Freedom! True deliverance doesn’t require dueling banjos

Your inner imagery influences your perception of your life. Embrace hopeful inner images. Resist and reject harmful ones.

The more honest you are, the closer you are to freedom. The more you lie, the more you’re trapped in bondage. It’s amazing how much mental, emotional, chemical, and spiritual bondage there is in “the land of the free.”

There’s a powerful alternative to being controlled by your desires. It’s being led by the presence and power of God’s Spirit. Jesus taught His followers to pray, “deliver us from evil.” Christians need to demonstrate freedom from evil thoughts and desires.

Christians should be both an example and an agent of deliverance. We should be living free from bondage to wrongful desire and setting others free. If you want to be free from self-imposed bondage, let your heart connect with and surrender to the living Jesus! When Christians settle for bondage, they deny the delivering power of the risen Jesus. Are you denying the Lord?

Jesus came, lived, died, and rose to set His followers free from bondage to self and to dominating desires. Deliverance from controlling desires comes from heart connection with the risen Jesus. Bondage to desire comes from self-focus. If Jesus has set you free, why are you still hanging out inside a prison cell?

When I say,
“Jesus deliver me,”
He hands me
The key
And says,
“Go and be
Set free!”

When a cerebral attack
Weighs you down,
Don't surrender
And hunker down.
With the Word of God.
Photo by loc nguyen on

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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