THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD

Fountain of Love Glasgow Scotland

Sermon


WOMAN, THOU ART  LOOSED

LUKE 13: 10 – 17

Woman, you are released [Ampl]

Woman, you are set free [N Int’l Version]

 

From our text of today,  this woman who is our case study is said to be afflicted for 18 years by the demon of sickness according to the

Amplifier bible. The bible says she was bent over.  She could not stand upright; she was bent over for good 18yrs.

 

[DESCRIPTION OF HER POSTURE] she cannot behold the beauty of the firmament  

 

A day came when this woman came to the synagogue and Jesus saw her, The all seeing God beheld her in her predicament, heaven took note of her  and she was made whole,  because you came today,  heaven will take note of you, the all seeing God will behold you today, the one who can see in to your heart, He knows the intent of your heart, he will see you the way you really are and you will be released from every grip of Satan. I said every stronghold will be pulled down today, every evil imagination that exalts himself than the throne of Christ will be pull down in this season of  grace.

 

It doesn’t matter how long yours is, you will be released

 

I don’t know what your own affliction is

May be you are not up right in your marriage [a difficult husband]

or your child [ren] give[s]  you concern

Financial bedding

The Law of the land had squeezed life out of you

You have been roped into immigration mess

You will be released today.

This season, heaven will see you, take note of you and you will be set free.


Hear the word of God for you this season of grace

Isaiah 52: 1-3 [NLT]

Even if your bending is self imposed, or as a result of wrong decision, you have roped yourself into a mess, this is the word of God for you this season.

Isaiah 49: 24-26 [AMPL]

verse 25 in NLT says to you ‘the captives of warriors will be released’

You are breaking forth, you are breaking loose, you are breaking through, you will break barriers and limitation, whatever line the devil has drawn, you are crossing the lines, you are taking territory, you are crossing boundaries in the mighty name of Jesus.


This woman came to the church on an occasion when heaven was on planet earth, the person of Jesus. Heaven Himself was the one teaching at the synagogue,

the Word Himself was at the synagogue

 

John 1v1:51IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word ([a]Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God[b]Himself.( {Amp

2He was present originally with God.

    3All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.

    4In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.

    5And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].


He is the word that swallows all the word. The word will be released upon your life today and you and I shall be release from every bondage, we are coming out of obscurity, we shall be release into our destiny, we shall stand upright and shine for Jesus.

Thank God for this dispensation we are,

Jesus is always in the synagogue now, He is here right in our midst, glory be to God in the Highest.

This afternoon I want us to take our time to look at the feature of this woman

This I want us to do prayerfully this afternoon because we are speaking the word of God, which I will say we are speaking Christ himself according the scripture we read earlier. I can assure you Christ is here presently, He says wherever 2 or 3 are gather in His name ….

This woman was said to be in the synagogue where the teaching of the word was going on

The woman did not allow her circumstance to take her away from the presence of God, she came for the teaching of the word.

What I found out about people is, especially in this western world is as soon as they are in one situation first thing they boycott is coming to church.

This woman resolved in her mind that whatever the case may be  I will serve God. She must have settled in her mind that if I choose to serve God or go to Church God will still be God, and if I choose not God will still be God.

I can imagine her coming to church in the posture satan has put her,  singing,

I worship you, [x2]

The reason I live is to worship you.

Lord I worship you because of who you.

She knows the decision that is beneficial and she knows she is the  beneficiary.

In the book of  Rev 5:11-15 , Rev 7:11-15

The Angel worship God day and night

One of the fact that I want you to go home with today is if because of you situation you refuse to serve God, He will still be God,  those that said there is no God, has not change anything in God’s glory or majesty , if we refuse to come to church, God will still do what He choose to do in the service. we should not allow our situation to take us away from the presence of God no matter what.

This woman refuses to fellowship with her circumstance, she come to church to rather fellowship with the King of  glory. she understand the word of God in  Psalm 30vs.5

 that Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.

When you fellowship with your situation, you magnify the problem.

This sometimes is done subconscious

When we fellowship with our problems the  Result are like to be -

Depression

Lead to another sickness [hypertension ]

Bible says in Psalm 127:2

It is vain for you to rise up early,To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep.

Bible even made us to understand that fellowship with problem will lead to sleeping from sorrow – Ref, Luke 22vs. 45, when Jesus came to his disciple, Jesus even said this can lead them into temptation

This woman refuse to fall into temptation,  she refuse to compound her problem, it is not possible to focus on two things at the same time. When you focus on your problem, you will loose focus on God. And vis vasa.

Why not focus on the author and the finisher of your faith, your destiny, the re-writer of history, the lifter of head. The Almighty that can raise a beggar from the dunghill, and make him seat among the prices. 

  This woman choose to make herself available at the church during digging deep, Sunday school service, craving to know God better so to serve Him better, she was getting acquainted with the word of God, she did not allow her circumstances to destroy her. The bible says my people perish because they lack knowledge, our God is bigger than our circumstance. She came to church to learn more word so to be able to evangelised effectively.

She positions herself where her life can receive life changing word..

I have good news for everyone of us here today including myself, because you are here today, we have enthrone Him in our midst by our praise, we have provoke his presence into our midst by worship His word is being spoken, we would all be set free from whatever things that is not letting our joy to be full today.

Every stronghold shall be pull down

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,

Our situation has a name, our God is bigger, His name is above every name

 

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (King James Version)

 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

 6And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

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Today every imaginations that exalt itself against the knowledge of God will be pull down

Every argument  in mind, that is contradicting the word of God, exalting itself against the knowledge of God be pull down in Jesus name

Today, we are breaking loose, breaking barriers, breaking limitation,  breaking fort, crossing lines.  We are taking over Territory. We are taking over dominion. We are in charge, 

Hear what bible says you are =

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.


And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.”.

2 major points but one we can learn from this woman is Position and focus.

When you are rightly position you can focus right. Mind you, you can be rightly position and focus wrongly,

But I know one thing for sure that there is know way you can focus right at the wrong position.

When you position yourself right, favour of God can work thing out for you even without asking. When you are rightly position, you get not only what you want but what you need.

Example in the bible is the lame man positioned  at the beautiful gate

It is important we mention this, that if we think we are seeking  or hungry for God, do you know God is more hungry for you than you do, the bible says His eyes goes to and fro to see whom to show Himself mighty

Another thing I want to call our attention to in our text of today is that there was rule and protocol. But Jesus breaks the protocols.

He suspended the law of nature, there is no law he cannot suspend to cause your joy to be full this year.

 He will suspend  the rules to put our opponent to shame and cause every one to rejoice with us in Jesus name.

This season is our turn to rejoice, and people will rejoice with us, all our enemies will be put to shame

In verse 17, the bible says all His opponent were put to shame, the opponent of the woman became Jesus opponent automatically,

All your enemies are JESUS enemies,

ILLUSTRATION

A sister who was trusting God for the fruit of the womb and was not going for choir practice again

She left her position of services.

That is another way of being absent, I pray God will help all of us.

Brethren, the greatest breakthrough we can have is the breakthrough of the salvation of your life