Freedom in the Fire

Our freedom is contingent upon who is LORD over our circumstances!

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Did you know you can live in freedom while walking through the fire? When it looks like things are falling apart around you and you’re getting hit on every side, you can walk in the freedom Jesus sacrificed His life for!

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 NIV

We can become a slave to bondage, our emotions, and our pain, and allow the fire to swallow us, or we can enter Christ’s freedom provided through our salvation.

Many times I have walked through fire, and in the midst of it realized I was allowing it to overtake me! I had to take the fire escape ladder out and enter freedom through faith and trust in our God. The fire didn’t stop, however, I learned to breathe in His fresh air, not allowing myself to get suffocated by the smoke and fumes.

Freedom isn’t contingent upon your circumstances changing. Freedom is always available and it is activated through your faith. Faith requires action, not perfection. Faith is a choice. Faith brings hope and manifests a new reality.

“Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.” Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭TPT‬‬

As I was studying scriptures on freedom, I came across this scripture translation and it gave me a new perspective and picture of receiving freedom in the fire.

“Now, the “Lord” I’m referring to is the Holy Spirit, and wherever he is Lord, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Our freedom is contingent upon who is LORD over our circumstances! If we allow the enemy and lies to be lord over our finances, we will be yoked to bondage, fear, and a poverty mindset. If we allow Holy Spirit to be Lord over our finances, whether our bank account is plentiful or in the negative, we can experience freedom, peace, hope, expectation, and God’s goodness. Your mental and emotional state are evidence of who is Lord in a particular area of your life.

So today, I invite you, along with me, to evaluate where you are allowing Holy Spirit to be Lord and where you may not be. What fruit mentally and emotionally are you experiencing? I encourage you to kick the enemy out of the places you have allowed him to rule and reign. How!? Take authority, come out of agreement with mindsets, arm yourself in the word, prayer, and faith, and declare Heaven’s reality!

Let’s shift into FREEDOM together!



This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Take Courage Ministries

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About the Author

Diane Anil is the founder of the global ministry Take Courage, where she primarily serves her community through a thriving online platform. Diane is also the founder of Take Courage Consulting and Coaching, where she serves her clients as a prophetic coach for their business, personal and spiritual needs. She is an ordained minister, holds certificate completion within two ministry schools, obtained a bachelor's degree in Communications and Human Resource Development from Oakland University, along with a certification in Counseling through Concordia University. Diane is the host of "An Invitation into The Father's Heart," a prophetic YouTube Channel where she invites others to experience a deeper connection with God. Diane is a pioneer, modern-day prophet, speaker, and writer. She has a passion for global missions, a heart for the nations, and has ministered in various capacities throughout Africa and India over the years. Her heart is to encourage the body of Christ to dive into greater intimacy with God by prophetically sharing the heart of God and the revelation she receives. Diane currently resides in Michigan with her husband, son, daughter, and baby on the way!