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It Is Your Freedom That Will Enslave You.

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HE HAS THE WORK PREPARED

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2 New King James Version

Salvation is free but discipleship will cost you your life. Detrick Bonheoffer

Salvation is indeed free. It is only by Christ’s sacrifice that we are saved. It cost us nothing. Once saved however, we are called to a life of service.

In the New Testament time there were what was called bondservants. These were free people who had no means to support themselves and so went to work for rich people.

So too it is with us.

We are free to choose to either accept Christ as out king and thereby become bondservants our to reject Him or remain slaves to Satan.

Before salvation we are Satan’s slaves. His reward is a life of enslavement to sin, worry and anger. Our ultimate reward is an eternal damnation in Hell.

Just as a bondservant could leave his master to serve another the same is true of us.

When we become Christians we leave Satan as our master and accept Christ as our Master. As such, we are called to serve others and thereby serve Him. Our reward is a beautiful loving relationship with Christ and His family. This also gives us the wonderful experience of love, joy and peace. Our ultimate reward is a place in Heaven with fellow Christians to a life of peace, joy and fulfillment.

Who is your master?

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Heenu (The Lord is our God) for the most precious privilege of being a bondservant in Your magnificent kingdom. Please provide me with the opportunity to bring others into Your wonderful kingdom and know their places in it. I joyously give thanks and ask in the name of the king of kings, my beloved regal Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.

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Author: ropheka

After faithfully serving the Lord in China for ten years as a teacher I have been called home to care for my aged mother who has numerous disabilities. As well I regularly do volunteer work visiting seniors in a seniors home. I love being in nature. I say the closer we get to nature the more we see Jehovah. We are blessed in this area with many amazing, easy to ride bicycle trails on old railroad lines that takes us all over Southern Ontario.

4 thoughts on “It Is Your Freedom That Will Enslave You.

  1. Indeed, liberty without restraint is bondage! Thanks brother.

  2. Very well done! Yes, we are slaves of one kind or another. It pays great rewards to serve the Master of Holiness, it pays death to serve the evil one.
    The choice should be very clear, now the question becomes this: Why would we choose a few follies on this earth when we have everlasting reward in heaven? Wall Street would call that a very unwise investment…so does our Lord!

    Steve

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