DIG for Monday the 18th of April…..no longer slaves, or are we…..Galatians 5 v 1

Prior to salvation all men are slaves to sin, in bondage to things of this earth and things of the enemy.

Once save we have of course been removed from slavery.

Or have we?

I like to think that once a man gives his life to the Lord he is removed from one form of slavery into another.

He becomes a slave to righteousness; he cannot escape from the fact that he now has right standing with God.

He becomes a slave to the love, mercy and compassion of God, from which he can never escape.

Instead of being a slave to sin and the enemy he becomes a slave to Christ.

If we are in slavery someone owns us, someone has responsibility over us.

Once saved we still have a lord and master, however this new Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, has a love, mercy and compassion for us.

Our new Lord and Master wants the best for us; He wants us to become slaves to healing, prosperity and abundance.

I don’t know about you but I am glad to be a slave; I am also eternally grateful that my new Lord and Master is Jesus Christ.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have moved from one form of slavery into another, and thank you that my new Lord and Master is Jesus Christ”.

Galatians 5 v 1…..Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage


DIG for Saturday the 2nd of January…..we are all a slave to something…..Philippians 1 v 1

In the message today I preached on the fact that we are all slaves; yes, everyone alive today is a slave.

There are two types of slaves in the world, and we are given descriptions in the epistle to the Romans.

You can be a slave to sin or you can be a slave to righteousness (Romans 6 v 16 to 18).

There are no options here you are either a slave (or servant) to one or the other.

It is like saying you are saved or not saved, you are a saint or a sinner; this is a black and white issue and you are one or the other.

If you are saved you have moved from being a slave to sin and are now a slave to righteousness.

Being a slave to righteousness is the same as saying you are a slave to Jesus Christ.

Paul declared that he was a slave to Jesus Christ in Philippians 1 v 1.

Slave (often translated as servant) comes from the Greek word “doo-los” and means someone who belongs to another.

I am so glad that I now belong to Jesus instead of belonging to the devil.

You see that is the choice, if we are saved we belong to Jesus, otherwise we belong to the enemy.

Whichever way we choose we are all slaves, but we get to choose!

I trust that as you are reading this you have chosen to belong to Jesus.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I can say I am a slave; a slave to Jesus Christ”.

Philippians 1 v 1…..Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons