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Date:                 May 25, 2008             
Message:         Jesus Came to Set the Captives Free!


Jesus came to set the captives free!

This morning, as I was worshiping, the Presence of the Lord suddenly overwhelmed me in a heavy glory.  I saw the Lord,
standing in majestic splendor and clothed in white golden light.  He had a glistening golden sword, stretched out before Him
and He said,”I am come to cut the bands that have held My people captive and cut off all the residues of the past”.

The birth pangs have begun and, as a baby is born, coming out of the captivity of the womb into the freedom  of breath and
movement, with the umbilical cord cut, so many are being freed up with a birth-cry, catching the breath of the Spirit.  Their
cords are cut and they are starting to move in a new-found freedom, dancing their way into their destinies.

Dreams and prophecies that have been “in the womb” for a long time are now being birthed and in this season of
acceleration as God is doing a quick work, producing great boldness and fruitfulness.

As we declare the Rhema Word of the Lord over our situations, His sword cuts away every lie and assignment of the enemy
and brings deliverance, healing and restoration.         

Then I heard Him say, “Ask and receive while you are asking”. (Matt.7:7; Mark. 11:24)

If you are aware of any areas in your life where you are not experiencing freedom and liberty, ask Him to cut those bonds and
receive it as a finished work, and even ask Him to show you the bondages that you are not aware of.

Next, ask for the things that you have carried in your heart: unfulfilled dreams and prophecies and worship Him for fulfilling the
desires that He has put in your heart (Ps.27:4).  

It is just as important to receive by faith, in full agreement with His Word over your destiny, being fully persuaded that it is
already done in heaven!  Declare that it is being established on earth and then worship Him until the manifestation!


In my vision I saw an outstretched wing, like that of an eagle and He was saying, “I am overshadowing My people and
covering you and your families with My pinions and you need not be afraid. Stir yourself up to grab a hold of Me and to
come up higher into My Presence.  Cultivate My Presence.  Let nothing disturb it – not a word or a thought, but now keep
your thoughts on Me and My glory and follow My leading. Stretch yourself out to Me to lay hold of Me and abide under the
shadow of My wing.”

This is a call to come up into even higher realms of the glory, to stir ourselves up with a hunger and a thirst (Is. 55) for
more of Him and to take an adamant stand against all distractions and disturbances, wholly sold out to the glory-
Presence (Ps 27) and there to abide in Him (John 15).  Though great darkness is coming all over the earth, those who
abide in His Presence in the secret place, will be under the protection of His wings (Ps. 91; Ps. 17:8; Ps. 36:7) and walk in
the glory (Is. 60:2), in the light of His countenance (Prov.16:15).

It is of great importance not to allow a negative word or a thought to disrupt His Presence (Ps. 19:14). As our mind’s eyes
are fixed on Him, He will guide us and lead us every step of the way in perfect peace and we will know no fear.

with the fire of His LOVE

The Father is looking for worshippers that will worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24), just because they love
Him.  Those who will come and abandon themselves in a hungry desperation for Him alone, will be loosed in the glory
from anything that has held them down, then healed and empowered with His love for the world.  They will go into all the
world with the empowering of this third wave anointing to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out
devils: because they have freely received, freely they will give.   They will be holy firebrands to set the world ablaze with
the glory of the Lord in an unstoppable boldness of the Holy Spirit.  

(Num 14:21)  But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.
by Elsabe Briers
Agape Life Ministries, Inc
Po Box 49147
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240
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