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Taking Captivity Captive

Ephesians 4:8: “Therefore He says: ‘When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men.’”

There’s a story in the Bible in which a young prophet called Elijah takes an enemy army that had arrived to captivate the people of God captive. He did it through prayer. He led the whole army to a place where they were vulnerable, but instead of harming them, he fed them and sent them home.

Today, you and I have the same authority. We can pray that even the enemies of God suddenly become aware of the peril of their condition. Then through our kindness, may they return to their homes knowing that God is love. Yes, we have this authority. It’s ours in Christ.

It’s time to pray.

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