It is 4th of July weekend: Fireworks, Barbecue, Red, White, and Blue everywhere, Flags, “God Bless America.” Yes, there are people who fought for freedom but not everyone receives freedom at the same time. There are various people groups who still struggle for freedom in 2017. But the beautiful thing is Jesus already established freedom for all 2,000 years ago. Anyone who is in Christ is FREE!!! We can scamper with the assurance of the freedom of Jesus. Yes, we still live in a fallen world but we have a hope and a future…and freedom.
Justice and Freedom will be in Heaven with the Giver of Freedom. I leave you with Scripture of Freedom:
2 Corinthians 3:17-Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Hebrews 12:1-2-Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
John 8:36-So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Galatians 5:13-14-You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Galatians 5:1-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.
Ephesians 3:12-In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.