The enemy has imprisoned many of the Lord’s servants without just cause . He has thought to put you away and take you out of commission to prevent you from inflicting any further damage to his kingdom or plans. But, even though you were wrongfully beaten and punished, terribly shackled and weighted down, and kept in a cold, dark dungeon for many years; you continued to minister unto and for your Lord just where you were!!!
Many of you had thought your imprisonment to be permanent for it seemed that the bars, shackles, weights, and locks holding you were too strong to ever be broken. But with God all things are possible!
Your consistent and persistent prayer and praise has reached the throne of grace. And as the Lord has deemed it time to set you free, nothing is now able to imprison you….no weakness or infirmity, no poverty or lack, no disadvantage or lack of opportunity, no plan or plot of man or of any demon from the pit of hell! NO NOTHING can hold you to keep you from the release of the Lord!
There is now a great shaking and an even greater shaking coming to the very foundation of the kingdom of darkness. Shackles and bars are breaking, and weights and locks are being cast aside as prison doors swing wide open. There is a great prison break for the loyal servants of the Most High God!!! You shall not only be freed to walk forth into a new and larger place of service, but you will bring out many with you from where you have been. The Lord is releasing you and lifting you up.
The very people who served to hold you down and help imprison you will now be turned for the Lord’s purposes…some even unto salvation and others simply to be used as vessels to assist you in your way. You are not coming out lowly or in secret. No, you are coming out exalted by the hand of the Lord and in full sight of those who have attempted to keep you imprisoned. Rejoice in the shaking for it is indeed the Lord’s decreed time for a great prison break! Whatever stronghold that you thought was holding you from being released into your God ordained destiny is being broken through by the Lord God Almighty!!! Rejoice and sing unto your Lord for it is time for your release!!!
19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,
20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,
21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.
23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:
24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.
28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.
35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.
36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.
37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.
38 And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.
39 And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.
40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.