So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. – John 8:36
The evil one is able to use almost everything to keep us captured. You may be bound by a spirit of manipulation. Perhaps you are bound by a spirit of criticism. You criticize others or you are being criticized and suffer from it. There are many bondages. ‘Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’ (John 8:32).
A big liar
When you are bound by something, the evil one will use this to depress and discourage you. If you are sick, he will try to convince you that you will die. If you are addicted to smoking, drugs, alcohol or pills, he will look for you and say: ‘You can’t stop! You are going to die. I got you.’ The evil one will do everything in his power to destroy you. He finally tells you: Put an end to this life.’
But the evil one is a big liar! It is God’s desire that we are well, that we are healthy and happy (see 3 John 1:2).
Being bound is also bad for your health. Your body cannot function properly due to the pressure of the evil one. Physical complaints are often caused by poor emotional, spiritual or mental health. It is possible to be captivated by a spirit of illness. A deaf and dumb person was able to speak again when Jesus drove away the evil spirit (see Matthew 9:32-33). There was also a spirit of weakness (Luke 13:10-17) from which a crippled woman suffered.
The message we bring is that there is salvation. Christ is the Redeemer. God placed the Church in the world to bring salvation in Jesus’ name. If you are bound, you do not have to stay that way. Jesus Christ wants to redeem you from sins, diseases, bad habits, phobias, addictions, occultism and evil powers.
Pray to God. Tell Him that you need His help. Rearrange your life and allow God to deliver you.