Many of us live our Christian life spark to spark. Like Saul, we get momentary touches of God that wane. We enjoy the emotion and passion that is stirred up at conferences or church services, but we are unwilling to let Jesus change our life. Sparks can be good, but they are only meant to be the beginning. God wants to use them to produce a sustained and increasing fire of His presence in our heart.
This message is about spiritual prisons—those that Satan uses to cage us, and those we keep ourselves in. God’s Word shows us how to be freed from these prisons, with a powerful example from Peter’s life.
In Acts 12, Peter was imprisoned by King Herod. Thousands in Jerusalem were getting saved through the mighty works of God, with reverberations throughout the city—and Herod felt threatened. Of course, whenever God moves supernaturally through his people, it enrages the enemy. Satan had already stirred Herod to kill James, a leader in the church alongside his brother John and Peter.