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John 8:35-36 ESV
The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the SON sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Do you know who you are? So often we forget who we are and the position that HE placed us in. We are no longer slaves to sin. We are HIS children; we are in HIS house. We are forever kept by HIS grace and love. We have a favor that rests on us. GOD has set us free forever.
Today we celebrate the day that our country became free. The freedom we walk in, in this land is indeed a blessing as so many other countries only dream of such freedom. Sometimes we forget just how free we are because it just becomes a way of life that we soon begin to take for granted. So we don't say thank you for being able to wake up in the morning and to go to work without armed guards and military personnel surrounding our work place. Nor do we celebrate being able to choose what we eat and the clothes we wear.
I want to remind you today to celebrate those freedoms, but even more so to celebrate the freedom you have in CHRIST JESUS our LORD. HE made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live free from oppression, condemnation, guilt, sin and anything else the enemy of our souls could muster up. HIS blood (red) blew (blue) away our sins leaving us white as snow in HIS eyes. Remember who you are today! Remember that HE has already set you free from the things that attempt to bind you. Do not return to them, from this day forward. Walk in your freedom.
Thank you to all who have served in our military to ensure that we remain a free country. Freedom is never free. It costs those who stand up to defend it. I thank you for your service. To the families who have lost loved ones who fought for our freedom, know that my prayers are with you always and that I'm standing up for you and fighting for your freedom in the spirit.