Set Free From Captivity


“Our Mouths Were Filled with Laughter, Our Tongues with Songs of Joy,”   Psalm 126:2.

Throughout the Old Testament, we read about the Israelite’s going in and out of captivity.  In the book of Exodus, when Pharaoh held the Israelite’s in captivity and refused to let God’s people go as Moses commanded, the LORD sent plagues upon Pharaoh and all of Egypt.

Then Pharaoh ordered the taskmasters to increase the Israelite’s labor by forcing them to make bricks without straw.  In Exodus chapter six, the LORD told Moses that He would bring them out because He had a covenant with them.  The book of Hebrews says that we have a better covenant established on better promises through Jesus Christ.

The book of Psalms speaks about how the Israelite’s rejoiced after their return from the exile. In the days of Nehemiah, when they came back from Persia at the decree of Ezra, they were rejoicing when they realized that they were able to go back and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.  They were so filled with joy that they described it as a dream.  They said: “Our Mouths Were Filled with Laughter, Our Tongues with Songs of Joy.”

In this year of Jubilee, the Holy Spirit is bringing restoration and joy back to His people.

There is a great time of rejoicing coming to those of you who have been going through difficult times.  We have all been held captive to something in our lives, and the enemy is trying to enslave us and recapture us once again through sickness, financial problems, family issues and other afflictions but we are about to experience freedom in a new way..

The LORD says,

“The time of weeping is coming to an end, and a time of rejoicing will begin.  For those of you who have been burdened for so long, your mouths will surely be filled with laughter, and your tongues with songs of joy.

I AM about to release you from the weights and the cares that have been weighing you down.

I AM releasing you from the hardships that you have encountered.  You will learn how to make the adversity drive you deeper into your purpose and destiny rather than bring you into despair.

Don’t allow discouraging thoughts to imprison you any longer, but allow Me to turn everything around for good.  You have not been created to carry burdens but I have created you to be a carrier of My glory.

I AM rebuilding the walls that have been torn down by the enemy.  Those things that have been demolished in your life will be rebuilt and restored.  I will remove the heavy burdens and break the shackles that have held you captive.

The strongholds that have held you prisoner are coming off.

I AM releasing the prisoners of war, and returning them home once again.  I will heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free.

As you continue to press in and stand on My word even through difficult times, you will soon encounter this time of rejoicing.  I will release you from the hurtful memories from the past that brought pain and sorrow.  I will set you free from the things that war against your soul that brought fear and confusion.

This is a time of refreshing to those of you who have been weary.  Don’t allow anything to restrain you from this joy set before you.  Don’t allow anything to hinder you from receiving all that is available to you.

Allow Me to fill you with this joy and peace and bring comfort to your soul.  I will give you beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning so that you will begin to walk in victory,”

says the LORD.

“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever,”   Psalm 30:11-12.

“When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing.  Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”  The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad. Bring back our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the South.  Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.  He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him,”   Psalms 126:1-6.

“I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity.  I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile,”   Jeremiah 29:14.


Blessings in Christ Jesus,
~ Elaine

Staten Island, NY

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