“Seeing” Christ Jesus—-THE FREEDOM FROM ALL BONDAGE

“Seeing” Christ Jesus—-THE FREEDOM FROM ALL BONDAGE

On my heart for a while has been the desire to shew forth our Lord Jesus, although I feel totally inadequate to put it into my own words just what and who He really is, and how by seeing Him by the illumination of the Holy Spirit is actually the very key to all freedom from bondage in our lives. The bondage I am talking about is not what others might think it is. The bondage I am talking about is connected in some way to the law, sin, satan, and judgment. It can be that we are in bondage to satan through our very own husbands! Or in bondage to anything just because we have not actually seen the Lord Jesus and what he actually is and what He means for us. So I pray you might have eyes opened by the Spirit to see the Lord in a very new and full way that will result in true freedom from any bondage!

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

What does this actually mean for us? It means that we shall know the Lord Jesus in a personal way, in our own heart by the Holy Spirit opening our eyes to see Him, and what He means, and from this knowledge, we will be set free from all bondage!

Bondage To The Law

CHRIST FULFILLED THE LAW and satisfied the law for US! All the requirements of the ‘Thou Shalt’ and ‘Thou Shalt Not’ have been completely satisfied by the Lord Jesus Himself on our behalf, and now we are living in the time of grace, and in Christ alone we are set free from the law!

Bondage To Sin

“Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf….” (2 Cor 5:21). Made sin on OUR BEHALF! “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5).  The truth in Jesus, by which we are set free from sin, is that He has dealt with the whole sin question on our behalf, and that deliverance from the bondage of sin is a full deliverance in the Lord Jesus, as the Sin-bearer.

Bondage To Satan

“He stripped off from himself principalities and powers, and made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in his cross.” (Col. 2:15). Calvary was Christ’s victory over the Devil on our behalf, and because of what He did there, we are set free from the bondage of Satan.

Bondage To Judgment

Christ in His Cross bore our judgment for us. We need not face the wrath and judgment of God that is coming upon this evil world if we are in Christ, and have been born from above, and are abiding in Him! He received our judgment! WHAT A MIGHTY LORD AND SAVIOR!

 

Because Of all This…….

Because of these facts, and because we are truly born from above and placed into Christ at new birth, the power from sin and satan and death are all CRUCIFIED! They have no power over us! But the devil is not that willing to give up the fight, and he therefore uses the things in our daily lives to try to lead us back into bondage that we have been PERFECTLY delivered from in Christ Jesus our Lord! And this is what I want to touch upon at this time in hopes of bringing new light and life to any who are operating under the lies of the devil in relation to our very sure deliverance in Christ Jesus!

  • Bondage to other people– When we accurately see and understand what our Lord Jesus means and what He has done on our behalf, we are delivered from the bondage of others and their control and their desires for us. We are no longer living under any other authority except that of Christ. And when we are in Christ and under His authority, the devil will try to assert his power over us by using people who are not believers, or carnal Christians, to lead us into bondage to them. This can happen in many ways. It can be through a business deal, friendship of unbelievers, submitting to the selfish tyranny of an evil husband, submitting to a religious system of tyranny, manipulation, control, threats, etc. If at any point in our life in Christ we are operating under any kind of guilt, and joining ourselves in any way to unbelievers and allowing them to dictate our life in any way, then we are out of God’s provision for us in Christ and out of the freedom in Christ that He has given. We have been bought with the price of Christ’s Blood, and we belong to HIM ALONE. No man has any claim on us, or any power over us so as to dictate our life course or direct us to do their own will or the will of the devil through them. We surrender to one Lord and that is Christ Jesus. This does not mean that we go live on an island alone somewhere; it means that we do not allow another person on this earth to dictate our life and control us as if they had any power over us. The Holy Spirit is our dictator in all things. He is the one who is to direct our life and course. We may be surrounded by evil people daily, but never surrender to their influences or allow them to dictate our actions or choices in this world, even if they are our boss at work. If they are influencing us to do something illegal on their behalf, or if they are insisting we do something contrary to the Word of God, we must resist them at whatever the cost! The devil uses even our own unsaved husbands to lead us into bondage of man by using the mouth of the husband to speak evil of the wife and to get her to believe the lies of the devil in order that she is squashed spiritually and unable to stand up in the truth and in Christ against the husband. The husband becomes the one who is in control of her every move, and is therefore in bondage to him, and to satan through him for he is the devil’s property.
  • Bondage to fear– in the same way, we can be held in bondage to fear by not seeing that the Lord Jesus has satisfied every requirement on our behalf to God! If we do not realize and see with the eyes of our heart enlightened that the Lord Himself has delivered us out of darkness into His glorious kingdom of light, then we are susceptible to be tossed and swayed about and brought under fear in all areas of life. If we have not surrendered to Christ truly as Lord, then we will be operating out of fear in life. We can be deceived and think we are surrendered to Christ, but then our life proves that we are really controlled and ordered by fear in everything. Why do we do things? Is it in order for the Lord’s Honor and Glory? Or out of fear? We may be so crippled by fear that we are under God’s wrath when we believe the lies of the devil that we are not truly saved. We may believe that if we are not perfect, God will punish us, leading us to do everything out of fear. But if we have truly seen who Christ Jesus is, we will be set free from all fear because His perfect love casts out all fear! There is no fear in love! If we are so scared our life is not going to work out, or a relationship, or something in life is not going to be ok, we will be chained to that fear, instead of living freely in the liberty found in surrendering to Christ as Lord, and resting in His love and peace. We will also be set free from the idea that we need to earn salvation or somehow overcome every sin through struggle and out of fear of judgment. We will never overcome sin in our sinful selves. That is why Christ died on the Cross! HE delivered us from the power of sin, and also all the sins we have done by His grace and Blood. And when we see Him as the sin-bearer, we are no longer in bondage to that fear that comes when we think we have to do it all in our natural strength! There is a much better way, and it is through Christ alone. His life is the only life that can overcome darkness, and when He is dwelling within us, we must by faith appeal to His life in us to overcome the things of darkness!

 

 Faith Battle

All in all, the point is that Christ Jesus is the Life. He is the answer to all that death means. He has overcome on our behalf! He gave Himself up for us! We are delivered, set free, from knowing Him in these ways. It will not just be a mental thing where we agree that he is the Life. It must be shown to our hearts by the Holy Spirit, and then we must act off this knowledge by faith in every situation that tries to bring us back into the bondage of darkness! It is a faith battle!

We bow down to no one except the Lord Jesus! Death with all it’s bondage and fear have NO POWER OVER US in Christ Jesus! It would be a shame to continue on through life under the bondage of darkness when we have been set free in Christ!

This is glorious news! His Words are spirit and they are LIFE!!! His Words tells us who He is, and what His life means. His life means EVERYTHING in our Christian life. Without the life, we have nothing. He is the hope. His life is the only way. We can do nothing. It is His life in us that will be able to meet every dark thing that sets itself against the true knowledge of Christ in us!

This is a battle, and we must never put down the shield! This war will never stop until the day He comes. We have to know the weapons of the enemy (darkness, bondage, fear) in order to effectively use the resources that have been given us in CHRIST which is ultimately the LIFE! His life is the weapon against all that the enemy would try to do to drag us back into his dungeon of death and fear!

Let us rise up in spirit in the Name of the Lord in all things that seek to kill, steal, and destroy this precious LIFE that the Lord has implanted in us. It is not separate from Himself—HE IS WITHIN US by His very Life! 🙂

 

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