Anytime we talk about captivity, we are referring to bondage. To be in bondage means incapacitated. When someone is incapacitated it means that such a person is in slavery. To be enslaved physically and spiritually in all spheres of life, is the inability to fulfill ones dreams and vision of life. Breaking out of captivity also signifies that the liberation of such an individual to success, sound health, job opportunities, marriage, wealth, blessings and sound faith in Christ Jesus has been limited by powers or forces that are beyond the immediate control of such a person. Captivity blocks avenues for success at all levels. It is possible that you need God’s intervention to break out of that captivity and be liberated in the name of Jesus.
In Galatians 5:1, the Bible says, “for freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery”. After Christ has liberated us, he commands us not to be entangled again with the yoke of bondage. When we trust Jesus he breaks loose all the chains and shackles of captivity in our lives and sets us free indeed (John 8:36). Luke 4:18, says, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised”. The Spirit of God who is in you is ready to liberate you from that captivity because if the Spirit can set the captives free from all forms of affliction, you can break out of your captivity by the same Spirit in Jesus name. When Jesus is present in your life, peace becomes inevitable nd his blessings are experienced in marriage, career, business, relationship and abundant blessings. 2 Corinthians 3:17, makes it clearer to us, it says, “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty”. Hebrews 13:23 says, “Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he comes shortly, I will see you”. In Isaiah 52:1, the word of God says, Awake, awake; put on thy strength O Zion.
I pray that this morning the Lord will enable us to understand our captivity and lay our burdens at the feet of the Lord, for complete deliverance.” I will no longer be a slave to sin, I am a child of God”. God bless you.
The Very Rev. Canon Dr. Rebecca Nyegenye