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No Returns

by Tammy Phillips

So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.

Galatians 5:1 (NLT)

A man was locked away for years. A woman was trapped in an abusive marriage. A couple was saddled with heavy financial obligations. A child was bullied relentlessly. And then, they were set free. The man smiled at the sun warming his face and the woman’s divorce became final on the day she moved into her new apartment, thousands of miles away. The couple’s tax problems were solved and the little boy’s grandmother sent him to a new school.

Would the man go back to prison and ask to be returned to his old cell? Would it be wise for the woman to return to her abusive husband? Should this couple skip some tax laws that would surely put them back into bondage? Would the little boy appreciate it if his grandmother returned him to the school that ignored his cries for help? Of course not!

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By: Chris Allen

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36) (King James Version). Most of us have heard this familiar passage of scripture, but we have never experienced freedom in Christ in our own lives. We desire this freedom and have sometimes had a false sense of it until a crises hits and the freedom we believed we had, seems to dissipate, leaving us feeling bound, bewildered and battered with thoughts of defeat, discouragement and rejection. 

Christ died for us to have an abundant life of freedom in Him, but we have a real adversary who purposefully seeks to kill, steal and destroy our lives. But Jesus says “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”  (John 10:10) (Amplified Bible).  The enemy of our souls tries to set up traps and snares in our lives to get us to doubt God’s love for us and to doubt all that Christ did at the cross to set us free so that we may have a real intimate and personal relationship with God and truly experience the abundant life Christ died to give us. 

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