Free at Last!

Free at Last!

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Abraham Lincoln. There were many lives sacrificed in the name of freedom. Most of those brave individuals are nameless and forgotten. However, their actions are the reasons why we have such a diverse cultural.

Freedom is not free!Free at last

“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” (Romans 8:1, 2)

Free from some earthly situations are great, and we ought to thank the brave men and women for their sacrifice, because we couldn’t do what we do, if they didn’t do, and continue to do, what they are called to do. Moreover, Christ has set us free from eternal death and granted his children with eternal life. Now what are we doing in the name of being free?

The more we understand that this freedom is a gift that cost Christ his life. The quicker we can grasp that His love freed, and continue to free us from the bondage, and the yoke that the dark principalities and sinful nature has imposed on us. The more God can work His will through us, without sharing the glory.

Our job is to reflect the freedom that has already been done. Sadly, I have been incarcerated for poor decisions. I ate when they told me to eat, I went to bed when they told me to go to bed, they controlled my food selection etc… However, the day they released me I didn’t live under the umbrellas of the Penitentiary system.

Likewise in Christ, I’m free from my past, free from others opinions of me, free from my old “stinkin thinkin,”  but I should not use this freedom for opportunity for my own personal gain. Christians, we are free to love are neighbors, free to love our enemies, but even more we are free to love and serve God for eternity.

“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.” MLK – Chaplain Juan serves full-time at America’s Keswick and is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy. You can write Juan at jmendez@americaskeswick.org

Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 34-36; Mark 9:1-29

Think About This: Sin will usher in the greatest and the saddest losses that can be upon our souls. —Thomas Brooks

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:  Then David continued, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the Lord is finished correctly.” 1 Chronicles 28:20

 

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