“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17
When colonies were ready to break away from England, it was apparent by the Virginia Convention of 1775 that it would not happen peacefully.
Realizing that war with Britain could not be avoided, Patrick Henry addressed the public with the intention of convincing them that an American Revolution was necessary in order to defend their freedom.
This is where the famous line came from…. he said, “Give me liberty or give me death.”
Man was willing to die for a cause in the pursuit for liberty.
On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
One of the most famous lines from this declaration is the following:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Although every country is far from perfect, I am thankful to live in the United States of America.
I am thankful for every man and every woman that has ever fought to ensure our liberties. And for the many that have given their lives for the freedoms you and I enjoy every day.
I am thankful this country was founded with Godly principals and pray weekly for our leaders that the wisdom of God and the principles of His Word would not decay from this country.
Although man has removed God from many things, I am thankful that our pledge to this country and flag still stands with God still in it…
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
May God continue to bless America!
Although I am grateful for the liberty I have as an American citizen, this is nothing compared to the liberty I have as a citizen in the Kingdom of God.
I pledge to a higher Kingdom then this world…
I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom it stands; one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believe.
Man will fail me. This country will fail me.
God will NEVER fail me.
Man might take my liberties away one day. But man can never take away the liberty I have in Christ.
When I received the gospel of Jesus Christ of the death, burial and resurrection, I became a FREE MAN.
John 8:36 “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
This liberty transcends every country – even in those countries that are against worshiping God.
There are men and women in foreign countries that are willing to risk death in order to have the liberty with Jesus.
WHY? “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
You and I don’t have to physically die for this liberty. Jesus already paid the price for our freedoms.
You and I can be free from anything that would want to imprison or bind us into captivity. We fight a daily fight against the enemy who wants the opposite of what God wants for us.
The enemy wants us imprisoned. God wants to set us free.
The Biblical old covenant (the law) only could do so much. it was a temporary reprieve until the new covenant was established.
Romans 8:3-4 “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
Jesus fulfilled that law and in doing so, created FREEDOM for you and me. We can experience true freedom today, a liberty that can never be taken away. Jesus sets us free. And who the Son has set free is free indeed.
2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”