Unquestionably Free

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

When asked to name the most important event in world history, many historians point to the French Revolution. This turning point led to a radical reexamination of the role of government and caused waves of change across the globe.

This revolution is commemorated every year on this day, remembering how in 1789 thousands of men and women stormed the Bastille, a fortress in Paris that had been turned into a prison. The revolt spread, and eventually the king and the entire French political system were overthrown.

The French found what they thought was freedom. But within a few years, their revolution turned ugly, and a reign of terror spread throughout the land. They learned what men and women throughout the centuries have learned: Human efforts can never achieve perfect freedom.

Centuries earlier, many people expected Jesus to lead a revolt against Rome and establish an earthly kingdom. But Jesus wanted them to realize that real freedom is a spiritual condition, and the true enemy is not political, but spiritual.

He said that “whoever commits and practices sin is the slave of sin.” Indeed, sin is a crippling force. It latches onto our minds and hearts. It drives a wedge between God and us. It prevents us from experiencing the freedom, blessing, joy, and fulfillment that God wants for us. However, the Bible tells us that Jesus came to free us from sin.

Today, you don’t have to be crippled by sin. Spend a few moments confessing your sins. Receive God’s forgiveness. Then you can celebrate! Accept the freedom that He has given you. You are “really and unquestionably free.” Praise God!