23rd & 24th April
“So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.”
Jesus said in John 10:10, that the enemies purpose is to steal, kill and destroy, yet His purpose is to give us life and life in all of its fullness. Yet what does that look like for a believer? It means freedom!
We, as believers and followers of the resurrected Christ, have been given freedom from the bondage that sin brings, the condemnation, the lies, the hurts and the bitterness. We no longer have to hold on to those things but can live as free people. The Apostle Paul, in Romans 6:6 puts it like this, “we know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.” We are free. We are free to live shackle-less lives. We do not have to be bound by sins grasp.
Being free, gives us a platform to be who we are supposed to be in Christ. We longer have to hide behind the masks of ‘fitting in to look cool’ to a sinful world but rather when our identity is found in Christ, there is no one we have to impress anymore. We know we are loved and accepted by Christ. Period. This knowledge gives us the ability to live free lives. We can be all that God intended us to be. Free from all that caged us in!
So, as Jesus said, If the Son sets you free, YOU ARE FREE INDEED!