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Where The Spirit of The Lord Is There Is Liberty



2 Corinthians 3:17 New American Standard Bible 1995

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

True freedom and liberty is only found in Christ. It is only the Holy Spirit who can heal the human soul. All of us born into this world are born into sin and therefore we are born into spiritual bondage and slavery. Whether we know it or not before we come to Jesus we are a slave of sin. But the moment we come to saving faith in Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit comes to live within us.

Paul tells us wherever the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. Paul understood the Old Covenant better than anyone else. The purpose of the law was to reveal man's need of a savior. God gave the law to the nation of Israel to govern their lives and their nation. They are a people set apart for His purposes and His plans. But today in Christ we no longer live under that covenant. We live under the new covenant that is based on the precious blood of Jesus. We are called to be led by the Holy Spirit in all things.

Today if you find yourself struggle in an area of life with temptation I would encourage you to spend more time alone with the Lord in prayer and His word. Often God will use the assaults of the enemy to bring us to a deeper place with Him. When we struggle in any area of temptation we come to understand that we truly can't do this in our own strength. But that is the purpose to reveal our insufficiency and understand that our reliance fully upon God is key. Wherever the Spirit of the Lord is there indeed is freedom. May every area of our lives be fully surrendered to Him.

Prayer

Father search my heart and reveal any area of my life that is not fully yielded to you. I pray that my life would be in your hands and that on a daily basis I would experience your freedom in all things. Father take my life and use it for your glory. May I truly be an extension of you in the earth. Help me to see all things as you see them. Prepare my heart for your coming kingdom. Remove anything that would hinder who I am called to be in you. In the name of Jesus, Amen!


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