Does freedom exists ? Can a human being claim to be totally free from all the laws ? What exactly is freedom ? The more I thought about it the more I got confused . Everywhere I see people in shackles they are kept in bondage with the very things that are meant to give them freedom.
1: the quality or state of being free: such as
a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : INDEPENDENCE
c: the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous
freedom from care
e: EASE, FACILITY
spoke the language with freedom
f: the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken
answered with freedom
2a: a political right
There are universal laws that affect everyone inspite of different ethnicities or political affiliations.The world was created with intelligence , everything that is(we see) functions on physical laws , sucess or failure is mainly determined by how we comply to these laws. Sucess is a result of discipline there are no shortcuts.
The difference between Adam and Jesus was simply discipline .A train is designed to function on the rails once it tries to go offroad disaster happens. Success on a mission can only be measured by the result.Samson was a success as long as he avoided alcohol and kept his secret,His success was dependent on how good he would keep his secret.
Now freedom is a necessity for a life of fulfillment .We are of God little children as long as we abide in him victory is certain.The old testament is full of such occasions when Israelites would worship gods of neighbouring tribes and bad things would happen but soon as they repented God would remember his promise to Abraham.
Every covenant has terms and conditions God had to fulfill his end of the bargain and Abraham had to fulfill his end of the contract . The new testament is normally regarded as the new covenant in this treaty Jesus Christ represented us all . We only had to believe in him to be covered in the contract it’s quiet easy isn’t it. From this covenant gentiles like me could also claim the promises made in the Abrahamic Covenant.
Thus as long as we are true to the covenant the promises of the contract will be valid in our lives. But a breach of the contract has consequences too. So discipline is very important that when Jesus Christ returns we will be worthy of his glory. We are faced with a choice everyday to choose either bondage to worldly principles or freedom .
To stay on track study the word .Studying gives revelations I have noticed that the same verse can mean totally different things if applied in different contexts. Cleanliness is next to godliness image is everything , you can only be promoted to a position of authority if how you handle yourself says so. Being careless affects in many ways , you date wrong people depending on how you handle yourself.
A disciplined Christian is a powerful christian. We are to be totally different from the worldly people so that takes a lot of courage and sacrifice but it is worth it. We spend most of our time in the word and in prayer that’s gives us the edge in life battles. When they go binge drinking we stay indoors and focus on our relationship with God .
We see things differently , our language is even different from the worldy . The world regard us as fools or backwards but still we carry on with a lifestyle pleasing to God in persecution. You are chosen for a purpose aim to attain holiness at all cost.
Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. A disciplined soldier ,knows when to attack and when to study your enemy. Discipline gives you wisdom ,you won’t just do things because friends or the community is doing it but in everything you do you take calculated moves.
Better to be disciplined and live a rich life than being careless with your life and attract all the curses of disobedience. Freedom can only be attained from discipline. If you want power from above then be a disciplined Christian.