.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 IN YOU.
1. His Peace -Is a weapon of war in the midst of our 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.His joy - When the spirit of joy is activated, the spirit of 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 his spirit (freedom ) from the powers of darkness that can keep him in bondage to ( depression , discouragement , suicidal tendencies etc ). Joy sustains your spirit from falling into the pit of depression. .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.His 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.His 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 storms . 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. His goodness - showing His goodness to others in the midst of a challenge , that is were the real 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.His 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 apologize 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.” Key- Love heals.
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 faith in 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.His 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 :13, 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. His Mind - Where His Spirit is we are at liberty to think and reason like Him and fulfill His purpose for our lives . 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.His fruits - 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.".
Personal Quote :
"When the truth is applied ,freedom is inevitable"
Prayer : Father teach me how to express myself in love in Jesus name , Amen,
You are blessed!