Liberty is an Image.

The apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 3:17 and 18 speaks of a type of liberty (NKJV). Initially most people will associate that term liberty with a type of freedom as we know it. The picture of a refugee being led off a boat to a new safe haven in another country or a prisoner being released from prison is usually the word picture our mind conjures when we think of the word liberty. BUT the Holy Spirit and the bible contextually are speaking of something different in the passage I have refered to in the 2nd epistle to the Corinthians delivered by the apostle Paul. In that passage the Spirit of Liberty is closely associated with being changed into the image of Christ Jesus. Incredible! In other words this liberty is not so much a release from captivity as transformation of character. Further still it is that liberty in the spiritual sense that then provides greater opportunity for the physical prisoner or desperate refugee to find freedom from a more literal capitvity. In God’s process there is a change of the character and then the removal of material chains. I recieved this exciting insight from the Spirit of God. I am reminded that God is still speaking.

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