Summary: What you're going through is a praise, prayer and song away from turning around
In the New York Times there was an article stipulating the population of the prison system, this article asserts that the United States of America constitutes 5 percent of the world’s population, but it houses 25 percent of the prison population. Penal Statistic’s Data reports that there are more than 698 people per 100,000 incarcerated. According to the United States Bureau of Justice (BoJ) there are approximately 2,220,300 adults incarcerated in the United States Federal, State and County Jails.
The Vera Institute of Justice reported in 2015 that jails throughout the United Sates have become warehouses for the poor, mentally Ill, and those suffering from addiction. It has also been noted that the United States have the highest documented incarceration rate in the world.
Behind Someone’s Bars This Afternoon Are some person’s:
1. Economics 2. Potential 3. Dreams 4. Aspirations (Hopes, Desires, Goal) 5. Gifts 6. Talents 7.Creativity
Vs. 16 Whenever prayer is essential to you, don’t worry there will always be attempted interference, someone trying to block you from you moment and that person would be one possessed by a demon.
Divination – Translate to Python Spirit – This spirit tries to restrict you
There is legitimate divination and Illegitimate divination, without hesitation I can say she was one who was Illegitimate, she was a predictor of human behavior (A Soothsayer or Fortuneteller).
One Demon – Emp
Seven Demons – Strongman
One Hundred Demons – Centurion
Six Hundred Demons – Cohort
3000-6000 Demons – Legion
Vs. 17 There will be people that will follow you but are possessed by demons, will say legitimate things that validate your credentials but don’t believe, will give demonic testimonies about who you are, but won’t follow the teachings of Christ.
Vs. 18 These people will not follow for one day they will follow you for extensive periods of time, long enough to get next to your last nerve, even until the point that you have to begin talk to the spirit that is within them, with authority commanding that spirit to come out. May I suggest to you this afternoon that there are people that rub you the wrong way, but you acre enough for them to see them set free, although you’re on your way to bondage.
Vs. 19 There is an imperative point that’s made in this passage of scripture that suggests that the people of power and influence were upset at the fact that the woman was delivered from what brought them gain, let me suggests this to you, when your gift is being prostituted any pimp will be angered when what’s bringing gain to him has been freed from that life. When people grab you, don’t be alarmed, they’re not grabbing hold of you, they’re grabbing hold of the potential you have to disturb their normality
Vs. 20-21 Consider this: It only takes a few influential voices to change the climate, for good or for bad, only a few trusted voices can get people to quickly turn from your best friend to your worst enemy, especially when you threaten the cultural norm and the Power of God is visible to people who do not believe what you believe
It will get worse before it gets better
Your truth will trouble all lies
People Hate Things that Insult Their:
1. Understanding 2. Intelligence 3. Point of View 4. Insight 5. Knowledge
These are people they call trouble makers (Paul & Silas)
People may block you but they can’t stop you
Vs. 22 - 24 It may you hurt in the meantime, but it does not stop what God is going to do. They may strip you, beat you and jail you, but there are certain liberties they can’t deny you or take away from you. No matter where they put you and who guards you, and how they try to trap you or keep you from getting out.
Vs.25 At Midnight It’s all Turning Around
One has to Praise - One has to Sing
Your Praise and Someone Elses Song Is not only Going free You, It’s going to free those who have been ease dropping all the while.
They Were arrested, beaten and Jailed, When Abimelech drove David away, I heard David Say:
Psalms 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalms 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.