Living The Greatest Freedom Daily

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened by the yoke of slavery.
Stand firm: Galatians 5:1

Four Freedoms

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Four Freedoms

When the greatest generation was young, they faced what appeared to be almost insurmountable odds at being free. The very existence of the nation was in the balance. It was win or lose. Be free or be slaves. Therefore, they served in the most horrific war this world, so far, has ever known.  And they had to really fight to win that freedom. The President at the time, talked about the four freedoms, and later an artist, Norman Rockwell,  painted portraits of each of these. 

 

These included: Freedom of Speech. Freedom of Conscience (Worship / Expression) Freedom from Fear and Freedom from Want.

The nation became inspired by these paintings, and all 140,000,000 people took hold of these. They placed their faith in these. These Four Freedom Portraits were vital in helping the United States citizenry grasp how vitally important freedom really is.

     Freedom was important to them. It was so much so that 14,000,000 put on the uniform to serve. Four hundred thousand died and hundreds of thousands more were maimed by the visible an invisible wounds of war. As a matter of fact, virtually every single person in the nation pulled together to overcome the tyranny of Hitler, the Emperor of Japan and Mussolini of Italy. Blood was shed in order for the whole world to become free.  Millions upon millions of people in other nations were liberated largely because of the valor of this greatest generation.

The Greatest Freedom Of All:

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Ultimate Freedom’s Price

 

     Eventually VE Day (Victory in Europe) and VJ Day (Victory over Japan) came, and our families were reunited back home, and they were free to speak, worship, overcome the challenges that fear presented, and they were free to build a prosperous nation to help alleviate want; however, these did not make possible the greatest freedom of all: The Freedom that ONLY Jesus, who is the Christ, can give. Try as you might, there is a freedom that is for now, and all eternity, that is made possible through Jesus. It is ultimate freedom.

This freedom had/has only one Freedom Fighter, and His name is Jesus.  He is the one who was “Wounded for our transgressions! (our law breaking sin), He was bruised for our iniquity. (our premeditated sin) His punishment brought peace to us peace. (We were provided, by Jesus taking our place, freedom from punishment of sin, if we make Him Lord of our lives.) And by His stripes we are healed.” We are healed from bondage to the enslavement that sin brings on us. As Jesus told us, “If you commit your life to sin, it will enslave you.” Ask any alcoholic or person enslaved by drugs. Ask any person who has yielded their lives to sexual sins. Ask anyone who has given in to the sin of pornography. Ask the pathological liar how easy it is to stop lying. Sin enslaves you, if you give your life over to it.

The Greatest News!

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However, the resurrected Jesus says to you today, “If the LORD sets you free, you are FREE indeed!” Yes indeed! If you turn from your brokenness and sin, (repentance), and you surrender, by faith to Jesus, He says He will forgive you! He says you are declared holy, and are transformed, day by day, to be holy. (Healthy.) The chains are broken, and you are forgiven of every sin. But more: You are delivered from evil. The Lord, as Jesus Himself says, sets you free.  He transforms you to be a new creation. All the old stuff is gone. A new life is waiting for you.

Walking Daily

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Walk daily with your Lord. As you get up, surrender your life to Him … give up. Clothe yourself in Christ… dress up … by putting on the armor of God, (armor up), and you will be able to stand against anything Satan can throw against you. (Ephesians 6:10-20.) You will then be powered up to walk, one day at a time, with Jesus. You will have the stuff to be enough. You will stand firm, and you will not let yourself be burdened by a yoke of slavery.  Daily focusing the locus of the focus, of each new day, as you practice these spiritual practices, will result in our Lord’s powerful Holy Spirit flowing throughout your life. It will unleash God’s wonderful freedom making grace in you and through you.

God Bless You.

Chaplain McGowen

 

 

 

Jesus Said, “Watch Out!”

Listen  To and View This CAUTION
Then Experience R.E.S.T In The Lord As You Do!
MAKE The Right Choices!

Jesus Cautions you and me regarding who we are to follow, and how we are to know which people are the right people to lead us, guide us and direct us. Take time to watch this video, and understand how important it is to Jesus that you walk on His “Stepping Stones to Victorious Christ-Centered Living.”

Chapter Three

Get your own copy of Rock Solid Living In A Quicksand World-Rewind  at any online book store like Books a Million, Apple I-tune, Amazon and others. It’s written in Kindle, Paperback and Hardback.   In the book, as you examine chapter three,  you will expand on this Jesus’ caution by learning about what fruit to look for. Specifically,  you will learn about what God is talking about, as you learn of the “Originalist” design of God’s Ten Authentic Kingdom Teachings that secularist don’t want you to know about. And you will learn about the Challenging Counterfeits that are being pontificated by modernist.  You will learn about how these false prophets think they are all “that,” but then are decimated when they give account of their lives before their Judge, Jesus! There is much more written, on these pages, that can change your life for good and forever, as God guides you into becoming an expert “fruit inspector.”

Watch The Video With Me.

WATCH OUT!

 

Help Me Help Others

Hi Y’all,

Image result for picture of a question markI am wondering if I can get the assist of my followers. According to my Rock-Solid page on Facebook, I have over 300 followers. I would love to get 1000 or more.  Will you help me help others find and or experience  R.E.S.T. (Rocksolid Eternal Spirituality Today.)  Please ask all your friends to come to this page and follow it. Just click on the “Follow” button at the right bottom of your screen.

My book Rock Solid Living In A Quicksand World-Rewind shares how to have a rock solid foundation for individual and national authentic Christ pleasing life.  This site is a way to rest both now, all the way to eternity, where you will meet your Creator face to face.

May you R.E.S.T in Christ Today.

GBY

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A 2000 Year Old Picture 4-Today: R.E.S.T

A Picture of Avoidance
Scroll To Bottom of Page To See God’s Wisdom Word Picture

It’s my heart’s desire to help all who read Rock-Solid Living In A Quicksand World-Rewind to experience Rock-Solid Eternal Spirituality Today. (R.E.S.T.) I feel the same way about those who read this blog; therefore, it is important for me to share there are those times we need to practice healthy/holy avoidance. I am talking about avoiding certain types of people during these challenging kind of years in which we live.  In other words there really are actually a certain kind of people God would have His people avoid. And He would want His people to do so for their own well being.   I know this may sound kind of counterintuitive to how Jesus lived, but I do not think so.

Topsy Turvy Tables

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“How Dare You Defile God’s House!”

Jesus, for example, actually went on offense when people simply decided they could live independent of God: Check out the infamous day  he created a whip, swung it around, and turned over tables that belonged to some “holy Joes and Janes” who were nothing of the kind.

People Who Were So Use To Being Enslaved

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“We Are Not Slaves!”

Or review John 8:32, and the following verses, where Jesus was hoping to help some, who reportedly “believed,” become truly free from the chains of their sins that bound them. They refused to admit they were slaves to anything or anyone, including the sin that ensnared them. He was really clear in separating what they decided to do (that would enslave them) from the the truth that set them free. Sadly, it seems he had to leave them to their own sin and death. He wanted to set them free indeed, John 8:36,  but they would not admit they were in bondage to sin. Much like  people today, they wanted the civil right to keep on in their bondage to sin and death. This kinds of reminds me of how Paul described the people whom God gave up on in Romans 1. It’s not that God doesn’t care, but God will not force love, mercy, grace — nor even salvation– on anyone who rejects it, and He will leave them to themselves. He will also protect His children to help each one R.E.S.T.

Let Ancient Wisdom Inform Your R.E.S.T.

Take a look at this Word picture, taken about two millennia ago, and sent to us– to hear loud and clear — in the 21st century. It is vital that each of us  pay close attention to the Ancient Wisdom & Godly instruction given here to  help us experience R.E.S.T: Rocksolid Eternal Spirituality Today.

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MARK THESE WORDS …

Mark These Words: This means pay deliberate and close attention to what God is saying about these people (and their 18 to 20 habitual daily sins.) Also, pay prayerful close attention to the God’s six wisdom words at the end. This will help give you a rock-solid foundation for each step of your journey. Indeed, R.E.S.T. in this wisdom and let God direct your life.

SoJourner

 

The Rock-Solid Faith Walk

As you have received Christ Jesus The Lord, so walk you in Him,
having been firmly built up in him and established in your faith.
Colossians 2:6-7

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Rock-Solid Faith Walk

     A faith walk is only as complicated as you make it: It simply means that you function, each day, based on what you believe.  When you live by what you believe, think, feel, have opinions about, make assumptions, and even dream, if these are based on Christ and His teachings, you are walking by Faith in Christ and empowered by His grace to be an overcomer. In time you will be made stronger in every aspect of your journey.

Now practice what is preached here and be blessed.  R.E.S.T.

Chaplain McGowen