TOPIC: The Termination of Captivity
SCRIPTURE: And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. Acts 16:25-26
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Every form of captivity can be terminated by the Power of God.
Sometime ago, a woman testified in one of our Church Services of how she had been into masturbation for 18 years. She usually found herself in the dream surrounded by hefty dogs that would not allow her to move. Those hefty dogs were symbolic of immoral captivity, and she remained in that lifestyle for 18 years until the Power of God delivered her.
There are many people today who are in diverse captivities in life – iniquity, singleness, barrenness, wretchedness, etc. where the devil has kept them.
But the truth is, every form of captivity can be terminated by the Power of God.
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And the Power of God visits three major places in a captivity:
- The Power of God shakes or destroys the foundations of prisons (Acts 16:25-26).
Every prison has a foundation; there is something it is standing on. This is what the Power of God first destroys.
- The power of God forces open prison doors. Prisons have doors, and the doors can be opened for the captive to come out.
- The Power of God has the capacity to lose all bands and chains (Acts 16:26).
Now, what are the secrets of the power that terminates captivity?
a. The power of prayer (Acts 16:25).
b. The power of praise (Acts 16:25).
c. The power of the Word (Psalm 107:20, John 8:32,36, John 17:17).
d. The power of the anointing (Isaiah 10:27).
e. The power of prophetic impact (Luke 13:12).
Beloved, whatever happened at any point in your life that has licensed the devil and his agents to keep you in captivity, that foundation is broken, and you are coming out now, in Jesus’ Name.
Remember this: Every form of captivity can be terminated by the power of God.
- Engage the secrets of the power that terminates captivity mentioned in today’s message.
- By virtue of Christ’s finished work on Calvary, believe that you cannot be a captive.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for setting me free from every form of captivity by the power in the Blood of Jesus Christ. I am no longer a slave to the enemy, Lord in Jesus’ name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEALING WITH THE TERMINATION OF CAPTIVITY.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Corinthians 11-13.
QUOTE: It takes a daring heart to experience a victorious life. Culled from “RIDING THE STORMS OF LIFE” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: The pangolin is able to roll up into an armour-plated ball, so lions can’t eat them.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Every captivity of your life be terminated and dissolved today in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.