Therefore, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
As we, who live in the United States of America, are looking forward to celebrating our Independence Day, tomorrow, July 4th. We will gather with family and friends and picnic, go boating, swimming, watch a baseball game etc. But I wonder how many Americans stop and give “THANKS” for their FREEDOM to CELEBRATE their LIBERTY or being “SET FREE!” We tend to get caught up in all the hoop-la of the holiday, and FORGET why we are celebrating. MANY, MANY people have shed their PRECIOUS BLOOD and SACRIFICD their LIVES to give us the FREEDOM we have today. The Bible tells us that: “Greater LOVE has no man than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” We truly have a LOT to be THANKFUL for.
But we not only have FREEDOM to live our lives, the way we do. We have been “SET FREE” Spiritually also. The Apostle Paul tells us that for those who have given their HEART and LIFE to Christ, there is NO CONDEMNATION, we are NO LONGER bound to our SINS, and we will not be PUNISHED for them, because of the SHED BLOOD of Christ Jesus, and His death on an old rugged cross.
When we were living sinful lifestyles, we were CONDEMNED to an ETERNAL DEATH, which would bring an ETERNITY in Hell, because the wages of sin is DEATH, BUT the GIFT of God is ETERNAL LIFE in CHRIST JESUS. And those who come to Christ Jesus for FORGIVENESS and REPENTANCE, there is NO CONDEMNATION, because the law of the SPIRIT who gives LIFE has SET us FREE from the law of SIN and DEATH.
July fourth is our nation’s INDEPENDENCE DAY. Do YOU have a SPIRITUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY? A day when YOU came to Christ for FORGIVENESS and REPENTANCE, to be SET FREE from your sins and to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL and to GAIN an ETERNITY in HEAVEN? If not, you NEED to do it NOW. You NEED to TURN AWAY FROM your sins and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God. Then ACCEPT God’s gift of SALVATION, and be SET FREE from your sins and the CONDEMNATION that awaits you, and spend an ETERNITY in Heaven. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!