Prophetic minister Kathy DeGraw has a passion for helping people understand their true freedom in Christ and receive complete deliverance. She knows most believers live in self-condemnation, guilt and shame.
But, she says on the Prophetic Spiritual Warfare podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network, "My Bible says, 'There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.' ... you need to believe it so you can receive it: You are in Christ," DeGraw explains. "And friends, that alone is going to help you get free and stay free, and break off those shackles and chains, because knowing who you are in Christ is going to break off those mindsets of guilt, blame, shame, condemnation and regret."
DeGraw tells listeners that although it's difficult to watch, she loves the movie The Passion of the Christ. "I like the courtyard scene where Jesus is at the whipping post. His hands are cocked to the post. And He sees John and Mary and Mary walk in the courtyard, and He gets back up on His feet to take more beatings.
"He was kneeled down over that post, and He sees them. And out of love and knowing what He has to do—the atoning work of the cross—He got up and took more beatings when he saw them," she says. "I hate that my Savior had to go through it. But I look at that, and it's like, "Christ took it for me. The hope of glory took it for me so I don't have to carry it.'
"And friends, when we're carrying unforgiveness towards ourselves and others, then we're saying what Christ did in that courtyard isn't any good. ... I don't want to say that. I want to know that what He did was good enough for me; it was more than good enough for me," DeGraw says. "And it's more than good enough for you, but we don't receive it. And then because we don't receive that we can't receive our breakthrough, friends. We can't take off those shackles and chains."
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