It's Not Socialism It's Freedom From Things

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And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. — Acts 2:44-45

Some readers are quickly confused by what is happening here. This is not socialism or the redistribution of goods by the government. In fact, the government is not involved in this at all. This is a group of people who have gathered from all over the countryside, who now have needs because of their prolonged stay in Jerusalem proceeding Pentecost. A call to repentance temporarily hijacked their plans, and something new was being formed — the first New Testament church.

Instead, what we see here is evidence of true repentance. These followers were experiencing freedom in Christ, and as a result, they were experiencing freedom from things. We often fail to experience freedom in a world driven by marketing and materialism that drives us toward possession and power.

Do you want to experience what this church experienced? Freedom from things? Well, this type of freedom is not found in self-provision, government provision, or the redistribution of another's provisions. The freedom they had is found only in Christ. In slavery to Christ, we discover freedom from things, and what naturally proceeds is an indescribable generosity.

Are you ready to be free? Become a slave to Christ.

ASK THIS: Are you ready to be free.

DO THIS: Become a slave to Christ by either giving him your whole life. If you have done that, then give him that one more thing you have been holding onto. (Share what you want to give Christ in the comments below.)

PRAY THIS: God, I have been holding back. I want to be free from things!

PLAY THIS: Freedom.

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It's Not Socialism It's Freedom From Things

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12 thoughts on “It’s Not Socialism It’s Freedom From Things

  1. Ty Hankel says:

    God’s will is the only way.
    I pray God shows everyone their way.
    Even for us that may miss the hint a time or 2😔
    All blessings from God

  2. Collin Boggs says:

    My time, my plan, and my control. I’ve let life dictate my schedule, and then I try to control that which I didn’t plan. I give all 3 to Christ. My time is Yours for Your Plan because You are in control!

  3. Dennis James says:

    Lord God, back in 2009, I walked up to the alter as a backslid Christian, the Prodigal Son, and gave my life to You, I haven’t looked back. You created me on purpose for Your purpose, I pray that You continually find me worthy , Please continue to mold and shape me into what You want me to be. Amen.

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  4. Eddie Ackerman says:

    my money and my plans for it. God, please guide me with the indwelt Holy Spirit on what decisions to make as far as spending and paying back debts. Amen.

  5. Cory B says:

    My whole heart, not just the exterior or parts of it. My ego is holding on to the past or preventing me from pruning the parts of my life that give me temporary satisfaction. I pray for the courage and strength to cut ties with the things in my life that I know need to be pruned.

  6. John C. Gautreau, II says:

    3 Billionaires do not need to joyride to the edge of space when the world has so many hungry people also in need of decent living condition, healthcare, etc,
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    • Cliff says:

      Amen I agree 100%. We have gone wrong somewhere, all the money that people have in this world, and there are still hungry people, nowhere to live. I can’t imagine our glorious God is very happy with us.

  7. rick says:

    My Mom..God ..You are her caregiver.. take away my self pressure to make her happy..only You can do that

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