Text: 2 Corinthians 3: 17. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
The word liberty means to be free from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions, captivity or slavery.
A free man was once under captivity.
Sin brings us under the captivity of Satan.
But since we are now free from every work of sin through the finished work of Christ on the cross and the salvation in Christ Jesus, God expects us to continue a steadfast walk with Him in order to retain our freedom.
Many times we see the Lord charging men never to return back to sin after He had delivered them from one devil or another.
Today, we’ll discuss quite some helpful keys that will help us maintain a victorious life over sin and remain in liberty.
1. Be knowledgeable. The absence of knowledge has kept many or rather return many to captivity after being delivered.
Just like an animal that was tied for long, even when you untie him, he remains in that same spot without knowing that whoever that has received freedom is free forever.
Beloved, when Jesus declares you free, you’re free forever.
You must live in the reality of your freedom and also live to please and serve the one that made you free.
2. You must be mindful of your association.
Your association has to change. It has the power to either build or destroy you.
Once our friends were sinners, but now God instructs us to have nothing to do with unfruitful, profitless, gainless work of darkness, rather we must reproof them. Ephesians 5:11.
God also expects us to maintain a Godly conversation, which can only happen when we maintain a Godly association. 1 Corinthians 15:33.
You are a free child of God.
Let the sense of newness in Christ be in your consciousness at all times.
3. Build a prayer life.
A prayerful Christian is no meat for the devil.
When we pray, we Maintain a high fire frequency environment and it keeps the tempter away.
Prayer is a very necessary tool for standing in God’s freedom.
Begin today by devoting a portion of your time in meeting with God in prayers.
Fellowship is one of the most important tools for a strong spiritual life.
Spiritual solitude moments are good, but it’s no substitute for fellowship.
When we fellowship together, we learn more and grow speedily.
Psalm 133 reveals the beauty of fellowship in unity. Thus;
Psalm 133: 1. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
When we fellowship together, we are strengthened, sharpened, our worries become light, joy, and faith is restored. Proverbs 27:17, James 5:16, Hebrews 10:25.
Beloved, I am confident that these words will help you live a victorious life at all times in Jesus name.