It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1
I love America.
As an American, I am so thankful to live in this great nation of ours. I’m thankful that my father proudly served this country for twenty years in the United States Air Force not just to provide for our family, but primarily to serve this country that I love so much and are so grateful to our heavenly Father above for allowing me to be born here.
I’m thankful for the men and women that continue to serve and protect our God given freedoms and our constitution that was written over two hundred years ago. It saddens me and honestly angers me more that there are men and women who continue to trample upon and attempt to lower our standard as proud Americans while under the guise of political correctness and party affiliations.
But my dear friends, there is another freedom much higher than even these dear liberties that you and I enjoy every day.
I’m speaking of the freedom that Jesus Christ has bought and paid for by His precious blood when He gave the ultimate sacrifice of His life on the cross of Calvary. Christ came to free us from sin through His atoning sacrifice. Hebrews 2:14-15 tells us that Jesus “shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death-that is, the devil-and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death”
The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Christ paid the death penalty for us, freeing us from death row through His sacrifice. We have been set free, but, as Paul wrote, this freedom does not give us license or permission to continue to do the very things that brought on the death penalty (Romans 6:11-22). Paul wrote in Galatians 5:13, “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).
God’s calling frees us from wrong spiritual concepts. Galatians 4:3-7 says: “Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”
As you get together with family & friends today, please remember those that served and continue to serve to give us our freedom but most importantly, please remember the One that gave you the truest form of freedom ever known to mankind…
Your Freedom In Christ.
Happy Independence Day.
Please watch this great video by Mr. Charlie Daniels.
Remain blessed & highly favored,
Sadly our natural freedoms are eroding before our eyes. Happily, our “In Christ Jesus” freedoms will never die. As a side note, I’m a huge fan of Charlie Daniels