SPIRIT OF BONDAGE

SPIRIT OF BONDAGE

1 John 2:16 “For everything in the world–the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has done and does–comes not from the Father but from the world.”

The Scene: Represents people who are in bondage: hooked on drugs, alcohol, pornography, or any addiction, something that is not God honoring; like being caught in a whirlpool. They stay hooked and the end result is they are sinking deeper into their addiction (sin) as if someone were caught in a whirlpool and drawn in deeper and deeper, then cannot escape the strong current pulling them into the vortex. Their sin has overcome them to the point they are totally lost spiritually and may spend eternity in hell, except when they reach out to Jesus for help and turn their lives over to Him.

1 Corinthians 10:13-14 “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.”

God has given humankind free will; however, it would be better for all to follow God’s plan, which brings success, joy, and true freedom through Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 6:12 “Everything is permissible for me”–but I will not be mastered by anything.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

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