Jesus Opens the Prison Doors (1 of 4) by Lenny Ports
This content is part of a series.Jesus Opens the Prison Doors (1 of 4)
Series: Prison Break
Isaiah 61:1, Isaiah 53: 6-8, Acts 5:16-20, Acts 12:1-11, Acts 16:16-32
By receiving Christ and His Spirit, the old nature now is confronted by the new nature. Unfortunately for many Christians the new nature does not take full reign within the heart of the new Christian because:
• the earthly nature is still appealing, or
• there have been such deep habits ingrained into the nature of the person, that it is difficult to stop them, or
• the new Christian is just living in ignorance of all the promises that God has for them, or
• they have not yet been confronted with the Truth in the area where they are believing some lie.
THE WORLD'S CONDITION
We all know that the world is under the sway of the wicked one, and the enemy has people locked in prison but they don't realize they are in prison because after all there are many people in the prison cell with them. As a matter of fact, the prison cell is so large that they don't even realize they are in a prison cell. They just believe that their life is normal……
These people's minds are filled with thoughts of insecurity, they are afraid of people and they certainly do not want to stand before God. Their life carries a looming guilt that there situation or someone else's circumstances are somehow their fault. They live life with a heaviness on them. They are carrying a burden of condemnation. They are fearful and tormented. As long as they stay in the dark and don't bring their situation into the light, they spiral down into depression and despair. It's only a matter of time before they become violent or criminal. They become panicky and paranoid, overly anxious and addicted. Their fear of being found out locks the door of the prison cell that their sin put them in.
But I am here to tell you that Jesus Christ came to bust us out of prison. He came to set us free from the things that hold us captive.
Isaiah 61:1 ...
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