There are three great liberties in this world. But which one of the three gives ultimate freedom to the other two?
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
There are three great things we, in our lifetime we can stand for.
- Physical Liberty we’re not bound by servitude to a Duke or Royal figure with our resources, finances etc.
- Mental Liberty or the freedom of our Soul life, our personalities.
- Spiritual Liberty we are free to worship, love and obey God.
There is only one of those liberties that can manifest and free the other two. Spiritual liberty always leads to physical and mental liberty. Here’s what I mean. Liberty inherently means a total lack of bondage. Without spiritual understanding we are tossed about with every wind of doctrine and then put in spiritual bondage which trickles down into every other area. Our physical makeup says to listen to our five senses understanding and experience and do what it tells us to do.
“For the flesh (physical) lusteth (pulls) against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary (opposite) the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” Gal. 5:17
We get ourselves into quite a pickle there don’t we? Where does all this strain get us? No where. Instead;
“[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” vs. 5:16
How do we do that? You can only go as far as you’ve been led. You can only learn as much as you’re hungry to learn about. Pray for great hunger to learn about spiritual freedom! What will spiritual understanding and liberty bring us?
“But the fruit (result) of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no (physical) law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” vs. 5:22-25
Where do we start?
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9
Spiritual fruit is a result of spiritual liberty. We can only have that by belief in Jesus Christ who sacraficed himself for our total freedom. But that’s not where it ends. We are only inside the gate. Millions of born-again people do not see peace, joy, etc. in their lives. For more help on getting started click here on our “Products” page. The workbook you see there is available in paperback for $9.99+shipping. Don’t just settle for wandering into a church and hoping someone will teach you the right thing. Go for your goals and begin building the basics into your life.
We live in a great nation. But it is under spiritual attack because it boldly declares to all those who would enslave spiritually, physically or mentally, that we will not go quietly into the night. We will not bow our heads and settle for the mental bondage, physical torment from fear, or spiritual tyranny. God bless this great country! God bless this nation under God!
Happy Independence Day everyone!