Set Free Indeed!
Sin and death rule over humanity like a cruel, menacing slave driver. That’s been the dark spiritual reality of mankind ever since Adam and Eve chose to disobey God in the Garden of Eden and fell into sin.
However, the Bible has wonderful, liberating news that comes directly from the realm of the Spirit. The “law of sin and death” which reign over this world have been overcome!
Our Avenger and Liberator is the One who is the Son of the Living God—Jesus Christ! He has forever broken the power of sin. Indeed, as the Scripture reveals to us, “the law of the Spirit in Christ Jesus” has set us free from “the law of sin and death!” (see Romans 8:2) The spiritual bondage under which this world groans has been broken—but only for those who believe and have been born-again into God’s family.
This is the essence of the “Gospel of Grace.” Scripture informs us that it’s by “grace through faith” that we’re saved, and that “grace is not of ourselves, it is God’s gift.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)
Set free indeed! Of course, it’s much more than any of us deserves—that’s why it’s called “grace!”
We all need to grow in our understanding and appreciation of the powerful, supernatural nature of grace that is available to every son or daughter of the Most High. It is by the magnificence of grace that we are not only set free from the power of sin but also enabled to live an overcoming life.
Because of God’s great love for us, his grace equips us to be “more than conquerors” so that we can fulfill the destiny to which He has called each of us—to be victorious in this life and to rule and reign in the life to come!
Our life is meant to be lived supernaturally—dependent on God’s presence and power. If anyone claims to be a “follower of Jesus” but is attempting to do so “under their own steam,” by their own wits and self-effort, that person is destined for failure by God’s standards.
The Lord wants us to depend upon him so that He can live through us—by his grace!
Until the next time, walk in the Spirit… and be a blessing!