Posted by: Derek Guyer | November 18, 2009

Proclaiming Freedom to the Captives

I had a great opportunity on Sunday evening in Ohio to speak to a couple of hundred prisoners. I was asked by a church in the area to accompany them into the prison and speak to the men who attended. I was honored to be asked to minister to them and highly encouraged to have seen such faith inside the walls.

I had thought for several days about topics I could and should cover with them, and finally decided on a subject about thirty minutes before I walked in, but even after that God, through His Holy Spirit, changed directions…

As I walked into the prison I saw a lot of men just like me. I saw men with sincere hearts, but broken lives. I saw men who had messed up. I saw men who were beat down. I saw men who satan had dragged through the mud. I saw men who needed freedom. So, I preached freedom to the captives.

“Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels. And the dragon lost the battle, and he and his angels were forced out of heaven. This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.

Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens,

“It has come at last- salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ.For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth- the one who accuses them before our God day and night. And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.”

Revelation 12:7-11 NLT

It was an incredible couple of hours of fellowship, worship, and awakening the sleepers. God did some awesome stuff in the room that night as we sat in His presence together.



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