Independence Day represents the day the Continental Congress unanimously approved the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain’s ruling authority. After a long battle with Great Britain’s imperial army, the colonies comprising the United States declared their freedom from their bondage to England.
We enjoy many freedoms in the United States that many people around the world can only dream of. However, we are still in a very intense battle. We are engaged in spiritual warfare that never ceases. Since the writing of the Declaration of Independence, Satan continues to keep many in bondage to sin. Sin is the ultimate enemy of each citizen in the great United States.
Jesus won the battle over sin and death when He sacrificed Himself on the cross. John 3:16 teaches us, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Because Jesus accomplished God’s mission on the cross, all are allowed to trust Christ as the Son of God and immediately enjoy freedom from the bondage of sin. Jesus opened the jail cell door, but, sadly, too many Christians are sitting in the cell and living as if they were still in bondage.
God desires His creation to live in the fruits of the Spirit. He wants Christians to live with complete peace and joy by abiding in Christ through obedience. Striving for complete submission to Christ is the only path to real freedom.
Take an inventory of the level of peace and joy being experienced in your life. The amount of joy and peace experienced is a direct reflection of the level of faith and obedience to Christ. If you desire a higher level of joy and peace, you should immediately seek Jesus and submit further to His leading. Enjoy Independence Day, and enjoy freedom from sin in Christ!

Under the mercy,

Craig Wrobleski, president

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