“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1)
It’s time to choose. Who is your God? You can either cling to the yokes of the past or you can choose to live freely in Christ. Bondage is a choice. Deliverance is a decision. Once you choose Christ, God gives you strength to overcome every struggle, stronghold, and obstacle. Your strength is in Christ. Entanglement is a choice and it’s your decision to turn back to your former ways.
When you are in Christ your former lusts have no hold over you. The power and stain of sin no longer has authority or power over you. When you are in Christ, you are set free, and no demonic force can keep you bound. Every entanglement, every addiction, every yoke is now broken. When you are in Christ, He becomes the yoke breaker. He is the bondage destroyer. No weapon, trick or trap that the enemy tries to deploy can keep you bound. Bondage is a decision. Choose liberty in Christ.
“As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.” (Proverbs 26:11)
A New Creature
Returning to your past sin is like returning to something that your body once rejected. When you are in Christ, you are a new creature and the taste of sin is removed. When you are in Christ, your taste changes. 2 Corinthians 5:17 states, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Choose the new way of living. Choose Christ.
When you are in Him, your old man dies and your old habits and lusts fade away. When you crave Him your appetite changes. When you hunger and thirst after Him you will be filled. Let your heart yearn for the things of God. Let your heart be renewed by the things of God. Let your spiritual appetite align with the Word of God. Choose to let go of the things of the past. Be free from the yokes of the past and let sin go.
Let Him Heal You
When you are in Christ, the vomit of the past no longer has a hold of your future. It’s your choice to crave the things of the old man. What’s holding you back? Who’s holding you back? Choose not the former things — choose Christ. Cling to His Word. Crave after His voice. Let God consume every part of you. Allow His Word to break every yoke. His Word will break every generational bondage. Let His Word sear every part of your heart. Allow every old thing die off and let His Word renew you.
His Word will heal you from the inside out. Let His Word restore you. Allow the Power of God resurrect every dead dream. Let His Word rebuild every dead area. Surrender to God and He will lead your path.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” (Psalm 1:1)
Surround yourself with wise counsel. Surrender to God’s Authority and let His Word lead your pathway. When you follow after the counsel of those who surrender to God’s Voice, you will not shipwreck. God will guide your pathway. Let God lead your ship. Allow God to guide your heart. Surrender every aspect of your life to Him. Don’t follow after the counsel of the ungodly.
Let His Word shape your pathway. Seek the counsel of God through His Word and let His Voice lead your heart. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
This article was written by Vance Jackson who serves on the leadership team of Word of Life Christian Ministries in Detroit, MI. For more resources, books, blogs and articles from Vance Jackson visit: www.VanceKJackson.com