Where. The Spirit. Of. The. Lord. Is. There. Is. Freedom.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. – 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (ESV)
The Lord never changes. He remains the same. Yesterday, Today. And tomorrow.
Where there is freedom, the Spirit of the Lord is – a place where we are being changed daily – transformed into His Likeness.
There is no feeling like that – that being changed into His Likeness. Being in His Presence. Being motivated by Him.
And yet – many who have experienced that glorious change go crawling back to Egypt – putting on shackles that the Lord has removed. Why? Why would people willingly go back into slavery? Willingly go back under controlling leadership – manipulating leadership? A religious spirit?
This is a question that I sit and ponder – ponder a lot. Why?
Every morning when I arise – I give thanks to the Lord for the freedom in the Spirit. The freedom of knowing that His Word never changes. His Love never changes. His Mercies never change. His Grace never changes.
Have you experienced the freedom of the Spirit and then willingly gone back into slavery? It doesn’t have to be that way – you can fly – you can return to His Presence.
Today – what a great day to walk back into His Presence and into His Freedom. Join me today in celebrating Freedom in Christ. Freedom in the Spirit.
My Song: This is a song that we sang a lot in our church when we lived in North Dakota. So many sang it out with freedom – why? Because they believed the words that they were singing. And yet – many have gone back into slavery – into shackles. Today, sit and ask the Lord to remind you of those precious moments when you experienced His Holy Presence – His Glorious Presence. Today is a good day to remember.