Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken and we are escaped.
Our help is in the name of The Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalms 124: 7-8
We were captive birds. We were snared. At the very best, we were in captivity; at the worst, we were going to be someone’s dinner. But the snare was broken, and we escaped. We have flown away into freedom. My soul was captive and now I’m free.
The bird didn’t get away on its own; he had help– someone broke the snare.
There is nothing like being free after a time of captivity……..kids let out of school at recess time…..even better; kids let out of school on the day summer vacation begins: what a feeling of freedom!
We are escaped and free, because our help is in the name of The Lord. The Lord delivered us from the snare of the fowlers; The Lord is the one who rescued us.
When King David states his help comes from The Lord- he tacks on “who made heaven and earth”.
He says God helped me, and by the way, I just want to mention that he’s the God who created everything. He’s the one who created all of us. He’s the one who made us, so he’s well able to rescue us.
If you’re born again; if you’re a believer; if you believe that Jesus died for your sin, and that he rose again in power and authority; then your soul is escaped. You are free. Free from the bondage of sin and death and everything that goes along with it. Free from sickness and sadness. Free from the lies and traps set by the devil. Free from oppressions. Free from anything that would control you.
You are free.
Where do I go from your spirit? Where do I flee from your presence? If I make my bed in the depths of the sea you are there with me. Psalms 139: 7-8/