The Bondservant

—The Holy Spirit Ministries of All Nations—

The Bondservant

Prophetess Deborah Fatima Pires
I was called by the Lord Jesus Christ as a bondservant and I am committed to Jesus Christ permanently.

The Lord Jesus Christ had become a bond servant to fulfill his Mission in to the word. By right, as a believer, I legally belong to the Lord Jesus Christ who bought me with His precious blood.
 
For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10 NKJV)
Perpetual slavery of Hebrew men and women was prohibited under the Mosaic Law. A Hebrew man or woman can only be a slave for six years. In the seventh year, his master must let him go away free but not empty-handed.
Deuteronomy 15:13-14 – NKJV 
 13 “And when you send him away free from you, you shall not let him go away empty-handed;
 14 “you shall supply him liberally from your flock, from your threshing floor, and from your winepress. From what the LORD has blessed you with, you shall give to him. 
However, if the servant chooses not to leave his master because he loves him and his house, then his master would bring him to the judges in the land to publicly signify his intention.
Afterward, his master would take an awl and thrust it through his ear to the door, and then he would be his servant forever – a bondservant.
Exodus 21:1-6 – NKJV 
 1 “Now these are the judgments which you shall set before them:
 2 “If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years; and in the seventh he shall go out free and pay nothing.
 3 “If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him.
 4 “If his master has given him a wife, and she has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself.
 5 “But if the servant plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’
 6 “then his master shall bring him to the judges. He shall also bring him to the door, or to the doorpost, and his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him forever.
Without genuine love for his master and his house, a servant cannot give up his right under the law to walk away free with many gifts and instead choose to remain under perpetual submission to his master. Like the early followers of Christ, you are supposed not just to be a mere servant but a bondservant of Christ.
 
Choosing to be a bondservant of Christ implies willingness and determination to renounce, disown, deny, ignore or forget yourself and your selfish ambitions, dreams, and desires so that you may follow and serve the Lord Jesus.
You cannot be a bondservant of Christ if you still want to fully and firmly control your life. You need to give up your claim over your life and your possessions. Similarly, you cannot be a bondservant of Christ if you are still seeking to please men.
Paul said, “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” (Gal. 1:10 NKJV).
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A bondservant is a servant who freely, voluntarily, and consciously renounces his claim and right to freedom but instead chooses to remain perpetually under the yoke and authority of his master. Though he is free to go his ways, pursue his ambitions, dreams, and goals, and live to please himself, a bondservant chooses to go his master’s ways, pursue his master’s vision, and live only to please his master. Love is the primary thrust and motivation of a bondservant’s total sacrifice or surrender to his master!- Exodus 21: 5-6
Exodus 21:5-6 – NKJV 
 5 “But if the servant plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’
 6 “then his master shall bring him to the judges. He shall also bring him to the door, or to the doorpost, and his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him forever.   Deuteronomy 15:16-17 – NKJV   16 “And if it happens that he says to you, ‘I will not go away from you,’ because he loves you and your house since he prospers with you,  17 “then you shall take an awl and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also to your female servant you shall do likewise.

 
For our Lord Jesus Christ to come into the world to save us from our sins and reconcile us to God, He had to give up His rights and privileges as God the Creator and take the form of a bondservant upon Him.
Friend, if our Lord Jesus Christ had to become a bondservant to fulfill His mission in the world, how dare you think you can follow the Lord Jesus and fulfill the mission He has given you without you being a bondservant—laying aside your rights and privileges to serve God and His people in love and humility?
Jesus said, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23 NKJV).