"So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him." Luke 8:39b, NIV
The spiritual freedom Christ came to give (Galatians 5:1) is available to you.
But the lies that we believe can keep us from that freedom.
Lie #1: The Devil Doesn't Exist. Free, modern people don't believe in such things.
The Truth: Real freedom comes from facing your enemy (Ephesians 6:12).
How to face the enemy:
i. Focus on the Truth.
ii. Be careful. Don't participate in things that glorify the devil.
iii. Take authority in Jesus' name.
iv. Be persistent in prayer.
Lie #2: I can do what I want, when I want, how I want. That's freedom.
The Truth: True freedom comes from making Jesus Lord of your life (Romans 6:22).
Lie #3: I don't need anyone else. I'm free to live my own life.
The Truth: True freedom comes through Christian Community (Luke 8:39).
Question for Reflection
What can get in the way of experiencing real freedom in Christ? (Galatians 5:1)
I welcome your comments.