Just a few quick thoughts.
I ran across this passage from Isaiah today in doing some cross-referencing on the meaning of freedom. It is such a beautiful promise and so descriptive of what Jesus has done for us, that I felt I needed to share it…
“Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered? But thus saith the Lord, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.” (Isaiah 49:24,25.)
Certainly He has taken us away who were “prey” and “captives” of the mighty and terrible…
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” (Luke 4:18-21)
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
The only true freedom begins in our Lord Jesus Christ at the cross.
Wow! What fabulous thoughts with which to ponder real freedom on Independence Day! Thank you, Holy Spirit!