Daily Words of Encouragement
By Priest Knight Scopas Juma Kamonde
Our Verse of Today (15/11/2017)
“Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3: 17)
The Title of Our Today’s Topic: The Freedom That Is From God
The previous verse was written by Apostle Paul to the Christians of Corinthians as part of his second message to them in which he had instructed them concerning a lot of important spiritual and nonspiritual issues.
From our verse of today we can learn these very important and valuable points:
1. The Holy Bible tells us clearly that our God is not like us with the nature of flesh and bones but He is a spiritual being and works through spiritual means.
2. It’s God’s plan for us to have a spiritual nature upon our existing nature so that we can live and being led by Holy Spirit throughout our life. By then we can be able to enjoy a better life and serve Him perfectly.
3. When the Holy Spirit dwells in our life, we can enjoy the following privileges:
a. We will be set free from the bandages of sins that enslave those who don’t have God’s Spirit.
b. We will be set free from evil spirits that enslave a lot of people who are not under the control of Holy Spirit.
c. We will be able to live in accordance to God’s will very easily when we decide to do so.
My dear fellow Christians in general and Churches’ leaders in particular, what I have mentioned before will not happen automatically just when we have the Holy Spirit in our life but we must do the following as preconditions for that:
a. We must live in holiness and righteousness throughout our life.
b. We must fight the kingdom of devil persistently and seriously throughout our life through; prayers, fasting and the true implementation of God’s word.
c. We must serve God faithfully and seriously throughout our life according to God’s gifts for us or based on our abilities.