True Freedom is from Jesus Christ

 

How Do You Know That You Are REALLY Free?

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” – John 8:31-32
If you really know Jesus, then you are really free. Jesus is the truth that sets you free. He is the source of truth and the perfect standard of what is right. Through Him, we are free from the consequences of sin. He does not give us freedom to do whatever we want, but freedom to know and follow God.


The freedom of Christ IS the freedom to follow and act in accordance with Christ.

So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men. For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous. The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Romans 5:18-21

In the Old Testament, God’s people were expected to obey a long list of laws. Since there were so many of them, it wasn’t hard to fall into sin. Obeying the laws could be compared to climbing a very tall ladder to get to God. With so many rungs, it would be very easy to miss one and stumble.

Since Jesus already paid the price of sin for us on the cross, he is essentially at the top of the ladder and will reach out to us if we call on Him to do so. Once Jesus saves you, you are free from climbing the rungs – free to be with and follow Him. Your new freedom is out of His love and saving grace. It is through God’s power not your own that you are saved.

The freedom of Christ IS the freedom to serve.
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be

subject again to a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1

Christ came not to condemn us, but to set us free. The freedom we have is NOT to do whatever we want and fall back into sin (slavery) and selfish desires, but freedom to live unselfishly and to show God’s love to others. We are free to honor God through following His ways and serving others. Jesus taught His disciples that the greatest person in God’s kingdom was the one who serves all.