Christ sets us free from the prison of Unbelief !

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    Isa 61:1

    The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

    Its a crying shame that so many today in the name of christianity , they teach falsely that many for whom Christ died, shall nevertheless still die in the prison of unbelief condemned for their sins Jn 8:24

    24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

    Note: Dying in sins [plural] and unbelief accompany one another, they're hand and hand !

    Now the shame in this is that it gives Christ's redemptive death no credit for being responsible for the bringing of the redeemed ones out of the prison of unbelief, which we all are in by nature as sinners Rom 11:32

    32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

    Listen, as a consequence and result of our sin in Adam, God put us in a prison of unbelief, which is in the domain of satan. The word concluded is the greek word sygkleiŨ and means:


    I.to shut up together, enclose

    A.of a shoal of fishes in a net



    II.to shut up on all sides, shut up completely

    That is as a consequence of sin, God in Judgment shut us completely in unbelief, blocked us in, imprisoned us, as to no way out ! Unbelief by nature is a spiritual confinement by the Judgment of God !

    Listen, man by nature cannot stop being a unbeliever by his own freewill, that would mean, he let his own self out of prison by his own freewill, he was able to breakout of God's sentence of imprisonment by his own freewill !
     
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    Christ sets us free from the prison of Unbelief !2

    God enslaved and imprisoned His People into the power of satan and unbelief, but for a purpose of mercy Rom 11:32 ! In this scheme of mercy, satan is the strong man by the permission of God to bound and imprison the people in unbelief, hence by nature, all men are in satans prison of unbelief, the strong man, we all are so to speak satans goods Eph 2:3

    2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

    3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others

    Thats just how we are by nature, under the control of the prince oof the power of the air, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and the mind, thats being in prison !

    But alas, Christ is the Stronger Man, who does spoil the strong man and releases his goods Matt 12:28-29

    28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

    29 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.

    Lk 11:20-22

    20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

    21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

    22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

    You see that ? Christ is the Stronger one than the strong man satan, who is much stronger than us, and Christ as the Stronger Man releases us from the bind of the strong man !

    Christ binds the strong man. That same word bind is used here Rev 20:2

    2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

    Thats Christ overcoming the strong man the devil !

    Its also the same event stated here in Rev 12:7-9

    7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

    8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

    9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

    And prevailed not means that satan and his angels were overcome and prevailed against, by Christ !
     

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