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The Real Meaning of Easter
by Tonja Taylor
12/07/2019 / Salvation
What does Jesus’ death and resurrection mean to us? The simplest definition is Freedom!
This means Freedom from death, the curse, the power of destruction; freedom from lies to live and love the Truth; freedom from fear, doubt, worry, stress–freedom to be who God created us to be, and to be glad about it!
Here are just three verses (from The Passion Translation) about our glorious freedom in Christ!
Psalm 34:22 says, “But the Lord has paid for the freedom of his servants, and he will freely pardon those who love him. He will declare them free and innocent when they turn to hide themselves in him.”
Psalm 107:14 says, “His light broke through the darkness and he led us out in freedom from death’s dark shadow and snapped every one of our chains.”
2 Corinthians 3:12 “So then, with this amazing hope living in us, we step out in freedom and boldness to speak the truth.” (TPT)
Galatians 5:1 also says, "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."
It is for freedom we’ve been set free! If we humans desire for enslaved children and people to be free; if we desire animals to be free from abuse; if we desire creation to be free from pollution; if we desire our atmospheres to be free from stress and strife; how much more does the God of Heaven and earth want us to be and stay free–and enjoy it!
Freedom (by the power of His Grace) to live in Christ, to His Glory, is what I mean here. In submitting to His loving leadership, we are truly and forever free!
As He says in Galatians 5:1, “Let me be clear, the Anointed One has set us free—not partially, but completely and wonderfully free! We must always cherish this truth and stubbornly refuse to go back into the bondage of our past.”
If you have not received the freedom of Christ, or if you’re not sure, just choose to believe (or, if you don't think you can do it, ask Him to help you believe!) that God is real and good. He is the One Who created you and gives you every breath and every other good thing!
For God so loved the world–everyone–that He gave His only Son, Jesus, that whoever believes in Him should not die, but have everlasting life! John 3:16!
Say this out loud: “Dear Jesus, I believe you were crucified for my sins–what I’ve done against Your Holy Word–and I need You to please forgive and cleanse me. I believe You rose again after three days and live forever, ruling in Heaven and preparing a place for those who believe in You. Please come into my life and be my Leader and Savior and LORD, my best Friend for life. I receive You now and thank You. Amen!”
Now, if you just said this prayer out loud, the LORD is so good to hear and answer! All who call upon the Name of the LORD shall be saved (Romans 10:13)! He loves you and has been waiting for you to acknowledge and receive His loving leadership. Now, you have an eternal Covenant with Him, through your belief (faith) in what He did for you!
As Him to lead you to the right group of people who will help you truly grow in Christ, and to help you find the right Bible for you to study. He will. He loves you, and delights in you and will help you with every detail of life as you ask and trust in Him! As He says in Isaiah 65:24, “Even before they call, I will answer; while they are still speaking, I will hear.”
Trust Him and be free. He is faithful forever!
Tonja K. Taylor is the author of many works, including THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCESS PEARL, P.O.W.E.R.* Girl! series. She and her husband Clayton minister the Word through teaching, preaching, and the arts, through River Rain Creative Arts (You Tube, God Tube), their church, and beyond.
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