"And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?" (Luke 13:10-16)
Today’s Morsel: One of the things about spiritual warfare is Satan desires to bind you so that you can never get loose. He is binding people to tattoos and body piercing so that they will always be reminded of his bondage. He continues to roam about seeking whom he may bind to alcohol, drugs, abuse, molestation, and other workings of the flesh as he knows that people will be hard-pressed to break free from these things. But Jesus has come to make us free. Therefore, to overcome these things of Satan, Jesus said we must continue in His word. We are cleansed by the word of God (See John 15:3; Psalms 119:9). The reminders may be there in our flesh that Satan once had us bound, but the Holy Spirit lets us know that we can be loosed from him through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Sing: Once like a bird in prison I dwelt, no freedom from my sorrow I felt, but Jesus came and listened to me, and glory to God, He set me free.
He set me free, yes, He set me free; He broke the bonds of prison for me, I’m glory bound my Jesus to see, glory to God, He set me free.
Thought For Today: If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.