Today, I just want to take this opportunity to place honor and blessing on those who serve and have served our country in the military. I pray peace and comfort to those who have lost loved ones and speak restoration and healing to their hearts.
In America we have the freedom to worship Jesus because of those who fought for our rights. We have freedom to have many luxuries that many other countries will never experience. Unfortunately, we take our freedom for granted and use it for a bunch of foolishness.
Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
We use our freedom to please our flesh, but God is calling us to serve each other. Our free will to sin is an illusion of freedom. When we use freedom to sin, we actual become slaves to sin and in bondage to the enemy. This is why it’s so hard to stop an addiction. The shackles of bondage to sin can only be broken by the blood of Jesus. It covers you through repentance and forgiveness and He will freely offer you His grace and mercy when you ask and turn from your wicked ways. God’s love is freedom. His perfect love casts out all fear. He wants you to be free in your soul and experiencing a life of abundance and blessing! Jesus laid down His life for us, His friends. So as we remember those who lost their lives to give us natural freedom, let’s also celebrate the one who gave us victory and still lives. The freedom that Jesus gives is everlasting and brings wholeness to your body, soul, and spirit.
Father, we thank you for freedom. Bless America, its military, leaders, government and all of its occupants. Help us not use our freedom for foolishness. Teach us your ways and make us vessels of honor. Forgive us for the sins of the land. Help us turn from our wicked ways. Make us a humble nation of prayer that You may come and heal our land. Forgive the sins of our forefathers. Cover us with the blood of Jesus. Make us whole. Let us experience freedom from sin. Convict our hearts and cleanse us. We want to be free from the devil’s shackles. We are overcomers and more than conquerors. Our identity is in You and we trust You with our hearts. Purify us and bring healing to every broken place. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!