Sunday, May 22, 2011

Freedom


Freedom, for most of us can easily but erroneously be defined as being free from any form of physical restriction, such as shackles, a prison cell, cords, chains, hand cuffs or another human being for that matter. The above understanding can be labeled as a visible form of freedom. However there is a freedom that we cannot physically see, but is by far more reaching than any other type of freedom and that is mental freedom.

The bible says, “Whom the son sets free is free indeed”. The bible is not speaking about a physical freedom here, instead it speaks to freedom from habits, ideologies, and thoughts (strongholds) that have caused us to become enslaved physically and mentally to whatever has us bound or restricted in certain areas of our lives.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ (which is the true power of God) main purpose is to repair, renew and restore our minds (destroying those strongholds). Therefore we can conclude that true freedom is A STATE OF MIND! A state of mind speaks to the condition of one’s mind. Now, that condition is dependent on the word of God or the lack thereof. If God’s word is lacking in your life, then the evidence of that would be depression, confusion etc. Scripture further explains that wherever the spirit of God is there is liberty. Another word for liberty is also freedom. So, God who is his word has provided us freedom in our minds through us meditating on his word. Scripture elaborates even further, when it says that God is not the author of confusion. So clearly he’s not the one causing your confusion but in fact the antidote for your confusion.

Therefore, the Spirit of God, which is also the word of God which in turn is the freedom of God made available to us, is consistently trying through our five senses and our spirits to communicate this freedom to our minds. The reason for this is because our mind is the administrator to our bodies. What is the benefit of this you may ask? Well, so that the individual can decipher the will of God for his life and to free himself from bondages and strongholds that has caused him to behave contrary to the will of God. The flipside to this revelation, is one cannot comprehend the will of God for their life outside of the renewing of their mind which comes only by the word of God (Romans 12:2).

Bottom-line: We are the sum total of our most dominant thoughts, so in order to be free from whatever has us physically or mentally bound it must begin from the mind via the changing or altering of our thoughts by the word of God. “As a man thinks in his heart/mind so he becomes (Proverbs 23:7).

That relationship that is going nowhere is difficult to release because of the way you think, your life seems miserable only because of the way you think. You have difficulty in saving your money, not because you don’t make enough money, but all because of the way you think. Your thinking which has enslaved you is simply because you lack the meditating and application of God’s word to your mind that ultimately changes your life.

INSANITY IS DOING THE SAME THING THE SAME WAY ALL THE TIME AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT. CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK WILL AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE OUR PERCEPTION AND PROVIDE DIFFERENT WAYS OF ADDRESSING WHAT PLAGUED US, OR HAS HELD US IN BONDAGE FOR SO LONG!

Father, I break in the name of your son Jesus Christ the spirit of unbelief, your word declares that because of our unbelief the god of this world has blinded our minds 2corinthians 4:4. I further bind the prince of the power of the air who is presently working in the children of disobedience Ephesians 2:2. I speak freedom to the minds of my readers in the matchless name of Jesus Christ. Amen!  

Written by: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com