Life and Liberty: Messy and Marvellous – Session 3 – Ps John Bendixen (WTB)

Scripture reference: Galatians 3:10-14 (AMPC); Galatians 3:26 (AMPC); Galatians 4:6-7 (AMPC); Galatians 4:19-20 (AMPC); Galatians 5:1 (AMPC); Galatians 5:13 (AMPC)

Glory. Glory. Hallelujah. I mean, don’t you feel like the music is just raising your spirits? Just causing you to have joy, and peace and anointing just overwhelm you, just comes up inside of you. Isn’t it? Isn’t it just amazing? Hallelujah. We walk in the light; we walk in the light. Praise Jesus.

I pray that the rest of the service, you will hear light, you will receive light, you will be changed by the light. That after the service today, you will walk out of here and walk in more light. Changed and transformed. In Jesus’ name. Amen. I pray that I am anointed by the Holy Spirit, as a messenger just to speak on His behalf, and not just to speak on my behalf or anything that matters to me, but to speak on His behalf. In Jesus’ name. Amen. You may be seated.

Thank you. Wow, wonderful. Wow. Glory to God. Don’t you experience the energy, the vitality, and the vigour of the music? Do you experience it? It is one of the definitions that the dictionary gives for life. It gives life, as vitality, vigour, or energy. So, today I’m going to talk to you about life and liberty; and messy and marvellous. Life is defined in the dictionary in two types of in two ways. The one way is a human being that is continuing to exist, or you can have a definition of life that is vital, vigorous and full of energy. Which one do you want? Don’t you want the life of energy and vigour and vitality? As opposed to living, to exist. Amen. I want to live life with vigour and energy and with vitality.

The word liberty in the dictionary says, the state of being free within a society from oppressive restrictions imposed by an authority, ‘government’, on one’s behaviour or political view. You are free to make choices in your life that are not restricted by government and you are free to have a political view that is not restricted by government. That is what a definition of liberty is. Another definition of liberty is the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. Another definition is a right or privilege, especially the one that is given to you by statutory or government organisations. For example, you are free to ride on the highway, at 120. You are free to do that. If you do more than that, you are not so free anymore.

The power or scope to act as one pleases, this is how they describe liberty, the power or scope to act as one pleases. Finally, a person’s freedom from control by fate or by necessity, in other words, some people feel that their lives have been ordained and controlled, dominated by a fate of some sorts. Some kind of force out there that determines your future, and you have no place, or you have no way of actually altering what that force is that is dictating your fate or your destiny. Some people feel that they are not free because of their limitations of their circumstances, their need, their necessity. So, they have limited choices to be free.

I’m going to talk to you about the freedom that God gives us. That we have life and liberty in Jesus. Before I start reading out of the book of Galatians, I want to just give you an explanation that the Apostle Paul is writing to the people, the church, that are in a place called Galatia, that was generally in a Greek orientated space, in that whole world, Romans were controlling that world. So, in this church of Galatia, there were Jews and there were Romans and/or Greeks. There were multitudes of different kinds of populations of people that believed in Jesus. There were a great deal of Jews there.

What happened was that because the Apostle Paul was no longer there in his presence, there were some devoted Jews that knew the law, that came to these Christians and said to them, especially to the Jews, “You are free to worship Jesus, you’ve received Him as Lord and Saviour, so worship Him and give Him praise for that and worship Him with your life; but you should also obey the laws of the Jewish covenant. Be a good Jew, but be a good Christian, also.” So the Apostle Paul is writing to them and saying: “This is not the way God designed you to be.” I read and you will get what happens after this.

In his letter, he says in chapter 3 verse 10, 10And all who depend on the Law [who are seeking to be justified by obedience to the Law of rituals] are under a curse and doomed to disappointment and destruction, for it is written in the Scriptures, Cursed (accursed, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment) be everyone who does not continue to abide (live and remain) by all the precepts and commands written in the Book of the Law and to practice them. [Deut. 27:26.]. (Galatians 3:10 AMPC). In other words, under the Law of Moses, under the Levitical Law and the laws of community that God gave, Mosaic law, the Ten Commandments, the Levitical Law, there were a whole lot of laws that you had to adhere to.

Those were the laws that were designed to reveal something to the people that God, were chosen as God’s people. Under Adam and Eve, they chose to make themselves gods, because what they decided is that what God said wasn’t good enough, so they had to make choices that were more than what God said. So when they did that, they made themselves gods over their own lives. So God said: “Alright, you want to make yourself gods of your own life? What I’m going to do is that I’m going to give you a set of rules, if you can live by these set of rules, then you can become the god of your life.”

Nobody can live by those set of rules. It was designed to show them the weakness of their human self that they cannot actually be gods to themselves. It was designed to really lead them to Christ, because the only way that you can get free of your failure of those laws, was to make a blood sacrifice. You had to constantly make blood sacrifices, so that you could cover your weakness and your failure to adhere to the rules, the Law. You were constantly reminded that even though Adam and Eve chose to make themselves gods to themselves, you were not good enough in your choice to be a god to yourself. Amen.

We read on, 11Now it is evident that no person is justified (declared righteous and brought into right standing with God) through the Law, for the Scripture says, The man in right standing with God [the just, the righteous] shall live by and out of faith and he who through and by faith is declared righteous and in right standing with God shall live. In other words, you can’t keep the Law. The only way you can be made righteous and justified, is by faith, not by keeping rules. 12But the Law does not rest on faith [does not require faith, has nothing to do with faith], it’s all about a set of do’s and don’ts, for it itself says, He who does them [the things prescribed by the Law] shall live by them [not by faith].

You have to make a choice. You are either going to live by the rules and show yourself to be good enough and god enough to live by the rules, which we know no one can. If you can’t live by all the rules then why live by any one rule. Rather live by faith because Jesus died so that we can live by faith. 13Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified); 14To the end that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that we through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit. (Galatians 3:11-14 AMPC).

In other words, you can’t keep the law. So don’t try and live by the law and don’t let anybody fool you, into thinking that you should live by the rules of the law and live by faith because why do you want to go back to the law, when it has no value to you. It can’t do anything for you. Those sets of regulations and rules can’t actually give you any value at all. So, why do it? It can only enslave you to the ritual.

Let me say upfront today, that if you are Zulu, Sotho, Tswana, English, Afrikaans, French, Portuguese, whatever, if there are cultural values that demand that you live by the traditions of your forefathers and you can be a Christian. The only benefit you have by living by the traditions of your forefathers, is so as to not offend the cultural people that you are connected to through those rituals. If you do those things to not offend the people in your culture, you are by default saying they are more important than the freedoms that God has given you. You place them with such importance that you actually will abide by the rituals and not live in the freedoms that God has for you.

Do they understand it? No they don’t. If you are made, if you’re faced with a choice that you need to do certain rituals to honour the forefathers, you need to be very clear that if you do certain ceremonies, that you are doing it not to offend them. Not because you believe in them. If you are not prepared to have that conversation, then you shouldn’t do it. You should rather offend them than offend God. I mean, God can’t be offended but you should rather make a choice for God, rather than for those rules and those rituals.

I’m really preaching good today, because Galatians chapter 3 verse 26 says, 26For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. (Galatians 3:26 AMPC). Not through rules, rituals and regulations, and not by appeasing some forefather or the rules of your forefathers whether it be the rules of Moses, whether it be the rules of the Levites weather if be the rules of any forefathers before us. Jesus is the standard. Jesus is the One that sets us free. Jesus has got some things that He wants for your life. He wants freedom in you for Him, with Him, to do things. He wants you to experience a free life, liberated, energetic, vigorous life.

You’re not going to, let me rephrase that and say; the only person that you are going to hurt by sticking to any other sets of rules and regulations is your freedom, because Jesus and God the Father and the Holy Spirit are not going to be constrained by your behaviour. They don’t need more freedom. They are life itself. The only people that are going to be hurt are you. Right?

Galatians 4 verse 6 says, 6And because you [really] are [His] sons, God has sent the [Holy] Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba (Father)! Father! 7Therefore, you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then [it follows that you are] an heir by the aid of God, through Christ. (Galatians 4:6-7 AMPC). In other words, everything that God has, He gave to Jesus and everything Jesus has, He gives to you. Don’t be bound by any rules and regulations, do’s and don’ts and anything that might cause you to think about failure. Don’t be constrained by those things, live free.

Chapter 4 verse 19, he says, 19My little children, for whom I am again suffering birth pangs until Christ is completely and permanently formed (molded) within you, 20Would that I were with you now and could coax you vocally, for I am fearful and perplexed about you!. (Galatians 4:19-20 AMPC). What was he saying? He was saying these people that are coming into your presence and are making suggestions that are becoming demands, that you actually obey the rules of the Jewish traditions, they’re enslaving you to a set of rules and traditions that are actually not just limiting your freedom, they’re actually bringing you back to a certain way of thinking, that is going to constrain your ability to think free. Do you understand that?

I’m going to talk about our relationship as parents and children. If you are a parent, then this will have meaning to you. If you are a child, you do have a parent. This will also apply to you. If you are a child that is a grown-up child and you don’t have children, you are still a child, so this will still have an impact on you. Just bear with me, as I share this with you. If you are a parent, whether it is by conscious choice or subconscious choice, you have children and you want your children to grow up like you. As you want your children to grow up like you, what you do is, you set a set of frameworks out for them. A set of rules, especially when they are little.

Don’t do this, you can do this. At this time you must go to bed, at this time you must bath, at this time you must eat, at this time you must do this. Right? Those are your rules and they’re your prescribed framework of regulations that you put in place. If they don’t adhere to your rules, you actually do things that demand that they adhere to your rules. Yes? As they grow older, the rules change and they shift a little bit because some responsibility comes on to the child and so the rules may change, but there are still rules that are needed to be kept to live in the household. Right? Now what happens is that you’re doing all of this because you want your child to actually be like you. Otherwise why are you telling them what to do? If you don’t want them to be like you then just let them be who they are, at any given time.

You have taken over, you have taken the responsibility to make your children look like you. Just bear with me now. As a parent growing up, you may recognize that there are some things in your past and in your parents’ past, that you have, that you don’t want in your children. Then you begin to make adaptations and you begin to do some things differently, and you expose them to other things, that you were or were not exposed to, so that they can have a different experience, and you might behave a little differently to them than your parents behaved towards you. Right?

As you do that, you are doing that because you want them to have dreams, and you have hopes, and you have expectations and you have desires for them, which will include being at least who you are, or better. So, the very least of what you are, regardless of your circumstance. If you are very poor, then you actually want your kids to be better off than you, at the very least. You certainly don’t want them to be poorer than you. Do you? You want them to be better than you. Also you want them to have more opportunities than you, also you want them to have more, a whole bigger scope of life. You know, that might be a very different measure from one parent to another.

If you are a parent, who is someone that’s grown up, that works very hard with their hands for example, and you’ve been able to achieve a lot, through the working of hands, then you might have a child where you teach them with your hands, as they are growing up. Then you have expectations, that if you’ve done well with your hands, you want them to do better with their hands. Right? You find that with people that raise children that are musicians for example, and their kids grow up with musical talent, they want their kids to do better than they did with music. Not worse, better! Right?

In order for that to happen, there is a set of rules, and there is a set of regulations, and there is a set of do’s and don’ts, and right and wrongs, and there are certain measures of performance that are put into the relationship. Here is the problem, as a parent, when you’re looking at your child and you’re imposing these things on your children, you are in danger of having a vision of God, who is doing the same to you. Problem is that God has already paid the price to have a relationship with you that frees you from all of those things. Not only that, but He has placed the Holy Spirit in you, to guide you to His life, not demand or impose anything that He is, upon you.

It is a messy business, this. It is a messy business, because He wants you to be like Him, and you are actually living a life that is full of these demands and constraints of society. It’s full of the demands and constraints of your parents, of your legacy, of circumstances. There are so many things, do’s and don’ts, right and wrong and issues that you carry with you, that actually you think that God sees you the way that you see your life, but actually God sees you the way He sees His life in you, through Christ. That is a very different way of living.

If you’re a child and your parents are imposing these things on you, then what you tend to have a view of God is like, God is like your parent and He is demanding these things and He’s making you. If you step out of the line, He is going to beat you, or He is going to keep something from you to make you come into line. So, in the human condition, those things are good to keep children from not hurting themselves and keeping them from not destroying their future, but at the same time it also causes them to measure their performance. We, as parents, measure the performance of our children, whether we like it or not. You’re even doing it if you are saying nothing, because when you get up in the morning and you become who you are, your children must become who you are, otherwise you have something to say.

Simple example: you get up in the morning, you brush your teeth, they haven’t brushed their teeth. Your brushing of your teeth, has already told them they must brush their teeth, and then if you happen to find out they haven’t brushed their teeth, you have something to say, “Why haven’t you brushed your teeth?” So, whether it is a simple thing of, you know, a discipline in life, you understand. It’s still creating a set of rules and there is a performance management system in place, as a parent, that makes sure that you adhere, as a kid, that you brush your teeth and round about five or six o’clock in the afternoon, you will go and get in the shower after a day’s hard work and you will expect your kids to get clean. If they’re not clean, you’re going to smell them sweaty, you say, “Get clean, because you are not going to get in your bed dirty.” If that’s the set of circumstances that you are privileged to live by. Amen.

Even though there are certain things that you say, “I’m not really imposing these things on my kids.” You are. We take our relationship with God and we view our relationship with God through all of these things that in the natural, are guidelines and markers for us. Whether we are fitting in, whether we are moving up, whether we’re doing okay, whether we are not doing okay, whether we are going to actually meet the dreams and the hopes and the desires and things for the future. We have all these markers, we have all these performance metrics, subconsciously and consciously. We have all of these things going on and all the while our relationship with God is affected by the way that we see ourselves, the way we see our people, our parents. The way we see the people around us because we measure them also by the same things.

I am really preaching good today. Actually what God’s done for us is so great, that He has paid the price for us, that He said, “I know that you are going to be living in the world, but you are not of this world, and in order for you to not be of this world, I’m actually going to give you the Holy Spirit, that as you live in this world, He is going to teach you how to not live of this world.” I call it a messy business because there is no direct, there is no exact thing that you actually achieve, or you don’t achieve at any given time. It’s a living growing experience and sometimes you make mistakes and sometimes you don’t, and sometimes you hit it and sometimes you don’t, and sometimes you’re actually flowing in the fullness of it and sometimes you’re just flowing in the littleness of it. Right?

So, it is a messy business because sometimes the way it relates to other people is; sometimes they touch the fullness of you and the fullness of God in you and sometimes they touch all of the carnality of you, and then they say, “Well what happened to that spiritual person?” Well, that was yesterday, today I am dealing with myself. So, ja, you know and if it is Pastor John and you come across me and I say something to you, you say, “Pastor John didn’t say something nice to me. What did he mean by that? Maybe he is trying to give me a subconscious message. Maybe it is something I did wrong. Maybe I…” all these things. Meantime I’m just dealing with me.

So, it is a messy business, but it is quite marvellous in what God is trying to get us to be, because He wants us to be like Him. He wants us to live like Him. In the meantime the messiness of Christianity leads people away from Christianity, because we take all of our measurements of judgments and all of the things that we do in our normal way of life, that we brought with us culturally, that we brought with us through society, that we’ve brought with us through our parents, we bring it into the way we measure our Christianity. God is saying, “I don’t want you to measure anything, just let people be messy and I will let my marvellous Life shine through them. I will let my marvellous Light be in them and as they are growing they will leave less and less messy stuff around, and they will become less and less messy, but still you will be messy sometimes.”

So we’ve got to give place for each other’s messiness, so that we can all be marvellous together, because that’s the true life and liberty that is in Jesus. He doesn’t come down on you because you’re a bit messy and you did not quite hit the mark and live like Jesus perfectly all the time. He’s got the Holy Spirit inside of you that’s drawing you and He says, “I’m not going to live with you by demanding things from the outside, I’m going to live with you from the inside out.” So instead of trying to adhere to a set of rules, let the pure life of God, the desire of God’s life, drive you. Let it come out of you in words, let it come out of you in spirit, let it come out of you in the glory of light. Hallelujah.

So powerful is this freedom that God has given us that He says in chapter 5 verse 1, 1IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]. (Galatians 5:1 AMPC). So if ever you come before God and you feel like you’re condemned, you’re ashamed and you feel guilty, what you’ve just done is you’ve put the yoke of performance relationship on you. Because I disappointed myself; I disappointed God. That’s not in God’s language. You can’t disappoint God. Why not? Because He doesn’t see you, He sees the Christ in you. There is nothing you can do wrong.

All you can do is respond to the life of Christ that raises you to the fullness of Christ being formed in you. That’s what He wants. Every time you allow Christ to be formed in you, He sees that. He says, “That’s it. Come on, come on, the Holy Spirit is doing His job. The desire to be like Him is growing. It’s growing, it’s growing. Come on, come on.” Then all the stuff you mess up, He doesn’t even see it. How can you say He doesn’t see it? Because the Blood has already covered it; the Blood has already taken care of it.

I know in the future I am going to talk to you about the blood that you were born into versus the Blood that bought you. You want to know the difference between the blood that you were born to and the Blood that you were bought to. Because that’s all the power difference and it’s got to do with this whole thing about; if you see God the way you see family life and society and culture, and there’s always something that you are ashamed about, something that you feel guilty about, some performance you didn’t achieve or something you know as a Christian you should be doing that or not be doing that, and all of these things.

You keep stopping your walk with God because these things keep interfering between you and Him, then that’s all the things that the enemy has brought into the framework to keep you from becoming the person that God wanted you to become; the Christ formed in you. Every time you feel condemned, accused, guilty, ashamed or anything. Whether you actually did what you are now guilty of or feel accused of or condemned. Whether you did it or not is not the issue. The issue is telling God you are sorry and move on because He doesn’t even remember that. Wow.

Pastor John, can it really be that good? That’s what life and liberty in Jesus is all about. In fact, it’s so good that He actually issues a warning. Here’s the warning, He says, 13For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another. (Galatians 5:13 AMPC). In fact, this liberty is so good that He is saying, “Don’t use it as an excuse to live for yourself.” Because God didn’t set you free just so that you can live the way you want to live, because “I’m going to heaven.” He is saying, “Live to serve and live in God, and use this freedom to express the life of God and live in the life of God completely.” Hallelujah.

Come on, did you get something out of this today? I’ve said this in the previous two services and I am going to close with this, because I was led by the Holy Spirit to do this, so it’s important for me to finish off in this service today with this:

The best way I can describe it to you is if a man and woman are married and as a part of the marriage, they have an intimate relationship. So I’m aware of the audience and I will be careful, okay? So there’s intimacy that happens between a man and a woman, husband and a wife. I’m going to use just the woman although it could go both ways, but often the woman will feel that she needs to perform and give her intimacy to her husband and perform, because it’s expected.

If that’s the way you have a relationship, it’s always going to be based on performance that has a set of outcomes. So that begins to enslave your relationship because anything that has a performance and that has a set of rules and outcomes, has the opportunity to enslave you. Out of contract, based on a social set of expectations, she always feels compelled to engage in that intimacy. It’s a set of rules. Societal, conscious or unconscious rules. Marriage contract rules, or unconscious rules eve. But if you have a relationship based on the free life of God that is in you, that with each other you serve each other, you don’t expect things from each other. So you don’t perform for each other, you serve each other.

Then you have a life of intimacy that supersedes performance. Because performance always has a limited result and it always brings with it a failed expectation, always. But if your relationship is based on the intimacy of serving, then you can live a lifelong 40/50/60 years of intimacy in a relationship, that is full of joy, it is full of pleasure, it is full of wonderful things because you are serving and not performing. If you are serving, then the outcome is less important than the giving of yourselves in serving, then the result is not about the expectation of performance and the outcome of the performance, it is about the joy of the intimacy of serving.

When you have the joy of intimacy in the serving of each other, it is in the relationship that has the power to grow into age, rather than diminish into age. Come on. All of you that are at 40 plus I have just given you a good reason to go and have fun if you are married. I have also just given you an opportunity to rediscover yourselves in marriage, because if your life and marriage has been about performance and the results of performance and the outcome of performance, now you say, “I am going to serve you because I love God and God that’s loving me is serving you.” Now whether my experience is up to your expectation or an expectation is no longer relevant about the expectation of the performance, it is just a matter of serving in intimacy.

This allows me to explore my walk with God in the same way that my walk with God is not about a set of expectations and outcomes and performance that God expects me to have when I am in an intimate relationship with Him and I am serving Him, and I am walking with Him. His whole thing is if you perform or you don’t perform, this intimacy between us, the serving between us, is the most powerful thing, it’s not about how well you perform for me, it’s not about how well you do as a Christian, and how well you live.

The whole world wants you to live as a Christian the way they want to tell you that Christians should behave like this because it is all performance-related, it’s all outcome related. God has got no such expectation on you. His whole thing is I died for you, I paid the price for you, all I want you to do is believe in Me, live in Me and together we will experience life so full that in eternity we will enjoy it forever and it will grow into eternity. It never diminishes, it only grows. It is the same thing in marriage when you have intimacy, it grows in age, it doesn’t diminish in age, it grows for eternity. Wow.

Come on. You did not think it was going to get like this today? Huh, that’s pretty cool, hey? And I tell you what? If teenagers could get a hold of this and young adults could get a hold of this, it would change the whole dynamic of the way they have relationships, because they will understand that chemistry is irrelevant in a relationship. You don’t measure a relationship by how much chemistry you have. You measure a relationship by what the will of God is for you, and how the love of God inside of you serves each other.

Now, if there is chemistry, that is fine, but you can’t live your life on that chemistry because when you are married for 10 years, chemistry is not there often. And if you are used to living your life on chemistry, hmmm, there will come a time when you don’t feel the chemistry anymore, then that’s when often people say, “I think I will leave this relationship. I’m not happy anymore. I’m not being fulfilled here anymore, this doesn’t work for me anymore, because I’m not being satisfied anymore because the chemistry is gone.”

I am happy for you, if there’s chemistry. You understand? I am happy if there’s chemistry. But you can’t live your life on the chemistry, you’ve got to live your life in serving each other in love. Because then it has got long term power. Then if you get to the age that Pastor Sharon and I are, we have been married 40 years in a couple of months, then you can still enjoy intimacy, and the intimacy gets better and better and grows, it doesn’t diminish. Come on. You know when people look at our marriage and they say, “But surely, after 40 years. Surely not.” Surely yes. Surely yes. Better than 30 years ago. Why? Because, in Jesus, our lives have become about serving each other and not performing for each other.

So when you have been a Christian for 30/40 years, your walk with God should be growing in intimacy with Him. It should be growing stronger and better and not diminishing, because you are learning that you’re serving Him, and loving Him grows into eternity. It does not diminish because of age.

This is good stuff, right? This is good stuff. Good stuff. Amen. I am out of time. I think you must stand. You see, God wants to be involved in everything that is our lives, everything. Everything that is our lives, whether it is money, whether it is relationships, whether it is intimacy issues, whether it is whatever it is. God wants to be involved in everything in our lives and God wants it to be Holy, He wants it to be pure. Because in that purity of life there is power, there is the most absolute best of everything in there.

That’s why I said; you can’t learn to have intimacy from the world, because everything that the world wants to teach you about intimacy is based on performance, results and outcome. They don’t understand the intimacy of serving each other. It is all about performance. Huh? We have to learn how to be intimate from God because from Him He guides us and leads us. That’s why He says, the marriage bed, in God, is undefiled because of this; that you serve each other, you don’t perform for each other. It is a good relationship-conversation we are having here today, right here at the end. Praise Jesus.

And so, life and liberty, sometimes it is messy, but it leads to marvellous things. And we got to be able to put up with a bit of messy stuff to get to the marvellous stuff. Because in Him we can have full life and liberty. Come on, this is good preaching today. This is liberating, life-giving preaching today. Hallelujah. I have always said to you; the one thing you can be sure about, Pastor Sharon and I from this pulpit, you will get the real truth, you will get it straight, and we will chase down any religious and shoot any religious and holy cows that try and interfere in all of what God is going to do. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.

Put your hand on your chest like this, and say; I am a son of God, and I thank You, Lord, that You have made me free. I am free to love You, I am free to worship You, I am free to adore You, and where I fail and where I am not doing stuff that I think I should do them, I ask You to help me, forgive me, and show me the way that You want me to live day by day in You, in Jesus’ name. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. That’s why I wake up still every morning, I wake up, I put my hand on my chest and say I am a son of God.

It is a declaration for me in the morning, in the day. I am a son of God, I’ve got freedom, I have got power, I’ve got authority, I’ve got stuff happening in me that is not based on regulations and accusations and condemnations and all kinds of “-ations.”

You know, all those things that can’t get a grip on me when I wake up and I say; I am a son of God. My first declaration of the day. I am a son of God, I speak like Him, I talk like Him, and then when I don’t, I still say I am a son of God, because they can’t hold me by nothing. Because Jesus has set me free.

Now you be blessed this week. May you prosper. May no weapon that forms against you, it will not prosper. But you yourself will grow strong in the ways of God. The light of His countenance will shine upon you, bring you peace and bring you joy, and bring all good things to you this week. Hallelujah. Go in joy and peace by the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Okay, bye you all.