Valley of Decision

“Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘Let My people go,’…” Exodus 5:1

Even if we don’t reject The Cross of Jesus, many times we don’t fully embrace The Cross either.  It’s very easy to say we accept the sacrifice Jesus made on The Cross but do we fully accept the finished work of Jesus on The Cross.  Unless we fully accept Jesus’ sacrifice and His finished work on The Cross, bondages will not be broken.  Jesus’ work on The Cross demonstrated the greatest act of love.  He humbled Himself, died for our sins, redeemed us and rendered the devil powerless against us.  Through Jesus’ work on The Cross we are granted full power of attorney in the name of Jesus within the bounds of the promises.  “…Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. ” John 16:23.  We, as believers, have full legal, redemptive and blood bought promise to use the name of Jesus in salvation, baptism, worship, good deeds, spiritual warfare, healing and prayer.  The unlimited use of the name of Jesus, within the bounds of the promises of God, is a deposit made for us.  Any use of this deposit is honored with a steady and unwavering Hand, the Hand of the Lord.  Hallelujah!!

This is the finished work of The Cross of Jesus .  This too must be accepted for victory over bondage.  The finished works of The Cross of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit are God’s prescribed plan of victory for Christians.

The Lord said “Let my people go”.  This does not mean the devil is going to give up.  In fact, many times the devil will try harder.  Satan knows once we realize the power granted to us in the name of Jesus, he is defeated.  The enemies goal is to distract us from using our power of attorney.  This distraction causes us to either lose faith in His promises if they don’t come quick enough according to “our plans” or it causes us to feel like we have to work for our salvation (bondage which renders The Cross useless).

The prayer to Allah at the National Cathedral is a sign of the moral decay in our country and our world.  The leaders who allowed this compromise of the full Gospel of Jesus Christ are just another sign that our country’s problem is not social but spiritual.  When we do not accept the full measure of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His blood bought sacrifice for our sins giving us power and authority over the devil, the devil will not let the Lord’s people go.  When our faith is in the finished work at The Cross we are insured the help of the Holy Spirit.  Our own efforts and strength are insufficient to defeat bondage.  “Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.  Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”  Colossians 2:14-15.

Declare the full Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Cross.  Get out of the valley of decision walk in the Kingdom of Heaven.  Allow the Lord to use you to bring forth His glory.   BE the salt and the light that provokes others to seek Christ.  This Gospel is not just for others but for each and every one.  ” ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’  Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20.     – Donna Warren

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