Where would our country be without freedom? The world looks at Christians as if we are not free, but living under the dictatorship of a hard-to-please God. This could not be further from the truth; in Christ we have been set free!
Just like in the USA, not every American citizen had to fight for our country’s freedom. When a new baby is born in the United States, he or she does not have to go out and win their freedom, they just receive what those before them accomplished.
Accepting Christ is a similar notion, when you become a Christian you do not have to go and fight the devil to obtain freedom from sin. Jesus already won the keys to death and the grave (Revelation 1:18) and has declared you free from sin and righteous before God! Jesus has done His part, but as believers we still have an obligation; we must receive everything that Christ did for us to walk in the freedom of the Lord.
When Jesus was crucified He not only freed us from sin, He freed us from all sickness and disease, poverty, depression, and all oppression and bondage of the devil. If someone were to come and try to overthrow the American government and turn our country into a dictatorship, there is no way it would work!
Yet today, there are Christians walking around as defeated slaves letting the devil rule in their lives.
Galatians 5:1says, “So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.”
It is our responsibility to not only accept what Jesus did for us, but to stay free by reading the Bible and walking in the light of His Word.
This next week as we celebrate our country’s independence, remember the One who ultimately set you free and gave you your independence from every evil work of this world.
“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” ~ John 8:36