Many are actually free, but their lack of understanding still keep them in bondage. Some are fierce, but they don’t know how to be free. They know how to enforce their deliverance, but they don’t know how to live free. The children of Israel got delivered from Egypt, but their minds were still caged by Pharaoh.
Fierce and Free
To be free, you need some level of fierceness. From the time of John, the Baptist, the kingdom of God suffers violence, and the fierce takes it by force.
There is a difference between exercising dominion and exercising freedom. Exercising dominion sometimes requires that you be fierce, while exercising freedom requires that you be free. Freedom isn’t just a state of being, it’s an act.