FROM INDEPENDENCE TO DEPENDENCY – FROM BONDAGE TO FREEDOM – 7/05/2020

FROM INDEPENDENCE TO DEPENDENCY – FROM BONDAGE TO FREEDOM

EWOC – July 5, 2020

True independence will always require dependency

Let me explain…….

  1. The Forming Of The Nation Of Israel

In Exodus we see the journey from independence out of Egypt to become depended to God.

If they wanted to be independent, the Israelites had to leave Egypt. Independence always requires payment (Freedom is not free).

The Israelites had to leave Egypt if the wanted to enjoy independency and freedom but were very COMFORTABLE but miserable, they only CAME OUT because of CIRCUMSTANCES.

  1. The Nation Of The United States of America Has A Similar History

On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States.

Before 1776, the United States of America was not a country. The individual states were colonies of the British Empire. They were called British Colonies. This means that the King and Parliament of Great Britain ruled the Colonies.

– Psalm 118:5 [ESV] Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.

– 1 Peter 2:16 [ESV]Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.

– Galatians 5:1 [NKJV] Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

– Psalm 33:12 [KJV] Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

  1. The Nation Of The Almighty God

2 Corinthians 6:16-18 NLT

16 And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said:

“I will live in them
and walk among them.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
17 Therefore, come out from among unbelievers,
    and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord.
Don’t touch their filthy things,
and I will welcome you.
18 And I will be your Father,
and you will be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.”

– John 8:36 [NIV] So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

– Galatians 5:13 [NLT] For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

Galatians 5:1 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.

YOU CAN ONLY BE ENJOYING INDEPENDENCE FORM SIN IF YOU BECOME DEPENDENT ON JESUS CHRIST

Quotes on Freedom::

1) “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” -Benjamin Franklin

2) “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” Abraham Lincoln.

3) “When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” -John Basil Barnhill

4) “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” -George Orwell

5) “My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” -Adlai Stevenson

6) “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” -Nelson Mandela

7) “Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.” –Justice Louis Brandeis

8) “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” -Ronald Reagan

9) “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” -George Bernard Shaw

10) “Economic freedom is … an indispensable means toward the achievement of political freedom.” –Milton Friedman

11) “When plunder has become a way of life for a group of people living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it.” – Frédéric Bastiat

12) “Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.” -Woodrow Wilson

13) “Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.” –Hubert H. Humphrey

14) “It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” –John Adams

15) “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” -Benjamin Franklin

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