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Saturday, December 14, 2013

You Shall Be Free Indeed

Do you like your freedom?  I doubt that there is anyone who doesn't.  Freedom may mean many things from going your own way without anyone telling you what to do.  It may mean freedom of speech, it may mean freedom to choose what ever you are going to do as a life work.  It may mean freedom to worship as you please, it may mean freedom from laws of different kind.  Some countries do not have the freedom that we have had.

How can we be free from laws?  There is a way and that way is Biblical, by obeying the laws of the land, we are free from them, they don't hover over us trying to keep us in line.  If someone insists on breaking the law, they are always on the look out for the law to stop them, pick them up and slap them in jail.  Is that freedom?  I don't think so, you would always be on the watch for someone to get you.

Romans 6:14,18  "For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.  And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness."  When we are free from sin, we are free from being under the law of God.  When we break the law, we are no longer free, just as it is with the laws of our land.  God's law has not been done away with, like a lot of people believe.  We are free from it as long as it doesn't condemn us.  Just like the laws of the land.  It is so simple to understand, put your thinking cap on and think it over, it really is simple.  God's will and ways are not hard, it is we the people that make it seem hard.  He wants us to experience freedom and we can in Him.

Romans 8:1  "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."  See how we are not condemned by the law as long as we are in Christ Jesus, walking in His Spirit.

Romans 8:36  "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."  There is no freedom in this world that compares with the freedom that we can have in Christ, none.  None of us are perfect, but we can be growing daily in Christ and be free moment by moment.  If we were expected to be perfect over night, that would certainly be overwhelming, but I do know of some who have overcome some terrible sins in their life in a moments time.  My son for one, he drank, chewed, smoked, swore, nothing was left out of his life that he wanted to do and say. He called me and wanted help to be a Christian again. When I suggested that He just bow in prayer and surrender it all to Christ, it was gone and he was free indeed.  We have to be sincerely repentant for that to happen but it does happen all the time.  Today he is still growing in Christ.

Are you ready to be set free and have perfect freedom in Christ?  It takes all the burden of living off your shoulders and puts in on Christ's and He is more than willing to take them.  Be free in Christ my friend and you will begin a new life of freedom from condemnation.  Grandma Joan

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