It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
Free in christ
Jesus set you free. It’s as simple as that. You are no longer a slave to your sin, selfishness, fear, or past failures. As a free person in Jesus Christ, never allow anyone to put you back under bondage.
In the United States, we revel in our freedom. We are blessed to live in a country where we can express our faith in God and Jesus without fear of retaliation.
Unfortunately, even though we live in a free country, many people still live in bondage to their hearts. They live as slaves to their fear, failures, and desires.
Spiritual bondage can be just as limiting as physical bondage. A person in spiritual bondage may be free to pursue their purpose, dreams, and plans but never even try. Their spiritual chains keep them from all God has for them.
Christ set you free. The chains of your sin have been broken. You no longer live in bondage. Christ came into this world to give you freedom. He set you free from your past, free from your fears, and free to be all God created you to be.
The word “free” here means liberty. It is the freedom to live at a higher level. It’s the freedom to live the empowered life Christ promised.
So many Christians live by the law. They have a set of rules they follow. If they break the rules, they feel guilty and ashamed. When they sin, they beat themselves up and promise to try harder. They live the Christian life relying on their strength alone. It’s all about how hard they try and how well they perform. Christ set you free from that type of living.
Christ empowered and freed you to live not by a set of rules but in a loving relationship with Jesus.
Look at that promise once again.
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1
Make these declarations today.
In Jesus Christ, I have freedom.
I am not under the law or any set of rules.
I live in an empowered, loving relationship with Christ.
I will not allow myself to be brought back under the bondage of religion.
In Jesus’ Name,
Since Jesus set you free, never go back to the bondage of guilt and shame. Instead of living by a list of rules, live in a loving relationship with Jesus. He is the one who died for you on the cross to purchase your freedom.
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What has Jesus set you free from?(Share your thoughts in the comments below)
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