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‘God is Free’, 13th of 14

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 Mr. C. Pat Lanyon


Character Attribute #13C Freedom

Review: God is Truth> He conforms to actuality or reality – to a perfect and true standard.

The Freedom of God’s Character -- In Relation to Prayer to Him

God is Freedom – Independence from all His creatures.

Scripture teaching this attribute: IS 40.13,14

13C. Free (One bound by none)

Isaiah 40:13-14

Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has taught Him? [14] With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him, And taught Him in the path of justice? Who taught Him knowledge, And showed Him the way of understanding?

Definition: "the absence of slavery; the ability to do and go as one desires," both physically and spiritually.

  • 1. Only God has Absolute Freedom. Isaiah 40:13– 14 (Above)
  • 2. Man does Not. The Old Testament World Operated in a Master – Slave Economy. This type of society is not condemned by God in either the Old or New Testament, but we see God expecting people to recognize when they are not to be bound by the relationship. See Leviticus 25, and 27.
  • 3. God Made Provision for Some Slaves Freedom in Certain Cases. This Freedom Acknowledged the Importance and Value of the Family as God created it.
    • Lev 25.10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
  • 4. We as Humans Live with A Sin-Nature that makes Us Slaves to an Evil Master.
    • Ro 6 Explains in detail: v. 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
    • NOTE THESE VERSES ESPECIALLY: 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
  • 5. Spiritually Speaking, Jesus Described this Freedom as Being Set Free by Knowing Truth. John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
  • 6. Christians Have Glorious Freedom Like God. Ro 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 1 Corinthians 7:22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
  • 7. Freedom Brings Unity. Col 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.
  • 8. We Can Continue In Freedom through obedience. Ga 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.


  • A. I should revere God because of His absolute Freedom. He has the right to do as He pleases in my life. It should create in me a humbleness before His presence.
    • Exodus 3.5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. And: Isaiah 6.1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. 4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
  • B.  I should promote the kind of Freedom that God Promotes.
  • C.  I can be free because the God of Truth has set me free from the Lies of Satan.
    • John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
  • D.  In relation to prayer, I can pray without sin hindering my prayer life.
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