Setting Captives Free

God’s plan for salvation was established before He created man in His own image. Genesis 3:15 says to the serpent, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”

This verse reminds me of the scene in the Passion of Christ. Jesus stopped on the head of the snake. Paul wrote to the Romans. Romans 16:20 says, “And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly…” We all were captives of satan. Luke 4:18 Amplified says, “…He sent Me to announce release to the captives…to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed (who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity).”

Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

We wage war through our knowledge of the Lord. We learn about His ways and His character as we read His word and put it into practice. Print on a page is just that. We have to inculcate it into our hearts. It will then, and only then, become the fabric of truth woven into every thought. Every thought has a motive behind it. May our motive be to glorify the Lord in our thoughts, words, and actions.

Colossians 1:10 is a great summary of how our walk should look. It says, “That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”

2 Peter 1:3 is the activation of His power in our lives. It says, “As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him…”

He displays His power in our lives in myriad ways as we read His word and follow it. John 14:21 says, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” Divine revelation. Rich insights. Intimate communion. Don’t let anything rival your relationship with Him.

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