True freedom flows from the throne of grace
Ushered by Christ, the King of kings
Who died for us to see His face
Enter His joy, His praise to ring.
Sin constricts us, binds and blinds us
But Christ Jesus came to set us free
Sin separates us and condemns us
But Christ reunites us with the Almighty.
This freedom we must all maintain
Defend, cherish, guard jealously
If we are truly born again
Because Satan lurks secretly.
Like Pharaoh pursued Israel fleeing
So will Lucifer pursue the redeemed,
To ensnare, and stop them from seeing.
Therefore stand fast, rid yourself of sin-weed.
Galatians 4:21-5:1 (New International Version)
Hagar and Sarah
21Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? 22For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. 23His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.
24These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar. 25Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. 26But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. 27For it is written:
"Be glad, O barren woman,
who bears no children;
break forth and cry aloud,
you who have no labor pains;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
than of her who has a husband."[
28Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29At that time the son born in the ordinary way persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. 30But what does the Scripture say? "Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman's son."[ 31Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.
Freedom in Christ
1It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery
13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree."Gal3:13
Life Through the Spirit
1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. Rom8:1-2
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