Let me encourage you to go see the movie “Harriet” that chronicles the life of Harriet Tubman. I was moved by her undaunted courage, her strong faith, and her perseverance through overwhelming circumstances.
Her first act as a free woman was profoundly simple. After crossing the Pennsylvania state boundary line in September 1849, she says, “I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven.”
Harriet’s experience of freedom for the first time models for us how we should experience spiritual freedom in Christ.
God the Father sends the Son and Spirit to bring to an end all oppression. The opposite of oppression and tyranny is freedom. What does gospel liberty look like according to the Bible?
Why not pray for yourself and those whom you love to experience His liberating power in the following ways. Click the links to the Scriptures to reflect on and pray through them.
John Gill writes: “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Where he is as a spirit of illumination, there is freedom from former blindness and darkness;1
where he is as a spirit of regeneration and sanctification, there is freedom from the bondage of sin, and captivity of Satan;2
where he is as a comforter, there is freedom from the fear of death, hell, wrath, and damnation:3
where he is as a spirit of adoption, there is the freedom of children with a father;4
where he is as a spirit of prayer and supplication, there is liberty of access to God with boldness.”5