So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36)
This week, Jews all over the world , have been celebrating a feast called ‘Pesach’. The English translation is Passover. At this time they remember the miraculous intervention of God when He freed them from their hard bondage to the Egyptians.
Can you imagine how the captives felt as they started on their ‘exodus’ from Egypt? They were actually going! They were actually becoming free citizens! Free from oppression, free from repression, free from slavery, free, free, free!!
This weekend, Christians worldwide celebrated a different exodus. This exodus was brought about by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ who conquered our slave driver, our oppressor, our hard task manager, the devil. This opened wide the way for mankind to enter into a new kind of freedom, freedom from sin!! If there was rejoicing in the first exodus, how much more is our rejoicing in this second exodus?
The New Testament lists around 80 sins. Here are just a few of them;
Our sin not only hurts others, it damages us also. It can cause emotional pain, physical, mental or physical pain. Sin is always destructive. In John 10:10 we read:
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” However, the next part of that verse says “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
We also read;
Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”
Galatians 5:13 “For you were called to freedom, brothers
2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
Today we can lift up our voices and shout a glad and grateful, hallelujah to God. With the death and resurrection of Christ, there is power for us, through Christ, to find victory over our sin.
Because he lived, because He died, because he rose again, we can experience our own personal exodus from sin, and deliverance into a land of freedom from sin, it’s consequences and it’s pain.
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