by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Regardless of what may be binding us, there is power in the name of Jesus to break every one of the chains Satan tries to throw around us.
Addictions. Fears. Bitterness. Hatred. Depression. Sin.
They wrap around us and cause us to fall.
During the same camping trip I mentioned last month, Bear repeatedly tangled himself, and us, with the length of rope we used as a tie out for him whenever we sat outside the RV. It didn’t matter how many times we untangled the rope … and Bear … and us, he tangled himself all over again.
The reason was simple. Bear kept behaving the same way with no change.
Sort of like us.
Jesus untangles us through his power and breaks every chain, but if we don’t change our behavior, we end up in a mess all over again.
At the name of Jesus, Satan has to flee. He is no match for the power of Jesus.
The devil is a defeated foe. We need to act like it though, and quit wandering around in the same circles over and over and over until we get ourselves tangled and enchained once more.
Because of God’s love for his creation and his boundless mercy, we have the power through Jesus to cast off the chains that bind, and keep us from being the people we were created to be. We have the hope of eternal life with him because Jesus rose again from the dead.
This is God’s gift of grace for those who believe and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
When we find ourselves weighed down by the chains of our sins, Jesus’ power can untangle our lives and remove the chains if we let him.
Ready for the chains to fall?
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All honor to God, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; for it is his boundless mercy that has given us the privilege of being born again so that we are now members of God’s own family. Now we live in the hope of eternal life because Christ rose again from the dead. And God has reserved for his children the priceless gift of eternal life; it is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And God, in his mighty power, will make sure that you get there safely to receive it because you are trusting him. It will be yours in that coming last day for all to see. So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though the going is rough for a while down here. 1 Peter 1:3-6 (TLB)
I wish you well.
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