True Freedom

A disturbing trend is taking place in the Church and as children of God we must rise and turn the tide that has risen to overwhelm and silence the Church of the Living God! Praise God that the keys of the Kingdom has been given to the Church and no better time than these to use them. These are very critical times that we must arise and walk in the Truth that is Christ Jesus and fulfil the mandate of God upon our lives. Unfortunately, so many in the Body of Christ have set their minds wholly on what they can get on earth rather on what the Lord has in store for them in eternity. All they labour for is for the perishable things of the earth. Thus their messages are filled with ‘earth’. This is the times we must be alert and walk in spiritual discernment at all times in order to stand against strange teachings, designed by the kingdom of darkness to lead the Elect (if possible) into slavery. One such dangerous teaching is that anyone who is born again is immune to sin! They teach that as Christ Ambassadors, they are immune to sin and its consequences. Of course such congregations are plagued with all manner of debauchery. Friend that is certainly not the Church the Lord is coming back for. Christ did not die for mankind to continue in sin but to turn every man that believes in Him from EVERY act of disobedience. Being born again is not the end of the matter but the beginning of a journey. You can be born again and still live in sin unrestrained. Such a life cannot please God neither will such reign with Him. This is not judgement but the truth of God’s word. No matter how much we try to rationalize His word, it remains true and right forever! John 1:12 says “But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name…” To buttress the fact that the journey does not end there, Jesus Christ said in John 8:30-32 “As He was saying these things, many believed in Him. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, ‘If you continue in My word, you really are my disciples. You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.’” The operative word here is ‘continue’. As you continue, you will have an ever increasing knowledge of the Truth that is ABLE to set you free from the wiles of the world and its spiritual prisons! The experience of this new life is not a one off thing or a fad but a continual life changing experience. The reason why so many that claim to be born again are still in bondage to one sin or the other is because they are not continuing in the word they have heard and learned because if they do, the Word Himself will instruct them for salvation in all areas of their lives: “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing those from whom you learned and that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:14-15. Thus one cannot continue once in awhile in old habits and still claim to be a new man in Christ. You may declare that no one can attain this level of perfection! Not so my friend, yes the Lord will forgive us when we repent after an ignorant fall, but the Bible clearly tells us in Romans 13:14 “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no plans to satisfy the fleshly desires.” It is very saddening when children of God wilfully fall into sin and believe they can get away with it because they are seated in Heaven in Christ. Friend, Christ is not seated with filth or sin. However, at the foot of the Cross, all sins are washed away. It is not for us to go pick them up again and think the Lord will look the other way as you would do to a recalcitrant child hoping that one day, the child will outgrow the foolishness! Spiritual matters are not so. God is not flesh or man and we must reverence Him as God! He loves us (that cannot be disputed) but He does not condone sin. Therefore, to live a life of true freedom, we must continue in what we have learned and are learning from His word. Then He will instruct us in all that we do; after all those that are led by the Spirit of God are indeed the sons of God! The grace to remain and continue in Him is released unto you in Jesus Christ name. God bless you.


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