“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Not so very long ago, a short conversation was entered into with an acquaintance about several topics; one of which was about how free modern man–and Americans, in particular–are.
What caused this particular short discussion to stick in one’s mind–DAYS AFTER it was concluded–was NOT the acquaintance’s contention that he was “free as a bird.”
No, what caused this particular short discussion to stick in one’s mind was the primary reason given for the acquaintance believing he was “free as a bird.” The reason given was NOT unusual: that particular claim had been heard before, in one form or another.
BUT, what made this particular short discussion stick in the mind was the UTTER ASSURANCE of the person claiming he was “free as a bird.”
The reason given?
“Of course I’m free! I can go anywhere I want whenever I want!”
The led to the logical question being asked of the acquaintance: “Oh yeah? Where have you gone to, Mr. Free Bird?”
“We go to the beach EVERY year! We travel around to see the family whenever we decide to. Besides, it’s not where I have gone! It’s where I would go IF I wanted to!”
Later, upon further reflection, it was decided that one of the MAIN pillars supporting the Myth of Personal Freedom is this claim that “I can go wherever I want whenever I want.”
And Americans–as well others living in different parts of the world–do take short-term short hops when the occasion warrants.
BUT, to freely travel WHEREVER one wants WHENEVER one wants requires MONEY, which ultimately equates to the OPPORTUNITY to travel.
BUT ONE ALSO has to have the INCLINATION to travel–and so many (excepting the youth–who have not yet learned that they do not wish to go anywhere else) have convinced themselves they have no desire to go anywhere.
So, many Americans have convinced themselves they have nowhere they really WANT to go–and might not have the money to go IF there was anywhere they really wanted to go.
And many Americans–like so many others living in different parts of the world–are of modest means.
The world has a vested interest in making sure the slaves all think they are free.
If the slaves don’t realize they are slaves, they are far easier to control.
Which is one reason the Myth of Personal Freedom has been promoted so heavily.
Which is ALSO why the reasoning “I’m free because I can go wherever and whenever I please” has been encouraged.
But ANY travel plans usually start with a discussion about “where the money will come from.”
Which also means that those of modest means are limited to where and when they might travel about.
Which means that the “freedom” of so many is determined by their wallets.
Good thing most birds do not carry a wallet.
DOES the reader believe himself to be “free“?
WHY or WHY NOT?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 30, 2020.]
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