Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cancellation of Assignments

As we began our Praying over our city meeting, we read scriptures that assure us that Jesus can and will set us free from those things that keep us in bondage - - He is ready and willing to give us gifts to enable us to serve him and others - - -
(If you then be free from captivity, STAND and do not be moved away from Christ.)
Psalms 68:18, 19  Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.  Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.
Ephesians 4:7, 8  But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.  Wherefore he says, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 
Galatians 5:1  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 
Romans 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 
The Children of Israel were rebellious and constantly forsaking God and worshiping idols and other gods of the heathen nations around them.  God used Babylon to punish them.
Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, destroyed Jerusalem and took many Jews captive.
This Babylonian captivity of the Jews lasted 70 years.
During these times of captivity the Jews set up homes and were allowed to tend crops and raise sheep.  Assignments by the King were set up to rule over the households of the captives.  Many were forced to build towers, walls, and plant gardens for the King.
Babylon was destroyed in about 1531 BC by invaders from the northwest, the Hittites.
Medes, and the Persians. The Jewish captives, were allowed a certain amount of freedom to enjoy their religion and customs; Yet they were heavily taxed as were the Jews in Jesus day, when the Romans held rule over them.
Oppression hovered over the Jews because of their disobedience to worship God only.
As we prepare to pray over our city, we understand that because of rebellion in the hearts of many citizens, the enemy king satan has set up assignments to rule over individuals.  Strong towers of doubt and unbelief have been build holding our citizens captive and in bondage.
We have a greater KING, who is able to break the assignments set up by the enemy.  Our God can pull down the strong towers of resistance and leave not one stone unturned.  Jesus desires to remove all the old stones - - leaving nothing of the old.  All must be purged and nothing of the old to remain.  All must be made brand new, not the same.
Jesus is the Greater One, and a Greater King is able to break the assignments of the enemy king.
However Jesus cannot enter the domain of our citizens to tear down and replace, unless He is invited.  He is a gentleman, always polite and waits for a willing mind and a teachable spirit.  God will not force himself until He is wanted.  He is ready and powerful but He waits patiently. 
Jesus wants to rule supreme - only Him.  He cannot allow any thing or anyone else to rule along side of him.
No man can serve two masters.  Jesus demands we serve only Him.
Some have tried to clean up a little space for Jesus, while keeping things that were friendly and familiar, but that will not do.  Jesus is the deep cleaner and he desires to remove all those things that are not acceptable in His sight.
Jesus came to bring us Life, more abundantly and He is our Eternal Life and Glory. 
As we pray over our city, we prophesy that assignments are broken, walls and towers torn down, citizens become awake to realize their need for Jesus, and open eyes and ears to understand as God is calling them to repentance and to invite Jesus into their life.
Thank you Jesus for making everything new in our citizens as they invite you into their lives.

1 comment:

Karen said...

God bless you for praying and sharing these wonderful promises from His Word