BeFreeinChrist is pleased to share a message on Christian freedom. This message from “The Grace Awakening Devotional”, by Pastor Charles R. Swindoll. Published by Thomas Nelson Publishing, this message was reproduced by Insight for Living Ministries (the Bible Teaching Ministry of Pastor Charles R. Swindoll) in August 2003. We would like to thank Thomas Nelson Publishing, Insight for Living and Pastor Swindoll for allowing us to share this message and for their devotion to the Body of Christ.
Without becoming needlessly academic, I want to define a term that I’ve been tossing around. What do I mean when I declare that the Christian has liberty? Essentially, liberty is freedom . . . freedom from something and freedom to do something.
Liberty is freedom from slavery or bondage. It is initially freedom from sin’s power and guilt. Freedom from God’s wrath. Freedom from satanic and demonic authority. And equally important, it is freedom from shame that could easily bind me, as well as freedom from the tyranny of others’ opinions, obligations, and expectations.