Christ’s resurrection assures us He has conquered sin, death and hell. He is able, as He promised to set the captives free.
Pastor Scotty Smith’s April 16th prayer at Heavenward focuses on freedom in Christ. Here’s an excerpt:
If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.John 8:36
Jesus, you’ve already set me free from many slavish imprisonments: The fear of dying, for you robbed the grave of its victory through your resurrection; The fear of judgment, for you were condemned in my place upon the cross; The tyranny of self-salvation, for it’s your obedience and righteousness which make me acceptable to God; The myth of autonomy, for you alone are the sovereign Lord and the King of Kings. When I consider these liberties, why would I doubt your ability or willingness to set me free from other imprisonments?
King Jesus, please set me free from the quick sand of vain regrets—those haunting memories of what would’ve been, could’ve been, should’ve been. I want to learn from the past, not be enslaved to the past. Your name is Redeemer, not Re-doer. Equally, free me from vain assumptions—the arrogance of thinking if things “went well”, it’s only because I did something right! O foolish man that I am.