Self-righteousness, self-justification, self pity and self-preservation: once we open the door to one of these, the rest so easily can enter and align themselves to form a prison of “The Kingdom of Self.” This kingdom is full of our own isolation, our own deception, and our own bitterness. That can sound so intimidating and immovable! Yet, Jesus always has a way! This evening, we will dive into scripture and identify the Biblical truths that can obliterate the tangled mental and emotional web of these snares!
Legalism, double-mindedness, selfish ambition, pride, judgment, a critical heart: all of these can be manifestations of a religious spirit’s influence in our hearts, minds, and actions. Let’s recognize these for what they are, and learn what truth the Bible gives us about this multifaceted foe.
What is spiritual bondage? What does the Bible have to say about it? How do we end up in spiritual bondage? We will discuss the story of the Gadarene Demoniac as a poignant example of the great exchange of deliverance: from bondage to freedom, chaos to peace.