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MADE FREE, TO MAKE OTHERS FREE, THINKING OF THIS E-E-E Duke Jeyaraj’s E-E-E Special Bible Devotion / July 4 2019 / American Independence Day

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Today as America celebrates its Independence Day, this Scripture comes to my mind: ‘They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them”’ (2 Peter 2:19). The False Teachers in Apostle Peter’s time were not truly free themselves – yet they promised freedom to others! We can be like them! Yes, America has been called the “land of the free and the home of the brave”! Yes, in America one has freedom when it comes EXPRESSION (only in this country can an immigrant make fun of the sitting president without any fear of his safety). Yes, America has freedom when it comes to the ECONOMY (in this country dignity of labour and the level of dignity of labour is unparalleled). But the question is do you, whoever you may be, do you have the all-important freedom with regard to ETERNITY? And that freedom comes only from a living, daily relationship with the only one who has never been a slave to sin – even Jesus Christ, the only God-in-flesh who died for us on the Cross and rose again from the dead. Having known this freedom, let us promise freedom for others who are still imprisoned by Satan and sin.

(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission. Find out more at http://www.dukev.org. Read Duke’s articles at http://www.dukewords.com).

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Duke Jeyaraj was born to missionary parents in Vellore, South India and was saved at the age of 11 and committed for ministry and received the Holy Spirit Baptism at the age of 13. God opened the door for him to preach first as a school boy at the age of 16. He is a trained Agricultural Engineer [B. Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad, India], who did not pursue a career in the line of his education but nevertheless enjoys growing cacti in the balcony of his rented Chennai flat, during his spare time! He could have been a sports commentator but prefers to wrap Bible Truth around sports magic moments and other interesting-to-Google Genners contemporary events. God’s call upon him made him utterly restless and he obeyed that call to by founding the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission) in 2006 to finally find serenity after having served as a International Bank Customer Service Executive/Youth Pastor/Bible College Teacher/Missionary/Youth Mag Editor. G4 Mission is not a church but an inter-denominational ministry to present-day people, a ministry which Duke works full time for, as an itinerant presenter/preacher/writer-at-residence since 2008 along with his wife, putting to use the formal theological training he received from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore-India [M. Div - a Gold Medal performance in 2001 & Doctor of Ministry - with project on Making Disciples of Modern Young Working Professionals Among India's Google Generation, World-wide]. Several Christian publications have carried Duke's articles over the years and at present Aim Magazine (the voice of  the Evangelical Fellowship of India an umbrella body of over 65,000 Indian churches/organisations), regularly carries Duke's writings. Duke's Bible-teaching book on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn and more called, Straight Talk, is presently available on Amazon and Google Books.  Duke has preached by invitation beyond his national borders (we are talking about nations such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Germany, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates). Duke is called a 'Reverend' by a leading denomination (even as his ministry remains indepedent and inter-church).  Duke is called ‘dad’ by Dale (now a St. Stephen's Delhi student) and Datasha (now in Class 9) and ‘hubby’ by Evangelin (the daughter of a missionary couple to Odisha who is a hospital admin grad currently studying M. A. in Biblical Studies with SAIACS Bangalore) and calls Chennai, India, his current home after living in Hyderabad till June 2021. In case your curiosity is triggered by hearing all this, you may checkout www.dukewords.com [if you are the reading plain text type], www.soundcloud.com/shoutaloud [if you are part of the audio-listening tribe] and www.youtube.com/visitduke [if you group yourself with the video-steaming generation])

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