Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17
YOU CAN BE FREE
CHAINS OF BONDAGE
ARE YOU AS FREE AS YOU THINK YOU ARE
Have you heard of the "Stockholm Syndrome?" It is a psychological phenomenon in which prisoners or hostage victims express empathy or sympathy towards their captors... even "after they have been set free." These victims have developed feelings during captivity to the point of defending or identifying with their captors.
Of course, these feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims. However... their lives are still imprisoned and they don't even realize it.
WHAT PRISON ARE YOU IN
There are Christians who sometimes suffer a similar syndrome -- I will call it "Satanic Syndrome!" We live in a world where sin reigns -- it beats us down, it drowns us in things like abusive marriages, troubled kids, financial problems, court cases, child abuse, alcohol, drugs, human trafficking, and promiscuous sex, it also "steals any peace or joy" you deserve to have.
Within minutes it can quickly and effortlessly produce fear, doubt, and worry... even about reading this blog! Without even realizing it, we adapt to the ways of this world and "we become prisoners of it!"
We are used to just getting by -- hoping can just hang on to all the pressures we face daily. Do you want to live this way??
WERE REMINDED BY THE CHAINS THAT BIND US
Even when we know that Jesus has "completed a work in us that sets us free" we continue to "live in bondage." We try and we try... we are continuously asking the Lord to free us from the burdens we bear or "remove the chains" that seem to bind us -- stealing all of our abundant living in Christ Jesus!
God's Holy Word states: If the Son, therefore, shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed JOHN 8:36 No longer are we captives of this world and Satan himself -- we now belong to the "King of Kings!" And, we are freed in Jesus Christ!! We need not live in the bondage that Satan would keep us in!
IN JESUS NAME YOUR CHAINS ARE POWERLESS
Christ Jesus is waiting to shower grace and kindness upon us. Our salvation is complete in Him and through the work, He did on the cross! JESUS Himself said, "IT IS FINISHED!"
We must trust Him enough to let that work be done in us -- from start to finish! We can do nothing to save ourselves, JESUS DID IT ALL WHEN HE DIED ON THE CROSS FOR US!
HOW DO WE GAIN "FREEDOM IN CHRIST JESUS?"
With our Salvation, "Jesus promised us freedom in Him!" Don't listen to the "father of lies!" Learn to hear that still, small voice of our Father in Heaven!!
Start PRAISING THE LORD even in the "bad times!" Put on some good Gospel music and PRAISE JESUS -- WORSHIP JESUS, then watch for the change in your spirit and the new joy that you will find in Him!
YOU CAN BE FREE IN JESUS NAME
If you truly believe that the blood of Christ Jesus has done a completed work -- you will truly be free and you will be able to shout with complete confidence: "I AM FREE IN JESUS NAME!"
Start with the song I've posted below! Let the words penetrate your soul, begin to praise the Lord and let those chains that bind you... Drop POWERLESS behind you!! I KNOW THIS IS TRUE -- I'VE BEEN WHERE YOU ARE!! Contact me! Post a comment! I will respond to you!