Thought for the Day: Let the Redeemed of the Lord “Say So”!

Psalm 107 verse 2 says, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary.”

We have been redeemed from all the power of the enemy. Every spiritual blessing has been laid up for us in Heavenly places and purchased for us by the precious blood of Jesus.

Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

But Satan is not going to roll over and give up ground without a fight. So we must ‘say so’ in every area. We must declare our place in Christ and remind ourselves and the adversary of our position in Christ.

1 Peter 5:8

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

If we are being stolen from in the area of finances, of health, or in our families, the blessing belongs to us. And we must say so. We must declare what belongs to us because of the blood of Jesus that Satan cannot resist. He does not want us to realize the power in the blood that has been shed for us and that has obtained for us a great inheritance. But we are called to give thanks unto the Lord for his goodness and for his mercy that endures forever! And we are called to declare the victory of Christ over all of the enemy’s power in the Earth. God has redeemed his children back to the place of victory and glory and with our mouths we declare this victory every time we “say so”!

Revelation 12:11

And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony (their “say so”)*, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.

*parenthesis mine.

Now you:

  • Do you understand and believe that if you are a born again believer that you are spiritually seated with Christ in heavenly places, far above all spiritual forces that could ever tie you down?
  • Do you know what the victory of Christ on the cross has purchased for you and the new position of glory that you have been given as a result of your faith in Jesus?

At the moment you became born again, your new birth recreated you inside where no one can see, and you became a new creature in Christ.  All that you are in your inner man is now TOTALLY acceptable to God.  You used to be His enemy. But if you have placed your faith in Jesus as your substitutionary sacrifice, you are now God’s CHILD.  You can never earn more of His love or lose it through your mistakes and failures.  Furthermore, you have been restored to the place of being covered with God’s glory (His nature).  You have great power and authority on this earth as a child of the King of Kings.  All power, rule and dominion other than God’s is spiritually under your feet.  When the Church of Jesus Christ really, REALLY gets this truth locked down, we are going to change this world with the love of God. The enemy hopes you never fully grasp who you are in Christ, because then his lies and traps will fail to work.  You will walk in your freedom and set others free as well!

For a deeper understanding and greater insight into who you are in Christ, I recommend the following reading:

  • Who We Are In Christ: Discovering Your Eternal Identity by Joe McIntyre
  • The Blood and the Glory by Billie Brim
  • The Believer’s Authority by Kenneth Hagin

God bless!

Prophetic Word, May 7th, 2017, Christian Life Church, Eliot, Maine

On Sunday, May 7th, the Lord impressed this word on my heart and I shared it with our congregation.

For I the Lord am the God of Resurrection. I took the shame of the cross and I resurrected my Son to glory as the Firstborn from the dead. Is anything too hard for Me?, says the Lord. Is anything too hard for Me? What is impossible for man is possible for Me. I take your shame, I take your regret, and only I can make something beautiful, something lovely, something praiseworthy.  I take the vats of tears that you have cried alone in the darkness and I make praise for My glory. You no longer sit alone in shame but you have a two-fold reward, says the Lord. For you have an inheritance that you have not earned.  You have a repayment that has been purchased by the blood of my Son.  I resurrect those dead things to the newness of life.  The years that have seemed wasted are being returned to you in joy, in strength and power and testimony to the goodness of your God, to the faithfulness of Your Lord.  You have not been forgotten.  You have not been forsaken.  These years and these days have never been wasted.  Your life belongs to me.  And I restore and I create and I bring forth life and beauty and wholeness.  You hang on to Me, says the Lord, for the power is in Me, it is not in you.  The battle is Mine, says the Lord, and the victory is Mine and the praise is Mine.   The people are Mine.  You are My children and you will not be defeated.  What can overcome you? What can overcome the children of the Most High God? What foe will be able to stand in your presence as I enfold you, as I enfold you with My Presence? Who will be able to defeat the children of the Most High God? For surely the day is coming – surely this season of regret is passing away and you will have the testimony of strength, the testimony of My grace and glory. Walk now in the peace of knowing that your days are in My hands, says the Lord.

Now you:

Are you in a season that seems like a wasteland? Do you feel dry and discouraged? Are you concerned that you have wasted years that add up to nothing?

Turn your heart to the Lord and receive His word for you today.  Begin to declare a new season of fruitfulness and peace over your heart and mind.  Begin to exalt the Lord OVER your circumstances and see Him move mountains and bring fulfillment to the parts of your heart that are shut down.  Only the Lord can create life out of dead things.  He will do it when we turn our hearts completely to Him and give Him the praise that is due Him. As we praise Him, He comes into the places that we can’t fix and He does what only a Creator can do – He restores and revives us.

Let’s pray:

Heavenly Father, I come to You on my knees and ask You to do in my heart what only You can do.  There are parts of my heart that don’t feel alive anymore.  I have hoped and been disappointed and now death reigns there.  I have seen hardship and it has hardened me.  I have gone through the fire and I feel like my heart is scarred as a result.  So I ask you to revive the love for You that You planted in me as a seed.  I ask that You would resurrect my dead dreams and show me how everything is working for my good as I love You with all my heart.  I want to walk in Your ways.  Please guide me and re-fire me.  I am so grateful that I can run to a Heavenly Father who has seen all of my tears and enfolds me with His Love.  Don’t let me be overcome by the enemy of my soul.  Hold me close and make me strong again in your love.