What is Spiritual Oppression?
When _________________ uses his power against you.
Have you ever been really ____________ on yourself? “For [the devil] stood before our God and accused our brothers and sisters day and night…” Re 12:10 (GNT)
Have you ever been ____________ to God’s word? “The seeds on the road are those who hear the Word, but no sooner do they hear it than the Devil snatches it from them so they won’t believe and be saved.” Lk 8:12 (The Message)
Have you ever been sick as a result of __________________? “A woman there had an evil spirit that had made her ill for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not straighten up at all.” Lk 13:11 (GNT)
Have you ever been ___________________ to disobey God? The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Mt 4:3
How to Experience Spiritual Freedom
1. _______________________ what Jesus paid for you.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mk 10:45
“For you know that God paid a ransom to save you…And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.” 1 Pe 1:18-19 (NLT)
2. ______________________ what Jesus paid for you.
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” Ro 8:1-2
3. _______________________what Jesus paid for you.
“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.” Jas 4:7-8
What is Physical Oppression?
When people in power abuse the ___________ and __________________.
God _______________ His followers who do not care for the poor
“At that time I will put you on trial. I am eager to witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear me,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” Mal 3:5 (NLT)
How Does God Care for the Poor?
Through the obedience of His _________________.
“No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.” Is 58:6-7 (NLT)
The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “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, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Lk 4:17-19