William J. Gaither wrote a song several years ago. This song has been a long- time favorite of mine and countless others. The first verse says, “Shackled by a heavy burden beneath a load of guilt and shame, then the hand of Jesus touched me and now I am no longer the same. The second verse of the Song says, “Since I met this blessed Savior, since He cleansed and made me whole, I will never cease to praise Him, I’ll shout it while eternity rolls”. How wonderfully the Lord Jesus has touched so many of us. Jesus Christ came to the Earth to save mankind and to set the captives free. He came to bring life and life more abundantly. For the ones whom He sets free, there is an eternal gratitude. They have a constant Praise on their lips toward Him. The Chorus of the song “He Touched Me” says, “He touched me, oh He touched me, and oh the joy that floods my soul, something happened and now I know, He touched me and made me whole”.
Something supernatural happens in the spirit of man when we accept and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and His perfect sacrifice on the Cross, His burial and His resurrection. We become a “New Creation” inside and out. Everything changes and we are different. This “New Life” is available to anyone who will believe in the sacrifice Jesus made on the Cross of Calvary.
Jesus Christ will unshackle any and all prisoners who are in turmoil in this life. I know this to be a fact on a personal level. About forty years ago I was struggling in my own life and I desperately needed help. I didn’t know where to turn. Some friends told me about God. They told me that if I would believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for my sins and welcome Him into my Life, I would be given the peace of God that surpasses all understanding. God brought me out of darkness and into His marvelous Light. He cleansed me and made me whole. He totally and completely changed my life. God continues to change me daily as I put my Faith in Him. I was struggling in life and needed help. God rescued me and set this captive free. He will do it for anyone who calls upon His Name.
"1 Corinthians 15:3,4 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures"
"1 John 5:11,12 And this is the record, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that has the Son has life: and he that has not the Son of God has not life."