A PATH TO FREEDOM
This website is a study of what the Bible actually says about a number of topics, most of which are related to what happens if we do what the Bible says or don’t do what the Bible says. Remember that Your word is truth. (John 17:17b) and also then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32) Since whatever the Bible says is the truth, we will be studying many scriptures.
I am assuming that you are saved. If you are not, please study the "Salvation" topic carefully and pray the prayer at the end. That is the first step toward freedom. We cannot be good enough or do enough good deeds to earn our way into heaven. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) Nobody has lived a perfect life except Jesus, so He had to be the sacrifice and take the punishment for our sins. Even when we are saved, we are still instructed to work out your salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. (Philippians 2:12-13) And we must also be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2) So even after we are saved, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in our lives.
The Bible also says my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6a) and do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (II Timothy 2:15) We are specifically instructed not (to give place to the devil) or give the devil a foothold. (Ephesians 4:27) But that is exactly what we do if we have not done what the Bible says to do. If we are to fulfill our destiny, we need to get as much freedom as we can.
I am not suggesting that we can understand all that happens to us in our lives, because His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9) However, we can avoid a lot of physical and emotional pain by doing what the Bible says to do.
I have tried to write the material so that you can understand the concepts and be able to use these topics and prayers, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to attain freedom from your past. Having someone to help you in this is quite helpful in some of the concepts, especially toward the end of the study, but most of this you can do yourself. You just need to be honest with yourself and God, and determine to be free by doing what you need to do. As in all cases where you need to hear from the Holy Spirit, prepare by getting better connected in the Spirit first. You may repent for any sins, praise and worship the Lord, sing songs, listen to music, etc.
You may be aware of some or even most of this material, but there are principles that you probably do not know that are very important. We can have problems in our lives now and not understand why the problems are there, even though we know that we are saved. There are many possibilities. I have tried to indicate the main places where we need to look.
As you go through these topics, carefully read what is written and ask the Holy Spirit how you are in bondage in that area. Pray the prayer as many times as needed, using your authority, modifying it to your situation, so that the enemy’s hold will be released in that particular area. As you go over the prayers, mean what you are saying. The more you read the scriptures out loud and say the prayers, the more effective this study will be.
The Holy Spirit really needs to help us in doing this, and having a friend or counselor who is sensitive to the Spirit and willing to help us is very valuable. In many cases we are blinded as to how these topics apply to us, and the Holy Spirit needs to show us their relevance in our lives, but most of this material applies to everybody in some way. It may take a while, but keep working at it to get more and more freedom.
Most of the scriptures given are from the New International Version (NIV), but there are some exceptions. (Sometimes I also insert a phrase from a different translation for clarity, putting it in parentheses.) Quotes from the Bible are in regular type and my comments are in italics so that you may distinguish between the two more easily. I have listed the scripture reference for each scripture.
I pray that this website will help you in your quest for freedom.