I was just thinking on the LORD and it occurred to me that a lot of Saints don’t know or don’t realize their rights and freedoms in the LORD. They came into the Faith with the preconceived notion and expectation of having uncomfortable restrictions imposed upon them and so they created their own chains, cages and reservation on which to live and be enslaved. (Galatians 5:1) This is a weakness that is carried over from their former lives and is influenced by the opinions of other sinners who imposed their pseudo-moral judgments upon them. They have been brainwashed to expect and accommodate the morals of legalism – do’s and don’ts.
But their weakness and lack of faith should not presume upon my Freedom in Christ. “For why should my freedom be determined by someone else’s conscience?” (1 Corinthians 10:29) However, for the sake of their soul, if eating pork offends my brother, then I will not eat pork.
Parenthetically speaking, many churches and false prophets have capitalized and profited from the paranoia and ignorance of believers and from the believers eagerness and willingness to please and satisfy any perceived human criteria of righteousness.
But know this. The Commands of God are not burdensome. His yoke is easy and his burdens are light. As a matter of fact, even HIS Sabbath is a delight. But the problem with most Saints is trusting in the freedoms given unto us by the only One True LORD and Savior who can really make us free – Jesus Christ. For whom Christ sets free is free indeed. (John 8:36) Amen.
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set us free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2)
However, many saints have re-entered the slavery and bondage of Egypt by submitting themselves and their souls to the consciences of a man-made and corrupt systems of Christianity and fabricated new age morals and doctrines of demons. Instead of submitting to the Eternal 10 Commandments of GOD, the teachings of Christ and His chosen Apostles and discovering God’s Truth by revelation of the Holy Spirit who was made to live in us as a gift from FATHER GOD – if indeed they have been born again – they abandon God and the freedoms that He bestows upon each of us and entangle themselves once again in a legalistic and humanly contrived religion where their righteousness comes from themselves. (Matthews 7:21-23 and 2 Timothy 4:3)
2 Corinthians 5:21
For he who had not known sin made himself to become sin in your place, that we would become the righteousness of God in him.
By no means! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?
The death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God.
Therefore, my brothers, you also died to the Law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God.
But now, having died to what bound us, we have been released from the Law, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.
For through the Law I died to the Law so that I might live to God.
If you have died with Christ to the spiritual forces of the world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its regulations?
For every born again Saint of God, the righteousness of Christ is credited toward us. We are made righteous by His Blood and we are free of any and all written codes (Books) of righteousness.
The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First He says: “This is the covenant I will make with them after those days, says the Lord. I will put My Laws in their hearts and inscribe them on their minds.” Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”…
Now don’t get it twisted as some have shown a tendency to do. The Freedom That Christ Gives Us Through His Blood Doesn’t Allow us to Willfully and Knowingly Practice Immorality and Disobedience (Sin) – the things that God calls sin. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. Amen.
If indeed you are born again of the water and of the Spirit as the scriptures have said, you are free.
You are free from the condemnation of the old dead person who was buried at your baptism in the name of Christ Jesus.
You are free from the pseudo moral codes and hypocritical judgments of others.
You are free from being damned by the children of disobedience, ignorance and perversion.
You are free to love those who persecute you and to forgive those who trespass against you because the LORD has promised to trouble those who trouble you and vengeance belongs to God.
You are free to give generously and cheerfully to the needs of fellow saints and to the poor because God loves a cheerful giver.
You are free from denominational ties and Christian distinctions and the pagan traditions of mankind.
You are free to worship anywhere and at all times because God is everywhere and He is not restricted by time.
You are free to love like Christ because you belong to God and God is LOVE.
You are free to love, live, marry and be happy in the LORD because you are a new creation. Old things have passed away and behold all things have been made new.
You are free to live a sin free life because you are no longer under the written code of the Law but under Grace and God promises not to remember your lawlessness and sin anymore.
You are free and empowered to keep and observe ALL of the Commandments of God as Christ and His Apostles did because the same Spirit that dwelt in them has been made to dwell in you.
Your are free to keep the Seventh-Day Sabbath Holy as instructed in the fourth Commandment.
The trick is to know the difference between what God considers sin and what religious zealots and Pharisees consider sin. Everything that man defines as sin isn’t sin. It is just something that they can’t understand or that they deem to be taboo or something that they just don’t agree with and so they try to make it seem as if God is against what they are against. However, whatever God called sin two thousand years ago is still sin today. There aren’t any new sins.
REPENT!!! And Be FREE!!!
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