FREEDOM IS YOURS IF YOU DESIRE TO HAVE IT
Remember this one truth, if you remember nothing else in your life, and that is this, “FREEDOM IS YOURS IF YOU DESIRE TO HAVE IT!” In the past you have allowed yourself to live in captive, drug down, stepped on, and the invisible yoke of bondage put around your neck, and the heavy bondage of life worries placed upon your back. You walked around with your head hung down, your shoulders bent over, and afraid to look up and experience the beauty and joy of all that God had provided for you. The thief came in the front door and stole all the love and joy away from you. You were unable to hold onto your job, and therefore all your earthly goods and everything that you had perceived as good was stolen away from you.
Now you are suffering from a lack of determination, no energy and fight left in you to be able to take back what was stolen. Jesus has warned you that the thief was going to do this. However, you allowed your mind to set idle, doing nothing good for yourself, becoming a couch potato with the T.V. remote pointing and flicking from channel to channel and the cell phone constantly dialing and gossiping about who is sleeping with who.
Now listen to the truth of Jesus words as he was warning the people, “Jesus told this simple story, but the people had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”
“I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd puts the sheep before himself, sacrifices himself if necessary. A hired man is not a real shepherd. The sheep mean nothing to him. He sees a wolf come and runs for it, leaving the sheep to be ravaged and scattered by the wolf. He’s only in it for the money. The sheep don’t matter to him. (John 10:10-12 MSG).
Your life is worth more to Jesus than a job with the money you will earn to pay your bills. Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He is the one that will preserve your mind from the idle thoughts that allows the thief to enter in and still and kill you. Haven’t you allowed him to do enough damage to you? Listen up, “FREEDOM IS YOURS IF YOU DESIRE TO HAVE IT!”
Now as we conclude this word of truth, it is my hope that this word has stirred up a passion in your soul and given you new life to begin a new way of thinking and living, allow Jesus to have the final word that can make you whole and bring truth and salvation to your soul. Here then are the words of Jesus. “Now that you’ve cleaned up your lives by following the truth, love one another as if your lives depended on it. Your new life is not like your old life. Your old birth came from mortal sperm; your new birth comes from God’s living Word. Just think: a life conceived by God himself! That’s why the prophet said, “The old life is a grass life,
its beauty as short-lived as wildflowers; Grass dries up, flowers droop, God’s Word goes on and on forever. This is the Word that conceived the new life in you. (1 Peter 1:22-25 MSG)
After this Jesus spoke and then gave us the greatest commandment of all, and this is what he said, “And you shall love the Lord your God out of and with your whole heart and out of and with all your soul (your life) and out of and with all your mind (with your faculty of thought and your moral understanding) and out of and with all your strength. This is the first and principal commandment.
The Second Is Like It and Is This, You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself. There Is No Other Commandment Greater Than These. (Mark 12:30-31 AMP)
Now my brothers and sisters, it is with great joy that I am thrill beyond my own imagination that you have comprehended what has been taught here and you will use it to your benefit to rise above where you are right now to the level God is trying to push you to be. I urge you to think globally and work locally. I minister to you today from a position of peace, power, purpose and prosperity because; this is the Word that conceived the new life in you, and “FREEDOM IS YOURS IF YOU DESIRE TO HAVE IT!”
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