i have looked freedom in the face

This is a true saying that we were born to be free. Here is another true saying that by the death of Christ we have been set free, for although we were created to be free we found ourselves slaves of darkness. Unless the blood of Gods only Son has been washed over us we are not free, even though we have been nurtured to believe we are 'our own person.' If the word 'self' precedes all that we do we are not free for we are like blind people groping along a wall in the darkness.

Since the focus on all that we do is on our self to be glorified, we are distorted, for the original plan master minded by the Creator, was for mankind to be mastered by God while we in turn were to master the world. It was in this covenant relationship that mankind having been taught by God how to be ruled and to rule were to subdue the earth.

Since we have lost this 'one on one' relationship with God our Father we walk in darkness as we are not free from the ills of the rebellious world. Need I remind you of the ugliness flooding over the world as I write this? This ugliness is the darkness that the Bible speaks of that will emerge the sea, a beast-like creature with ten horns and seven heads and on each head a blasphemous name.

With this darkness have come all the ills of the world that tie us down and keep us subdued to our lusts which finally grind us into the dust of the earth.

The Holy spoke to me inspiring me to proclaim that I am free. Free from death. Free from sickness. Free from poverty, free from worry. Free from anxiety. Free from grief; free from loneliness. Free from negative thoughts and cruel imaginations. Free from anything other than the love of God which has been shed abroad in my heart.

After I proclaimed these truths out loud as I was driving over and over again the Holy Spirit pulled me up with these words. 'Walk then as if you are free.'

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

A prayer starter

O God empower me to walk in the freedom for which the blood of Jesus purchased for me. I confess that I do not exercise the authority given to me by Jesus' death for often I am burdened by my emotions, negative thoughts, false imaginations and selfish ideas.

Lift me up to look freedom in the face and grant me the will and strength to walk in the freedom to which you have called me by your grace and love. I desire to walk in your Spirit.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17

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Barbra Lambert @enje25 ·

This fills my heart with joy.

Steve Hurt @serveonlyhim ·

Couldn't say it better. A great truth...freedom.

Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy ·

Amen to that prayer