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Educational: Helpful - Spirit = Freedom

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by mlepfitjw, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. mlepfitjw

    mlepfitjw May you be blessed!

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    Where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. That goes for any believer, enjoy your freedom while you can on this earth. It’s the only freedom we will ever have with the Lord. More powerful than drugs, sex, relationship (even though we love others), rock n roll, being homeless.

    Always remember if you are a believer you have freedom to love other, and to be free in the spirit!

    God bless all of you and your friends and family.
     
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  2. Jeshu

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    The liberty to tell satan to shove off instead of being forced to do as he says, that is the greatest freedom i have ever experienced an ex-slave to sin.

    That Jesus allowed me to eat His grace, until i had enough love for Him, myself, and my neighbour, so i could break with some of those stubborn sins in my life is the reason i will love Him forever.

    It is internalising the truths of Scripture that sets us free.
     
  3. mlepfitjw

    mlepfitjw May you be blessed!

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    Jeshu, that is a great sentiment telling Satan off however sometimes we gotta tell ourselves no when we are enticed by our own desires and lured away from God. Which in turn quenches the holy spirit. In my believe Satan has already been defeated and he is no longer prowling around like a lion.

    do we forgive when someone treats us badly? This is where freedom is achieved in living by the spirit. Do we pray for others? Do we tell them we love them?

    The world can entice us, that is for sure there is money, sex, drugs, whatever else you can take from it. Though there is only one way to freedom and that way is with by the spirit in believing on the only begotten son who came died and rose again, Jesus Christ is the way, truth and live.

    Of course you don’t have to have the whole story to be given the spirit, you just gotta believe there is an all powerful God above any other which is show by the creation of the creator.

    hope I expounded a bit more on my belief, I’m glad you found this video educational and helpful!!

    Thank you @Jeshu
     
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  4. Jeshu

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    If that was so then why would Peter warn about satan prowling around?

    1 Peter 5: 8 "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."

    And why would John warn us about not believing every spirit?

    1 John 4:1-6
    "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

    You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood."

    Rather puzzled? Are you fighting an enemy who is dead?


    Just wondering.
     
  5. mlepfitjw

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    @Jeshu

    this all I know friend.


    “Blessed [happy, spiritually prosperous, favored by God] is the man who is steadfast under trial and perseveres when tempted; for when he has passed the test and been approved, he will receive the [victor’s] crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God” [for temptation does not originate from God, but from our own flaws]; for God cannot be tempted by [what is] evil, and He Himself tempts no one.

    But each one is tempted when he is dragged away, enticed and baited [to commit sin] by his own [worldly] desire (lust, passion).

    Then when the illicit desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin has run its course, it gives birth to death.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:12-15‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    I believe with the Holy Spirit by the power of the spirit we can overcome the temptations that try to entice and drag us away.

    None of this comes from Satan. It says we ourselves when we are tempted.

    Do we love the person still doing whatever it is they are doing ? Yes of course. Do we beat them up about it? No we don’t. Can we try to encourage out of whatever it is they are tempted by ? Sure. Are we all gonna fail? From time to time we are, but we can by the spirit choose to do what is right over what might grieve the spirit.
    “For you, my brothers, were called to freedom; only do not let your freedom become an opportunity for the sinful nature (worldliness, selfishness), but through love serve and seek the best for one another.

    For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is fulfilled in one precept, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF [that is, you shall have an unselfish concern for others and do things for their benefit].”

    But if you bite and devour one another [in bickering and strife], watch out that you [along with your entire fellowship] are not consumed by one another.

    But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts].

    For the sinful nature has its desire which is opposed to the Spirit, and the [desire of the] Spirit opposes the sinful nature; for these [two, the sinful nature and the Spirit] are in direct opposition to each other [continually in conflict], so that you [as believers] do not [always] do whatever [good things] you want to do.

    But if you are guided and led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the Law. Now the practices of the sinful nature are clearly evident: they are sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality (total irresponsibility, lack of self-control), idolatry, sorcery, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions [that promote heresies], envy, drunkenness, riotous behavior, and other things like these.

    (All these desires comes from our flesh)

    I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness,”
    ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:13-22‬ ‭AMP‬‬
     
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  6. Jesus is YHWH

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    And these Epistles were written decades after Jesus Bodily Ascension into Heaven. So these scriptures are for today, for believers and to warn them about the reality of our enemy.

    Yes you are correct and words of wisdom from Jude below:

    In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings. 9 But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!

    we are no match for the devil and Peter makes that clear as does Paul with the Armor of God in Ephesians 6.

    2 Peter 2
    Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings; 11 yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not heap abuse on such beings when bringing judgment on them from the Lord. 12 But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand.

    Ephesians 6
    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

    18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

    Those who deny satan are already feeding out of his hand and he already has them defeated. Spiritual warfare is real and so is the devil and the battleground will exist until the Resurrection of the saints.

    hope this helps !!!
     
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  7. Marc Perry

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    I actually have a real problem with this. All you do is try to promote conservative ideology. There are others of us out there too...
     
  8. mlepfitjw

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    To have people think for themselves and critically about what they are taught, those who understand hopefully they learn and progress with their relationship with God, is really the point, @Marc Perry I just realized you said conservative, is that like a political term or something? What else others are there out here aside from conservative?
     
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  9. Marc Perry

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    I have a big problem with conservatism. They claim they know everything and no one else can have a different belief in God. There really are other people out there who don't follow their b.s.
     
  10. bèlla

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    You have a problem with someone sharing content they found interesting? If you want a different message, why don’t you do the same? The OP isn’t expected to cater to your perspective.

    Yours in His Service,

    ~bella
     
  11. Marc Perry

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    Fair enough. I'm not going to argue with you on that.
     
  12. mlepfitjw

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    Hopefully this has been helpful to many people. Have a wonderful evening, and God bless.

    Live by the spirit be free from the world and it's woes. There is many woes to deal with, but lets hand them over to God, and Jesus, and trust them to get us through. Sometimes we do have to make our own decisions about how we will use our lives, it is totally up to you in how you do so.
     
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