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Garris Elkins: "I Am Removing Hobbles From Your Feet! A New Level of Freedom and Peace!"

Garris Elkins
Mar 5, 2017


March 5, 2017

"I Am Removing Hobbles From Your Feet! A New Level of Freedom and Peace!"
by Garris Elkins, Medford, OR


From the Desk of Steve Shultz:

Steve ShultzSome of my favorite articles are from those who share and reflect from their life's stories...such as this one from Garris Elkins in which he shares from his family's background.

We are coming into a new level of "freedom and peace" in the Lord and He is removing hobbles...things that restrict us:

I heard the Lord say, "I am removing hobbles from your feet. What has been restraining you will now be removed because you have come to understand My heart. You will begin to move unhindered in a new level of freedom. Peace will be your way and peace will make your way."

Enjoy this hope-filled word of peace and freedom and decree it over your life! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)

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"I Am Removing Hobbles From Your Feet! A New Level of Freedom and Peace!"
by Garris Elkins, Medford, OR



I heard the Lord say, "I am removing hobbles from your feet. What has been restraining you will now be removed because you have come to understand My heart. You will begin to move unhindered in a new level of freedom. Peace will be your way and peace will make your way."

Lessons from a Cowboy

My father was a cowboy – a real one. He moved horses across the deserts of Arizona in the 1930's. It was still like the Old West in those days. I remember my father explaining equestrian terms to me like halter, stirrup and the strange word, hobble. Dad told me there were times when he could not corral horses in the open desert but would use hobbles instead. A hobble is a strap used to restrict the range of motion of the legs of a horse so it will not travel far. This allowed a cowboy to grab some sleep at night to awake in the morning and find his horses still close by.

When the Lord spoke about removing our spiritual hobbles, I understood this to mean He has been training us to respond to His voice and to recall what we often forget when life demands our attention – a determination to stay close to Him. Once that training is complete greater freedom is granted.

Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:15, "Having shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace." Our spiritual footwear – our spiritual horseshoe – is the peace that comes from a purposeful daily connection with the Prince of Peace. We have been given the command to carry His peace into the conflicts of life. We prepare for spiritual conflict by making peace the goal of our warfare. Our battles are won by responding in the opposite spirit to the spirits of hatred, jealousy, and division.

Having Shod Your Feet with the Preparations of the Gospel of Peace

The word "shod" used in Ephesians 6 is translated to mean, "to bind under one's feet". The root of that word simply means, "under". The same word was used in Mark 6 when Jesus sent out His disciples two-by-two giving them authority over evil spirits dressed only in sandals and a tunic carrying only the bare necessities for travel. The use of the word tells us that there needs to be a cushioning layer of peace between our feet and our contact point with culture. Peace gives our message hope and disempowers the judgment that will come in times of conflict.

Peace also gives us traction in battle. Without the presence of peace, we will slip and lose our footing. The secure footing this peace provides comes when we enter battle knowing we are complete in Christ, lacking nothing. Until we understand that truth we will remain hobbled in human effort and never experience the full stride of the freedom God has planned.

While Paul did say we were to stand in battle array, no one fights a battle by remaining stationary. Once we are prepared, we stand in full battle attire waiting for the voice of the Commander to direct our steps. When the battle is finally engaged, swords need to be swinging and shields need to be raised. Warriors must be able to move unhindered in the field of conflict. Peace gives us that freedom.

Don't remain hobbled this year because you have not yet made the commitment to peace. Peace is not the absence of conflict. In fact, peace can produce conflict, but that conflict is the result of a choice made by those who reject its promise. God removes the hobbles when He can trust someone to leave behind hoof prints of love in the soil of culture as evidence that a Spirit-directed stampede of peace has taken place.

Give God permission to do this work of peace in your life and you will run with a newfound freedom through the fields of culture.

"Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." Colossians 3:15 (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)

Garris Elkins, Author and Prophetic Minister
Prophetic Horizons

Email: info@prophetichorizons.com
Website: www.garriselkins.com

Garris Elkins and his wife, Jan, are a spiritual father and mother to many, both in the United States and abroad. Garris' ministry, Prophetic Horizons, is a ministry of teaching, writing, and prophecy committed to raising up a prophetic generation to speak to the cultures of our world with the empowered voice of Heaven. Garris and Jan live in southern Oregon.

Garris Elkins' Itinerary:

March 10, 2017
Pearls of Hope Conference
Ashland Hills Hotel
Ashland, Oregon
Contact: pearlsofhopeconference.com

April 21-22, 2017
Northwest Reformation Summit
Jesus Pursuit Church
2110 Santiam Hwy
Albany, OR 97321

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