Sunday, 8th November 2015
Pastor Kathy Poon
Everyone wants to be free. What is true freedom? Is it just getting rid of the things that we don’t want? This morning Pastor Kathy shared with us how to get true freedom in the following three steps.
- Get free from the wrong definition:
Since the fall of men after Genesis 3, we have been bound to the “prisoner’s thinking” when defining freedom – “I will be free if I can get rid of all the obstacles”. Pastor Kathy challenged us to learn from what the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 3:17 – “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
Therefore, true freedom is not the absence of something, but the presence of Someone, which is our God, who created us to be a channel for His Spirit to flow through.
- Get free from ourselves:
Often we try to solve our problems using the ways from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. However, true freedom turns us from what we were born to be, to someone God created us to be. Pastor Kathy further defined Salvation as not saving you from a bad person to a good person, but the death of the old self and the re-birth of someone completely new.
- Get free from the obstacles:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
To “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness” is not about trying hard to become a better Christian. It means whatever you seek first will organise everything else in your life. The kingdom of God is not an organisation, but God’s presence with us. If you seek Him first, he will organise and order everything else – including the impossible – for you.