Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Declaration

Sometime between 33-36AD, Jesus was crucified and died on the cross. This was a declaration against sin. In an act approved by God, Jesus took on the sin of a nation and died to free us from its’ stronghold. We were finally free to spend eternity with our Heavenly Father.

A person doesn’t just claim eternal salvation; they have to accept the free gift. They follow the leadership of God and live by His laws (and grace). From that point on, they function as a new creation.

On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Declaration explained why the thirteen American colonies wanted independence from the British Empire. In an act approved by Congress, the United States of America was officially born.

A nation doesn’t just claim its independence, it has to become independent. The thirteen colonies had to form new leadership and create governing laws. From that point on, they function as a new creation.

July 4, 2012 we make our own declaration. This is a declaration from the stronghold of sin that has kept us captive for far too long. This is a declaration approved by Christ, because He died to free us from it so long ago.

We don’t just claim independence, we have to become independent. God has equipped you and I through His leadership, the law of His Word, and by His generous grace. From this point on, we are a new creation.

Believer, our freedom has been bought with the blood of the Lamb and protected by the blood of the fallen. But have you made a declaration of independence? Or are you still living under the authority of sin? We can’t just say we’re free; we have to walk in freedom.
Are you ready to make your declaration of independence?

Be blessed,

Jennifer

“It 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.” Galatians 5:1

2 comments:

Teri Jones said...

I love the new look and am eagerly anticipating the release of your book! May God continue to bless you and many through you.

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much Teri! I'm so excited to see everything God has planned. :)

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