Living in the past is OVERRATED
Come up higher says the Spirit of God!

Chelsea Hagen

 

The Lord recently revealed to me a picture of an altar at which many of His children were bowing down. They were worshipping what appeared to be dead carcasses and were glorifying and paying homage to an idol. Upon closer inspection, there was a name inscribed upon the idol and it was called ‘THE PAST.’ The Lord impressed upon me that the people in the vision had spent many tiresome hours, months and even years worshipping at these altars of past regret.

I heard the Spirit of God say that many of His children are CHOOSING to be PRISONERS OF YESTERDAY. They are literally in lockdown; trapped in dark prisons of pain, prisons of bitterness, prisons of anger, prisons of guilt, prisons of shame, prisons of grief, and prisons of rejection. They are shackled by anxiety and depression, caught up in chains of regret, and bound by their unforgiving hearts.

Long gone are the situations and circumstances that have caused their pain and confinement yet they remain prisoners to the past IN THEIR MINDS. They are CHOOSING to be imprisoned and to remain captives despite the fact that JESUS HAS ALREADY SET THEM FREE!!!

I hear God shouting, “YOU HAVE BEEN BOUND FOR FAR TOO LONG!!! You are missing out on the glory of this present time and are being robbed of the joy and peace by the enemy’s relentless rehearsal of past regrets, mistakes and failures.”

Compelled by His great love for us, God wants to bring a fierce reminder: “YOU ARE NOT THE PRODUCT OF YOUR PAST!!!”

He would say to us that although we can’t go back and change one iota of yesterday, we CAN make a decision TODAY to look towards a GLORIOUS FUTURE IN HIM!!!

God doesn’t want us to waste another second living in the pain and torment of the past. He doesn’t want us to be chained ANYMORE!!! He doesn’t want us to wallow in the mire of defeat and despair but rather to wear the victor’s crown!!!

God DECLARES over us today, “THE PRISON DOORS HAVE ALREADY BEEN OPENED!!! YOU ARE FREE TO LEAVE THE PRISON ANYTIME YOU CHOOSE!!!” WHO THE SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED!!!”[John 8:36]

FORGIVENESS is a critical key that allows us to walk in this FREEDOM. There is GOOD NEWS!!! WE can CHOOSE to forgive!!! We can CHOOSE to BE FREE TODAY!!

With JESUS we do not need to be bound one second longer to the chains of the past. God has forgotten our past. He has washed it whiter than snow, so why should we live in it any longer???

Father God is roaring over us today, “YES SONS AND DAUGHTERS YOU ARE FREE!!!! I HAVE SEPARATED YOU FROM YOUR PAST!!! THE OLD IS DEAD AND BURIED AND THE NEW HAS COME!!! THOSE THINGS OF THE PAST ARE NO LONGER YOUR IDENTITY!!! YES THE POWER OF THE CROSS WAS AND IS ENOUGH TO PAY FOR IT ALL!!! YOU ARE FREE TO GO!!! BELIEVE IT NOW!!!”

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” [2Co 5:17] 

I hear the Lord say, “RISE UP my fair ones and come and see who you really are in me; it’s time to magnify who I have called you to be. I will tell you WHO YOU ARE and WHO I HAVE MADE YOU TO BE…

Come my children and taste the FREEDOM of the KINGDOM of HEAVEN…where fear and anxiety is non-existent; where there are no shadows of darkness, loneliness, despair or torment; but only the brilliance of His glorious light infiltrating every part of your being… come and drink from the fountains of perpetual joy with your King of Kings.

Come and feast at the table of an abundant, free life. Come and KNOW the great FREEDOM of dancing without shackles, heaviness or pain!!!

God would say to us today, “MY BELOVED I HAVE CALLED YOU ROYALTY!!! WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO TRADE YOUR PLACE OF ROYALTY FOR RAGS???”

“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”[Rev 1:6]

We must ACTIVELY choose to divorce and wipe our hands of our past ONCE AND FOR ALL!!! I hear God declaring, “TODAY IS A NEW DAY; A CLEAN SLATE UPON WHICH YOU GET TO PAINT A NEW PICTURE TOGETHER WITH ME!!! I hear Him beckoning with an invitation, “TAKE MY HAND AND COME ON AN ADVENTURE INTO YOUR GLORIOUS FUTURE; A FUTURE BRIMMING WITH HOPE AND OVERFLOWING WITH GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES.”

God wants us to declare with Him today, “GONE are the days of dwelling on things I can’t change. I CHOOSE to MOVE FORWARD in what GOD says about me!!!”

He is urging us as His children to walk ahead into the great FREEDOM that He has purchased with His blood; to run in the destiny and plans that HE has spoken over our lives.

JESUS has already paid FULL PRICE for our freedom today…but IT’S UP TO US TO CHOOSE whether or not we will walk in the FULLNESS of His true liberty.

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” [Isa 61:1]

God is decreeing over us right now, “NO MORE!!! THIS VERY HOUR YOU ARE FREE TO GO!!! The shackles and chains are GONE!!! I have flung the prison doors wide open and the captives have been SET FREE!!!”

God says, “NO MORE glorifying your past, NO MORE rehashing the past, NO MORE dredging up the past, NO MORE consuming time and energy focusing on the past, NO MORE paying homage and bowing down to yesterday!!! IT IS OVER!!! IT IS FINISHED!!! A NEW DAY has NOW dawned!!!

 
 
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