Acts 16:16-40 (24) – So the jailer put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet in the stocks. (NLT)
A jailer is accountable for a prison house and the inmates placed under confinement. However, a jail might not necessarily mean physical detention; it could be a state of mind when one is intimidated by what tomorrow may bring. Likewise, there are forces that keep people in spiritual and psychological bondage. For example, the madman of Gadarenes, who was meant to be a glory carrier, was trapped in mental captivity by 6,000 demons (Mark 5:1-20).
There are also inner prisons and jailers. The inner prison is a specially customised area with wrist and feet chains made for hardened criminals. In today’s Bible reading, Paul and Silas were handed over to a jailer who kept them in the inner prison. Nevertheless, after they prayed and sang praises, they were rescued. In the same manner, I decree! The jailer of your joy and glory shall expire, and you are set free, in Jesus’ name.
Beloved, who is your jailer? They are the hunters of destiny that won’t let go unless you waste away? Your jailer is the Goliath threatening and crying against your Israel (spiritual and career liberty (1 Samuel 17). The Jailers are those diseases limiting your fruitfulness and strengths to do exploits. Therefore, do not be ignorant—there are evil monitors assigned to supervise your destruction. These powers have kept many in the prison of past errors, which has brought limitations to their progress. However, as you pray today, you shall enjoy total liberation, in Jesus’ name!
Hymn: Jesus Saves — Priscilla J. Owens (1882)
1. Mighty hand of God, deliver me from the jailer and oppressor of my life and destiny!
2. Father, let every self-inflicted bondage and regrets of the past (mention); be burnt to ashes now. I’m moving forward up!
3. Please, pray for all persecuted Christians, families and friends globally.
4. Every “Closed-door mentality” in my life and family, be transformed into possibilities and creativity.
YOU ARE FREE INDEED!
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