Do people fear Freedom, preferring their known demons to the unknown Holy Spirit? Do people fear the unknown more than wanting to be set free? Do people cling to what they know because the egoic mind can’t stand the thought of being wrong, deceived, believing the lies, when the ego itself is a lie? Do those who love their traditions, religion and rituals grieve the Holy Spirit by trying to quench it because the new is breaking through? Did Jesus come to start a new religion? or did Jesus come to set God’s people FREE from all bondage through a direct, intimate relationship with God our Father? Are people afraid of Freedom, or have they become too desensitized, numb, distracted, unaware, unconscious or asleep to notice the bondage?
“For Freedom Christ has set us free, stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” Galatians 5:1
What was impossible with God before Jesus came, finishing the work of the Cross, ONCE and FOR ALL human beings, is NOW POSSIBLE with God through Christ. Jesus died for every human being, resurrected humanity, ascended back to the Father, our Father, to God, our God, and sends us the Holy Spirit to anoint us, teach us, mentor us, guide us, convict, prune, purify, refine, rebuild, restore, edify, encourage, exhort, renew, regenerate, nourish, nurture, cherish, fill us with Christ Light, Christ Love and Christ Spirit as a River of PURE Water of Life to grow Christ-likeness in us, a Tree of Life within us, to bear Christ Kingdom Fruits of Righteousness and Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit, Pure Spirit, Pure Light, Pure Love not tainted by the world’s definition of love.
“We are justified by faith, we have PEACE with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. THROUGH HIM we have obtained ACCESS to this GRACE in which we stand…God’s LOVE is poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit…RECEIVE the abundance of Grace and the FREE GIFT of RIGHTEOUSNESS to REIGN IN LIFE through the one man Jesus Christ” Romans 5:1-21
“Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and all the things will be given to you” Matthew 6:33
“YIELD yourself to God as ones who have been brought from DEATH TO LIFE, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness. For sin will have NO DOMINION over you, not under the law but UNDER GRACE” Romans 6:13
“By the mercies of God, present your BODIES as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God which is your SPIRITUAL WORSHIP. Do not be conformed to THIS WORLD, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewal of your MIND to PROVE the Will of God, all that is good and acceptable and PERFECT” Romans 12:1-2
“Besides this you know what hour it is, how it is full time NOW for you to WAKE UP…put on the armor of LIGHT…put on the Lord Jesus Christ” Romans 13:11-14
“Awake, O sleeper, and ARISE FROM THE DEAD [in Adam], and Christ will give you LIGHT” Ephesians 5:14
Jesus promised those who LOVE HIM and keep HIS COMMANDMENTS to give you the WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, even the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive because it neither SEES him nor KNOWS him. You will know him, for he will dwell WITH YOU, and IN YOU.
The Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, Spirit of Counsel and Might, Spirit of the Knowledge of God and His Glory, and the Spirit of Reverential Awe, Wonder and Miracles SENT TO YOU, invited, prayed for, received, welcomed, yielded to, CHANGES EVERYTHING.
Jesus said, “I tell you the TRUTH; it is to your advantage that I GO AWAY, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you…WHEN he comes, he convinces the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN ME; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you won’t see me any more, concerning judgment, because the RULER OF THIS WORLD IS JUDGED. I have many things yet to say, but you cannot BEAR THEM now. When the SPIRIT OF TRUTH COMES, he will guide you into ALL THE TRUTH” John 16:7-15
Bottom Line: the Cross changed everything; receiving the Holy Spirit to REMAIN with and in you changes everything IN YOU. Most people still prefer the darkness that they KNOW to the CHRIST LIGHT of the HOLY SPIRIT they DO NOT KNOW and still fear. That is why the words, “DO NOT FEAR” are repeated so often in the bible. If you fear what you do not know, you keep away the ONE THING that can change everything.