Tuesday, 29 July 2014

A LIFE OF TRUE LIBERTY!!




Are you free? Are you living a life of liberty, true liberty? A large number of people, everywhere on planet earth, claim to be free, you may be one of them!! The question is: Free from what?

Now, I know, that throughout this current age of people, occupying the earth, battles and wars had been fought to gain freedom, freedom from oppression, suppression and tyranny, brought on individuals, communities, groups of people, and whole nations. A lot of people who fought to gain their freedom, from unjust discrimination and suppression, fought many battles, and triumphed over their oppressors, and many lived to experience the fruits of their struggle for liberation. Most of these battles were fought by people, who fought against other people, but today, I want to speak about the age-old struggles of humanity, against the forces, dictating the quality and quantity of life, humans are subjected to. It is easy to say that you’re free, but it is something completely different, to live a life of true liberty.


Now, I came across large numbers of people, who claim to be free. They do not merely refer to the freedom that people enjoy in their respective countries or lands, no, they refer to true liberty. What they mean with true liberty, is something, which they have their own definitions of. I hear people sing of having been set free, and of being free. Now, if anyone claims to having been freed, then there must have been some bondage, which they were released from. Some people refer to sin or the bonds of sin, which they were held captive in and were released from, and thus they call themselves free: "free from sin". That means, that they no longer commit sin. They are free from sin, in other words, sinless. Sin, as understood by most people or as coined by God, is when you do something wrong or evil, and know it, or, when you deliberately and knowingly, break God’s commands. As with Adam and Eve, God told them to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and they knew and understood God’s command, they then chose to follow the counsel of a snake, and ate from the tree, God cursed them, and the curse ultimately killed them. That means, the consequence of sin is death:

“The soul who sins is the one who will die.” (Ezekiel 18:20 NIV)

What does it mean? It means, that if you sin you will die, that is God’s command or decree.  So, if any claims to be free from sin, then you effectively claim to be free from death. Because, if you have no sin, then you won’t be cursed, and as a result, the curse of death won’t have legitimate grounds to consume you, because death is a curse of God, brought on by sin. If you are truly free from sin, then death shouldn’t touch you.

“The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man (woman) from the snares of death.” (Proverbs 13:14)


This is the teaching of the wise, these teachings (yes, you are being taught with great righteous wisdom and sound counsel) are here, to teach you how you can, through your behavior and good decisions, increase your years. 


“The truly righteous man (woman) attains life.” (Proverbs 11:19)

Do you believe it? Faith is the key!! (The just shall live by faith. -Habakkuk 2:4 'Very profound scripture') I know, that people claim to be free, and free from sin, but, there is either no faith in God’s word about life and what God has said, or, they follow wrong, and obviously harmful wrong, counsel, as Adam and Eve had done. You see friend, God says:

“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)

God said it, and God said, “are destroyed from a lack of knowledge,” present tense “are.” Most people reject that, and so they die. Most people, who believe, and are persuaded of God’s existence, do not believe, that they can have a lack of knowledge. No, they believe that God is wrong, and they know everything. Thus, they refuse to accept any counsel, concerning God’s words or wisdom, just like Adam and Eve. The knowledge is there, but they reject the knowledge, just like Adam and Eve had done, and so they die, just like Adam and Eve has died. There is no humility in most of mankind, most people refuse to accept the Truth, even though they recognize it as Truth, but pride causes their downfall. You see friend, pride is a sin, and sin causes death. Even when people, who believe in God’s existence, have a lack of faith, it is rooted in pride. It basically means, that you elevate your own unbelief, or your unwillingness to believe God, over and above what God has said. A lot of things, or really all things, coming from God, will come through His word, as it is written in the book of Genesis 1:3: And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.  Now, if God is saying something, anything, about your life or the length of your life, and you “choose” to reject what God has said, without righteous reason, in favour of someone else’s wrong, harmful and lying counsel, then you will bear the consequences, just like Adam and Eve had to bear the consequences of their choice. Adam and Eve had no faith in God’s words; they had more faith in the counsel of a liar. It is written:


“Blessed is the man (woman) who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.” (Psalm 1:1)

Adam and Eve walked in the counsel of the wicked, a lying serpent, and they died as a result. 


The opposite is also true: “Cursed is he who walks in the counsel of the wicked.” Adam and Eve followed, and walked, in the counsel of the wicked, and inherited a curse. Where are you walking? Who's counsel are you following? (Had to ask that) But God’s word says: “Blessed is the man (woman).” I will tell you what that blessing of God means, “Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.” (Proverbs 4:5-7) That is what you are getting right now, and that is why you should tithe. Still not a faithful tither? Anyway, the blessing of God gives life, and is the opposite of the curse, which takes life. God first blessed Adam and Eve, and they lived, and then God cursed Adam and Eve, and they died. Simple, and hope you understand. Adam and Eve were “free,” according to God, to eat from all the trees in the Garden of Eden, except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Just like you are free to eat from all of your own income, except the ten percent which belongs to God. Are you a faithful tither? Or are you following the counsel of the wicked, just like Adam and Eve has done?
Friend, the tithe belongs to God, and to those whom God appointed to receive the tithe, and not to you, no matter who you are. King or peasant, mom or dad, businessman or businesswoman, no matter your position in society, you are to give a tenth of your earnings or income to God. Yes, friend, now you are standing in the same shoes of Adam and Eve. Who will you believe, who’s counsel will you follow? God's counsel or your own unbelief? The scriptures clearly says, numerous times, to honour God, and those appointed by God to carry His message, with the tenth of your income. If you are free, then it won’t be a problem to you, but if you are still in bondage you will not tithe, no matter who you are.


“Whoever trusts in his riches will fall.” (Proverbs 11:28)

“One man (woman) gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.” (Proverbs 11:24)

If you withhold the tithe unjustly you will come to poverty, poverty is God's curse. Poverty is God's curse.

“Those who are righteous will go free.” (Proverbs 11:21)

The righteous will go free from what? Free from God's curse. 

True liberty is rooted in knowledge. And God sees it fit to expose this knowledge to you, knowledge which will increase your liberty. You are free to eat ninety percent of your income, and you are blessed by God to eat from it, as Adam and Eve were blessed by God, to eat from all the trees of the Garden of Eden, except the forbidden tree. Your forbidden tree, is the ten percent of your income, the tithe, which you are forbidden to eat from, no matter who you are. Your income and job is a blessing from God, but as soon as you eat from the ten percent of God, you are eating forbidden fruits, from the forbidden tree, which results in you incurring God’s curse. The tithe does not belong to you, it belongs to God.

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this, says the LORD Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it… Then all the nations will call you blessed, says the LORD Almighty.” (Malachi 3:10-12)

If you are not a faithful tither yet, then become a faithful tither now. (Scroll to just after the post, and choose the amount which equals your tithe, and pay through PayPal when you click subscribe.)

Now, if you persist in withholding the tithe, then God's curse will consume you. And no, it is not because of money, it is because of disobedience. If you obey God's command He pours out His blessing, but if you disobey His command then God curses the disobedient. You are free to choose for yourself, to obey or disobey, whichever way you choose, the consequences which follow, are either the  blessing or the curse. Now, I DO NOT WANT YOU TO BE CURSED, because the curse is a grievous injury and wound, which will ultimately kill the disobedient. It matters not if you believe or not, curses are due to the wicked and blessings the just. 

“This is what the LORD says: “’Your wound is incurable, your injury beyond healing. There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy for your sore, no healing for you. All your allies have forgotten you; they care nothing for you. I have struck you as an enemy would and punished you as would the cruel, because your guilt is so great and your sins so many. Why do you cry out over your wound, your pain that has no cure? Because of your great guilt and many sins I have done these things to you.


“’But all who devour you will be devoured; all your enemies will go into exile. Those who plunder you will be plundered; all who make spoil of you I will despoil. But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD.” (Jeremiah 30:12-17)

The blessing of God does that, it reverses the curse. The curse is lifted, because of obedience, the moment you obey the command of God the blessing is released, but if you continue to withhold your tithe your wound remains incurable. God's blessing reverses the curse, it basically means, that God will restore your health or heal your wounds. It happens when you are obedient and follow God's command. My advice to you is, do not wait until you have an incurable disease before you decide to obey God's commands, obey God's good counsel and commands while you're still healthy, and just continue walking in God's blessings enjoying good health. That friend, is wisdom.


“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this, says the LORD Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it… Then all the nations will call you blessed, says the LORD Almighty.” (Malachi 3:10-12)

Take note, “Bring the whole tithe,” not half or a quarter of the tithe, bring the whole tithe.

“I the LORD do not change. Will a man rob God?” (Malachi 3:6, 8)


“Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it.” (Proverbs 1:19)

Any person who withholds the tithe is effectively going after ill-gotten gains, because the tithe belongs to God, but if you spend it on yourself and use it, then you are taking something which does not belong to you. It would be wise of you to get it into your mind and settle with this, that the tithe belongs to God, and no amount of arguments or debates will change that. If any person argues with that, then you are effectively arguing with God.

“For the LORD gives wisdom and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones.” (Proverbs 2:8)


“Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he (she) who trusts in the LORD.” (Proverbs 16:20)

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