Many around us suffer from depression so much that it is a state of emergency in many countries including ours. The ADAA facts and statistics asses that 15 million Americans over the age of 18 combat depression. The root of all sickness even that of the mind comes from the devil. For the Bible declares that “he (the devil) is a …thief that has come to steal and to kill and to destroy,” John 10:10. However Jesus declares in the same verse “I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” Depression comes to rob you of your time, life, and relationships.
Jesus is the cure for anything you are going through this includes depression.
Please watch this quick testimony of how Jesus set Christina free from depression. Below we have added notes so that you can take authority over depression and live a life of freedom.
Here are a segment of notes from Pastor Kevin’s message called “Break the curse”
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Here are some steps directly from the Bible that we can take to begin to have authority over depression:
- We are to humble ourselves through acceptance – Simply recognizing and receiving all that Christ has given you, and letting God come first in your life, some of us may need to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, or we need to repent and rededicate our lives solely to His purpose again. Whatever it may be make sure that He is first.
- We resist the Devil- We do this by saying “No” to depression and using the name of Jesus. The Bible declares that when we use the name of Jesus we have an authority over evil spirits and diseases.
- The Devil will flee from you – We walk in freedom. No longer speaking and living under depression but in the blessing. You see as long as you do the first 2 things God has the rest. We put Him first and use the authority He has given us through the name of Jesus, and the Devil has only one option and that is to run as far away from you as possible.
Please confess the following over your life say this out loud:
Jesus, I humble myself before you and I accept all that you have done for me. I declare that you take lordship over my life. There is no room for any other thing to have lordship over me. In the name of Jesus, I command depression and anxiety to leave. I am free from having a sad spirit, so I take up Gods joy. I laugh now as my heart is filled with joy.
Now put your hands on your belly and begin to let the joy of the Lord release from the inside. Laugh out loud and see how Gods joy overtakes depression. Praise God for your freedom has come!