Christ Has Set Us Free – Live Free or Kneel Chained
One of the great temptations of our time is to toss away our freedom in return for safety. The problem is the cost of safety is very high, as it requires us to kneel before a concept that ends up chaining us to the illusion everything will be okay, when in fact we’re at the mercy of those that take on the task of ridding us of our freedoms in return for “taking care” of us.
The scriptures teach this:
John 8: 31-36
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
It takes faith in the Lord to continue to walk in obedience to what is revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
The point of this is if we are enslaved to sin, we will allow ourselves to be enslaved to man. This is why Jesus directed their attention to sin when in verse 33 they tried to say they have never been in bondage to any man.
Jesus was in effect saying, because He sets us free, we are truly free, and no man or government, no matter what they do to us, will be able to enslave a free people. The only way they are able to is if we allow them to for the purpose of thinking we’re safe because they’re providing for our needs.
We must fight for freedom, but the battle needs to be first won individually and as a family, before we can engage in fighting against those that want to forcibly take our freedoms away.
Far too many are willing to kneel chained than stand free and take responsibility for their own life, and the lives of those they’re responsible for.
Never give up the battle for freedom – within and without. The consequences of the alternative is unthinkable and unacceptable.