Monday, July 4, 2011
As our country remembers and celebrates Independence Day I enjoyed watching the fireworks lighting up the sky. The light lasts for a minute and then fades, but the light from the stars shines on. Light from heaven endures. The light from the stars, moon, and sun shines on to testify of even greater freedom offered from the creator of the Universe.
The freedoms a country has are wonderful. I pray our country maintains them, and lives according to the principles that God has established for it's success. These freedoms free us to also learn of and enjoy the freedoms offered to us by Christ. Freedom from sin, bondage, and death. True liberty found only in Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:2 "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."
2 Corinthians 3:17 "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."
Galatians 5:1 "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."
Mosiah 5:8 "And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives."
Ether 2:12 "Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written."
Serving the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, has many many many levels of freedom associated with it. Both temporal and spiritual. We can receive it through faith. God is good.