Get Free!

Addiction in some fashion is something we all get touched by, whether it is seemingly insignificant like eating too much sugar or something much more devastating like alcohol addiction. People can get hooked on anything from tobacco products or drug addiction to medication of some sort or a psychological addiction like pornography.

Addiction is one of the primary ways the enemy endeavors to put us in captivity and reduce our quality of life and our capacity within God’s kingdom. Addictive behavior is a way that the enemy gets a handle on our flesh. Sometimes addictions have immediate devastating results; sometimes they destroy over time.

If you’re dealing with some type of addictive challenge, it’s nothing to be ashamed of; it’s something to deal with. Addictive behavior doesn’t need to control or constrain you any longer. All you need to do is believe for the anointing. The anointing destroys yokes and removes burdens. The anointing sets the captives free.

The anointing will impact different people in different ways. In some instances, the desire is removed. I’ve seen people come forward for prayer and be miraculously delivered, even after they had been through a dozen unprofitable visits to a rehab clinic. They receive one touch from God and the desire is gone.

On other occasions, a person suddenly has the grace to overcome that evil tendency operating in them in a measure that enables them to put it behind them.

Still yet, some people may have the desire come again, but when it comes, they have the capacity to resist it and overcome it. The manifested grace of God is more than sufficient to help them overcome it.

The result is the same: freedom from captivity.

If you’ve been dealing with some sort of addiction, pray this prayer:

Lord, I’m having trouble working through this addiction. I need Your help. I can’t do this without You doing something inside me. Could You please begin working to alter the desires of my heart? You say when I delight myself in You, You will give me the desires of my heart. So I’m asking You for that impartation. I don’t want to be caught up in fleshly cravings. I don’t want to find myself living out of fear. I want to be free in my heart and my life to follow the new desires You will give me. I believe Your grace is sufficient unto me. I ask You, Lord, to make a change. Thank You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

In case you’re not aware, Living Word does have an out-patient drug and alcohol treatment program that is licensed by the state of Minnesota. For more information, visit

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About Mac Hammond

Mac Hammond is senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a nondenominational church located in Brooklyn Park (a suburb of Minneapolis), Minnesota. Pastor Hammond also hosts the Winner's Minute and the Winner's Way television broadcasts and has authored several internationally distributed books . Mac Hammond is broadly acclaimed for his ability to apply the principles of the Bible to practical situations and the challenges of daily living. Mac Hammond graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in English. Upon graduation, he entered the Air Force with a regular officer's commission and reported for pilot training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Mac received his wings in November 1966, and subsequently served two tours of duty in Southeast Asia, accumulating 198 combat missions. He was honorably discharged in 1970 with the rank of Captain. Between 1970 and 1980, Mac was involved in varying capacities in the general aviation industry including ownership of a successful air cargo business serving the Midwestern United States. A business acquisition brought Mac and his wife Lynne Hammond to Minneapolis where they ultimately founded Living Word Christian Center in 1980.

2 responses to “Get Free!”

  1. Shirley Tuttle says :

    Thank you Pastor for sharing this message! There are so many additions really; some are subtle; and I hardly notice them. I have been asking God for help in getting in better shape and shedding pounds, I have been walking four to five miles daily. I am setting in good habits!! There are days when the flesh can be weak and I remind myself I am more than a conqueror in the Lord and that I can do all things in Christ we strengthens me!! He gets the Glory and I get the Victory. 🙂

  2. Coralyn Vail says :

    Please Living Word Church… minister more on the topic of ADDICTION in your weekend services!! Both of my adult children 28 and 29 are alcoholics. Not by their choosing but through genetics, their father was a alcoholic also. They both have come to the Lord for their recovery. There are so very many more that need to hear what the Lord has to say about their redemption from the Curse of the Law!!! This in itself will make true believers out of the multitude’s of people suffering daily with addictions!!

    Loving Mother

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