Hi Dear Friend,
Greetings to you in Jesus name!
In few days we are celebrating Independence Day. We got independence on 15th Aug 1947. It didn’t come to us in a golden plate; but with lots of bloodshed and with the death of many patriots who had to say no to their life, to their family, to everything they had and give life so that India will be free from oppressions/bondage.
Are you free?
We are celebrating 67th year of Independence, but let’s ask to ourselves; Are we really free? NO WE ARE NOT! Though we might not have the foreign people to reign us, but we have worst thing reigns us and our land i.e. SIN.
A girl is not strong enough to walk alone because she walk in the midst of hundreds of lustful eyes, don’t know what will happen to her; A aged woman has no strength to walk alone with her jewels on her body, for there are hundreds of eyes staring at her jewels; if you enter some government offices before they listen to you they will scan what kind of a person you are and how much they can get from you; A person who goes to bank to draw money, when he comes out of a bank with a bag of money, he is scared to death who will attack and when.
We are living in days that are full of sexual abuse, corruption, murder, theft, violent and so on; there are people who are bound to harm people and at the other side there are people who are being harmed by the same people. Who is free? No one! We are not free; we don’t have a right to celebrate Independence Day! All that the patriots have done to see India free have failed and failed totally! We failed them!
The Bible says we all are sinners; there is no one righteousness not even one. Rom 3:11, 23. We are all sinners by birth and we have been inheriting sin from our fathers and they from their fathers till the first person on earth Adam. The Bible also says that the wages of sin is death. Rom6:23.God is not the author of sin nor did He design it!
What is sin? Not being in the place where God placed us and doing something which He commanded to do is sin. The first person Adam, He did what God commanded not to do and as a result left the presence of God. The Bible says Sin separates us from God. Isa 59:2, God is Holy and He cannot take sin or sinful thing/man. The world we see today came from that one disobeyed man Adam and we have been inheriting sin and rebellion from him. We were all bound to sin and sin was reigning us!
God loved Adam but not a sin in Him and even now He loves us unconditionally, but He hates sin us! For God to kill sin, He sent His one and only Son Jesus Christ to be sin and kill sin in Him on the cross. Jesus who knew no sin became sin from us. 2 Cor 5:21. John the Baptist when He saw Jesus, He said “behold the lamb of God who takes the sin on the whole world”. John 1:29. Jesus Himself told that, He came to give life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45. The one who betrayed Jesus told the people who accused Jesus that He was innocent, the person to whom Jesus was brought to sentence Him to death, the governor Pilate said, he didn’t find any fault in Him.
The reason we still continue to sin is because, we are bound to it. Sin is mastering us. The only way we can break free from the power of sin is come to Jesus who broke the sin on His own body; the bible says if you know the truth, truth will set you free. John 8:32. Jesus is the truth. John 14:6.
Don’t be slaves to sin (Wrong thinking n wrong doing). Believe in Jesus and surrender your life to Him. For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we no longer be slaves to sin. Rom 6:6. Then, you are no longer slaves to sin to do wrong but slave to righteousness to do right. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness and resulting in eternal life. Rom 6:22
Let’s change our minds before we celebrate Independence Day. There is no point to celebrate with the same attitude and same old lifestyle. India should be free from sin. God has done everything from His side to see India free, let’s leave it out! Its starts from you!
As we do so, very soon India will be washed with the blood of Jesus. We can see in our generation that India being a role model and an inspiration to the nations of the world.
Before I conclude, I want to remind you a verse from the Bible, 2 chronicles 7:14: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
India belongs to Jesus! Proud to be an Indian!
God bless you,
Jeevan n Leena