Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.Acts 22:27-28
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:Romans 3:24
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?Romans 8:32
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.Revelation 22:17
When the Apostle Paul said that he was free born, he was talking about his Roman citizenship. He could have just as easily been talking about his citizenship in heaven through being born again by the work of Jesus Christ. That is what we will be discussing today. I want to discuss how the sacrifice of Christ is given freely to whosoever will receive it. The only requirement Christ has is that we die to ourselves daily and pick up our crosses and follow Him in the path of sacrificial love. No greater love has a man than that he lay down his life for his friends. This is the sacrifice we are called to imitate through the Spirit of God which is likewise freely given to us.
It is a travesty that Antichrist religious churches don’t allow the born again experience into Christ to be freely received. They rob the people by preaching tithing, which is an Old Testament doctrine that has been wrongly carried into the New Testament, because of the love of money by wolves in sheep clothing. God’s gifts are given without money and without price. All we need to show God is a humble spirit. If we have that, He will freely pour out His grace upon our lives.
But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.Acts 8:20
It is wrong thinking to believe we can buy God off with money. God owns the cattle on 1000 hills. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. No man can bribe the Lord into salvation or the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. God requires the humble and contrite heart. God requires that we love Him by keeping His commandments. There is no other way to prove our love to God than through obedience. The gifts of God are free as far as money is concerned, but God does not give grace to the proud in heart. He gives freely to those who are poor in spirit and meek in heart. Surrender your life up to Christ today and He will raise you up for His glory.
When something is freely given, it shows the heart of the Giver. God is the giver of all good things. Every good gift and every perfect gift comes from above. We need to learn to trust God and His giving heart. He doesn’t want to exclude anyone from His wonderful salvation through Christ. That’s why it is monetarily free. The naturally poor people can receive of the goodness of God just as much as anyone else. God is no respecter of persons. Money doesn’t impress God, only a soft and gentle heart that receives His Word. The best thing we can do is to receive the love that God achingly wishes to bestow on mankind.
The gifts of the Lord make rich and add no sorrow with it. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty and freedom! The free gift delivers us from the bondage of sin and separation from God to a holy relationship with God founded on His Word. The Apostle Paul was freeborn both naturally and spiritually. His heart was to make the gift of God free to all people. He had the right to receive money from those he ministered to, but he never wanted people to say he did the preaching for the money. So, Paul labored with his hands as a tentmaker, just to support his own ministry. I am humbled by the example of Paul, who did what the Spirit of God led him to do. This blog will continue to be free of charge to all who want to read it. There will be no appeals for money here. I want your life to be transformed by the rightly divided word of Truth, the Bible. Glory to God forever. I encourage you as a minister of the Truth, to always make your ministry without charge. As you go forth in faith, the Lord will provide your needs.
Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks on the heart. If you want to impress the Lord or cause Him to marvel, you can do that through faith in His Word. You can do that through a humble heart of love, as He leads you into such a transformed heart. God and you, working together in a holy partnership of love. This is the beauty of the Christian walk. God bless you as you serve Him freely in Spirit and in Truth, amen.