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HOW TO BREAK CONTROLLING POWERS 9 – Follow After Righteousness

Read Isaiah 51:1-2 from your Bible

The word “follow” connotes the presence of certain instructions.

What God wants to do in your life these last days requires that you follow after righteousness. For God to establish that restoration, you must follow after righteousness.

“Ye that follow…” Righteousness is a thing to be followed. It’s a commandment that must be followed. It’s an order that you follow, if you must be free from the entanglements of sin.

Paul said in Philippians 3:12:

“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after…”

Isaiah 51:7 says:

“Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness…”

Righteousness is a thing to know. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

So, righteousness is a thing to follow after and a thing to learn, so you can know. When that is in place, everything else works.

Isaiah 3:10 says:

“Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him…”

That is, it shall be well with his business, his home, his children, and with everything that has to do with him.

Righteousness is the master key to fulfilment. It is a thing to learn above other things, because it makes every other thing to work.

1 John 3:7 tells us:

“Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.”

He that “doeth”, not he that “talketh”! It’s a thing to do.

“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.” (1 Peter 1:15)

It’s a thing to be. So you follow, you learn, you do and you be. “Be” gives expression to your power of choice.

If God said, “Be”, it means He has put everything in you to “be”, if only you choose to.

Now, I want you to appreciate the fact that right on the cross of Calvary, sin lost its dominion over your life. Therefore you can make your choice, when it comes to the issue of sin.

If you choose to be holy because God has put in you all it takes to be holy, He will establish it in you.

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