LIBERTY:

…of POSITIONS and Dispositions..,

Psalm 7:17 “I will praise the Lord according to ‘HIS’ righteousness!”

For the longest time SHAME has taught me I CANNOT lift up HOLY hands in worship based on what those hands were DOING prior! And that has kept my hands shackled to my side through the most moving worship experiences.

The FACT that it’s HIS righteousness and not my ACTS that should be the basis of my Worship has just SET ME FREE, and given PROFOUND SIGNIFICANCE to Jesus’ GAME CHANGING statement…”IT IS FINISHED”.

My SHAME is finished.

My REMORSE is finished.

My SELF AWARENESS is finished.

My DRY WORSHIP is finished.

Frankly….my ‘MY’ is finished!

It’s ALL from him. It’s ALL about him.Now THAT’S liberating!

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LIBERTY:, LIFE:

…Of SONS and Servants,

You can do a SELF ASSESSMENT of whether you’re SON or SERVANT minded by noting HOW you approach GOD the FATHER after you SIN!

SONS have an ABIDING CONSCIOUSNESS of the fact that NO SIN has the power to infringe on their IDENTITY as SONS, because SYNONYMOUS with SONSHIP is the KNOWLEDGE that forgiveness, is not a PUNISHMENT (OR PENANCE), but a simple CONFESSION away.

And should our misACTIONS incur CONSEQUENCES, SONS are able to bear those with the KNOWLEDGE that on the OTHER SIDE of the consequence lies guaranteed RESTORATION, and a consequent closer RELATIONSHIP with the FATHER.

Whether you MESS UP, or you DRESS UP, if you have the Father’s D.N.A, you ALWAYS end up in the Father’s  LOVING embrace, which a SERVANT will NEVER get after his BEST performance!

On your WORST day as a SON, you outrank a servant SON to NONE!

SERVANTHOOD never brings TRUE EMPOWERMENT because for servants, EVERYTHING from their occupancy of the house to PROXIMITY to the Master, rises and falls on PERFORMANCE,

but SONSHIP on the other hand, that GLORIOUS PRIVILEGE we were handed on THIS side of the cross, procures the REWARDS of SERVANTS as our RIGHTS,

as SONS! 🙂

NOW THAT’S emPOWERment!

#icandoSONallday

#youcanttrumpdna

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LIBERTY:, LIFE:

…Of SONS and Sunstoppers,

“…HIS Son, whom he hath appointed HEIR of all things,

1:4… he hath by INHERITANCE obtained a more excellent name than the Angels…” –Hebrews 1:2

SITUATION, SICKNESS, DEATH, DEMONS  and HELL don’t respond when PEOPLE call the name of Jesus.

They RESPOND when SONS and DAUGHTERS namedrop!

I can go to England and SCREAM the Queen‘s name at their Army/Police/Navy ALL day and nothing will ever happen…

But the moment I get ADOPTED by PRINCE CHARLES, who INHERITED the name…

I merely whisper my heritage, and things start movin‘ and shakin‘.

See what JESUS got by INHERITANCE, We PARTAKE of through ADOPTION,

And the confident EXPRESSION of THAT realization lived out in PRACTICAL ways , in our EVERYDAY CONTEXTS is the ESSENCE of true SONSHIP!

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LIBERTY:

…Of Dungeons and Dignity,

“Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why she loved much,” –Jesus

( Luke 7:47)

 

“….When my HEART becomes FREE,

…and my shame is UNDONE!”.

Those are just mere words sprinkled with sentiment yet devoid of force and sang without conviction IF you’ve NEVER been bound by addiction or shackled by shame.

…but for the REST of us, who have been forgiven MUCH,

To us,

that SONG is an EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION and that simple  STATEMENT our DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE!

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LIBERTY:

…Of Prime Ministers and Prisoners,

LIFE is about PERSPECTIVE, not the FACTS, for FACTS merely frame an already established PERSPECTIVE,

and are always subject to change when the narrative does.

CASE STUDY:
1) JOSEPH was NEVER a SLAVE a single day in his life! NO, Joseph was ALWAYS a SON in a slave situation!
Had he PERCEIVED himself a slave, he would NOT have had the MORAL FORTITUDE to resist Potiphar’s wife, for we all know that the SLAVE’s life is wrapped around the PERSPECTIVE that they are PROPERTY, and PROPERTY has no right to say NO to the OWNER’S beck and call.

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