When you believed the gospel message of Jesus Christ … you gained a NEW FREEDOM.
Freedom is one of my favorite words to describe the Christian life. Jesus was not a political liberator. He was a spiritual liberator. He came to pronounce freedom from the sin that enslaved us. And His freedom removes the chains of guilt, shame, pride, fear, worry, unworthiness, and the power of sin itself. But experiencing this freedom is not automatic. We need to believe it, live it, and walk in it. Christ has given you everything you need to throw off your chains.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.” Luke 4:18
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
“Our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin.” Romans 6:6-7
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” Romans 8:2
“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13