How To Obtain Lasting Freedom

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Godschild
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How To Obtain Lasting Freedom

Post by Godschild » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:47 pm

I just want to share something I received in my personal email this morning that I believe is more important than anything else. It is the only way to obtain lasting freedom.
The Accurate Message Of Jesus

JOHN 8:31-32 NKJ
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you
abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you
free."

The promise of Jesus is clear: the end result of staying in His
Word will be freedom.

So, if you are not becoming more free, you need to examine if
you are accurate in your understanding of the Word of God.

JOHN 8:31-32 KJV
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye
continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you
free.

Whether the Greek word is translated as continue, abide, or
remain, the meaning is clear. You need to stick with the Word;
not stop and start; not try it for awhile; but jump in with
both feet and stay there.

"What do you mean by freedom, preacher?"

I don't mean a license to sin. Sin produces bondage -- the
opposite of what I am talking about.

I mean freedom in every area of life. Freedom from having to
sin. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from doubt.
Freedom from strife. Freedom from confusion. Freedom from
family problems. Freedom from oppression. Freedom from poverty.
Freedom from disease.

Note that Jesus did not promise that everyone who called Him
Master would automatically and instantly be free. Instead Jesus
indicated that time would be involved before those who truly
followed Him would see the full result of the freedom His Word
would produce in their lives.

If you continue....

If you abide....

If you live in....

If you remain in....

Don't forget the "IF." And don't forget the "CONTINUE." This
Scripture promise is NOT for everyone who claims to be a
Christian. Only for those who are willing to spend the time and
effort required to feed on God's Word.

While I do not wish to criticize any group of Christian
believers, I do think we should all individually judge our own
situations. If the Bible teachers you have been listening to
are not producing freedom in your life, you should prayerfully
examine whether the message they proclaim is accurate -- or
distorted.

Remember that it only takes a tiny amount of poison added to an
otherwise wonderful and nutritious meal to make it dangerous.

SAY THIS: I will continue, abide in, and remain in the accurate
message of Jesus Christ, without ever giving up, and it will
produce freedom in my life.
GOD IS limited only by those limitations which we, as human beings, place upon Him. GOD, HIS POWER, His love, and His forgiveness are limitless.
~Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

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Post by starlio » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:22 pm

Very powerful Words Godschild!
:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

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Re: How To Obtain Lasting Freedom

Post by RichVA » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:40 pm

Godschild wrote:While I do not wish to criticize any group of Christian
believers, I do think we should all individually judge our own
situations. If the Bible teachers you have been listening to
are not producing freedom in your life, you should prayerfully
examine whether the message they proclaim is accurate -- or
distorted.
I know that God does not create "gray" areas - everything is clear cut with the Lord. Satan seeks to muddle and mislead. When in doubt turn to the Word.

-r
Isaiah 61:1 "He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound..."

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Post by Bev » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:02 am

:clapping: Yes and Amen! :clapping:
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness!!! 2 Peter 1:3,4

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Post by nautical999 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:01 am

amen :wave:
A thousand shall fall at my side and Ten thousand by my right hand

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What A Word

Post by Chameleon » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:26 pm

A student of the word, you are, Godschild. How thankful, we all are for you. Thanks, for sharing. I have gleaned from this and gained deeper insight. To God be the glory. :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
REMEMBER, Yahweh's FORGOTTEN people, the Homeless.

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