The Grammy-award winning American Christian rock artist, Zach Williams, decided to record all the songs on his “Survivor” album in Harding Prison. The album included the powerful rendition of the Bethel Worship song “No Longer Slaves”, sung along with the inmates.
The song brings so much hope to our brothers and sisters in prison who can relate to its lyrics. It reminds them about the love of God for His people that they are no longer slaves to sin. No matter what they did in the past, no matter how painful the wounds of their sins are, God wants to restore them.
When Jesus is with us, we are no longer a slave to our fears – the blood of Jesus renews us. We are His beloved children, and He already saved us from our past and our present sins – just like He forgave the prisoners in Harding Prison.
Many prisoners didn’t previously know the unconditional love of God. Until then, they were still in their spiritual chains. They were still listening to the lies of the enemy. They didn’t know the God who could wash them clean and give them spiritual freedom.
When you get to see the inmates singing this powerful song, you will be amazed at the presence of the Holy Spirit in the room. Seeing these men so overwhelmed with the love of God is truly one of the most powerful things to witness. At the last part of the song, the inmates sing:
“I am a child of God”.
What a moving moment.
If you think that there is no hope and you want to give up, remember the inmates of Harding Prison. If God is able to restore them, then He can restore you too. He will rescue you, and He will never abandon you. You are a child of God. Remember that.
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Credits: Zach Williams