liberty

Emancipation and Freedom

Foreword: (Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.)

Definition: Ecclesia is the Greek word often translated as “church” in most English versions. The word is a compound word meaning “called-out” (ek = “out”; “klēsi” = called). The ecclesia is God’s “called-out” ones. The ecclesia is not a building or denomination; not a meeting, or doctrinal creed; it is not somewhere we go, or something we do, it is who we as believers are.

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Pentecostal Empowerment Vs. Liberty & Empowerment for Living by Grace

 

The prophesied work of the Holy Spirit in connection with His people of the Nation of Israel needs to be clearly understood as to its time and place… as compared with how it differs from His work today in connection with the members of “the body of Christ.”

In Joel 2:28-29 God promised to supernaturally cause the believers of Israel to prophesy, etc., but in Ezek. 36:26-27, He also promised to supernaturally cause them to do His will.

Life Lived to The Glory of God

We as grace believers in this age of the pure grace of God must never flaunt our liberty so as to offend other believers who do not have that revelation of truth and liberty we now have and enjoy “in Christ.” Paul offers this verse is a great and guiding principle of the Christian life.

 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (I Cor. 10:31).

Behind Mankind's Moral Decline

 

One does not have to be a prude to conclude that our country is suffering a serious moral decline. Our rulers and law enforcement agencies seem powerless to cope with it. But what most people fail to realize is that behind this moral decline there is a spiritual decline. America has departed from God and His Word.

The Apostle Paul's letter to the Romans tells us how the heathen got that way.

Part 7 - Freedom Lost & Liberty Gained

By eating of the "Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil," Adam and Eve had in fact gained The Knowledge Of Good And Evil, yet, man could never live in accord with that correct knowledge (Rom 7:21). This is due to the viral Sin infection that was transmitted to man by his believing and receiving the words of the Serpent. A good friend of mine, Peter Dodds of South Africa, often said "Words are the currency of the spirit realm." Words mean something, they powerfully carry good or evil with them.

Redemption

Every Christian should know their sins are forgiven, but the root of our ‘sins’ is fallen Adamic ‘Sin-nature’ in our flesh. Every person born can’t help but sin, it’s our nature. This is because we are born in bondage to the ‘power of Sin.’ “Sin” in the singular is the ‘Sin nature,’ from which all acts of sin are produced. This is the very nature of the Serpent whose words were received by Adam and Eve rejecting God and believing him.

Christian Liberty

 

Christian liberty is a priceless possession. It can be abused, of course, but legitimately used it is an overflowing source of spiritual joy and empowerment for living.

God’s purpose with regard to the liberty of the believer in Christ is aptly summed up for us in one short verse in the Galatian letter:

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another” (Gal. 5:13).

Part 1 of 3 - Christ Who Is Our Life

I'm writing pragmatically in this series concerning what I call "God's Unspoken Yes." I thereby refer to an understanding of how we, as the genuine, literal, rebirthed children of God, living under pure grace, have been freed to live and have our daily walk in accord with the automatic inner sense we have of Christ's indwelling "Spirit of life."