Prayer & Fast – Day 16

JANUARY 18TH, 2022      |    One of the most pervasive themes throughout the Bible is freedom. Stories, illustrations, and allusions to freedom abound from Genesis to Revelation. Perhaps this is because another pervasive theme in Scripture is slavery. Joseph was sold into slavery. The Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians for 400 years.

The Northern Kingdom of Israel and Southern Kingdom of Judah were enslaved to captivity by Assyria and Babylon, respectively. Slavery is a painful part of Biblical history. Slavery is also a painful part of our own culture’s history. In fact, it remains an ugly reality today physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Consider some things you may be enslaved to today. Fear. Insecurity. Sin. Worry. Addiction. Pride. Busyness. Performance. False identities. Co-dependency. Is there anything you would add to that list? The good news is that Jesus came to set us fully free and as we read, it is for freedom that we have been set free! It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that we can live in freedom.

Prayer & Fast – Day 16

Exodus 20:1-3; Joshua 24:14-18; Galatians 5:1

Exodus 20:1-3; Joshua 24:14-18; Galatians 5:1

One of the most pervasive themes throughout the Bible is freedom. Stories, illustrations, and allusions to freedom abound from Genesis to Revelation. Perhaps this is because another pervasive theme in Scripture is slavery. Joseph was sold into slavery. The Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians for 400 years.

The Northern Kingdom of Israel and Southern Kingdom of Judah were enslaved to captivity by Assyria and Babylon, respectively. Slavery is a painful part of Biblical history. Slavery is also a painful part of our own culture’s history. In fact, it remains an ugly reality today physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Consider some things you may be enslaved to today. Fear. Insecurity. Sin. Worry. Addiction. Pride. Busyness. Performance. False identities. Co-dependency. Is there anything you would add to that list? The good news is that Jesus came to set us fully free and as we read, it is for freedom that we have been set free! It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that we can live in freedom.

Responding to the Word

In what ways is the Holy Spirit speaking to You from God’s Word? 

How can you apply this to your life? Take some time to journal your thoughts.

Prayer

Holy Spirit, I need freedom from . . .

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