"The Lord looseth the prisoner." (Psalm 146:7)
He has done it. Remember Joseph, Israel in Egypt, Manasseh, Jeremiah, Peter, and many
others. He can do it still. He breaks the bars of brass with a word and snaps the fetters
of iron with a look. He is doing it. In a thousand places troubled ones are coming forth
to light and enlargement. Jesus still proclaims the opening of the prison to them that are
bound. At this moment doors are flying back and fetters are dropping to the ground.
He will delight to set you free, dear friend, if at this time you are mourning because of
sorrow, doubt, and fear. It will be joy to Jesus to give you liberty. It will give Him as
great a pleasure to loose you as it will be a pleasure to you to be loosed. No, you have
not to snap the iron band: the Lord Himself will do it. Only trust Him, and He will be
your Emancipator. Believe in Him in spite of the stone walls or the manacles of iron.
Satan cannot hold you, sin cannot enchain you, even despair cannot bind you if you will
now believe in the Lord Jesus, in the freeness of His grace, and the fullness of His power
Defy the enemy, and let the word now before you be your song of deliverance; "Jehovah
looseth the prisoners."