Friday, May 13
Captivated by Jesus’ loving gaze, kind words and compassionate ways, the life of that adulterous woman about to be stoned was forever changed. She had been living life guided by a mindset contrary to God’s word—a stronghold—likely triggered by a past trauma. But regardless of how great the fortress of lies, or how long she had lived in it, Jesus provided a way out of that vicious cycle. He shone the light of His truth over the matter, attributed worth to her existence, and called her into freedom. No doubt, many of the women coming to Together Conference are struggling with some sort of stronghold—lust, depression, anger, addiction, rejection—some are demonic in nature. But where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty”from that stronghold! Scripture paints this beautiful picture for us: “You surround me with songs of deliverance.” Let’s invite the song of the Lord to surround us and set us free at Together 2016.
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.” – Isaiah 61:1-4
- As women at Together Conference hear the Word of the Lord, their eyes are opened to the truth of their condition.
- Take a moment now to ask Holy Spirit to show you if there is any stronghold you need to deal with (Psalm 139:23-24)
- Women’s hearts welcome the work of the Holy Spirit for breaking strongholds, and they are delivered from all forms of darkness while enjoying the presence of the Lord.
- Grace abounds among the women at Together Conference, for continually growing in Christlike liberty.
I choose liberty in the presence of the Lord, where habitual sins cease, generational bondages break and demonic strongholds crumble. We welcome heaven’s freedom songs at Together 2016.