The church we have been attending for many years has recently changed its name to Freedom Church. Pastor Steve Wolosin believes that there is a GREAT need for people in our world today to find their freedom in Christ. I couldn’t agree more.
No matter where I am, I meet people who are in desperate need to find real freedom in Christ. But what is Freedom in Christ?
Some people have confused Freedom in Christ as freedom to do what you please. Freedom in Christ is not the freedom to do what our sin nature longs to do. It is liberty to get free from a lifestyle of sin, depression, trauma and hopelessness.
Paul puts it this way:
Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. (NKJV Romans 6:12-14)
Best of all consider how Jesus put it, as He quoted Is. 61:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” (NKJV Luke 4 18-19)
Freedom in Christ is therefore an opportunity to get free of the those things in life that hold you captive like alcoholism, overeating, bitterness of heart, hope deferred, besetting sin, infirmity, oppression, etc. Because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross we can walk in freedom from the things of this world. We can rise above the circumstances of life and live in a place of true liberty and peace.
Pastor Steve Wolosin said, “Freedom starts with the name of Jesus on our lips. It is completed with the nature of Jesus in our heart.”
Most of us can’t find our way to freedom without some help. If you need help please contact the Women of Character ministry at America’s Keswick or ask the Pastor of a nearby Bible-believing church.
Ladies, don’t live another day without walking toward your freedom in Christ. For truly “He (or She) whom the Son sets free is no longer a slave to sin but is free indeed” (NKJV John 8:36). Now that is good news!!
Patricia L. Wenzel