January 12, 2020 Blog Admin
In Devotionals

12th January 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello

‘Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.’

In understanding our identity and full expression of our new nature, it is important to establish the fact that freedom is our identity.
Our text teaches that it is by the giving of the Spirit of Christ whom we have received, that we can come to know the things that has been freely given to us.

Because we live in a world where nothing is free, it can be difficult at times to believe that everything can be truly free. But we belong to a free kingdom, where we are all free, and everything is free!

Definitely sounds too-good-to-be-true but we must embrace and keep in our consciousness the reality of the freedom we have in Christ and not get caught up in the endless pursuit of trying to set ourselves free or acting like we are not free.

In the TV Series, Prison Break , Michael Scofield escaped from prison with 6 other prisoners. In actual fact, they were free from prison, but they were not truly free because they became wanted, constantly on the run and watching their backs.
They were still in the prison of their identity. They only became truly free at the end when the court relieved them of all charges.

Our true freedom is founded on the truth that we were declared righteous by the righteous judge not because we set ourselves free by our own doing. (Romans 3:24.)

For the believer, our freedom is that;
▪We received our righteousness freely. Romans 3:24 TPT says- “God freely gives away his righteousness.”
▪We received the love and grace of God that saved us, freely.
▪Even the faith with which we believed was freely given. (Galatians 2:20)
▪We’ve been set free from the bondage of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)
▪We’ve been set free from guilt, shame, poverty, condemnation. (Romans 8:1)

We are so free, we are the freest people in the world!

1 Timothy 6:17 and Romans 8:32 emphasize that He not only makes us free, he gives us things and experiences freely.

And so, with all this freedom all around us, and in us, we must boldly walk in freedom as the songwriter says.
And just as you have freely received, you should also freely give in the same vein. (Matthew 10:8)
Freely received salvation? Freely preach salvation
Freely received forgiveness? Freely forgive others.
Freely received power(Acts 1:8)? Freely heal and deliver
Freely loved? Freely love others
Freely received provision? Freely provide
Freely received righteousness? Freely treat others as righteous

Am I living like one who is truly free?

I affirm my Freedom in Christ today. The finished work of Christ declared me free. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. I am qualified for the best things of life.

Today, I proclaim and walk in this liberty.
– Freely as I have received salvation, I preach of God’s exceptional grace towards mankind.
– Freely as I have received forgiveness, I freely forgive others
– Freely as I have received power, I heal and deliver
– Freely as I have received provision, I freely provide
– Freely as I have received love, I love others
– Freely as I have received righteousness, I freely treat others as righteous

Because the word of God has declared me free and I am daily strengthened and empowered by the Holy Ghost to live the very life of Christ, I walk in these realities.

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