Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants. —II Timothy 2:25-26
Louis Zamperini not only took place in the Olympics, but also the war where he spent time in a P.O.W. camp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEQqsersyiI While imprisoned he and his comrades were forced to labor. They had to do what their captors wanted.
Every person who does not have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is being held captive by Satan to do his will. This fact is true whether the person understands it or believes it. These captives could be rich or poor, in power positions or no positions, noble or ignoble, liked or unliked… They are being driven by Satan to do his will and from the human standpoint these things they are driven to do may even appear to be good, even great.
The only people that are free on this planet are those who have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ. Upon trusting Him as Lord and Savior a person is freed from the captivity of Satan. They are freed to live life as the Lord desires them to live, according to His will and not Satan’s will.
Are you freed by Jesus or held captive by Satan? https://anchorednorth.org/get-right-with-god/
Thank You Father for giving me freedom from Satan though Jesus Your Son. Oh, that I would now live according to Your desires by the power of the Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. May it be so!