LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF 2 COR 3:17 (NIV)
"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."
10 KEYS -THE MYSTERY OF HIS FREEDOM .
1. Peace -Is a weapon of war in the midst of your storms . When used instead of worry , it brings freedom from every satanic bondage of slavery to bitterness , anger , hate etc. John 16:33(NLT)"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."
2.When the spirit of joy is activated , the spirit of liberty/freedom is manifested . Key - how do you attack a man who still chooses to remain joyful , despite all the opposition and persecutions . His joy brings liberty into your spirit .(freedom ) from the powers of darkness that can keep you in bondage .Psalm 16:11 (NIV)"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand."
3.Love is the quickest way to experience true freedom . Now what is Love ? Love forgives ,love is kind , love does not envy others and more . So when you walk in love you are at liberty from the powers of darkness . They might try , but love does not fail .1 Cor 13:8a (NASB)"Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away."
4.Kindness will keep you from becoming bitter. kindness will protect you from offence. Kindness doesn't only mean showing love to people who love you , but showing love to people you know that persecute and oppress you . where His Spirit is there is liberty (grace) to show kindness in the midst of your storm . His grace is always available .Prov 11:17a (Amp)"The merciful and generous man benefits his soul [for his behavior returns to bless him]."
5.Goodness - Showing His goodness to others in the midst of a challenge , that is where the test is . When you walk with Him , His Spirit comes to give you that liberty to be good to people. Knowing what ? Eph 6:8 (NIV)"because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free."
6.Forgiveness - Is one of the hardest thing to do , especially for those that have being badly and terribly hurt, but where His Spirit is we are at liberty to forgive because we love Him , though we feel the hurt , but because we sincerely love Him we forgive those who hurt us and we are quick to apologise to those we hurt.Acts 7:60 (NASB)"Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them!" Having said this, he fell asleep."
7.No offence - When the word is at work in your spirit , you find it easy to let go of the offence , because rather than take offence , joy comes to heal the pain from the offence . Why? Simply because where He is there is always the liberty to over look the offence because of our expectations and hope on Him. Lam 3:25(Amp)"The Lord is good to those who wait [confidently] for Him,.To those who seek Him [on the authority of God’s word]."
8.Provision - Where His Spirit is , you are at liberty to see His provision made available for you . The disciples saw only five loaves and two fishes in the book of luke 9 , Jesus because God's Spirit was at work in and through Him , He saw 12 baskets and more fishes remaining. Key - grief not the Holy Spirit . Why? He is the only one that can make you see your provision .John 16:13 "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come."
9.Where His Spirit is we are at liberty to think and reason like Him and fulfil His purpose for our life . 1 Cor 2:16 (Amp)"For who has known the mind and purposes of the Lord, so as to instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ [to be guided by His thoughts and purposes]."
10.Where the Spirit of the Lord is , there is always joy , love , peace in the Holy Ghost. why? His Spirit comes to give us that Liberty to express ourselves freely in His presence . Roms 8:25 (ESV)"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." That joy of liberty to feely express yourself to Him in love .
Prayer : Father help me to rejoice always anytime I am in your presence in Jesus name , Amen,
you are blessed!