Gal 5:1a Stand therefore in that liberty with which The Messiah has set us free…
2 Cor 3: 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom
What is liberty?
- Freedom, independence, liberty refer to an absence of undue restrictions and an opportunity to exercise one’s rights and powers.
- World model of Freedom?
2 Peter 2:
17 These people are as useless as dried-up springs or as mist blown away by the wind. They are doomed to blackest darkness.
18 They brag about themselves with empty, foolish boasting. With an appeal to twisted sexual desires, they lure back into sin those who have barely escaped from a lifestyle of deception.
19 They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you.
CHURCH FLOURISHING UNHINDERED
Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labour in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
CURRENT THREATS TO OUR LIBERTY
War and Rumours of war (Mass mobilisation)
John 8:31 So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
YOUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT
Phil 1:6 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.