Freedom—It’s an Inside Job

I was out picking up bagels this morning, part of our “goin’ on a road trip” ritual. I greeted the first man I met with “happy Fourth” and he said “Happy Independence Day.”

The next one I greeted, I said “Happy Independence Day” and she replied, “Do you really think we’re independent?” Thinking about living in a country where some politically appointed folks and take our freedoms away in the blink of an eye, I replied with something lame like, “Not as much as we used to be,” and went on my way.

When I got back in my car, I was pondering how wrong that was, my comments that is. I’m free, and there’s nothing that can change that. My freedom is an inside job. Let me say that again:

My freedom is an inside job!

Jesus freed me from the inside out. I was the slave to sin, captive in the dark cave of the evil one, forced to war against my God and my Maker. In chains I couldn’t see serving a master I hated.

Then Jesus, by a supreme act of violence rolled the stone away from the mouth of my prison, and with nail scared hands broke the chains that bound me.

I’m free, but my independence is an inside job.

Now, no matter where I am, or who holds the prison keys, I am free.

Like Daniel in the lion's den, like the Hebrew children in the fiery furnace, like Joseph in the Pharaoh’s dungeons, like Paul and Silas in the jail in Philippi, I’m free.

My freedom is an inside job!

If you don’t know this freedom, you can! His name is Jesus. Ask Him to show you the way to freedom. He’s got the key to whatever prison holds you.

Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. "So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. - John 8:34-36 NASB

benheadshot1Have a great day.

Be free.

Ben

12 thoughts on “Freedom—It’s an Inside Job

  1. possesshispromises

    Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! This freedom brings peace and joy. May this freedom release you from all the world's limitations and may you be free to reach the heights that God has planned for you.

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