Emancipated

Jesus answered them, “I can guarantee this truth: Whoever lives a sinful life is a slave to sin. A slave doesn’t live in the home forever, but a son does. So if the Son sets you free, you will be absolutely free.”

John 8:34‭-‬36 GW

Now you have been freed from sin and have become God’s slaves. This results in a holy life and, finally, in everlasting life.

The payment for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:22‭-‬23 GW

To love God means that we obey his commandments. Obeying his commandments isn’t difficult because everyone who has been born from God has won the victory over the world. Our faith is what wins the victory over the world. Who wins the victory over the world? Isn’t it the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

1 John 5:3‭-‬5 GW

Jesus is the Son of God.

Do you believe it?

Then receive the Holy Spirit of God and be set free from bondage to sin.

Jesus overcame the world.

He was tempted in all ways, but did not sin.

And to those who believe, He gives that same power.

We don’t have to give in to temptation and sin anymore.

We can resist the devil and he will flee from us.

Without faith, you’re powerless to overcome.

The Kingdom of God does not consist in words, but in power.

What kind of power do you have?

The Lord confirms His word with miracles, signs and wonders.

For too long, anemic faith has been preached.

What good is faith if it doesn’t set you free from the bondage of sin?

If it can’t do that, how could we expect that it will set us free from the grave?

I’m not interested in man’s wisdom.

I don’t care what the experts say.

I want the fullness of Christ.

I want to measure up to the standard.

I want to be a son of God.

I was telling someone the other day that people don’t often tell you the truth about giving your life to Jesus.

You’re not adding something to your life.

It will cost you.

It will cost you everything.

But soon you’ll realize.

Everything that you lost was worthless anyways.

Your illusion of power, control, and self-determination.

Lies from the enemy.

God is in control.

And God will not be mocked.

Letting go is freedom.

Children cannot enter into legal contracts.

Before Christ, we were slaves to sin.

Anything not done in faith is sin.

We had no faith.

We were blind to the truth.

We were deaf to the voice of God.

Faith in Jesus is freedom.

We become children of God.

God takes responsibility for our sins and our lives.

Jesus paid the debt we accrued with our sinful behavior.

We haven’t just been forgiven and then abandoned back into the mud, like a pig that’s washed and then returns to its wallowing.

We’ve been set free by the power of God.

The same power that raised Jesus from the grave lives in us.

Go proclaim freedom to the captives.

Set the prisoners free.

Anyone who doesn’t live in faith is a prisoner of sin.

Prisoners live behind walls.

Tear down the walls that separate you from Christ and your fellow human beings.

We are a new creation.

We are one in Christ.

There is one Body.

And one Head.

We’re all equal in Him.

Emancipated.

By the blood of Jesus.

He set you free for freedom’s sake.

Now, go.

And share the Good News.

And set the captives free.

The Spirit of the Almighty Lord is with me because the Lord has anointed me to deliver good news to humble people. He has sent me to heal those who are brokenhearted, to announce that captives will be set free and prisoners will be released.

Isaiah 61:1 GW

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