The Best Freedom of All
Happy July 4th! A day, that if you live in the States, is dedicated to celebrating the independence of the United States. I am so thankful for the foundation of freedom that we can celebrate on July 4th. I am so grateful for each and every person who has served in honor to bring us freedom. But, I am also reminded of the freedom we can find in Jesus Christ. He has set before you a life free of bondage and sin. Yet there are too many believers in Christ who are not accessing this freedom that belongs to them!
Here are a few verses I love about freedom in Christ:
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17
“For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’” Romans 8:15
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19
Did you catch all that? You don’t have to be a slave to bondage or sin any longer! You have received the Spirit of adoption, not slavery! And wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom which means that freedom can be found anywhere!
I love what John 8:32 says, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” The truth will set you free! Your doctor can’t set you free. Your favorite tv show can’t set you free. Your church or pastor can’t set you free. But the truth can! Friends, it’s time to stop walking in slavery and bondage and it’s time to start walking in complete freedom!
However you spend your 4th I hope you know that you can find freedom in all areas of your life! And it’s not for one day a year, but every day! Blessings to you on this 4th of July!
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