Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters….if you are led by the SPIRIT…” (Gal 5:13, 18)
Where the SPIRIT is, there is freedom! The LORD YESHUA himself said, “You will recognize them by their fruit” (Matt 7:16). The free man does things that are godly while the unborn does things that are worldly; things that appeal to the flesh. For the free man bears the fruit of the SPIRIT, that which is of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and of self-control. The only trouble is, each believer has two natures resident in them – the old carnal nature and the new divine nature.
The unborn cannot discern the things of the SPIRIT and all of his decisions are made based on his own carnal way of thinking. This is why many people who express their views and insist on their rights can many times be wrong and act, not according to freedom, but according to their ‘self’ consciousness. Many times, people think that just because they can gather a lot of people of the same persuasion, that they can coerce others to their way of thinking. In a democracy, majority rules, even when they are morally wrong but politically correct. Being politically correct could never make what is wrong, morally acceptable. Simply put, whatever is against the will of GOD according to the Scriptures is SIN!
Every moment of everyday, therefore, the believer has to make a choice, a choice to do the will of GOD. We may not know the minutest detail of every choice but it is enough that we are guided by GOD’s word and the witness of the HOLY SPIRIT. The surest guide is the way of love – do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Matt 7:12). When we continually dwell in the presence of YESHUA, we have a GOD consciousness that will never leave us. We see through GOD’s eyes, we feel through GOD’s heart, we think with the mind of CHRIST, we utter GOD’s word and we act with GOD’s love. This is how GOD’s will in heaven is done on earth! This is true freedom in the SPIRIT!
Many times, doing the right thing is like eating exotic fruit like durian. You may not like how it smells (terrible and rotten) and you may not like its taste; but one thing is sure, it is really good for your health! You will only really know the effect after your body has digested it. Some people can only eat it when they make it into ice cream. Some Christians are like that also. They mix GOD’s word with shadowy things to make it look acceptable to the world but it comes out adulterated and ineffective.
There is only one way for us to be truly free – live by GOD’s word. Because when you know and experience the Truth, the Truth shall make you truly free!