Created & given (to me) by: GOD
SHACKLES AND CHAINS….
IF GOD DOESN’T PLACE SHACKLES AND CHAINS ON US THEN WHY DO WE PUT THEM ON EACH OTHER?
Realness comes from God, and not from the mind of a human; so keeping “IT REAL” isn’t keeping it real by what you think and say. Keeping it real is what GOD says, and what the human heart speaks; from the word of GOD. Satan’s job is to keep us in bondage, placing chains on us so that we do not do the work and will of the father. It is Satan’s desire that he keeps us (the body of Christ) fighting, arguing; and having all sorts of bickering going on with each other. If someone doesn’t respond to something you say, in the way you thought they should have; don’t allow the enemy to turn what you heard into a mountain; for it’s his job to bring about confusion amongst the people of God. If we who are stuck/trapped in our EMOTIONS, and thinking that it’s of God that you try to control your brothers and sisters (in the Lord); then I will honestly say that you have the wrong spirit. So think, let’s search ourselves; before we speak and act out of our “EMOTIONS.” THE WORD OF God says that Satan comes to Kill, steal and destroy. He only desires to sift us as wheat… (John 10:10; Luke 22:31) But Jesus says in John 10:10 (he) I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). Let us search ourselves, and seek God for the life he truly wants to give each of us…. TRUE LIBERTY – WITHOUT CHAINS AND SHACKLES.
Acts 28:31 (AMP) (It encourages me)
Preaching and proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness and boldness, unhindered and unrestrained.
Lord I ask that you would detach us from our ways of thinking and from our emotions, in the areas of our lives; where our emotions don’t matter. Because, Lord our emotions, hinders us from spiritual growth in you. Help us Lord to seek your ways and to do your will, laying aside every weight that comes to weigh us down. Help us Lord to keep flesh out of the work you are calling and have called us to do for you. For we know Lord that what you have given us to do, is for your glory and not for selfish gain. Help us to build each other up, and not to be quick to tare each other down. Lord help us to bring ALL of our members under subjection to your word and will, so that we can be unified in the spirit as your word says that we ought to be as a church in (Ephesians 4). Lord I ask that you would bind up flesh, so that we will hear you, and see you work. Let the work you give us to do with our hands, be done for you and not done out of wrong emotional selfish motives. Lord our desire is to hear you say, well done; good and faithful servant. Jesus name Amen.
Ephesians 4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Unity of the Spirit
So I, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to you to live a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called [that is, to live a life that exhibits godly character, moral courage, personal integrity, and mature behavior—a life that expresses gratitude to God for your salvation], 2 With all humility (forsaking self-righteousness), and gentleness (maintaining self-control), with patience, bearing with one another in (unselfish) love. 3. Make every effort to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the bond of peace (each individual working together to make the whole successful). 4. There is one body (of believers) and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when called (to salvation) 5 One Lord one faith one baptism. 6. One God and Father of us all who is (sovereign) overall and (working) through all and (living) in all. 7. Yet grace (God’s undeserved favor) was given to each one of us (not indiscriminately but in different ways) in proportion to the measure of Christ’s (rich and abundant) gift. 8. Therefore it says, “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And He bestowed gifts on men.”
Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had previously descended (from the heights of heaven) into the lower parts of the earth? 10. He who descended is the very same as He who also has ascended high above all the heavens, that He (His presence) might fill all things (that is, the whole universe). 11. And (His gifts to the church were varied and) He Himself appointed some as apostles (special messengers, representatives), some as prophets (who speak a new message from God to the people), some as evangelists (who spread the good news of salvation), and some as pastors and teachers (to shepherd and guide and instruct), 12. (And He did this) to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ (the church); 13. Until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, (growing spiritually) to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ (manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity). 14. So that we are no longer children (spiritually immature), tossed back and forth (like ships on a stormy sea) and carried about by every wind of (shifting) doctrine, by the cunning and trickery of (unscrupulous) men, by the deceitful scheming of people ready to do anything (for personal profit). 15. But speaking the truth in love (in all things—both our speech and our lives expressing His truth), let us grow up in all things into Him (following His example) who is the Head—Christ. 16. From Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), joined and knitted firmly together by what every joint supplies, when each part is working properly, causes the body to grow and mature, building itself up in (unselfish) love.
The Christian’s Walk…
So this I say, and solemnly affirm together with the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the [unbelieving] Gentiles live, in the futility of their minds [and in the foolishness and emptiness of their souls], 18. For their [moral] understanding is darkened and their reasoning is clouded; [they are] alienated and self-banished from the life of God [with no share in it; this is] because of the [willful] ignorance and spiritual blindness that is [deep-seated] within them, because of the hardness and insensitivity of their heart. 19. And they, [the ungodly in their spiritual apathy], having become callous and unfeeling, have given themselves over [as prey] to unbridled sensuality, eagerly craving the practice of every kind of impurity [that their desires may demand].
But you did not learn Christ in this way! 21. If in fact you have [really] heard Him and have been taught by Him, just as truth is in Jesus [revealed in His life and personified in Him], 22 That regarding your previous way of life, you put off your old self; [completely discard your former nature], which is being corrupted through deceitful desires, 23. and be continually renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh, untarnished mental and spiritual attitude], 24 and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation]. 25 Therefore, rejecting all falsehood [whether lying, defrauding, telling half-truths, spreading rumors, any such as these], speak truth each one with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one another [and we are all parts of the body of Christ]. 26. be angry [at sin—at immorality, at injustice, at ungodly behavior], yet do not sin; do not let your anger [because you shame, nor allow it to] last until the sun goes down.
And do not give the devil an opportunity [to lead you into sin by holding a grudge, nurturing anger, harboring resentment, or cultivating bitterness]. 28. The thief [who has become a believer] must no longer steal, but instead, he must work hard [making an honest living], producing that which is good with his own hands, so that he will have something to share with those in need. 29. Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak].
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [but seek to please Him], by whom you were sealed and marked [branded as God’s own] for the day of redemption [the final deliverance from the consequences of sin]. 31. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence]. 32. be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you.
Your life is no better than mine and mine is no better than yours….We are all the same in the eyes of God, working for him and for a unified cause. GOD HAS SET US FREE FROM SHACKLES AND CHAINS…. So tell me, When God looks into your heart, what do you think he sees? And is he pleased? #HesWatching
I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face…I say to myself, I’ve lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along. GOD is my 1st love, I am a soul winner for Christ… #KingdomBusiness
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