OPEN HEAVENS FOR TEENS 20TH APRIL 2020: SETTING CAPTIVES FREE
MEMORISE: “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house“. Matthew 12:29
READ: ISAIAH 49:24-25
Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
When you became born again, you are set free from the hold of the devil. However, some of your loved one may remain trapped in sin, sickness or any other form of satanic captivity.
The strong man holding that fellow in captives as seen in Matthew 12:29 is not Satan but one of his agents, acting on instruction of Satan. The first is to bind the strong man in charge of that captive. You don’t bind human beings but spirits.
For instance, you can bind the spirit that is making your loved ones to resist the gospel. You can bind the spirit behind the sickness of that fellow, or the spirit behind their promiscuous lifestyle.
The next step according to Matthew 18:18 is to lose the captives in the name of Jesus. And the captive will be set free. You must note that the real deliverance is in that fellow receiving Christ into his life and being filled with the Holy Spirit.
In Matthew 12:43-45, Jesus said if someone is set free and left without the infilling of the Holy Ghost, the devil will return with seven stronger demons and the situation of the fellow will be worse than before.
You need to be grooming those that have been set free in the word of God and encouraging them to pray every day. That way, their freedom will last forever.
I bind every demon holding any of my loved one in captive, and I set them free this moment in the name of Jesus.
Mention the name of particular person that needs to be free.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 SAMUEL 30:1-31; 1 SAMUEL 31:1-13;
1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4. But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
AUTHORS: Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye