FREEDOM FROM DECEPTION
We are receiving powerful testimonies daily of how The Lord is setting people free through revelation of The Word they are hearing from “On the Road to Freedom.” Christi and I “have no greater JOY than to hear that you are living your lives in THE TRUTH!” (3 John 1:4) We rejoice in your breakthroughs, answered prayers and dreams coming true as you DO the Word you HEAR! James 1:22-25 explains this is how THE BLESSING of the Lord manifests:
“But BE DOERS of the WORD, and not hearers only, DECEIVING YOURSELVES. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a DOER of the work, this one will be BLESSED in what he DOES.”
Please notice in verse 22, when we CHOOSE not to do or obey The Word we hear, we deceive ourselves! Deceived is defined as “led into error, cheated.” How horrible to live a life of deception; believing we are doing the will of God when in fact we are doing our own will. We can quote all kinds of scripture and tell others what the Word says for them to DO but if we don’t OBEY the Word we are quoting, we are deceived. The result is that we will be cheated out of God’s best. Verse 23 explains that when we read The Word we are to compare ourselves (our behavior) to it, like looking in a mirror. So unless we have arrived at Christ-like perfection (Rom. 8:29), every time we look into The Word we should be challenged to change and come up higher!
Please understand that our salvation/righteousness is NOT based on what we DO but our Reward/Blessing is! If Christi and I are not experiencing the BLESSING of The Lord in an area of our lives, the first question we always ask the Lord, “Is there an area where we are not DOING the Word?” If we are not experiencing blessing in our finances, what does the Word say we are to DO about money? If we are not enjoying the BLESSING of divine health, what does the Word say we are to DO about sickness & disease? If we are not enjoying the Blessing of The Lord in our marriage, what does the Word say we are to DO in covenant relationships?
Please understand: We can pray and intercede. We can speak in tongues. We can fast for days. We can run around the church. We can dance until we drop. BUT if we don’t DO The Word we hear - we will not be BLESSED. Many times, Christi and I have missed it and God is gracious and merciful to forgive us when we repent. But we would be falling short in our teaching if we did not tell you the truth that disobedience LIMITS His blessing in our life. The good news is now when He shows us an area of adjustment, we get excited because we realize there is a blessing on the other side of our obedience!
Choosing to be obedient to the Word will require HUMILITY. If in any way we think “I got this,” we will open the door to deception. Recently we had one of the largest breakthroughs this ministry has ever had, but it came AFTER the Holy Spirit led us in a time of prayer and repentance. He corrected us and revealed to Christi and me that we had been talking too much about the problem. It was time to fill our mouths with the answer! Which is His Word. We immediately repented, and within a matter of hours the breakthrough came!
James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud but GIVES GRACE (FAVOR) to the HUMBLE!” Please let me encourage you to humble yourself and ask The Lord, “Is there any area where I am not doing the Word?” When we are quick to repent, “He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from ALL righteousness.” (1 John 1:9) Repentance is a precious gift that puts us right back into a position of Blessing!
Be encouraged that the financial seed you faithfully sow each month is reaching the nations! We will soon share some very exciting news! God is good and He is proving His goodness to us all every day. When you choose to obey and become a giver then “it shall be given to you, pressed down, shaken together and running over shall men give back to you!” (Luke 6:38) Now, THAT’S living the BLESSED LIFE - daily watching God do amazing things for you!
We Love you and call you blessed!
Mylon & Christi
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