WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED (2)Oct 28, 2021 2021-10-19 10:18
WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED (2)
WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED (2)
Read: LUKE 13:10–17
“But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, ‘woman you are loosed from your infirmity.’” (Luke 13:12)
As you pray to God to free you from the entanglement, you need to:
Accept God’s forgiveness: When God forgives us, He wipes the slate clean and remembers the offence no more. So, you must accept God’s forgiveness and move on, else you will continually dwell in self-condemnation. That voice of condemnation within you belongs to the devil. The bible calls him the ‘accuser of brethren. Resist him and he will leave you alone (James 4:7).
Forgive yourself: You must first forgive yourself before you can forgive others. You must first settle scores with yourself. You cannot open a new chapter of your life if you keep reliving the previous one. Learn to pardon yourself for the very many ways you may have messed up your life—you did not know any better. If you knew it all, then you would be God. But you are not; you are human.
Forgive others: You must forgive others if you want God to forgive you. “And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” (Mathew 6:12). You are doing yourself a favour by forgiving others. Forgiveness sets you free; it restores order and wholeness within you. By forgiving them, you are opening your heart to receive God’s blessings.
Act: Lastly, act immediately. The woman with the infirmity worshipped God immediately she was set free, to show her gratitude. Worship is not just singing songs to God; worship is service. What can you do as an act of service? You can reconnect to your God-ordained purpose, you can serve others and you can tell your story as a tool for the restoration of some other person. The Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well, went and told the story of her encounter to the whole village (John 4:1–25). Mathew 12:43–45 states that when an unclean spirit leaves a person, he goes away looking for a place to dwell, finding none, he returns to the place from which he was cast out. If he finds it empty, he brings seven more wicked spirits to live there. So, occupy your heart with worship.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at email@example.com. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.
I look forward to hearing from you.