The Slave King

Freedom

God’s Thoughts to Me

But when the right time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent Him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that He could adopt us as His very own children. (Galatians 4:4-5, NLT)

So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up in slavery to the law. (Galatians 5:1, NLT)

Born Free

lions

The 1966 British film, Born Free, tells the story of a real-life couple, George and Joy Adams, who raised the lion cub, Elsa, and then released her into the wilderness of Kenya. When our Pappa God gives us His life through the new spiritual birth into His Kingdom of Light, we become like Elsa … we are born free from the slavery to this world and its ways, especially its extremely deceptive religous ways. Hallelujah!!

An enigma to me has always been the fact that our Savior King was born as a slave. As far as my faulty, limited and worldly human mind could perceive, I could not see that He was a slave to anyone. Yet, Pappa is not a man that He should lie. (Numbers 23:19)

As I was pondering that question in my mind this week, Pappa revealed to my heart the beauty of this divine birth. I don’t think we would ever be able to understand what our Pappa God gave up to become one of us … a slave to the law … a slave to sin … a curse on our behalf.

Yet, He was the only human who ever was able to keep the whole law … lock, stock and barrel. But best of all is His complete fulfillment of the royal Law of Love!

Law

I was under the impression that our Lord had a good advantage over us mere mortals with Him being God and all. Not so, for not once did He walk according to His own ways or in His own power (John 5:17). Not one miracle was performed in His capacity as God. Yes, His whole life was lived in complete trust in our Pappa to be all in and through Him … the way we are supposed to live.

In order to enable us with His indwelling Life of Victory, He walked and lived every single moment of His earthly sojourn completely dependent upon and trusting the power of our Pappa as His only source of spiritual life. He lived from every word that proceeded from His Pappa’s mouth.

Empty Grave

At Lazarus’ grave our Lord Jesus showed us this when He prayed that beautiful, confident prayer, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent Me” (John 11:41, NLT).

As we allow our Lord Jesus to live His resurrected life in and through us, we come to realize that He became a slave to fulfill the law … to break its power over us, for we all are slaves to sin and death through our physical birth. It is not an option … it just is the way it is!!

Jesus'n Kruis Being the second Adam, the only man after Adam who failed miserably, who had the ability to choose independance, He victoriously overcame the power of sin and self, completely dependant on His Father. Through His dependant victory, He enabled us and made it possible for us to live in Him, in His life, in His Kingdom of heaven, of love, joy and peace.

He reconciled Himself to the whole world, hoping and desiring that not one of us would be lost, but that we all would come to Him to receive His gift of life and be reconciled to Him.

It came as a shock to me that our heavenly Father does not require or ask our obedience, for He knows that even if we want to obey Him, we truly are incapable of doing so (Romans 7:14). The greatest gift we can ever give our Pappa … actually, the only gift, is our heart, our life and our love … fully convinced that He loves us with an everlasting love, allowing Him to change us from the inside out.

Escape

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. It is our responsibility to stay free and not get tied up again under the yoke of slavery to the law (Galatians 5:1).

Dear Ones, I want to wish you all a blessed God-filled Christmas when we celebrate not only our Savior’s birth, but also the gift He came to bring … a life fully surrendered and reconciled to our Pappa. Let us allow Him to live His victorious, resurrected eternal life in and through us.

Much love XX

Mia

I am linking up again with dear Jane at Monday Morning Meditation (girlmeetspaper.com). Thank you Jane! Please, join us at http://girlmeetspaper.com/

I also have the honor of linking-up with a wonderful group of ladies at Fresh  Brewed Sundays.
Thank you dear Barbie.

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15 thoughts on “The Slave King

    • Dear Heather
      I think I have the honor of welcoming you to my blog for the first time. Thank you for your encouraging words!
      Much love
      Mia

  1. Hi Mia,
    Thanks for linking up with The Sunday Community this week. This is my first visit to your place. 🙂 Blessings to you in the new year!
    In Christ,
    Laura

  2. Hi sweet Mia! Such important thoughts. Freedom. Realizing how much Jesus left behind for us. How much he depended on His Father. How much for us to depend on Him. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year to you.

    • Hi dear Melanie
      Yes, my friend, I don’t think our finite minds are capable of understanding such love. A blesses new year to you to.
      Much love xx
      Mia

  3. Hi dear Michael
    Oh yes, what a bondage that one is. I marvel at our Pappa’s patience as He graciously releases us from our bondage to all our own ways and ourselves, especially our religious ways. How could we be saved in any other way!! I cannot even imagine how I ever could believe that I had anything to offer Him.
    Much love and a blessed God-filled 2013
    Mia

    • Yes, dear One, our Lord Jesus is the best bridegroom ever and to think He asks His Bride’s hand in marriage … all those who are filled with Himself through His precious Holy Spirit! Unbelievably beautiful!
      Much love XX
      Mia

  4. Hi dear Ashley
    Yes, my friend, I truly don’t think we will ever be able to understand just what He gave up to reconcile us all to our Pappa. How He loves us!! I hope that you and your loved ones are having a wonderful festive season.
    Much love XX
    Mia

  5. Mia, what a gift your words this morning. Thank you for relating Jesus’ obedience and his slavery with our freedom. I’d never thought of all this in just that way before. And to see again that Jesus never did any act of faithfulness/miracle/obedience without being equipped as a human by his father God. What another layer of profound miracle. Would that I would rely more heavily upon my Lord’s loving and gracious equipping and less on my own attempts at performing well. I pray you had a Merry Christmas, friend. Bless you, dear Mia.

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