As God’s slaves, live as free people, but don’t use your freedom as a way to conceal evil. 1 Peter 2:16
Webester’s Dictionary says that a SLAVE is a person who is completely controlled by some habit, influence, or person. I like to believe that I am TOTALLY CONTROLLED by the Holy Spirit of the Living God. And that I am OBEDIENT to Him and His Word. One is NEVER so FREE than when they become God’s Slave.
One reason to feel FREEDOM as a SLAVE of God, is because Christ was a SLAVE to mankind. He SERVED mankind, while on earth. He ministered to their needs, and provided miracles upon miracles for them. But the MOST IMPORTANT thing that He did for us, was to bring SALVATION to this LOST and DYING WORLD. And to SET us FREE from the clutches of wickedness and sin. Philippians 2:7&8, tells us that: “He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a SLAVE, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, He humbled Himself by becoming OBEDIENT to the point of DEATH---even to DEATH on the cross.”
God’s Slave has received FREEDOM to have an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS. They will be FREE from CONDEMNATION because their sins, ALL their sins, are FORGIVEN, because of their ACCEPTANCE of the SACRIFICE of God’s ONE and ONLY SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Have you ACCEPTED Jesus Christ as your SAVIOR and LORD? Are you God’s Slave?
If you have NOT ACCEPTED Jesus as your SAVIOR and LORD, then your destined for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE. If you feel the HOLY SPIRIT tugging on your HEART STRINGS, then you need to be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and RECEIVE an ETERNITY in HEAVEN with ALL its BLESSINGS. And if you are God’s Slave, STOP! Using your FREEDOM to HIDE your EVIL DEEDS. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!