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Liberation

 

Galatians 5:1 - In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].

 

       It’s rather amazing that I am even sitting here writing this study on a subject I possibly have no right to even comment on or about. According to the standards of this world and of this flesh, that statement would undoubtedly stand true. As it is we are under the realm of Love, Grace, and Unending Mercy, and thanks be to Jesus Christ for this most incredible truth that was ever given for the redemption of all sinful and fallen men.

 

       Grace and Peace to all who read this study today, and let the love of Jesus, with touches of Holy Spirit fill you with gladness, joy, and with wisdom, knowledge and with understanding that which He and He alone can give to each and everyone of you. Blessed be the name of the LORD.

 

       Sometimes you wonder why some people seem more noticeable than others do, and we all take notice of this in one way or another. We have shows like “American Idol” which means to “Idolize”. We advertise “Idols” of all sorts and a lot of these times, these idols are people we simply choose to idolize and make better than we ourselves are. The name “Idol” on its own seems to hold no value, but in all truth, there is a powerful angel behind that word, and that dark angel has one goal and with the help of other dark angels - they band together in order to gather the sheep and draw them from their Master and lead them into darkness; and this by luring the people by their own lusts, inspirations, illusions, and with promises that are not ever intended to be fulfilled. This is why the Lord said, “My people die everyday, because of a lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6.

 

       We all deal with our own temptations on a daily basis and they all come in many forms and in many different styles, yet no one is exempt. The truth is there are only so many carnal habits to do or to be done, and yet there are billions of people to affect. There are far more people then there are habits or behaviors. Yet all people fall into a behavioral category of one sort or another and this by a means far greater then we ourselves are. The more that we the people fall into one or the other kind of category only means then that the more numbers that category may have means that particular source is literally being empowered. The question is, what source is being empowered? What is this power and how does it affect us individually? We have all kinds of behavioral associations, clubs, societies, meetings, and finally mental institutions in which people are assigned or these particular “Professionals” are sought out on occasion so that they might have some answers to questions for people who deal with behavioral difficulties as they deem best. This would then mean people know they have short-comings and that they might have addictions or behavioral problems bigger then we ourselves are. Again the question is, who did we lose power or control too?

 

       The point is, we are all categorized in one way or another, but there are only so many categories and billions of people to fit into those categories, whatever they may be. People come and go, but the behavioral patterns remain the same and constant even though new life is continuously populating the planet. Yet the same behaviors and habits remain and in fact grow. Such is true the statement then “History only repeats itself”. It would only make sense with this understanding that it does repeat itself. Since the wise and the knowledgeable in the world cannot find the answer to behavioral difficulties; being able to heal affectively and most appropriately to give sound mind; then knowing that the problem has been defeated once and for all and this to a 100 percent factor. However that is not the case and will not be the case since many problems are spiritual long before they are ever physical. Let’s not forget that the physical naturally loves sin and wrongdoing. Our body loves to pleasantly kill itself and call it a good time.

 

       Personally I am far from perfect and come to that realization so many moons ago I cannot even remember its beginning. I have been in the faith of Jesus Christ all of my life. Being raised in a Christian, God-fearing home was a normal life style for me. Well, until I got older and became a teenager. God seemed to drop out of the picture and new life started to take root. This was not because God had left me, oh no, it was the other way around; I had walked away from Jesus. I just didn’t have a lot of time for Him. It always seemed inconvenient to talk to Him then, to hang with Him, or to even read His word, or go to church, or hang with Christians, because all they wanted to do was talk about “Jesus”. All I could think of at that time was: “Okay, enough about Jesus now, we all know Him, let’s move along here, pick up the pace and let’s party a bit, hang loose”, and well the rest is “Adulterated and you need to be over 59 to hear it.” In other words it’s just not worth repeating.”

 

I am sure a lot of you can relate to what is being said here, and if not, well how blessed it must be to be you, glory. Getting back to my story here; Yet Jesus would always show up at what I would consider the most inappropriate times in my life, and this when I didn’t need the guilt trips being impressed upon me about what I was about to do, whether it be good or bad, at this time “Bad”! I am talking very bad, nasty, nasty man that I am. That’s beside the point; the point is Jesus took the fun out of doing the “Umm Bad things” I so wanted to do, the pleasure could not be found in them like I thought they would be. He just wasn’t always “Cool” to have around. Slowly but surely I pushed Jesus out of the picture and was doing what was called “My own thing”. I was the man, no way around it. Life was good, and nothing but a party!

 

       You want to know how to get noticed and to stand out? I asked the Lord that once and He replied, “The reason people get noticed and the reason that they stand out, is because they make things happen.” This can go either way, for bad or for good. The good always benefits many while the bad destroys many. With a heart full of grace and walking in the righteousness of Christ knowing you are forever favored and blessed by His anointing and grace spiritually empowered in and on you then you will always choose the good and to benefit and to bless others in order that you yourself will be blessed also. Again the choice is yours in fact it has always been yours to make.

 

When you are free from your flesh, then you are truly free. Thus the Lord Jesus said, “The truth will set you free”. To be free in the Spirit is to be free in the flesh, this is where the love, grace, and mercy of Jesus needs to be known and understood, not in the physical, but in the heart, and this with spiritual understanding, and then the truth will and is known, and all will be in unity as the LORD our God has commanded.

 

Titus 2:11 - For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind. Amplified Version.

 

       Paul cried out in the book of Romans, “I do the things that I hate, and the things that I hate these are the things that I do. Yet the good things I long to do, these very things are the things that I do not do, oh what a wretched man I am.” (Paraphrased). The closer I get to Jesus, the knowledge the LORD shares with me, allows me to see how lost, wicked, alone, and how shameful my life would be without Him as my light and my guide in this dark world. I have come to the conclusion, I am nothing without Christ in my life; I am absolutely nothing without Christ.

 

       Age seems to do something to people, and it is kind of strange. I find that I don’t like to go out much anymore… I find that I don’t get hung up on a lot of things that I might normally get hung up on… I find that I don’t long for things I at one time might have desired… I find that I have not longed to be a teenager or to be youthful again, I’m just not that dumb to want to deliberately go through all that again, like as if. It was no fun going through it all the first time, and with the wisdom I have attained today, I happen to know that it won’t be any more fun the second time either. Reality can suck for those who don’t like reality.

 

       I used to lust after things and of course people and at one time with an insatiable feeling and desire for carnal sexual pleasure I would find myself in more trouble and inwardly losing touch with who I really was in order to attempt to be someone I never was. With the personal rush of feeling good and on top of the world and being at the top of my game, nothing, and I mean nothing could bring me down, after all, I was the MAN. Now, well now that is a whole new story, and this can be so embarrassing, yet humility is good for the soul and rightly so.

 

Instead of lusting after things, I’m lusting after “Sleep”. My bed looks so incredibly wonderful MOST of the time, with big inviting waves of pillows and blankets, sweetly summoning my tired and exhausted body to come join in on the “Relaxation”. Then I will hear a loud voice say to me; “Slackard”. I immediately turn and look at nothing and say, “What did you say?” Again the voice will repeat, “I do not want to go to work today, there’s a lion outside and it will eat me.” I then start the conquest; “Just five minutes Lord, just give me a nudge and we will be rocking” “Where’s the Love? Where’s the Mercy Lord, come on tell me because I really need to know? Where’s the grace in this situation? I’m over here dying for lack of sleep and rest, and YOU can’t even give me five minutes?” This is the fleshes natural way of thinking and acting, and yes we all stand guilty or for a better choice of words for understanding, we all get convicted by Holy Spirit and not made to feel guilty, shamed or condemned, for the Lord our God does not condemn, guilt or shame us, but Holy Spirit in His deep unending love for us will truly “Convict” us in heart and in spirit to do what is right and to simply Follow Him!

 

       As Jesus calmly scratches his eye brow looking down at the ground with a little smirk on His face; He slowly raises His head up and looks me in the eye. “I Am your Peace, your Rest, and your Salvation, if you were trusting in Me and following after Me you would be rested, full of life, filled with joy, filled with peace and filled with happiness. And being assured of all that I have promised and have given to you is more of a reality then what this world reveals to you.” Jesus then says “The world does not know Me, so how can they come after Me? The world may KNOW “OF” Me, but the world does not KNOW Me, and this to their own hurt and loss, for those who hate Me, hate Life and love death! So now the question: “Who are the one’s that hate you Lord?” The answer to the question: “All those who do not know Me, nor have they accepted Me nor have they accepted the covenant that My Father has given to them freely and in My Name by My Blood for the lives of all men; these are the one’s who openly hate Me.” These are the ones who choose to war with God and to be rebellious in nature toward the Father’s holiness and His righteous statutes.

 

       Many will say on the final day; “Lord we did not know, for no one told us of you, have mercy and spare our lives”… The Lord will answer and say; “You did know Me, for you have all known Me, for I Am the Beginning and the End, and have given all things for your knowledge of Me, for all that is - was Created by My hand, and all things Created both in the heavens and on the earth are MINE says the LORD, and I disperse them to whom I please, for they are MINE to give to whom I choose to give them too.” You hated your life on earth, thus you hated Me says the Lord. The world scoffs and mocks the name of Jesus, because they hate the Father and all of His righteousness. Many people are inspired by the depths of hell that they are so destined not to see the light nor come to the truth for the promises given to them in the flesh, not knowing or realizing that their flesh is a mere rental and must be returned to the ground in which it come. And that they will then be spirit and the spirit will return to the one Who gave it in the first place, and in this case, that will be JESUS CHRIST who is the Giver of the Spirit. Then they will stand before this Almighty God and give testimony as to why they chose to willingly neglect the LOVE, the MERCY, the GRACE and the Eternal LIFE of the Father of love, mercy, and grace. The Father will simply ask them, “Why did you choose your already dead flesh for death causing separation from Me, when salvation through grace filled with faith offered you eternal life? How could you refuse the grace and love of God filled with His mercy and sacrifice the gift of LIFE for your already dead flesh and to be separated from the Father of life forever and ever and to wake up in a spiritual reality filled with darkness with no life at all and with a fallen demon named Lucifer laughing at you because you become twice the fool he himself is? You will have all of eternity to think and ponder on this reality and a reality that will not ever end or change, and all this because of a personal choice, now sit and think about that. Selah.

 

Philippians 1:7 - It is right and appropriate for me to have this confidence and feel this way about you all, because you have me in your heart and I hold you in my heart as partakers and sharers, one and all with me, of grace (God's unmerited favor and spiritual blessing). [This is true] both when I am shut up in prison and when I am out in the defense and confirmation of the good news (the Gospel). Amplified Version.

       Once you have tasted the sweetness of Holy Spirit; and once you have danced in the Spirit with Jesus; and once you have bowed before the throne of Grace and gave thanks in the Father’s presence you will know that you are a partaker of the grace of God. You will have the confidence to know that every word spoken of the Father is truth and will surely happen and cannot be broken. You will have the understanding to realize that Grace is forever at work with in you, about you, around you, above you, below you, beside you, and no matter where you go Grace will be there! Grace will never let you go; too high of a price was paid for Grace and the payment was made the debt is now done, finished and found in the mercies of the Living God that forever extend to a people who choose and Loves the Father because of what He has done. What a great a most wondrous God we serve, for He alone is worthy of praise and adoration. Why do so many people attempt to keep God in a box? Or why do so many people attempt to control God and treat Him as if He is to be at their beck and call? Why do so many people attempt to keep God powerless and then glory and marvel at the non-existent power of Satan? Why do so many people want to replace the glory of God with stone, wood, or iron?

       The grace and mercy of God is so far beyond our comprehension there is no words to even imply such a thought in its fullest reality. The ways of God our Father are so much higher and greater then our ways, and all one has to do is look at the starry host and the planet on which we abide and live and consider its complexness and all the amazing displays that it presents, including the wondrous works we are ourselves. We are minute and nothing more then a speck of dust if that in comparison to the works of our Almighty Creator, Jesus. The riches of Christ for us are found in that grace freely given. By entering into the love, mercy and Spirit of God and this by being washed in the blood of the Lamb; the power of God is revealed in the heart of the man and the individual being blessed and favored will reveal that heart in an outward fashion. This is a process like anything else. We learn and grow daily as we seek and consider the Kingdom of heaven above all things, and the Kingdom without Jesus is no Kingdom at all. So with our eyes on Jesus we pursue a Kingdom given to us right here where we stand even now.

       For we read in the scriptures that God did not forgive the fallen angels but condemned them to hell, what makes us think that God will be any more different toward us who rebel against Him and refuse His free gift of Salvation through and by the blood of Jesus? The Lord our God has since the time of the fall educated man in what he should do in order to maintain righteousness and to stay in right standing with the Father entailing an open and intimate relationship pertaining to the abundance of life so that it could present itself and allowing the blessing to prevail. Father God has always been for us and not against us, but we the carnal get it backwards; what we the people fail to fully understand is, God is not our enemy, we the carnal man, outside of Christ Jesus and His shed blood is the enemy of the Living God and this because of sin.

 

       The bible is called a love letter and it is called a love letter for a very important reason. It is very similar to the same letter you continuously tell your children in regards to their personage, character, actions, words, and abilities. You want the best for them and you do you’re very best to lead them in the way YOU think they should go. You being the wiser and more mature individual and of course being called parent means that you have certain responsibilities that far outweigh your own and thus you teach and lead in the manner you so do. Well this in most cases, but not all. The point being, you do expect your children who are inexperienced and KNOW literally NOTHING about real life and the ways of the world to listen and to heed you advice and this because you LOVE and CARE for them and this with feelings that surpass anything you have ever known. The question now is, “What makes you so much different then the Father in Heaven who First gave you the instincts you now have and act upon?” In fact you and I were Created in His very image. He is called “Father” for a reason! The reason is similar to your own for the fact that you are either called “Mommy” or “Daddy” by the little voice or voices and with cute little trusting faces as they look to you their leader and guide and trust you with an undeniable trust that you will meet their needs to the best of your own ability, which again is called undeniable faith.

 

       In every work place there is what is known as safety codes and safety procedures that should be adhered to and then followed after in the course of an emergency. These are set up in place because the safeties of the people are the number one concern and rightfully so. There are training courses offered in order to educate the people to be safety aware and to be on constant guard against potential dangers that may be found or located while on the worksite as well as in every day life. These safety features are taught and given for the fact that the more educated people actually are in real time events then all issues will be handled safely and in a most professional manor causing no more injury to anyone or anything, but curing or immediately correcting the problem before it got out of hand, thus protecting the individual and individuals who could have possibly been infected by what should have been prevented. Are you all you with me so far? Lord willing you are. Praise the Lord.

 

       The point being without those safety courses and safety procedures in place means a lot of people could and would be injured when prevention was made available but was simply rejected. As it is with this simple scenario is the love letter or bible that comes from the very hand and mouth of God. It’s a love letter telling us the fallen man, whom God KNOWS and recognizes and still loves unconditionally; that He is forever for us, waiting with open arms, and with all the armies and riches of heaven waiting to be released into our lives to sustain and to bless us most powerfully and to the glory of the Father. This love letter is filled with safety courses and safety procedures that warn us from potential dangers and avenues that will cause harm and not good. To avoid them and to walk in a different way, but keeping your eyes focused on Jesus Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus is the Only Way to the Father, and this being washed in His shed blood; the Blood of the Lamb makes us white as snow and completely and totally acceptable to God the Father.

How many times is the most beautiful book rejected, neglected, misread, and misunderstood? It is so sad that people attempt to lives their everyday lives without Jesus. A people walking blind with no idea of what they are doing or what it is they are attempting to achieve. Living meaningless, pointless lives which are headed in directions they themselves are in control of, when in reality none of us are in control of anything, if we were in control as we like to think we are, then we would be able to control ourselves, and of course our tongues!

 

Hebrews 2:16 - For, as we all know, He [Christ] did not take hold of angels [the fallen angels, to give them a helping and delivering hand], but He did take hold of [the fallen] descendants of Abraham [to reach out to them a helping and delivering hand]. Amplified Version.

 

Galatians 2:4 - [My precaution was] because of false brethren who had been secretly smuggled in [to the Christian brotherhood]; they had slipped in to spy on our liberty and the freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might again bring us into bondage [under the Law of Moses]. Amplified Version.

 

       There are many different ideas, whims, plans, desires, and religious teaching on how to appease the Living God and to gain access into the Holy of Holies and this without end. The devil is at work full time attempting to deceive all that choose to be deceived and believe me this is a people beyond number. Even so, God is the same God as He was yesterday, He is again today, and will be the same God again tomorrow. Nevertheless God the Father does not change because He is the immutable God, meaning unchangeable. People change without end, and on a daily if not hourly basis. Changes occur within people on a regular basis even if people don’t catch the change right away, but it still happens. Every one of us is changed from glory to glory, some even more so then others for the fact of those who choose to enter in and then for those who will not. This does not mean that all men will be saved, because not all men will be. There are many people who refuse to enter in through the gate, but are attempting to enter in some other way, making themselves to be thieves, liars and destroyers.

 

2 Corinthians 3:18 - And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit. Amplified Version.

 

John 10:1 - I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, he who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way (elsewhere, from some other quarter) is a thief and a robber. Amplified Version.

 

       My voice has been heard all over the world and by thousands and thousands of people. What they have heard, and what they have seen is far beyond my own comprehension. I just hope and pray they have all heard and seen Jesus living in me. I’m a poor representative of the Most High God, and I say this with much confidence and without a doubt. Again, I am more then confident that there are many other people out there who are far more intelligent and far more intellectual than I am and those who can speak with much better eloquence and demeanor than what I could ever do. Still Jesus chose me and maybe that was because even in my imperfection, His perfection can be made known. Again, maybe it all started when the Lord asked: “Who will go for Us?” I said, “I will go.” So here I am, praise the Lord.

 

       I guess the problem is that many times Jesus gets lost or disguised in our religion. What seems right to a man is death to another. Then again what seems right to a man can lead to death even though he thinks he is walking the road of righteousness. So where is the common denominator here? There must be a common denominator somewhere here? For the whims, ideas, and expressions of men are without end, and this when it comes to man and his so-called beliefs that are grounded on nothing but carnal theory and without the knowledge of the Living God. What may sound and appear good doesn’t always mean that it is good. So what is the undeniable factor regarding right standing with God the Father? The answer is and has always been “Relationship filled with Intimacy”, and that is why we experience and come to know the Father through and by Holy Spirit Who lives and dwells within us changing us from the inside out. Yet religions attempt to change people from the outside in, and with this nugget of truth now given it should not be hard to comprehend what is worthy and what is not when it comes to the favor and acceptance of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. So choose Jesus and Live, or you can stick to your book and social club called a religion and simply rot!

Galatians 5:1 - In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]. Amplified Version.

James 1:25 - But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience). Amplified Version.

 

 

       As Solomon taught us through the inspiration of Holy Spirit the same still holds true today, “There is nothing new under the sun” and thus history repeats itself. One generation forgets what another generation did, and obviously forgot the outcome of the historical event, even though the outcome is inevitable. The Idea and Law of God is forever the same, it does not change, has not changed and will not change, so in all fairness, what is and what is from the beginning will stand even until the end. The truth has been around long before and will be around long after any of us are here on this planet whether we come into the knowledge of truth or not certainly depend upon us and our own desire to actually enter into what that truth is. Jesus said, “I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life”. John 14:6. What we choose to do with that truth is totally and completely our own right to do, but with the remembrance that we are all accountable for the truth in which we ourselves chose to believe and thus follow after. There are consequences for all actions. Where there is an action there is a reaction, and whether it be a positive or a negative one, the truth be known but there is going to be a reaction. Once a ripple is born, the waves find there way, and you cannot stop their journey. You may interrupt it, you may even delay the outcome, but the ripple’s journey will continue, as will ours. The debt has to be paid!

 

       We all like to think we know something, and the fact is, we all do know something, but the question is, “What does what you and I know offer as real value in life?” We all know we can measure light, but how do we measure darkness? If darkness can’t be measured, then darkness has no meaning for the simple fact that darkness is not a reality, but a temporal state. For darkness is darkness because of the absence of light, so how much more valuable is the light? When the light comes, there is no where for darkness to hide, so the darkness must give up its contents. If one is walking blind because he cannot see, then do the spiritually blind know that he is spiritually blind? So how can he/she see where they are going? The answer they can’t; but pride and arrogance have a light of their own, which is no light at all, and it’s usually called rose colored glasses! Matthew 15:14 - Let them alone and disregard them; they are blind guides and teachers. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a ditch. Matthew 23:26 - You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and of the plate, so that the outside may be clean also. Amplified Version.

 

        The reality of Grace is easily warped out of proper perspective when the foundation of Grace is not fully understood or comprehended the way Jesus intended it to be. The Lord tells us to get grounded in grace and liberty for a reason and that reason is not to give in and follow the flesh and its desires in any way. Even though at times the flesh will fall, because we all know what Jesus said, All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and pray, that you may not come into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41. Amplified Version. Even so, the idea of grace is knowing that we who are futile, weak and prone to sin are not going to concentrate on failures, fallings, shortcomings, sin, death, destruction, sorrow, grief, misery, loss, fear, and idolatry which comes in many forms; but what we are going to concentrate on: For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. Philippians 4:8. Amplified Version. James 4:6 - But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it). Amplified Version.

 

       A Father always wants His children to be able and free enough to approach Him and tell them whatever is on their hearts and be able to be transparent, trusting, loyal, faithful, joyous, thankful, gracious, happy, thrilled, and excited to come at any time and for any reason knowing that they are able too and that they will not ever be ashamed, grieved, hurt, forgotten, written off, pushed away, rejected, looked down on, condemned, ridiculed, mocked or belittled in anyway. Without the understanding and sincere grounding founded in the Grace of Jesus then the gospel and Christian walk you have will be hindered, splintered, offering holes, doubt, faithlessness, prayerlessness, a lack of understanding spiritual truths, a lack of accepting others regardless of where they may be or even who they may be. Distrust toward others, skeptical, critical, envious, and maybe even bitter and somewhat angry. The Father will not ever stop loving you because He doesn’t know how to do that…

       Consider with much meditation and prayer this next scripture and get it written deep within the depths of your heart and soul. Hebrews 4:16 - Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]. Amplified Version. 2 Peter 1:2 - May grace (God's favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Amplified Version.

       It is for this reason that the foundation of Grace and Liberty needs to be established within the heart and soul of every living individual claiming Jesus Christ as Lord, God and Savior. We need to learn and then to fully understand that we can fearlessly and with confidence come before our Father in Heaven, no matter what, no matter where, and regardless of the time, that we can approach our heavenly Father Who sits upon the Throne and ask for His help and to strengthen us in our weaknesses in our failures. We can know and understand that His scepter is forever held out to us His favored and most desired of the earth and He will not ever turn us away or reject us, but will receive us each and every time we choose approach Him. How amazing and wonderful is our God and Father people, give Him praise and glory.

       However as it was mentioned earlier, we were not granted this grace and liberty to do with what we like when our flesh wants to do a little site seeing of its own. Galatians 5:13, 14 - For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another. For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is complied with in the one precept, you shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. Amplified Version.

1 Peter 2:16 - [Live] as free people, [yet] without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness; but [live at all times] as servants of God. Amplified Version.

1 Corinthians 8:9 - Only be careful that this power of choice (this permission and liberty to do as you please) which is yours, does not [somehow] become a hindrance (cause of stumbling) to the weak or over scrupulous [giving them an impulse to sin]. Amplified Version.

 

       There is no value in attempting to abuse the grace of God for the fact that there is a consequence for all things, whether good or bad, evil or righteous, there is a consequence and the consequence is to walk blessed or to walk cursed and there is no way around this reality. Father God is a God of Justice and He alone has a righteous Justice that is unbreakable. The Statutes of God are always in play whether people want to accept or reject them does not change what God has ordained! Absolutely nothing goes on in the entire universe and heavens that God does not already know about, and that means absolutely nothing! God knows everything and all there is to know! People foolishly underestimate God and His “Dunamis” power, they really do. Again there are people who give Satan and his “Exousia” power more emphasis then what God has and has given. What needs to be known and understood is that “Exousia” power comes from the allowance of “Dunamis” power. We all get the word “Dynamite” from the Word “Dunamis”. To put this in another perspective let us say it this way; Exousia power is called a borrowed or an allotted power. Exousia power is borrowed from what is called an all authorative or greater power. God is the Dunamis power and even we the people have what is called an Exousia power, just like Satan himself has. The point being, all power comes from the same source and that is God Who is the Almighty or Dunamis Power. Anything given outside of that Dunamis power is called exousia power because the power has been allotted or given. Now keeping this in proper perspective, there are two kinds of Exousia power, are you ready for this people? We the people who call on Jesus and receive Holy Spirit and then act in faith according to that Spirit are using what is called an Exousia power directly linked with a Dunamis power that is within us. This how the glory of the Lord is revealed in man and that is through the giftings of the Holy Spirit who has allotted all men with spiritual gifts, but Holy Spirit is required to effectively activate those gifts to their full potential.

Ephesians 1:6-10 - [So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor, which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence), making known to us the mystery (secret) of His will (of His plan, of His purpose). [And it is this:] In accordance with His good pleasure (His merciful intention) which He had previously purposed and set forth in Him, [He planned] for the maturity of the times and the climax of the ages to unify all things and head them up and consummate them in Christ, [both] things in heaven and things on the earth. Amplified Version.

Matthew 7:11 - If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him! Amplified Version.

 

Romans 11:29 - For God's gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.] Amplified Version.

 

Romans 12:6 - Having gifts (faculties, talents, qualities) that differ according to the grace given us, let us use them: [He whose gift is] prophecy, [let him prophesy] according to the proportion of his faith. Amplified Version.

 

Ephesians 4:8 - Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive [He led a train of vanquished foes] and He bestowed gifts on men. Amplified Version.

 

       However the second kind of Exousia power that is available is even a weaker power then its original source, but unbeknown by many it is still very much a reality, so listen up people and heed these words. Satan has too what is called an Exousia power and this by the original giftings God has given, and again as the scripture has stated God will not repent of the gifts that He has given. The point being, this exousia power Satan has is most powerful when the spirit of “Fear” is present, working and is very active. When the spirit of man unites with or comes into union with the exousia power of Satan, it’s a weaker power simply because its an already borrowed power that is being borrowed even more so by another who longs for worldly power. This same power can be found in tarot cards; Ouija boards, physics, palm and teas leave readers, fortune tellers, Wicca, Witchcraft, Satanism, Demonism, including many, many more. It all deals with suggestive power influenced by demonic power that again is an exousia power, and because it is an exousia power it is for this reason that Satan cannot see the future any more clear then you and I can! The actual truth is and that is Satan is POWERLESS! He was defeated at the cross and all power was stripped off of him. The only thing Satan can really do is work on the flesh of man, and battle with the mind and soul of man in order to do his bidding. One of the greatest and most powerful and effective tools Satan uses against the flesh is called the spirit of “Fear”. Yet the Lord says to counteract the lies of the devil in regards to “Fear” is to know: For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father! Romans 8:15. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7. Amplified Version.

Ephesians 3:7 - Of this [Gospel] I was made a minister according to the gift of God's free grace (undeserved favor) which was bestowed on me by the exercise (the working in all its effectiveness) of His power. Amplified Version.

1 Peter 4:10 - As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as [befits] good trustees of God's many-sided grace [faithful stewards of the extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor]. Amplified Version.

 

       Nevertheless for comfort sake let us remember that the Lord our God has given us a “Fear Not” 365 times within the scriptures which then means He has given us a “Fear Not” for every day of the year. Now when this world happens to land on a leap year then just remember to read one EXTRA “Fear Not” scripture and be blessed. God the Father has not forgotten about you nor will He, so let us not forget about Him either and keep Him in the focal point of our lives so that His radiance and grace will light our path and show us the way to go and we will all get there (Home) blessed and prepared. Praise the name of Jesus for His never-ending blessings and mercy in the lives of men. The Mercy, Grace and Justice of our Lord will prevail because the world needs to know that our God Reigns!

       What so many people fail to see or to come to an understanding of is the power an individual receives regarding the grace and mercy of God; but it is still God’s Power and not our own. Consider Moses and the bringing of water from the rock. It is the working of God’s power and ability in and through us who are willing to be used by Him and this to His own glory and for our benefit. It is God who works goodness and righteousness in and about us and not of ourselves, for we are spiritually bankrupt and have nothing but sin to offer up, but when we are filled with the presence of the promised Holy Spirit, it is no longer us, the fallen and wayward, but it is us in Christ as His ambassador and spokesman representing His Kingdom and not a carnal or fleshly kingdom. After all, God the Father will not share His glory with no other, for it is His glory, we are the benefactors from that glory and this again is by His endless mercy and grace toward us, His children. Isaiah 42:8 - I am the Lord; that is My name! And My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images. Amplified Version.

       I would prefer to walk into the Courts of heaven filled with joy and with thanksgiving, then to enter into the courts of men filled with injustice, greed, and unbalanced weights. Each man has a foundation on which he/she stands and has within him/her self an established course of action and thus maintain. This foundation reflects the very being, character and personality of the individual. The question is on what basis is this foundation built? Since many people who are building foundations are building on what they consider their own righteousness by whatever means they consider good to be - has the issue of forever changing lives to deal and to contend with including our own. Each day we learn something new and come to an understanding of something we did not know before. However when knowledge of any kind is learned and thus applied in one’s life, then changes occur and this seen or unseen; and since something new has been learned then knowledge has been added and knowledge always replaces ignorance. Knowledge adds to ones learning and growth is attained by these means. So when something is learned and then comprehended thus applied, how is it possible a change did not occur somewhere along the line?

 

       There are people who are morally upright, while there are others who lack in moral value and still maintain a similar foundation one to the other, even though their foundations are slightly different. For again, where the people who are morally upright may very well be integrity challenged and fall short, while the other ones who are morally deficient are upright in integrity. This balance and understanding is again according to worldly standards with no real basis to compare one to the other with. In all truth and recognition of what is being stated simply means there is no justice, and no real justice can be found in the courts of men. When compromise is involved then true justice has grown wings and has departed. One fallen man cannot say, my sin is acceptable yet your sin is an abomination and think that he is going to maintain high standards. The one being condemned by the other will certainly react and rightfully so. Who are you to make or pass such judgment on me, when you yourself fall short here, here, and here? This is a chaotic method of justice, which in all reality is not justice at all. The world’s idea of justice and the reality of dictatorship run a very thin parallel line.

 

Psalm 127:1 – Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain. Amplified Version.

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