Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me, I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see,
My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, My God My Saviour has ransomed me.
Praise God we no longer have to live a life as a slave, bound by chains of defeat.
As we walk this journey out, we can reflect back on how much we have been set free from. A yoke of bondage was choking the very life out of us. The enemy has no pity. If he can trap you in one area, he moves on to another. He is no respecter of age. He would rather get to a child so he has their whole life to torment and abuse.
It’s like a chain. One link connects to another. James 3:14 but if you have bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth.
Ps. 73:6 Therefore pride is about their necks like a chain.
If sin is not dealt with, it goes from one extreme to another. What starts out small can grow into a mountain that is hard to climb. We could call it a chain reaction. One thing affects another.
Chains are used to pull objects, to hold things together, they are used to harness, their main purpose is to hold something in place. To keep it from moving.
Sounds like satan doesn’t it. Satan, who is the clasp, wants to bind (harness) us so we are paralyzed and can not fulfill our God ordained purpose.
Through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ the chains were broken, but we have to choose to walk in that freedom. A born again child of God can hold onto what they have been set free from. They can continue to live in their past, continue to blame other people and live bound to the enemy. When we conduct our lives in this manner, we do not know who the enemy is. Jesus said it all hanging on the cross: ” Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.”
Today, you can shake off those chains that bind, you can walk out of that jail cell of your past. You hold the key—- Jesus gave the keys to us. Get up and start acting like a free man/woman. Take off the grave clothes and the mask that you have hid behind.
What a shame for Jesus to go through death, hell and the grave, for us to sit bound up by an enemy that has been stripped of all authority over our lives. Col. 2:13-15
Ephesians 2:6 And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together (giving us joint seating) with Him.
Someone might be thinking, “You don’t know what I’m going through and what they did to me”. First, you will go through, read Is. 43:2. Second, get over the pass. Unforgiveness is a link in the chain. Unforgiveness leads to bitterness and bitterness leads to hate and hate is as murder in your heart. Remember one link is connected to another.
Today is your day—- Have an earthquake experience, just like Paul and Silas. See yourself loosed from the chains that have bound you.
We are free to be free.