Victory and Freedom!
Verse for Today: Sunday, September 08, 2013
Romans 8:15 – For you did not receive a spirit that makes you slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry “Abba, Father”.
A great warfare is going on in the world today between bondage and freedom. The spirit of bondage comes from the enemy of human souls who binds us under the bondage of sin and consequent fear, anxiety and guilt. But God wants to release man from such bondage and give the desire to follow truth. Whereas the bondage locks man up in the darkness of his soul, freedom by God makes man dwell in the brightness of truth. Our freedom comes to us when we are born again into God’s family. When God is our Father, we have the freedom to approach Him for victory in all situations. He gives us the freedom to interact with Him freely as our Abba and share all our burdens, struggles, fears, anxieties and miseries with Him. We can go to Him with all our failures and struggles. On the other hand, slavery to fear, anxiety, guilt, anger and stress will take away our freedom and dip us deep into despair and despondency. But there is no need for man to live in this slavery forever. God is willing to release us from bondage and make us free. Our freedom rests on our willing selection of a master and lord for our lives. If we make Jesus Christ our Lord, He will give us freedom from that which entangles us in life. He died for us on the cross of Calvary and broke the bondage of sin. But we must confess that His death was for our freedom and receive Him as our Lord and Savior so that we can enjoy this freedom in our lives. When we receive Him into our hearts and lives, He comes to dwell in us as Lord and Master. Thus when we become God’s children, we receive His Spirit who is the Spirit of freedom from all that is related to sin.
Dear friend, are you living under the bondage of fear, anxiety, discouragement and guilt which take away your confidence in life? Are you living under the shadow of the consequences of sins which have pervaded your life for long? Isn’t it time you get a release from the bondage of fear and anxiety? If you receive Jesus as Savior and Lord, His Spirit will come into your life and rule your heart. Jesus will drive away your bondage through His Spirit. He will empower you to withstand the pressures of sin in your life. He will give you the strength to live a victorious life in all your circumstances. When you need help, you can always go to your Father and ask for His interference in your life. When you go to Him with your petitions, He will come to drive away all fears, anxieties, guilt and faithlessness. Remember, every element of bondage to sin has been done away with at Calvary. But through prayer and faith, you will have to appropriate this victory in your life. You must allow the Spirit and Word to fill your heart with joy, peace and confidence to live a victorious life. The power of His Spirit will strengthen you to enjoy the freedom and victory that are given to you in your new relationship with your Abba Father. Today let your heart be filled with the Spirit of freedom that is God’s great gift to you to enjoy and live as great overcomer of all the bondage of sin in your life.
Romans 8:37 – No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Jesus who loved us.
Thought for Today
Victory of Jesus on Calvary will help us to enjoy the victory that is ours through Him day by day.
Prayer for Today
Dear Lord Jesus: Strengthen me today to enjoy the victory that has been granted to me over fear, anxiety and guilt. Amen!