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First, and most important, God has provided us with “spiritual freedom”. This is a freedom from the eternal consequence for our sin.
We have all disobeyed God's laws either in action or in our thoughts. “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10). “...For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
There is an consequence for that disobedience and that is a death on the inside. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Romans 5:12).
The good news is that God provided a way for us to
overcome sin and death. “Jesus said to him, "'I am the way, the truth, and the
life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me
'” (John 14:6).
Jesus, the Son of God died upon the cross taking all our sin upon himself. “All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6). Iniquity = sin nature.
We receive that FREEDOM from sin by allowing Jesus become our LORD. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
You can receive that Freedom right now by sincerely praying the following prayer:
God in heaven, I acknowledge before you that I have disobeyed your Laws and understand that the consequence for that sin is death on the inside which will lead to eternal death. However, I believe that your son, Jesus Christ, came and died for all my sin and arose from the dead the third day that I might have freedom and eternal life. Therefore, I give my life right now to Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. Amen.
If you honestly prayed that prayer, you are FREE for the eternal consequence of your sin and have a promise of a home in Heaven with God.
Jesus said, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).
1. He was numbered with the transgressors that we might be saints. (Isaiah 53:12, I Corinthians 1:2).
2. He was made to be sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (II Corinthians 5:21, I Corinthians 15:34).
3. He was rejected that we might be fully accepted in the beloved. (Isaiah 53:3, Ephesians 1:6).
4. He was bruised that we might be free from emotional bruises and gain a new identity in him. (Isaiah 53:3, Galatians 2:20).
5. He bore our griefs and sorrows that we might be comforted. (Isaiah 53:4, John 14:18).
6. He carried our diseases that we might be healed by his stripes. (Matthew 8:16-17, I Peter 2:24).
7. He was forsaken of the Father that we might be adopted as children of God never to be forsaken. (Matthew 27:46, Hebrews 13:5).
8. He was made poor that we through his poverty might be made rich. (Philippians 2:6, II Corinthians 8:9).
9. He was made a curse for us that we might be redeemed from the curse of the law and receive the blessings of the Father. (Galatians 3:13-14, Ephesians 1:3).
10. He died that we might be born of the seed of God, become children of God, and have eternal life. (Romans 5:17, 8:16, I John 3:9).
11. He took our sins upon himself that we might be saved from sin and the power of sin. (Romans 5:8, Matthew 1:21).
12. He suffered shame that we might be free from shame. (Isaiah 50:5-6, Romans 10:11).
13. He suffered three days in hell that we might be free from the second death which is the lake of fire. (Matthew 12:40, Acts 2:27, Revelation 20:14-15).
14. He also died that we might receive the inheritance of God as children of God. (Hebrews 9:16-17, Romans 8:17, Galatians 3:29)).
15. He was made a captive that we might be delivered from bondage. (John 18:12, Isaiah 53:8, Luke 4:18).
16. He shed his blood that we might be washed as white as snow. (Isaiah 1:18, Revelation 7:14).
17. He was condemned that we might be forgiven. (Mark 14:64, Ephesians 1:7, Romans 8:1).
18. He was tempted that we might overcome temptation. (Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 4:15, I Corinthians 10:13).
19. He was made a victim that we might be victorious over the enemy. (Isaiah 53:7, John 10:17-18, I John 5:4).
20. He suffered the wrath of God and was resurrected from death and hell that we might be justified. (Isaiah 53:10-11, Romans 4:25, I Thessalonians 1:10).
21. He was betrayed that we might have an faithful witness before God the Father. (Mark 14:41, Revelation 1:5, I John 2:1).
22. He was made weak that in him we might be made strong. (II Corinthians 13:4, II Corinthians 12:10).
23. He did the work for us in his life, death, and resurrection that we might enter into his rest of Salvation by grace through faith. (Romans 3:27, 11:6, Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 4:3-11).