#30: FREEDOM THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
The anti-Christ spirit seeks to bring governmental control
over people’s lives,
but where God's Spirit is Lord, there is freedom.
(Revelation 13:15-18, II Thessalonians 2:3-4, I John 4:3, II Corinthians 3:17-18)
Yielding to weak and beggarly evil spirits produces bondage,
but receiving God’s truth brings redemption and freedom through Christ.
(Galatians 4:3-9, John 8:31-32)
Freedom comes through receiving and applying the truth of Jesus;
therefore make room in your heart for God’s Word.
(John 8:31-32, 43-44)
One who follows goodness, righteousness and holiness
will experience freedom and eternal life.
But impurity and lawlessness bring a legacy of shame.
(Romans 6:14, 16, 18-22)
To rely on your own natural strength brings bondage.
Therefore stand in the power of God’s promise,
where there is freedom!
(Galatians 5:1, 4:22-23)
Speaking the truth in love leads to freedom
and seeing things through God’s perspective of love
(Ephesians 4:15, John 8:31-32, Philippians 1:9)
Some use freedom as an opportunity
to satisfy the impulses of the corrupt nature.
But God has called us to freedom so we can serve Him
and others in love.
(Galatians 5:1, 13)
A teacher approved by God uses the keys of God’s truth
to set others free and to bring them into God’s kingdom.
(II Timothy 2:15, Luke 11:52-54, John 8:31-32)
Jesus came to love, serve, and to give his life
to set us free from all sin and bondage.
Jesus obtained for us eternal redemption and freedom from sin.
For He removed our sins from us
by the perfect sacrifice of Himself.
(Hebrews 9:12, 26)
Note: this devotional is from Proverbs of Faith, Hope, and Love, Volume 2, Day 34, pages 80-81.