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  • Writer's pictureMary Thomas

Three Keys to Freedom

Conclusion to: (Eight signs YOU are under attack! Parts 1-7)

This has been a summer of battle as we occupy until Christ come. Jesus told us when he was here on earth that we have to take up “OUR” cross, occupy until He comes, know that He is preparing a place for us, and greater things we will do. Along with this walk comes warfare.

Once a person recognizes the attack, we should begin to rise up in the faith and authority that Jesus has given us. Rebuke the attack and break its power over our lives. Remember, Jesus gave us power and authority over all the demons.

“The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:17-20

I continue in my prayer as I rise from my bed, I command my mornings and my day as it spring forth, shaking the enemy and all his demons out of my atmosphere! (Job 38:12-13)

Here are the three keys to Freedom:

1. Break the attack with faith. “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6

2. Break the attack with prayer. “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me (Paul then, now it is US), that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel.” Ephesians 6:18-19

3. Break the attack with resistance. “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

The enemy loves to remain hidden. He deceives and tries to fly under the radar, but the Lord is shining His powerful light upon the attacks! Spiritual eyes are being opened and freedom is coming forth. Exercise your authority and break the attack!

“Tell the devil, “Get off the boundaries of my home!” --Cassondra Conger

I would like to thank Cassondra Conger for her training us as we prepare for South Africa. I pray that these days of studying on warfare has helped you, as it helped me.

Other good sources: The invisible War, by Chip Ingram; Armor of God, by Priscilla Shiver, and The Bondage Breaker, by Neil T. Anderson.

Promiscuous G R A C E

Promiscuous is characterized by or involving indiscriminate mingling or association, especially having sexual relations with a number of partners on a casual basis; or consisting of parts, elements, or individuals of different kinds brought together without order; indiscriminate; without discrimination.

When looking at the word “promiscuity”, we never think of our relationship with Christ, nor do we think of the word “grace” with it. It is usually attached to sexual relationships with no boundaries.

Today, I heard a message from Bishop Jakes, and when he made the call to come to Christ, he described God’s grace in a way I have never heard. He called it God’s “promiscuous grace” through His Son, Jesus Christ. He said, "God doesn't care what you have done, he wants to give you His promiscuous Grace."

This made me think how Jesus didn’t come for the religious person thinking they have it all together like the Scribes and Pharisees. They felt they did not need him. They had it all under control.

God is coming for the Rahab’s, Moses, and Paul’s. Rabab was a prostitute and Moses, Paul, and let’s not forget David, were murderers. He’s coming for the woman caught in adultery, the woman at the well, or Mary Magdalene who prostituted herself.

Promiscuous grace reaches out to the drug addict and says, "come with me to my room, I’ll give you a high better than the drugs you are sniffing or filling your veins with."

The prostitute... He is telling her, “Come sleep with me, you will never go seeking for anyone else. You will also know I will provide for you."

G R A C E is God’s salvation plan:

“But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to ALL who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and ALL are justified freely by his GRACE through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:21-24

For by GRACE you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of GRACE, that we may receive mercy and find GRACE to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:6

“And from His fullness we have all received, GRACE upon GRACE.” John 1:16

If you have never done any wrong in your life, that’s good, but don’t think that you are saved because you are good. Don’t point to that unfortunate soul that wasn’t raised to be good. They made some mistakes and choices in their life that took them where they are, but don’t judge them. Don’t look down on them because their Savior has a "Promiscuous GRACE." He will meet them where they are.

He said, “Come unto me ALL that are heavy laden…I will give you rest.”

That person on drugs is heavy laden,

That prostitute is heavy laden,

That drug dealer is heavy laden,

That liar is heavy laden,

That men or women living a lifestyle God didn’t make them for is heavy laden,

That sinner, who YOU once where, is heavy laden.

Won’t you offer them Christ’s

“Promiscuous Grace”?

Non - By Benita Carnes

I’ve read Romans 8 over and over. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ. The law of the Spirit gives life and has set me free from the law of sin and death. The Spirit doesn’t make me a slave to live in fear again. The Spirit intercedes with groaning. Christ also intercedes for us—seated at the right hand of God. There’s nothing that can separate me from His love. My present sufferings are nothing compared to the glory that is to be reveal. God is working things out for my good,and, yes, I’m more than a conqueror!!

‘Non’ is a French word for no. About a month ago, I got a third piercing in my left ear. So, I went to get a single earring. I saw one that says, ‘non’. Hmm, I say to myself. But, why would I consider something that means ‘no’? It’s not a positive word. Well, just think if Eve had said ‘no’ to the serpent, where would we be?

The enemy has told us lie after lie and he condemns us. I recently wrote down the lies and condemnation that I had allowed myself to believe. I am not enough because of my hearing impairment. I am insignificant because of my loneliness. I keep messing up, when I should be ‘perfect’.

Time to say ‘non’ to those things!!

Jesus the Victor that triumphs over darkness!

During His time on earth, Jesus made many promises about the peace and hope He offers us. Jesus’ promises gives us great hope that He truly is the Saviour of the world. We are living in perioulous times, but we should never give up H O P E in his promises!

* Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

I AM the WAY

* John 14:6 Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'


* John 8:12 I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.


* Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners ...

Whatever and whoever has broken your heart, taken your freedom and is holding you captive, don’t let him, them, or they fool you. You are released! You are no longer a prisoner to it, him, them, or they!

* John 14:15-16 “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.”

The Comforter will come along side you, speak to you, guide you. Listen to Him and He will never steer you wrong.

* John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

Satan is a thief. No matter how many legions of demons come against you, our God, is the Lord of God’s armies, which consist of legends of angels.

Jesus said this before the cross, “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?” Matthew 26:53 KJV

When a heart 💜 is heavy...

We’ve gone through so much loss in the past several years in my family, and I have many friends that have lost loved ones or are dealing with depression that I wanted to learn more on how to relate to those who have lost and even how to handle it myself.

I asked one of our pastors to help me understand and deal with grief better. She loaned me a wonderful book called, “Don’t sing songs to a heavy heart, by Kenneth C. Haugk, Ph.D. I have read his books before and also mailed his literature to those who are dealing with death. This is an excellent book to help you help others in their suffering. I will include a few points in this post.

A heavy heart describes the feelings of a person who is disappointed or depressed, sorrowful or ill, experiencing some kind of trouble, misfortune, or distress.

The greatest difficulties we have in relating to the one who is suffering are the following challenges taken from his book:

1. Knowing what to say to a hurting person.

2. understanding, empathizing with, or validating someone’s struggles.

3. Talking too much, listening too little.

4. Having a “fix it“ mentality.

5. feeling discomfort in the face of someone’s pain.

6. focusing on self rather than the hurting person.

7. wanting people to get over it

8. avoiding painful subjects

9. avoiding hurting persons

10. giving advice, being too directive

11. minimizing the significance of the pain or suffering

12. being judgmental

13. wanted to hear only the positive

14. responding with clichés, platitudes, or pat phrases

15. identifying to closely with the others pain

16. feeling helpless

17. handling the anger of those who are suffering

18. knowing what would be intrusive or welcomed

19. getting people to open up.

What can you do?

1. Pray

2. Ask Holy Spirit to teach you how to relate to someone suffering.

3. If you have been through the same thing you can share how you got through it, understanding they may not be able to do the same.

The word “Comfort” means to come along side.

1. Acknowledge that when they suffer you are suffering. Romans 12:5

2. rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn Romans 12:15

3. know that you are a guest when you step into their pain.( I found this to be so precious!)

4. Lead them to one who is trained and qualified to help.

5. Listen

6. As you care for them, ask Jesus to see him and care like Jesus. As you love, love them like he has loved you.🥰

I hope these few suggestions help. I definitely encourage you to get the book. It’s a good book to help yourself and help others in their distress💙🙏🏾

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