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Monday, August 15, 2011

Freedom & Citizenship

2 more days to Indonesia's Independence Day. This reminds me of how our ancestors struggle to win their FREEDOM. Yes, freedom from COLONIALISM. So that now I could claimed myself to be the Citizen of Indonesia. Now, this also reminds me about our citizenship in heaven.

But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior. - Philippians 3 : 20

This world, or even in our hearts, aren't we always fighting the battle against the colonialism? Against all our evil desires, what we idolize?

Paul said that we are the citizen of heaven, which means we have the right to be there. When we left this world of course. But then again, we gotta win our places.

Only a few countries in this world that gain their independence without struggle. Because there was no foreign power of whatsoever.

But how can we live in this world with no foreign power getting inside our mind. First of all, our hearts are wicked by nature:
The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? - Jeremiah 17 : 9
And secondly, the devil will always find a way to tempt us. Since Jesus was even tempted, all the more us considering how our heart is.

Don't worry though. Because by God's grace we are given freedom, and that's when God sacrifices His Son upon that Cross.
He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins. - Ephesians 1 : 7

But our struggles are not ended yet, we have to keep fighting until Jesus came the second time like what has told us.
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve on another in live. - Galatians 5 : 13

~ You are free, and expected to be responsible with it. ~

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