Moving 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
Years ago, we sang a hymn entitled, “Jesus Breaks Every Fetter”. Even though that song is rarely heard of now, its implication hasn’t loss it validity. When we bring to mind thoughts concerning the word “fetter”, we can correlate it 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 that YOU have permitted to shackle; bond; chain and yoke themselves to you in the natural; therefore your effectiveness in the realm of the spirit is none productive. Many times we are attempting to assist others in a deepen walk with the Lord, yet we have not been freed ourselves of our many “fetters”. However Jesus still breaks EVERY iron fetter.
What are some of the evidences that our iron 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 iron fetter, I will realize that as I increase in my love walk and in every other walk in my life - so 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 excellence 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 iron fetter and its power must be broken.
So ….it’s once again dependent upon the status of your mind! Once your mind has been liberated from its fetters – you will have the ability to be…and to maintain total freedom in every area of your life!
"He whom the Son sets free is free indeed!" John 8:36