Oppression reigns in any realm outside of God. When we break loose from the Lord or merely step to one side of Him (out of alignment with His Lordship and reign over us) we enter territory alien to and undesignated for our survival and well being.
That's not a place for me.
God wants us to romp and play and enjoy His Being and ourselves all within the realm of freedom He's designed especially for us. The Kingdom of God is Righteousness, Peace, and JOY in Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth; Jesus the Christ is Truth. You see what I'm saying.
That's the realm for me.
To me, turning away from God's Spirit is like stepping outside an oxygen-rich atmosphere and inhaling a clump of cyanide gas. I'm not sure how many breaths I'd even be able to take before certain collapse and death ensued... probably before I hit the ground. Why flirt with death when fun and freedom are so readily available from the One Who tailored them just for me?
God and His great mercy rescued me from a dark time of inhaling only poison and destruction to my soul. I certainly would have gone to hell had His loving Hand of liberty not cast its shadow over me. He spoke into the dark cloud of my life and brought restoration and order, and I will never step away from Him again - not even for an instant - no matter what (or who) it costs me. What on earth for? As the saying goes, "I know on what side my bread is buttered..."
So true, and my daily living genuinely reflects it.
With Daddy I am free to learn about who He fashioned me to be; that atmosphere exists nowhere else, and I am wholly fascinated by it. I'm so grateful for the constant healing He brings to my soul and for the freedom He continually breathes upon me. What He does for one, He'll do for all. Why let any other atmosphere in, ever?
Abba's freedom is the place for me.
"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."