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 “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.”
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 – “Let me be clear, the Anointed one [Jesus] has set us free—not partially, but completely and wonderfully free! We must always cherish this truth and stubbornly refuse to go back into the bondage of our past.”
Psalm 119:45 – “I will walk with you in complete freedom, for I seek to follow your every command.” This is the psalmist (writer) speaking to the Lord.
Romans 6:22 – “But now, as God’s loving servants, you live in joyous freedom from the power of sin. So consider the benefits you now enjoy—you are brought deeper into the experience of true holiness that ends with eternal life!”
Romans 8:1 – “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
1 Peter 2:16 – “As God’s loving servants, you should live in complete freedom, but never use your freedom as a cover-up for evil.”
Psalm 34:19 – “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”
John 8:32 – “For if you embrace the truth [Jesus is the truth (John 14:6)], it will release more freedom into your lives.”