Salvation is truly a beautiful thing. The freedom we have in Christ is like no other. God’s will is for people to open their eyes to their true condition of bondage so that they may live in the light of God instead of in Satan’s darkness. So, in that way, they may be dead to sin and instead be alive to God. Most people in sin don’t realize that they’re in bondage or that they’re walking around with invisible handcuffs on. People say “I can do whatever I want” and they can because God gave us free will, but if they’re doing things that go against God’s Word, they’re doing whatever the devil wants them to as he leads them right to hell. It reminds me of the AC/DC song “Highway to Hell. In the song it talks about living easy and free and doing whatever they want as they’re on the highway to hell. This song reminds me of myself before I got saved.
I grew up in a Christian household and I didn’t have a lot of freedom like my peers because I was very sheltered. As I got older I rebelled and just wanted to be free and do my own thing. I remember telling my dad “you’re ruining my life” and he told me “I’m stopping you from ruining it”. I thought I was having fun and enjoying life and didn’t realize I was in bondage until I was free from it. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I had finally surrendered to God and gave Him control of my life. I was so overwhelmed because I was no longer bound nor was I a slave to sin any longer. Its power over me was broken that night because of what Jesus did. My old evil desires were nailed to the cross with Him and I was free from the power sin had over me.
One synonym of freedom is deliverance, which means to be set free. We don’t get delivered just to keep it to ourselves. When we share our story on deliverance we’re supposed to let people know that Jesus did it so that they too can be set free from whatever has them bound.
It’s not just about the things we’ll have to give up, it’s about saying yes to our future, saying yes to God. Many people are hesitant to get saved because they don’t want to give up certain things that they know Christians shouldn’t do. Giving your life to Christ isn’t about the stuff we won’t be able to do anymore that’s a sin. It’s about the freedom we now have in Christ because we’re no longer bound by it. God becomes our focus and we focus on pleasing Him and not ourselves. When you’re in sin, it feels like you can’t get out of it because the devil has a stronghold on you, but Jesus can free you from that. He came to set the captives free. Pray for deliverance from whatever sin you’re struggling with and ask God to remove the desire to do it. Walk in your deliverance and don’t look back. Whom the Son sets free is free indeed. Thank God almighty, we are free, free at last.