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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

God's Plan for man's freedom

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Freedom is so important such that over the years millions of people have died in pursuit of freedom. Real freedom is outside the ability of man. We are all prisoners and we can therefore not save each other. Without God's help there's no freedom Though God is not looking for us to vote for Him...there is a manifesto for our freedom.

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God's Plan for man's freedom Tshalo

Ephesians 2:1-10


Freedom is so important such that over the years millions of people have died in pursuit of freedom.  Real freedom is outside the ability of man. We are all prisoners and we can therefore not save each other.  Without God's help there's no freedom

Though God is not looking for us to vote for Him...there is a manifesto for our freedom

Manifesto

  • What is the trouble you're trying to solve (what's wrong with status quo)
  • What is your plan of action
  • What is the ultimate purpose


Man's predicament

1. We're dead

If you're not in Christ you're dead. The problem facing the world is not one which can be dealt with by man.

  • If you know your source you can project your destiny.
  • Until your inner space is free, you're not free. Spiritual freedom is the true freedom.
  • Whoever sins is a slave to sin. Lying, fornication, anger etc are symptoms of sin.

Definition of sin:

Genesis 3: fall of man- going from high level to a lower one.

Missing the mark
There's a place you're meant to reach and if you go off route you've missed the mark

Characteristics of a dead person

  • Not responsive: when you don't respond to God, source, you're separated from life.
  • Decaying: without God man is rotten and is rotting going from bad to worse.  The decay of division can't be stopped if God is not at work.


 We need the miracle of resurrection to overcome being dead


2. We're dominated

We have been moulded in a way to do things i.e. getting into debt to keep up appearances. When your soul is not stabilised by God the world will crush you.


How free are you? The human heart is not sorted with therapy.  Only resurrection power can change us. We will never change because we want to, we will only change because He has changed us.

 

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