The Power of Praise Devotional - Friday 20th October 2017

"No Longer Slaves" by Jonathan David Helser and Melissa Helser

The greatest Old Testament miracle is the Exodus; God setting millions of his people free from slavery in Egypt.

In the New Testament, there is an even greater miracle; the death of Jesus on the cross winning freedom from sin for everyone who accepts Him. I find this one of the most powerful truths of the Bible, that God would want to deliver us and set us free and the result of Jesus' sacrifice is that we become children of God!

I think this truth is worth celebrating, and that is why I love singing this song to the One who set me free, it expresses the freedom that we have in Christ.

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free." Galatians 5v1.

"Yet to all who did receive him [Jesus], to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God" - John 1v12

"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" - 1 John 3v1

We are children of God because of what Christ has done, not through anything we have done.

Don't let sin keep you from fellowship with God. Repent, receive his forgiveness, and be free to be who He made you to be.

Written by Steven Lewis