INDEPENDENCE DAY AND FREEDOM IN JESUS
Jul 03, 2008
This is July 4th celebration. It is also Independence Day. It Celebrates the freedom this country was afforded in coming out from under the often oppressive rule of the English throne. Freedom in any form of government is a precious commodity.
For Christians freedom is only found in the Truth that is in Jesus Christ. Understanding that the Triune God LOVES us and has done EVERYTHING in Jesus necessary to take us into His Triune life forever is truely what Jesus meant in John 8:31-32, "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you FREE." We are there! Sin has been conquered in Jesus and there is NO condemnation of any kind for us humans who are all God's children.
Knowing Jesus unshackels us from oppressive, confining, chocking, legalism found in 'religion' in any number of Christian churches and other religions as well. Do this. Don't do that. Keep this. Keep that. Do it good enough and you can remain in the good graces of Jesus and be saved.
Knowing that we all have been saved, redeemed, reconciled, adopted and included in the life of The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit since 'before the foundation of the world' , totally forgiven, liked, and loved as well, is truly FREEDOM.(Ephesians 1:3-14).
Salvation is assured. It is secure. We are loved and The Father's desire is for all of us to come to know this truth of Who we are in Jesus and live forever with Him in the glories of the Heavenly realms.