Finding a New Freedom | Joyce Meyer

Finding a New Freedom | Joyce Meyer


IF YOU LIVE ACCORDING TO WORKS
OF THE FLESH, TRYING TO MAKE EVERYTHING HAPPEN YOURSELF. TRYING TO CHANGE YOURSELF. TRYING TO CHANGE YOUR KIDS. TRYING TO CHANGE YOUR
CIRCUMSTANCES. LIFE IS JUST MISERABLE. HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT? HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE TRIED UNTIL
YOU’VE COMPLETELY WORN YOURSELF OUT, AND YOU’RE READY TO LET IT
GO AND GIVE IT TO GOD, BECAUSE IF HE CAN’T DO IT, IT’S FOR
SURE, YOU CAN’T DO IT. AMEN? SO, PAUL HAD FOUND A NEW
FREEDOM BECAUSE HE HAD BEEN A LEGALIST TO THE MAX. I MEAN, HE WAS A PHARISEE
OF PHARISEES. HE HE KNEW THE LAW. HE KEPT THE LAW. HE WAS PERSECUTING CHRISTIANS. AND NOW, HE MEETS CHRIST ON
THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS AND THIS AMAZING GRACE IS
POURED INTO HIS LIFE. HE SEES HOW GOOD GOD IS. AND HE LEARNS THAT HE CAN ONLY
BE SAVED BY GRACE, NOT BY LAW. AND, IT WAS SO AMAZING TO
HIM THAT HE WANTED EVERYBODY ELSE TO KNOW IT. HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW WHEN
SOMETHING WONDERFUL HAPPENS TO YOU, YOU REALLY WANT THE PEOPLE
YOU LOVE TO KNOW THAT, AND TO KNOW THAT TOO? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WELL, FOR ME–
YOU KNOW, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE BORN AGAIN
THROUGH OUR MINISTRY AND THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. WE’LL ALWAYS PLACE THAT AS
A PRIORITY. I AM NOT CALLED AS AN
EVANGELIST. I’M CALLED ACTUALLY, TO THE BODY
OF CHRIST, TO HELP THEM GROW UP AND MATURE SO THEY CAN HAVE WHAT
JESUS DIED FOR THEM TO HAVE. BECAUSE, YOU SEE, I WAS A
LEGALISTIC CHRISTIAN FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. WHO LOVED GOD, WENT TO CHURCH,
WAS A TITHER, DID CHURCH WORK BUT I WAS A NIGHTMARE AT HOME
BECAUSE I DID NOT KNOW HOW TO BE SET FREE FROM ALL THE JUNK
IN MY PAST. AND SO, I HAD–I WAS
DYSFUNCTIONAL IN EVERY WAY THAT YOU COULD BE DYSFUNCTIONAL AND I
WAS ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE. WELL, IT’S ONE THING TO BE
A MISERABLE SINNER, BUT WE SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT
BE MISERABLE SAINTS. HOW MANY OF YOU AGREE, WHEN
YOU’RE BORN AGAIN SOMETHING SHOULD HAPPEN AND YOU SHOULD BE
A LITTLE BIT HAPPIER THAN YOU WERE BEFORE? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AND I KNOW–I KNOW
THAT I CAN SAY, HOW MANY OF YOU ARE HERE, AND YOU’RE DOING IT
ALL, YOU’RE GOING TO CHURCH, YOU’RE DOING WHAT YOU’RE TOLD
TO DO BUT YOU STILL FEEL LIKE SOMETHING’S MISSING? AND I KNOW A LOT OF HANDS
WOULD GO UP. WELL, THAT’S WHAT I WOULD SAY TO
GOD, “SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT. SOMETHING IS MISSING.”
I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS BUT I KNEW THAT I WASN’T SUPPOSED TO
BE LIVING THE WAY THAT I WAS. AND I’M TELLING YOU WHAT, WHEN
GOD TOUCHED ME BACK IN 1976 AND I STARTED REALLY GETTIN’ A
HUNGER FOR THE WORD, AND NOT JUST READING A CHAPTER A DAY
JUST TO GET MY CHECK MARK IN MY BIBLE BUT REALLY STUDYING THE
WORD AND LEARNING WHAT JESUS HAD DONE FOR ME AND HOW TO APPLY TO
MY LIFE, I GOT A BURNING DESIRE TO TEACH PEOPLE THE TRUTH
BECAUSE I KNEW IT WOULD SET ‘EM FREE. AND I WILL DO IT AS LONG AS I
HAVE BREATH LEFT TO DO IT, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT JESUS PAID A
PRICE, NOT JUST SO WE COULD GO TO HEAVEN, BUT SO WE COULD ENJOY
OUR LIFE WHILE WE’RE HERE.

15 Replies to “Finding a New Freedom | Joyce Meyer”

  1. Some people like to control others like puppets acting like God, they don't understand everything is in God's control and when they surrender everybody they want to control to God everything will be okay cause God is the only one who can turn every situations into His perfect plans

  2. My teacher is the Holy Spirit and he is telling me this is false. We are still supposed to turn away from doing wrong and trust God's Word(law) to be saved.

  3. I've been struggling to enjoy my life lately as things have felt repetitive and monotonous.

    I'm an adventurous person, but things had felt so slow when it came change…and I wanted to live life differently. I've felt as though I've lacked a LOT of adventure and fun since coming back home from vacation.

    I haven't been trusting God as much as I should've, and I know I need to. I trust God for being good, and I know He's got a good future for me. I just wanna focus on Him without letting doubts come back into my mind.

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