Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"Who Frees?"

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised."  Luke 4:18

Who set Israel free from Egyptian bondage?  God did.  Who set Joseph free from the prison?  God did.  Who set the three Hebrews free from the fiery furnace?  God did.  Who set Daniel free from the lion's den?  God did.  The Lord is the One who sets captives free. 

Joseph tried to free himself from prison by asking the butler to remember him to Pharaoh.  It didn't work.  Only God could deliver him.  You have tried and tried and tried in your own strength, wisdom, knowledge, education, talents and abilities to free yourself from some bondages that hold you captive, but to no avail.  Try as we may, there are just some things that are bigger than our ability to overcome on our own. 

The bottom line is you can't free yourself.  But there is hope.  That hope is Jesus.  You don't have to stay a "prisoner/captive" the rest of your life.  He can set you free.  He desires to set you free.  He has the power to set you free.  He will set you free.  Give up trying to do it yourself.  Let go of your childish pride that says, "I can do it", "I don't need help".  Yes, you do.  And He is there waiting for you to let Him deliver you.

Have a great day.  Only God can set the captive free.... and He will.

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