What is freedom in Christ? What is it not? We have answered a lot of questions about freedom, but it never hurts to take another look at what we have been blessed with as believers. Freedom in Christ, is in the Holy Spirit.
As as believer we receive the Holy Spirit or a measure of Him and His presence at salvation. As we grow in faith and grace, we are suppose to become more and more aware of Him and the freedom He allows us, not to do just anything we want, but the love, joy and peace that comes with doing what He wants us to do.
The Holy Spirit is with us to comfort us, and He even prays for us. Romans 8:26, there are many spiritual gifts he will gift us with as He sees fit, when God sees our hearts and gives us wisdom and discernment. There is the Spirit in us already, at the time we are born again, and also a subsequent baptism of the Spirit, evidenced by speaking in tongues. People visited had not even heard of the Holy Spirit, only John’s baptism, but they received Him.
What freedom in Christ is — It is in the Spirit.
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2
Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12
For the Lord is Spirit, but where the Spirit is there liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17.
What freedom in Christ is — It is in the gift and sacrifice of the Son.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not also with Him freely give us all things? Romans 8:32
If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
Yet God, in His grace, freely makes us right in His sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. Romans 3:24
What freedom in Christ is not — It is not doing as you please but what pleases the Father.
Even that question came up only because of some so-called believers there—false ones, really—who were secretly brought in. They sneaked in to spy on us and take away the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. They wanted to enslave us and force us to follow their Jewish regulations. Galatians 4:2 NLT
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13
“You have died with Christ, and He has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world?” Colossians 2:20
Only in this way ( His death on the cross. ) could He set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying. Hebrews 2:15
But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it. James 1:25
So whatever you say or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you free. James 2:12
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Peter 2:16
Freedom in Christ is like breaking free of a cocoon and becoming a butterfly, we are are new creations in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17, it takes grace to overcome but He will help us, He grace upon grace, John 1:16, and the Message Bible says gift upon gift.
Being free in Christ is not just a once in a lifetime event, like salvation, it is ongoing. But we know what freedom is and isn’t . And we definitely desire His freedom as a believer, and for the Son to set us free, free indeed.
Father, in Jesus name, I pray for my readers to experience your freedom like never before, and to receive your peace, and to seek your rest of faith, that they may be free indeed.
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