Where The Spirit of The Lord Is There Is Liberty

2 Corinthians 3:17

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Jesus came to liberate every person from the bondage of the sinful nature that the human spirit was under because of the fall of man when Adam sinned in the garden of Eden. God never intended for mankind to be in bondage to sin, but to walk in a life of liberty with his Creator. When someone calls upon the name of the Lord as their Savior, their spirit man on the inside is made new and liberated from that old sinful spirit. When that happens we can begin to be changed on the outside by allowing this new spirit within to dominate our life.

As the scripture above reveals where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. The moment you become born again, His Spirit comes to live within your spirit. To now allow that liberty to free us in living a new life we need to walk after the spirit on the inside, and we will not walk in the bondage of our old destructive ways on the outside (Gal. 5:16). Simply put we need to allow the spirit to become Lord, which means supreme in authority. When your born again spirit man is permitted to be the one in authority over your life you will walk in the liberty Christ has given you.

One of the most important ways to do this is to allow the love of God to dominate your life. Our flesh still has a desire for sin, but if we choose from our hearts to love God more than our flesh loves sin, we will walk in this new liberty. Love for God is the motive that empowers us. Where does this love come from? 1 John 4:19 tells us we love Him because He first loved us. When you understand how much the Lord loves you because He was willing to die in your place, taking your sin and the punishment your sin deserved, how can you not love Him. Live a grateful life for the love God has shown to you, and you can walk in love, dominated by your spirit man, and walk in the liberty you have been given by Christ Jesus.


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