Expressions of Faith: It’s time to be free

Rev Monterey D Lee

Rev. Monterey D. Lee, Sr.

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed,” John 8:36 KJV.

Freedom is the desire of nearly every person on this earth. Today many people think they are free, but some don’t realize they are doing things that actually put them in bondage. Jesus Christ is the only one who can give you true freedom.

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh,” Galatians 5:1.

There is nothing else on this earth that can bring deliverance as Jesus can. Let’s ponder some things that result in bondage. One of these is lust that we have hidden for many years. We find no victory, and we fail repeatedly in this area. Rebellion is the sin of divination that can bring us into such bondage because we rejected the word of the Lord.

The only things that can free us are the prayers of others to help us find victory through Jesus. Rebellion is opposition to authority. Rebellion can become violent for it always begins in the heart. Rebellion against God’s authority was humanity’s first sin and continues to be our downfall. Our sinful natures do not want to yield to the authority of another, even God. We want to do things our own way, and that rebellion in the human heart is the root of all sin. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23.

If we are in bondage to ungodly things, we need deliverance that will come only through a life surrendered to Jesus Christ. Being unforgiving has bound us so tightly in sin that we can’t go forward in life. Yearning for the world’s pomp and pleasure will put us in a cage. Pride has always been the center of attention to sin.

If we see our need and want deliverance at any cost, Jesus will set us free. Sometime true freedom does not come until we humble ourselves and confess our sins. Confession and repentance are indispensable to finding true liberty in Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord, and He can set you free—free indeed to live in obedience to the word of God, which brings fulfillment and joy that only Jesus can give.

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