” Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you and your household will be saved. ” Acts 16:31
Paul who was so dynamic and enterprising followed the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In Macedonia, Paul freed a slave girl who had a divining spirit and gained much profit for her masters by her fortune telling. When her masters realized that all the profits they expected had gone, they seized Paul and Silas and turned them over to the officials and then threw them into prison, and for safety sake into the inner cell and fastened their feet between heavy blocks of wood.
In Roman jails there was a central room and in the center of the pavement a grill closed the opening through which the most dangerous prisoners. Were thrown into an underground cell. They felt like to praise and thank God. As to praise God in all circumstances, they prayed and sang hymns to God. In the silence of the night, the jailers and the other prisoners listened to them.
God was also listening and suddenly a severe earthquake shook the place. Immediately all the doors flew open and the chains of all prisoners fell off. This freedom witnessed the Holy Spirit revealing the presence of God who granted the men freedom.
Noticing all the prisoners had not taken the opportunity to escape, the jailer fell at the feet of Paul and Silas asking what must he do to be saved. They answered, ” Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you and your household will be saved. ”
We are no longer slaves because Jesus has set us free.