was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had
opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
"Now the Lord
is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is
liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in
a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the
same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the
"...if the Son makes
you free, you shall be free indeed."
Liberty to follow
God way, not license to sin:
I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to
all, that I might win the more; and to the
Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are
under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who
are under the law; to those who are without law, as without
law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward
Christ), that I might win those who are without law; to the
weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have
become all things to all men, that I might by all means save
some. Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I
may be partaker of it with you."
are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are
lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any."
refers to the spiritual freedom we have in His Kingdom,
not to the physical or earthly "freedoms" of the world.
Walking with Jesus, we may be hated, imprisoned and killed for
our faith, but such assaults do not infringe on the
we enjoy in Christ!
therefore in the
liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be
entangled again with a yoke of bondage."
submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake,
whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who
are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise
of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing
good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men as
free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as
bondservants of God."
1 Peter 2:13-16
itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption
into the glorious liberty of the children of God."