Many of us can be held in bondage by the accuser without even realizing it. Jesus came to set the captives free (Luke 4:18). He came that we may have life, and life in abundance (John 10:10). This abundant life does not entail us going about our lives bound by the chains of oppression, what it entails quite the opposite. 2 Corinthians 3:17 tells us that “where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.” If we really take a step back and think about this, that means freedom is anywhere the believer goes, because in 1 Corinthians 3:16 the apostle Paul tells us “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” When taking these verses into consideration, we can see that freedom is something that is readily available to any believer. Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
I encourage you to invite Jesus into your heart and experience the freedom that only He can bring. Lay down your life before Him and let our great healer bring restoration to every area of your life.
I have included a few verses of Scripture below regarding freedom to support you along your journey. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about how to find freedom in Christ, or any other questions that you have.
Galatians 5:1 – “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."
Psalm 119:45 – “I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments."
Romans 6:22 – “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life."
Romans 8:1 – “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
1 Peter 2:16 – “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God."
Psalm 34:19 – “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all."
John 8:32 – “You will know the truth [Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6)], and the truth will set you free.”