Breaking the Chains: A New Series on Overcoming Spiritual Bondage

by Katy Kauffman

Our spiritual enemies abound. The great enemy of our souls—Satan—seeks to bring us into spiritual bondage. He can’t take away our salvation, so he wants to make our daily lives with God miserable, joy-less, and ineffective. We can’t let him. Too many adventures await us with God. Too many people need to know His love and truth. Too much is at stake.

Not only do we have enemies without, but we have enemies within. Regrets, haunting memories, emotional turmoil, and the flesh. Yet in Christ, we can be more than conquerors (Romans 8:37). But what does that look like?

Today I am starting a new series on my blog called “Breaking the Chains.” With weekly posts from now through May 17th, this series by me and guest writers will explore how common types of bondage begin, how they affect our lives, and strategies of how to overcome them. We will search God’s Word for ways to win the victory over such foes as fear and worry, anger and unforgiveness, enslaving thoughts and negative emotions. We will develop real answers for real life struggles.

Do you need freedom today? Many forms of bondage lie underneath the surface. Sometimes only God and those closest to us know that we’re struggling for freedom. My prayer is that this series offers life-changing, chain-breaking strategies to win the victory in our Christian lives. God doesn’t want our souls to be in bondage. Jesus died to break sin’s power over us, and the power that raised Jesus from the dead is made available to each child of God. Depend on your heavenly Father to fight your spiritual battles and to break free from enslaving spiritual enemies. Victory is ours because of Who we belong to. Victory is ours if we’re willing to depend on God and do what’s needed to break the chains.

What types of spiritual bondage do you think are common among Christians? Please share your thoughts in the comments. And one more thing. What are our allies in breaking the spiritual chains that keep us captive?

 

© Copyright 2016 by Katy Kauffman

 

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Comments (8)

  • anon

    God is our greatest ally in helping us break the chains

    Feb 09, 2016
  • anon

    Amen! Thank you, Andrea.
     

    Feb 09, 2016
  • anon

    There's no freedom like the freedom we have access to in and through the power of Jesus Christ. Thank you for beginning this series. May God break many chains of spiritual bondage as a result of this study.
     

    Feb 09, 2016
  • anon

    Thank you, Melanie, for your comments, and the freedom we have in Christ is incredible! The potential for freedom is always there, but sometimes it can take some effort to say no to bondage or hurtful practices that we can get trapped in. And it always takes dependence on God. I'm so grateful for the freedoms God has brought in my life. I am excited to see how God blesses this series and to hear what the guest writers will say. Thanks for the encouragement! 
     

    Feb 09, 2016
  • anon

    I struggle with spiritual bondage and I know that I am free. For me, it is about watching my thoughts!

    Feb 09, 2016
  • anon

    Christia, I have to watch my thoughts too. It seems like many struggles begin there, if not all of them. In Christ we have freedom from the power and penalty of sin, but we can give in to spiritual bondage. It's something I find that God leads me to write about, and I need the principles. :)  I hope you check back with this series and share your thoughts on the topics. Thank you for commenting today!
     

    Feb 09, 2016
  • anon

    I know God is all powerful and can help me overcome negative words spoken against my life, destiny and future. Nice series

    Feb 09, 2016
  • anon

    Hello, Pauline, thank you for your comment. Negative words can hurt, I know. I pray that you cling to God's promises in Scripture, and those words drown out negative ones that you hear. God bless you and keep you.
     

    Feb 09, 2016

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