THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Seems that many people are confused about Christianity today.
A pastor was preaching from one of the “epistles” of Paul.
He kept mentioning the word “epistle.”
On fella, who hadn’t been in church very long, asked his wife:
“What are “epistles”?”
His wife said, “Oh. They’re they wives of the apostles.”
43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes:
and his face was bound about with a napkin.
Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
I remember Bro. Bobby Dampier speaking about "Living as Loosed Christians.”
He used the Scripture above.
Note: he said "LOOSED" Christians.
Not “loose” Christians!
But living as FREED, UNBOUND.
Did you notice in the Scripture that when Jesus called Lazarus, He came out of the grave?
However; he was still “bound hand and foot with graveclothes!”
Jesus had freed him from DEATH.
But now, Lazarus had to be freed from the CHAINS of death.
So, Jesus said, “Loose him!”
The Bible says "And you hath he quickened, who we were dead in trespasses and sins....” (Eph. 2:1)
Christians are “quickened” -- made ALIVE by Jesus!
We are made alive to a genuine relationship with God!
Has Jesus called you out of your deadness in sin?
Has He given you new life?
Then, know also, that Jesus has sent His Holy Spirit in you to “quicken” you!
He has come to FREE you to live joyfully!
To live FOR Jesus is:
To live IN LIFE!
We can't live as "loose" Christians,
But, we should live LOOSED!