Sunday, July 1st, 2018—Mike Teel, Pastor
PATRIOTIC SUNDAY: Let True Freedom Ring
LET FREEDOM RING...
one of the most widely known phrases ever uttered by man!
That cry, IT IS FINISHED...
was heard on earth, was heard in heaven, was heard in hell.
So, we may be asking ourselves exactly what does this FREEDOM RINGING statement and IT IS FINISHED mean?
IT MEANS THE KINGDOM OF SATAN WAS DEFEATED
The Prince of Darkness was crushed and defeated.
Satan had been banished to earth from heaven.
There has been a war going on for the souls of mankind from the Garden of Eden until this very day.
I Peter 5:8
· When Jesus declared “IT IS FINISHED” on the cross, He defeated death and hell and set the captives free.
· We must not get so caught up in the day to day battle that we forget the war has been won.
· Titus 2:12-14
· Christ delivered Satan a death blow on the Cross of Calvary that Satan will never recover.
· Yes, the powers of evil are still at large in our world, but their doom is sealed.
Jesus said, “It is finished.”
IT MEANS THE WORK OF REDEMPTION IS COMPLETE
Christ had finished the task for which He had come into the world. A work that was begun before the foundation of the world.
> Revelation 13:8
> John 1:29
The great drama of salvation runs through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
He came to seek and save that which was lost.
Now all that work is FINISHED, complete. And Jesus, seeing that all things were accomplished, cried with a loud voice. . . IT IS FINISHED! His sacrifice was perfect and complete: LET TRUE FREEDOM RING!
LIVE IT OUT
> How does the freedom Christ offers affect you?
> How victoriously are you living in this freedom?