Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I am label free

Matt. 16:13-17 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son if Man is?" They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets." But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am ?" Simon Peter answered. You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus replied, " Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.
Hollywood and most of the world in general is obsessed with labels. They think that name tag inside your clothes says it all about who you are and what you are about. At red carpet events before they ask anything else reporters ask what a certain celebrity is wearing.Right now there were some things pressing on my heart about what has been said to and about me over the years. The Holy Spirit started to speak to me about the labels I was wearing. The Holy Ghost is speaking to us today that despite what others have said to us, even what you said about yourself, it ALL doesn't matter anymore. We are not what people have labeled us but what God has called us to be. You are loved. You are accepted. You are healed. You are delivered. You are strong. You are an overcomer. You are the head. You are a believer. You are prosperous. You are a mountain mover. You are a giant killer. You are on the top only. It is time to decree and declare today that In the name of Jesus our minds are no longer trash receptacles where others can DUMP their toxic labels and empty their negative mindsets into them any longer.
The truth today is that In Christ we can learn our real identity and then every other label has to fall from us. You are more than your weight. You are better than just how you look. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
This is as with most things the world has it all backwards.
It is written in 1 Samuel 13:7 The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
It is mandatory that today you love yourself. It may take some time because confidence (even in yourself) has to be developed. That is why faith comes through hearing and hearing by the Word of God. We must continually esteem and affirm ourselves according to the word of God. So whatever the case, bad hair, acne, or extra poundage. Maybe its a physical deformity from birth or a nasty scar left over from a childhood scar still love on yourself. The enemy will use any and everything to distract us from the majesty of who we are. We are daughters and sons of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Psalm 139:14 (MSG) Body and Soul, we are marvelously made. Of course I know and agree with the truth that there is absolutely nothing wrong improving ourselves. Even now I sit watching as my body release excess fat and manifest my victory over gluttony. My weight was accumulated while in bondage but in FREEDOM it is being released. But this morning The Lord says YOU are more than what you see. The jiggle here and there is not representative of your true WORTH. The price paid for us is to great for us to think our appearance is indicative of our anointing. I decree and declare to all of reading this that right now in the name of Jesus we are healed from the pain of inappropriate and negative labels.
Choose life. Choose truth. In the name of Jesus we renounce every label from the world, people and the devil that we have attached to ourselves and our lives. We accept today that the truth has been revealed to us by our Father who is heaven. Upon that rock Christ has built His church, and the gates of Hell will not overpower it. In Jesus Name Be Blessed, Manie