By Teresa Poucher
Do you feel like you are on house arrest? You say your not guilty? Most convicts say the same. This COVID-19 has us locked up. Maybe we don’t have an ankle bracelet on but my word, you could pick up this deadly virus if you go out. Worse yet, you could infect the ones you love by just your breath or touch. So I think I’ll just stay in prison, I mean home.
Truth is, I am guilty. Guilty of sin. So what am I supposed to do while I’m locked up? My goodness, we can’t even go to church. Now how are we suppose to get someone free from sin?
Hmm. Reminds me of Paul and Silas Acts 16: 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.
At midnight, sounds pretty dark, they were tired, and hurting. Myself, I would think I’d be angry, I was doing what was right. I imagine I’d be depressed. Feeling really tired, wanting some meds for my pain and try to get some sleep.
Yet they prayed. I probably would be praying to get out of there. I have a feeling they were praying for the guard that was with them. Then they start singing. Not some country tear in my beer kinda song. More like celebrating Jesus song. The foundation of the prison was shaken. they had every prisoners attention. ALL their bands were loose. I assure you Paul and Silas foundation wasn’t shaken. They were standing on the Rock Christ Jesus. The guard and his household were baptized in Jesus name that night.
You mean revival broke out in prison? No church, PA system, pews, AC or instruments? They had not even preached yet and the guard said …30: Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
Wow we can have revival during lockdown. God is dealing with backsliders. God is giving revelation to people you know. They will ask you what must I do…