“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:16-19)
The Freedom in Christ Series was started by looking at the Question: Who Am I? Tracing back our origins to Adam and Eve, we learned that we are made in the image of God and then because of Jesus we are accepted, secure and significant in Him.
Adam and Eve’s punishment for sin was Spiritual death within Physical life and that is the world we are born into. By choosing to accept the Freedom that Christ offers us, we are then able to be as we are intended – spiritually alive, a new creation, holy and wonderful, accepted, secure, significant and people who God delights in. The Prodigal Son shows us the example of humanity at its lowest, lost and hopeless but the Father shows the Grace that is offered by the Father. Who we are in Christ Jesus is how we were intended to be at the very outset of creation: accepted, secure, significant and forgiven and by choosing to accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour we have that security and freedom which only comes in Christ who saved us.