Monday, November 5, 2012

Let Freedom Ring

Galatians 5:1
Christian Liberty ] Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

     On the eve of the United States election, we as Christians and all Americans should stand for our freedoms.  I don't want to make this a political blog, but point out that God gave us the freedom to choose between good and evil and when Christ came upon this earth, we now have freedom in Him.  America is based on the biblical freedoms we need to follow.  We do have the right to choose, but at what cost?  Do we stand firm on the beliefs of God's Word or do we defile the name of Jehovah by going against what He stands for and what is written in the Bible?  Choose wisely.  Yes, you can have the desires of your heart, but need to also consider first, God's desire for your life.  If we choose righteousness, we have our freedoms.  If we choose sin, we are in Satan's bondage.  

     How ever you believe is not for me to judge.  God accepts us for who we are, but He also wants to mold us to go according to His will for our lives.  It may seem like God is forcing us into His submission, but yet, He gives us freedom to choose because He loves us that much.  It is our choice to follow Him or not.  He doesn't hate us, but He hates our sin.  John 3:16 states that "God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life", and that's our freedom in Him.  It's not about Republicans, it's not about Democrats, it's about Jesus.  It's not about our views, it's about what Jesus stands for.  Our own selfish desires that are not what God wants for you causes us to give up our freedoms, whether in a nation or in our own personal spiritual walk with Him. 

     Freedom always comes with a price.  Men and women fight for our freedoms for our nation, and many have died.  Jesus fought for our freedom from sin by dying on that horrible cross of Calvary.  Yes, sometimes the cost is our lives, but in the end it's worth it.  Let's not take for granted our freedom of speech, press, religion and so on.  And let's not take for granted our freedom in Christ by choosing to disobey Him.  Those of you who are in countries with limited freedoms, rejoice that Christ gives you freedom, and the suffering you endure because of your belief in Him will give you a crown in Glory.  Praise God for the freedoms we have, especially in Jesus.  Vote tomorrow if you are able.  Pray for your country and God bless America and you! 


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