Freedom In His Name ...


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,
- Isaiah 61:1

Jesus came to set the captives free! I know this not just because this verse says so but because I was once a captive and I have been set free by Christ. Prior to accepting Jesus into my life I experienced heavy darkness. I tried to commit suicide various times, I was a self-injurer, I remember nights when I was so overcome by fear that I couldn't go to sleep. I would just lay in bed paralyzed. I know darkness very well & I know how tormenting it can be in someones life. I also know something better, I know freedom. Jesus set me free and I will not pretend like it was easy but I will proclaim it is SO very possible & available to you! Beloved, I do not know what it is you are battling. Maybe you too lay awake in bed at night paralyzed literally by fear. Perhaps you cut yourself, burn yourself or pull our your hair to cope with pain, it is too much for you to bare. You might even be thinking about killing yourself at this very moment, you doubt you have purpose. I am here to speak freedom to you. As someone who suffered under the power of darkness majority of my life. The same freedom I have come to know and live through is available to you!!! Jesus came to set YOU free. Jesus came to bind YOUR broken heart. Jesus came to release YOU from darkness (what torments you). Jesus came to give YOU the good news!!!


And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
- Colossians 2:15

The enemy has been defeated!!! When Jesus died on the cross the powers and authorities of darkness were disarmed. Noticed I said were because it happened already! Suicide has been disarmed, cutting has been disarmed, fear has been disarmed! You might feel like these things have power over but they are like a dog with a loud bark and no bite! I wish I had a magic 30 day prescription but I don't. I will however share with you what I did. I cried out to God with all of my heart and I clung to Him. I clung to His truth, I called out His name. There is power in the name!

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11

Jesus' name is above the name of suicide. Suicide MUST bow down to the name of Jesus.
Jesus' name is above the name of self-injury. Self-injury MUST bow down to the name of Jesus.
Jesus' name is above the name of fear. Fear MUST bow down to the name of Jesus.
Jesus' name is above EVERY name on earth
God has given you authority as His child.
Beloved, take the first step, SPEAK HIS NAME. 

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Maybe you don't even know Jesus. Maybe you have heard a lot about Him but do not exactly understand who He is. In short Jesus is the son of God who came to the earth in bodily form to die for you and me. He was without sin yet took on the sin of the world so that we can be close to God again because sin separates us from God. He died so that you can  be free. All you have to do is confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord. A simple prayer like 'Jesus I might not know everything about you but I believe you can save me and I want you to come into my heart. Save me. Be Lord over my life. Thank you for your sacrifice. In Your Name, Amen'. If you've prayed this prayer I'm not sure if you've ever been celebrated but Heaven is celebrating you RIGHT now God is so happy that you finally let Him in! Email me I'd love to share some more info with you and help you find a local church!!! (chantal@bevirtue.com)

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*Please open up to someone close to you. This type of battle should not be endured alone you NEED community. Tell a parent, or trusted family member, maybe a close friend, church member, SOMEBODY. God does not want you isolated during this time. If you are in the NYC area please email me (chantal@bevirtue). I would love to connect with you and support you during this rough time.

My prayer for you is simple yet powerful. I pray that you would be FREE in the name of Jesus.