Also known as false imprisonment is a restraint of a person in a bounded area without justification or consent.
What an injustice it is to be bound without justification or consent. It’s even more of an injustice to be held captive after you’ve been proven innocent. You’re still behind bars when you’re supposed to be free. Imagine the bondage, pain and agony of a person in this situation. This is cruel. Can you imagine being this person? Are you this person?
You very well could be this person. You could be the person who is still holding yourself hostage when you’re supposed to be free. You may have been guilty of the crime and although bond has been made you have chosen to remain bound. You refuse to receive forgiveness. You refuse to forgive yourself. This is the perfect example of wrongful imprisonment. When we don’t know our rights we can remain in this place. Did you know you have the right to be free? Did you know that you’ve been proven innocent? You no longer have to be bound by the guilt. You no longer have to be bound by your past. Someone paid your ransom. They stood on your behalf. They became your advocate. They took all of the charges for you. Because of their selfless act, you are now free. When will you stop allowing your enemy to hold you hostage? Did you know when you refuse to accept what Jesus did for you, you give consent to the enemy to keep you bound? Did you know that when you refuse to forgive yourself and believe that you are forgiven that you’re giving consent to the enemy to keep you bound? Jesus paid your random. He settled all of your debt, past present and future. You can walk out of the prison you’re in. You no longer have to be imprisoned in your mind. You don’t have to be consumed by guilt and shame. You can be free! You do not have to stay in restriction against your will! Make the decision today to receive your forgiveness! Make the decision today to forgive yourself! Be free because you are FREE! ~Shamieka Dean, the Queen of Restoration~