Monday, February 13, 2017

~He gives freedom

2 Corinthians 3:17b
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

There is no bondage in Jesus Christ, only freedom. He is the essence of freedom. Until you surrender your will over to Him, you will not know freedom. Maybe you have though. You've given your life to Jesus Christ, but deep down inside you know there are still areas you don't have victory in. If there are, you need to call it what it is. (That little bad word) Its sin. It needs repented of and given to Jesus.
One problem. Its not always that easy. 
Because you are taking back ground that Satan had control over. He never gives up anything without a fight. Rebuking him and sending him away is the next step. And praise God He gives you the power to do it!
But remember the parable Jesus told in Luke 11 about the unclean spirit that was senyt out of a man? It wandered around in barren places looking for rest but not finding any, it decided to return to the man. What a surprise it found when it came back! Everything had been swept and cleaned! So the spirit went and got 7 other spirits more wicked that himself. So it ends that the last state of the man was worse than the first.
Then what's to be done?
The man's fault was in the fact that he did not refill the place that the spirit had been in. When something bad is gotten rid of it needs replaced by something good.
The key then is to beg God to fill the emptiness in your life and to close the doors that Satan has used to gain entrance in.

"These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
~John 16:33


  1. Oh Heather! I love the first line! "There is no bondage in Jesus, only freedom!"
    Thanks for sharing this! <3

  2. This is very true and encouraging!!

  3. "The key then is to beg God to fill the emptiness in your life and to close the doors that Satan has used to gain entrance in." I agree we need to ask for God's help because it's only through His power that we have victory in the first place, but we also can't expect to sit back and let God "magically" transform our lives without giving our best in working with Him to fill up the now empty parts with good things. It takes effort and intentional living. Maybe you weren't suggesting it's only God's part but that's kind of how it came across to me and I just wanted to clarify that point. :) I completely agree that we can have freedom in Christ! God bless.

    1. Yeah, your right we need to be doing our part too! I didn't word that very good. Thanks for pointing it out.