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Jesus Delivered Us From Bondage

July 9, 2021 Save Article

PRAY OVER THIS:

“And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

(Colossians 2:13-15)

PONDER THIS:

There are three things that Jesus did for us when He came to Earth to deliver us from bondage, and three kinds of bondage that He delivered us from. Number one, He delivered us from the bondage of spiritual death. Those who are not in Christ are spiritually dead. It’s not that they are spiritually sick; they are spiritually dead. But Jesus Christ made us “alive together with Him” (Colossians 2:13).

He also delivered us from the bondage of staggering debt. Our sins are a debt that must be paid. Heaven has sued us for damages, and we are in debt because of our sin. Now, what did Jesus Christ do on the cross? He paid the debt (See Colossians 2:14.)—Jesus paid it all!

Finally, He delivered us from the bondage of satanic dominion. Colossians 2:15 talks not only about what Jesus did for us but also about what He did to Satan. He ruined Satan. Jesus didn’t just defeat the principalities and powers of evil, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in His death upon the cross.

  • Which of these three ways Jesus freed His people from bondage stands out most to you?
  • Where do you still feel in bondage? How might you look to Jesus to free you today?

PRACTICE THIS:

Take time to tell another person about the way Jesus has freed you from spiritual bondage.

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