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Summary: The rules or laws of a nation or a church is not our main message, our main message, rather it is Jesus Christ’s liberating and soul saving love!

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Bondage or Liberty? You Choose: But Christians Are Free People! Re: 4th of July Kelly Durant 7- 2015

John 8:36 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Gal 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

2. How many of you here celebrate the 4th of July? And when is the independence day of your country of birth? It is good for people to remember the day you a nation was liberated from their oppressors! If we forget history we are doomed to repeat it!

The 4th of July is celebrated by people with fireworks and bar-b-ques! Did you know it is Biblical to remember when you as a people were liberated from oppressors? In the O.T. we see the clear example of the Jews remembering the Passover. The Passover highlighted the day that pharaoh decided to let the people go with Moses to the Promised Land and be free from Egypt. We should always reflect on the O.T. because it teaches us parallels to the life of Christ.

Easter for us, as Christians, is our day of independence: our liberation from our own sinful selves and death! The Jews at that time when Jesus was resurrecting were remembering their freedom from the death angel in Egypt! And now over 3,000 years later for Jews and 2,000 for the Christians we still celebrate these liberations! Easter is a big celebration of victory!

4. It is okay to be patriotic and share in the roots of the people you live with and grew up with! We must learn history! All of us can be very glad that Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean Islands did not remain under the domination of the Spanish and oppression of the slave trading Europeans!

Being Patriotic does have its limits. In American history a famous saying is, “God and country!” and the supposition is that you reverence God first then your country! Imagine if every man reverenced the hierarchy in that order, our world would be more like God’s Kingdom!

The problem today is the celebration of nations is under attack by those applying a guilt trip, that your nation because of its past sins is not worthy. More and more the displaying of the American flag is prohibited! The aniti-christ media and corrupted government officials are trying to prepare the world for a one world government and they cannot do that if each person demands respect for their own nation. The world can still have peace with individual nations!

5. There is a well-known image of the cycle of nations. This cycle has repeated itself with ancient Israel, with most every country, and it can be applied to the lives of certain individuals as well. At first a nation starts out in bondage, then they grow and gain strength with spiritual faith, with faith they gain courage; they then fight to gain liberty. Then they progress with abundance and blessings but that leads to selfishness, complacency, apathy, and finally dependence, which is the stage where a majority people see the U.S.A. currently! The next step is bondage again. But bondage usually comes not from the same original oppressor as was the case of Israel who were first under Assyria, then under Babylon.


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