A CRY FOR DELIVERANCE

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit

ROMANS 8:1

As Christians, our destination has been set ahead of time. We have been called to conform to the image of Christ. God wants to deck us with glory. Our destination is oneness with Christ- living in alignment with His will. Just as Jesus Christ was fully God and fully Man, so are we! Christ could have yielded to his human part but he chose rather to yield to his divine nature. Though you are born again and having the divine nature dwelling in your spirit, the residue of the sin nature still dwells within your soul. The Bible in Romans stated that, “for those who are in Christ Jesus; that is, those who no longer live according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit, the verdict or sentence of dead is destroyed”. It is a process that requires a lot of laboring in the spirit. Jesus understood this principle so he cried unto God with strong prayers while he was on earth seeking for deliverance from the human nature.

Then He spoke a parable to them that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man.  “Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘get justice for me from my adversary.  “And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man,  ‘yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.'”  Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said.  “And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?  “I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

LUKE 18:1-8

Prayer fosters intimacy with God. It helps us to maintain focus on the finish. Prayer tenderizes our hearts and heightens our discernments. Prayer generates power and spiritual capacity to combat sin and temptation. Men ought to pray continuously and not to faint. This implies that if we fail to pray, we will definitely give up and throw in the towel. Faint here to me means to give up, to lose direction and focus. You might still be breathing but essentially you are lost because, you are no longer living with the goal or sense of destination in view. True life is living in alignment with God.

This woman was seeking justice. In application, I would say, this woman was seeking deliverance from the decaying process. She wanted to be free from her battle with carnality and the sin nature. This could be anything you are currently battling with; depression, hopelessness, divorce, etc. But I am concentrating on our destination as set by God. This woman was persistent, never gave up her cry and intercession for liberation. She kept knocking at the door of the wicked Judge until she was vindicated.

Glory, Hallelujah!

God is not saying that he is a wicked Judge but rather he is using this as a metaphor. If the wicked Judge could change his mind and grant justice to the widow how much more will the Judge of the Universe give deliverance to His covenant children seeking Him daily for deliverance from the carnal nature. Do you desire to be the bride without spots or wrinkles? Then, don’t give up on yourself. God is able to set you free from that struggle with fornication, and adultery. God is able to liberate you from bitterness and all the filthiness’ of the flesh. In your struggle against sin, have you resisted it to the point of shedding your blood? Then why are you giving up? Keep fighting and resisting. A righteous man may fall seven times yet will he rise again.” When the Son of Man returns will he find faith in the earth?”  Meaning, will He find a people with deep resolve to hold unto God till they become the exact replica of Christ? Relentless pursuers, those who will say like Mary, “Be it unto me according to your word”.  “He that is born of God overcomes the world”.

Keep your destination in view. The end of your faith is not a place but a person. Becoming like him in all things. Your destination is union with God Almighty. You have been called to nobility. Make a good warfare, friend! You can be free from pornography and all the negative addictions. Shun the voice of guilt and condemnation, and keep pressing till you find your freedom.

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