God’s Promise of Liberty

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

In 1751 the Pennsylvania Assembly ordered a bell for its State House. In 1752 Isaac Norris, who was Assembly Speaker, asked their agent in London to buy the bell. He instructed that it should have an inscription from Leviticus 25: “Proclaim Liberty thro’ all the Land to all the Inhabitants thereof.”

This bell became known as the Liberty Bell, and it played a special role throughout the American struggle for independence. Every time it rang, the people had an opportunity to remember the Bible verse that proclaimed liberty throughout the land.

The verse detailed Jubilee-a law in the land of Israel. The word “Jubilee” actually comes from a Hebrew word that means to be jubilant. It spoke of the promise that one day every 50 years, debts would be forgiven and slaves would be set free. It was a time of celebration.

Each year at this time, Americans celebrate freedom and independence. But for people everywhere, this is a good time to remember the spiritual freedom and liberation God has given us in Christ.

Jesus was born, died, and rose again so we could be free! Because of Him, we can be free from sin, the curse, the devil, guilt, and anything else that could shackle us.

Today, we can bring any problems we face to God and receive forgiveness, healing, restoration, and the promises of His Kingdom. We don’t have to be slaves, live in fear, or be bound by bad habits. We can be freed in Christ.

Make this a day of celebration. In Christ, you are free!