You’ve been set free. That is what happened when Jesus died on the cross and defeated din’s death grip on the human race. When we confess our sins that hold is removed, and we are set free. The debt has been paid, and we can walk without the burden of our sin on our shoulders.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits
Some Business to Settle
After Jesus died on the cross, he had some business to settle. He needed to go down to Hell and proclaim God to the spirits there. These demons were the ones who roamed the earth during the time of Noah (vs.20) It wasn’t an evangelistic crusade but a message of victory. Death on the cross didn’t defeat him. He was there to remind them that he would be resurrected. You’ve been set free.
This is an exciting scenario, but it holds significant ramifications for us. First off death no longer has a grip on us. That was defeated at the resurrection. Second, we are no longer held captive by our sin. Freedom is guaranteed to all of those who call upon the name of Jesus. We are let out of the prison that our sin puts us in. Our eternal destiny is secure, but at the same time, we have a path out of the addictions and vices that put us in a spiritual prison. I like to think that this is what Jesus was proclaiming to those spirits. You can be let out of the prison today and live the full life that Christ has designed for you. Repent of your sins and let Jesus be Lord over your life.