Freedom in Christ: Freedom from what?

 

I remember hearing the word “freedom” in Christ over and over again. I heard the word “freedom” in worship songs, sermons, books, bible etc. One day I wondered what I was free from exactly. Am I free from sin? Because, I still do that. Am I someone’s slave? Perhaps a slave at work? Because they still treat me like one. Am I free from bad thoughts? I still get them. Am I free from the rumors? Because they still talk about me. Am I free from regret? Am I free from hard labor and no reward? What am I absolutely free from?

The problem with Christians nowadays is that we don’t question the things we don’t understand, we just go with the flow. How is that edifying? Just wanted to put that out there.

Freedom.

Today I can honestly say that I’m bound by some chains. I am bound by the chains of ANGER! If anger was a color, it would be red. That was irrelevant I know. Lately I’ve been super angry and I know exactly what it is. Let’s just say it’s a billion annoying things heaping in my mind and I feel like I’m going to explode.

What am I free from?

Well I’m free from bondage when I finally hand it over to God (which can be a hard thing to do). Sometimes we have to ask God, “How do I give my problem to you? How can you set me free?” That simple prayer opens the gates of the power of Jesus. I’ve asked this question before many many times and Jesus would simply show me hope through music, prayer or through devotionals.

We don’t have to know the answers all the time. Sometimes it’s not our business to know how Jesus deals with our issue. He works in our hearts and suddenly we feel a huge change in our spirit. Suddenly, I won’t be angry anymore.

When it comes to freedom, Jesus wants us to know that although we feel stuck in anger, or in sin, or in slavery, there is a way out. There is freedom if we ask the Lord to help us. Freedom will always be available. It’s up to us to awaken God’s power in our lives. Pray, read a devotional, Google Jesus stuff, play some gospel (I love gospel).

The feeling of being bound, stuck in a bad spot, or backed into a corner will never stop manifesting in our lives. For as long as we are human, the malice of this world remains. Jesus tells us that there is always a way out of bondage. Freedom is in Jesus and in the power of His life, death and resurrection. Believe without questioning Him because Freedom comes from believing.

P.S,

I’m feeling better.

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5 thoughts on “Freedom in Christ: Freedom from what?

  1. Your writing may be confusingly bring to the public Jesus and God as one and the same person, but the Bible clearly tells us that God is no liar and always tells the Truth.
    The Bible, which we consider the infallible Word of God, tells us that God is an eternal Spirit, as such has no beginning and no end and can not die. The Bible also tells us that God cannot be tempted nor seen by man or they would fall death. Jesus was born, had to learn everything (God knows everything) was seen by many who did not fall death or where even taken out of the dead (like Lazarus), was tempted more than once, and was brought to death. After his death, Jesus was three days in hell but than taken out of the dead by his heavenly Father, tells us the Bible. Jesus then showed his wounds to his apostles to proof he was not a spirit though God is Spirit, remember). The Bible also tells us Jesus was taken up to his heavenly Father, to whom he always prayed and asked us to pray too, and was made higher than angels (though God is, was and always will be the Most High) to sit at the right hand of God and not on God’s Throne, to mediate between God and man. (A person can never mediate between himself and when Jesus prayed to himself – if he would have been God- and asked God – if it was himself- not to abandon him he would have been very schizophrenic, would he not?).
    Jesus is a son of man and son of God but not god the son. According the Bible there is only One Divine God Creator.

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    1. Based on scripture, I am fully convinced that Jesus is God the son. Based on scripture, again, Jesus and God are one along with the Holy Spirit.

      Matthew 1:23 – “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
      John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… 1:14 – And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,

      thanks for the challenge

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      1. So would you say that all those men who are called Immanuel are God because their name indicate that God is with us?
        The apostle John in his introduction to his first gospel directs to the Word, which is a thing, a result of speaking, namely the result of God speaking. God spoke and it came to being. The apostle considers Jesus the beginning of the New World and created his Book of the Beginning (Genesis) like the first book of the Torah, namely the Bereshith. In that book is clearly told how God spoke and the world came into being but also how God’s Voice resounded over the earth when Adam (the 1° Adam) and Eve had not kept to the Words of God. God punished them and send them out of the garden of Eden, but He also promised a Saviour. This promise, the salvation God spoke of is Jesus, and so the word of the prophesy was fulfilled when Jesus was born and as such the Word (the speaking) became flesh.

        Literally there is written: “In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.” or “In the beginning existed the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was a god.” (The Monotessaron)

        Like pharao, angels, Moses Jesus was a high or important person = a “god”. But he never claimed to be The God. God Himself said that Jesus was His son and never said it was Him. God also knows everything, can not be tempted and cannot die as an eternal Spirit, Who cannot be seen by man or they would die.

        Jesus was born (had a beginning), was lower than angels (though God was, is and always shall be the Most High) had to learn everything (so did not know anything) was tempted many times and after he did really died and was three days in hell he was taken up by his heavenly Father from the dead and showed his apostles his wounds to proof he was no spirit. Jesus also prayed to his heavenly Father and asked us also to worship his Father (and not him) to whom Jesus also asked why He (God) had abandoned him (Jesus).

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      2. Your point is interesting but my beliefs remain. I believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one.

        Isaiah 9:6 6 This will happen when the special child is born. God will give us a son who will be responsible for leading the people. His name will be “Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.”

        John 10:30-33Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

        30 The Father and I are one.”

        31 Again the Jews there picked up stones to kill Jesus. 32 But he said to them, “The many wonderful things you have seen me do are from the Father. Which of these good things are you killing me for?”

        33 They answered, “We are not killing you for any good thing you did. But you say things that insult God. You are only a man, but you say you are the same as God! That is why we are trying to kill you!”

        John 14:9-11Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

        9 Jesus answered, “Philip, I have been with you for a long time. So you should know me. Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father too. So why do you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The things I have told you don’t come from me. The Father lives in me, and he is doing his own work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or believe because of the miracles I have done.

        And I take the verses for what they say exactly

        Revelation 22:13-16King James Version (KJV)

        13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

        14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

        15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

        16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

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      3. With respect for your beliefs we do hope you might come to see how the offspring of David (i.e. a man later born in the line of king David) gave his life for alll humankind, bringing reconciliation between God and man.

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