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End the Debate

Jun 21, 2022

Today’s Scripture

1 John 3:2, NLT
Dear friends, we are already God's children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is.

Today’s Word

The Israelites had been in slavery in Egypt for four hundred years. God sent plagues on Pharaoh until he finally let them go. When the Israelites headed toward the Promised Land, they were excited that their dream of freedom had come true--until Pharaoh came chasing after them with his chariots. Pharaoh was saying, in effect, "You're my slaves. I'm taking you back." God was saying, "You're my children. I've redeemed you. I'm taking you into freedom." I can imagine that this debate was playing back and forth in the minds of the Israelites: "Are you a son? Are you a slave?"

That same debate is taking place about you. One voice is saying, "You're a slave. You'll never get well. You'll always struggle in your finances." You need to rise up and say, "I'm no longer a slave, I'm a son. I'm not a slave to my past, to the people who hurt me, to addiction, to lack, or to depression. I'm a child of the Most High God."

Prayer for Today

Father, thank You that You have made me Your child and that I am no longer a slave to anything. Thank You that You redeemed me, and You're taking me forward into full freedom. I declare an end to any debate about this: I am a child of the Most High God . In Jesus' Name, Amen
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