The Kingdom of God (Matt 11:12) – “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing and forceful men lay hold of it.”
I God has called us to rescue those who were lost and are now taken captive.
Satan captures and takes captive through addictions, sickness, emotional problems, and painful betrayals in relationships; whatever he can use to defeat and break a person with the ultimate goal of keeping that person from ever receiving Christ!
Its sad to say that many mistakes religious people have made actually helped Satan to capture and not release these people to freedom.They help to keep these people in bondage by condemning them for not being set free LOL.
This makes no sense to me. We are to set them free by laying hands on them and praying for them and loving them. Did Jesus condemn the prostitute?
It’s not about being good. Its about being Gods’. He helps me to be good through his goodness and righteousness.
I think about the commercials where there are images of mistreated animals in their cages. You can see the pain, hurt and mistrust in their eyes. I see that in so many people. I see the pain in the eyes of a person who is going through divorce, bankruptcy, addictions they can’t seem to break etc. What they don’t need is someone condemning them by saying maybe if you had not done this or that you would not be in this mess.
They are in a cage of pain. You have been given the authority to open the doors and set them free. Whom the Son has set free is free indeed!
YOU HAVE SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY (Matt 10:8) – Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. We aren’t to be passive when we have been empowered by God.
Matthew 4:19 – “Come follow me I will make you fishers of men”