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The outside world may only see the restrictions, but we experience the pure, undiluted, expressive and creative freedom under His reigning care. The Sacrificial Blood of the Lamb is the only weight we carry as we remain humbly bowed before our King and He shepherds us through each and every moment, of every day. Our praises are louder than the noise around us and even the thoughts, which will sometimes attempt to creep within our minds. This is a practice that we have done so often that our minds now dwell in His perfect peace as the Holy Spirit intimately safeguards it through the use of our own self-control and self-discipline, by instructing us in the handling of the loose rubble often thrown in our way. Things, times, circumstances, and situations, as we physically know them, will always change, but our Abba, the Great I Am, the Creator of All things, is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, and doesn’t. Nor does our King Shepherd, ‘Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.’ (Hebrews 13:8) We live in a world with free-will choices as well as the consequences of them, and it often takes a limited timetable, strictly limiting situations, limited resources, and even limited support in order to fine-tune our inner eyes and ears to truly see His limitless ways, as only the Holy Spirit can privately show us. We experience His joy while the things of the flesh do not appear joyful; we experience His peace while the things of the flesh are in turmoil; we experience and dwell in His hope when the things of the flesh dwell in uncertainty; we experience and receive His limitless provision when the things of the flesh simply do not add up, nor are readily available; we experience His faithfulness because we know the things of the flesh are simply unreliable. Under King Jesus, the veil no longer covers our hearts because our Sovereign Abba is now able to intimately stay close to us while the Sacrificial Blood of the Lamb actively coats us, and we obediently follow our King Shepherd. ‘Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.’ (2 Corinthians 3:16-18) Without the veil over our hearts, we are able to openly receive His perfect love. ‘There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love Him, because He first loved us.’ (1 John 4:18-19) This doesn’t mean fear doesn’t attack, because it will. However, it is what we obediently do about it, when it does, that is crucial and vital to safeguarding our environment within. And what do we do? Well, through a protectively, rigid self-control, we self-discipline our minds and immediately turn within to King Jesus while we wait for the Holy Spirit to comfort our minds by Abba’s pure, undiluted Truth. ‘If you love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.’ (John 14:18) Praise King Jesus, we live in His victoriously, reigning freedom which is only ever dependent on Him!