Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Old Chains

"You're beyond hope."
"You're a failure."
"Even God can't free you from THAT least, not in this life."

How many times have we heard those same lies from the devil in our heads?

Yet the Lord tells us something different.

Therefore if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.
              --John 8:36
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
              --2 Cor 3:17
Christ has liberated us into freedom. Therefore stand firm and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.
              --Gal 5:1
For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, captives of various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another. But when the goodness and love for man appeared from God our Savior, He saved us—not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
              --Titus 3:3-5
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.
              --2 Cor 5:17

He breaks the chains that bind the soul,
Restores our lives and makes us whole.
He opens wide the long-shut gate,
Proclaiming that we'll no more wait.
Today's the day of liberty.
The Lord himself brings jubilee.

...he and his children are to be released at the Year of Jubilee.
--Leviticus 25:54

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