KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 11:44 KJV “And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.”
After Lazarus was raised up from the dead, he came out bound by the grave clothes. He was alive, yet He could not see. He could not talk or even use his hands. He had to hop to move forward. This is the picture of some individuals who come into Christ. The scripture says God has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son. (Col 1:13) This scripture means when we are saved, the power of the evil bondage over our lives, is broken. This is the position of the scripture, yet many at the moment of conversion were either not well enlightened scripturally concerning this truth or had certain things they did not open up to break free from, that still held them bound.
In light of the above, there are a number of people who come into Christ, yet are like the resurrected Lazarus. They are so bound to certain bondages, such that they must be set, free. I am aware of some who are set free the very day they were born again. I remember a chain given to me by an occultic pastor, got vanished from my neck, the very day I got born again. We have met countless people who have found it difficult to live a successful Christian life because they had contaminated themselves with mallams, fetish priests, etc. Some have swallowed cowries, charms, and all kinds of soul ties that had to be broken.
Some of these ones may need proper teaching to get them free. Others may need to be prayed for and set free from whatever ‘grave clothes’ that have been used to tie them down. Dear reader, what state do you find yourself? Is there a particular evil pattern that keeps relapsing in your life and family? You may be having streams of nightmares that assault your sleep and make life miserable for you. For most of such people, you may need proper instruction in God’s word, and through that, you would learn how to break loose from those bondages. Others must be prayed for. If you find yourself in such a condition, look for a brother or sister, with a good knowledge of the scriptures, and who has been successful in getting others free from such a state. I believe such a one, would be able to know what to do after listening to your case.
Heavenly Father, thank you for your great salvation, which has brought lasting peace to many. I pray for those who find themselves in muddy waters and do not know how to walk out. May the truth of your word get home to them, and set them free in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
Joh 8:32 KJV “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
2Co 10:4 KJV (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;