Psalm 142:7 “Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.”
Prison is not a good place to be. A prison is a place of confinement or captivity. Prisons come in all sizes and shapes. One can be held captive in their mind because of a past experience or captive to an addiction that they can't get freed from. We can be confined to small spaces for fear of going out or because of an illness that is holding our body. Whatever the situation we find ourselves in, there is a cry that comes from within to be set free.
As Jesus was about to begin His ministry He proclaimed His mandate. In Luke 4:18 we see that Jesus stood up, took the scroll and read from the book of Isaiah; “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free”. The purpose for which Jesus came to earth was to destroy the works of the evil one. The way He displayed that was to set the prisoners free. He healed the sick, cast out demons, fed the hungry and restored the broken.
When a person gets set free the natural response is to be grateful and then to tell others. The year my father got healed he couldn't help himself. He was so full of the joy of the Lord he told everyone what God had done for him. Within one year 32 members of the family came to know the goodness of God for themselves. The out working of being set free is to tell others of the goodness of God. This is the testimony of Jesus at work in people's lives.
God is interested in every area of our lives. Whenever you feel like you are in prison He wants to meet you in that place and set you free. Why? Because Jesus came that we might have life and that more abundantly!
Prayer: “Father I thank you for all that you have done for me. I ask that you would set me free in the area that confines me. I ask for your life to flow through me that I may live in the freedom you have provided. Amen.”