Grace and peace to you! My name is Ryan. I am a Christian (meaning sold out for Jesus) minister and author and I have been preaching, ministering, and baptizing for almost 22 years. I recently published a book on Amazon about the very strange and supernatural life I have had (One Man’s Very Strange Supernatural Life). Recently, my blog was followed by another blog called “Inmate Blogger.” It is an awesome blog where prisoners get to post their writing pieces! God bless you! I am writing this to anyone who is incarcerated right now, and this message of hope is for you! May your writing on “Inmate Blogger” reach out across time, space, borders, and bars, and impact real change for good! Bless you all!
I have never been to prison. I had a probation officer once when I was in High School for about a year from something illegal that I had done, but I never went to jail. I do know what it’s like to have the heat sweat me though.
I know that some of you are incarcerated, but you are innocent. I don’t know why this has happened to you and it is a tragedy! God loves you and He did not do this to you! It is a product of a broken system, which is a product of the fall of man, which is from satan (yes, he exists). I pray that the Lord Jesus will bring you justice swiftly and restore your freedom and honor, strengthen you, and confirm you! Amen!
I also know that many of you actually did commit the crimes you are in prison for (just like when I got probation), and I pray you learn from your time of discipline. God loves you too, and He will forgive you! I pray for restoration of your freedom and honor as well. The Lord will strengthen and lift you up! This message of hope and forgiveness in Jesus Christ is for all of you! It’s for the whole world!
In Luke 4:18-19 Jesus was in the synagogue in Nazareth, and He reads from the scroll of Isaiah (because they had scrolls back then) where He quotes a passage of Scripture that is talking about Him. It had been written by the Prophet Isaiah long before Jesus ever arrived.
“He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.””
What Jesus was telling them was that He Himself fulfilled that prophecy! Jesus came to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and I’m not just talking about prison. I’m talking about our souls!
Jesus Christ came to die for you, so you could be free from sin and death and go to Heaven! That is a freedom that you can have even in prison my brother or sister! Let Jesus release you from the chains around your heart and soul. Let Him heal you and set you free! Please read my post titled “The Roman’s Road” if you want to learn about accepting Jesus and the salvation He offers you. You can pray to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior right now, and He will fill you with His Holy Spirit right there in that prison! I kid you not! The Holy Spirit is real! Read my post titled “Who is the Holy Spirit?” to learn about Him. Read my posts titled “Who is God?” and “Who is Jesus” too!
Spend some time on my blog and learn about who God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are. Read my posts titled “Heart Poured Out” and “Real Talk” to read about my testimony and how I came to Jesus. I lived in a haunted house in St. Charles, IL in the early 90s, and my family was tormented by a demon the entire 4 years I was in High School! That’s why I came to Jesus!
After I got saved, the supernatural experiences continued, but this time it was with angels! Then, 14 years later in 2012, I stopped breathing due to anaphylactic shock and I died for a little while. Yes, you heard me right. I stopped breathing, my heart stopped, and I left my body! My wife was beside me when it happened. I’m still here because I was with Jesus and He sent me back! Sound crazy? Yep, I know, I’ve had one very strange supernatural life! That is why I’m on here preaching in the power and joy of the Lord!
Yes, I say it all the time, Jesus is alive and He loves you! Heaven, hell, angels, and demons–it’s all real! I’m telling you folks, if you haven’t read my book, please check it out! It’s free on Kindle Unlimited, and only .99 cents for the eBook. Thanks to everyone who downloaded a free book during the promotion!!!
To the prisoners who are serving their time because of a crime you committed, I want you to know that God is showing you love. I know many of you did not have good fathers, or your father was not around. Maybe you did not have the kind of discipline you required as a young boy or girl growing up in this sinful fallen world. I want you to know that whatever the crime was, the Lord loves you, He will forgive you, and He is actually treating you with love as you sit in that prison. Let me explain. Check out this section of Scripture:
“In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:
“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.”
That is good news for you today! Do not lose heart, the Lord is treating you as his sons and daughters! He will still accept you and forgive you! He had to discipline and rebuke you for whatever it is you did because He is just, but He will also forgive you and receive you as His own child! Take heart in that today and be encouraged!
“If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.”
This is an important verse to understand. I discipline my kids because they are my kids and I love them. I don’t discipline other people’s kids because they are not my kids. The discipline you are going through right now proves that God loves you and that you are one of His children! He is treating you as a true loving father would.
“Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
Did you catch that? God is disciplining you for your good to lead you to holiness in order to produce in you a harvest of righteousness and peace inside your soul! Let this time in your life train you to be righteous. Live a life of peace and share in God’s holiness!
Let these words encourage you today! There is a God in Heaven and He loves you. Repent and turn from sin! Let Jesus set you free!
If you have any questions or need prayer, please contact me. I am available as an online minister to the whole world!
Grace and peace to you all!
“If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”