How to Be Free

Saturday November 15, 2014

Texts: 1 Corinthians 13:1-3,12; Matthew 6:1-18; James 1:1-7; Mark 4:3-7, 18,19. The Word is what makes us free. The Word was with God and was God (John 1:1). The seed is the Word. Sowing the Word into your heart is sowing the life of God. How do we apply the Word? We apply it by giving, praying, and fasting. Do we schedule time to be with the Father? Separate yourself from what distracts you from being with the Lord. Renew your mind. We get “dirty” when we are in the darkness of the world. The Word washes off the “dirt”. Try fasting and see how it changes you. Obey the Word, and your flesh will line up with your spirit. You will have trials and testings. Consider it joyful with endurance and patience. Patience means constant and consistent. Be ready for trials or temptations by being built up in the Word. Ask God for strength. Sowing the Word is how we build ourselves up to get free. Keep in the Word. What does a false gospel look like? A false gospel is about “I”, “me”, or “my” desires. Jesus had no “I” in Him. Galatians 2:20 tells us that we have been crucified with Christ. The “I’ comes up when we are not in the Word. Sowing the Word keeps down the “I”. We can enter into His rest when the gospel is mixed with faith. Stay constant in the Word.