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Deception of Bondage

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If you can convince a prisoner that escape is impossible, that he will never be released, he will eventually loose hope. Tell him stories of those who thought they could get free but never did, or those who appeared to escape but were soon caught and placed back in confinement. Tell him and show him those that died in confinement, never tasting the sweetness of freedom. Constantly remind him that the reason he is incarcerated is because of his actions that he deserves what he is getting. Before long, even if the cell doors are left open, the gate to the prison removed, he will not try to leave; believing any attempt is destined for failure he sits in his prison forever.

 

How many Christians do we know in a similar situation? They have been given a diagnosis that things will never change. Whether it’s a sickness, financial, or emotional bondage it doesn’t matter. The enemy has sown his best lies, convinced them that freedom is impossible, showed them those who appeared to get free but ended up in worse shape, showed them those who died in their bondage. Believing what they are told, they loose hope.  The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way, freedom, forever freedom, is available to all.

 

Hebrews 2:14-18

14 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. 16 For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. 17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.

 

Jesus, through His sacrifice on the cross has set you free from your bondage. He has stripped all authority from the warden (Satan) of your prison; He has disarmed the guards. The gate to the prison of your affliction has been removed, the door to the cell of your bondage has been opened. Now you just need to walk out. I understand the warden is telling you that the doors are really shut, that the guards will shoot and that there is no escape. I realize that he reminds you of the reasons you are in bondage and that you must pay the price. I know the words and accusations are real; but no matter how real they are, they are still a lie. Jesus has set you free. His words, “It is finished,” speak so much louder than the accusations of your enemy. His words are the only true words spoken, His words are the only the only ones with the authority to back them up, and His words are declaring your freedom. Stand up, shake off the unlocked chains and declare that you are free!

 

Comments on: "Deception of Bondage" (2)

  1. Thank you for that great post and for that truth. Just last night God reminded me in a dream that I must remove any negative thinking from my mind. I need to take every thought captive. He reminded that He never thinks negatively about any situation so whatever negative thought that is going through my head is not of Him. I must learn to be very aware of my thoughts at all times and bring them into alignment with His love for me. Satan has been defeated… My battle is no longer mine but the Lords who is fighting on my behalf. Such a feeling of freedom, or better yet a state of being! That He would take the time to communicate with me in my dream… I am very lifted up and humbled all at the same time. You know, that feeling where Daddy takes you in His arms and hugs you, swings you around, and puts you on His lap. Safe and secure.

  2. Thank you! Remember every thought that pops in your mind is not yours. The enemy plants negative thoughts (lies), trying to get you to take ownership of them. Trying to get you to think that you’ve got a problem with your thinking when the truth is that you are just in a battle. Stand against the lies with the Truth. You ARE His beloved child and within you dwells His fullness!

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