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Monday, July 11, 2011

Independence Day, Is It Real?

As you all know, I hope, our nation just celebrated Independence Day.  What does that mean to the average person?  How many people can articulate exactly what importance that event was?  Believe it or not, there is a method to my madness here.  Just as the name for the special day implies, a new nation, the United States of America, on that July 4th in 1776 became independent from an entity that would have preferred our new country remain [a] dependent of, and on, them.  The reasoning is simple.  When any person or other entity is dependent on another person or entity, then one has authority, and by a natural progression power, over the other.  That is why in the case of our independence England fought so hard to stay in authority and power over what that country considered her subjects.  Now let's take this to the next level, and you'll begin to see where my madness is taking us.  When a group of what were later called 'Reformers' began protesting certain practices of the Roman Catholic Church around 1517a.d., then the more powerful of the two groups naturally didn't gracefully yield to the demands of either changing their ways or to give the dependent party recognition as an independent  religious organization.  The specifics of why the Roman Catholics wouldn't work with the Reformers kept not only these two groups in turmoil for the next approximately 131 years, but played havoc on what was considered the 'civilized world' as well.  The point to be made here is that one party insisted on having total control over another, just like in the issue between Great Britain and the fledgling United States of America.  This same scenario has been evident in history since history began, and I've no doubt it will remain so until our LORD comes again.  There is another place we can see this same situation replayed over and over again.  The Bible, which we have to accept as historical fact if we believe in the FATHER, the SON, and the HOLY GHOST, is full of examples of certain people[s] seeking independence from another person, a belief, a culture, and the list goes on.  Don't think that this type of thing is only found in the Old Testament either.  Also, don't think that the coming of the MESSIAH stopped it from happening, in a lot of ways HIS life identified a lot more of peoples encumbrances.  Then we have the granddaddy of them all, mans dependence on sin.  It sounds kind of weird when we say it like that, that man was dependant on sin.  That describes man's state before the fulfillment of Messianic prophecy, he was literally dependent on sin.  Not just enslaved by sin, but dependent on sin.  Now think about this for a second.  All over this great country of ours, on a certain day of the year, people celebrate not being dependent on England any longer.  Most countries have their independence day celebrations to commemorate a certain day on which they were no longer dependent on another country, or maybe a regime.

 Hey, you Christians, what about your independence day?  How often do you celebrate no longer being dependant on sin?  Should it be just a once a year happening?  Shouldn't every day be your INDEPENDENCE DAY?  Are you just independent from sin on only one day a year?  Here's the way I see it.  Every single day of our lives should be celebrated as INDEPENDENCE DAY.   JESUS didn't die so that any one of us would be independent from sin for just the one day we accepted HIM as LORD and SAVIOR, our freedom is ongoing and eternal.  Do you live your life, every day of it, as one who is eternally free from the dependence on sin?  See, I told you that there was a method to my madness!

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My prayer for you is that every day is INDEPENDENCE DAY, and that every day is a Blessed day!

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