FREE INDEED

Galatians 5

Freedom in Christ

 1 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.

 

I feel like at this point in the timeline of my life everything around me is pointing to FREEDOM.  We just celebrated Independence Day, My Pastor has started a series called This Magnificent Freedom, one of the women’s bible study classes I attended recently was called “Defending Our Freedom.  This past Saturday I attended a workshop lead by Neil T. Anderson who is ALL ABOUT teaching others about the freedom in Christ…. I don’t think this is coincidental that I just recently walked out of depression and anxiety.  Coincident …. No,  Jesus.

Galatians 5:1 was and is one of my cling to scriptures… “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.”

If you just read right past that verse and are reading this line now… please look back up and read Galatians 5:1 again and really soak it in.  … I’ll wait for you.

Here is the Dictionary.com definition of  FREE:

–adjective

1.

enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people.

2.

pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty: They were thankful to be living on free soil.

verb (used with object)

39.

to make free; set at liberty; release from bondage, imprisonment, or restraint.

 

Are you free?  I can answer that for you, actually.  If you are in Christ – you have accepted Jesus into your heart… you ARE free. 

 

John 8:31-32

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Truth Shall Make You Free

   
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

What is Jesus saying? He is saying that you have to know the Word of God.  Jesus is THE WORD … Jesus is the ONLY Truth…  so He is saying very simply that we have to know His word, it shows the Truth… and the Truth is what sets you free.

 

So what’s the problem?  I hear so often from people that they can’t read the Bible because they have NO CLUE what it’s talking about… if this is you then PLEASE message me and I’d love to give you some tips on how to better understand the Bible.  If you don’t have a Bible, please message me and I can tell you how to get hooked up with a FREE New Living Translation of the Bible which is very easy to read. 

 

I wanted to let you know that yesterday I was driving in the car and my mind was silent… I realized that there was a time a few months ago when I never thought my mind would EVER be silent again.  I honestly forgot what it was like to have my mind be at rest as I was going throughout my day because I was so overwhelmed by fear and racing thoughts over the past few months. 

 

John 8:36

New International Version (NIV)

36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

I can’t even begin to express through my physical being how grateful I am… I can’t even being to express how much I KNOW God loves me and how important it is to know who I am and where I’m rooted… He has set me free.

 

Are you free?  Do you want your freedom?  It belongs to you – are you ready to take it back and defend it from here on out?  There is hope.  Email me and I’d love to give you more information:

aprilpoynter@gmail.com

 Many Blessings over you,

A

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