Spirit 5a: You're Free
“But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
-2 Cor. 3:13-18
Let’s look inside the previous passage: “…the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.” When what shall turn to the Lord? Their heart. Trying to follow God’s ways with an I’m-right attitude (to shield ourself from sinful actions) ruins our worship-art. Asking him to remove this pride puts our heart’s focus back on him and brings back the beautiful life.
God the Holy Spirit is with you right now, asking you to give him all of the thoughts, feelings and choices in your life that may seem right but are really not. If you have never given your whole heart to the Lord before, you might not know what it is like to be free from slavery to wrong thoughts. Our passage says, “… where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Remember how free you felt when you first put the blood of Jesus, the Lamb, on the doorway of your heart? (If you have never made Jesus your savior, skip exercise 5a. If you have, do exercise 5a and then skip to Lesson 6.)
Assignment 5 is split into two options. Please choose only one:
- If you have made Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior, do assignment 5a (below). Then, skip lesson 5b and skip assignment 5b. Go to Lesson 6.
- If you have never made Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior, skip assignment 5a (below). Go to the next lesson, 5b. Read 5b and do assignment 5b.
Assignment 5a: Did you ever have a time (or times) in your life when you first believed that Jesus Christ was your Lord and Savior? If so, write down any details that you can remember about that moment: who you were with, when it happened (your age or the date), where you were, what you did, and how you felt before and after. Take the time to write everything that comes to your mind. It may be a lot or just a little.