THE FIVE KEYS
In an Unbound ministry session, we help people to make five crucial responses that release the power of the gospel into their hearts. We call these responses the Five Keys. Each key helps you to access God’s grace and unlock the door to freedom.
Repentance and Faith
Repentance and faith is a change of mind that results in a changed life. Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:15). Repentance involves turning from sin by expressing sorrow, asking for God’s forgiveness, and surrendering to His mercy and His reign. Faith is expressing confidence in God and in His Word. Repentance and faith enables you to enter a new way of life in God’s kingdom.
Freedom is found in forgiveness. If you want to be like Jesus, you need to forgive others from the heart. The cross of Jesus reveals to us the greatness of God’s love: “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8). The power of the cross is the power of God’s forgiveness. You can receive the fullness of God’s forgiveness when you allow it to flow through us to others. When you forgive by faith, the chains of resentment and bitterness can no longer hold you.
Renunciation is like saying, “I’m done with that!” It means you are taking your life back, and you make no place for sin, deception, or the power of darkness. Paul wrote, “We have renounced secret and shameful ways, we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God” (2 Corinthians 4:2). Many Christians begin renewing the vows of their baptism by saying, “I renounce Satan and all his works and all his empty promises.” Renunciation is a declaration that you no longer agree with the lies that have been buried in your heart. When you specifically renounce our enemies and their deceptions in the name of Jesus, you gain victory over them.
Every child of God carries the authority of the Father in the name of Jesus. In Luke 1:71, we learn that in Christ, you have “salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us.” You do have enemies that have sought to rob you of your freedom. In the authority of Jesus, you can take our stand against them through repentance, forgiveness, and renunciation. Then the leader will declare victory by saying, “In the name of Jesus Christ, I command every spirit that (your name) has renounced to leave me right now.” The command is an expression of faith that the enemy’s power has been broken in our lives.
God wants to speak into our lives and reveal that He is our Father. He wants to affirm our identity, purpose and destiny. You need to be blessed in order to succeed in life. Blessing is the bread we need for our life's journey. Blessing means speaking words that empower someone to prosper and thrive. They are words that give life and peace. Words carry spiritual power. Every blessing that the Father spoke to Jesus now belongs to you. The Father reveals to us who we are as we come before him in the Son. What you have longed to hear all of your life has already been spoken by the Father. As you receive His blessing, you will be healed. We are truly free when the obstacles to God’s love have been removed and the Father’s love and affirmation is made real to us in Christ.
This is what it means to be Unbound.