Every year on July 4th we Americans celebrate our independence from British rule. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ like me, we have an even greater and more significant liberty to celebrate daily.
The Bible spills over with descriptions of the blessings we have in Christ.
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
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What freedom has been given to us as believers?

Freedom from Sin & Guilt 

 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1

Jesus took the penalty of hell that we deserved, and bore our sin & guilt on the cross Himself.
As believers in Christ Jesus we can experience true freedom because sin no longer reigns over our lives. {This does not mean we never sin. We are just no longer bound in chains by our sins, and therefore strive to live our lives holy for our Lord and Savior. {As a believer in Jesus Christ, we are not perfect, we are just being perfected by the grace of Jesus Christ, not because of anything we’ve done, but because of what HE has done on the cross.} Romans 6, says sin no longer has dominion over us because of the work of Christ that has brought freedom.

So as an American citizen celebrating our Independence this 4th of July, remember to celebrate the freedom God has granted you as a citizen of this nation. But don’t neglect to celebrate true freedom in Christ and the sacrifice He gave to secure it.
Thank you, to all whom have served our country and have paid a great price to help keep our countries freedoms. We solute you!
A collection of great inspiration this Independence Day 2012!

I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
– Psalm 119:45

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
 – 2 Corinthians 3:17

In him [Christ] and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 
Ephesians 3:12

We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus!

– John Hancock (April 18, 1775)

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.

– Dick Cheney

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! 
– Patrick Henry

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

– Ronald Reagan

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