Are we free?
To tell the truth, there is no such thing as freedom on this earth. This is just a human allusion. Time and as long as people think it is all their own, they will feel free. I did, I said, I thought, I gave, I believed ... etc.
The word of God is clear. It is God who gives all. Life - (Genesis 2: 7- And the Eternal God formed man, dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils a breath of life, and man became a living soul.). Death - (Luke 12:20 - your soul will be required of you again). Thought, strength, - (Philippians 2:13 - for it is God who works in you and wills it and does it, according to his good pleasure.). Knowledge , wisdom understanding - (Proverbs 2: 6 - For the LORD giveth wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Exodus 39.31 - and I have filled it with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in intelligence, and in knowledge, and for all kinds of works). Movement, and being - (Acts 17:28 - in him we have life, movement, and being), it is he who guides each person throughout his life - (Proverbs 16.9 - The heart of man proposes his way, but the Lord disposes of his steps). All that we have comes to us from God - (1 Corinthians 4: 7 - And what have you that you did not receive? And if you also received it, why do you boast, as if you did not receive it? had not received?). To please God, to love and to forgive - (Hebrews 11.6 - Now without faith it is impossible to please him), faith in God - (Ephesians 2: 8-9 - For you are saved by grace, by means of faith, and it does not come from you, it is the gift of God). What is coming from us? To boast of ourselves is not a good thing. The glory of everything belongs to God.
Even God is not totally free, he is true to himself, he is attached to these promises to himself and to men. He is not free to lie, for it is impossible for God to lie - (Numbers 23.19 - God is not a man, to lie, nor a son of man, to repent: he will have said, and will he not? will he have spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Ezechiel 12.25 - For I am the LORD; I will speak, and the word which I shall speak will be executed ...).
Some nobody says; “We are not puppets that God pulls the strings”. No !?
All those who participated in the death of Jesus Christ have surely thought the same thing “we are not puppets” (Acts 4.27,28 - For indeed, in this city, against your holy servant Jesus whom you anointed, gathered together and Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the nations and peoples of Israel, to do all the things that your hand and your council had in advance determined should be done.). Who was free? They all did the will of God.
Our “freedom” is in God through Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 3:17 - Now the Lord is the Spirit; but where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.)
It is the will of God that is done on earth and in heaven. He is in control of everything and at all times. We are tools, for his glory, whether we like it or not.
God bless you.
Date de dernière mise à jour : 08/10/2020