“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36,
Tomorrow we here in America celebrate Independence Day. July 4th, or as we
commonly refer to it, “the fourth of July,” is the day we in America celebrate the
birth of our nation. The day the American patriarchs declared independence from
British rule by the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
On that day, the United States of America was born.
Yet, true freedom was not granted, July 4, 1776. True freedom was granted to all
the weekend that Jesus, the Savior of the world, died and was resurrected. We
became and become truly free when we individually accept Jesus as our Savior and
Lord. America’s independence and birth took place July 4, 1776. Our
independence and birth takes place the moment we acknowledge Jesus as our Lord
As we know from history, when America declared its independence from British
rule, not all who lived in the thirteen colonies were free. Native Americans were
being slaughter, displaced and viciously treated. Africans, who were brought to
this land, were enslaved, mutilated, raped and considered less than Human. Not all
who lived in America were free. But in Christ Jesus, “There is neither Jew nor
Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you (we)
are all one in Christ Jesus.” PRAISE THE LORD!
Many celebrations take place on Independence Day. Firework shows are displayed
from city to city. Parades, cookouts and 4th of July parties all celebrating the
independence of a nation. Yet, we who are in Christ Jesus can celebrate, not just
on July 4th, but every day of our lives, because those who are in Christ Jesus are