In the vision, I was walking through the countryside on a beautiful sunny day. The grass was a silky green and the sky was a perfect blue with no clouds in sight. Then, I heard someone say, “Come to our church. We are free in the Spirit.”
I turned toward the voice and what I saw shocked me. It was a dark cave with bars stretching across its opening. A church steeple sat atop the cave. The people stood behind the bars and beckoned me with their hands through the openings between the bars. They repeated over and over, “Come to our church. We are free in the Spirit.” (As told by Roberts Liardon, in the 1990’s)
How could fellow believers be imprisoned and still think they are free in the Spirit?
ANSWER: A large majority of believers accept what preachers, teachers, and others tell them about what the Bible says without ever searching their own Bibles to see if the people are correct. Thus, they are prone to swallow lies and, even outrageous whoppers.
“The greatest hindrance to Christianity is not the opponents of the Bible, but rather, its proponents.” (Charles H. Spurgeon)
Today, I prayed for American prisoners:
Lord, I pray we American believers study and understand the Bible so that we are not ashamed before God and are set free by its truth. (Based on 2 Timothy 2:15 and John 8:32)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you?
Join with me on Fridays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.