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God is Thought. The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines, our building blocks, our Godly Thoughts laid one upon another, ascending into the mind of Christ.


(Isa 61:1)  The [Holy] Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me [Heb: to rub with oil: paint] to preach good tidings [Heb: (rosy, fig. cheerful); to announce (glad news): tell good tidings] unto the meek [Heb: depressed (of pride): gentle, saintly: humble, lowly]; he hath sent me to bind up [Heb: heal] the brokenhearted [Heb: crushed, hurting minds], to proclaim [Heb: to call out to: cry unto] liberty [Heb: freedom] [i.e., escape] to the captives, and the opening of the prison [Heb: opening (of a dungeon), jail delivery (fig. salvation from sin)] to them that are bound [Heb: yoked or hitched; fastened to] [chained to sin];

1.    prison = Dict: 1. a place where persons are confined. 2. a building, usually with cells, where convicted criminals are confined or where accused persons are held while awaiting a trial.

2.    Commentary: All angels are spirits (Psa 104:4; Heb 1:7). All spirits are angels. You are confined in a prison. You are a spirit, a fallen angel. You are not your body. You live inside (within) your body. Your body is a prison (a place of confinement for criminals). You are a criminal from God. You will be loosed (released) to come out of your body one day very soon. [3]

a.     (Psa 104:4) [God] Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

b.    (Heb 1:7) And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

3.    (Eccl 12:7) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was [Gen 2:7]: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. [One cannot “return” to a place where he/she has never been]



(Acts 5:14-16) And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed [Gk: harassed] [greatly troubled] with unclean spirits [fallen angels]: and they were healed [Gk: fig. adored God] [in thankfulness] every one.


(Acts 5:17-20)  Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation [Gk: jealousy], And laid their hands on the apostles [Gk: (who had miraculous powers): messengers], and put them in the common [Gk: public] prison. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words [Gk: rhema; revelations] of this life.


(Acts 5:21-23) And when they [the apostles] heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But [meanwhile] the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent [armed men] to the prison to have them [the apostles] brought. But when the officers came [to the prison], and found them [the apostles] not in the prison, they returned, and told, Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety [Gk: security], and the [armed] keepers [Gk: watchers or sentries] standing without [Gk: out (side, of doors)] before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.



(Acts 12:5-11) Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of [by] the church unto God for him. And when Herod [Gk: appearance, shape, sight] would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains [Gk: fetters, manacles: bonds]: and the keepers [guards standing] before the door kept the prison [secure]. And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined [Gk: radiated brilliancy] in the prison: and he smote [Gk: knocked (gently)] Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains [Gk: fetters, manacles: bonds] fell off from his hands. And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. And he went out, and followed him; and wist [Gk: perceived] not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. When they were past the first and the second ward [Gk: guard], they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his [its] own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him. And when Peter was come to himself [i.e., to his right mind], he said, Now I know of a surety [Gk: truly], that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.



(Acts 16:23-25)  And when they [the rulers, politicians] had laid many stripes [whip lashes] upon them [Paul and Silas], they cast them into prison, charging the jailor [Gk: keeper (the warden) of the prison] to keep them safely [Gk: securely]: Who, having received [accepted upon pain of death] such a charge, thrust [Gk: threw] them into the inner [maximum security] prison, and made [locked] their feet fast [Gk: secure] in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them [i.e., were ministered to by the words of Paul and Silas].


(Acts 16:26-29) And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations [Gk: the substructures of a building] [by analogy, the sub-consciousnesses of the incarcerated inmates] of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands [Gk: schackles] were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open [and that all the common prisoners had escaped], he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the [politically important] prisoners [of the inner maximum security prison] had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he [the warden] called for a light, and sprang in [Gk: rushed in], and came trembling, and fell down [prostrate in submissive humility] before Paul and Silas,


(Acts 16:30-33) And brought them out [to his own house], and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they [Paul and Silas] spake unto him [the warden] the word [Gk: logos] of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he [Paul] took them [to a stream of running water] the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes [he taught them to repent of their sins; to think differently]; and [he, the warden] was baptized [in the stream of running water], he [the warden] and all his [house], straightway.


(Acts 16:34) And when he [the warden] had brought them [back] into his house, he set meat [Gk: food] before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.


GOD THE LORD (summation)

(Isa 42:5-7)  Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath [Gen 2:7] unto the people upon it, and spirit [Eccl 12:7] to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.