Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2Corinthians 3:17 (KJV).
Do you know that human nature abhors bondage, slavery, captivity, restrictions, or any form of intimidation? The answers to this question will be explored as we go through our reflections for today.
It is common practice that wherever we find restrictions, captivity, slavery, and intimidations existing in the world there has been a lot of resistance and pushback against such treatments. How do we know this? All we must do is study history and various historical accounts of tyrants or tyrannical regimes will reveal this fact.
So why does human nature reject or hate bondage, intimidation, or captivity? This is because as human beings we were created to work and express ourselves through our spirit man, and in God’s eternal design the spirit of man is supposed to express himself in freedom, liberty, and without any form of inhibitions.
When God created man as we see from our Genesis one account, man was created to operate and function spiritually, and through the operation of the spirit man was given liberty to freely express himself in several ways which were,
1. To have dominion
2. Be fruitful
3. To multiply
4. Subdue the earth
5. To replenish the earth.
Furthermore, for man to freely accomplish these tasks or calling he had to be guided and directed by the Spirit of God. Also, the primary purpose of this freedom was for man to be of service to God, his fellow man and the entire creation as a whole.
Sadly, as we know when we read through Genesis chapter 3, man rebelled against God in the garden of Eden. As a result of this rebellion, man lost his claim over his freedom and handed it over to Satan through sin, when he rebelled and disobeyed God’s instructions. Since then man has been held captive to sin and all of the wiles of the devil such as fear, death, infirmities, depression, poverty, servitude, slavery, intimidation, etc.
However, ever since the fall, man’s innate nature from creation still longed for expression to walk in freedom and liberty. The good news is that Jesus came to pay the price for our freedom, by the reason of His death on the cross.
Through this perfect sacrifice on the cross, Jesus liberated man from the clutches of sin, death, and the wiles of the devil. Hence, we now have the right to live completely free from any form of bondage and inhibitions sin had over us. HALLELUJAH!!!
When we accept and receive Jesus, the Spirit of God comes to dwell in our spirit man and gives us the power and ability to walk again in the dimensions of the freedom and liberty that God created us to walk in from the beginning of creation.
Ebimobo W. Obasi
PLEASE PRAY ALONG:
My Source of Freedom
FATHER GOD, thank You for being my source of freedom! Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, I can experience Your eternal presence—and nothing can separate me from You. Your death and resurrection created a way for me to live a life that’s defined by Your freedom, without any form of fear or terror. So, today Lord, please show me that You are near. Create in me a deep desire to always draw closer to You. In JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN.