Let This Be Your Declaration.
“From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brand-marks of Jesus.” - Galatians 6:17
The word “brand” is defined as, a mark made by burning or otherwise to indicate kind, grade, make, ownership.
The word “make” is defined as a visible impression or trace on something.
Jesus has made his “mark” on YOU.When you gave your life to Him an eternal branding was placed upon your being. That “brand” says ‘I belong to Jesus’. Therefore, do not let others tempt you, break you down, or lead you astray. Your strength and confidence is found through Jesus Christ.
The word “trouble” means to disturb the mental calm and contentment of; worry; distress; agitate.
When others ‘get under your skin’ its a natural reaction to become troubled. Yet the Word tells us to pay no attention to our immediate reaction. “For you were called to freedom, brethen; only do not turn your freedom into opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13
God gave His ONLY son so we could be free! Not only from sin but from the troubles that this earth brings us. Do not give your flesh the opportunity to react but give your spirit the chance to GROW through action. By loving and forgiving those who have given you grief you are building up your spirit and breaking down your flesh.
When you belong to Jesus, NOTHING is impossible for you. He gives you the power to work through the spirit in the troubling situations. Instead of REacting, we must ACT. Its like the phrase ‘think before you speak’. Act BEFORE you react! For when you have the brand-marks of Jesus, that simply means your life is protected through Him. Although troubles may come from people they ultimately come through Satan. Do not give the enemy that advantage over you! Intead, act out in the spirit and the Lord will give you peace and rest. You will have victory over those that attack your emotions. Most importantly a victory within yourself.
God wants you to rest in Him and to give Him all that troubles you. When you allow His “brand-marks” to truly take ownership, it is then you will have the ability to focus on Him and not the troubles.
Don’t give others or the enemy the power to lower your trust in Jesus. “So that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.” 2 Corinthians 2:11
Let God handle your burdens, troubles, and transgressors. “It was for freedom that Christ set us free. Therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
You are free in the name of Christ Jesus! You are branded His! Your troubles are no more. Live in the security of the ownership of Christ.
Truth Written By: Nikki Michelle
Your love has given me life. You grace has given me freedom. Your name has broken my chains. I cannot put into words how much You have done for me. It is just too great for the human mind to comprehend but with You in my heart all my doubts are answered. When I was far from You, it was then that You were whispering sweet words of promise. You hold my future and with that I should always be at peace. You promise to guide me and to forgive me… To be honest that is all I need. YOU are all that I need. You sustain me. In the midst of hardships You are my ultimate cheerleader, for You always believe in me. You reassure me of the sweet promises from before as I draw near to You. God, You have my full attention. Take my life, do Your work. When I’m ready, I know I will receive Your sweet promises. Give me the strength to take the necessary steps of faith to prove to You I am all in. I trust You in all I do. Thank you Father for Your unfailing, unconditional, undeserving LOVE. It is in You that I am complete, no matter the circumstance.
With Much Love,