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Sets Prisoners Free.


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The Lord sets prisoners free. Psalm 146:7 New International Version

One day I took some cigarettes to a stream. I got down on my knees and repeated: “Jesus has set me free, therefore I am free.”

As I did so each cigarette was broken and thrown into the stream.

Whenever the temptation for a smoke came I would close my eyes, repeat that mantra and imagine Jesus smashing a chain of cigarettes that was like handcuffs to me.

I went through dizzy spells, tiredness and shortness of breath when in withdrawal.


I have to wonder: What is in those cigarettes anyway? If there are addictive toxins in there and the government knows about it, does that make the government legalized drug dealers?

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 New King James Version

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka (God our healer) for finally after fifty years, smashing the chains of the destructive poison that had me so tightly in its deadly grip. I praise You in the name of He whose death set so many prisoners free Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus sweet love bless you today and every day


Author: ropheka

After faithfully serving the Lord in China for ten years as a teacher I have been called home to care for my aged mother who has numerous disabilities. As well I regularly do volunteer work visiting seniors in a seniors home. I love being in nature. I say the closer we get to nature the more we see Jehovah. We are blessed in this area with many amazing, easy to ride bicycle trails on old railroad lines that takes us all over Southern Ontario.

9 thoughts on “Sets Prisoners Free.

  1. I praise you, too, God for what you have done in Joseph! I pray you continue to shelter and protect him from that temptation for the rest of his days. Each day draw him closer to you and make him more and more like Christ. Amen!

  2. Praise the Lord.

  3. Inspiring testimony.

    I had issues with over the counter sleep aides and with prescription pain relievers. Brother Joseph I can totally relate to your river experience. I remember flushing a bottle if cough syrup down the toilet. And emptying my left over pain medication from a dental procedure into the trash. I never went back but the temptation to do so was strong.

    May God keep us strong and all others who are struggling with whatever addictions.

  4. Amen!! What an awesome testimony!!

  5. Thanks for your like of my post, “Life From Life.” You are very kind.

  6. Thanks for your sharing. If Jesus sets us free, we will be free indeed! Renee and Ben

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