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By Brenda Kunneman

Your Backbone Stands Straight

[Sunday, July 5]

“I am placing an anointing of strength upon you to give you a backbone that can stand up straight. For you shall have a new confidence to stand in your place and not be bowed down by anything that would try to weaken or intimidate you.”

Prophetic Scripture:

Then he touched her, and instantly she could stand straight… (Luke 13:13 NLT).

When Jesus met the woman whose back was bent over from a spirit of infirmity, it was representative of both a natural and spiritual condition affecting many people. Of course, people have varying forms of physical back problems, and this story demonstrates that the Lord wants them healed of these conditions. We can also see from this how the devil wants God’s people to be “bent over” and rendered ineffective because their spiritual backbone has been weakened. In Luke 13:16, Jesus defended His healing of this woman against the Pharisees, saying that as a daughter of Abraham she had the right to be free of her condition.

Many Christians for varying reasons have lost the backbone to stand up for God. Perhaps they feel intimidated by the onslaught of the antichrist agenda in the world or others simply feel unqualified to take a bold stand for the causes surrounding the Gospel. Like this woman, they need their backbone strengthened so they feel able to stand up. I believe God wants to touch you so you are able to stand strong with a new kind of backbone today. The early apostles asked God for this type of bold backbone (see Acts 4:29). Whether your condition is spiritual, physical, or both, or even if you just want increased boldness for God, ask the Lord to touch your backbone so you can stand confidently upright today!


Father, through Jesus You demonstrated that You want back conditions healed. I declare that my backbone, both physically and spiritually, is strong, and I am confident to stand up straight in all situations! In Jesus’ Name, amen.



Taken from The Daily Prophecy devotional book published by Destiny Image.  For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman's daily prophecies, click here to order The Daily Prophecy.