People who’ve been set free should live like it. Do you feel as though you’re trapped in a situation or problem that can’t change? If that’s you, there’s a path to finding real freedom I can share.
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As He prepares to set the people of Israel free from bondage and slavery in the nation of Egypt, God makes several promises to His people —
I will bring you out.
I will free you.
I will redeem you.
I will be your God.
In these promises are the path to being truly set free.
I WILL BRING YOU OUT.
It is tough to walk away from things we’ve found comfort in, even if they are truly destructive to us. But when Christ is invited into our lives, He leads us out of places we should not be. As we keep yielding to Him and His work in us, He makes us more and more like Him. He replaces wrong desires with right ones, and destructive habits with things that build us up in Him.
The first key to living free is to let Him bring us out.
I WILL FREE YOU
This is the promise of internal deliverance. It has been said that it is one thing to get the people out of slavery, and another thing to get slavery out of the people. The habits and patterns that were pounded into us by our captors can be hard to break free from, even when we’ve been brought to a place of physical freedom.
This second promise relates to God healing us from the internal impact of sin. Rewiring us, as it were, so that sins which once controlled us now do not even tempt us. Inner healing is inner freedom, and it matches the outer freedom He began with.
The second key to living free is to allow Him to work His inner healing in our hearts.
I WILL REDEEM YOU.
When I think of redemption, two things come to mind right away. Value and purpose.
Redemption restores the value of who we are; specifically who we are in Christ. Because it is Him who gives us value. One measure of value is the price someone is willing to pay. Christ paid for you with His life. You are, quite literally, worth it all!
More than that is the value we gain as we learn to be like Him. As His Spirit fills us, leads us, empowers us we become valuable tools in His hands. We are able to pray. We are able to encourage. We are able to e witnesses of the amazing work of God in our own lives.
Our value is demonstrated in our purpose. As we walk in freedom, we learn to fulfill the purpose God created us to walk in.
The third key to living free is to recognise our value and our purpose in Him, and to become tools of freedom in the lives of others.
I WILL BE YOUR GOD.
The final element of living a life of freedom is found in the promise of fulfillment.
His fulfillment completely changes our internal identity.
That’s where today’s verse comes in. It says BECAUSE YOU BELONG TO HIM, THE POWER OF THE LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT HAS FREED YOU FROM THE POWER OF SIN THAT LEADS TO DEATH
The freedom Christ works in us allows us to see ourselves as truly belonging to Him. With Him as our God, we have our identity in who He is. The relationship we have has transformed not only where we are and how we act. His identity has become molded into us. We love He loves, and hates what He hates. We walk in His power. We accomplish His purposes. We reflect His glory. Totally freed!
When He is our God, we are truly transformed.
When He is our God, we can live as people who are free.
And people who’ve been set free should live like it.