In light of the upcoming holiday here in America to celebrate our freedom in this country, I thought I'd share with you a post from my Grace Gems daily e-mail feed (www.gracegems.org) addressing our freedom in Christ, a far greater treasure to be sure.
The price of our freedom
(James Smith, "The Pastor's Morning Visit")
"Christ has made us free!" Galatians 5:1
We were once the slaves of sin, Satan, and the world; but Jesus has made us free!
We are now delivered from the law--and are under grace.
We are dead to sin--and are justified from it.
We are delivered from Satan--and are at war with him.
We overcome the world--and are hastening out of it.
We are at liberty to serve God, and walk with Him in friendship and holy love.
The price of our freedom--was the life and death of Jesus!
The grand moving cause--was the infinite and everlasting love of God our Father.
The efficient cause of our freedom--was the power and operation of the Holy Spirit.
The instrument by which we are brought into our freedom--is the holy gospel.
The grace which puts us into possession of our freedom--is faith.
The end of our freedom--is that we may serve our God in righteousness and holiness all the days of our life, and then be glorified with Him forever!
We are freed from sin--that we may be holy and happy.
Let us stand fast in the liberty with which Christ has made us free!
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