Are you free?
The old song says, “Would you be free from your burden of sin? There’s power in the blood, power in the blood. Would you be free from your passion and pride? There’s power in the blood.” That is a question we must ask ourselves. Are we free from the burden of sin?
Today is Independence Day, a national holiday celebrating America’s independence from British Rule. It is a day that we can celebrate our freedoms. We are blessed to live in a free nation where we have freedom to worship and freedom of speech. It is a privilege to live in this great nation. I am thankful for a country that is a leader of the free world and has been a great sender of missionaries around the world.
However, there is another Independence Day celebration coming later in July. July 27th is the day I celebrate my independence from the life of sin. Eighteen years ago on that day, I started a revolution and waged war against the sin in my life. I became victorious over the burden of sin through the blood of Jesus Christ. Thus, today I can say that I have spiritual freedom.
The Bible declares to us that He whom the Son has set free is free indeed. I have been free now for eighteen years and if the Lord tarries I will be free for many more years. I have decided in my life that I will no longer be in bondage to sin. I have a written Declaration of Independence that can be found in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
If you have not made that Declaration of Independence from sin, today is your day! Make the decision to lay down the weight of sin and shame and take up the life that Christ gave for you. He wants you to be free!