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For Those Behind Prison Walls

You may be an inmate.  Or you may be an accountant, a plumber or a homemaker.  No matter who you are, it's possible to be in prison whether you're locked in a cell or not.  Whether you're bound by metal bars or by compounding troubles, realise this.

God wants you completely free from the inside out!  If you want a way out of the prison you're in, here is the best place to begin:

For Those Behind Prison Walls

1. Start Where You Are Right Now

It doesn’t matter how you got where you are… the point is, you’re there right now.  So start believing God from there.  Don’t start from where you hope to be.  Just get real with God.  When you do, you’ll be freer where you are are right now than you ever were when you were on the brink.  You can be twice as honest today as you were dishonest at any time in your past.  It’s true!  All you need to do is start from where you are right now.

2. Find Out Who You Are in Jesus, the Anointed One and His Anointing

What matters is not who or what you are, or where you’ve been.  Through reading God’s Word, you can find out who you are now – a born-again child of God.

I know one fellow who was saved in a Texas county jail right before he was sent to the state penitentiary.  He discovered who he was in the Anointed One and His Anointing, and it set him free.  He said, “Praise God, I’m not going to prison.  I’m going to Bible school!”  Well, when they shut the prison door behind him, he dived into God’s Word and he became a Bible scholar and an expert in prayer.  He still is today.  In fact, he started pastoring a church…long before he was supposed to be out of jail!

3. Learn How to Pray

No situation you can find yourself in disqualifies you from prayer.  Prayer is available to everyone.  Even sinners in the deepest of sin can still pray the prayer of repentance and make Jesus their Lord.

The only situation from which there is no deliverance is the rebellious refusal to pray at all.  So learn how to pray and let the Spirit of God run things.  You can be prosperous and free from bondage right in the middle of trouble all around you…because any man who learns to pray effectively is truly a free man.

Just honestly lay everything out before Him and start praying and acting on His Word.  You can be free regardless of any situation you could ever face.  Let God prove it to you today.

By Kenneth Copeland

If you are in a prison in Europe, call us at +44 (0)1225 787310 or email partners@kcm.org.uk to register. As a partner, you will receive a copy of the Believer’s Voice of Victory magazine and the Partner letter, and can request a KCM NKJV Bible and From Faith to Faith daily devotional.