Friday, October 22, 2010

Whom Christ Has Set Free

Who Christ has set free is free indeed. What is keeping you in bondage? Whose yoke are you trying to wear?

John 8 v 36...Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.....

I heard a speaker using this example about being in bondage, and I thought I would share with you.

When an elephant is small, he is tethered to a tree so that he can only walk so many steps then he stops and lifts up his backfoot that is tethered, and he learns that is as far as he can go. Once his backfoot comes up, he can go no further, because his foot is chained to a tree.

Now after years of that, when he is older, he is loosed from that tree, and you can use a little tent stake and put it in the sand, and when he walks so many steps he will stop and raise his foot when he feels the chain. He does not realize that the tree is no longer there holding him back, he does not realize that he can just keep walking, that with his weight the stake will come right up out of the sand. He has been set free but he can not see the realization of that fact. He only knows what years of tradition, habits, and what he has been taught to be true. So when you tell him, "elephant you are set free", he can not understand what you are saying. After all he is an elephant, he is of a different species than you, he can not communicate with you.

How is that like some Christians? There are Christians out there who are still in bondage to old habits, traditions, sickness, disease. There are Christians out there who still claim sickness over their bodies because, well, grandma so and so had it, and then mother or father had it, so it is in my blood for me to have it. What a lie the devil has sold you. And here is the truth. Once you became a child of God, once you accepted Jesus as your savior, you were SET FREE from the curses of this world. You are free in the finished work at the cross.

Here is the important part of this message. Can you understand what Christ is saying to you in His Word? Are you able to communicate with God the Father, and His Son Jesus? I hope you answered yes. I hope you understand the way of communication has been opened up for you through His Word by way of His Holy Spirit revealing the truths that are in His Word.

In other words, when He says in His Word you have been set free from all things, you have been healed of all diseases, you have no lack in any area, but you are prosperous in all that you do. Can you realize the truth? Until we can get a revelation of the truth it will not come to pass for us.

The pastor said it like this. Some Christians can never receive their blessing because they can not recognize the blessings as theirs. How sad is that? What do you need to do to recognize all the blessings that are out there for you? Get into His Word, and get His Word into your heart. AMEN!

1 Tim 6 v 17....Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy....

He gives us what? Who gives us RICHLY ALL things to ENJOY!

Luke 4 v 18....."The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has annointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives; and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed;".....

Jesus was annointed to go out and preach the gospel, that would be the good news, not hell and condemnation. He was sent to heal, to set free, to give sight to those who are blinded by their pasts, to set them free from the yokes that are keeping them oppressed and in bondage. He annointed His disciples with the same annointing and then left us with this same annointing and power that was given to Him by the Father. AMEN.

Phil 4 v 6-7....Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus....

He says be anxious for nothing, do not worry about anything. He says to go to God with THANKSGIVING and ask for what you need. He does not say go whining and moaning and complaining to ask God, but to go with Thanksgiving. And then what will happen? GOD's peace will come upon you and guard your heart and your mind. Whose peace? GOD's!

Romans 1 v 16-17....For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."....

The power of God is for those who believe. The same power Jesus had to heal, you have as a child of God. He says the just shall live by faith. The believers shall live by faith, not by tradition, not because of what generations before them have said or say, not by what anyone else says or does, but by faith in the Lord Jesus. AMEN!

You do not have to be tethered to your sickness, your lack, whatever your problem may be. You have been set free in Christ Jesus. Take your freedom and rest in God's peace.

Find in His word, His peace for you, His riches for you, find your sight and understanding and let His word set you free.

Romans 8 v 1-2....There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death....

Romans 6 v 22....But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit, to holiness, and the end, everlasting life...

John 8 v 31-32.....Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."........

What shall make you free. Knowledge of His Word, His Truth. AMEN!


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