“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. – John 14:12
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32
When we hear about freedom, we immediately think about what one is freed from. We think of being freed from prison and freed from oppression, and all sorts of restrictions. However, when Jesus, talked about freedom, he not only spoke of what we are freed from (the bondage of sin), he also talked about what we are free to (be like him in this world).
The word for this month is that you have all it takes to live like Christ in this world. It does not matter what reality you are experiencing; the truth is that you are free to live like a child of God, you are free to live in good health, free to be filled with the Holy Spirit, free to be rich (to have more than enough) so that you can be a blessing. There are many components or implications of the truth that we don’t know. Because we don’t know it, we live in “bondage” or ignorance. Let me use the issue of slavery as an illustration.
When the Proclamation of Emancipation of slaves was made in the late 19th century by Abraham Lincoln, the truth was that the affected slaves were free. However, the reality of their experience was different until the proclamation was enforced. Many slaves remained in bondage for many years after they were “legally” free. The truth is that you and I are free to live as Royal Priests (1 Peter 2:9), we are free to like kings and queens in our domain (Gen 1:26) but that is usually not our reality.
I believe what the Lord is saying to you this month is that no matter how things actually look for you. Don’t settle for it. Demand and determine to live as a child of the King of Kings and the Lords of Lord. Demand (from the devil and forces of darkness) and determine to walk in good health, in holiness and purity of heart, in love and peace, in joy and fruitfulness. It’s yours. Jesus already bought you the right to be a child of God. Don’t let anyone cheat you. Say no to sin, say no to sickness, say no to bareness, say no to failure, say no to depression. SAY NO. I am a child of God. I demand my right and I refuse to settle for anything less than what my father (God) has given to me through Jesus.
Am I saying that every Christian will have it easy? No, I am saying that even if the road is rough, that is not the destination. The road may be rough but the destination is glorious. We are assured of a glorious end so we must NEVER give in or settle for mediocrity. Stand up and determine to live like Christ. That’s what Jesus came to give us; the right and the freedom to live in power, glory, righteousness, holiness, faith and much more.
How can you know all the you have as a child of God? By studying the word of God (the Bible). Everything you need to know about your right is in the Bible. Study it day and night. Find out what you already have. Stand up for your right. It’s yours already. You don’t need to cry for it or worry about it. Rather you need to stand up against the enemy in the name of Jesus and refuse to accept the lies of the devil.