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Weekly Devotional 

July 24-30

 He Came To Set Those Incarcerated Free

Scripture: So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh, I serve the law of sin. Romans 7:21-25

Devotional: All of Heaven is waiting on you. The Lord said in Matthew 16:19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you lose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” This means it is already done God has already done his part and he’s waiting on us to do our part. Let’s take a moment to dissect the word (pull it apart) to better understand what this means when we re-read it. The Lord said whatever you bind on earth which means you imprison it will be bound in heaven which means terminated. The Lord then goes on to say whatever you lose on earth which means you release it shall be loosed in heaven which means set free. Jesus came to set those incarcerated free so that whoever is in confinement would be delivered out from behind prison walls. The Lord said in Daniel 6:27 “He delivers and rescues; he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.”

Application: It’s time to re-evaluate what you are subscribed to. We are joint airs with Jesus Christ which means we have to work in partnership with God. The Lord said in Romans 8:16-17 “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus you are our Rock of Defense and all things are subject unto you. Thank you, Lord, for always being faithful towards us and for bearing the sin of the world. In the name of Jesus, we bind everything that has us incarcerated without probation or parole. Today Lord we release your word over life which is power and our shield. Lord, you said in Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” It’s in the name of Jesus that we pray amen.

Reflection Questions: 

  1. What are you subscribed to that have you incarcerated?
  2. What things in your life do you need to bind and lose?