Staying Free From Limitations by Pastor Danquah
If you can get to Living Word Chapel tonight, Pastor Danquah is going to be continuing his teaching and ministry. There was a powerful healing anointing last night. Who knows how the Holy Spirit will move tonight.
John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Luke 13:10-13 Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
Jesus told his disciples, and we, too, are His disciples, that if we abide in His Word, we will know the truth and the truth will make us free. When we follow His Word we become a disciple in deed (actions).
People come to church who are not disciples and they mix with the disciples. But we can tell true disciples for they abide in His Word.
Know the truth. The truth is Jesus.
You are supposed to be free, to destroy the works of the devil. Is your life hindered by limitations the devil has put in your path? Are you caught up in wrong thinking or memories that prevent you from being free?
In the passage from Luke (see above), notice that Jesus was in the synagogue. The woman was a believer, a child of Abraham, who was under a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years. This spirit has bound her. When Jesus healed her, she was instantly healed. Had she stayed home from the synagogue, she would not have been where Jesus was to receive her healing.
Limitation: An intangible barrier that intimidates your inspiration. The devil attacks minds. The devil whispers give it up, it’s too hard, you’re to old, etc. Limitation is an intangible barrier that shuts down your creative process, paralyzes thinking, and causes you to accept your present state as the apex (summit) for you.
It is a spiritual barrier, you may not see it in the physical or realize that it is acting against you.
Sometimes when you wake up you feel heaviness on you, trying to limit you. The Word of the Lord can set you free.
The devil will use any way he can to limit you. It can be sickness, spiritual sickness, marital problems, children, financial, or a combination of these things.
The Lord frees us. Zechariah 4:6B – “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the LORD of hosts.
When limitations are removed, we can soar like eagles. God delivers His people.
The adversary/opponent sets up intangible barriers. He opposes every good thing. We can get close to our goal, and sickness arises, troubles come to pull us away from the good things. He uses all kinds of confusion to stop our progress, marital troubles, mortgage troubles. Remember the devil is a thief, a liar, a destroyer. The Son of God sets us free from all the destructive works of the devil – John 8, we shall know the Truth (Jesus) and the Truth shall make us free.
We can destroy our goals by words of our mouth, or we can move toward our goals by the words we speak.
James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
So, how do we resist the devil? Revelation tells us.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
The woman in the synagogue was bound no more. She was in a predicament. A spirit of infirmity bound her for eighteen years.
Notice. Jesus was not teaching in the market place, but in the house of the Lord. The spirit of infirmity cripples what you want to do.
There are many Born Again Christians that are bound by the spirit of infirmity. They do not fully believe that by His stripes we are healed, that Jesus can heal our body, or finances, our soul, our spirit.
The spirit of infirmity can cause us to miss opportunities. The Daughter of Abraham (no name given for her) had many limitations because of her bent over shape. She wouldn’t be allowed to work. If someone is crippled in our day and age it can restrict the kinds of jobs they receive. This woman may have been pretty, but no one would have noticed because of her infirmity. She spent eighteen years, the best years of her life in an infirm condition.
God is able to restore marriages. The spirit of divorce is ruining our nation.
People come to Christ with old problems and issues. But, no matter how big the issue, the Lord is capable of removing it and setting people free. No matter how long the problem has lasted, God can free us. The woman was under the spirit of infirmity for eighteen years.
If you are limited, how can your reach your goals? In the Name of Jesus limitations can be removed.
God has a plan for our life. The devil hates the church prospering, if you prosper in your finances, the money helps the Kingdom. The devil does not want he Christian to prosper. But, if we follow the principles of God’s Word we will prosper. We will be set up by the Lord for promotion.
While the anointing can come on you at any time, when you are in Church and the anointing falls it seeks out your spirit and sets you up for promotion. If you choose to do something other than be at church, you may miss a special anointing on your life.
The anointing of God changes lives. God will elevate you as you serve His Kingdom. He can cause a paradigm shift in your situation. Everything can change. Your outlook can change. Don’t give up. Don’t give in when the enemy sets up limitations, God is stronger than any limitation. The Spirit of the Lord restores you.
Notice the passion of Jesus. Jesus was in the synagogue teaching, and he saw a woman. If she was at home he would not have seen her need spiritually, the reason he saw her need was that she was in the Temple.
The devil will give us excuses to limit us.
The Lord desires to give us a miracle. The devil seeks to imprison us, but because of Jesus we are free. We are freed through Jesus – the same yesterday, today and forever. We are given bread to eat, the bread of Truth. We receive the supernatural power of God.
The Lord touched her. We receive touches from the Holy Spirit. When the Lord touches you, you cannot be the same.
Jesus did not pray for the woman, He just spoke. When Jesus touched her, she was instantly made whole. She did not have to fast and pray, the healing was instant. God’s grace gives us healing.
While at times we fast and pray for a solution, there are also times that our solution is instant.
When the woman was healed she praised God.
Jericho’s walls fell at the shout of praise to God. As we shout praise to God the walls of limitation in our lives topple.
I hope this teaching blesses you. I hope you are able to attend tonight.
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