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Prophetic Word: How to Break Free from Limitations

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We all go through seasons when it seems like we are not being acknowledged or released into our fullest potential. God uses these times to train and develop foundational character in us. Sometimes this can feel like “house arrest.”

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Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me. Psalm 142:7 (NIV)

Many people have been in a place of lockdown or house arrest. It could be that you are limited by your previous season or people who did not recognize the promotions that you’re going through. This is common, and it happened with King Saul, who did not recognize David.

I’m not speaking against leaders with this prophetic word and I’m not wanting you to mistrust them. I’m saying that it is important to ask the Lord to realign you for the next season. Even if you don’t get along under your current boss, pastor or leadership it is important to bless them.

This word is not for everyone. But there’s a chance that God is moving you into a new season and out of spiritual house arrest. I encourage you to pray about this and ask the Lord how you should respond.

The best way to get through these trying seasons is to rest in the fact that God has your best interest in mind and He is making all things new.

My house arrest for 4 years

I just got healed of 4 years of chronic illness that put me in house arrest. Suddenly, I couldn’t do what I used to do. I could no longer travel, and I went through a major time of testing and trials. But as a result, for the first time in my 59 years, I have entered into a level of peace and rest in the Lord I have never experienced. He restored my heart to understand love and peace.

Praise and gratefulness are key

Praise and gratefulness are wonderful outcomes of your release—even before you are fully out of your limiting season. Even if your situation doesn’t look like it really changed, praising and showing gratitude while in the prison (house arrest) will bring you more freedom.

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. Acts 16:25–26 (NIV)

Focus on God’s goodness, beauty and awe. In His love, prison walls of any restricting house arrest will grow dim—to the point of being gone.

Don’t run, but rest

We are entering into a new season of freedom, peace and rest. So what does that mean exactly for you?

Difficult times, being misunderstood and betrayal are being cut off from you. Instead of house arrest, God is giving you a place of peace. God is changing your house arrest into a house of rest.

Listen. How you treat people behind the wheel of your car, how you act and treat people on the internet when you don’t agree, and how you treat your children and family members can reveal if you have any fear or lack of love operating in your life.

Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest … Hebrews 4:11 (NIV)

God is encouraging you to keep trusting Him and know that His prophetic promises and words are true. You are free from the chains that have kept you in confinement and restriction. Your freedom—a new freedom—is yours!


Doug Addison

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Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

48 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: How to Break Free from Limitations

  1. Mieke van Ingen says:

    As A Child

    I would draw You girlhood pictures,
    scribbling sharp pencils on paper wood
    Little then, how could i’ve understood,
    time would repaint with mature scriptures

    Flowers and flags coloring You brave,
    asking, who is this man in a rocky grave ?
    Don’t know honey, just color between the lines,
    a same old song, i’ve heard a good few times

    Still what was designed, was made to meet
    “I will write My Words on a blank sheet”
    Your mystery touch tells, now run free,
    with kisses of love You portrait me

    Don’t care anymore about fresco’s loss,
    only to be carried by the arms of the cross
    With hues as bright, ceaseless yearns as wild,
    Your beauty draws me, the full grown child

  2. Claudia Alexander says:

    Doug, I sincerely want to thank you for this message, & you stepping out in your prophetic calling/gifting ministry from the Lord!!! To God be the Glory !!! I am so Blessed and amazed at the accuracy you walk in!! God’s Gifts are soooo amazing always!!! Thank you & God Bless you, your family & ministry!!! (This message is spot on for me! )

  3. Martha Jackson says:

    Dear Bro. Addison, I have been without a vehicle for some weeks now. I have to depend on others to get a ride to church, and if they don’t want to go, then I can’t go either. I am expecting a vehicle to come my way soon, to the point that I have already set up a preaching engagement. So I know my God shall supply my every need! But being at home all the time is hard duty! I pray to be set free soon. God bless you and your ministry!

  4. Carolina Clemens says:

    Thank You Doug for the testimony,
    I’m one of those similar to you who’ve been under house arrest and interestingly enough mine was also for 4 years. I experienced the loss of regular use of my legs for a while, and my right hand, which is the one I use to author/write with. So instead of crying and sniveling about it, (which I did for a while) I began anew as a public witness for Christ where I didn’t have to use my legs and hands as much, and its all been done privately behind the scenes with Holy Spirit as my guide.

  5. Cherita says:

    Hi Doug!!! this WORD has truly blessed me today. My daughter was attacked about 4 years ago with uncontrollable seizures, I brought her home in April…it has been very trying and HARD…I THOUGHT God had left me to suffer alone until I read this….thank YOU!!! and GOD BLESS and keep you!!!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      I am so sorry you have been going through such a difficult time. God is with you and your daughter through this. Praying for both of you now.

  6. Nate says:

    Wow Doug! The words are soo good! Heard your podcast on this few days ago and it really has opened my eyes on this because i have been walking in this season! Thank you very much! Definitely God has been fighting for me! God bless you!!

  7. Felicia Eaves says:

    Thank you so much for this timely word. This explains my situation brilliantly. And now I understand why it had to be this way. I will pray and ask God how to go forward and how to navigate this next season.

    God Bless you!

  8. Dairlynn Petit says:

    Thank You, Doug Addison, for your testimony because I went through the same thing for four years my ankle which has a pin in it was totally messed up due to a fitness training I should have never done. Through the grace of God, it healed gradually and I’m walking very good now! Xrays show that the ankle is healed without the pin

  9. LIZZY Marimbe says:

    I am LIZZY Marimbe, Glory be to God, I am the one , also have been trying to do this and that and nothing moving, I thank you so much , I receive!!! Your word motivates me all the time, I always read it everyday of my life.May Lord Bless you and your Family in Jesus’s name Amen!!!

  10. Susan Green says:

    Thanks be to God your message. I feel I was lead to read this. I have been under house arrest for more than 2 or 3 years. No hope. Today I have hope.

  11. Michele Leon says:

    This prophetic word does resonates in my heart . I feel like I’ve been under house arrest for the last five years. I’ve been praying that the Lord would release me to do whatever he wanted me to do whatever he’s called me to do . This comes at perfect timing I’m going to journal it and I’m gonna press into this word and all the other scriptures that Doug gave regarding house arrest and to have a house of Rest !!! Thank you Doug . Many blessings

  12. Patricia Abel says:

    This morning I emailed a person with the skills to align with me in my vision. Your email comes to me on the same day. The person responded with enthusiasm. So, I am going to say this word if for me and Yehovah is taking me out of house arrest and I am exited beyond words. I praise you Yehovah for your mighty power.

  13. Patricia Abel says:

    This word Is definitely for me. It is beginning to playing out today. Praise you Lord. When the waiting is over, peace follows. Shalom

  14. fola olaifa says:

    I thank you for your word and testimony this is for me and I am really blessed .
    in my trails I Felt the lord telling me to trust him which you confirmed in your article thanks for sharing

  15. Jean says:

    Hello – This prophetic word speaks directly to me. I have been under house arrest for a number of years in relation to a certain part of my life and I still feel that is the case but I will pray Psalm 142:7 asking the Lord to set me free from my prison. I love the revelation of house of rest and I want to be able to rest.
    There is also another area that God is moving in my life. I think the Lord is saying that it is time to move and I am praying Jerimiah 42:3.
    Thank you for your post Doug it’s a blessing and anointed🔥.

  16. Sandra Clark says:

    I receive this word! I have been living with inner ear pressure ringing in ears chronic sinus issues for years!!! It’s so dabilitating ! I don’t know what it’s like to feel good anymore and I experience bouts of vertigo. I keep going because I have too . I have to work or I don’t eat etc. and I’m tired of living this way! It’s hindering me from being all that I am in Christ and productivity. I know God is taking me so deep into His place of rest in His love and peace! I’m ready to go there and for breakthrough to feel good and physically free!! Thank you Doug! Blessings to you!

  17. Brenda D. Burgess says:

    My HEART has been ENCOURAGED by this WORD and FILLED with HOPE and EXPECTATION of GOOD and GREATER things coming by HIS GRACE! THANKS for THIS!!!

  18. Ayub says:

    Thank you for the awesome word. This explains plainly why I have had so many dry seasons. The past 1 year especially has been ‘dead dry’ but I feel this is the coming up season,
    God Bless

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