Since I was a teen, I’ve heard men proclaim the freedom we have as sons of God. For a people once held captive by sin, freedom is indeed good news that bears repeating. It is a wonderful gift from the Lord who reminds us of freedom’s value when He asked “what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” Yet for all the messages I’ve heard about our freedom in Christ Jesus, I can’t recall a single one that explored the depth and breadth of freedom beyond the forgiveness from sin and eternal life for followers of Christ.
The Messiah has set us free so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom. So keep on standing firm in it, and stop putting yourselves under the yoke of slavery again (Galatians 5:1 ISV).
Since first accepting Jesus as my Savior, walking in His freedom has been a constant struggle, not only to identify its many benefits and the application thereof, but to stand firm in His freedom against those who would make us into sons of hell with their deceptive teachings and human traditions. Walking with Christ Jesus these last 45 years have shown me that to walk in freedom is to walk alone, save for the few precious brothers and sisters I’ve met along the way with whom I’ve been blessed to break living bread.
It is my intent with this blog to explore what it truly means to walk in freedom as sons of God. Not that I have attained complete freedom in this life, but that knowing His freedom is the desire of my heart, for my family and my brothers and sisters in the Lord.
Therefore the sons are free (Matthew 17:26 ASV/ERV).
May we all learn to walk in His freedom.