Christ Has Made Us Free!

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

The Body of Christ is going through changes. Christ has freed us, and again it’s that reciprocal thing – we have freed Him to be able to move through us. With it is a snowball effect; as we reach in for more freedom He is also freer. We must not lose that freedom. If you revert back to that old nature, then you are back in slavery, back in bondage again to that same old thing.

That principle is seen in Capernaum. The scripture says that He didn’t do many mighty works because of their unbelief. When He was come into His own country, He taught them in their synagogues, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, How has this man this wisdom and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary and His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then has this man all these things? And they were offended in Him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country and in his own house. And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Matthew 13:54-58. Because they were limited in what they could receive, Jesus was limited in what He could give. It’s a principle that works. When you’re free, He becomes free to move through you.

God is bringing us a freedom. He is breaking us loose from the unbelief that is in our hearts. That’s what this is all about; it is the elimination of the unbelief that will enable us to move into His very presence and to realize that the table of the Lord is set. He has prepared a table for us in the presence of our enemies (Psalm 23:5). Right in the middle of your old adamic nature there is a table that the Lord has set where you can feast upon Him. We’re being delivered from the unbelief. He's bringing us to the place where we really can be the people who believe in Him – not merely what He is going to do, but what He is and what He has provided for us. We enter into it with all of our hearts.

You know what you are in your adamic nature and it’s easy to get caught up in that. Sometimes it is hard to see yourself as the Lord sees you. We must believe what He says about us rather than what we are in our flesh. He has a way of calling things that are not as though they are (Romans 4:17). He will look at you and say, “My servant in whom I am well pleased.” That’s like what the Lord said to Gideon, “Hail, O mighty man of God!” Gideon wondered who He was talking to (Judges 6:12).

There is a freedom that’s coming to all of us. The freedom we’re coming into also gives Him a freedom. Stand fast therefore through Him. Stand fast therefore in the freedom of the liberty which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Bonds are broken to be broken forever. We’re free. We’re a free people because the Lord says so. If your old nature says something different, it’s a liar. Let God be true, but every man a liar (Romans 3:4). He is the truth and every man a liar. That means your man; what your carnal mind tells you is a lie. You are free! Free in the Lord! Believe in your freedom.

Some came to Jesus and asked: What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that you believe on Him whom He has sent. John 6:28-29. Believe who the Lord says you are. Believe in your freedom! Believe in your liberty! Believe in your healing and deliverance! Believe in what He is ministering to you. He is opening the doors of heaven and of His world that we might enter in to know Him. It’s a whole new life. Jesus said, “My Kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36). We can also say, “We are not of this world. Christ has made us free!”

Copyright © 2007 by Henry DuBose