It was 120 years ago that a decision was made for a black slave by the name of Dred Scott, in regards to his freedom. The court voted 7-2 in favor of keeping this man and his family a slave to his owner. The outcry from the majority of Americans and one Abraham Lincoln led a movement of abolitionists that would eventually declare an emancipation proclamation, restoring freedom to those that had been slaves. All men have been created equal and are given inalienable rights by their Creator to live as free men in this nation. The cry had been heard and the pain and suffering of those enslaved awakened the heart of a nation and a great leader. This led to the eventual conflict we know as the Civil War. From that conflict, there was birthed a new nation with a new resolve to see that all men live as free men.
Decisions made today by our leaders may seem as though they have the intention of assisting and helping others, but in actuality they are further enslaving those who are already oppressed. There are people enslaved by the deception that freedom is living without consequence or conscience. The only true freedom is through freedom in Christ. To know Him and to choose to serve Him who died for our sin so that we could live in freedom and victory. More people are targeted through out of control government fueled by a lust for power. They use fear and intimidation tactics that are simply another form of terrorism against the very people they've sworn to protect and serve. There is no government without some forms of control, but God did not intend for His people to live as slaves. This casual disregard towards those targeted for slavery was what every slave owner felt towards their slaves. They saw ownership and possession without a sense of conscience towards how it affected those they oppressed. They felt no remorse and paid no regard to the consequences of these people and their families. The spirit and attitude behind the many agendas of our day are much like the oppressors and the slave owners that demand to keep people in slavery rather than set them free.
Please don't misunderstand: We need good government, and there are many people already in government that want to do the right thing. There are many powerful and influential voices that are trying to steer this nation in the right direction. I am not anti-government. I believe we should all pray for our leaders to have God-given wisdom and understanding how to do their jobs with integrity and righteousness. However, with that said, there is still a need to pray for freedom for the oppressed, the spiritually blind, and those who have simply chosen willful blindness to the world events going on around them. It's time to pray for those caught in the snares of their own sin, unbelief and fear to have the courage and desire to be free in Christ.
It is time for an emancipation proclamation to set people free. WILL YOU STAND FOR FREEDOM?
Emancipation Proclamation Declaring an End to Spiritual Slavery
In the name and authority of Jesus Christ, a proclamation.
Whereas, on the 21st day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, a proclamation is issued, containing, among other things, the following:
That on this day a declaration of liberty to those entrapped, enslaved and deceived by the enemy, Satan. From this day and forevermore, let all Christians, to whom all delegated authority of Jesus Christ has been granted, recognize and help other people maintain the freedom of such persons, and do no act or acts to repress such persons in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.
By this proclamation, let it be done in good faith that there be no rebellion against the Lord Jesus Christ or against any persons that wish to leave their former lifestyle, nor those that wish to enlist their aid to those persons that request assistance to leave the bondage of spiritual slavery.
By the virtue of the power as God’s delegated authority, as referenced in Luke 10:19, and as it has been granted in Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind; to set at liberty those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Let this proclamation be sent out over the airwaves, over the sea, over land to the four corners of the earth.
It is ordered and declared that all persons held as slaves are now and henceforth and forever free from deception, oppression and a false belief system that separates them from truth and salvation in Jesus Christ. Let the eyes of the blind be opened and the deaf ears unstopped, according to Isaiah 35:5.
Let the scales fall off of blinded eyes for it is written in John 3:3 that “unless one is born again they cannot see the kingdom of God.”
I decree recovery of sight and spiritual understanding, for it is written in Psalm 146: 8 that the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. “O Lord, let their eyes be opened that they may see,” according to 2 Kings 6:17.
I decree the release from the lies and deception of a false belief system. “Let light shine out of darkness, and let light of the knowledge of the glory of God be shed abroad in the hearts of the lost, as it is written in 2 Cor. 4:6.
I decree a release of clarity, for it is written in 1 Cor. 14:33 that You are not the author of confusion but of peace.
I decree the eyes of the blind are opened and they recognize Jesus Christ, according to Luke 24:31.
I decree the veil is removed from people’s understanding and they are turning to Christ now, according to 2 Cor. 3:16.
I decree revelation light is enlightening people’s hearts, that they may know the hope of God’s calling, and the riches of the glory of His inheritance in Christ, according to Ephesians 1:18.
I decree God’s perfect love is casting out fear, according to 1 John 4:18. For it is written in 2 Tim. 1:7 that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.”
I decree a release from the slavery to fear, according to Romans 8:15. I declare that bondage to slavery is broken now, for they did not receive from God a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but they have received the spirit of adoption as sons.
I declare the spirit of adoption has been poured out in the hearts of men by the Holy Spirit for it is written that God has predestined us as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will, in Eph. 1:5.
I declare that in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ ‘there they will be called sons of the living God,’ according to Romans 9:26.
I declare that Jesus died and rose again to redeem those who were under the law, that they might receive adoption as sons, as it is written in Galatians 4:5.
I declare those who have been lost, blind, and estranged from God are no longer strangers and aliens according to Eph. 2:19, for it is written, “they are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”
I decree an end to the spirit of rejection, for it is written in Ephesians 1:6 that through His grace we are accepted in the Beloved.
I decree a release of Truth, according to John 8:32, 36.
I decree a release of the Spirit of Liberty, empowered by Holy Spirit, according to 2 Cor. 3:17 and Romans 8:21.
I decree a release of the resurrection power of Holy Spirit to deliver, to bring to birth, and to save those that are lost, in Jesus name.
Upon this act of justice, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
Done this day, April 21, 2015, and sent forth to declare liberty to the captives, and the acceptable year of our Lord. Let it be done on earth as it is in heaven, in Jesus name, Amen.