There is power in the Name of Jesus// There is power in the Name of Jesus// There is power in the Name of Jesus// To break every chain// Break every chain// Break every chain

These words have been the tune of my life recently. Random occurrences bring them up and this tone deaf voice starts to sing. I wish I could make sense of it all, the way the melody finds its way off of my tongue or the way my brain remembers the exact words each time. And as I think on the tune of the melody, the way the words are strung so beautifully together, my heart can’t escape the very real truth that brings me to a place of total abandon.

Every chain is broken in the Name of Jesus. 

And it is not just a name, but The Name. The Name that brings life and freedom with a whisper. The Name that raised this life from its grave. The Name that is just as real and alive today as it was from beginning of earth.

Jesus. The Name. The Only. The One.

How many times I’ve wanted to see His face, touch His hands, feel His tangible Presence beside me as I’ve prayed through my chains. My arms want to raise high, hoping to touch Heaven, but the chains of inadequacy, sin, confusion pull me back down. And chains will do that. Chains will always bring us back to sinful ground.

Just like that heartache did last fall. Or the debt did two years ago. Or the abuse did last night.

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.” John 3:16-18 MSG

But Grace has it that there’s another way. A way of freedom and second chances (and third and fourth and fiftieth). Grace has it that there was a Man and a King and a God that came to break chains. And He didn’t just break them once, dear friend. He broke them forever. 

So while we could dwell on the rusty chains that have entangled us for so long, I’d rather us direct our attention to the Chain Breaker. The Freedom Giver. The Captive Healer.

Every chain is broken

There is One that longs for you. There is One that died for you. And you may have heard this story a million times or it may be for the first time, but this earth can never hear the words enough. You are loved by Jesus. My gracious, how He adores you.

You are not too far gone or too off track or too confused or misplaced. You are, right now, in the perfect position to be loved. And doesn’t that just take your breath away? That it doesn’t matter if you’re in a pent house or the penitentiary, if you’re muslim or atheist, if you’re broken or healed, if you’re a friend or a foe, here’s hardcore truth: the God of the Living and the Dead loves you and wants to rescue you. How does that feel? How does that sound?

Monumental? It should. Epic? You bet. Life changing? I hope.

Because there is a key for your chain and His Name is Jesus. And He won’t break your chain in anger for where you’ve been or what you’ve done. He will break your chain with the most extravagant love you’ve ever felt. He will kneel beside and scoop you. He will stoop low and cradle you. He will simply love you. 

And Grace has it that one day He will come back for His people. And He will take those of us that call Him Savior home to be with Him forever. Forever we will be chain free because He took our place on that cross and rose from the grave. The cross and grave that should have been ours. But Grace has it that He took our place. 

Let that sink in until it overwhelms. We were meant for death because of our sin. But Jesus.

But Jesus broke chains. 

So my prayer, my desperate heart prayer is that today would be the day you ask for your chains to be broken. And you won’t reach for a self-help book or scroll through Facebook to find the answer you’ve been looking for because you won’t find it. The void, the longing, the hope you’ve sought is this:

“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9

Not you might be saved. Or you could be saved. Or He’ll get back to you if you’re worth saving. You WILL be saved. He has already declared you are worth saving. You are worth loving. You were worth dying for.

Let today be the day. You’re done running. You’re done hiding. You’re done pretending. Let this prayer be yours and Heaven be your eternal destination. Let the love of Jesus wash over you and your sins be thrown to the furthest corners of the earth. Give in, let go, cease striving. Hold out those chains and speak The Name above all names. Today is the day and I think we both know it.

Today is the day of freedom for you. 

Jesus, I need You. I come to You today asking for forgiveness of my sins. I acknowledge that You are my Lord and Savior. I believe that You are God, that You died for me on the cross and You rose from the grave defeating sin forever. I believe in You, Jesus, and I ask that You would come into my heart and be the Lord of my life. Break my chains! I long for freedom! I love You. Amen. 

Was today the day for you? Did you pray for your chains to be broken? Send us an email or comment below to share with us! We want to celebrate with you! God is so good and He truly does redeem all things. The decision to walk with Him is the best decision you will ever make!

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