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let Israel say; “they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me. Psalm 129:1b-2 NIV

Adam: Abba, why do others inflict pain by exerting control, power, dominance, and even physical strength over me? 

Father God: Dominion is part of your DNA when you were created. I gave you authority to rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air. Sin corrupted the exercise of ruling which gives life, joy and happiness. 

Father God: Many think stewarding should include force of will instead of serving others, dominating power over guiding influence, controlling options over providing opportunities and slavery over gainful employment. When you feel pushed down, held down, and heaviness upon your chest, you are experiencing the stress of sinful ruling in action.

Father God: The Year of Jubilee was partly established to break the yoke of bondage from one generation to the next. When My Son came to earth, He established a spiritual Year of Jubilee available for now. The bondages of sin perpetuated by the actions of others to and over you are BROKEN through and by My Son in your life. 

Father God: He is your victory. Through Him, the order for holy and loving interaction with one another is present. You can forgive, you can serve with joy, you can love and be loved. You can bless with your mouth and your heart. You can long for good for others who do not deserve it. You can see the blue skies above the cloudy days. You can endure what seems impossible for I will be with you and help you.

Adam: How? How do I enter into what you have freely given for me? When others speak evil of me, tell lies about me, treat me with disgust, how will I have the strength to endure? It is so hard, I want to give up.

Father God: Do not confuse the fulfillment of My promises in your life with smooth sailing. Effort on your part is still needed to walk through the doors which I open. The waves were still tempestuous when I gave Peter the ability to walk on the waters. I give strength. I build your faith to believe in taking the next step. My light will always shine in the darkness of the moment, revealing your way forward.

Father God: When you walk through the waters, I will be there. Together we will share the victory. You will not be overcome. Your enemy will not prevail over you. I give you the strength of My Spirit who is not of this world. He outlasts and overcomes any plan of the enemy. All provision for your journey has been secured through My Son.

Father God: Your weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning. Your life is in My hand. Listen to Me and follow My voice.  I love you.

Whispers from your Father, God