TRUTH LEADS TO FREEDOM.
By Ron McGatlin
In the natural world, our journey to real freedom is a road of TRUTH through jungles of twisted vines of entangled lies, half-truths, and baited snares.
There is a higher way of Spirit truth that is above all of the entanglements of natural life in this confused world. There is a highway of walking in and with God on a solid open road in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit that is far above the entanglements of natural life. This walk is freedom from the snares, troubles, and cares of walking in the fallen ways of the anti-Christ entanglements of this current world. (Isaiah 35:8-10) (Isa 55:15) (Gal 5:25).
The solid highway of TRUTH leads to the City of the Living God, the New Jerusalem ruling city of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. (Rev 21).
The Word of Father God in Christ Jesus is the WAY (the road) of TRUTH (the Word) to the LIFE (freedom).
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6).
He also said, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32).
Nations Entangled in Lies
How did our nations become entangled in the jungle of twisted half-truths and lies?
In the past “Christian” religious age, the major emphasis was on church as opposed to the changing current emphasis now on the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. In the church-emphasis age, the Bible was generally interpreted as having value primarily only to our “Christian life,” or religious training and experience.
God and His word were not sincerely valued as the source of wisdom and guidance for governing our entire lives and the governments of the world. Some of us called this “separation of church and state.” However, in reality it eventually led to the separation of God from the governance of our lives, families, tribes, and nations. That left only the ways of fallen mankind to establish the norm for our lives and the governance of our nations. (Jere 18:15).
Many Christians who have been educated by either religious and/or secular higher educational systems have been trained to not value the Word and ways of God as realistic guidance for all governing aspects of life in the world. This has resulted in a multitude of various forms of bondage.
Social chemical addictions, irresponsible pleasure seeking, political correctness, financial greed and lack, sex and labor slavery, and spiritual godlessness are forms of bondage that through many avenues of manipulation continue to alter and control the minds of the people in order to usurp control of the nations.
This is all part of an anti-Christ driven attempt to establish a counterfeit godless one world government instead of the kingdom of God ruling and reigning in the world by love. The effort to establish a one world police state government is currently known as the New World Order.
The deception of inverted perception
An inversion of truth has occurred which tends to see the Word and ways of God as bondages that limit the freedom of individuals to participate in activities of carnal pleasure.
The truth is that carnal pleasures only temporarily satisfy and always create a desire for more. In order to continue the individual’s sense of satisfaction, one must continuously have new and increasing activities of carnal pleasure.
Therefore, they become a lifestyle of addiction or bondage, stealing the individual’s personal freedom to make real and free choices in life. The activities of the person’s life become those that lead to the fulfillment or satisfaction of the addiction and not those that lead to prosperous production and true freedom in all areas of life and government.
The lack of productive and prosperous activity creates a dependent person, one who is dependent on someone or something other than themselves to provide life’s necessities and external direction or control for life.
Any “thing” that brings one toward dependency is leading away from freedom and toward bondage or slavery to that thing.
Freedom verses Independence
Many people in the passing religious church age did not understand the difference between independence and freedom.
Many have been trained by secular education into believing the lie that independence from any godly intervention in their lives was freedom.
Independence from God and His authority is not freedom!
Ungodly or carnal living is not freedom and does not lead to life. On the contrary, it leads toward bondage and death, not freedom and life.
Individuals, families, tribes, and nations will fail if the deception of carnal independence from God and His ways continue long enough. Death is the final result of independence from God and His ways. We are either slaves of sin unto death or love slaves of God’s righteousness unto life. (Rom 6:16-19, 20-21).
Life more abundantly is in the kingdom of God that is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Rom 14:17).
The people of God are arising up to the higher road of Truth that is above the twisted jungle. (Jere 31:21). The high Way leads to the victorious Life journey into the New Jerusalem City of God in which God abides in and with us continually. (Rev 21:22-27). Our burden becomes light, and yoke with Christ Jesus is easy. (Mat 11:30).
Being truly “born again” is a totally new and different life of growing into mature sons of God to ascend to the higher road of everlasting abundant life now in the kingdom of God within us flowing out to the world around us. (John 10:10, 3:36, 4:14). The jungle of lies is being dissolved as the kingdom of God arises in our hearts and lives. The cleansing judgments of God are released as His people arise into the kingdom of heaven life on earth. (Mat 13:37-43).
Freedom in this world is birthed from the return to God’s original world order of the innocence of abiding with God in the Garden of Eden way of life, ruling and reigning with God. This is the full state of redemption by Christ Jesus in us by the Holy Spirit of God. (Col 1:27).
We are no longer fighting for that which Christ Jesus has fully purchased for us in the life that is no longer our life but His life in us. (Gal 2:20). This is the life in which all things are possible as faith and believing have become knowing and seeing – the fulfillment of that which was hoped for has become living reality as heaven has come to earth. (Mark 9:23, 10:27) (Heb 11:1) (Mark 11:22-26).
Thank you, Father; Thank you, Jesus; Help us, Holy Spirit, to ascend to the life prepared for us now in this world and forever more. Amen!