Foundations for Freedom (2 of 8)

Mike Connell

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Foundations for Freedom (2 of 8) Explore the different doors of entry into a person’s life, from generational curses to inner vows. We get freedom through the Power of the Holy Spirit, by what Jesus has won on the Cross for us. He won the total victory, which was utterly complete, covering all intentional and un-intentional sin. As you open your heart, and take ownership for your sin, rather than blame others, and then repent and release forgiveness, healing and freedom will flow into our lives.
We want to look now at some of the doors of entry for evil spirits; common ways that spirits enter people; and what to do about dealing with them. If we just try to confront spirits, and we don’t deal with the root issues, you’ll find that it’s very difficult to get them free, and then they tend not to stay free. So, we want to look then at just some of the ways that spirits would enter a person’s life. Some of these, you will be aware of; there may be some new ones. We’ll look at each one, and then look at what you would need to do to deal with that specific issue.

We looked at three main areas: 1.) Legal rights – we’re going to look at legal rights. So, we want to understand: what does this mean; what are some examples of doorways that spirits use; and then how do we demolish that legal right.

Before I go into the list of that, I want to look at what Jesus did for us on the cross. We’re just going to look at 3 areas of scripture, and we’ll see the extent of Jesus’ work on the cross, and realise that He addressed every area that we need to deal with. Then, when we look at each specific area of ministry, we will look at how you would address the problem. Before we go to the doorways, we’re looking at foundations for freedom.

First of all, we look in Colossians 2:13-15: “ And you, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 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.”

We see here what Jesus has done on the cross. It says: He forgave us ALL our trespasses. A trespass is an intentional breaking the law of God. So, Jesus has forgiven ALL our trespasses; and it says: “He wiped out the list of requirements against us, contrary to us, took it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” Jesus completely removed something that was written against us. In other words, every law of God that you broke - whether you knew it or didn’t know it, every possible violation of God’s law that has been listed and recorded against you. Sometimes it’s hard for us to understand that everything is recorded.

In the Old Testament, deliberate breaking of the law had an offering required. Also, if we sin through ignorance, there was still an offering required. Can you imagine someone and they’re watching your life; and the angel has a big role in recording every breaking of the law. For some of you, he’s writing very fast, it’s a very big roll! It’s a hard-working angel writing down all these things. The Bible says: Jesus took the whole roll. It says: He took it to the cross.

So, everything the devil could say to you: ‘Hey, you did this. Oh, you did that’. Every kind of accusation he could make, he just points to the scroll – “See. On this day, at this time you did this.” Every possible error, mistake you’ve made. Jesus took it all to the cross. Notice what it says: when He took it to the cross, He forgave all the trespasses. Forgive means: release the debt. The devil says: you sinned, you must pay. Jesus took it to the cross - release! Every person released!

Then it says: “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them”. So, when Jesus took our sin to the cross, He’s removing the weapons the devil has against you. He’s removing, and taking away, all his weapons. We see in Colossians 2 - every possible sin, every possible legal right the devil has for you, Jesus took it to the cross, shed His blood, in order that that can be broken.

Remember we saw the scripture in Luke 11 – “Remove the armour. Remove the sin.” We must confront the sin issues. God has a remedy for sin. If you say: “Oh, it’s just my weakness, you know.” Oh, ok - it’s not sin then, it’s not going to go to the cross. However, if we acknowledge sin, we bring it to the cross. 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” We notice what Jesus has done. At the cross He took all our trespasses. So, if a person is demonised, and the cause is sin - take the sin to the cross. People just want you to pray for them. We must bring the truth to them, and point them to God’s solution.