I set you free so you could be free indeed. Stop running back to your past and picking up old habits and ways of thinking. They drag you away from your purpose. I know the plans I have for you. Freedom is your expected end.


There are many folks who walk free in our world but are in prison to a way of thinking. They can drive, go where they want, even go to work, but the enemy has them in bondage.

On the other hand, some inmates may even say, “I am in prison, yet I’m free.” Whether you’re in prison behind bars or imprisoned by your thoughts and behaviors. Christ is the key to your freedom.

Don’t be held prisoner by your past. Condemnation and shame are as thick as iron bars. Be set free by the love and mercy only found in a personal relationship with Christ. There was a very famous writer by the name of Paul whose life was the perfect picture of this.

He was never more in bondage than when he walked free, persecuting the followers of Jesus. He was also never more free than when he was in prison, shackled and beaten, but in the presence of his beloved Jesus, singing songs of praise or testifying to his jailers.

Paul wrote many letters from a prison cell and one thing is evident from them all: that brother was liberated.

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. – Ephesians 4:1 (NIV)

Be a prisoner of the Lord and the truth – Jesus – shall set you free.