Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Freedom in Christ

A previous post identified how the Spirit freed me from a yoke of oppression.  That yoke had held for a number of years.  It was a heavy yoke.  It bore upon my soul. 
Charles Spurgeon recognised the price of iniquity in the following quote.  Spurgeon recognises that we must never allow ourselves to be bound to sin:
Christians can never sin cheaply; they pay a heavy price for iniquity. Transgression destroys peace of mind, obscures fellowship with Jesus, hinders prayer, brings darkness over the soul; therefore be not the serf and bondman of sin.”
Spurgeon was possibly echoing Galatians 5:1:
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 NIV
Spurgeon was possibly thinking of how we must enslave ourselves to that which gives abundant life:

“You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.” 
Romans 6:18 NIV
Never give up your freedom in Christ.  Jesus paid heavily for that freedom.  Jesus cannot pay that price again.  Do not be like the son of Abraham born of Hagar – a son of flesh; but instead be a son of Sarah born under divine promise.  Do not return to the law and its bondage but savour all that Jesus offers through the Spirit.

"It is not the lie that passes through the mind,
but the lie that sinketh in and settleth in it that doth hurt"
Francis Bacon
Fully grasp the freedom that Christ offers.  A cup that overflows.

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