Freedom is Found in Truth

“Tell me, do you want to go back to living strictly by the law? Haven’t you ever listened to what the law really says? Have you forgotten that Abraham had two sons; one by the slave girl, and the other by the freewoman?

Let me illustrate: As long as an heir is a minor, he’s not really much different than a servant, although he’s the master over all of them. For until the time appointed by the father, the child is under the domestic supervision of the guardians of the estate.

So it is with us.

When we were juveniles we were enslaved under the hostile spirits of the world. But when the time of fulfillment had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law.

Yet all of this was so that he would redeem and set free those held hostage to the law so that we would receive our freedom and a full legal adoption as his children.

And so that we would know that we are his true children, God released the Spirit of Sonship into our hearts—moving us to cry out intimately, “My Father! My true Father!” Now we’re no longer living like slaves under the law, but we enjoy being God’s very own sons and daughters!

And because we’re his, we can access everything our Father has —for we are heirs because of what God has done! Before we knew God as our Father, we were unwitting servants to the powers that be, which are nothing compared to God.

But now that we truly know him and are intimately known by him, why would we for a moment consider turning back to those weak and feeble principles of religion, as though we were still subject to them?

Why would we want to scrupulously observe rituals like special days, celebrations of the new moon, annual festivals, and sacred years?

I’m so alarmed about you that I’m beginning to wonder if my labor in ministry among you was a waste of time!

Beloved ones, I plead with you, brothers and sisters, become like me, for I became like you. You did me no wrong. You are well aware that the reason I stayed among you to preach the good news was because of the poor state of my health. And yet you were so kind to me and did not despise me in my weakness, even though my physical condition put you through an ordeal while I was with you.

Actually, you received me and cared for me as though I were an angel from God, as you would have cared for Jesus Christ himself! Some of you were even willing, if it were possible, to pluck out your own eyes to replace mine!

Where is that kindhearted and free spirit now? Have I really become your enemy because I tell you the truth?

Can’t you see what these false teachers are doing? They want to win you over so you will side with them. They want you divided from me so you will follow only them. Would you call that integrity? Isn’t it better to seek excellence and integrity always, and not just only when I’m with you? You are my dear children, but I agonize in spiritual “labor pains” once again, until the Anointed One will be fully formed in your hearts! How I wish I could be there in person and change my tone toward you, for I am truly dumbfounded over what you are doing!

Ishmael, the son of the slave girl, was born of the natural realm. But Isaac, the son of the freewoman, was born supernaturally by the Spirit —a child of the promise of God!

These two women and their sons express an allegory and become symbols of two covenants. The first covenant was born on Mount Sinai, birthing children into slavery—children born to Hagar. For “Hagar” represents the law given at Mount Sinai in Arabia. The “Hagar” metaphor corresponds to the earthly Jerusalem of today who are currently in bondage.

In contrast, there is a heavenly Jerusalem above us, which is our true “mother.” She is the freewoman, birthing children into freedom! For it is written: “Burst forth with gladness, rejoice, O barren woman with no children, break through with the shouts of joy and jubilee, for you are about to give birth! The one who was once considered desolate and barren now has more children than the one who has a husband!”

Dear friends, just like Isaac, we’re now the true children who inherit the kingdom promises. And just as the son of the natural world at that time harassed the son born of the power of the Holy Spirit, so it is today.

And what does the Scripture tell us to do? “Expel the slave mother with her son! The son of the slave woman will not be a true heir— for the true heir of the promises is the son of the freewoman.” It’s now so obvious! We’re not the children of the slave woman; we’re the supernatural sons of the freewoman— sons of grace!”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭4:1-31‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Truth is the Word of God. Man had no power or abilities apart from God. It is only through God that we exist and are able to live at all, so why would so many people be so ready to doubt God and continue doing things the way they believe is good or better? God knows what is good and He alone is good. We have no right to declare anyone to be anything other than what God had said they are.

We are all born into this world because God created us for this in order to fulfill His plans and purposes. We didn’t choose to be born and we don’t get to choose the outcome for anyone else in this world, but we can only walk out our very own salvation with God.

I share the Words of Life, because they are the way to eternal life. There is no other way to live outside of the Truth. God’s Word became flesh and lived among us…Jesus is the only one that can save your souls. All who call on him will be saved and raised up on the last day…

What are you waiting for? The invitation has been given and the devil is the only one who rejoices when you say “no” to Perfect Love and an abundant life.

Jesus came so that we might have life in its fullness. Jesus is life and His spirit of Life lives in those who receive Jesus into their hearts by believing he is the true Son of God.

The spirits of the world are fear, malice, envy, lust, greed, shame, guilt, depression, hopelessness, and more. Those spirits cause stress and strife and those people have no peace. Receive the Spirit of Life by believing in God’s Truth.

Published by Friend of God

Child of God, wife, mother of three, and an advocate for abused, neglected, orphaned, afflicted, addicted, impoverished, diseased, children and adults. I love living the adventurous life in Christ, and I can't wait for everyone to understand how amazing and wonderful God's love is for them! My days are jam packed with miracles, joy, beauty and above all LOVE! The Lord is faithful and His Word never fails! BELIEVE

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