It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 NIV

The salvation that Jesus paid for by His own life at the cross is a complete package that includes deliverance from sin, the sinful nature, the consequences of sins, and all forms of Satanic oppression. It also involves freedom from the oppressive practices of the godless world system.

However, while the accomplishment of our salvation is exclusively an act of God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, the sustainability of the liberty purchased for us by Jesus Christ is a mutual responsibility between God and man.

Therefore, to maintain your new righteous position in Christ requires your continuous abiding in Christ and Christ living in you by the Holy Spirit. You cannot attain Christlikeness by observing external codes. It will mean fruitless efforts for you to achieve the right standing with God through a legalistic lifestyle of dos and don’ts.

All you need to do is to rely absolutely upon Jesus who now lives in you by His Holy Spirit to guide you through the valleys, the plains, and the various mountain tops in the world.

As long as you remain steadfast in Christ and constantly resist any attempt from anyone to bring you under any legalistic rules no matter how favorable they seem to appear, you are bound to live victoriously in Christ. May the Lord God help you to stand firm in His freedom which He bought for you through the precious life of His Son Jesus Christ which He offered for your liberation in Jesus’ name. Good morning.

Your brother,