SCRIPTURES: 2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (or Freedom). Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because the Lord has anointed me to… proclaim liberty to the captives…; Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (See also Luke 4:18; Romans 8:15-16 ).
THOUGHT: There are many types of bondage such as chains, bars or locks on doors. However, the greater bondage is mental and spiritual bondage. Some who are behind prison bars have claimed the greatest freedom ever, after accepting Jesus Christ and receiving the indwelling and infilling of Holy Spirit. Yet others walk free but suffer in the bondage of Satan, manifesting in sin and sickness of many types.
If you have been delivered from bondage and now walk in True Freedom, you know it. Likewise, if you are still in bondage you also certainly know it. If you are in bondage, you may not be able to describe it, but you know that you have restrictions of your body, mind and/or spirit. You know that the way you live is not “right” and may not even be what you want to do. Also, the voices you hear are not right and what you do, what you say, and how you treat people is not right. You have been looking for “the answer”. Jesus is ready to forgive and free you from bondage today. Accept Him! Receive forgiveness! Ask for His Spirit to live in you to break the chains of all bondage and give you freedom, True Freedom, so that you know it, deep down in your heart and soul.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, truthfully speaking, I am in bondage. I need Your help and deliverance. I realize that I cannot free myself. I need the bondage-breaking power of Your Holy Spirit to give me freedom in my daily life, my thoughts, attitudes and my behavior. Lord Jesus, Please forgive me of my sins, cleanse me from all unrighteousness, heal me of all disease, physical, mental and/or spiritual, and deliver me from all of the bondage(s) in my life. I cannot do it alone. I desperately need Your help. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!