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Setting The Captives Free

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Jesus Came To Set The Captives Free

At the start of his ministry, Jesus stood up in the synagogue in Nazareth and read ISAIAH 61:1-2.

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,  to proclaim freedom for the captives  and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn. Then he rolled up the scroll and announced:
"Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your presence."

Jesus' Commission To His Disciples

Before he ascended back to heaven, Jesus gave his disciples authority and power to do what he had done:

• proclaim the kingdom-rule of God,
• heal the sick, and
• set the captives free
(LUKE 9:1; 10:1,8-9;17-20)

Every born again Christian, who is filled with the Holy Spirit, is authorised to do what Jesus did. God the Father anoints us to proclaim the good news about the kingdom of God and to demonstrate it by laying hands on the sick and setting individuals free from spiritual bondages.

We simply need to do what the Holy Spirit tells us. That's because it is God's ministry, not ours. We are simply vessels through whom the Holy Spirit can minister God's healing and delivering love as we surrender ourselves to him in prayer, meditation on Scripture and obedience to his instructions.

In some cases we may need to seek specialist help from Christians trained and experienced in dealing with specific kinds of problems like trauma, abuse or the occult from organisations such as The Reachout Trust.

For a specific course aimed at setting individuals free, go to  Neil Anderson STEPS TO FREEDOM IN CHRIST.


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