Food for thought  12th April 10


It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
George Washington



The Lord is saying.   My delight... you are my delight. I delight in your love, I delight in your worship, I delight in your conversations about me and my promises. I delight in who I have made you to be and who you are destined to be and I delight in who you are right now.



What is the law of liberty?

When children grow up they are entrusted to make their own decisions and are no longer under the threat of punishment for purposes of training. We who have come to faith in Christ, are trusted by God now to live a life of faith which works by love, by the power of the Holy Spirit.


But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed.
Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.Galatians 3:23-26.


This wonderful privilege of our Father's trust should not be abused but taken advantage of to full, and enjoyed to fulfil our true potential and destiny in freedom. free, yet not using your liberty as a cloak for vice, but as servants of God.1 Peter 2:16.

For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13.

Jesus sums up in the following passage, how to use our 'Royal rights' as kings and priests with graciousness and excellence. Our behaviour as children of God is to supercede the old Mosaic law.


Matthew 17:24-27 And when they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said, "Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?'' He said, "Yes.'' And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their own sons or from strangers?''
Peter said to Him, "From strangers.'' Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are free. "Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you.''


Stand fast

Our liberty is to be guarded jealously for it was for freedom that Christ has set us free, and we are warned to stand fast in our liberty. We should not let anyone take our liberty from us and put us again under bondage.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.Galatians 5:1.

We should guard other's freedom and not try to enslave them for our own ends, especially by using the word of God in such a way to try to put them back under the law. We should act and speak like those who shall be judged by the law of liberty.

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself,'' you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. . For He who said, "Do not commit adultery,'' also said, "Do not murder.'' Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. . So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.James 2:8.-12

We should never use this liberty to hurt others, but to let the fruits of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control rule in our lives

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. . And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5: 23-26

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8: 32.

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.Romans 6: 14









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Message from Anita Ball

As you may already know a team of us went out to India in December of last year to visit with Brother Raju (who is also a medical doctor) and he took us round the tribal villages of Tenali that he cares for. He took us to many tribal villages but the one that needs our help now is the one in Guntur. This village is right next to a rubbish dump and they are desperately in need of a bore well. We need to raise at least £600 for this well to be dug and so I am going to do a walk around Dovedale at the end of June and for those of you who would like to sponsor me then please get in touch with either myself or Shirley to donate. There are so many good things that Brother Raju does for his people that if we are blessed to have more money than we need for the well this will then be spent feeding the children of the villages and helping Brother Raju provide medical care for all the tribal villages. I pray that God will put it in your heart to help these people. God bless to you all. Your sister in Christ Jesus xxx

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To My Loving Wife
A couple from Minneapolis decided to go to Florida for a long weekend to thaw out during one particularly icy winter. Because both had jobs, they had difficulty coordinating their travel schedules. It was decided that the husband would fly to Florida on a Thursday, and his wife would follow him the next day. Upon arriving as planned, the husband checked into the hotel. There he decided to open his laptop and send his wife an e-mail back in Minneapolis. However, he accidentally left off one letter in her address, and sent the e-mail without realizing his error.

In Houston, a widow had just returned from her husband's funeral. He was a minister of many years who had been 'called home to glory' following a heart attack. The widow checked her e-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends. Upon reading the first message, she fainted and fell to the floor. The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
From: Your Departed Husband
Subject: I've Arrived!
I've just arrived and have checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.





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