hell of your oppression will not be dismissed until you make a choice to turn to Jesus and surrender all your thoughts and all your ways. Then you have given him room to come in and save you. Because you can’t save someone who doesn’t want saving! It begins with surrender and then acknowledge you are a sinner meaning you are not the most innocent person on the planet, and confessing you will believe Jesus was really tortured, He was really sprawled on a cross and crucified, you also CHOOSE to believe He rose from the dead, so that death would have no power over us! Believe! Choose to believe.
The Chosen Do What?
Praise Jesus that He gives us room to grow into the pure bride He CHOSE. He CHOSE us! He CHOSE you! He comes in like a knight in shining armor. His chariot gleams as He scoops you up and carries you off to recovery and teaching. God has mandated a reverse to the curse and I thank Him for just loving us enough to give us room to make mistakes and regress only to move forward into a real relationship with Him. A real give and take relationship.
Start with surrender! Throw down your pride, your anger, your fleshly desires, and follow him! He is worth following! If He could love murderers and forgive them. If He could love the enemy who came to imprison Him and heal the man’s ear; then you can be loved. Your bondage is not too great! He will come and strip your oppressor of power so that you can stand up and praise God and destroy your personal oppressor. God loves you uniquely, you are his favorite. You are favored; but you have to let Him in. For those of you who have let Him in, I say let Him in deeper. If your ready to go all in and take that giant leap of faith; then I say this to you…Look around you and let this attitude come over you…”No one will keep me from Him…I will climb over all of you to get to Him…that is how desperate I am for someone to love me for me to truly put all my trust and love and hope into them!” This is how desperate I am! Bondage was made to keep you from the way, the truth, the life, from Jesus! I know hell can’t keep Him from us; He has showed me that too. When you accept Jesus even if you try to run from him because you feel ashamed, He will come running after you! That is how much He loves you! I love you because He loved me, thank God he helped me to love you! Without love and forgiveness we would all die. So, “You ARE FORGIVEN!” You get to start brand new! Hello to the brand new you! AMEN!