FREEDOM IN CHRIST

 

FREEDOM IN CHRIST

John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

 

Every Christian has freedom in Christ Jesus from sin, sickness, satan, and the curse purchased by the work of Jesus on the Cross. We are no longer under the authority of darkness but have been translated into the kingdom of God’s Son. Galatians 5:1 tells us our freedom is something we have to stand fast in and for. The whole Book of Galatians gives insight to our freedom in Christ.

 

Freedom in Christ by God’s grace is not freedom to be lawless. False teachers and false teachings teach a kind of freedom in Christ or by grace that is unauthorized by God’s Word. They promote lawlessness in the name of freedom and license in the name of grace. False teachers always use the promise of liberty as bait or grace as a cover for sinning (2 Peter chapter 2). Grace was never given as a cover for sinning. Our freedom in Christ is to do what is right not wrong and liberty to do as we ought to not as we want to.

 

Jesus has truly set us free John 8:36. True freedom makes us:

  1. FREE FROM SIN, SATAN, SICKNESS, AND THE CURSE

Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

 

Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

 

Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

 

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

  1. FREE FROM TRYING HARD TO KEEP GOD’S LAW TO MERIT SALVATION OR RIGHTEOUSNESS

Galatians 5:1-4 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

 

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

  1. FREE TO LOVE AND SERVE

Galatians 5:13 For brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

  1. FREE TO BE LED BY THE SPIRIT AND YIELD TO OUR OWN SPIRIT

Galatians 5:16, 18 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh…. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

 

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

  1. FREE TO RESTORE AND BEAR OTHERS BURDENS

Galatians 6:1-2 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

  1. FREE TO SOW TO THE SPIRIT AND REAP LIFE OUT OF IT

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

 

  1. FREE TO DO GOOD TO THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH

Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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