Name means freedom
You’ve heard the Glise.. but it true \\ Freedom is never Free.. if you are free to it is because someone paid the price..
A Million lives soldiers have been paid for your liberty… Everyone of those warriors would…speak to you from the wound their suffering the battle field sinking in a submarine or falling out of the sky… and they would say… enjoy your freedom and do not allow any one to take it away….
The last thing the million slain soilders would want you to do.. is to fail to experience freedom to it’s fullest extention.. do not become a prrsion in a land of liberity…
It would be great .. it the reality was set your foot on Amecan Soil.. and you are instantly free… but the fact is you are not….
The fact remains you stand on the soil of a free county and be heard hostage to terreny within.
By one capture after another…
Facts about bondange---
- the shackles of Alcohol abuse.
- In addition, it is estimated that approximately one in four children (19 million children or 29 percent of children up to 17 years of age) is exposed at some time to familial alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, or both
- Alcohol is a contributing factor in at least 50% of all deaths from motor vehicle accidents
- 18 percent of adults experience an episode of alcohol abuse or dependence a some time during their lives
We have freedom in Amercan but not everyone is Free.
The fact is there internal shackles that
Freedom is never free It took the Blood of a Million men and Woman in Amercan militarey uniform to provide you this day of freedom in Amercan.. and it took the Blood of the Jesus to provide freedom for you in the complexties of your private world..
You do not get free by just living in Amercan.. you get free by having the name of Jesus liberate your life.!!!!!
There is a douctment.
Sure you have freedom of Speech.. Freedom of Relgion.
Freedom to assmby.
Freedom to bear arms.
Freedoms backed by the constiutucion of the US.Goverment…
Jesus state his mission in.. Is. 61;1 \\ luke 4: 6 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom.
And he stood up to read.
17 The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him.
Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down.
The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, 21 and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.
We gave a way of giving away our liberty..
In Acts three there is a story… about a man who was a pristion who was liberaded by the Power of Jesus… and for the next few mintues..
I do not think he would mind IF I told his story… it is a story of finding freedom at the gates..
If the man of Acts three was telling the story it would go something like this..
* **Acts 3:1** **Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.//
**2 **And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple.
**3 **Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms*.
I was being carried up to the Beautiful Gate as like I five days a week… I always when to the gate in front of the temple.. because… people seem to be more tender and generous when they are thinking about God…..
From the day I was born my legs were twisted and week..
I had never walked a day in my life.. must less run down a hill.
Or jump toward the blue on the sky..
I had always just lived locked to ever spot people.. dropped me… When you are locked to one spot… you do a lot of thinking about life.
More than any other thoughts that came acoss my mind there were two that almost tortured me they … 1. ”Why ME”? . 2 “Why not Me”?
To be born with powerless twigs legs.
To have to be carried around by other people.
To have to beg.. for my evening meal.. why me.
To sit in my own unriene cause I can move.. why me.
To be unable to standup straight and not hold my soilders starith why me..
Take it from me… you have to really watch those “Why me” thoughts that will make you a prision much quicker than any Phyucal problem you may have…
The Why me.
Turn into Why not me..
There I was… and these two men… you could tell they were on a mission… walked by… there was enery.
A boldness about them… I asked for a dollor .
What did I have to lose and I got much more than I could ever dream…
* Acts 3:4 **And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” **5 **And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.*
One of the guys I later found out was named Peter… Like locked on to me… like he directed his graze at me….
Which was odd because most people try to avoid looking at me fore a varoy of reason… so they do have to feel bad about not giving me any thing.. because I am pitivy looking sight.. but his guy… looked at hole thooug me… as if some power from another world… wouldn’t let him do any thing else….
Then he said….these
“Look at Us” I could clearly see his partner was in this thing with him….
You could almost see invible.
Teamwork whatevery they were into they were in it together.... this John Guy.. was right there with this peter guy…..
* **Acts 3:6 But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you.*
My emotions did a rolloer coaster ride.. because he :said “look at us” I thought I was going to receive something.. then my hopes for a a warm meal that night took a noise dive as this Peter guy… said… Sliver and Gold have I none.. when you are a begger that the last person you want to meet.. someone who will look you in the eye give you a little attendtion and then find our they are broke… .
After that Line silver and Gold have I none… I was at the bottom.. than the next moment chaged everything…… Ladies and Gentlemen..
I do not have the words to tell you what a mess I was .. not just phyisall but emotionalily…
Now I … I do not know what kind of issues you are going though.. but you need to listen to what happened to Me….
This Peter guy.. Stateed Silver and Gold have I none.
But such as I have give I thee….
My hopes started to go back up the rollor coater as I thought we was going to hand me some jerky or a piece of bread.
Maybe pillow or a cloth wrap.. but he gave me none of those things… He gave me a “Name.”
He spoke a Name over my misery.
A Name of all things… who could imjagea that a Name.. could make such a differcnce…
* * *Acts 3:6 But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you.
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up*
This man said Silver and gold have I none but such as I have give I thee \\ IN the Name Of Jesus Rise Up and Walk….
All of you .. most of you alrreay know my story.. but you do not know my side of the Story… When this Peter Guy.. said…In the Name of Jesus Christ of naziceth rise up… and walk… the words in name of Jesus Christ of nazieth rise up got..to my ears before that part about getting up and walking….
You know the story about my legs getting strong…but listen before strengn came to my legs….
The words in the name of Jesus Rise up.. all kinds of other low lying areas of my would rose to their feet and started dancing before my legs ever lifted me… In the name of Jesus rise up… something snaped in my innermost… my… rise up.. it was like hungers of things on the inside of me starting rising long before my legs..
My hope started risesin.
My vision for my future started risiiing.. my view of my condtion stated rising..my additue starting arising.
My understanding for my esititionce started rising.
My change for propeity starting rising… Oh I could go on and on…literys hundreds of interal issues just started to soar…
what I am trying to tell you… is when you come in contact with that Name.. the Name of Jesus..In its power.. there will be a Lift.. an upward thrust.. things that were spiriitn downward at a rapid rate..will start to rise.. when the Name is apply…
If I were you … if you hope is weak… say the name.. if you vision for bettr future is growing dim..say the name… if you question what you exisitince on this planet is all aobut say the name.. if your addiudte is contaimated..apply the name to you addiltue…
I will testtif the Name of Jeuss.. will attack you sink holes in your inner world fill them with faith hope and love.. and eleveate everything about you.. inside and out…
In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazetine Rise up… Rise up..
Rise up.. out of your self peity.. rise up out of you “Why me.