Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36 NKJV
I have cable television and internet access. I could find something seductive to watch. That could lead to surfing pornography on the internet. I could lose myself in sexual fantasy without ever leaving my home.
My wife would not know what I have done. The Lord would. He would expose my sin. The Lord would bring me to repentance. God would forgive me. That would all happen at a later date. I would wallow in the filth of sin today.
Like a dog returning to eat His vomit I could choose to live in bondage.
None of these things will happen today. I will not live in sin today. I do not have to live in sin today. Neither do you. Jesus set me free. If Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior you are free today.
Sometimes Christians return to the bondage God delivered them from. They have believed one lie or another that causes them to give up their freedom and place themselves back in bondage.
The only way to expose a lie is with the truth. The only weapon that can defeat a lie is the truth. The way to identify a lie is to know the truth.
If you have been born again by the Spirit of God sin has no hold on you!
God delivered me from bondage to drug addiction. I had been clean and sober for many years. One day I caught my teenage sons smoking pot. Instead of throwing it away I smoked it. I did it because I believed a lie.
I believed no one would ever know. I believed I could do it once without ever craving it again. I believed there would be no consequences. I was wrong. I quickly became a slave to the sin God delivered me from.
One Sunday morning I realized I did not need to be set free from sin. I was already free. The Spirit of God in us is stronger than any addiction that afflicts us!
You are free to receive all that God offers today!
God offers you an abundant life. He offers you the freedom to receive His love and blessing. God offers you the safety of living in His perfect will and obeying His commands.
God offers you the freedom to share His love with people who need to know how much He loves them!
Jesus set you free to live love and laugh. Live your life for Jesus. Love your neighbor. Rejoice, Jesus loves you!
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