CARRIED BY GRACE
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"Gbaaaarghhh!!! I was awakened by a violent sound and I was forced to open my eyes.I looked around me and realized I was in an unfamiliar place;it was a very dark room with a faint light shining at the far end of the room. The light felt distant but at the same time,it felt close like it has always been there in the room but it was the least of my worries as I thought of how I got here in the first place . I could barely see anything in the room and my insides shook with fear as different thoughts ran through my mind. I tried to get up from where I sat but something was holding me down;it was a chain.I had been tied down , bound!!!!.
"Help!!!! Help!!!! Hello, anyone there?!!!!" I shouted but nothing could be heard. Memories of how I got here seemed so blank..I tried loosing the chains but I couldn't. The distant light was still there and it gave me a little hope but I still ignored it..I wanted to be free!!
Suddenly,I couldn't take it anymore and tears ran down my face.i started crying and pleading for help .At least, someone would hear and save me from my captor. It was at that moment that I heard someone laugh wickedly behind me..it was a kind of laughter that would shake the insides of any individual and make the person feel so weak and scared.It was a laughter full of hatred,scorn and mockery.
"You have hit rock bottom,you have fallen!!!" The voice said
I needed no one to tell me it was my captor. "Who are you?!!!" I shouted in fear,my voice trembling. The room became silent once more and I was left alone.
Again,I struggled to set my self free but I couldn't.My captor started laughing again, reminding me how hopeless I was. I looked towards the light at the far end of the room and suddenly, memories started flashing back. I had always yielded to the voice of my captor, following him every step of the way, listening to his commands and foolishly, I walked into his trap.All this time, I felt I was enjoying my life to the fullest, partying, backbiting,full of envy, hostile,backslider and every other things that could be found in the realm of iniquity which only brought me pain ,held me bound and declared me a slave to the devil. I cried and realized how much I had stayed away from the light that offered me peace,joy, freedom and assured me of eternal life.The voice that always reminded me of how much He loved me ..
The voice that would always say "I WILL NEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE YOU,FOR I AM YOUR SHIELD;YOUR STRONG HOLD IN TIME OF TROUBLE.I WILL BE YOUR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM,I WILL CARRY YOU WHEN YOU SEEM TO FALL AND I WILL NEVER LET YOU OUT OF MY SIGHT FOR I HAVE LOVED YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE;MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE"
How can I be so foolish to walk away from that promise of peace? Now,I am held bound…
My captor laughed once again saying "I have total control over you and you have been destined for destruction,the wages of sin is death and you will die.You're alone!Bonded! My own very slave! You're not strong enough!You are defeated! There's no way you can be free from my trapp because even your God has forsaken you!"….The evil laughter continued.
I wasn't feeling my strength anymore,I was dying and there was no one to call upon..tears flooded my face as I felt it was my end..my strength was fading. I knew it was the end for me but then..I looked towards the light and for the first time heard a whisper from it…it was faint at first but I could hear clearly…
"CALL UPON ME IN TIME OF TROUBLE AND I'LL MAKE HASTE TO DELIVER YOU.YOUR DELIVERER NEVER SLEEPS NOR SLUMBER.CALL UPON ME."
With tears in my eyes,I said " Lord,I am nothing but a sinner, who am I that you so much care about?"
He said "I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU WOULD EVER KNOW.I WAS ALWAYS HERE, WAITING FOR YOUR CALL"
"but I am a sinner.."
"AND I AM GOD WHO LOOKS PAST YOUR SINS AND HAVE CALLED YOU FROM A PLACE OF FILTH TO A PLACE WHERE YOU'LL NO MORE BE BOUND BUT WOULD BE CALLED THE DAUGHTER OF THE MOST HIGH.WHERE YOU'LL BE DECLARED FREE FROM THE WAGES OF SIN AND DEATH AND YOU'LL BE FELLOW HEIR IN MY KINGDOM"
"I don't deserve all this Lord,do you know what I've done? I'm a fornicator,I abandoned your teachings a long time ago"
"YOU WERE DEAD IN YOUR TRESPASSES, THOUGH THE WAGES OF SINS COMPASS YOU ABOUT,I HAVE MADE YOU ALIVE TOGETHER WITH ME.I KINDLY FORGIVE ALL YOUR SINS AND ERASE THE HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENT THAT CONSIST OF DECREES IN OPPOSITION TO YOU.I HAVE TAKEN IT OUT OF THE WAY BY NAILING IT TO THE TORTURE STAKE.I HAVE STRIPPED THE GOVERNMENT AND AUTHORITY BARE AND HAVE PUBLICLY EXHIBITED THEM AS CONQUERED.I HAVE DEFEATED THE DEVIL,YOUR CAPTOR AND I DECLARE YOU FREE.YOU'RE NO LONGER OF THE BONDWOMAN BUT OF THE FREE!!!!!!" WELCOME HOME, BELOVED!!"
Slowly,the chains fell off and the dark room became so bright.i was free!! No longer bound!!! No longer a slave to the devil. With Shame,my captor walked away and I rejoiced in victory.
Beloved, what have you done that made you feel so distant from God?that made you feel dejected,lost,bound by the realms of darkness. There is a light(Jesus) inside of you, waiting for you to call upon Him for help, whispering to you "BELOVED, COME BACK HOME"; wanting to save you from the strong holds of your captor. Why don't you accept JESUS into your life today before it's too late? Accept Him today and watch Him break all the chains that held you bound and make you an heir of His kingdom, declare you free and make you whole. Accept Jesus today before it's too late.SHALOM!!!
by Akinsanya Tumininu Dorcas Published
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