Finding Freedom Series Part 3
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What did Jesus set us free from?
In part 1 we read from John 8 where Jesus introduces Freedom from Sin to the "Jews which had believed on him."
"If you continue in my word then you are my disciples indeed, and you shall know the truth and it shall set you free
Whoever commits sin is a servant/slave of sin
The servant does not abide in the house forever but the son abides forever." - John 8
This is the key foundational scripture for this entire series
“the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” - Genesis 4
Cain is unable to master over sin and kills his brother
When the commandment was given to him, it aroused sin in him and he died. (Romans 7:8)
Did Cain have the option to ask for God’s help, just like the Psalmist in Psalm 19?
“Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression.”- Psalm 19
Matthew 6: - “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”
Dominion over sin requires total dependency and surrender to God through his son Jesus.
Are you in the house?
Genesis 4:10-16 dialogue between God and Cain,
"The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.
Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you.
You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”
Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear.
Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”
But the Lord said to him, “Not so; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.”
Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him."
So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
Sin consciousness = roaming, wandering and wondering
Study Luke 15.
The prodigal son returned home prepared to be called a servant the Father would not have it.
The father referred to him as son.
We must come to the end of ourselves, we need a saviour, we have a saviour!
We see God’s mercy toward Cain.
“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.” – Psalm 103:10
A new covenant, established on better promises. -Hebrews 8
An abundance of grace and mercy is extended to you and I through Jesus.
Psalms 32, “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity…” (See also Romans 4)
“I will be merciful to their unrighteousness and their sins and shameless deeds I will remember no more..” – Hebrews 8:12
Sin and sin consciousness holds us back from fulfilling our destiny.
Only in Jesus can we find purpose, identity, victory, life.. in him we are marked by God.
Let us read some scriptures in reference to being marked by God,
2 Corinthians 1:21-22,
Our identification is with Christ, the Holy Spirit is the mark, the seal in us that confirms that we belong to God.
Read 2 Timothy 2:19
"sin no more or something worse may happen to you." - John 5
Revelations 14 describes the mark of torment, restlessness, perdition for anyone who receives it.
Jesus is the only and final way of our redemption for us to be in right standing with God. To enter in on the account of what Jesus has done.