Thank God for the natural freedom we enjoy in our various countries, thank God for the various men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to provide us with those freedom. But even at that, teenagers, certain religious factions, and other disgruntled group of people are just some of those who talk about wanting more “freedom” but even though our country may have some problem and certainly isn’t perfect, we should still be grateful for this great nation.
But what does it really mean to live free? Are we thoroughly free just because will live in a free country. And are basically able to do as will please within the law? No that is a form of freedom but not really freedom.
“If the son therefore shall make you free, ye are free indeed,” (john8:36). We are really free, and free indeed when the son set us free, even someone in prison can be truly free in Christ. This type is not base upon whether we are free to go where we are please to go or else. The freedom is base on one man Jesus.
Using the word free as an acrostic F.R.E.E we can see how this freedom is obtained.
- We must have faith in God:-many people claim to have have faith in some sort of god some people worship inanimate objects, such as the sun or the Moon, others worship false God’s such has Buddha or Mohammed. For some people Rich’s and pressures, or possession are their God (whatever people praised more highly than any other thing is a God to them) but to be free you must have faith in one true God. God the father of our lord Jesus Christ. Faith in God set us free from bondage of sin and death.
- We must RELY on God:-“commit thy way unto the lord; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.” When the chain of insecurity, fear and doubt bring is Serge on us we can trust him to bring is plan to pass in our life. We can trust him to meet our needs (phil4:19)we can trust him to protect us (ps91)
- We must enlist in God’s plan:-Matthew 9:37 says,”the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few,” to enjoy true freedom. We must be busy about our fathers work, many people are too busy pursuing there own plan. But in view of all God has blessed us with, we should devote some of our time to work for him- helping others, ministering to the needy, reaching the lost, and so FORTH. And we should be consecrated to do what he wants us to do and go where he wants us to go.
- True freedom comes from knowing that you have ETERNAL LIFE with God:-many people live in fear about the future, it’s because he failed to recognized or has forgotten that God holds the future, many people are afraid of losing their jobs, afraid of the economy and so fourth. But God has us commanded not to be afraid he has provide for us the means of walking in victory. Even in the face of adverse circumstances, and if we have accepted Jesus Christ as savior, we will also experience eternal life with God. We don’t have to be afraid of any thing not even death itself, the Bible says Jesus died to destroy him that has the power of death, (the devil) and to free all them who were held in slavery all their lives by the fear of death (heb214:15)Jesus died to set us free!.