Are You Abounding in Liberty?January 13, 2015
Free IndeedJanuary 15, 2015
Make your stand for liberty. Many have given their lives for freedom. We can never give that up. But our freedom in Christ is not automatic. We get it all when we are born again, but we can lose it if we aren’t careful. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free” (Galatians 5:1).
Most churches teach a mixed grace message mixing law with grace. That means they accept their salvation by grace without works but seem to think they have to work to maintain their salvation by keeping the law. It just doesn’t work. It is either/or but not both. You can live the Old Covenant by trying to keep the law, which by the way doesn’t work. Or you can live the New Covenant trusting in the finished work of Jesus. But you can’t add to the finished work by trying to also keep the law.
Stand fast—make your stand for liberty. “Watch, stand fast in the faith” (1 Corinthians 16:13). Don’t let anyone steal your freedom in Christ. It is a gift that is free to us but cost Jesus His very life.