How Wonderful it is to be Free!

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Oh, how wonderful it can feel to be free! You may be enjoying freedom from debts, freedom from disease, have freedom of speech, freedom from imprisonment, etc., but do you believe you can have freedom from sin even while you are in these natural human bodies? With sin being rampant all around you, how do you suppose you can escape it? Do you have power within yourself to accomplish this? Of course you do not. Due to the committing of sin by the world’s first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, when they disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden by eating of the forbidden fruit. We all since then were born with sin reigning in our hearts. (Genesis 2:16-17 and Genesis 3). You may say that’s not fair. Why should I suffer because of them? Fortunately, that is not the end of the story.

Yes, we all were born with sin in our hearts and have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). No its not abracadabra, now we are free from sin; but just as through one man (Adam) sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all people likewise, through one man, Christ Jesus, we can gain freedom from sin and receive eternal life in glory (Romans 5:12). For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son (Jesus) to die for our sins. Whosoever believeth in him should have everlasting life rather than everlasting damnation. (John 3:16).

What is your role in this? You must confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead (Romans 10:9-10). You will be saved.

Does that mean we will never do anything sinful again? No, but if we confess our sins, God is willing to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9). If we are cleansed from them, we have freedom from them.

So, do you feel that we shall continue in sin, because God’s grace through Jesus is available? Again the answer is no. (Romans 6:1‐2). Upon acceptance of Christ, a growing process should take place. We should become more aware of our actions and separate ourselves more and more from our sinful ways (Romans 6:13-23).

We may have previously lived our lives as listed in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: fornicators, thieves, drunkards, effeminate, idolaters, and so on. 1 Corinthians 6:11 says such were some of you before you accepted Christ and received the holy spirit. Know that whosoever calls on the name of the Lord with sincerity shall be saved and freed from sin. (Romans 10:13). Once you are freed, stand in the liberty wherewith Christ has made you free and do not allow the yoke of sin to entangle you. (Galatians 5:1). Understand that Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sins and we must walk worthy to appreciate the price he paid and accept this great freedom. Practice walking in the fruit of the spirit as listed in Galatians 5:22-23.

We cannot, on our own, experience freedom from sin, but only through Jesus Christ it can be a done deal. He is willing and able to help us. Enjoy your freedom!

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