April 22, 2019

The Name of God Offers Liberation

“The breaker goes up before them; They break out, pass through the gate and go out by it. So their king goes on before them, And the Lord at their head.” Micah 2:13 


The prophecy in Micah 2 includes a promise that the Lord will regather and bless the nation of Israel. This chapter depicts Christ in the Millennium, leading His chosen people as their Shepherd King. Verse 13 uses a name found only once in Scripture – the Breaker. Just as a shepherd clears the path for his sheep, the Lord Jesus will break open the way for Israel. While this prophecy is literal, it’s also a glorious picture of how the name of God offers liberation to all who believe on Jesus. 


As “the One Who breaks open the way,” Christ leads believers out of sin’s bondage. Our Good Shepherd doesn’t push us into freedom. He leads us through the only way out. In John 10:9 Jesus says, “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” 


On the Cross, Jesus not only paid the penalty for our sin, He broke sin’s curse and its power over us. As our curse Breaker, Jesus conquered death and Hell itself. Which is why the Bible says, “And the gates of hell shall not prevail against us.” We are no longer under sin’s authority because Jesus breaks us free! Our risen and victorious King leads us from the prison of sin’s condemnation. Romans 6:14 promises, “For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” 


Have you found liberation in His name? There is no sin too great for the Breaker. His blood can break you free from the penalty and power of sin. He breaks the chains of unforgiveness, bitterness, anger, and addiction. He has broken down the doors of condemnation and became the Door of salvation.  


If you’re a believer, then Jesus is your liberator. You have moved from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. So, don’t live as if you’re powerless against sin. Jesus has broken those chains and set you free. Our Shepherd King goes before us, removing the obstacles to His presence, where we find peaceful pastures.