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WHO IS REALLY RESPONSIBLE?
by Luella Campbell 
11/16/12
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WHO IS REALLY RESPONSIBLE?

"But Jesus shot back, 'You frauds! Each Sabbath every one of you regularly unties your cow or donkey from its stall, leads it out for water and thinks nothing of it. So why isn't it all right for me to untie this daughter of Abraham and lead her from the stall where Satan has had her tied these eighteen years?' When He put it that way, His critics were left looking quite silly and red-faced. The congregation was delighted and cheered Him on." Luke 13:15-17 (The Message).

Could the synagogue ruler have answered Jesus, 'But my animals are not under the law of God like we are'? From his perspective he could have been right but Jesus never viewed life from the human perspective. That's the difference between Him and us. Our logic is human. Jesus always thought God's thoughts. The very essence of our new life in Christ is to learn to think God's thoughts instead of our own.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2 (NIV).

So what was Jesus' perspective on this woman's condition? Satan! He was the culprit. But, lest we assume that we are automatically Satan's victims, we need to understand the way he works. Neither God nor Satan has any power over the gift God gave us - the freedom to make our own choices. We choose according to what we believe. God calls us to respond to truth while Satan works through deception.

In this woman's case, somewhere in her life something happened that gave Satan his opportunity to sow lies into her mind. She believed his lies and emotional pain followed, which blocked out the truth of God's love and caused her body to become as twisted as her mind.

Satan's lies are always directed at discrediting ourselves, other people and, eventually, God, resulting in feelings of fear, anger, rejection, insecurity, unforgiveness, bitterness and worthlessness which are the ideal breeding ground for demonic harassment. The devil's ensnarement comes in the form of mental, emotional and physical bondage from which there is no escape except by diagnosing the lie and replacing it with the truth which, said Jesus, is the key to freedom.

People in this condition desperately long for someone to rescue them. There is not a person in the world who can do this except Jesus. He came from the Father to bring both grace and truth to His world. Only He can set captives free; no psychiatrist, psychologist nor counsellor can reveal the truth to the heart of the sufferer. No medication can cure the mind of the lies which hold people prisoner to mental and physical 'illness'.

How tragic that our medical scientists, in their human 'wisdom', have chosen to bypass, ignore, and reject the only person who has the power to set people free, Jesus, who is the Prince of Peace. Every malady has a 'diagnosis' and is so categorised that its real cause is masked by the name of some or other disorder. We are satisfied as long as we have a 'diagnosis' even if there is no 'cure'. Our conditions are 'managed' while Jesus came to set captives free.

His anger was aroused by this heartless 'religious' man who saw more value in his animals than in a woman whom Jesus deliberately called 'a daughter of Abraham'. She had has much right to freedom as the animals whom he faithfully led to water, even on the Sabbath, because was a member of God’s covenant people. Freedom from the shackles of emotional pain is the inheritance of believers in Jesus. Have you come to Him to set you free?



If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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