Freedom in Christ
I have had the privilege of leading a person to salvation. I’m sure many of you have had this same privilege as well. The release from sin is exhibited on the face of a new believer in a smile, with tears, an expression of pure joy, among a vast array of other visible signs.
The Scriptures tell us that this acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior gives many freedoms to the new believer. Freedoms that cannot be granted by national legislatures or in courtrooms. Here are some to consider:
Romans 8:1 proclaims that freedom from guiltis ours to receive. The release of guilt from past sins is accomplished for those who ask Jesus Christ to forgive them of their transgressions. As the new believer walks in this freedom from guilt, Romans 10:11 promises freedom from shame. The sin is gone, the shame is gone, a clean slate is given to the new believer.
As the believer is nurtured and matures in their relationship with Jesus Christ, Galatians 4:7 speaks of freedom to relate to God as His child and His heir. The new believer is now a Child of the King! All the rights and all the privileges of being a child of God are now afforded to this new believer without any reservation.
Jesus Christ has promised freedom to enter the gates of heavenin John 14:2-3. When this earthly life is complete, our eternal life will begin! Lastly, 2 Timothy 1:10 promises freedom from the fear of death. The peace offered by this eternal freedom is worth sharing to a lost and dying world.
Church of God World Missions seeks out the lost, and through Jesus Christ offers these freedoms to a dark and dying world. Please help us Send the Light!
Freedom from guilt. (Romans 8:1)
Freedom from shame. (Romans 10:11)
Freedom from God’s wrath. (1 Thessalonians 5:9)
Freedom from fear of death. (2 Timothy 1:10)
Freedom from bondage to sin. (Romans 6:14)
Freedom from the curse of the law. (Galatians 3:13)
Freedom from legalism. (Galatians 5:1)
Freedom from Satan’s dominion. (Colossians 1:13)
Freedom to approach God. (Hebrews 10:19)
Freedom to relate to God as His child and His heir. (Galatians 4:7)
Freedom to partake and enjoy every spiritual blessing. (Ephesians 1:3)
Freedom to bring our concerns and requests to God. (Philemon 4:6)
Freedom to walk with God throughout life. (2 Corinthians 6:15-17)
Freedom to authentically love others. (1 John 4:7)
Freedom to live out God’s purposes in your life. (Ephesians 2:10)
Freedom to enter the gates of heaven. (John 14:2-3)