Our children are not “our” children, but have been entrustedto us. The Lord wants them overseen with the devotion of agovernor or governess who is entrusted with the child of a king,an heir to the throne.To voluntarily become a slave is the ultimate commitmentthat can be made in this world. That is what it really means toembrace the cross. Those who are truly bond servants do notlive for themselves, but for their Master. These are the oneswho receive the Lord’s mark.We are free to go on living for ourselves and receive manyblessings from the Lord, but it is the ultimate folly. Those whoBREAKING THE POWER OF EVIL78
are truly wise and mature in the ways of the Kingdom do notjust seek blessings—they seek to be the habitation of the mani-fest presenceof the Lord. The Lord blesses many things that Hewill not inhabit.THEBENE FITSO FBONDSE R VIC EThe Lord is the best Master that one could ever have; Heis better even than we are as masters of our life. The life of abond servant is the most fulfilling, the most interesting, andthe easiest life that we could ever live on the earth. The factthat it is the “easiest” does not necessarily mean that it will beeasy, but it will certainly be much easier than if we try to runthings ourselves.When we become a bond servant, we trade our meagerbank accounts for His inexhaustible resources. This does notmean that we can go on a spending spree. Rather, when wehave fully entered into the life of a bond servant, all of our fi-nancial worries will be forever over—unless we drift from thiscommitment. As our Master, He will take care of us. He willlead us through times when we need to grow in faith, but aslong as we know we are being led by Him, these trials truly arejoy because we know that they are leading us to greater au-thority and responsibility in His Kingdom. Only as His bondservants can we truly come to know the Lord as our Source.The key to our survival in this time is being a bond servant tothe Lord. Every master is obligated to provide for his slaves,and we have the most dependable Master of all. He will takecare of His own.Being a bond servant of the Lord is to become His slave,but it is also the greatest freedom we can ever know in this life.When we are united with Him, by taking His yoke, we die to thisTHEULTI MATEID O L ANDT HEULTI MATEFREEDOM79
world just as He did. When we are truly dead to the world,there is nothing the world can do to us. It is impossible for adead man to fear, to be offended, or to feel remorse because heloses some of his possessions. To the degree that we fear theloss of our possessions or positions is the degree to which weare still not dead to these things. Again, the enemy uses fear tobind us just as the Lord uses faith to set us free.