Priceless Freedom Letter
Barnabas Post Project
Freedom comes through a daily relationship with Jesus Christ, practicing our new life as sons and daughters in our Father’s love, and walking step by step with the Holy Spirit.
Our Lord led me to paraphrase a selection of one of the most renowned speeches about freedom in human history, and I pray that this fresh vision about what it looks like for our generation to stand in freedom, resist the enemy, and reach the nations will bless you.
I have a dream today… I have a dream that one day every Death Shadow valley shall blaze with the glory of our Bright Morning Star, that every wicked principality and rebellious power shall be humbled and kneel at the feet of Jesus. I believe that the dangerous wilderness will become safe, and the arid desert will become fertile, and the prone-to-wander culture of our hearts will become righteous surrender and pure faith.
And the glory of our Heavenly Father shall be revealed, and all the nations and peoples shall see his beauty and behold his majesty together as One Holy Kingdom. His faithful love is our hope. This unwavering hope is what lights fresh fires in our hearts as we face unceasing waves of trials and tribulations, sufferings and persecutions, painful sorrow and spiritual battles. Let the storms come, let the floods rise; we will not be shaken.
With this new creation faith, Jesus our Patient Potter shapes living stones of enduring joy out of the bedrock of Despair Mountain. With this faith in our Father’s love, we shall baptize the adversary’s threats in a beautiful symphony of perfect unity. With this faith in the Holy Spirit’s wisdom, we shall make disciples of all nations together and pray without ceasing in his presence. We shall welcome the suffering we must share with Jesus, our Master of Sorrows, for persecution’s bittersweet taste is the pathway to future glory.
With this faith in the return of our Beloved Christ, we shall endure the darkest night and most difficult days of any generation before us, and we shall face the end of this age with courage, standing firm upon Jesus Messiah: the Sure Foundation & Chief Cornerstone, the Author & Finisher of our faith, the Good Shepherd & Steadfast Overseer of our souls.
We shall stand and resist the adversary whose power and influence is limited and temporary, and after all the battles are fought and all the wars are over, here we shall stand together in the priceless freedom of our Matchless Savior. In Christ, we are free!
[a paraphrased selection, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream speech]
Faithful Peacemaker > Be full of joy all the time. Never stop praying. In everything give thanks. This is what God wants you to do because of Christ Jesus. Do not try to stop the work of the Holy Spirit. Do not laugh at those who speak for God. Test everything and do not let good things get away from you. Keep away from everything that even looks like sin. May the God of Peace set you apart for himself. May every part of you be set apart for God. May your spirit and your soul and your body be kept complete. May you be without blame when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. The One Who Called You is faithful and will do what he promised. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 NLV)
New Creation Life > For you have acquired new creation life which is continually being renewed into the likeness of the One who created you; giving you the full revelation of God. In this new creation life, your nationality makes no difference, or your ethnicity, education, or economic status – they matter nothing. For it is Christ that means everything as he lives in every one of us! (Colossians 3:10-11 TPT)
Restoration Mission > The Sovereign LORD has filled me with his Spirit. He has chosen me and sent me to bring good news to the poor, to heal the broken-hearted, to announce release to captives and freedom to those in prison. He has sent me to proclaim that the time has come when the LORD will save his people and defeat their enemies. He has sent me to comfort all who mourn, to give those who mourn in Zion joy and gladness instead of grief, a song of praise instead of sorrow. They will be like trees that the LORD himself has planted. They will all do what is right, and God will be praised for what he has done. They will rebuild cities that have long been in ruins. (Isaiah 61:1-4 GNT)
Revelation Spirit > There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now. When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me. All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, “The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.” (John 16:12-15 NLT)
Triumphant Love > So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. There is no power above us or beneath us – no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One! (Romans 8:38-39 TPT)
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