THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
One year when I was teaching school, a cute thing happened.
It was the last day of school, and I had the "duty" for the area just outside the hall door.
A particularly "testy" student came out at the last bell, jumped in the air waving his report card, and yelled, "I'M FREE! I'M FREE!"
Little did he know that each teacher in who's class he participated that year were having the same thoughts!
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
If you have surrendered your life to Jesus, Yes!
You have LIBERTY in Christ.
Liberty is a proclamation of freedom to act within specific boundaries.
Freedom is the aspect of having liberty prescribed.
You are given the freedom to receive the promises of God; the grace, mercy and help of God.
You have been given redemption in His blood.
You have been given His own "robe of righteousness" to surround you.
With your citizenship in His eternal kingdom, you have received a proclamation of liberty.
Within the proclamation of liberty "wherewith Christ hath made us free" is access to His Word - the Bible.
The Christian is proclaimed at liberty to possess the promises of God's Word. (John 14:26)
When God says in Matthew 4:19, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.," that promise is for you.
You have been proclaimed at liberty to share God's promises in the Word.
One of those promises is "Ye shall receive power.....and ye shall be witnesses unto me...." (Acts 1:8)
The power is Christ's presence by the means of His Holy Spirit, "and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."
Christ has also proclaimed your liberty to "...come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need." (Heb 4:16)
You are at liberty to SEEK His grace through prayer.
And each time you come in earnest prayer, you will find "mercy" allows you entrance.
You have liberty to approach His throne in prayer at any time and in any place!
Whether it is with distress or desire, you are given freedom to ask.
In your darkest hour, you are free to plea for help.
In your greatest joy, you are free to give thanks.
In His proclamation of liberty for believers, God has given us the answer to the tantalizing temptations of the world and of the devil.
STAND FAST in the liberty, and you will not have fear of the temptations!