As we prepare to leave out of 2011 and into 2012 the spirit spoke the phrase “Release and Regain". Now it is okay to get excited about the "regain" part; we all are looking to regain something we have lost. Some of us are looking to regain our joy, others are looking to regain their financial stability, others are looking to regain their families, and some are looking to regain their confidence and our self-esteem, others are looking to regain their healing and peace. Whatever the situation or case might be at some point in each of our lives there was something that we had possession of that we are looking to regain.However, the spirit did not just say “Regain” the spirit said “Release and Regain”.
In order to regain our ownership of those things that we lost we have to let go of some things. Sounds easy, but we all have a testament of just how hard releasing something can actually be. Some have been without joy for so long that bitterness has dwelled in their heart for so long and bitterness is not something that is easy to release. For someone who is currently living pay check to pay check, struggling and barely making; releasing tithes and offering is not something that is going to be easy to do. For couples who have been angry and resenting each other, barely holding on to their marriage; releasing those emotions and regaining love are not something that is easily done. In order to regain that which we have lost, we have to let go of some things that are dwelling in our spirits and in our hearts. “Release and Regain”, means we have to let go of whatever that is holding us back from taking back what is rightfully ours. As joint heirs to the throne, joy rightfully belongs to us; as joint heirs of the throne prosperity rightfully belongs to us. The bible says in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” so as joint heirs to the throne that means that confidence and self-esteem rightfully belongs to us.
“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”---John 10:10Again, I urge and emphasize how important it is for us to take the steps that are needed to begin chipping at the barriers, those obstructions that are within us that are stopping our ability to live life more abundantly. Whatever you need to release, release it, if you do not know how to release it ask God to show you what needs to be done. In doing so, be obedient, take heed to the word that God speaks to you personally, carry out His instructions, and allow God to move in your life like never before. Jesus said that “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”---John 10:10. Life means healing, life means prosperity, life means joy, life means peace, life means deliverance, life means confidence, life means love, life is the quality in which we are living. Jesus came that we may live a quality of life that is of high quality and in abundance. Which means that we have to make room for our abundance by releasing what does not belong to us (bitterness, depression, hatred, poverty, sickness…) and making room for what we will regain that which belongs to us (joy, peace, love, prosperity, healing…). We have to empty out those things that are not of God out of our lives to make room for the abundance of good things.
“For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.”--- Isaiah 61:7The spirit said “Release and Regain” let’s do it. Let’s leave out of 2011 releasing some things and go into 2012 regaining some things—in abundance.
Be blessed and as always BE ENCOURAGED!!!