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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

As Christ is our King, so too are we His free will servants Joseph a son of Jehovah I have been a faithful servant of our Lord for the past forty years. He has led me to move from the farm to the city. It was there I learned natural medicine as well as to serve by doin volunteer work in a hospital. This was preparing me for the next stage of growth and service unto Him. The next phase was to live in a tent in the western provinces of Canada planting trees. It has here in His marvelous creation of nature that He taught me so much of Himself while serving others in camp as a first aid attendant. If anybody got sick or injured they always came to me. As well, I learned to be a big brother and care about their mental health and for most, it was the first time they were ever loved. This caring for others prepared me for the next step which was to be a teacher all over China. Here not only did my example guide many to our Heavenly King but also taught me how to deal with narcissist. This prepared me to come home to take care of a narcissistic mother while dealing with narcissist family members. It was in China that the Lord also guided me to become a Christian writer which has been faithfully done for the past ten years. I know not what will happen tomorrow but I know who holds tomorrow in His hands and it is Him I place my total confidence and trust in. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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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