TO BE FREE INDEED TALKS ABOUT FREEDOM IN THE 3 ASPECTS OF MAN – BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT
ANYONE WHO IS IN FEAR IS IN TORMENT. IF YOU ARE STILL AFRAID OF SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT FREE INDEED
IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW WEALTHY YOU ARE, IF YOU ARE SICK YOU ARE IN BONDAGE
YOU CANNOT SAY YOU ARE FREE INDEED IF YOU ARE POOR
– Pastor E. A. Adeboye on “FREEDOM INDEED” at RCCG October 2023 Thanksgiving Service 1st October, 2023 Part A
I am reaching out to you today from the Holy Land. I am right now in Jerusalem because there is a world conference to mark this year’s Feast of Trumpets and it has pleased the Almighty God to make my humble self the main speaker during this conference.
It’s a week long affair but by the grace of God I’ll be back home before the Holy Ghost Service.
The topic we are considering today is: FREE INDEED because today we are celebrating our day of independence and independence of course is talking about freedom. So we want to talk about free indeed. John 8:32 and 36.
I pray that any of you who may be in any form of bondage you’ll be free today! The Bible teaches that man is a trinity made up of body, soul and spirit. You live in a body, you have a soul, but you’re actually a spirit being. So when we talk of you being free then we are talking about freedom in the 3 aspects of man.
For example: 3 John 2. You cannot claim that you are free indeed if you have problems physical or if you’re in bondage physical, material and spiritual. To be free indeed you must not be in bondage physical, material and spiritual. For example: it doesn’t matter how wealthy you are, if you’re sick, you’re in bondage. I mean you might be the richest man on Earth but if today you have a sickness or a disease that requires urgent attention and continuous attention of the Doctor in ICU you will be tied down in the hospital.
You remember the story of the man in John 5:2-9, they couldn’t go home because they don’t know when the Angel will come.
They were in bondage. You know story of Naaman in 2 Kings 5:1-14, he was a successful general, famous, wealthy but he was a leper and that single ‘but’ destroyed every other thing. He was in bondage. As wealthy as he was, he couldn’t embrace his children until God stepped in.
You cannot say you’re free indeed if you’re poor. I know some people don’t want to hear us talk about you prospering. But if you’re poor it’s not going to be long before you realize Proverbs 22:7 – if you’re owing the bank and you say you’re free, who is deceiving who? …because the borrower is a servant to the lender. You have a house, you haven’t paid the mortgage, you’re not the owner of the house; it’s the bank. The bank can come any day and say they want to claim that house from you. You know the story in 2 Kings 4:1-7.
It’s the story of a widow of a son of the Prophet. She was a child of God but she was bankrupt. When the creditors came they said, ‘if you don’t pay our money by tomorrow, we will sell your 2 sons into slavery to recover our money.’ You are not free indeed if you’re poor. Daniel 4:1-37.
You will find there the story of Nebuchadnezzar. He was the greatest king of his time – wealthy, powerful, but when something went wrong and he lost his mind, of what use was all his wealth?
If they call him, ‘Your Majesty’ it could probably be the animals talking because he was eating with them.
– I pray for everyone of you today, physically you will be free; materially you will be free; spiritually you’ll be free!
You’re not free indeed if you’re still afraid of something. The Bible tells us that anyone who is in fear is in torment. 1 John 4:18.
So if you’re still afraid of witches, wizards, afraid of going back to your village, afraid when you wake up in the morning, afraid when you go to bed at night, afraid when you go to your office because you’re afraid somebody might have put something on your chair while you were not there, then you are not free indeed. 1 John 4:18. If you’re afraid, you’re under torment.