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As believers, we know we have assurance of salvation and yet many times we still live under bondage. We are under bondage to fear, worry, anxiety, our past. We don’t live like we are free from sin, free from our past mistakes. Read on to learn the answer to what is freedom in Christ and how to begin breaking bonds of sin in our lives!
Updated and republished from 3/26/2020
What is Freedom in Christ and Why We Do Not Feel Free?
Have you ever been to a circus and seen a giant elephant kept in place by a small clasp around its leg with only a short, pretty flimsy chain attached to it?
You just know that with no effort at all that chain would be no match for that elephant. It could easily break free from its bonds!
But sadly it doesn’t. It continues to be held in its place by this chain that is no true bond at all.
The reason for this is, at a young age, an elephant is often restrained by much heavier, sturdier chains. The poor young elephant tries to break free but cannot. At its young age and its much smaller size, it cannot get itself free from those heavy chains.
Over time, the elephant stops trying.
At that point, the keepers know they can switch out the heavy chains with that tiny little chain that offers no constraint at all. By this point the poor elephant has become conditioned to its bondage. It no longer tries when it feels that clasp on its leg.
The elephant sees its attempts at freedom as fruitless.Have you ever wondered why, as a believer, you know you are saved and yet you still feel under bondage? Learn what it is to have freedom in Christ and begin breaking bonds? Click To Tweet
Freedom in Christ – Your Spiritual Chains
Many of us are like that elephant. We have been so held down by things in our former life that we fail to recognize that we can easily break free from them.
We know that Yeshua saved us. He took our sin and our shame and bore them to the cross, atoning for us and paying the price that was ours to pay
There is little doubt we KNOW He gave us freedom and liberty! But yet we have sometimes become so conditioned to the what binds us that we fail to live in that freedom.
Galatians 5:1 says:
Yet we remain in bondage to a chain that we have been conditioned to believe holds us but in reality, Yeshua has freed us from.
What is freedom in Christ? It’s knowing you hold the keys! It is breaking bonds and walking in that freedom!
The keys to the Kingdom are ours! They are the keys that free us from the prison of sin we have lived in.
We remain in bondage while freedom is ours. We should be breaking bonds, not giving in to them!Many of us carry our heavy chains in the Kingdom with us, don't we? We have been so chained down in bondage to things in our former life that we fail to realize that we can easily break free from them. Click To Tweet
What is Freedom in Christ? – It’s Breaking Bonds in Your Life
It could be bondage to fear, insecurity, past mistakes, temptation, and yes, even religion! Many of us come to Messiah only to continue to live under the bondage to the sins of the past.
We have eternal life and yet we feel as though we are bound to the past! We are bound to the very things Yeshua came to redeem us from!
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 says:
The Weapons of Our Warfare
The enemy is the one who wants you to believe that you are still bound by that tiny chain around your leg! He wants you to believe you are chained in place when, in reality, you could easily be free from it.
You break them with the weapons of our warfare !
So what are the weapons of our warfare?
Ephesians 6:14-18 tell us about our armor and our weapons!The enemy is the one who wants you to believe that you are still bound by that tiny chain around your leg! He wants you to believe you are chained in place when, in reality, you could easily be free from it. Click To Tweet
The Word of God and Prayer as Weapons
It’s not enough to simply ask ‘what is freedom in Christ?’. We need to also ask (and learn) WHERE that freedom comes from!
Where Does Freedom in Christ Come From?
Freedom in Christ comes the the Word of God and prayer and we break that chain the enemy has used to make us believe we are constrained by using them to remind him of truth! We remind him of what God says!
Studying the Bible can allow you to easily cast down arguments and imaginations which the enemy uses to make you believe you are no better off saved than you were before! He lies and with each lie secures you in place with that imaginary chain!
But God says otherwise!
That is why getting into the Word, guarding your heart and mind and casting down those arguments using the truth of the Word is so vital!! Each time you do, you’ll hear that chain snap open, breaking bonds!
Walk in the freedom Messiah Yeshua has given you and don’t allow the enemy to keep you chained in place! Start breaking bonds and living free!
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