Some of the Freedoms God Offers Us

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Consider the many wonderful freedoms God offers us:

Freedom from spiritual ignorance and blindness (John 8:12 John 8:12Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
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, 47; Matthew 13:16-17 Matthew 13:16-17 [16] But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. [17] For truly I say to you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
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Freedom from the penalties of sin—eternal death and the automatic penalties in this life (John 5:24-25 John 5:24-25 [24] Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death to life. [25] Truly, truly, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
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; 1 Corinthians 15:54 1 Corinthians 15:54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
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; Hebrews 2:9 Hebrews 2:9But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
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Freedom from condemnation and guilt (Romans 8:1-2 Romans 8:1-2 [1] There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. [2] For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
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; Hebrews 10:22 Hebrews 10:22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
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Freedom from bondage and enslavement to sins and addictions (John 8:32-36 John 8:32-36 [32] And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. [33] They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free? [34] Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin. [35] And the servant stays not in the house for ever: but the Son stays ever. [36] If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
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; Romans 6:4-6 Romans 6:4-6 [4] Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. [5] For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: [6] Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that from now on we should not serve sin.
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, 12-18).

Freedom from many health problems and other burdens as God heals us and helps us (Psalms 103:2-4 Psalms 103:2-4 [2] Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: [3] Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; [4] Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;
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; Matthew 9:35 Matthew 9:35And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
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; Luke 4:18 Luke 4:18The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
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; James 5:14-16 James 5:14-16 [14] Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: [15] And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. [16] Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
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) and the strength to deal with the sufferings we must face in this life as we follow the steps of our loving Savior (1 Peter 2:21 1 Peter 2:21For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:
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Freedom to pray at any time and know that God hears us and answers (1 John 3:22 1 John 3:22And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
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; 5:14-15).

Freedom from severe lack of needs (Psalms 23:1 Psalms 23:1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
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; Matthew 7:7-11 Matthew 7:7-11 [7] Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you: [8] For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. [9] Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? [10] Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? [11] If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
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Freedom from the burden of legalism—from the burden of seeking to earn justification by one’s own works as the religious Jews of Jesus’ day were trying to do (Galatians 2:4 Galatians 2:4And that because of false brothers unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
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; 5:1-4, 13-15).

Increasing freedom from evil human nature as we grow spiritually (Romans 8:7-9 Romans 8:7-9 [7] Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. [8] So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. [9] But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
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; 7:24-25; 6:6, 16-22).

Freedom from fear of death and other fears (1 John 4:18 1 John 4:18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.
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; Hebrews 2:14-15 Hebrews 2:14-15 [14] For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; [15] And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
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; Matthew 10:26 Matthew 10:26Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
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, 28, 31; Psalms 23:4 Psalms 23:4Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.
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And many other freedoms—study the Scriptures, think about it and make your own list!

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