2018 The Year of Increased Growth (IG)



Forward Thinkers, America has the highest number of people in prison than any other country in the free world. People are also in captivity to debt, sickness, and depression. Forward Thinkers, many in this generation are stuck in what they call a generational curse. But, today we will resuscitate our freedom and freely move toward our full potential.

Isaiah 61:1 New International Version (NIV)

61 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,

Forward Thinkers, my assignment in ministry is to take people from any form of captivity {spiritual, mental, financial, emotion, sexual, or chemical} and preach the Word of God in a way they will be set Free. But, freedom is not free!!! A price must be paid to be set free and you must be willing to continue paying the cost to stay free.

The enemy desires to kill, steal, and destroy your freedom. His goal is not to kill you physically but to kill your freedom (the ability to move forward) resulting in your living as his slave.

2 Corinthians 3:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom and liberty.

Look at verse 15: people are wearing masks and veils

Forward Thinkers, people wear masks to hide from the truth not realizing you can only be set free through the truth.

We live in a make-believe world where people spend more time pretending than actually releasing their faith to progress. Freedom is not looking free; freedom is being free.

People are starving for any kind of attention not realizing they are being enslaved by their attention-driven spirit.

Forward Thinkers, unfortunately, this mindset sits in pews, sings in the choir, serves in the church, and even preaches in the pulpit on Sunday.

If there should be a place where people can actually be free it should be the church. The house of the Lord, the place of prayer, the open heaven where grace and mercy pours down on all people should always be a place of pure and true freedom.

Satan’s Strategy To Steal Your Freedom

Guilt-(defined) verb – to make to feel guilty, esp. in order to induce them to do something (quit, give up), Satan’s biggest weapon against us

Forward Thinkers, Satan’s goal is to tear us down, make us feel dirty, and unworthy so he can rob us of our faith and confidence .

“A guilt trip is a long journey in the wrong direction” Pastor EA Deckard

Condemnation – Satan beats you up with your own stuff

Forward Thinkers, amazingly the same stuff God’s amazing grace saved us from.

Psalm 119:45 New International Version (NIV)

45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.

Forward Thinkers, we must be hungry for God’s Word because it gives us the freedom to walk free.

Opinion of Others

1) a belief or judgment that results on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty

2) a personal view, attitude, or appraisal

Truth is absolute and we must treat God’s word as absolute truth. Yes, the truth sometimes hurts but the absolute truth has healing power and is the gateway to resuscitating your freedom.

John 8:32New International Version (NIV)

32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Forward Thinkers, the word (then) is a point in time referring to the time when the truth will set you free and that time is after you obey the word of God and follow the teachings of Jesus; not the watered down version of Jesus but the revolutionary truth trafficking teachings of Jesus. Jesus came to set the captives free not to have us enslaved to church house rules and holier than thou lifestyle codes that keep us operating in the spirit of shame.

Forward Thinkers, the major question for us is who do we believe? Remember whoever you believe becomes your truth compass directing your life.

Truth is not seasonal, traditional, or conditional because truth can pass the test of time. Truth is not based on race, gender preference, political party, or generational thinking because truth is strong enough to stand on its own.

The devil is a master liar and uses lies and other liars to enslave us.

Today I desire to teach the truths of God’s word and set the house free, mind, body, and soul.

How To Resuscitate Your Freedom

1) Learn God’s Word on Forgiveness

2) Repent

3) Know You Are Forgiven By God

4) Quickly Forgive Yourself

5) If Need Be Repeat Steps Over and Over

Forward Thinkers, once we ENTER INTO A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS WE ARE READY TO walk in freedom.



Love Shows Up and Shows Out Galatians 3:13-14 New International Version (NIV)

13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

Forward Thinkers, in conclusion, we are free because the grace and mercy of God operates like a big spiritual eraser. God’s grace and mercy plus the blood of Jesus on Calvary has positioned us to be forgiven and set free. We are no longer bound to the errors of our past; therefore, lift up your head and walk in total freedom.