SERIES: The Blessed Life: Creating the Life God Meant for You – #1 Freedom and Struggle

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When I got saved the first attractive thought was that could have a better life. I began to get visions of a drama free life. Dreams of love, joy and happiness. This picture was so amazing. But it’s like marriage. A young couple has all these beautiful thoughts around their new beginnings. They see total love, peace and harmony, never a fight or disagreement. Just total bliss and unity. Then something happens after a few weeks, people call REALITY.

Reality is where most people choose to do life. Reality is defined this way,
the state of things as they are or appear to be, rather than as one might wish them to be, something that is real.

I believe we do have reality checks, but I do not believe in just what is called reality. Yes we use reality. We see reality. We are reality for a bit. There is also another ity I call Godality. This is where you see your reality, it’s not the ity you want or desire so you invite God into your ity and we see God and you begin to modify, change, rework whatever you want to call it, but your reality get an upgrade to Godality.

I got a call Kyle and Chelsi just had their new baby. Blakey Shae. We were told before birth she had a huge growth on her head, reality. We prayed, confessed the Word of God over her and the growth disappeared. We chose to go Godality.

It’s not that deny reality, it’s if reality does not fit me then we up grade to Godality.

They call yesterday the baby is born, her blood sugar numbers are so low, deathly low. We pray, confess and speak the Word of God over little Blakely. She was in the low, low teens. Her numbers needed to be above 46 so I said let’s see, visualize the number 47 or more. 47 we see and believe. The number 13 is reality. In this reality she will die, so we chose to go Godality.
Kyle text me pictures of him getting to hold her. I said she looks so beautiful, how is her count, I said 47 or better??
He said 74, he said it was the most amazing thing to see her physically change this morning.

Hold those two directions of thoughts, reality and Godality.
I think reality is where you can’t see anything or believe anything larger than what you see as a human. This is where the natural man choose to live with all his intellect and knowledge. Godality is when we as humans choose to see and believe larger and better than the reality. We choose to move from human to spirit which invites God or God the supernatural God into our reality and upgrades it to our Godality.

Ok so hold these two thoughts.

Freedom and struggle.

“It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which you once removed].”
GALATIANS 5:1 AMP

Freedom. Jesus said in John 10:10 I came to give them life and life more abundantly, but the thief comes to kill and steal, kill and destroy.

The life Christ gave us isn’t just a place in Heaven but Freedom down here while we are on the ground.

He said it was for this freedom that Christ set us free. Set us free. We used to be slaves. Before Christ, slaves. Not free.

A slave is someone who is owned by another. They have no rights, they are forced to do things against their will. They are told and controlled. ”

“You were bought with a price [you were actually purchased with the precious blood of Jesus and made His own]. So then, honor and glorify God with your body.”
1 CORINTHIANS 6:20 AMP

We were slaves owned by the enemy. God thru the payment of Jesus bought us and gave us our freedom back. He restored our rights, he restored our name, he restored everything back to us being sons and daughters of God.

Jesus said Honor me by obeying my words. Walk and live as Spirit beings not human beings. Human beings can only live and except reality. We are Spirit beings.

We live here but what happens here we can choose to live in or upgrade.

I remember before I got saved. I remember being a in bondage. I remember being a slave.

I remember when I was in darkness. I remember when I had no hope. I remember not having anyone to love me and me hating myself. Before Christ life was hopeless. We seen no light at the end of the tunnel, we seen no rainbow.

Remember before Christ, I lived in anger and hate. I was bound by my bitterness. A slave has no rights, a slave has no say so about himself, a slave is owned, and controlled.

Remember when you were slaves, bound to poverty, bound to fear, bound to addictions and abuses. Slaves to your horrible life of no peace. Some of have forgotten where we came from and what God has brought us through. Some of were out of our mind.

But look at God. Is you stayed a slave, your children and grandchildren would be slaves. The generational curses passes down generations through your blood line.

I went to DaisyRoses ballet/hip hop recital last night. She was amazing, but they were doing a dance together. Chris her dad they had been practicing for weeks it was called DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE. It was hip hop. I was laughing watching Chris do his moves, then something hit me I am sitting there crying and tears are running down my face. Yvonne keeps trying to ask me what’s wrong. It took me a bit to get my composer. And I told her.

When Yvonne and I got together Falicidy was 3. I loved her, raised her, taught her, dated her, protected her, she was my baby girl.

I did not have experiences like with a father, Yvonne did not have experiences like that. When I seen DaisyRoses up there on stage dancing with her father. It’s hit me, she will never know what or how we lived. Our freedom has passed over to her. She is born into freedom.

Danger is when we forget what God has done for us. When you forget, you become ungrateful, selfish, feeling like you don’t need God or anyone the church anymore.

You were bought with a price so therefore honor God with your body.

You were slaves but God bought you. He paid your sin debt with His son Jesus. Then when he paid the debt he gave you the freedom to do what you want.
He gave you your life back and says CHOOSE WHOM YOU WILL SERVE.

He gave you the power to live anyway you want, but because you are bought you have consequences when you error.
When you got bought and received your freedom He watches to see the choices you choose.

He did not buy and set you free so you could be in greed or selfishness, or prideful again. Those were ways you had as a slave. Free people must remember what and why He freed you.

“It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which you once removed].”
GALATIANS 5:1 AMP

God broke the chain that held us as slaves and prisoners to Satan. Listen what he says,

“Freedom is what we have — Christ has set us free! Stand, then, as free people, and do not allow yourselves to become slaves again.”
Galatians 5:1 GNB

Stand then as free people. Here is a warning we must catch. DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELVES TO BECOME SLAVES AGAIN.

We were purchased by the sacrifice of Jesus. He died in our place. We receive freedom. Freedom to live heaven on earth. To live in intimate relation thru Spirit with God. We have the Spirit of God living in us. Our lives are to be guided by Spirit and His Word.

How is it possible to go from freedom to slave again?

Your choices. You have the freedom to choose but what and who is your guide?

I am guided by His Spirit. His word guides me. I am free. His Spirit.

“What I say is this: let the Spirit direct your lives, and you will not satisfy the desires of the human nature. For what our human nature wants is opposed to what the Spirit wants, and what the Spirit wants is opposed to what our human nature wants. These two are enemies, and this means that you cannot do what you want to do. If the Spirit leads you, then you are not subject to the Law. What human nature does is quite plain. It shows itself in immoral, filthy, and indecent actions; in worship of idols and witchcraft. People become enemies and they fight; they become jealous, angry, and ambitious. They separate into parties and groups; they are envious, get drunk, have orgies, and do other things like these. I warn you now as I have before: those who do these things will not possess the Kingdom of God. But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. There is no law against such things as these. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have put to death their human nature with all its passions and desires. The Spirit has given us life; he must also control our lives. We must not be proud or irritate one another or be jealous of one another.”
Galatians 5:16-26 GNB

Freedom is choosing Spirit guidance and not self, human, flesh choices.

We make some of the damaging choices by allowing our flesh the human side make our decisions.

If God said leave this church then God Bless you. If you just choose too God help you. The key is if God says double your giving but flesh says I can not, God help you.

If I do not guidance from God I won’t do it. God never fails, I failed all the time.

If you choose because it’s easier or more comfortable for you, who is that guiding.

Walking by faith is not and does not make sense. Walking by sight does. Faith with move you higher and higher, but you will have joy and happiness. Human can move you up but there is a cost.

“The blessing of the LORD brings [true] riches, And He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God].”
PROVERBS 10:22 AMP

“Everything is permissible for me, but not all things are beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything [and brought under its power, allowing it to control me].”
1 CORINTHIANS 6:12 AMP

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