The Spirit of the Lord Gives Liberty

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

2 Corinthians 3:17

Do what we please not necessarily make us free. The human tendency, especially during adolescence is being rebellious and longing to be free to do as he pleases. However, unleash our instincts, rather than liberate, can lead us to the worst slavery. When we turn freedom into licentiousness, it is very easy to fall into the slavery of vice and sin. Only the Spirit of God gives us true freedom.

Juan Bosch, a Dominican writer and political wrote a poem called La Gaviota (The Seagull) whose lyrics may be translated as this: “Next to the gate of my white cell the sea ruffles its blue hair. I see how the seagull stands and flies as eager to become light as eager to become light. Inexpressible longing for having the wings of the graceful bird that rises as well. To free from torpor, take flight, crossing the air and coming to you, crossing the air and coming to you. ”

That poem which shows the desire for freedom of a prisoner was turned into a beautiful song in Creole time, a Dominican musical genre little known; but it would still be extraordinarily beautiful. Being naturally Juan Bosch in the same city as me, La Vega, on one occasion they paid tribute to the illustrious Vegans, I was privileged to be invited to sing at the event and I chose to interpret the song in front of its author.

Speaking of my native country, since its birth, the nation has taken into account the desire for freedom. The national motto is “God, Fatherland and Freedom.” This motto is above the national seal, which has at its center an open book, the Bible, specifically in John 8:32: And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. And, although the desire for freedom is presented on the natural level, the reference to God and the Bible connect with the spiritual plane.

The truth which makes us free is our Lord Jesus Christ, who died on a cross to pay for the guilt of the sins of the whole world. When we accept the gift of salvation, we are freed from the condemnation due to us because of our sin. As is written in Luke 4:18-19: The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

Receiving Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we obtain our freedom from our captivity and oppression. And as part of the package, we receive His Spirit, who gives us freedom as 2 Corinthians 3:17 it says. You could tell me that you do not feel you’re a slave; but look what the Lord says in John 8:34: Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.” Nobody can feel free of guilt because we all sin. We get our freedom through the Lord Jesus Christ; we have His Spirit and are free. God bless you.


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