Keys for Transformation – Releasing of Captives from the Prisons of Darkness

I recently had a dream in which I saw prisoners huddled up in the corner of individual prison cells watching a tv screen. Their bodies were tattooed with words and/or images of different sins and issues and I could see hearts exposed and shattered with pieces missing. Each cell had words painted on the floor ‘Guilt’, ‘Shame’, ‘Condemnation’, ‘Fear’ but the doors were wide open and I saw the word FUTURE like a hologram in each doorway.

The Lord is Exposing the Lies of the Enemy and Captives are Being Set Free

No one was physically bound to the prison so I couldn’t understand why they didn’t leave. Then I heard the message from the TV. An ‘angel’ was warning prisoners not to leave because the prison was a safe place; that outside there were hundreds of people, including the media, waiting to harass, mock and torture them, exposing their sins to the world. It then showed fake scenes from outside the prison of people supposedly waiting in anger for them to come out. Immediately a righteous anger rose up inside me as I witnessed these desperate people being lied to.

 A FUTURE OF PROMISE IS UPON US

I stormed out of the cell and down a long dark corridor until I saw a big door with ‘CONTROL CENTRE’ on it. When I stepped inside I saw the ‘angel’ reporting the ‘news’ that they screened inside the prison cells. Without thinking, I walked over to him and ripped his mask off exposing the enemy before the prisoners and commanded him to leave. I told the people the truth, that they were free because Jesus has paid their ransom. Then I showed them footage of Jesus standing at the unlocked gates and many people outside eager to greet them and love them.

Suddenly the lights went on in the corridors and prisoners started to leave, one by one to start with and then they all started running until they reached the large iron gates. Whenever a person stepped into the light their tattoos dissolved and disappeared, bodies were healed and hearts became whole. Jesus stood at the gates with a key smiling at them. He opened the gates wide and the former prisoners fled through them falling into the arms of loved ones on the other side, dancing and singing with joy.

Beyond the prison I could see a brightly lit path that disappeared into the distance through the Gardens of Paradise. There was an abundance of stunning mountains and lakes and a huge rainbow. Then I noticed the words – A FUTURE OF PROMISE written in the sky.

It’s Time to Proclaim Liberty to the Captives and Open the Prison Doors to those who are Bound

He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; (Isaiah 61:1b NKJV)

I believe we are stepping into a new season of restoration, where God’s people are being released from the prisons of darkness they have been hiding in for so many years and being propelled into their destiny. Whenever the lies of the enemy are exposed they lose their power. For this reason the power of sin and of guilt, shame and condemnation is being broken individually and corporately at this time.

If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]. (1 John 1:9 AMP)

When we testify we glorify God. Therefore this is an invitation for believers to overcome the enemy and give glory to God by testifying of His greatness at every opportunity. In fact each testimony of redemption and restoration is a testimony of Jesus and the word says we already OVERCAME and CONQUERED the enemy by the word of our testimony.

“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom (dominion, reign) of our God, and the authority of His Christ have come; for the accuser of our [believing] brothers and sisters has been thrown down [at last], he who accuses them and keeps bringing charges [of sinful behavior] against them before our God day and night. And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death. Revelation 12:10-11 (AMP)

The Power of Testimony

Consequently, as more people share testimonies of God’s goodness and transformation in their lives, freedom is released in the atmosphere for others to follow. The Lord is calling his beloved children to share testimonies of transformed hearts because whenever hearts are transformed, healings and miracles naturally follow. So, if we want to see revival we must first release believers from their prisons.

So then, this takes us back to my previous word about God handing out keys to his church as they receive revelation of their true identity and who Jesus is and what he has done.  (See Heavenly Keys Being Released in the Secret Place)

The Lord promises that when His people stand up against the enemy by testifying they will not be shamed. Instead they will receive a double portion of honour and everlasting joy.

Instead of shame and dishonor,
    you will enjoy a double share of honor.
You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land,
    and everlasting joy will be yours. (Isaiah 61:7 NLT)

The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Us – Isaiah 61 (NLT)

TheSpirit of the SovereignLord is upon me,
    for theLord has anointed me
    to bring goodnews to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
    and to proclaim that captives will be released
    and prisoners will be freed.
He has sent me to tell those who mourn
    that the time of theLord’s favor has come,
    and with it, the day ofGod’s anger against their enemies.
To all who mourn inIsrael,
    he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
    festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like greatoaks
    that theLord has planted for his own glory.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins,
    repairing cities destroyed long ago.
They will revive them,
    though they have been deserted for many generations…
…You will be called priests of theLord,
    ministers of our God.
You will feed on the treasures of the nations
    and boast in their riches.
Instead of shame and dishonour,
    you will enjoy a doubleshare of honour.
You will possess a doubleportion of prosperity in your land,
    and everlasting joy will be yours.
“For I, theLord, love justice.
    I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
I will faithfully reward my people for their suffering
    and make an everlasting covenant with them.
Their descendants will be recognised
    and honored among the nations.
Everyone will realize that they are a people
    theLord has blessed.”
I am overwhelmed with joy in theLord myGod!
    For he has dressed me with clothing of salvation
    and draped me in a robe of righteousness.
I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding
    or a bride with her jewels.
The SovereignLord will show his justice to the nations of the world.
    Everyone will praise him!
His righteousness will be like a garden in spring,
    with plants springing up everywhere.