Freedom is in Christ

Be Free in Jesus

The Gospel of St Luke is one of the synoptic writings. It mirrows the messages of hope found also in Matthew and Mark. The message of hope can be reassuring to those who are lost and in a world of doubt and fear. I want to introduce you to Him who have the power to heal from fear and deliver from the ravages of our individual prisons. A fitting story of deliverance can be found In chapter 13:10-17 of Luke's gospel where we see Christ the Messiah meeting an unnamed woman in a synagogue, a place where He often teach about the goodness and mercy of God. Paul later confirmed the theme of this message in his epistles indicated that anyone who does not have the spirit of God does not belong to Him. Like all human beings this lady had a spirit, the human spirit that keep her breathing and living as normal. However, she was possesed by another spirit, not from God. Every person's spirit can be categorised as either good or bad.This spirit was the wrong kind of spirit, the spirit that bound her and kept her imprisoned for 18 years, an entire lifetime for anyone in such state. It must ahve been a lifetime of torture, trials and failures. An evil spirit can cause physical as well as emotional and spiritual disability. This kind of spirit is evil and is of Satan the enemy of God and of His children. The spirit that all mankind need for spiritual and emotional, as well as physical health is the Holy Spirit of God.
Preachers and teachers everywhere, when we preach, we must see individuals as God's creation and needing that touch of deliverance to make them whole. In this episode Jesus saw an individual who was in trouble, ravaged, controlled, one bent over in pain and misery for 18 years. Delivered the lady that day, and cured her by driving out the evil spirit that controlled and handicapped her for so long. The woman did not go to Jesus, fall on her knees, confess her faith, nor beg to be healed. Maybe she had not heard of, nor was aware of who Jesus was. Maybe His fame had not yet reached her community. He saw standing there and recognised her needs, He called her to come to him and when he put his hands on her, she was healed. Maybe she have heard many calls in her life, but this call was exceptional, she met the real deliverer of God. Here is a perfect picture of unmerited and unsolicited grace on a gigantic scale. Later on Jesus was criticized by the Jewish establishment for healing the woman on the Sabbath. However, Jesus the great teacher and emancipater pointed out to his critics the error of their thoughts and deeds. These were church people "churchy" in today's modern terms, they were belonging to the synagogues, yet Jesus had to remind them that on the Sabbath they untied a donkey or an ox to give it water yet they crticized Him for showing mery to a human being. In other words "where is your humanity?" Christ did no more than untied a  daughter of Abraham, a woman bound in misery for many years, and set her free from the grip of Satan's control. The question then was and is, which is more important, an animal or a human being? His critics gave no response, they had no answer to Christ soul searching question, but slipped away ashamed of themselves.

Do you want to be healed? Do you want to be free? That question resounds through the annals of time and still relevant today as it ever was. Are you bound for long, many years may be uncertain who to trust or where to go for healing and deliverance? Do you know the Christ of God? Well, I introduce Him to you today, just call His name now, wisper a prayer to Him! Whatever is your situation, He can deliver you from all your sins. Whatever is your problem, He can solve them, whatever is your needs He can supply, however deep is your prison, you can be made free. You may say you are a good person, you never hurt anyone, well it's not good people who will be saved, it's born again people. Accepting Christ as your savior is not an expedition into the the south or north pole. He is standing there, wherever you are, in your bedroom, in your living room, or kitchen, or in a public open space, He is ready to receive your call and He will grant you, your deliverance. Let it be so now!

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Kenny MG 5 years ago from A Child of the Universe Author

Kurtis, A clear and decisive answer to your question is not possible. Mainly because there are multiple reasons why many people reject the Christ of God. Most of it depends on ones circumstances, expectations, the environment in which we were brought up, but mainly because we overlook the efforts of mans greatest foe. There is a spiritual titanic battle going on for each of our (humanity) souls. Satan knows the ultimate destination - the paradice hope of man, and because he lost it when he rebelled, he wants to prevent us from having it. Even though he knows he is already beaten -Christ defeated him through His death and resurrection, he does not give up or give in easily. So daily he broadcast his hate and rejection of God into us, and we like slaves follow his LEAD - unknowinglky I might add. Only when we accepts Christ that spiritual chain to sin - following Satans ways, can be broken! So breaking free from our spiritual grave is not as simple as it looks - Yet it is easy when we know it. Salvation in Christ is a powerful and free gift to mankind, even if we deny it, but it can set us free when we accepts it. For it is not of works that we are saved, lest we could boast - it is by faith in Christ shed blood that we are saved, the ultimate free gift of God's love to humanity. Many are blinded to this because Satan is at work daily doing this. On the other hand many are being saved daily, because God is at work through Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, setting free many captives.

Kurtis Langer (not the one before) 6 years ago

I want to know why people reject Christ. What could possibly be better than knowing the creator of the universe is in your heart. I do understand that people think that because your a Christian, that "you can never have fun." but this is a lie. Becoming a Christian is the best thing you can do for yourself. I love and follow Christ, and I still have fun. But in any case, It's not a thing about having fun or not, It's whether you want to spend an eternity in Heaven with Him. But It's not a "get out of jail" card. You have to truely follow and Love God as He loves you.

Susette Robinson  7 years ago

Thare is no one else to give you complete freedom from sin like Christ.

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Kenny MG 7 years ago from A Child of the Universe Author

And what a "way" He is DeBorrah! Humanity truly and shakeliy travels through the dark corridors of life without Christ. Only the light He gave, restores our hope and guide our path towards a better tomorrow. Come rain or sunshine or even the present economic woes, which is sending many into depression and failures our steps are sure in all unstable climates. Love, Joy and Peace in Him

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago

Kenny MG,

Wonderful hub! Ministry must go beyond the walls… There really is "True Freedom in Christ! Life is and has becoming overwhelming for many. The rate in which our economic status has declined as a country is shocking. All of us are impacted in one way or another. Many are in a survival mode… But you are right we can still have hope in the Lord! The scriptures are rapidly fulfilling themselves. Just look around us! Yet, we as Christians have something precious to extend to others. We can offer a lasting, fulfilling relationship to others with unending growth possibilities? JESUS CHRIST truly is the WAY. He can make a way out of no way. He is all that and more… An yes, He can “TOUCH“ you like no one else; Great example of the woman! Thank you reaching out to share and helping others to realize that they can accept Him, anywhere and at any time! Blessings!

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Kenny MG 7 years ago from A Child of the Universe Author

Thomas I suspect there are many more who will confess to be in a position of hopelessness. The circumstances we face in life are common to humanity, some people when things gets tough, thats the time they triumph in adversity. Others crumble and fall under due to the pressure of the time. Yet there is a way out of every situation, you just cannot give up because things are bad or you would have failed those who look up to you and yourself. Those who hope in God, will be like the three Hebrew boys thrown in King Nebuchadnezzar's fire. All people around them fail and bowed to an image due to the threat of death. Their response, was "oh king live forever, but even if God, does not deliver us, we will not bow to your image". Because of their active faith, God came in the fire with them and the fire was unable to hurt them. He will have His reasons when to intervene in our situations, but even if He doesn't, out faith should not fall into hopelessness.

Thomas Royale 7 years ago

I feel trapped by the present situation in the world. Yet I struggle with the hope of freedom Christ offers, why?

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Kenny MG 7 years ago from A Child of the Universe Author

Yes Kurtis, many who refuse Him today will one wants to reach out to Him but will find it just a little bit too late

Kurtis Langer 7 years ago

Why is it so strange to people when the name Jesus is mentioned. I am proud to call His name because He saves and gives hope to a world lost in sin

Rebecca Evans 7 years ago

Thankfully there is someone who offers hope in a time of utter failures in government and society

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Kenny MG 7 years ago from A Child of the Universe Author

The economic downturn has certainly brought about much misery in the lives and circumstances of family. The news highlighted half a million new graduates into an already saturated job market. It was also announced that the number of people on the dole is closer to 6 million. So while all Christians and no beleivers alike are suffering, faith people have a lot more stability because they cling to the hope in Christ. This is not a dead hope but a lively one that excites the spirit and remove the depressed feelings of helplessness. If you are out of a job don't dispair, their is a window of opportunity open for you in Christ. Where do I go from here is a common theme among no hopers. Even so come Lord is the risponse of those who accept Christ as Lod.

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