“For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17, NLT)
There are many in this world today who suffer from different types of bondages, they lack freedom in their lives. I’ve always interpreted this passage in this way, the Spirit of the Lord lives in me, so if wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom, then wherever I go, there is freedom. I am, you are, carriers of freedom.
We have the ability to carry an atmosphere of freedom into bondage situations. You could walk into the darkest situation and break the chains of darkness because wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom and the Spirit of the Lord resides inside of you.
I challenge you to begin to walk with this mindset. Maybe it’s a co-worker you’re trying to encourage, a friend you’re trying to counsel, or someone you don’t even know and God has placed you in their path. Approach those situations as a carrier of freedom.
Many people that deal with bondages deal with attitudes of judgment and condemnation. I love The Message version of this Scripture. “They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it!” When you step into a situation with the attitude that you are a carrier of freedom, those you are ministering to will recognize that God is a living, personal presence. Condemnation and bondage will fall from their life.
Maybe you’ve read this Scripture the same way I have, or maybe this is the first time anyone has ever presented it this way to you. Either way, let’s be carriers of freedom.