Freedom, what a beautiful sound. So beautiful that all men and women worldwide are drawn to it like a magnet. It draws them by the millions to come legally and illegally to this great land called America. Many have put it down and called it many things but the reality is, no other country is sought out by the masses as a place to come and live like America. Today as I was speaking with one of our safety officials he related a story of a man in our small town who moved here from another country. One of the things this man told him was; America is a great country. Why do people say this after coming here? Freedom, that’s why. The freedom to be the best you can without anyone interfering. The freedom to worship God according to the dictates of your heart without persecution or government intervention. Living in a free country is so wonderful that I personally couldn’t imagine any other way of life. Once you’ve tasted freedom you’ll never want anything else.
There is however, another freedom that is even better than the political freedom we enjoy here in America. It is inner freedom. The freedom that comes with knowing Jesus Christ! It is the freedom to say no to sin and the destructive ways of living that tend to bring us into bondage. Once you have tasted of this freedom you’ll never want anything else for God never intended us to live in bondage to another man or to sin. Jesus said it this way.
“Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” John 8:34 (KJV)
That pretty well includes all of us. Even tough this is true, there is a way to be free from the bondage of sin and to live free from it’s clutches. It is by being born again of the water and the Spirit. This brings us into the kingdom of God (the kingdom of freedom) where we experience joy unspeakable and full of glory. This freedom transcends national boundaries and goes wherever men and women are hungry for freedom and inner peace.
To us here in America the fourth of July is a day to declare freedom from tyranny and government oppression. To all who have been born again every day is a day of declaration of spiritual freedom from the power of sin. I say, “Let Freedom Ring!” To find out how to be born again I have written three studies for your consideration. They are, “Repentance”, “Water Baptism” and “What Does It Mean To Receive The Holy Ghost?” . Let me know what you think of them, your comments are very important.
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Here’s the daily inspirational scripture.
“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32 (KJV)
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