God’s SOZO


By Kathi Pelton

SOZO (Greek word for saved/delivered)

Don’t you love it when the Holy Spirit comes and gives you your own personal SOZO? We sure received one this morning. Wow, I feel better already!

Have you been having little painful things from the past years suddenly come up? Whether it issues of forgiveness, sin, wrong beliefs or even to your reactions to trauma…God is healing His people and delivering them from the roots of these bondage’s that hinder intimacy with Him.

It is in His grace and mercy that He is not allowing any roots that are connected to carnal things or lies to remain intact. He is re-rooting our identities fully in Him. For instance, if the love of money is the root of all evil then we do not want to be rooted there! If jealously is rooted in idolatry then we want to allow Him to cut that root from our heart and our identity.

We want to have our hearts and our personal identities rooted and grounded in His love. There are divine and sudden transplants happening this Spring to prepare us to grow high and wide during the summer months. God will not allow us to stay in a place where we are either “root bound” or rooted in things that will harm us. He is transplanting us into His heart.

This is a work of the Spirit and if you are going through a time of being keenly aware of wounded and bound areas then the love of your Father is mostly likely brooding over you in order to deliver you from these places and roots that have enslaved you. This is a time to cooperate with His love and to surrender to the work of the Spirit in your life. God may take you through this “transplant” alone or with someone who can help you through it. Either way, He is very lovingly persistent in gaining our freedom and our true identity for us.

This is a key verse for His children at this time:

Ephesians 3:17-19
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

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