The Lord is the only One who can set us free. He sets us free from our guilt, our sin, our fears, our worries, our past, our bitterness, our doubts and whatever else we struggle with that keeps us captive. Jesus came to set the captive free. This is what was spoken of Jesus Christ 700 years before He was born of a virgin and came to live among men, to die for our sins and to be raised again. He died and lives again to set us free!!
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners;
This is the verse that Jesus spoke concerning Himself, which was prophesied in the Old Testament, by Isaiah.
Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed,
True freedom begins on the inside. It is only when we have experienced the liberty that Jesus came to give us can He use us to help set others free.
I Peter 2:16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
It is the truth that sets us free. The Lord has called us to share His precious truths with others so that they can be set free.
John 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
Has the Lord set you free in any area through His Word? Share that truth with others so that they too can be set free. His Word is truth.
John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
Only Jesus Christ can give life but He has called us to set others free by giving them His Word so that they will no longer be bound by the grave clothes of their past.
John 11:43,44 When He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth.” The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”
Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead and then He turned to those who were with Him and told them to unbind him and set him free.