Today’s Reading: Ephesians 3:1-21

It has been said that doctors of yesterday tested the sanity of a mental patient with the following test: the patient was placed in a room with a sink. The tap was turned on and a stopper was put in the drain until the sink overflowed. The patient was then handed a mop and the door was closed.

If the patient had enough sense to shut off the water, pull the plug, and then mop up the water, he was considered capable of going home. But on the other hand, if the patient mopped like crazy and never bothered to shut off the water and/or pull the plug, he was considered still insane and needed to be detained a little longer in the mental institution.

When it comes to true freedom, there are people in this world that are mopping like crazy, but the water is still running, and the plug is still in the drain. Most of these people know there’s a problem they just haven’t figured out where to go to solve it. Maybe you can relate.

Paul says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 3:12)

Freedom starts with the name of Jesus on our lips and is completed with the nature of Jesus in our hearts.

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