Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. John 11:25
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Cor 3:17
The Spirit of God is freedom.
“But we are descendants of Abraham,” they said. “We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, ‘You will be set free’?”
34 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. John 8:33-34
Roadblocks To Freedom to Live
1) Diseased – Rom 3:23 – All have sinned
2) Deceived – Pro 14:12 – a path that seems right.
those who refuse to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus.9 They will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and from his glorious power. 2 Thes 1:8-9
She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. Rom 5:26
Freedom to Live Through Jesus
1) You are His child.
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. Rom 8:15-17
2) You are healed, changed, made whole by faith.
She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. 28 For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.”29 Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition. Mar 5:27-29
3) You know you are changed.
4) You worship Jesus as Lord.
Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done. Mar 5:33
5) You live a changed life honoring God.
And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.” Mark 5:34
How do you make this change?
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. Rom 10:9-10