For 50 Days we have been talking about being freed. This freedom that the world is seeking is not breaking free from the creator like so many movies talk about. Think Planet of the Apes, any AI Robot movies and maybe the Island of Dr Moreau. The creation rising up and freeing itself from the creator. But in those case what ultimately happens is in those rising up life ends up worse off than before. In the garden right at the beginning man in his selfishness wanted to become like the creator. This separated them from God. This put mankind on a road of the bondage of sin and destruction they had no awareness of at the time. In the Garden, they were free, free to walk and talk with the creator. Why then did God wait thousands of years to send a viable freedom strategy into the world? The world wasn’t ready to accept his offer of freedom.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
When Jesus died a sinless life, free of that bondage, on the cross he bridges the gap that was created in the garden. He made a way to once again walk and talk with God. The sin that held us back he wiped clean making us new again. Still many refuse to accept this free gift and live in ignorance to their sinful life preferring to walk in bondage. They have a confused version of who God is, a deity who holds the strings and they want to be free of those. These strings they see are not of the creator but of the enemy who wants to keep them away from cutting the strings that holds them back from a life of freedom.
God sent Jesus to free the world. Do not believe the lie that you can decide to choose this on your deathbed as you are dying from cancer or old age. Death sneaks up on many and the fortunate few that can make deathbed confessions is slim. Just like you would be refused to buy insurance for a dead man, once your life has ceased the choice made before your last breath is sealed. I don’t make this statement to sound like I understand it all, I know that we must make a choice to follow Jesus sooner than later. How many random acts of violence and terrorism do we see in the world? How many freak accidents that kill multitudes of people are in the news, crashes, natural disasters and more. To wait one more second is a wait too long. Freedom is available to you right now. A decision of not now or maybe later is a choice to not choose freedom.
If today you are living in the bondage of sin I urge you don’t wait another minute. Jesus came to set you free from the sin that separates you from the Creator who wants to have a relationship with you. Jesus loves you so much that he died for you so that you may live in freedom. What are you waiting for?
Father, thank you for sending your son Jesus to die on the cross for me. I pray that anyone who needs to experience freedom will ask Him to forgive them of their sin. I pray that they will repent and do a 180 in their lives. Guide them to other believers who speak the truth and can encourage them in their new relationship with you. Let them tell others as talking about it makes it real and encourages them. I thank you, God, that you are using these messages to change the hearts of anyone reading it. Amen.
Thank you for joining me on this 50 Day journey. I will be starting my next journey for 50 Days real soon. We will be exploring a phenomenon that I like to call the 3:16 movement. We see signs of 3:16 and instinctively we think of John 3:16. But did you know there are 48 other 3:16 in the Bible. So in the next 50 Days we will explore what the Bible says in all 3:16 and work to see who they can impact our lives. See you soon for 50 Days of 3:16