Sunday, July 04, 2010

Liberty



Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty” (II Cor. 3:17).

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Liberty is not the ability to sin, as in lying, stealing, extra-marital sex, homosexuality, and many other things which people do. This is slavery as Jesus said: “Whoever sins is the slave of sin” (John 8:34).

Liberty is the freedom to live a life pleasing to God and it breaks the power of sin in a person’s life. When people turn to Christ and repent of their sins then the Holy Spirit takes up residence in their body. This then inhibits the action of the devil and his angels around that person. When several people are saved and have the Spirit of God in them there is a wider area in which the Holy Spirit works at inhibiting the evil work of the devil and his fallen angels. This then produces liberty for the people.

As people turn away from God, the area in which the Spirit works decreases accordingly. Liberty decreases which allows increased demonic activity. The amount of liberty is directly proportional to the people’s obedience to God.

When people turn away from God it produces a loss of liberty. This is happening in the United States today. Can you see it?

For a nation to be independent and sovereign it must be dependent on the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Judge of the whole world. This requires the nation and its people to be Christian.

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