Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Imprisoned!


I object, your Honor! I have been placed in Twitter Jail, with no subpoena, no written or verbal accusation, no trial by a jury of my peers, and no call to my lawyer. ( I would have called my son, who is my favorite lawyer.)

Suddenly I found that I was unable to "follow" the people who were "following" me on Twitter. I had to do a lot of investigative work to discover that I was suspended from the ability to follow anyone based on some arbitrary number of "the ratio of followers to followed" and would be in Twitter jail for an indeterminate amount of time.

This sounds un-American to me! I didn't even know I was in jail for two days. I thought I was unable to "follow" new people because something was wrong with my computer. I was in a jail without visible bars!

As I thought about the predicament, I saw that God was again speaking. He is very literal sometimes in what He tells me. We may think we are just fine, upstanding and wonderful people...but that is not the case. All of us are prisoners to sin, if we do not recognize the fact that we are indeed sinners. Just look at the ten commandments. I bet you can't recite them. And if you can, are you perfectly upholding all of them? I bet not. You are in prison. It is a prison you can't see, but it is stronger than any prison you can see because those are temporal, and this one is eternal.

But the good news is you can get out! We all are given a "get out of jail free" card by Jesus. All we have to do is admit we sin, repent of our crime, and accept His free "get out of jail card" by believing in Him and accepting His offer of His payment for our freedom and salvation. Easy peasy.

Unlike Twitter jail. I can do NOTHING but wait till they release me. You see why I choose God over Men every time.
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Isaiah 61:1 

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

Psalm 102:20 

To hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die,

Psalm 146:7 

Who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free;

Luke 4:18 

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

Psalm 79:11

Let the groans of the prisoners come before you; according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die!

1 John 1:9 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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