It’s The Season To Emerge From Fetters to Freedom
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand, To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishment on the peoples, To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron, Psalm 149;6-8
When we sang hymns, one of the familiar was entitled, “Jesus Breaks Every Fetter”. Even though that song is rarely heard anymore, its implication hasn’t loss it validity. When we bring to mind thoughts concerning the word “fetter”, we can correlate them to various obstacles that the enemy attaches to us to delay our progress in the Lord. Whether they be: areas of sin or weaknesses in the flesh; the phenomena of life; or circumstances totally beyond our control; - a fetter is anything that is tied to me which restricts my mobility and/or my advancement.
There are those things….FETTERS; some of which WE have permitted or instituted. Others could have been inherited or the consequences of circumstances where our decisions were not involved. Nevertheless, these obstacles still continue: to shackle, bond, chain and yoke themselves to us. Therefore, our effectiveness in the realm of the spirit is none productive or menial. Many times we are attempting to assist others in a deepen walk with the Lord, yet we ourselves have not been freed of our many “fetters”. However, Jesus still breaks EVERY fetter.
What are some of the evidences that our fetters have been broken?
¨ When Jesus has broken every iron fetter, my concern is to increase my relationship with the Lord - just because of who he is - not because of what he can do.
¨ When Jesus has broken every fetter, I will realize that as I increase in my love walk and in every other walk in my life - so also will those with whom I am connected. The proof IS in the pudding! Leaders.. We cannot any longer expect others to walk in a level of excellency (not perfection – there’s a great difference!) that WE are not committed to!
¨ When Jesus has broken every iron fetter, my appetites are disciplined and my motives pure.
¨ When Jesus has broken every iron fetter, the manifestation of the enemy’s work won’t frighten me, his maneuvers don’t surprise me and his schemes can’t outwit me.
¨ When Jesus has broken every iron fetter, I won’t just sing, “It is Well With My Soul”, but my life will exemplify and verify so. (By your fruit shall you be known!)
¨ When Jesus has broken every iron fetter, the peace of God WILL rule my mind, I WILL walk above EVERY circumstance in this life, and I WILL remain focused on and committed to the plans and purposes that the Lord has assigned to me.
Therefore, to obtain the freedom which will permit the peace of God to continually infiltrate our lives; surpassing all understanding…. every fetter and its suppressing power must be broken!
So ….its once again dependent upon the status of my mind! Once my mind has been liberated from its fetters – I will have the ability to be…and to maintain total freedom in every area of my life. Then and only then will I have at my disposal the matured level of wisdom to advance from Fetters to Freedom.
"He whom the Son sets free is free indeed!" John 8:36