Written by Eugene Jacobs on June 26, 2018
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
John 8:36, KJV
Greetings, my Brothers and Sisters in Christ! The time is fast approaching that we as a people will celebrate 242 years as an independent nation, with fireworks, barbecue, family, and friends! On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed, granting America freedom from British rule. The independence gained on that glorious day, and the convictions penned in that Declaration paved the way for all of America’s citizens to enjoy the freedoms and luxuries we are afforded today.
As wonderful as our independence in America is, there is an even greater Independence-TRUE Independence in Jesus Christ! Though we be free in America, all who are in sin are in bondage to Satan. Jesus says in John 8:34, “…Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin,” but The Word of God declares in John 8:36 that, “…Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 says, “…where the Spirit of The Lord is, there is liberty.” In Christ, we have a Freedom that can never be threatened, because Jesus won our Freedom at Calvary. Dying in our place, conquering death, hell, and the grave, Jesus rose victoriously on the 3rd day! In Christ, now we are free from sin, free from condemnation, free from death, free from accusation, free from guilt and shame, and most of all free from Satan!
Isn’t it good to know that the guilt and shame that once held the shadow of death over our heads has been done away with in Jesus? His Holy Spirit is given to us as the ASSURANCE that those in Him will live forever in Paradise with our Heavenly Father and Savior! Isn’t that something to celebrate every day? It sure makes fireworks go off in my soul! Let’s celebrate JESUS, Brothers and Sisters!
Eugene L. Jacobs is the pastor of Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Talladega, Alabama. He and his wife, Valerie, have three children and twin grandchildren. He also owns Classic Trends, an apparel and accessories store in Lincoln, Alabama.