Let freedom ring.
When I hear that, I think of the song that describes the liberty and freedom we have for the pursuit of happiness in the United States.
I think of the liberty bell.
What does freedom mean?
According to Webster’s dictionary, freedom is the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved; deliverance; liberty and release.
We are so incredibly blessed to live in a country in which we have the liberty to believe, speak and do as we want (of course, within reason). Even greater than that, we are FREE and DELIVERED in Jesus name! You may ask, what does that mean? Simply put, it means that when we accept Jesus Christ into our heart declaring that He is our Lord and savior, that we are sinners, and confess this with our mouths (also known as, “the sinner’s prayer), we are SET FREE and pray for deliverance. We are declared delivered and set free. Set free from our sins, forgiven of our sins, and no longer enslaved or prisoner to bondage, mistakes, past regrets, etc. (sins). Of course, healing is a process, so deliverance may take place and it is a process to go through, but when YOU are delivered you will surely know it!
There is no condemnation in Christ. We do not have to feel guilty, regret, judged, less than, or other feelings that the world places upon us when we have sinned in any way, shape or form. The sin can be small, insignificant, big or significant–it doesn’t matter, we have a savior who forgives us. We just have to live in that forgiveness. Walk in the deliverance. Truly be free. Free from any shackles and chains that you may be carrying around for years. Free from any addictions that may have tried to knock you down. Free from any mental illness you have been battling. Free from any sickness that may be trying to plague you. FREE FROM ANYTHING, SAYS GOD!
I know for myself, living with mental illness, God tells me I am free. Free from all that has weighed me down. Free from allowing the symptoms to overpower my life. Free from judgment. Free from being captive–taking my thoughts captive. Free from mindless doing. Free from just being “busy.” Free from feeling like life is a race. Free from hurt and heartbreak. Free from lies. Freeeeeeee. Free TO BE FREE! I know the deliverance is a process of healing, but it is so possible! It is mine and it is yours!
This is what the bible says about FREEDOM!
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” [Romans 8:1-2]
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” [2 Cor. 3:17]
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” [John 8:36]
“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.” [Galatians 5:1]
“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.” [Romans 6:22]
CONDEMNATION JUDGEMENT FEAR ANXIETY DEPRESSION DOUBT GUILT SHAME REGRET UNFORGIVENESS PAIN SICKNESS MENTAL ILLNESS