FREED, BUT CANNOT REMEMBER
The scriptures talk about my people been destroyed for lack of knowledge. In Israel there was the feast of the Jubilee, which was held in the year of Jubilee which takes place in the 50th year. It is a year of debt freedom and release. The year of Jubilee equals many things and set people free who were in slavery before no matter how much you were owing or been owed.
If the trumpet of Jubilee sounds by the Priest and you are not aware, you may still be working as a slave when you are supposed to have been freed, because you are not aware that the Jubilee has sounded.
How then do you come out of slavery?
This happens only when you are informed and have a working knowledge of Jubilee. Even if you are free and your slave master wants to keep you in bondage, he would refuse to inform you about the Jubilee. This freedom is dependent upon your receiving the information of Jubilee. Even when the slave trade has been abolished in England, many people were still taking slaves and slave trade was still going on because the information has not reached those regions then, because there was no mass communication in those days as it is today.
Many people have not been able to see the level of their emancipation because they do not know the level and value of Christ sacrifice on the cross for them
2 Peter 1:2-9
2 Grace and peace to you many times over as you deepen in your experience with God and Jesus, our Master.
3 Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! 4 We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you — your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust. 5 So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, 6 alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, 7 warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. 8 With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus. 9 Without these qualities you can’t see what’s right before you, oblivious that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books. (THE MESSAGE: )
There is a demand for us to know God, more and more and as we do those, we come to a place where we know God intimately. We must walk the way God intends for us to walk and desire what God wants us to desire. We must become fruitful and useful to ourselves. A man who cannot add the above virtue to his faith has forgotten that his sins have been wiped out.
If you can’t remember your freedom, then we miss out on all the good things God has ordained for us to have and become, as we kind of limit the father in the performance of that which He has determined to do, because we cannot remember our freedom.
Anything that will come to our life, it is not depended on how much you are going to work hard for it, but rather how much you can remember that those sins of yours have been are wiped out by out by the cross of Jesus. Your remembering this fact will begin to bring Gods goodness, His Grace to be made manifest in your life.
Gods covenant in the new order is not a two way covenant; it is a covenant that God entered into by with on behalf of man with Himself alone. In Exodus 19, when God instituted the old covenant, Man (Israel) said we would do all you ask us to do and man broke that covenant. Since then God entered into a covenant with himself on behalf of man, all therefore that God expects man to do is to believe in Him and the sacrifice of His son Jesus Christ on the cross.
God saved us not because of anything we did; but out of His love.
Our working heard in the above perspective is to have faith, love our brothers, be committed to knowing him more and more.
If God wants to do any good thing in our life, all we have to do is to remember the sacrifice of JESUS on the cross; we must not forget that we were saved from the rottenness of this world and the corruption therein. We are now truly free, there is no power, sin, parental curses that can hold us back. Jesus paid the full price for all our offences
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Hebrew 8:12. The word says. This is the main clause of the New Testament that must hold sway in our hearts all the time.
The two things that remind us of our past is, the devil and the law. Any ministry that reminds us of our past is working for the devil, they are not teaching us to renew our mind so we can walk in the goodness, the love and the Grace of God. Not it not be forgotten that Grace is the unmerited favour of God that we receive not because of what we have done or can do.