Good morning from Kenya ??
Watching from the other side of the world what is happening in United States and Canada is like watching a movie.
It is incredible to me how my friends in Canada are telling me I don’t ever want to come back it is becoming a communist land.
It seems like freedom is something we dreamt about, this is all becoming surreal.
Many people are becoming depressed and fearful.
But the question were going to raise today is; ” did we ever really have freedom ?”
Enjoy the teaching
” so if the Son frees you, you will really be free!”
Yochanan / John 8:36 CJB
When we think of the Land of the free, we think of a place where one is free to vote for government leaders, to own property and to embark on a new enterprise ; a country where one has the Freedom of religion, speech and the Press, among a myriad of other things.
Freedom is wonderful, while for many of us, even though we live in a democracy, we do not feel free.
And I am not just saying this because of all these recent restrictions over the past year and a half, even before all of this we really didn’t have freedom.
We feel chained by all kinds of hardships and sufferings that for the most part are self induced……. a marriage falling apart, a tragedy, illness ( which many times is caused by laziness bad diet lack of exercise ) job loss, pressures of work, raising our children, bills to pay, and countless demands made upon us. We may even come to conclude that the land of the free only exists in heaven.
When Yeshua speaks of the Kingdom of G-d, we may think He is alluding to Heaven. But when the pharisees asked Yeshua when the Kingdom of G-d would come, Yeshua answered, ” the coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘ Here it is ‘ or ‘ There it is ‘ because the Kingdom of G-d is in your midst ” Luke 17 : 20-21.
In other words, the presence of Yeshua is where the Kingdom of G-d is.
In the Tanakh / Old Testament, Hashem intended Canaan to be a land of the free, flowing with milk and honey where the Israelites would live together with Him. They would be His people and He would be their G-d.
But the author of Hebrews recounts, ” and with whom was He angry for 40 years ? Was it not those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness ?!…..So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief” Hebrews 3: 17, 19.
Canaan is spoken of as a land of rest but the first generation of Israelites failed to enter because of their unbelief.
Real freedom is not found in a place…..
Real freedom is not found in wealth or status
It’s not even found in any accomplishment, and definitely not found in any democracy.
None of those things will set us free from sin, everyday pressure, tragedy or death !
This idolatry of freedom in North America is why we are being attacked by the adversary now !
This prosperity and freedom has become an idol and we are being brought to our knees and you better repent,…. because there is no recovery from dying in this desert !
True freedom is found in Yeshua Hamashiach alone !
The land of Canaan is representative of living in the fullness of Yeshua Hamashiach.
We enter Canaan when we come to the feet of Messiah, ask for forgiveness, and for Him to take charge of our lives.
Only by the in-dwelling of His Spirit / Ruach HaQuodesh, He actually gives us His life, and takes upon His shoulders our every concern and every Burden.
Being born again is not simply reciting a Prayer and being dunked in water.
He is the living water when we are born of spirit and water he is the living water he gives us this new life that we will thirst no more.
But this takes true repentance / Teshuvah, complete 360-degree turn from the old life.
He is our bread in the desert.
No president no prime minister is ever going to give you freedom !
We have a L-RD and savior in Yeshua Hamashiach who is utterly capable, utterly trustworthy and utterly faithful.
So stop fearing this great tribulation….. because when you fear you have unbelief which is what killed the Israelites in the desert !
Yeshua makes His home in our hearts, breaks down every cumbersome chain and gives us real freedom in Him when we come in humble repentance / Teshuvah.
Our Prayer Heavenly Father, thank You for the Freedom I have in Yeshua Hamashiach and the tremendous gift of His life within us.
Help me to rest in His sufficiency.