Do you know that we would appreciate the freedom we enjoy even more if we had ever visited a prison yard? especially some of the riskiest prisons on the entire planet.
One of the reasons Jesus Christ died and was resurrected was to give us freedom and eternal life in abundance.
Many of us are not aware of what Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross of Calvary. This is not just some Bible story.
A divine exchange happened on the cross for our sake.
Jesus went to Satan after he died to retrieve the power he had taken from Adam and Eve in the garden and gave it to us.
We received it the day we confess with our mouths that Jesus was the Son of God.
From that day we were free from shame, sickness, poverty the list goes on.
It is God’s wish for us to prosper in every area of our lives. We know that life has its ups and down
But our confidence comes from everything that has been written in the spoken word of God which is in the Bible.
We must come into the understanding that everything we ever need that pertains to life and godliness is ours. That is freedom in Christ right there.
We have been given the liberty to speak life into our health, finances, relationships, jobs, and family—the list goes on.
God’s word has the creative ability to change any situation.
The Spirit is the one who gives life! Human strength can do nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are from that life-giving Spirit.John 6:63 CEV
However, we can only truly experience this kind of freedom when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior in our lives. I know that might sound cliche.
Contrary to the opinion that when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, it’s boring all the way. Hello! Have you met the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit of God is the one who renews our minds through the power of God’s Word.
Quite a number of us are still prisoners of our mistakes, low self-esteem, unforgiveness, anger, lust, and the list goes on.
But when we understand that our freedom has already been paid for, the way we see ourselves will most definitely change.
What Does The Bible Say About Freedom
When we study the scriptures about freedom, we will discover the true meaning of God’s love. His love for us never changes, despite our mistakes.
“At last, we have freedom, for Christ has set us free! We must always cherish this truth and firmly refuse to go back into the bondage of our past.”Galatians 5:1 TPT
If God hadn’t condemned us, then why do we dwell so much on what we did wrong rather than the love and forgiveness of our heavenly father?
There will be people who might try to remind us of where we used to be because they find joy in our brokenness.
This is why God told Joshua
This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to act in accordance with all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall be successful.Joshua 1:8 NRSV
Confessing, believing, and walking 👣 in the truth of God’s Word makes the difference. Keep confessing what God says about you in his word.
What is freedom given by God?
God has given us freedom from the powers of darkness. When we don’t know what the scriptures say about our freedom,
We will keep going around life in circles. It is the right application of God’s word that brings true freedom.
Bible Verses about Freedom In Christ
If you are in doubt about what freedom you have in Christ, here are five scriptures about freedom in Christ to encourage you.
Galatians 3:13 NCV
Christ took away the curse the law put on us. He changed places with us and put himself under that curse. It is written in the Scriptures, “Anyone whose body is displayed on a tree is cursed.”Galatians 3:13 NCV
Are you currently dealing with any generational pattern you’ve observed in your family?
The answer is in the Word of God. I can say that a million times. Therapy is great, but we overcame the devil with the blood of Jesus Christ and the words of our testimony.
Remember, when Jesus was on the cross He said, “IT IS FINISH”
That includes every problem you could think of.
Matthew 11:28 CEV
If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest.Matthew 11:28
Do you burden yourself with “unrealistic expectations from people?” We are waiting for other people to give us the answers we don’t have.
We bend our backs for people and expect them to do the same. It is great to have a community, but our confidence and trust are in God.
2 Corinthians 3:17 GNT
Now, “the Lord” in this passage is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is present, there is freedom.2 Corinthians 3:17 GNT
Every time we make a promise to God not to sin, our flesh (our self) struggles to live right. For instance, if you decide not to watch movies with sex scenes in them,
Unfortunately, you stumbled on a movie online and the trailer seemed clean, only to be 30 minutes in and there is sex in it. 🙁Whoopsie!
At that point, you feel guilty. But, we are not supposed to do life without the Holy Spirit.
An intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit gives us the spirit of discernment.
But we must be willing to obey Him and not second guess His leading, or we will fall into temptation.
Ephesians 3:12 (NIV)
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.Ephesians 3:12 NIV
This scripture on freedom and liberty encourages us to approach God as a father and not as a jailer. Waiting for Him to judge us.
God is love, and He is the embodiment of love. When we don’t have a relationship with God, we approach Him based on other people’s opinions about Him.
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Romans 8:1 NIV
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,Romans 8:1 NIV
Pastor Joseph Prince once taught his daughter that when someone talks about her behind her back,
She should find out whose opinion it was. Was it from God or her peers? If it’s coming from her peers, she shouldn’t be bothered because what God says about her is more important.
We should not take the opinion of others as an ideal.
What did Paul say about freedom?
Back in the day, people were more concerned about keeping the law of Moses.
These laws, though given by God, were misrepresented by the people of Israel and were passed down from one generation to the next.
Due to the absence of the Holyspirit guiding them, people would sin against God intentionally and get cleansed with the blood of animals.
This is the reason Paul said in Galatians 5:13 NLT
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.Galatians 5:13 NLT
Freedom, according to Paul, means that we should not use freedom as an excuse to sin because we often misinterpret the true meaning of freedom.
Our freedom should begin with knowing the Lord and doing his word with the help of the Holyspirit. Trying to please God through our human effort is a waste of time.
What does God say about freedom?
God is saying to you that the price for our freedom has already been paid through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The reason why we might be bound is that we lack the knowledge of the word of God. Let’s get back to the scriptures and discover what God has done for us.