“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,
Nothing don’t mean nothing honey if it ain’t free, now now” ~Janis Joplin
“Freedom” apart from Jesus is not freedom at all, but bondage to the world system. “But if the Son sets you free you are free indeed.” “For Freedom Christ sets you free.” “Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. And with UNVEILED face we behold the glory of the Lord and we are changed from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:17-18). Since we have Living Hope in Christ and Christ in you, hope is no longer deferred making the heart sick, but instead Christ in you is a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12) when you return to God our Father through the finished work of the Cross; considering yourself dead to sin and alive to God IN Christ Jesus (Romans 6:11); dead to sin and come alive with Christ to righteousness, for in Christ you are not under law but under Grace; set free from sin (Romans 6:12-22); die to fallen Adam and come alive in Christ and Christ in you. “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but CHRIST who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh (Jesus’ resurrected flesh not fallen Adam’s flesh), I live by FAITH in the Son of God, who loves me and died for me. I do not nullify the grace of God” (Galatians 2:20-21). “Knowing the Love of Christ beyond knowledge, fills you with ALL the fullness of God; the power at work within you, is able to do FAR MORE abundantly than all we ask or think, to God be the glory” (Ephesians 3:19-21).
In God our Father the orphan finds a merciful Father (Hosea 14:3b); in God the Son a widow finds the perfect Love of her One Husband (2 Cor 11:2) who heals and binds up broken hearts and Loves us freely, like dew, as the River of Water of Life from the Throne causes us to blossom like the lily, the resurrection life and Spirit of the Words of Jesus blossom our soul garden like the Vine of Christ, holy roots spread out, beauty and fragrance of God arise, flourishing our spirit and soul and body and life as a well-watered garden; fruiting Christ on the Vine in God’s Vineyard, producing new wine in new wineskins; evergreen leaves never wilt but are continuously healing; the tree of life of Christ in you fruiting fruits of righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24); fruit of Light (goodness, righteousness, truth Ephesians 5:9), fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22), and the sevenfold Spirit of our Holy God (Isaiah 11:1-3; Revelation 1:4, 4:5, 5:6): the Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of Wisdom from above: Pure Perfect Peace surpassing all Understanding; Counsel and Powerful Strength; Reverential Awe and Wonder, and Knowledge of God and his glory of Christ; discerning the spirits with trained faculties by the Spirit (Hebrews 5:14 with solid meat of the Word); taking The Way The Truth The Life (John 14:6): right relationship to the Father through the Son, by the Holy Spirit that Jesus prays the Father to send to you (John 14:16); putting on the Lord Jesus Christ as a full armor of light (Romans 13:11-14), whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-19), standing firm, steadfast, upright in Christ and Christ in you (Hosea 14:1-9).
Since we have such Living Hope: hope that does not disappoint, we are very bold, not like Moses who put a veil over his face to hide the fading splendor of the former glory, NOW ENDED in Christ, the latter glory. Those with VEILED faces have minds that are hardened (2 Cor 3:12-14), eyes that are unable to see the glory of Christ (Luke 11:33-36) and call darkness “light” yet it is the darkness of lucifer disguised as light as in Luke 20:20, “So they watched him, and sent spies, who PRETENDED to be sincere [betraying him]…But he PERCEIVED their CRAFTINESS…their PRETENSE” (Luke 20:20-26, 47). “To this day, when they read the old covenant, that same VEIL remains unlifted, because ONLY through Christ is it TAKEN AWAY. Yes, to this day, whenever Moses is read a VEIL lies over their minds; but when you TURN to the Lord the VEIL IS REMOVED” 2 Cor 3:12-16. In Christ and Christ in you, the VEIL is removed for you are a new bride married/joined/connected/united with Christ Jesus through the Blood of the new covenant joining the Son with the Father; the two become one AND we can become one with Jewish Jesus as Gentiles, until the appointed number of Gentiles come to Christ then Jesus will come and reunite with his Jewish remnant. “ALL who are baptized INTO CHRIST have PUT ON CHRIST. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are ALL ONE IN CHRIST JESUS. And if you are Christ’s, heirs according to promise…as long as you REMAIN a child, you are no better than a slave under guardians and trustees…children are SLAVES to elemental spirits of the universe. But when the time had FULLY COME, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to REDEEM you from the law [of sin and death and the works of the devil] so that you might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God SENDS you the Spirit of HIS SON into your HEART so you can cry out, “Abba! Father!” So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, an heir. BEFORE you KNOW God, you are IN BONDAGE to beings that by nature are no gods; but now when you come to KNOW GOD and be KNOWN BY GOD in Christ and Christ in you, DON’T TURN BACK to the weak and beggarly elemental spirits [animal spirits, sun gods, moon and star gods/goddesses, fictional super-heroes, fallen hollywood stars, sports stars, or charismatic leaders you make your god] whose SLAVES you want to be once more (Galatians 3:23-4:9). The REPARATION for having being a slave in the human race is JESUS: the riches of the glory in Christ Jesus supplies ALL our needs; EVERY race, color, creed, tribe, tongue and nation has EQUAL OPPORTUNITY to come to Jesus and return to God our Father and receive the Wisdom and Power of HOLY Spirit to lead you to FREEDOM in Christ and Christ in you: partnership, relationship, true yokefellows WITH Christ Jesus to BE and DO as God created you to BE and DO for such a time as this. All who are demanding what God has already given every life, are of the anti-Christ spirit, for they reject and deny the very person God sent to save, redeem, heal, deliver from the dominion of darkness and transfer into the kingdom of the beloved Son, with TRUE FREEDOM, liberty, pure justice, and God-given rights.
“Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the FULL number of Gentiles come in” Romans 11:25. “For God has consigned ALL men to disobedience, that he may have mercy upon ALL. O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!…For from him and through him and to him are ALL THINGS. To him be glory for ever. Amen. I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to 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, that you may prove what is the Will of God: good and acceptable and perfect” Romans 11:32-12:2
Come out of this world system and her selfish, self-serving, self-aggrandizing, self-focused greed, lust, pride, anger, rage, hatred, malice, murder, sorcery, jealousy, envy, covet-ness, sloth, gluttony, wrath, sexual immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, enmity, strife, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, drunkenness, carousing, and animal desires of the flesh. Come to Christ, resurrection life and Spirit, walk by the Spirit, led by the Spirit under the law of the Spirit of Life; guided into all the Truth by the Spirit of Truth; inheriting the kingdom of God and his righteousness found in Christ, belonging to Christ; fallen Adam flesh crucified WITH Jesus, the past buried WITH Jesus the last Adam; resurrecting WITH Christ Jesus to live by the Spirit, walking by the Spirit in the light of Christ’s glory/presence/light. Do not be deceived; God is not mocked; those who sow anti-Christ darkness, evil, violence, dissension, division, racism, sexism, atheism, communism, will reap darkness; but those who sow Christ will reap Christ, a multiplied harvest of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Those who sow to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life; eternal life matters for ALL people; Christ is essential to eternal life. Do not lose heart; let the world be crucified to you, and you to the world; be a new kind of first fruit creation in the new creation of Christ, of the new covenant in Jesus’ Blood, born again of God, of Water and of Spirit, growing up from vulnerable children to maturity in Christ, the Head of the one Body and one Spirit of God. All the fullness of God was pleased to dwell in Jesus and we come to FULLNESS of life in Christ (Ephesians 4:4-24; Colossians 2:6-10; Galatians 5:16-6:15).
“Stand fully mature and fully assured in ALL the Will of God” Colossians 4:12
Jesus warned and denounced their religious system (Luke 20:45-47) because they were connected to their man-made god and system of religion that put them in the best seats, praised by men, making rules that only benefited themselves and made the people suffer. They put themselves first (false shepherds) and religion second (false religion and counterfeit spirituality) and their flocks last; led astray; deceived. But Jesus came in the FULLNESS OF TIME as the True Shepherd to reconnect all people to God our Father, and to himself as true yokefellows to be led by the Holy Spirit in Christ (true religion is the PERSON who reconnects you to the one True God) to be taught by the Holy Spirit, all true and no lies, and taught to abide in Christ as Christ abides in you (1 John 2:20-28; John 15:4).
When we receive Christ in us, God makes glorified Jesus the source of our new life in Christ, whom God makes our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption…demonstrating the Spirit and Power of God…and among the mature, secret and hidden wisdom OF GOD is imparted and decreed, that is NOT OF THIS AGE OR RULERS OF THIS AGE but before the ages for our glorification… God reveals to us THROUGH the Spirit…giving us the Mind of Christ that renews and transforms us (1 Cor 1:30-2:16; Romans 12:2).
In the old covenant: “Lord you have been our dwelling place” (Psalm 90:1). In the new covenant: “Lord we are your dwelling place!” “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (1 Cor 3:16). “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit WITHIN YOU, which you have FROM God?” (1 Cor 6:19). Jesus is coming again in the physical, but NOW he is here in the SPIRIT. “Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is FREEDOM” 2 Cor 3:17). Jesus told us “God is Spirit” (John 4:24) the River flowing from the Throne where Christ is at the Right Hand of God our Father so that rivers of Spirit can flow from our new body temples filled with Living Water (Revelation 22:1-17; John 7:37-39); rivers of glorified Christ Spirit; the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead wants to raise you from the dead so you can come alive to God in Christ and Christ in you; never alone.