Jesus: Compassion to set the Captives Free!


Mostly all day today at work I was feeling a spirit of heaviness and a weeping like spirit.  While in front of my co-workers I was trying not to show it, one even asked me was I feeling alright.

While working in a correctional facility, I get a chance to hear a lot of life stories and situations of those that are there.  Each day as I walk out and get ready to walk across the compound to leave, mostly all of the guys say “Goodbye Mrs. Coleman, see you tomorrow and to be safe going home.”  As I look at them today I was feeling such a compassion and sadness.

As I continued to walk, God used it as a metaphor to me.  He said the same way you are having such a fullness of sadness and compassion for these who are physically locked up, imagine how much more compassion and sadness I feel for those who are spiritually bound and locked up!  If only they would just reach out to Me and give Me a chance to show how much I love them and I want to spare them!

The Lord just wants those who are spiritually held captive, to turn to him!  The enemy is deceiving and wants people to believe that there is no hope!  He is a liar and the father of them.  Jesus is standing there, he is here to set the captives free, all who are spiritually, mentally, and physically bound and locked up in sin.

Christ Jesus is our hope and He is extending His compassion and mercy for us all to accept Him and become free from the things that has us bound!

“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.  To preach the acceptable year of the Lord”   Luke 4:18-19.


– by Geraldine Coleman

Geraldine Coleman imageGeraldine Coleman:  Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.




Jesus: Compassion to set the Captives Free! — 1 Comment

  1. Romans 4:17-21
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”[a]) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; 18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”[b] 19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.  20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.