Mother's lilac bush was planted a long time ago, about 1938, it bloomed every year, about the same time, and it survived many ants, and so many storms, more than I can contemplate. The house is long gone, but not that old bush, there is still a piece, in my daughter's yard, it still blooms, even when times are good, and when times are hard.
TODAY LET US CONTINUE OUR STUDY OF CHRISTIAN LIBERTY ACCORDING TO GOD'S WORD.
Psalm 116:16-17 New King James Version
16 O Lord, truly I am Your servant;
I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant;
You have loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call upon the name of the Lord.
WE SHOULD PRAISE GOD FOR OUR LIBERTY!
1 Corinthians 10:29 New King James Version
29 “Conscience,” I say, not your own, but that of the other. For why is my liberty judged by another man’s conscience?
WE SHOULD ASSERT OUR LIBERTY!
Psalm 119:45 New King James
45 And I will walk at liberty,
For I seek Your precepts.
WE SHOULD WALK IN OUR LIBERTY!
Galatians 2:5 New King James
5 to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. 5:Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free,[a] and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
WE ARE TO STAND FAST IN OUR LIBERTY! ( TO BE CONTINUED )
ALL I CAN DO IS PRAY!
There are so many people,
so many have needs,
so many homeless,
so many to feed,
so many want my help,
and all I can say,
all I can do is pray.
This day is sunny,
this day is cold,
his day is clear,
and has a story,
to be told.
This day is happy,
this day is glad,
this day is a gift,
with many blessings,
to be had.
This day is one,
that God has made,
this day is precious,
this day has beauty,
whether on the mountain top,
or in the everglades.
Today is lesson three on Christian Liberty as recorded in THE WORD OF GOD.
Christian liberty is freedom from:
The law— Ro 7:6; 8:2- For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
The curse of the law. — Ga 3:13–Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
The fear of death. — Heb 2:15–And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Sin. — Ro 6:7,18–7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.–18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness
Corruption. — Ro 8:21- Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
( to be continued )
AS I look out my window,I observe a very gray overcast sky; The weather man is calling for snow to start at any time and we are to receive from 10 to 12 inches before it stops. I also see many beautiful black and white Chickadees flying by my window to get seeds from my feeder hanging on a clothes line near by. A red squirrel would like some of those seeds and is trying to walk the line to get there. As I look and enjoy, I also ponder the past and how fast it has flown bye, it seems like yesterday I was running up that hill, I am seeing now, but it was 65 years ago; They say time flies when you are having fun; I must have had a blast for that 65 years has quickly past. The Bible tells me if I have faith in…
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John 8: 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Today let us continue our study of Christian Liberty by reading Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. and 2 Cor.3: 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
These verses tell us that CHRISTIAN LIBERTY was also conferred by the HOLY SPIRIT!
The GOSPEL also confers CHRISTIAN LIBERTY! —- John 8: 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
CHRISTIAN LIBERTY is CONFIRMED BY CHRIST! —- John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
CHRISTIAN LIBERTY is PROCLAIMED BY CHRIST! —- Isaiah 61: 1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; and Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
The SERVICE OF CHRIST is CHRISTIAN LIBERTY! —- 1 Cor.7:22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant. ( to be continued )