I have such a sense of significant freedom coming for many this year. God is breaking off cycles of depression, fear, hopelessness, negative ruminating, and so much more. I keep hearing the phrase “bi-cycle” like a play on words, the Holy Spirit is declaring, “bye-cycle!” Goodbye to the reoccurring issues that just don’t ever seem to quit, like a itch you can’t scratch. I see lines being drawn in the sand and many are declaring, “this far and no further!”
John 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
The lines you draw in the sand silence the voice of your accusers!
No only have many of you had cycles of depression but rehearsals of negative scripts play out on the turn tables of your minds. The Father is about to turn the tables and flip the script on your issues be ready to receive divine strategy and revelation of His goodness that is going to be so freeing. God is setting you up for significant breakthroughs as you praise and worship. Turning the negative energy into worship will be a significant key in your breakthrough (Isaiah 61:3).
Psalm 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Turntables of Praise
When your thoughts say, “you’re not worthy.” You respond with praising God and declaring how worthy He is and that by Him you are made worthy. You are worthy because HE is worthy! When your thoughts are full of doubt and fears, you praise God that perfect love casts out all fear. God is love! Thank Him that He commends His loves towards you (Romans 5:8). Praise Him that He is the God of the universe and nothing compares to Him! The Bible says we have a garment of Praise for the spirit of heaviness. This will be your weapon against these negative processes.
Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
It’s not about praising because you feel like it, in fact you most likely won’t “feel” like it if you’re smack dab in the middle of a negative cycle. But I see such a boldness rising up in you, like a lion no longer willing to be tamed. Such a longing for freedom that you are tapping into a strength that isn’t your own. You are linking up with the heavenly declarations the Father is speaking over you. And just as the woman with the issue pressed through the crowd, drew a line in the proverbial sand and declared, “if I can just touch the hem of His garment I can be made whole!” She was determined to get her freedom, she was determined to reach for His garment! And just as she pressed in to touch His garment, as you praise and worship you too will be pressing in and accessing the garment of Praise which brings healing for heaviness! (Luke 8:43-48).
The Weight of Glory
His burden is light!
It’s lightweight because it is light! The weight of light releases the heaviness of darkness. It brings clarity, awakens, rejuvenates and elevates.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:30
The only weight I will carry is the weight of His glory!
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;2 Corinthians 4:17
As you release your worship, the weights will have to release you! As you drink of His goodness in praise you will become a spiritual lightweight!
He’s flipping the script on the turntables of praise!
It’s not the “same old, same old” any more!