Isaiah 49; When are we truly free?

Prior to coming into faith relationship with God through Christ we are not completely free as we do not have the capacity to choose to follow the empowering leading of the Holy Spirit.  After coming into faith relationship with God through Christ our humanity and human spirit is washed, regenerated and renewed.  Additionally the Holy Spirit comes to live within us, fully sealing us once for all.  Now we are completely free as we can now choose to appropriate the ministry of the Holy Spirit within us as a volitional decision (see Romans 8).  In Isaiah 49:1-13 we see God’s servant Israel (with foreshadowings to Messiah) called to  ministry.  In the same way God calls us (elected and effectually called, then redeemed and regenerated by Him) to serve Him.  With a redeemed human spirit and the Holy Spirit within us we can choose to respond to His call and serve Him.  That is freedom…

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