Freedom Journey


This blog was created on Saturday March 22, 2014, and is geared to folks whose steadfast aim is freedom through learning, teaching and DOING truth. Incorrect beliefs can prevent constructive forward motions. We cannot afford to allow ignorance, pride and stubbornness to keep us deceived.

Refuse to be prisoners of your perceptions. Cast away nonsense traditions. Freedom resides in authentic and proven truths.

REAL truth is freedom!

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Only GOD is perfect. It's vital to seek the Lord to expose errors. Please ask Him to expose any areas of darkness and for what is necessary to DO to dispossess what's NOT of truth.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pastor Burnout Statistics

Hi -

http://www.pastorburnout.com/pastor-burnout-statistics.html

Offended

Hi -

I've heard people express things like, "I don't mean to offend" or "I hope you won't be offended."

My response:

The gospel of the kingdom of GOD does sometimes offend.

Didn't Jesus, at times, offend folks with his holy truth messages? Do we ever read in the Bible where Jesus says anything like, "I don't mean to offend" or "I hope you won't be offended"? No. He said what He deemed fit to say and that's it. Some were offended and some weren't offended. Jesus so offended folks -- priest and elders . . . -- that they crucified Him.

It was said about Jesus in Matthews 13:57 - KJV, "And they were offended in him. . . ." 

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Now of course, Christ dwellers should steadfastly flow in love. And true worshippers of GOD shouldn't offend folks with ungodly conduct or unrighteous judging, which is malicious and cruel. But sometimes loving correction and rebuke shall offend. I make NO apologies for doing so when done, as led by the Spirit of the living GOD. And folks who are led by the Spirit to lovingly correct and to rebuke me shouldn't apologize for doing -- what is righteous judgment.

Nope, NO apologies from the messenger are in order -- when godly rebuke is in action.

And I ain't saying, "I don't mean to offend" or "I hope you won't be offended" or anything in similar vein. 'Cause the truth is that people may very well be offended. Sometimes it's par for the course. And I don't want folks who are sent by GOD to correct me to preface their messages with "I don't mean to offend . . ."

Pour on that holy correction/truth, and let the chips fall how they may. Let's do this gospel -- righteously people, and steadfastly aim to live FULL gospel truths.

Are you offended about anything in this post? If so, why? If not, why?

I'm immensely grateful to the Lord that as I sit here -- He has me in peace formation.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Truths about the 501c3 Status Used by Many Churches

Hi -

The link below is to a lengthy but exceptional article about the 501(c3) status used by many churches.  I had no idea of the scope of that status!
 

Should the Bible Be Reverenced?

Hi -

The link below leads to a Facebook group discussion as to whether the Bible should be reverenced. I don't know how long keeps posts in their systems.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiritleaddiscussion/permalink/811410385547596/

Post on Facebook about Organized Religion

Hi -

The link below leads to a Facebook group discussion about organized religion.  I don't know how long Facebook keeps posts in their system.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiritleaddiscussion/permalink/811732852182016/

Ishmael and Isaac Experiences


Hi -

Whosoever will . . . GOD shall lead out of "Ishmael" existences -- the impure church system -- and into "Isaac" freedoms . . . pure, holy and free living -- with the Lord -- in the gospel of the kingdom of Christ.

Abraham's son Ishmael was born FIRST -- of the bondwoman. Afterwards, Abraham had Isaac, his son of promise -- by the freewoman.

Christ dwellers who have been called by GOD out of the impure church system FIRST had our Ishmael experiences and then when due time came, GOD brought us out to our Isaac experiences.

From KJV:

Galatians 4:22, 23

For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.

Galatians 4:28, 29, 31

Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

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Most Christ dwellers whom the Lord has called out of the church system were once bound by impure religion, and the traditions and commandments of men. GOD saw fit to call us out and increasingly, He's calling more Christ dwellers out of the church system.

We Christ dwellers who no longer attend church buildings certainly love folks who continue in the church system. It’s NOT a matter of us against them -- rather it’s a matter of truth versus error. Having been in the church system, Christ dwellers who’ve ceased church building attendance are well aware of the abundance of false and insufficient teachings that increasingly are evident in the church system -- as well as an increase in corruption. Our hearts desire is to share the gospel-of-Christ truths. Yes, to lovingly, wisely, and knowledgeably plant and water. Only GOD can give people the increases, revelations and changes that certainly lead to PURE AND HOLY freedom.

Note:

Christ dwellers are commanded to assemble but NOWHERE in the scriptures does it say that such assembling needs to be in church buildings. Jesus assembled in houses, on the water in boats, on mountains, in the garden, etc. Christ dwellers, too, assemble in an assortment of places.