Good afternoon! Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance!
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of free.
Genesis 2v16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "Your are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
We have always been free to sin, to not listen to Him, to not have faith in Jesus Christ, but if we do not listen to Him we will surely die! What we think we are free to do is everything but for us to receive everything from what we do we have to believe in our Creator being the Lord God over our lives and listen to what He says and He says for us to listen and have faith in His Son Jesus Christ. Through Him we will receive the Holy Spirit to tell us the truth and tell us what is to come!! If we are doing anything other that have Faith in His Son then we are going in the wrong direction.( Luke 9v35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him") There are many deceiving spirits out there other than the Holy Spirit of God. The god of this world can deceive us in many ways. Pride, unbelief, and fear are some of his favorite spirits to use from our sinful nature to deceive us with. We are free to always choose which way to go but there is only one way to the Father and that is through Jesus Christ our Lord. He is perfect and for us to be made into his image we have to follow Him growing in His direction with the Holy Spirit leading us with our new life. (John 1v12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-Children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.) Thank you God for our freedom to choose your love because when we have faith in your Son and your love for us, is how we receive the Holy Spirit. We truly know and believe we are your son or daughter made in your image by the Holy Spirit we receive from you. From the fullness of His grace given to us through the Holy Spirit we have received one blessing after another! Jesus Christ gives us true freedom to have a true relationship with our Father! Thank you Father for your gift of your Son made right in us through His blood on the cross. For everything in my life is for your good pleasure, because you have freely given me mine through your Son Jesus Christ. Read Genesis 2 and John 1. I love everyone with the love God gives me for you!