Sunday, October 19, 2014

Prisons





So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.  In Acts 5, John and the apostles were placed in prison.  During the night, an angel came and led them out of the prison.  They were set free.  In Acts 12, Peter is seized and thrown into prison.  Again Peter is guided out of prison in the middle of the night by a messenger of God.  He was freed from the grasp of the King.  Imagine the surprise to find the jail locked but the prisoners gone.  The prison could not hold them.  There has not been a prison created that can hold what God has set free.   If a physical prison cannot hold a person who God has decided should go free then prisons of the mind cannot hold us captive either.  All of us find ourselves in a cage at one time or another.  The same God who drew Peter and the apostles out of prison can set us free from the worst kind of prisons; the prisons of fear that we have built in our mind.    The apostles were put I jail by others.  Often we put ourselves in the prisons of the mind and we choose to stay there. The apostles were released from one prison by God only to be put in other prisons.  However, when God sets us free mentally and spiritually, you are free indeed.  Who can ever make you go back to that cell again?  God is stronger than the prisons you and I have created and lived in for years.  Now he wants to free you from those prisons so that you do not ever need to go back to that prison.