Psa. 32:8 π Jn. 8:32 π Jn. 8:36 π Rom. 8:4 π Gal. 5:25
ďIf the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.Ē ( Jn. 8:36; top )
When we are born again by the Spirit of God, we are brought into an entirely new realm, the life of God, a sovereign act of God that honors our repentance along with our total need for mercy, plus Godís acceptance of us by giving us divine counsel and direction to our lives.
However, after this initial decision, we never quite make the switch from the worldís carnal standards to let God do whatever Godís hand and Godís counsel determined beforehand to be done. The irresistible call of Godís Spirit that brought us into the original walk with the Lord was meant to divinely direct us daily after our born-again experience. However, this type of walk has been almost entirely rejected by Christians, even the evangelicals. ďIf we live in the Spirit (as a result of being born again), let us also walk (daily) in the Spirit.Ē ( Gal. 5:25; top )
We have been taught that itís too risky, too unknowing, too insecure and too ephemeral; the original experience was all right, but living the way of the Spirit is a no-no. So we get involved with structured religion and then receive directions according to their historical background, explaining its merits, and we leave our first love. Imagine what grieving this causes Godís Spirit, and His plan for our lives.
We have lost our original freedom that we received via the new birth, and have substituted worldly security, and the Spirit of God which is the law of total trust in Jesus has been relegated to emergency status only, and God refuses to be second best to any of manís best efforts. He said, ďÖI will guide you with My eyes.Ē ( Psa. 32:8; top ), but we have chosen something less and have lost our real freedom.
Jesus said, ďÖYou shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.Ē ( Jn. 8:32; top ) The truth is a person (Jesus). This person, Jesus, wants us to live by the same freedom in the law of the Spirit as He did and does; obviously no denomination nor group can promote or implement this kind of freedom unto men. Itís the same Spirit that the new birth spontaneously touched us with in the beginning; now are we going back to the carnal mindís processes that formerly ruled us? These are stagnant waters, polluted by men.
But we all know as this end-time period winds down there is going to be a people flowing with Godís wind of the Spirit, not going to the left nor to the right, and even though mountains tumble into the sea and all things on earth are shaken as great heat melts the elements around us, Godís people who trust totally in the law of Godís divine Spirit and counsel will be led as more than conquerors by the Spirit of Almighty God.
ďThat the righteousness of the Law might be fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.Ē ( Rom. 8:4; top )
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