Most importantly, our FREEDOM in Christ.
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During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain rule. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. 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.
Adams’s prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.
Historians have long disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, even though Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all later wrote that they had signed it on that day. Most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Every year on July 4th America remembers its freedom from British rule, but as citizens of heaven who are only incidentally American citizens, we daily have a more significant liberty to celebrate.
What freedom do citizens of heaven have to celebrate?
Freedom from bondage
Freed by Christ
Freedom is universally desired
Freed from the law of sin and death
Freed from the bondage of satisfying God’s law
Freed from the sins committed under the first covenant
Freed from our sins by his blood
Freed from accusation
Freed from the power of sin
Caution: Do not think your freedom is permission to sin
Free to approach God with confidence
Freed from spiritual blindness
Freed from the curse of a decaying body
Free to be a slave to others
Caution: Don’t let your freedom from the law lead others to violate their consciences
Freed by the law of love
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, etc.
Not just the USA has the freedom, but thank God for sending His son to die on the cross for our sin and giving us a chance to get to know Him. Thank You Jesus for setting us FREE! You have broken the chains from sin and we can have FREEDOM in Christ! As you may celebrate today, celebrate today as it’s your independence day in Christ Jesus.
So to the world, Happy Independence Day in Christ!
I run in the path of your commands, for You have set my heart free.
I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out Your precepts.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because He has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
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.
In Him [Christ] and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
JESUS BLESS YOU!
4th of July was just in America, but the freedom we have in Christ is worldwide!
“God places the lonely in families; He sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. But He makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.” – Psalm 68:6