Set Free At Last
Have you heard the saying, "You shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free?" Freedom simply means to be set free from the bonds that hold us captive. We mostly think of physical captivity, but our views concerning life can be very binding. What views hold you captive today?
For instance, is it habits like illegal drugs and illicit sex that hold us captive, or is it lying thoughts that say these practices bring pleasure? In reality, these vices lead to much pain. In our shallowness, we try to change things externally, not realizing it is an internal imagination of the heart that holds us in bondage. We believe an untruth to deceive and mislead.
These vices, plus unforgiveness, offenses, bitterness, adultery and other frailties have their root cause in unbelief towards God, allowing the works of the sinful nature and the demonic to freely operate . We are tempted and deceived, drawn away by our own lust and enticed, resulting in sin, much pain and even death. We have no one to blame but ourselves for the consequences of our sin. Our conscience slowly hardens through believing a lie until many are defiled.
Are you bound and at your breaking point? Are you ready to admit you need help? Do you have emotional pain and medicate it with immoral habits? Do you need to be set free?
Where would you go for help? It may help to call a friend and say, "I need help!" Some would say you need professional help. Maybe you have tried a 12 step group, became dependent upon the group and even received sympathy. But where does help for release and freedom truly come?
The Psalmist David knew that heaven and Earth must be bridged so that mankind could experience help which only comes from God, our Creator. We can trust Him to deliver us from all our enslavements; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and socially. But how do we get to God for this help? David said, "I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from where comes my help. My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth" (Ps. 121:1).
Jesus Christ came from heaven to preach deliverance to the captive. He proclaimed, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me" (John 14:6). By faith, we join with Him in His death, burial and resurrection. In the Spirit, we are raised into heaven and now sit beside our Heavenly Father. We are set free from this present evil world. This new dimension of living brings forth an entirely different view of life. This is true freedom!
The Apostle Paul says, "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God" (Colossians 3:1-2).
Jesus Christ came to enable us to be set free and to live life from a heavenly perspective. But you must join in His resurrection by faith and pray the sinner's prayer: "Jesus, I believe you died for me and rose from the dead. I receive you as Lord of my life! Come into my heart so I can be free and right with God. Amen!" This is the best day of your life, having received right standing with God through the resurrected life.
It's time to say, "I release these vices from my heart in Jesus Name! Holy Spirit, fill those areas of my heart that have been vacated." Say also, "I release unforgiveness and bitterness from my heart in Jesus Name! Holy Spirit, fill those areas of my heart that have been vacated!" The Holy Spirit empowers us to walk liberated from immoral practices when He takes up residence.
Know and believe this today! "Jesus Christ gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father" (Galations 1:4). Christ came to destroy the works of the devil" (1 John 3:8). We overcome the devil by the blood of Christ (Revelation 12:11). We are redeemed by the blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:18-20).
I urge you to spend time on this web site getting to know the delivering power of the Good News of Jesus Christ. He is our answer for true freedom because of His work on the cross 2000 years ago. "If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed" (John 8:32, 36).
REJOICE IN YOUR NEW FREEDOM