“Free yourself” (Isa 52:2). This is a determined decision we must consciously make (to be free of the bondages of sin) and apply ourselves to bring it about. God will not bring release without our participation, yet neither can we effectively bring change by our own effort, it involves co-operation with Him – “The Lord worked with them…” (Mk 16:20). He limits Himself to our involvement; we must come to the miracle worker (Mk 5:25-29). He does what we can’t do, but won’t do what we can do (Jn 11:43,44).

Jesus said, “I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Mt 16:19, 18:18). We are to decree and declare the Word of God into situations to reveal his involvement.

See also: binding and loosing, bondage, bound, deliverance, freedom, liberty.