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By Faith and By Jesus' Sacrifice, We Have Freedom Part I
Bible Verse Galatians 5:13-14
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Jesus told us anyone who commits sin is a slave to sin, however, those who believe in Him are free indeed. And because of our fallen nature, without Christ we are a slave to our own sin nature. However, through Jesus and His sacrifice for us the power of sin over us has forever been broken. And therefore, through faith we are free from sin and the power of sin over our lives. This is the heart of the message of Galatians. Paul through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, spent six chapters explaining this basic concept to the Galatian church in order to prevent them from losing their freedom by the schemes of the Judaizers. And God through the preservation of His word has made it available for our edification as well. With our salvation, we were forever changed and adopted into the family of God.
Through faith we have become children of God and joint-heirs with Christ. Dear child of God this is so very important to our understanding of a strong Christian life. With our salvation came the deposit of Christ's nature inside of us to live a life pleasing to God. By faith, through the renewing of our spirit, we received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. God's spirit resides inside of each and every one of us. And this is what drives our motivation to follow the Lord, love those around us and obey His word. And from the new spirit given to us by the power of God, stems our desire to know and study God's word the Bible. And it's the Bible, which is illuminated to our spirit by the Holy Spirit residing in us, that we learn more about our Lord and Savior. From God's word we learn about His interactions with mankind regarding His plan of redemption, made available to us through faith in Christ.