Freedom in Christ

Freedom in Christ

“So many people are looking for freedom. They look for it in a job, a relationship or any number of places, but they can’t seem to find it. The truth is, real freedom can only be found in Christ…if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed John 8:36 ” JOYCE MEYER

I have been struggling with my own remaining sin over the past three years and I too have tried anything in arms reach to help me abstain from this lust of the flesh.

It’s only been in the past year that I’ve realised that freedom can be found in the cross of Christ.

“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me,
let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
Matthew 16:24 ESV

Nothing in the world can save you from the desires of the flesh, be it lust, gambling, impurity, greed etc. the world’s ways may work for a period of time but will never last.

When we take out a part of our life, we have a gaping hole left within in. Where once there was that sin or desire, there is now emptiness. If you don’t fill that gap, the sin will just come back all the more powerful.

If you look at Matthew 12:43-45, in short it says that if an unclean spirit is sent out of someone and can’t find another place to rest, it’ll want to go back to it’s previous home. He sees that when he come back it is all nice and tidy and peaceful, so he goes and fetches his stronger friends and brings them in aswell. So the person is worse off than he was before!

Listen, if you are trying to get rid of a sin that is taking over your Christian life, you will make more problems for yourself if you go the world’s way.

If you want to be free from a certain sin, you must cling to the cross of Christ and go God’s way! Not man’s way – that way is sinful and broken – go God’s way, a way that is pure and perfect.

Here’s another quotation that is so true:

“A common way we [we hinder our freedom] is by choosing to repeatedly
give in to the cravings of our flesh in a certain area”
I’ll let you think about this and I will come back to this subject, because it s one that I think all we as true Christians need to here.
Thanks,
Dan
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