Have you ever wondered exactly WHAT Jesus has freed us from?
If so, get ready because in this episode, we will dive into the 5 profound ways Jesus has given us freedom.
I’m super excited about this because the day this episode is releasing is actually the 4th of July, which is just so fitting because Independence Day is all about FREEDOM, and I’m just so excited to chat about FREEDOM in this way today.
I may or may not have planned that lol, but another really cool fun fact is that it is ALSO my 30th birthday.
Yes, I am a 4th of July baby. And YES, all those fireworks ARE for me (lol just kidding).
BUT YES, an episode went live on my birthday and we are celebrating by talking about allllll about Jesus!
So, all that being said, please join us today as we explore 5 transformative ways in which Jesus has FREED us from the chains that hold us back.
In this episode, you will discover how surrendering to His love and guidance can set you free from fear, insecurity, and the burdens that weigh you down.
Get ready to embark on a transformative journey that will revolutionize your perspective on freedom, and gain practical wisdom and inspiration on how to live out this true freedom in your everyday life.
If you’re tired of chasing temporary sources of fulfillment and yearn for a freedom that transcends the boundaries of this world, then this episode is for you.
What You Will Learn:
- 5 ways Jesus gave us true freedom
- How time & financial freedom as we know it is a lie
- The reason why you feel unfulfilled when you achieve your goals
- How to live out this true freedom in your everyday life
True Freedom Isn’t Found in Money, Time, or Legacy.
This idea of financial freedom, time freedom, and legacy are all incredible and the result of successful businesses… But it’s all just temporary.
I am all for building wildly successful God-ordained businesses – I’m a business owner here.
But what I don’t agree with is neglecting eternal freedom because we’re so busy pursuing temporary freedom.
At the end of the day, there is a reason why money doesn’t bring you happiness.
There is a reason why you still feel unfulfilled when you reach the goals you have worked so hard to achieve.
And there is a reason why you still feel empty inside even though you have a beautiful family, an incredible career, or all of the above.
It’s because we keep searching for eternal freedom in all the wrong places.
We keep searching for freedom here in this physical world and keep pursuing temporary freedom. But true freedom or eternal freedom is only found in Jesus.
So with that said, I want to share with you 5 ways that Jesus has given us this eternal freedom.
#1: Jesus has Freed Us from Being a Slave to Our Sins
Romans 6:14 ESV says, “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you were not under law but under grace.” Romans 6 is all about this and I actually want to share a big chunk of Romans 6 with you:
Romans 6:1-14 ESV “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means. How can we who die to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried, therefore, with him by baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again. Death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died, he died to sin once for all, but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Let not sin, therefore reign in your mortal body to make you obey its passions.
Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life
and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.”
Because Jesus was sacrificed, we no longer have to be slaves to sin. Instead, we become servants of Jesus. We become slaves to righteousness.
As the second half of Romans 6 mentions: When we are made new with Christ, we become slaves to righteousness.
But here’s the thing. Verse 12 in chapter 6 says, “Let not sin, therefore reign in your mortal body to make you obey its passions.” This means that through Jesus, we have the ability to control our flesh.
Through Jesus, we have the ability to control our urges that would lead us to sin.
Temptations are all around us, but with Jesus, we can resist those temptations and we can be freed from the shackles of sin.
Thank you, Jesus.
Because of Him, we do not have to keep living in that.
#2: Jesus Freed Us from Our Sickness and Infirmities
Mark 5:34 ESV says, “And he said to her, Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed of your disease.”
Matthew 8:16-17 ESV says, “When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah. He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”
By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Matthew speaks of Jesus healing the sick as a fulfillment of Isaiah’s beautiful prophecy in Isaiah 53:4 NIV, where it says, “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering.”
With a little bit of digging, I found a really awesome resource that revealed and showcased how the different translations translated the word suffering a little bit differently:
From the Christian Standard Bible, it says, “Yet he himself bore our sicknesses.”
In the New English translation, it says, “But he lifted up our illnesses.”
And in the New Revised Standard Version, it says, “Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases.”
Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would come and he would take up our pain, he would bear our suffering, and he would lift up our illnesses.
And that was confirmed in Matthew 8:17 ESV, when he said “he took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.” And then it was confirmed again by Peter in
1 Peter 2:24 ESV, which says, “By his stripes you were healed. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, you were healed.”
Now, I am not saying that every single sickness and every single thing that you go through is just going to be automatically healed if you believe in Jesus.
That’s not what I am saying.
I truly believe that the Lord can heal, but also at the same time, we are here on this earth and we do have physical sufferings and are going to suffer as humans.
It says so clearly in the Bible.
Even if every single sickness and disease aren’t healed, it doesn’t mean that miracles don’t or won’t happen, and that God can’t perform these miracles now.
Because He absolutely does.
I would recommend that if you believe you are dealing with sickness or infirmity, believe.
Believe that God is who He says He is and believe that you have been freed from this.
Live that out by seeking the Lord in every single thing that you do first.
A couple of different Bible teachers I have studied say that they not only take communion but they take the Word like medicine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, they are taking communion, and reading the Word like it is medicine.
Treat it like medicine.
Truly seek Him above all things.
Seek Him even above a cure.
#3: Jesus has Freed Us From the Darkness
We are broken humans living in a broken world, so yes, we will experience darkness.
But Jesus has freed us from that. Colossians 1:13-14 ESV says, “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption but forgiveness of sins.”
John 8:12 ESV says, “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
And in John 1:5 ESV says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
You see, Jesus is the light, and nothing can overcome the light.
So when you follow Jesus, love Jesus, are serving Jesus, and you are seeking Him above every single thing in your life, there will be no room for darkness.
Darkness will not be able to overcome you.
This reminds me of Isaiah 61:3 ESV. Part of that verse says, “The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” This is a really beautiful verse because it actually reveals how to say goodbye to the spirit of heaviness.
You do this by praising the Lord.
When you praise the Lord, there’s no room for the spirit of heaviness. When you get into the light and are with the light, which is Jesus, there is no room for darkness.
#4: Jesus Freed Us from Strongholds and Demonic Spirits
Matthew 8:16-17 ESV says, “When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah. He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”
Now here’s the thing, strongholds and spirits still exist. We all have probably dealt with many forms of strongholds and spirits. There are sexual strongholds, marital strongholds, financial strongholds, and health strongholds. There are also spirits that deal with those topics as well.
If you want to learn more about spiritual warfare in general, then I really want to recommend a book to you. It is called “Thou Shall Expel Demons” by Derek Prince.
This is the book that I read that opened my eyes to so much in the spiritual realm. And Derek Prince is one of my favorite Bible teachers that I listen to.
#5: Jesus has Freed Us from Ourselves
Mark 8:34-35 ESV says, “And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the Gospels will save it.”
We can so easily become so consumed with our desires, physical wants, and lust that it actually takes over us and controls and consumes us whole.
But Jesus saves us from that.
When we deny that part of us and choose to follow Him instead, He will save us.
Which means He is saving us from ourselves. If it were just up to our flesh, we would become so consumed with our desires.
The reason we would become consumed is that nothing would ever be enough to satisfy us.
Because nothing will satisfy us like Jesus.
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