“Jesus sacrificed his life for my liberty”

By Lisa Wilmore

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I greet you in the only names that matters-that name is Jesus the Christ, our savior, our redeemer, our Lord, etc. What better way to start the New Year than worshipping and honoring Him for who He is and what He has done for us. Allow me a moment to worship Him in words. “If it had not been for the Lord, where would I be?” “Without God, I could not do nothing; without Him, I would truly fail.” As the psalmist penned and sang, “I am grateful for the things that you have done. Yes. I’m grateful for the victories we’ve won. I could go on and on and on about your works. Because I’m grateful, grateful, so grateful just to praise you Lord. Flowing from my heart are the issues of my heart, it’s gratefulness.” Lord, I want to thank You for sacrificing Your life for my liberty. I’m grateful!!

At 3 am this morning (1/11), the Lord awakened me to pen this message, which I am grateful and honored to be used by Him and to be able to share a word from Him. The psalmist writes a song with the following words, “ I want to see the blessed face; the man who died for me; He sacrificed His life for my liberty.” Yes! He sacrificed His life for our “freedom.”
Interestingly, I was watching a certain movie on TV a few nights ago. In the movie, there was a young woman that supposedly heard voices and the voices led her to help people who were in trouble. During a particular incident, the voices led her to a building that had two animals that were locked in a gate while barking out of control. The voice continued to say to her, “Free them, Free them”. Of course, the young woman, who happened to be a cop, went against everything she believed in, broke the lock on the gate, and freed the dogs. Unbeknownst to her, there were actually two little girls being detained at this same building and needed to be freed from the abductee. To make this short, when she found them, they were huddled in a corner and were frightened, unclean, in the dark, and closed in small four walls. Nevertheless, this young woman sacrificed everything to give them their freedom.

In like manner, Jesus sacrificed His life to give us liberty-freedom. Like the little girls, we were in darkness, frightened, unclean, closed in the four walls of sin and could not get out. Jesus came along and became a substitute for our sins. The scripture reminds us, “…if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36 NIV). Thank You, Jesus for giving us liberty-freedom!

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