Free in Christ
I am free. Christ paid the highest price so that I could be free. Free to live this life for Him and with Him…free to walk with God, my Creator….free to love, learn to love as He loves, free to care as He cares.
The liberties with which I have gained by choosing Jesus are yours as well. You are free if you have given your life to Jesus. Do you believe in the One Who died for your sins, was buried, was resurrected after three days? Have you asked forgiveness for your sins? Do you believe in the Trinity…God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? They are One as they are Three. Have you asked Jesus into your heart?
If ‘yes’ is the answer to these questions, then you join me in being FREE in Christ!
“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Gal 5:1
Living in a country which allows many freedoms is wonderful, yet Christ is Who actually sets us free.
Yes, the Constitution of the United States gives us many rights and liberties.
Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment 13: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Amendment 14: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Amendment 15: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Amendment 19: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Amendment 26: The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
These are only a few of the rights allowed us as citizens of this country.
Those reading this from other countries may and may not have these things given to you. Whether or not, though, believing in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior gives you a freedom that others cannot claim until they know Jesus.
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32
to liberate, deliver, make free, set at liberty from the dominion of sin
(This Greek word is the same word in all the New Testament Scriptures I have used here on this post.)
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
Because the LORD has anointed me
To bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to captives
And freedom to prisoners;
To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. Isaiah 61:1-3
freedom; hence, spontaneity of outflow, and so clear:—liberty, pure.
(The Old Testament has this Hebrew word of similar meaning.)
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:22-23
Father God, I adore You and am so very grateful that you are in my life. I live under Your wings of power and protection. You hold me close, lifting me near. You have granted me this freedom to live for Your sake and not for mine. You ask me to keep my eyes on You and that is my desire, my goal. Forgive me when I fail You. I want to reflect Your Son to this world in which You have placed me. I want to fly freely. I have come to know, in this liberty that You have allowed, that I am Yours and Yours alone. I am free because I am Yours. For some, that would not be considered free, but I see it as so. I can fly because of You. I am Yours and want to live my life in You. I hold near to You as I learn to be obedient to Your calling for me. I love You, Lord. In the Name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8:2