Free from what?
Jesus came to “set the captive Free!” Free from what? What captive? “You shall know The Truth and The Truth shall set you Free!” Who Is The Truth?
“The multitude of your sacrifices—what are they to me?” says the Lord.“I have more than enough of burnt offerings,of rams and the fat of fattened animals;I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. When you come to appear before me,who has asked this of you,this trampling of my courts? Stop bringing meaningless offerings!Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations—I cannot bear your worthless assemblies.” – Isaiah 1:11c-13
The Jews were and are Gods chosen people. They had been given “the law of Moses” and like every other human did a miserable job of keeping it. They, like everyone else, were and are prisoners of their own failure and made repeated sacrifices to seek forgiveness –
THEN CAME JESUS!
He Is The Truth and He Is The One Perfect Sacrifice, Once and for All for All times!
“Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” – John 8:34-36
“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. Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law.” – Galatians 5:1-3
“No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.” – 1 John 3:9
The reason so many Christians feel like a failure and for them worship of, love for and gratitude toward God is an emotional roller coaster and a chore at best is because they don’t fully live in the awareness that they Are Free from the law!
The power of sin is the law – if your power source is the law, what do you think your life will be like?
Care to see the whole Amazing plan laid out?