Real Freedom

In the US, we just celebrated Independence Day, commemorating the day we became a free and independent nation. That freedom isn’t perfect, at best it is a representation of true liberty. Nations rise and fall. However, genuine freedom is available to all regardless of the country where you reside.

Jesus Christ lived, died, and was resurrected to offer forgiveness of sins to all who will believe and repent of their sins. God’s ideation of pardoning humanity of our sins is woven throughout Scripture.

We symbolically see it represented in the Old Testament as God frees the Israelite nation, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, so that you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to live in freedom” (Leviticus 26:13, CSB).

It is spoken of in the New Testament, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17, CSB).

Jesus spoke of freedom while teaching in the synagogue, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed. . .” (Luke 4:18, CSB).

Dear Reader, do you live in this freedom? Have you experienced forgiveness of sins that provides true liberty? If so, it is worth celebrating with gratitude each day. If you have not experienced this “real freedom” I encourage you to seek God, repent of your sins, and accept His mercy today while there is time.

Prayer:
Dear Father God, thank you for giving me freedom from the bondage and judgment of my sins. You are just and reasonable. Pardoning my sins is a gift I do not deserve but gladly accept. Because of that gift, I can live in inexplicable freedom. Hallelujah!

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I am a follower of Jesus Christ, grandmother, great-grandmother, foster care parent, and trauma survivor. I enjoy sipping tea, writing devotionals, prayers, short stories, and unburdening my heart to the Lord. Check the About page if you want to read more of my story.

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10 thoughts on “Real Freedom

  1. Now that is real Freedom – hallelujah!
    Man’s freedom is a feeble thing in comparison to that of our Messiah.
    Thank you for this uplifting post Manette, may you be blessed in Him today sister. 🙏

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    1. Thanks, Keith, that is a great verse. Thanks for sharing.

      I once worked at a church that had an active prison ministry. In addition to taking teams inside the prison for ministering church services they produced a monthly newsletter. The newsletter was mailed to inmates who wanted to received it. John 8:36 was part of the logo header to the newsletter. I remember hearing testimonies of people redeemed by Grace. It was an interesting to observe the oxymoron of life. Prisoners who were truly free (in Christ) and free people imprisoned (to sin).

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    1. It wasn’t Prison Fellowship although I’m familar with their great work. This was a local ministry that visited the prisons in my home state.

      The newsletter articles were written by a former inmate who had served his time and agreed to a high level of accountability with the church leadership when he was released. Because of his previous crimes, by law, he was not permitted to reenter the prisons with the ministry teams. But he became the full-time writer after writing a few guest articles. The inmates identified with him. This man could write from experience of both sides having been someone who served time. God used his writing to soften the hard soil in many hearts.

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