Freedom from Christ
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
Jesus stated he had overcome the world, and he enabled his apostles to overcome the world, and he will enable us to overcome the world. We overcome the world, and we show kindness to everyone because our identity is in Christ.
Being free in Christ is to serve the Lord with a heart filled with God’s love, then we are free from total focus on self, and life is about helping others and telling them about Christ. Living for Christ is a life-long process and is achieved through daily prayer and striving to live for Christ. The apostle Paul lived for Christ and died to self. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
God’s love in our hearts changes our heart from self and turns our heart toward Christ. Being free from self does not mean we ignore self, but it means we trust the Lord who enables us to take care of self and our love ones. The more we serve the Lord the more divine help we have in taking care of self and our family. The more of God’s love we have in our minds and hearts, the closer we are to the Lord and the more we experience freedom in Christ.
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28) Christ overcame death on the cross, and we accepted Christ as our Savior, which means we overcome death. Only our flesh dies, our souls live forever. How can we be free in Christ if we cannot overcome death, because death comes to everyone.
We live for Christ without fear from Satan, because Heaven is our home and we are free in Christ. True freedom only comes from Christ into our souls, it does not come from the world.
Today seek to be free in Christ and overcome the world. Serve Christ as he guides us through life into Heaven.
Prayer: Father, help me to be free in Christ, and to bring others to Christ so they can be free. In Jesus name, Amen