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The word prison is found 125 times in the Bible. It is used to show where kings and prophets have been cast to stop their reign or their spreading of the Word of God. Captivity is a theme that runs through the entire scriptures.

The Israelites were captive in Egypt when Moses freed them. Their many years of disobedience to God landed them in the hands of the Egyptian oppressors. But God was faithful and saved them with a savior in Moses.

Since then mankind has continued to defy God and discount God's law and instructions for a prosperous life. There is much duality in the Bible and the story of Moses and the Israelites was a precursor to another who would hear the cries of His people and send salvation once again.

See below the duality of Psalms and Luke.

Psalm 146

He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever. 7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free, 8 the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.

Luke 4

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Jesus was that Savior who would free mankind from a different type of prison and set the oppressed free. This oppressor is the enemy who has sinned from the beginning. Jesus was sent like Moses to free us; freedom from sin.

Acts 8 highlights this:

For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.”

Let us cast off the ties that bind us and run the race towards the One who can perpetually free us from the snares of death.

And that is the Whole Truth. God Bless

and remember God always answers His kneemail.

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