Jesus is the only one who can free, save, and deliver you. Finding freedom in Christ is established the moment you receive His free gift of grace. The daily process of walking that out—finding freedom in the day-to-day—is a continual process done by getting into His Word, believing it, and applying it.
Second Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (emphasis added)
- Teaches you about Him, you, and the promises available to you
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”—2 Corinthians 1:20
- Shows you where you went off course
“How many are my iniquities and sins? Make me know my transgression and my sin.”—Job 13:23
- Reveals how to get back on course
“The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”—Psalm 119:130
- Trains you to walk out the new life you’ve been given through Jesus
“… as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”—2 Peter 1:3-4
Finding freedom in Christ doesn’t mean you are free to sin. Instead, it is being free from sin. As a Christian, you have all you need for “life and godliness.” And you can be a “partaker of the divine nature” of Christ, overcoming the corruption and sin in the world.
- “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”—Galatians 5:1
- “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”—John 8:36
- “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”—1 Corinthians 6:12
What Do You Need to be Freed From?
The enemy’s goal is for you to think about and feel…
As a follower of Christ, you have passed from life to death (1 John 3:14). You no longer need to fear death (2 Timothy 1:10). This, however, doesn’t mean the enemy backs away and leaves you alone. In fact, he attempts to magnify these thoughts in your mind in hopes you will be ineffective in your work for God’s Kingdom. But, as 2 Timothy 3 (above) reminds you, His Word equips you–making you effective for His kingdom.
So, get into His Word and begin finding freedom in Christ today!
7 Freedoms You Have in Christ
As a Christian, you have a number of freedoms given to you through Jesus. As you go through the list below…
- Pause and meditate on each truth
- Ask God to remind you of these truths in your daily life
- Speak and pray for the truth when an opposing thought enters your mind
- Thank Jesus for the freedom you have in Him
Finding Freedom in Christ Means…
- You are free from the curse of the law.
Because you cannot fulfill all the requirements of the law, the law issues consequences for not keeping it. You cannot fulfill all the requirements because, as Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Accepting Jesus’ death and resurrection frees you from the consequences of your sin!
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)…”—Galatians 3:13
- You are free to call God “Dad” and relate to Him as a son or daughter.
Not only did God purchase you out of slavery, but He also adopted you as His own. Galatians 4:6 says you can call Him “Abba, Father,” which means Dad, a reflection of the intimate and close relationship you have with God because of Jesus.
“Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”—Galatians 4:7
- You are free to approach the throne of God and make your requests known.
God cares about every area of your life. He wants to know all that is on your heart: worries, anxieties, gratitude, and joys. Hebrews 4:16 says that because of Christ, you are free to “come boldly to the throne of grace… in your time of need.”
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God…”—Philippians 4:6
- You are free to partake in every spiritual blessing.
In Christ, every spiritual blessing is available to you. As Peter wrote, you have “all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue…” Freedom in Christ means you can partake–join in, enter into, and consume–these divine blessings.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ…”—Ephesians 1:3
- You are free to enter heaven and have eternal life after life on earth.
Jesus “abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (1 Timothy 1:10). So, you do not have to fear death. You can have confidence that Jesus has prepared a place for you in heaven and will receive you with open arms.
“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”—John 14:2–3
- You are free from being held guilty because of your sin.
Because you are “in Christ” when you receive His gift of salvation, you are not condemned or seen as guilty because of your sin. God the Father does not condemn Jesus and therefore does not condemn you.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus…”—Romans 8:1
- You are free from shame.
Psalm 34 says that when you look to Him, you will not be put to shame. God promises that when you believe, look to, and trust in Jesus, you are free from shame. Shame pronounces you guilty, but Jesus pronounces you guiltless.
“For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.’”—Romans 10:11
Finding freedom in Christ means that you can enjoy the blessings of a restored relationship and walk with God in your daily life.
Adam and Eve walked with God in the Garden of Eden before their relationship with Him was broken. This brokenness has been passed down from generation to generation. However, God provided His Son to restore that relationship. Confessing your sin, believing in His work for salvation, and receiving Him into your life breaks the bond of slavery and frees you from sin’s penalty!