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The Bible is much more than a book of religion.

#4 Our Independence from Satan

Because God is perfectly righteous and holy and sinners cannot be in His presence,  and  because we were born slaves of Satan, lost and condemned to hell. God had a right to forget the human race and let them go to hell.  He would have been just in doing that.

  

But God is more than just and righteous.  He is also loving and gracious. Because of His love and grace, He devised an amazing plan of salvation that only He could have ever planned. God intervened on our behalf and did what we could not have ever done for ourselves in a million years.   He solved the sin problem by coming down to this earth in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s Son.  He allowed Christ to take the curse of sin for us in His own body on the cross. 

  

Those who come as guilty, lost, helpless sinners to God and trust in Christ’s sacrifice for their sins, are instantly declared righteous.  Read carefully Romans 3-5 concerning this life and death matter. 

  

The good news is that if you put your trust in Christ, He removes the curse of sin from you and counts you as righteous as Jesus Himself, making you fit to dwell in His presence in Heaven forever.  Read I John 5:11-13 about this certainty.

  

Not only does He justify you, declaring you perfect in Christ; but He also breaks Satan’s stranglehold on you, delivering you from his wicked kingdom and translates you into the Kingdom of His dear Son.  Read Colossians 1:13 about this.  As Jesus said in John 8:36, “If the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed!”

  

If you have received Christ as your Saviour, don’t you think it would right for you to bow before Him and invite Him to be Lord of your life?  That’s what the grateful slave who had a loving master did when he had a right to go free.  Read about it in Exodus 21:5-6 He went to the door post and allowed an awl  to be driven through his ear lobe and with that act, he surrendered to his loving master for the rest of his life. 

  Have you made that surrender to Christ?  Have you declared your independence from Satan through the merits of Jesus’ shed blood and have you surrendered voluntarily to Christ as Master and Lord of your life?   

June 26, 2007 - Posted by | Declaration of Independence

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