Happy Independence Day everyone! We are free.
I could go on a tangent about the meaning of freedom and what it means. Dear reader, let me tell you a story about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what that means for me and you.
Jesus lived the perfect life that no one lived. For 33 years. For 33 years, Jesus lived in the perfect will of His Heavenly Father that no human on earth has lived. He did ministry, He healed the blind, He healed the sick, and many other encounters He had with people of all different walks of life. The multitudes followed Him. Jesus loved them back.
~”Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased.”~John 6:2, NKJV~
That’s right. Jesus loved all of the people who He encountered throughout His life. He made the blind people see. He made the deaf people hear. He drew MULTITUDES of people into Himself so that they could experience Abba and His great love for themselves.
And even though Jesus loved the multitudes, there were some of those multitudes that followed Him that did not love Him the same way that He loved them unconditionally. Jesus met the sick and all kinds of people where they were at. He knew that this road that His Heavenly Father meant for Him to walk on for 33 years of His life would change the world. He knew what it meant: freedom for all through Him, the Son of God.
Jesus paid the price for the multitudes of this world to have freedom in Him. He did this though His death on the cross. He shed His blood for all of the human race to see, experience, and take in freedom as His gift for all of humanity to embrace: For eternity, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
And that brings me to my next point: America is a free nation. A nation of which is free to worship God. America is free to go to church. America is free to pray in public and behind closed doors. America is free because the Son of God, Jesus Christ, set her free from oppression on the cross.
On the cross, Jesus died. On the cross, Jesus wept. On the cross, Jesus shed His blood for peoples of every tribe, tongue, and nation (including America) to come to know Him.
Jesus died for you. Jesus died for me. Jesus died for freedom.
This is what makes America a special nation. You see, dear reader, God worked it out for America to be a free nation. All things, including the birthing of America, worked out all for the purposes of Jesus to be glorified. This brings me to my final point.
Jesus rose. Jesus rose from the grave, giving victory a name for all the multitudes who follow Him. Jesus rose from the grave, giving victory to those who do not know Him even though they freely do whatever they want in the name of freedom. Jesus rose from the grave, giving victory to every tribe, tongue, and nation. This is where the freedom of America comes from: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And that is how freedom came into being: Through the eternal salvation that is offered freely in Jesus Christ.
~”So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.”~John 8:36, NLT~
We are free. We are free, in the Name of God. We are free, in the name of the Holy Spirit. We are free, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 🙂
Now, I want to take the time to pray for America, dear reader and that God will continue to bless this great nation. Let us pray!:
Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to die for every nation, including America. Thank You that through the precious blood of Jesus Christ that everyone can find freedom through His eternal salvation. Thank You for the blessings You showered and continue to shower on America. Thank You for making this nation great. I pray for continued blessings upon America and that You will bless everyone, who lives in America and regardless of whether he or she identifies as an American. You love the Europeans, the Latin Americans, the Africans, the Asians and other races who come to live in this melting pot called America. Bless them, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Bless the immigrants, who come to live in America too, and give them the tools that they need to continue to make America a nation of abundance. Bless the readers, who opened up this blog post, and let this prayer bless them, their friends, and their families richly. Bless America, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless America! Thanks for reading and may God bless you too! ❤