Jan 31, 2021
...We know why, the hamster gnaws and the caged bird sings. For most of us have had or have a cage of some kind. Our cages may not look the same or have the same shape, but for us they and the spirits that bind us in them just as real and just as present...
Hear me clearly beloveds: any sort of unclean spirit may be part of your reality, but is not you yourself. Like for the man in the synagogue in an unclean spirit who Jesus liberates— it is your cage and you are within it.
And, you have a God who is the Deliverer. A God who binded the strong man, sent the legion off a cliff, exorcized this man in Mark from his cage, broke open the gates of hell and vanquished the powers that would destroy. Through the love and power and liberation of Jesus Christ we are unbound. In the words of the prophet Isaiah, Jesus came to “proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners” (61:1b). Free from whatever cage we find ourselves within. Free through Christ.