True Freedom

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What is true freedom?

Freedom is to live in Christ. In Christ we have been set free from many things that would enslave us. It is our acknowledgment of what God has done for us in Christ that causes us to walk in that freedom. God has freed us from fear, worry, sickness, disease, poverty, barrenness, drought, defeat, bad relationships, insecurities, distress, sorrow, pain, the curses that came from not following God, from being down & out, from not being able to enjoy the fruit of our labor, from sin, and of course, from hell.

The key to walking free is realizing Christ Jesus paid the price, embracing what He did and acting on it.

Because God has freed us does not mean these things are not presented to us. The key to walking free is realizing Christ Jesus paid the price, embracing what He did and acting on it. For example, someone could tell you that there is a gift waiting for you at a particular location. If you never went to that place to retrieve the gift, it would just sit there. Let’s say you retrieved the gift, but didn’t use it. The same thing would occur. The gift would sit gathering dust.

When we receive Christ as Lord and Savior, we are like the person who went to the location to accept the gift. If we do not embrace what He has done for us and continue to live the way we did before receiving Christ, we are like the person who got the gift, but never used it. True freedom is realizing what he accomplished on the cross and walking the way he did. We put ourselves in bondage when we do what our flesh wants, instead of heeding to the voice of Holy Spirit.

God has been so good to us.

He made a way and gave us everything we needed to accomplish His goals for our lives. It was never God’s design for us to experience all the pain we might be faced with in our lifetime. From the foundation of the world it was His plan for His creation to live life as He lives it. Jesus came to restore that which was stolen from us in the Garden of Eden. He accomplished it on the cross. It is up to us to walk out the victory He gained for us. He came to give us life and that more abundantly. (John 10:10)

As those of us in America celebrate our freedoms as Americans, we should know we have a much greater freedom in Christ Jesus and be thankful for it.


CONFESSION

I cried out to the Lord in my suffering, and He heard me. He set me free from all my fears.

I cried out to the LORD in my suffering, and he heard me.
He set me free from all my fears.

Psalm 34:6


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