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Who the Son sets free is free indeed

Who the Son sets free is free indeed!
 
There has been a lot of attention lately on the drug problem in our area. I work in a hospital, and on a regular basis I see the devastating effects of drug overdoses on people of all ages. There seems to be an unending supply of people in need of psychiatric care because of drug and alcohol addictions, depression and suicide attempts. Broken hearts, broken families and full prisons lay in the wake of this crushing problem. It is heart breaking and it is growing. We weren’t created to live this way. It is the cry for more than life seems to offering. A growing discontent without satisfaction in sight. Is there an answer? Yes, there is. John 8:36 says, “Therefore if the Son (Jesus) makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” You see, we were created to be in a real relationship with God; one that would result in His living life with us, or more accurately, within us. We need Him. He offers each one of us life and hope if we will simply call out to Him with a heart that desires to be free.

I can personally attest to the freeing power of knowing Jesus Christ as my Lord. He truly set me free from a destructive lifestyle. But that was only the by-product. What He first set me free from was my sin and shame. He took all of my sin upon Himself when He died on the cross for me 2,000 years ago. A friend explained the truth of the gospel to me and told me that if I would only place my trust in Jesus, then I would be completely forgiven and granted the free gift of eternal life; a gift I couldn’t earn or deserve. Jesus paid the price for it completely and in full. I believed. That was 16 years ago. He changed my life.

First Jesus offers us eternal life and saves us from the judgment that we deserved for our sin. We come to Him just as we are by faith and He acceepts us just like we are, all dirty and beat up with this messed up life. He wraps us in clean clothes and holds us close to Him and tells us that He loves us. And then He looks at those things that have us chained and bound and says to us, “Be Free!!!!”

Upon invitation, He comes into our lives – and with His power – He begins to change our hearts and desires so that we no longer choose to live that way. He doesn’t come with condemnation,  He comes with love and offers us His life, His love and His power so that we may be saved, delivered, and free indeed!

Have you been set free by the power of Jesus? If so, we would love to hear your story. Please leave a comment and share it with us!

Do you need to be set free by Jesus? If so, then talk to Him right now in prayer like you would talk to a friend. Then talk to someone who can share with You all He has done for you when He died for you on the cross. Or, you can contact us privately by e-mail or phone in the “contact us” section above and we would love to talk with you! We have some good news for you!

 

 

 

 

April 4, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment