In Bondage

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

The other day I saw a huge spider in the Transformation Center office window. As I looked more closely, I realized that this spider caught a fly in its web. It was interesting to just watch this spider spin its victim around and around making a cocoon.

What caught my attention was the fly. I could tell that he was still alive but due to the spider’s web that was made into a cocoon, the fly was struggling to set itself free. But it was in the bondage of the spider’s web.

This is when I started to think about the parallels to the Christian life. God has created us to live in freedom – freedom to love God and to obey His commands. On a side note, the world’s view of freedom is just the opposite. People think that freedom is the absence of rules or laws, but the fact of the matter is that people are in bondage to their wills.

This is why when you tell a person to stop doing something, they are not able to exercise self-control. Just think about the use of drug, porn, alcohol, sex, and etc. Many people cannot stop. Even though they are free to do these things, are they truly “free” if they are addicted and cannot stop?

Often times, Christians end up in a spiritual headlock by Satan. This is one of the reasons why we lose our joy and effectiveness. Spiritual warfare is always heightened when God is about to do some great things because Satan knows that God’s purposes will be accomplished.

It is my prayer that every person in our churches will be living in the freedom that Christ has purchased for us on the cross.

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (Jn 8:36).
 
 
 
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The fly was struggling to set itself free
 
 
 
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I tried to get a close up but my camera did not have the ability to get a clear shot

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