Captive

05/12/2015 12:56

Friend, we must always remember that Christ died so that we may be free.

He did not die so we could be in bondage, huge chains wrapped around our ankles, keeping us from being free.

Those chains of addiction to mind altering substances; to ideas that won't let us grow in a spiritual way; to other people who destroy our spirit; to material things that have no spiritual value; to adrenaline urges and needs of the body - all those and more, He died for us to be free and get to know His Love and Plan for us.

Isaiah 56:5 Even unto them (non-Jewish believers) will I give Mine house, and within My walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters. I will give them an everlasting name; that shall not be cut off.

Isaiah is telling us in the above verse that we have a place in the Kingdom and that God sees us as special and recognizes us and values us.

There is no need to continue to be a captive of satan's who has nothing to offer other than the fleeting "enjoyments" of the flesh during our time on earth.

Be done with all that and ask the Holy Spirit to help you when the demonic forces of darkness come back with their helpers to try to entice you again.

Again Isaiah has a Word for us in our battle against the enemy.

Isaiah 54:17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousnes is of Me, saith the Lord.

We can say to the demons, "No weapon that is formed against me, shall prosper, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen."

Friend, we have to be an active Christian and participate in our faith.  We must know and understand who God is and how His Law works and use the tools that He has given us.

The Word of God is full of beautiful illustrations of how God helps us and gives us the antidote to the poison of satan and his army of demonic forces that plague us in the world.

God calls us to become mature in our faith and gain strength from His Word and eat daily of the Bread of Life so that we have the knowledge to overcome both for ourselves and others.

Isaiah is a great Book to read in the Old Testament. I highly recommend you read it and gain that strength that will help you and those you love.