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Prophetic Word for July: A New Freedom Is Released in the Spirit

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I had an encounter with the Lord on Father’s Day (June 18, 2017) in which God said that He is now releasing greater revelation and details about your eternal purpose and destiny.

This is going to start in the month of July and He is going to show you hidden things that have been holding you back in the past. On Father’s Day, God said that He is going to reveal Himself to you as a father does to a son or daughter.

I will reveal the eternal purpose of God. For he has decreed over Me, “You are my favored Son. And as your Father I have crowned You as My King Eternal. Today I have given You glory! You only need to ask Me to give You the nations and they shall become Your legacy. Your domain will stretch to the ends of the earth.”
Psalm 2:7–8 TPT

I also like the way verse 7 is written in the NIV—it says, “Today I became your Father.”

Chains and contracts

In the encounter, I had a vision that an angel came with silver keys and unlocked chains that were on people. As the angel unlocked the chains, I saw another angel holding a stack of contracts and agreements that had been made with these restraints.

These had been placed on people by those who did not understand them or had become jealous. The chains and contracts had been holding these people back from moving forward in many areas of their lives.

… having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:14-15 NIV

God said, “I am removing these chains and I am now removing the contracts and agreements that were made with each one. I am disarming the attacks against you.” I saw the angel with the contracts take them to a blazing altar off in the distance. The contracts and agreements that have held you back in the past were burned up in the fire of the Lord.

As this was going on, new freedom was being released in the spirit. People’s eyes were suddenly opening to things that happened long ago—things they came into agreement with or that needed to be broken off. As the new freedom came, they began to rejoice and worship God.

New gates open in the Spirit

Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. Psalm 118:15-17 NIV

Their shouts of joy and victory caused discouragement to fall off. Some had become so distressed they were at the point of giving up and wanting God to take them to Heaven. Others were suffering with suicidal thoughts. But these were all being broken!

I watched as many people began to shout and worship God. Then God stood up and raised His hands and said with a loud voice, “Open the gates of righteousness!”

Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. Psalms 118:19-20 NIV

God said, “I will fulfill all the promises I made to you. The things I have spoken to you are now coming. I am now freeing you from the chains that have held you back. I am aligning you for this new season of your life. Stay close to Me and watch Me move in the midst of the storms.”

God said, “This is the gate for you and others, who are now entering into the season for which you were created. This is the gate of righteousness for those who prepare themselves. This is the pathway to My presence that will take you deeper into My intimacy and love. This is the way of My heart.”

Those rejected now accepted

The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. Psalm 118:22-23 NIV

I saw many people who were being freed from the chains and restraints of the past now flowing through this new gate of righteousness. They were given new freedom and purpose and their strength was returning. Many of them had been rejected because they did not fit. But now God is gathering the misfits and those rejected and building them into something new.

I have experienced these things in my own life. As I have shared this with others, I am receiving lots of feedback about chains of the past being broken and new revelation coming. This is an exciting time as God is preparing us for the coming great revival.


Doug Addison

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Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerful, positively funny teaching style and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.



76 thoughts on “Prophetic Word for July: A New Freedom Is Released in the Spirit

  1. Gary & Mary Dixon says:

    Hello Doug from Scotland.

    Very much appreciate this word from Father, the reference to Gates is especially important at this time for me and my wife Mary. The other week I had a dream about many people chasing miracles, we found ourselves in a room where Moses and several other people were sitting on a sofa watch or looking at a large hole in the ground, we were told to step back, another part of the room we saw Joshua with several other people throwing a spear at an animal skin target, we were told to step back, a single iron gate was then closed, we could still see Moses and Joshua and other that were with them, but everyone else left the building,only me and my wife were left, I had a bottle of water in my hands, took a drink and looked at my Wife and said, we need to seek God for ourselves. I now believe part of that dream is coming to pass, we are about to go through another gate, still having relationship with those that will be in our past, but chains falling off and new freedom, fresh purpose unfolding. Thank you again and be Blessed

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Wow, cool dream Gary! I love that you were able to understand it too. It’s easy to chase the miracles, but what a tragedy to have the miracles and not the intimacy with God. You have a beautiful heart. Bless you.

  2. Ana says:

    I am including myself as the people being unchained. This is not the first time I have heard of this, it has been spoken over me, but never was it followed with a word or prayer of breaking of the chains, or removal of the curse. Instead, that there is witchcraft against me from jealous people. I never understood how something carnal like jealousy can have the power to affect my life and curse me. Isn’t God greater than witchcraft and jealousy? Isn’t the blood of Jesus greater than someone’s jealousy? I just don’t understand. Did God give you any insight into that or how to protect ourselves?

  3. Jeff Grassmick says:

    Praise the Lord . I had a major chain broken off in May, I’m sure there are some more. I was freed from a spirit of lustand a pornography addiction, that had held me for over 30 years. I times I did consider suicide, because I was making know one else’s life better. But, God instantly delivered me. I am ful of more life and zeal than i have ever been. I saked for as many years to ser others free as i was bound. I heard yes, ill live yo be at least 90.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Wow Jeff! That is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your story, what a testimony. I am delighted that you are a free man, ready and willing to partner with God. You are awesome, bless you friend!

  4. Lipsa Acharya says:

    Brother Doug…whatever you shared it is true…being rejected refused and unfit for ministry i am in a very bad situation in my spiritual life….in my worldly life i got cheated and now in spiritual life also people says bad things about my character when i go for ministry. My spiritual mentor also left me in between and avoided me from whom me and my family had lots if hope.i am neglected and ignored….i am ashamed…..will it be change ?can i get a place of honor.will my spiritual mentor call me again….will our relation get renewed in Lord ?i am crying out can not day it to anyone or tolorate this pain.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Bless you Lipsa. I do not know the details of your situation but I know that God loves you so much. His plans for you are filled with joy and peace. I’m so sorry you are feeling neglected and ignored, but you are none of those things to God. He see’s and watches you all day with loving eyes. There is no shame for those who have Jesus. Remember that you are a child of the Most High, you are royalty! Even when it seems like we are alone and abandoned, we are not, He will never leaves us. Draw near to him and let his truth speak to your heart about how much he loves you. Bless you friend.

  5. Kim says:

    Yes!! I have been set free from 24 years of bondage to oppression. I have been hearing this message from the Lord since January about leaving Egypt, being set free, entering the promised land and entering a new season!! Thank you!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Amen Kim! God loves you so much, He has amazing things in store for you. Bless you in this new season!

  6. Jennifer says:

    This is exactly on point what is happing in my life. A year and a half ago I was pushed out of a ministry position because of jealousy. I was starting professional counseling and my new role and shift in dynamics cause the greatest attack that I have had in my Christian life yet… now I have been aske to come back and fill this role of counseling in a greater way. The relationships have been restored, hearts have been healed, and I know this is Gods purpose

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Thanks for sharing Jennifer. Interesting how many had a rough year last year and how this year has been a year of restoration. God is so good and we’re all so connected. Bless you and your counseling ministry, may it help many people! <3

  7. Cathy Norton says:

    Thank you for this. Just last Saturday, July 1st, I had lunch with my 26 year old son who still believes in Jesus but is disappointed with Christians and a lot of other things going on. I felt a boldness to tell him in the coming weeks the Lord was going to begin teaching him about kinship. This word confirms that. Blessings.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Wow I love that Cathy! Your a mighty woman of God. I love your boldness. Keep loving him and doing all you do! Bless you Cathy.

  8. Cindy McAuliffe says:

    Doug, you are so spot on with this word. This is exactly what is happening to me now and in the last few months; with God revealing constraints that were placed upon me that were hindering me in ways I had not realized. I pray that He will continue to set me free from the shackles that have bound me in the past. In all honesty it is a bit upsetting at first, thinking about how I have been held back for so long; but once I let it go and chose to guard my heart-liberation comes. I am so ready to be loosed from the moorings! God bless you Doug, I really do appreciate you.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      He will continue to set you free as you draw near to him. God loves you so much, every day his mercies are new. I love your perspective of letting it go and guarding your heart, there is such freedom in that! You are going from glory to glory!

  9. Tina says:

    “This is the gate of righteousness for those who prepare themselves.” I want to make sure I don’t miss this. How do we prepare ourselves? Does this mean that up until this point we have walked in whatever revelation we have towards our purpose? I am one who has had difficulty with clarity & focus. Or, does it mean preparing yourself by drawing near to Him, or maybe both?

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      I love your questions Tina, you sound like me! Coming from someone who also has struggled with clarity and focus, it is always best to draw near to Him and take the pressure off yourself. As you draw near to Him, declare that you were made for this time, that you know He has good plans for you, that you are excited to do life with Him. Declare that He will guide your steps. When we are close to Him like this, it’s almost hard to miss it because He’s such a close friend to us. And if we don’t get it, He is so gracious to keep guiding us along. He doesn’t give up on us and He has a lot of faith in us!

      This free podcast may help you,

      Bless you Tina! You are amazing and I’m excited for your life!

      • Tina says:

        Thanks, Nikki :~)
        Blessings to you, too! I’m so grateful for Doug & all of InLight Connection… We are so blessed to have such easy access to one with a sons-of-Issachar anointing — especially in these pivotal times!

  10. Kathy Skop says:

    What an amazing word. First this is my birthday month so hold words from the Lord even more meaningful. I have needed to get a word or picture from the Lord that would give me a memory of an early trauma that I don’t remember. Seeking Him daily four hours every day for the past six months. I have great revelations but still need this last one. Thank you for this hopeful word.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Wow, what endurance you have. That is inspiring. Happy Birthday to you Kathy. May this year be one of the best ever.

  11. martha vazquez says:

    Dear brother Doug,
    The word regarding “now is the real purpose being revealed” confirms what the lord has been saying for awhile, BUT just this week He was clearer than ever as to where we are at and what’s coming! This is not the first time I receive confirmation through words He has given you

    HE says “he is a simple guy” which I trust you are in other words you live under the JESUS IS LORD belief and that’s what you teach, the simple truth!

  12. Marilyn says:

    Amen.Amen.Amen. I truly thank God for your ministry and this timely message. It have spoken to my spirit and now I can confidently say that it is well with my soul. Be blessed abundantly.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      It is well! Amen Marilyn. Thank you for reading and being apart of InLight Connection. Bless you!

  13. Paulette Hale says:

    Thank you for sharing what God has given you. I receive that word. Just the other day I drew a picture of hands with chains being broken off. I wrote ,”my chains are broken I’ve been set free. Thank you once again for sharing. Blessings

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      How cool Paulette! I love when God confirms what we have heard from Him through others. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Lashell says:

    The Lord had me to read Colossians 2:15 this morning and it was confirmed in the word the Lord gave you for July. Hallelujah !!!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Amen to that Lashell! Thanks for sharing, what a great verse for a time like this.

      “And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” Colossians 2:15

  15. Barbara says:

    Praise God for that word of wisdom, for this is my season in the mighty matchless name of jesus healer way maker storm mover.Amen

  16. Sue kinikin says:

    Thank you Doug for the awesome word. I have felt the freedom this month. Everything seems to be lightening up and becoming easier. I so appreciate you being on the cutting edge of the prophetic. God is so pleased with you!!!

  17. Thandiwe says:

    Amen. Thank you Doug for serving God in our lives.This word of the Lord is true.I m personally seeing things that were difficult happen with ease and I my heart I was noticing that God is really coming through for’s true it’s happening.Faithful God.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      How awesome Thandiwe. God always comes through for his children, and you are a precious child of his. Bless you!

  18. Michelle Deuz says:

    Wow! Doug! This is exactly what is happening in my life!! I receive the momentum this word carries to release even more.
    Thank you!
    Michelle D.

  19. Leslie Brabandt says:

    Doug, this really resonates with me, especially the part about jealousy. I had what the doctor called, a stress heart attack in January and nearly died. I have a strong heart and no family history. Then Jesus healed my heart! My doctor called it a miracle! I was told that it might have had to do with a spirit of jealousy. I’m rejoicing now at this word. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Brenda says:

    Wow this is so right on. Before & on Father’s Day God broke a constraining chain through several words. One and very important was I was told I need to agree with God that He chose the right parents for me. I struggled with this & then I chose to agree with God and I know that I know God set me free. God didn’t say “perfect father” but the best father for me so I could become the daughter God wanted me to be. Praise God for His Love & healing. He’s a chain breaker!!!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Wow Brenda. That is amazing. I can imagine how much healing that brought you. I’m sure a lot of people have struggled with that before. I’ve even thought, if only I had parents in ministry…but God always shows me that my parents were perfect for who I was made to become. God is so amazing, He doesn’t make mistakes. Thanks for sharing your heart. Bless you!

  21. Wow! What a word! I belief this for my family too. We had a family reunion on the 1st July. We wanted to rebuild our shattered lives. We began by discussing issues that destroyed us apart, that so much hurt us and led to each one going his own way. By His mercies we managed to off load and asked for forgiveness from each other. Our meeting was graced by a certain brother in the Lord, who prayed fr us. Though we still have pending issues, I believe this is our season of breakthroughs and healing, our broken hearts are being healed and restoration in every area of our lives. Thanks for the word, Doug.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Amen Magdeline! I believe you are right, this is a season of breakthrough and healing. What a cool reunion you had, that’s one for the books! Bless you and all your family members.

  22. Erin Nelson says:

    A friend sent me this link for I had a dream not to long ago with keys in it:

    In my dream stood Beni Johnson and she was standing next to an old door with windows that I actually have that is filled with pictures of my family and at the very bottom of the door was keys, which is not on my actual door in real life. The keys lined up and hung on nails and some had different words, I couldn’t read them, but thought, “Why are they keys here in the open and not hidden?” After trying to look closer to the keys to read the words, the dream started to end and a face showed up, was clearly covered in marks and different colored skin tone, and I said, “That’s the enemy!” And I woke up immediately.

  23. Patricia Wolff says:

    I had two dreams. One my hands were tied behind my back. I knew no matter what I had to look up. When I did I saw the earth 🌏 as if I was in space. Then I felt four left hands with the index fingers pointing in my back. One on each shoulder blade and one on each ankle. I pulled one off my back and tried to push it away but it bent like rubber but it would not move. Then I looked up at the earth again and the whole perimeter of the earth started on fire like a ring of fire. Then I was translated to the earth where I could see the outlines of the city blocks then I was in a house. (I just bought a house in the city ) The other dream I was looking to buy a house with my sister. We went to see this tiny house. When we walked in it had 3 bedrooms and one bathroom. As we went upstairs the house got bigger. There was another bathroom and more bedrooms. The hallway was now a huge room with easels throughout the room. They were covered with white sheets ready to be used. Then I went down stairs and there were more rooms there too. I entered this one bedroom that was totally furnished with a homeless man in it. I told him the room and everything in it was his. He could not believe it was all his. Then I went through the kitchen. It was small and I went through a door. I was looking for a place to put a washer and dryer. What I saw was the room was unfinished. I could see the outside boards on the house and the floors were concrete. I looked all around for water faucets and outlets but only saw water spikets everywhere. Two and three in groups here and there and there.
    I really believe that all this is lining up finally for me to start a healing and deliverance ministry. I believe it should start this yr. I’ve been waiting for confirmation on this.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Cool dreams Patricia. Thank you for sharing them. I love how detailed they are and how you remember them vividly. Keep dreaming with God! Bless you!

  24. Serina says:

    Just reading the testimonies from all these people increased my Faith and strengthened me, such a blessing. Thank you all for posting, thank you DA Ministries for loving the way you do!

  25. Xin says:

    Oh my God!!! I mean that!!! Thank you, thank God so much!!! I thought I was being a wimp, hearing this is so good T T. Now I have the courage to hope!!!! THANKYOU SO MUCH!!! Felt like this was written just for me which makes it pretty awesome that it’s not even just me but many others XDD… I love how things come together!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Yes! I love how things come together too! God is so faithful and good, He is always making a way for His kiddos. Bless you, Xin!

  26. Raha says:

    I thank the Lord for this word. I have been on the path of breaking free from chains in my past. I have seen great victory but there was one area I have been struggling with and asking God to reveal the hidden things that are still holding me bound. He has answered me through this Word that He will reveal and break every chain and cancel every contract that has held me bound. Hallelujah! I pray for the full manifestation of this Word in my life and in my life. Thanks Brother Doug for remaining faithful in the Lord that He may use you.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Woohoo! That is amazing, Raha! Thanks so much for sharing what God is doing in your life. Bless you!

  27. Esther says:

    Hey Doug! Thank you for the post, I receive in faith all of the things that God spoke over our lives through this prophetic words. This one particularly, strike me to the heart. I have been dealing with suicidal thoughts and wondering why God didn’t just take me away from this life. I have been dealing with depression because of financial and career situation, also a broken relationship with my family. Suffice it to say I felt as if I hit rock bottom, if it wasn’t for God I wouldn’t have any strength left. Through everything God spoke to me to keep moving forward despite my current situation and I watched God provision in my life in many simple things. I’m strengthened greatly by this prophetic words, knowing that God is taken my struggle into account. Nothing is ever wasted. Keep moving forward!!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Wow Esther, thank you for sharing your heart. I believe that you God has so much in store for you and that he loves you so much, that is why you are still here. God smiles when He looks down at you and says, “That’s my Esther.” He has nothing but love for you.

      I’m so glad you came across InLight Connection. And you are so right, nothing is wasted. Bless you Esther! I am excited for your new season! You are a mighty woman!

  28. Monica says:

    That is for me. I was the one who was crying for freedom from things which were pulling me back every time. Freedom for my 13 year old son from epilepsy seizure, autism and ADHD, freedom from court case. So I could serve God efficiently and effectively. I was tired of running and running doing things alone. Teo days back I felt like giving up…. Ending. And I cried to lord. Set us free or take us. Later lord spoke to me through a video and word and I was set free. Thanks for this word from altar of God. Bless you.

    Let it be so.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      God hears our prayers! Thank you for sharing Monica. I am so glad that you were set free! You were born to be free! Bless you!

  29. Lyn says:

    This is very interesting to me. As I was driving to work one day in the latter part of June the Lord brought to mind something a colleague said to me decades ago. She said, “You don’t let anyone put chains on you.” I hadn’t thought of that in years! What are the chances the Lord has brought that out of my memory just then?!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Ha! How cool! I love when that happens. God is so funny sometimes how He reminds us of things at just the right time. Bless you Lyn!

  30. GemmaEve says:

    Speaking for those that have felt rejected and one who moves in the prophetic. I often identify with the scripture which says a prophet is rejected in his home town. I learned of Doug Addison thru Elijah list and reading Lana Vawser’s posts which often minister to me, but I have a question about a post recently made on Elijah List which made me feel made me feel quite disturbed. The prophet said “____Anyone who claims to be prophetic but is not involved in a local church is dangerous. The apostle John wrote that false prophets “went out” from the congregation — that is, they left the fellowship. We should never allow a prophetic person to speak into our lives if they are not in a church family._____” I was quite upset for a few hours after reading this. I do not feel is scriptural. Especially considering the treatment of the old testament prophets, some of whom had to even hide for their own safety. That post was formulated and GOD is not formulated. I believe the next move of GOD will be HIS most unformulated ever and will be made by those who have been rejected. Any Thoughts?

    • Nikki, InLight Connection says:

      Doug does not offer opinions or pass judgement on other people’s opinion’s or points of view. If a prophetic leader on Elijah list writes something that you are uncomfortable with, then you should ask that prophetic leader directly through their ministry email.

      Everyone sees & hears God through a lens or filter of wounds and past experiences. As we grow in our intimacy with Jesus and learn to let God’s perfect love in cast out all fear, then we can hear God no matter how he chooses to speak to us.

      Doug’s Hearing the Voice of God 365 online prophetic school is designed to help people from all different walks of life and different viewpoints learn how to clean up their filters and hear God clearly all the time.

  31. Andy White says:

    Hi D, I had an experience resently I saw a bag at work with pursue your dreams!
    Great you may think but no!
    I have seen this bad a few times,yesterday I saw it and thought,yea right my dreams have been destroyed and torn asunder!!
    Thinking about this quite shocked me to be honest,but later, other thoughts came through. Old wineskin dreams,expect ions they were! I spoke and prayed later with a friend and had the broken,shattered dreams,shards swepped away, for the true dreams and true expections to replace the old!
    All through the new Father,son relationship.


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