Freedom For #1 Service
Freedom For #1 Service
Our last series of messages focused on “Freedom From,” freedom from Satan, freedom from Egoism, freedom from lessor voices, and Freedom from fear. Our next teachings are focused on “Freedom For.” We’ll consider our freedom for service, our freedom for boldness, and our freedom for righteousness.
So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through.
Freedom, you do not know its value until you are not free. “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone.” It is a great gift to be free. We are set free for Kingdom purposes, the incredible opportunity to manifest God’s glory in this world.
And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'
Freedom for self-determination. Freedom to think, to speak, to act as you see fit. Freedom to create, to build, to turn dreams into realities. Freedom to become your true self, your child of God-self. Freedom for your dreams. Here’s the best, freedom: to join God in His work.
Ephesians 2:10 (MSG)
“No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
When Jesus sets you free from Satan, egoism, and fear, Jesus sets you free for the opportunity to join the Father in His work. God has good work ready for you to do. Catch that?! God has selected you. God has got stuff that only you can do that will make a difference in this world and possibly in all of eternity. Doing that job, completing those assignments makes you significant, fills you with a purpose, giving your life meaning.
Bringing the Kingdom moves in two directions-- one inwards, the other outwards. The inward kingdom deals with the health and vitality of your inner spiritual life.
In the kingdom of God, … The important things are living right with God, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Anyone who serves Christ by living this way is pleasing God and will be accepted by other people.
The Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
John 4:14 (NCV)
The water I give will become a spring of water gushing up inside that person, giving eternal life.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
1Timothy 4:12 (NCV)
Do not let anyone treat you as if you are unimportant because you are young. Instead, be an example to the believers with your words, your actions, your love, your faith, and your pure life.
It’s time to get to work. Pick a path, God will guide you when your heart is set on doing what He wants you to do.
Doesn’t matter how old you are, how tired your body is, how stuck you may feel, it’s not over, don’t retire when you can re-fire.
Psalms 92:14 (NCV)
When they are old, they will still produce fruit; they will be healthy and fresh.
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.