When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.” Acts 12:11
Things looked hopeless for Peter, he was chained in a prison, surrounded by guards, and planned to be executed in the morning. From a natural perspective it appeared this was the end for Peter. However God has the final say, and nothing is impossible for him
The angel that rescued Peter told him “Get up Quickly” Peter obeyed and the chains fell off his wrist. What would have happened if Peter disregarded the angel and layed there in pity and self-defeat. As Jesus told us “Faith can move Mountains” (Matthew 17:20) Even when our situation looks dire or impossible, its important to Keep The Faith, because our God is an awesome God
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners; (Isaiah 61:1)
Peter was in a physical prison, in a pit of despair, where he thought his only outcome would be his death. Maybe today your are in a “Spiritual Prison” or maybe you are in a “Physical Prison” Know that Jesus came to Set The Captives Free!
Just as the song says, because of Gods Amazing Grace, our chains are gone and we are set free through Jesus Christ. Don’t lose your faith, fix your eyes on the “chain breaker” Jesus Christ
Heavenly Father, we ask that you set us free from our prison and from our chains. We know that you are the only way in Jesus Name Amen!