In the United States, we celebrate our Independence Day on July 4th. It means and represents so much for us as a country. Many remember those with a lineage of family members who fought and died for the freedom we have today. This is often freedom many of us take for granted. It is freedom the youth of this age and era will never truly understand.
There is spiritual freedom that Jesus died and rose for us to have. He was crucified and rose with all power in His hands so we could have spiritual freedom. He did this for us. It was his sacrifice that liberates us today. He is the reason that we become born-again believers. God knew to allow Him to be our sacrifice so that we would no longer be bound to things that happen to us. He wanted us to live free indeed.
“as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the King (1 Peter 2:16).”
When we celebrate this holiday we think about all the accomplishments as a nation we have made. We think about how far we still have to go. We bask in knowing that our nation has changed. We celebrate the hopes of continuing to grow as one of the youngest nations in the world. We strive to have a love for humanity as believers. We strive to be in the world but not of the world. This holiday is to represent true freedom as a whole nation.
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1).
Jesus’ resurrection is our liberation. He rose from that tomb, not bound to even the grave. We can live with that type of spiritual freedom just like Him. We no longer have to be bound to our past, what did not work, or what should have or could have happened. All we have is today. All we need is faith, a relationship with God, and the assurance of trusting in God.
May we remember our freedom and liberation from sin? May we hold on to becoming a part of the royal priesthood as born-again believers in Christ. Turning from our former bondage to sin and taking on a new nature as a saved liberated believer.
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).