Disciple Series #12 – A Disciple possesses free LIFE!

Disciple Series #12

A Disciple possesses free LIFE!

By Eddie Roos.

In this world very few things are as FREE as LIFE,

We are set FREE to live LIFE.

Reading from John 8:36 (Amplified) JESUS CHRIST speaking: So if the Son makes you free, then you are unquestionably free.

Please ask the person next to you to think before they answer you on the following question. Now please ask them this question: Are you truly living the free LIFE?

Now before you answer, please think about the answer you are about to give your Brother or Sister. Dink mooi hier oor na! I will repeat the question: Are you truly living the free LIFE?

You see only the SON of GOD can give the gift of LIFE! In this world very few things are as FREE as LIFE, we just need to choose to receive and accept that free LIFE.

We have to do something to possess this LIFE, although it is a FREE gift, we have to give or surrender something to receive this free LIFE.

I am reminded of the time me and Tanya went on a trip to the USA for the Changing of the Colors Rally, hosted by CMA HQ in Arkansas USA in October 2018.

We entered the USA through Houston Airport and it was there that I saw the battle of the Beast’s first. Walking out of the airport building I noticed this row of news paper dispensers. Some of these news papers are free, some you have to pay for.

I had to do some research to define the word dispenser for us boertjies, I know I am not the only one here tonight.

Dispenser

     Dispenser (noun) · dispensers (plural noun)

      –     a person or thing that dispenses something.

             “His role as protector of the weak and dispenser of justice”

a person who prepares medicines in a dispensary.
an automatic machine or container which is designed to release a specific amount of something.

You might have seen some of these dispensers on TV. It’s actually amazing.  An endless amount of FREE newspapers. Imagine that in our country, you will see hundreds of outjies scrambling for it. We might see fist fighting, even some knives might possibly be mixed into the situation, just to recycle all this FREE paper.

Here’s the thing, even if it’s FREE, you have to do something to get the news, in some dispensers you have to drop a coin, lift the lid and take your paper. In others, even being free, you still have to lift the lid to get your free newsprint and then still have to read it to get to the, mostly fake or false news.

My fellow believers, that is why you are here tonight, isn’t it? You are believers.  If real, TRUE LIFE is free, and it definitely is, we still have to do something, give something, sometimes release something and put in some effort to attain this LIFE.

Please read this scripture with me.

1 John 3:14 (Amp): We know that we have passed out of death into Life, because we love the brothers and sisters. He who does not love remains in [spiritual] death. 

I want to emphasize: He who does not love remains in [spiritual] death.

I researched the definition of love, just for clarity.

Love

love (noun) · Love (noun) · loves (plural noun) · a love (noun)

an intense feeling of deep affection.

Do you have an intense feeling of deep affection for your Brothers and Sisters in CHRIST, and for JESUS CHRIST?

great interest and pleasure in something.

Do you have a great interest in, and do you enjoy fellowshipping with your Brothers and Sisters in CHRIST?

VERB We have to do it!  Dit is n werkwoord, Ons moet dit doen! LOVE one another.

So much can be said about this love LIFE however, let’s discover the way to this free LIFE through the eyes of JESUS CHRIST our SAVIOR.

 Luke 10:25-28 (Amp):

25And a certain lawyer [an expert in Mosaic Law] stood up to test Him, saying, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26Jesus said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27And he replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 28Jesus said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this habitually and you will live.” 

And through John’s eyes.

1 John 5:11: And the testimony is this: God has given us eternal life [we already possess it], and this life is in His Son [resulting in our spiritual completeness, and eternal companionship with Him]. 

1 John 5:20: And we [have seen and] know [by personal experience] that the Son of God has [actually] come [to this world], and has given us understanding and insight so that we may [progressively and personally] know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true-in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

2 John 1:6: And this is love: that we walk in accordance with His commandments and are guided continually by His precepts. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should [always] walk in love.

You see the PASSING OUT LIFE happens when, when we OPEN the DISPENSER, when we REACH in, when we make the effort to lift the pages of GOD’S Word and start reading and studying the LIFE of HIS SON JESUS CHRIST our Omni present, Omnipotent DISPENSER.

Through that the HOLY SPIRIT will firstly Purify us, and secondly, guide us to Love and live like JESUS CHRIST does, unconditionally, fearless and totally reckless. Only the SON of GOD through the HOLY SPIRIT can teach and train us to attain this LIFE and the best is, it is TOTALLY FREE!

Coming back to the question, are we truly living this FREE LIFE?

Galatians 5:1 (Amp): 1It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which you once removed].

In closing, this new LIFE is empowering and enabling. We received authority to overcome the bondage and yoke we are born into, as a born-again child of GOD, we now have the upper hand and can live the overcoming LIFE in CHRIST JESUS.

‘Slavery’ or let me say, the yoke we all bear, is the sins we so love or hate doing. The world system has indoctrinated us to believe that we ‘have to have’ or ‘have to do’ some things to belong. We have however made the choice to live LIFE for JESUS CHRIST. Now let’s live LIFE AS HE showed us! Looking at the current state of our country, we can surely only improve the state of affairs by living this new LIFE. BY LOVING UNCONDITIONALLY!

Alter call.

Allow me to the following: If you have never received this new LIFE or you want to push the reset or refresh button of your LIFE and you want to rekindle or start a relationship with our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, please stand.