Captivity = being in a position where you are no longer master of your own destiny. You are no longer a free moral agent. A defeat mentality is generally present – a break or fracture in one’s spirit. This can produce bitterness, brokenness and hopelessness. This needs to change before deliverance can occur. One’s self-worth needs to be maintained as that shrinks when in captivity. Diminished self-esteem also occurs in themselves and value in others is down also. The principle of first fruits is born in order to be delivered. We belong to God. Second, our lives will be determined by the choices we make. Thirdly, our value systems must be changed. We need to see ourselves as God sees us. Seeking Him and being obedient will keep us out of captivity. His Strength is made perfect in our weakness.