May 1, 2013
What many people are looking for today is FREEDOM! Many want freedom to do what they want…when they want…in the way they want. That’s why some people left home–they were tired of their parents’ rules. That’s why others got married–to be on their own, make their own decisions, and not be under anyone’s rules. Funny thing, there’s something inside ALL of us that tells us that there’s a prescription for FREEDOM–that in order to really be free in life, you’ve got to rid yourself of all authorities, all responsibilities, and all boundaries. No one’s going to tell you what to do, you’re going to make your own decisions, and you’re going to do what you want to do! We think that’s what FREEDOM is!
Then, we run into a man named Jesus Christ who is the FREEST person who ever lived. He could do whatever He wanted to do, and go wherever He wanted to go. He had the power to heal and forgive. He could make the lame to walk, the deaf to hear, He could set the captives free, and raise the dead! He was the FREEST person who ever lived! And, His life is a living illustration to us of a vital principal.
His life shows us something that we would not expect…that the FREEST person who ever lived CHOSE to be under someone else’s authority! Jesus showed us, and taught us in His life, that maximum FREEDOM is found UNDER the authority of God, NOT AWAY from it! The freest place any of us can be is under God’s authority! The most blessed place in life is when God is reigning and ruling in our hearts!
God has a people who have “come out”! They are a people filled with His love and obedient to His Word. They are a people walking in godliness and truth. They are a people who have not set their minds or hearts on the things of this world, but have dedicated themselves to living for God’s glory! Are you one of those people? Have you repented of your sins and turned to God for forgiveness? Will you turn away from your old life of darkness and selfishness? Why not “come out” today, and take your stand for Jesus Christ and godliness?
“…I do nothing on My own but speak just what the Father has taught Me…for I always do what pleases Him.” John 8:28-29
“COME OUT of her, My people, so that you will not participate in her sins…” Revelation 18:4