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Bible Verses for the Fourth of July to Set You Free

Bible Verses for the Fourth of July to Set You Free

The Good News of Salvation is found in these patriotic Bible Verses for the Fourth of July to Set You Free. I pray they will inspire you during this July 4th holiday.

We are so blessed to call the United States of America home. And we celebrate our independence big!

Backyard barbecues with plates dripping with sauce, ice cream cones melting in the summer heat, and brilliant fireworks displays as far as the eye can see. Fun is the name of the game. But the meaning of this patriotic holiday is bigger than the celebration.

Our freedom came at a cost. Liberty was a hard-fought victory. And the battle to keep it continues even now.

Many of us have loved ones on the front lines and we salute them this Fourth of July. Their courage and commitment to the USA fills our hearts with pride. And we know it’s because of their bravery, we live freely.

So, with the American flag waving in the background, we honor the men and women in uniform both past and present who fought to make us free.

And I think we can all agree that the freedom we enjoy as American citizens is unlike any other place on earth!

But there is another reason to celebrate this time of year.

Independence Day is also a wonderful time to reflect on a different kind of freedom we enjoy.

As Christians, we have liberty in knowing Jesus as our Savior. Because of His sacrifice, we are free from the wages of sin! And we have victory over death!

Yes, true freedom comes from knowing Jesus Christ as our Savior. Through Him, we have forgiveness of sin and complete spiritual freedom!

Once you are a part of the family of God, everything else fades into the night, just like the fireworks in the sky.

By the grace of God, we have been set free!

So, to celebrate the birth of our great nation, all she has to offer, and the perfect gift of salvation in Jesus, I’ve put together a collection of Bible Verses for the Fourth of July to Set You Free.

These uplifting scriptures offer a glimpse of the hope in store for us if we, as a nation turn to God. Each one is a gift God has given us as His children. And a reminder of what Christ has done to set us free!

I pray they will help you see God’s hand reaching out to you as we gear up for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

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Best Bible Verses for the Fourth of July

 

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

                                                   Psalm 33:12

 

if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

                                                   2 Chronicles 7:14

 

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

                                                 2 Corinthians 3:17

 

For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—  because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

                                                  Romans 6:6-7

 

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

                                                  Galatians 5:13

 

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

                                                  John 8:32

 

 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

 

                                                   John 8:36

 

 

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4th of July Bible Verses about our Freedom in Christ

 

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.                                       

                                                Galatians 5:1 ESV

 

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

                                               Galatians 5:1 NKJV

 

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

                                              Romans 6:23 NIV

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

                                               1 Corinthians 15:57

 

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

                                              Romans 8:32 NASB

 

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

                                               John 3:16 NKJV

 

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

                                               Romans 8:1-2 NIV

 

 

 Independence Day Bible Verses about the Government

 

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ

                                                Philippians 3:20

 

 

 

Praise the Lord, all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

Praise the Lord.

                                               Psalm 117:1-2

 

 

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Bible Verses about Freedom as Bondslaves of God

 

Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.

                                                John 8:34 NIV


But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

                                              Romans 6:22 NIV

 

Act as free people, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bond-servants of God.

                                             1 Peter 2:16 NASB

 

For such is the will of God, that by doing right you silence the ignorance of foolish people.

                                            1 Peter 2:15 NASB

 

As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

                                            1 Peter 2:16 KJV

 

Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.

                                             Romans 7:25 NIV

 

 

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Meaningful Old Testament Independence Day Scriptures

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

                                            Isaiah 61:1 NKJV

 

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
     and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.

                                            Isaiah 61:1-3 NIV

 

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

                                            Jeremiah 29:7 NIV

 

 

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Inspirational New Testament Fourth of July Bible Verses

 

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

                                                 1 Peter 2:15-17

 

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 one another in love.

                                                Galatians 5:13 NLT

 

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

                                              Matthew 28:19 ESV

 


But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

                                              1 Peter 2:9 NIV

 

 Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

                                                Acts 13:38-39 ESV

 

Jesus *said to him, “You have said it yourself. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

                                               Matthew 26:64 NASB

 

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

                                              2 Timothy 2:15 NIV

One Nation Under God Bible Verses

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,

 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,  who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

                                              1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV

 

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,

                                              Titus 3:4-6 NIV

 

 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,  who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

                                            Philippians 3:20-21 NKJV


Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.

                                              Romans 13:1 NKJV

 

For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

                                             Romans 8:3-4 NASB

As we can see, real freedom comes from the holy name of Jesus Christ and the salvation we find in Him.

My prayer is that you will know Him more and more through the words in the Holy Bible. And that you will celebrate your faith and declare “One Nation Under God” during this fourth of July holiday!

Now I’m off to hang out my American flag and grill some burgers.

Have a Happy 4th of July! And may God bless America!

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How to Have Liberty in Christ – Galatians 5:1

How to Have Liberty in Christ Galatians 5:1

Have you ever wondered… What does it mean to have Liberty in Christ? In this Independence Day devotional, we’ll learn the true meaning of freedom. And how to have liberty in Christ.

This time of year, my thoughts turn to how thankful I am for the independence that I experience as an American. But I also recognize the sacrifices that have been made by so many to ensure this freedom.

President Ronald Reagan famously said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” His words have never been more poignant than right now when we are once again facing the possibility of war to secure the freedom that some seek to take away from us.

Every day our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line for our liberty and for the values we hold dear as Americans. Independence Day is the time we set aside to support the ongoing efforts of our military. And to remember all of the freedoms we enjoy because of their sacrifice.

What does the Bible say about liberty?

While I am reflecting on my liberty as an American, I also think about a more important kind of freedom I experience as a Christian.

Jesus put His life on the line so that we could have everlasting liberty. He died to set us free, free from sin and free from the trappings of this world. It is only by His sacrifice that we can achieve this liberty.

Liberty in Christ Verse

 

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:1 NKJV

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In this verse, the Apostle Paul tells us how to have liberty in Christ in three parts. So, let’s break it down and examine each one.

#1 Stand Fast…

We cannot lose our salvation in Christ. That is the most basic fact of our Christian faith.

Even though we can’t lose our salvation, we are told many times in the Bible to stand fast or to stand firm in our beliefs.

The world is knocking on our door, trying to cause us to back down. They don’t want us to stand up for what we believe. They want us to agree with their misguided thoughts, that they are right and we are wrong. But we can’t back down. We must always be ready to stand fast and stand up for our faith.

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#2 the liberty by which Christ has made us free…

Liberty in Christ and freedom from sin come from accepting Jesus as your Savior. There is no other way.

We know this because we have experienced the love and grace of salvation in Christ. But sometimes it slips our mind and we forget that we have been set free. So now is the perfect time to remember all that Christ has done for us and experience the liberty by which we have been made free.

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#3 do not be entangled again by the yoke of bondage…

Sin is a burden that we don’t have to bear any longer. Jesus has taken that yoke on Himself so that we can be free from it.

We don’t have to become entangled by the things of this world or by the sin that so easily ensnares us (Hebrews 12:1). We can move forward knowing that because of the sacrifice of Jesus, we are able to live a life that is full and free from the bondage of sin and shame.

This Fourth of July, I hope that you will spend time with your family and friends, grill some burgers and hot dogs and watch the amazing fireworks displays.

But most of all, I hope you will remember the loving sacrifice of Jesus Christ and that true liberty comes from knowing Him.

Happy Fourth of July!

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Race to the Finish – 1 Corinthians 9:24-26

Race to the Finish 1 Corinthians 9:24-26

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into submission, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
                                                                                          

                                                            1 Corinthians 9:24-27

During Biblical times, there was an athletic competition similar to our Olympics. The Isthmian Games where held in the city of Corinth every two years. Athletes would train hard and devote themselves completely to the Games. Then, and only then, they would be allowed to compete in an event. Along with the bragging rights of a true companion, the winner would receive a pine wreath crown. The Apostle Paul likened the life of a Christian to that of a competitor in the Isthmian Games. But instead of bragging rights and a crown of pine, after we have run the race, we receive eternal life with Jesus.

There are certain qualities that an athlete must have in order to perform at the Olympic level. And I thought it would be fun to look at some of these qualities and compare them to what we as Christians can do to perform at a top level in our walk with Christ.

First, we need a Goal.

Every athlete has a goal in mind when they practice and when they compete. Without a goal, there wouldn’t be a desire to win or a reason to show up at the competition. That goal is their main focus in life and their eye is always on it. They are always in pursuit of their goal and nothing will stop them from achieving it.

Every Christian has a call from God on their life, and each of us should set our goal on that call. We should be pressing forward or deliberately pursuing that goal. Just as an athlete sets their eyes on the gold medal or a Super Bowl ring, we must set our eyes on Jesus and make sure that He is the main focus of our lives. He is what we are pressing toward. His call on our life is the goal, and nothing will keep us from getting to that goal.

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                                                                                              Philippians 3:13-14

Second, we must work hard and show Discipline.

It takes hard work to get from the goal to the prize. We tend to think that people are born with a natural ability to be a top-tier athlete. Either you have it, or you don’t. But an athlete needs discipline to reach the top of the podium. It is everyday practice and discipline that makes them able to train their bodies to perform at such a high level. Discipline makes them get out of bed every day and practice, even when their body is tired or injured. Discipline propels them forward when nothing else will. Discipline is what creates winners.

Just as an athlete needs discipline to go from a goal to the prize, we also need discipline in our daily lives. We should be training ourselves by praying, reading and mediating on God’s Word. These are some of the ways that we can work to put our faith into practice every day. When we do, God promises that we will be rewarded for our efforts and our goal will become closer and closer.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
                                                                                          1 Corinthians 15:58
                           
Third, we should have endurance and Perseverance.

A track runner is trained to only see the hurdle in front of them, not to look past it for the next one. They jump over the first hurdle, then move on to the next. Eventually, they get to the last hurdle, and then the finish line is in sight. They show perseverance through each hurdle until the race is over.

That’s how we need to be, focused on what God has put right in front of us. There will always hurdles to overcome in life and many things will distract us from our goal. At times the finish line will seem to be just out of sight. But when we have perseverance and look to Jesus, “the finisher of the faith” we will be able to run with endurance and see the finish line clearly up ahead.  

Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
                                                                                             Hebrews 12:1-2

It’s easy to feel weighed down and discouraged. When you don’t see any forward movement the finish line seems so far away. But Jesus has already won the victory for us! And when we set our goal on Him and run the race before us, we will receive everything we need to make it to that goal. We can race to the finish with confidence in our Savior Jesus Christ.

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Monday Motivation – John 15:13

Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us when He lived out these words, no greater love, and willingly faced the cross. He finished the work, secured our freedom, and our debt paid. Greater love has never been shown than that of our Savior giving Himself for us!

Today, we honor the men and women of our brave armed forces. Their sacrifice gives us a different kind of freedom, one that means a free society to live and flourish in. Thank you for your willingness to give to our great country. You are not forgotten! And Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the spiritual freedom we only find in you!

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Revival In Our Country -2 Chronicles 7:14

Revival in Our Country 2 Chronicles 7:14

I know many of us are praying for revival in our country. We feel that the nation is headed in the wrong direction and we so badly want that to change. It doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s an election year or not, most of us fall into two categories. Either we’re fed up with Washington and all of the gridlock from both sides of the aisle, or we’ve become complacent and think that no matter who’s in office, nothing will ever change. It leaves us wondering…Is there anything that we can do? Can we get back to “one nation under God”? Let’s take a look at what God says we can do to turn our country around.

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.   

                                                                           2 Chronicles 7:14

The first words of this verse are the most important part. And I don’t want us to miss it.

If My people who are called by My name…

This is a powerful message directed at Christians! God isn’t talking to the world at large, He is speaking only to those of us who are believers. If we want to see real change in our country, then it’s up to us. God says that we have to be the ones to lead the way!

Many times in the Bible God makes both unconditional and conditional promises to those of us who believe. This verse is an example of one of the “conditional” promises that God has made to us. In order to receive the blessing, we first have to do the things that God asks of us. In this verse God gives us a list of three actions that we need to take in order to see revival in our country, then He promises us that He will do three things in exchange.

Our Actions to Take

#1 humble themselves…

Humbling yourself is hard to do and admitting that you are wrong is equally difficult. But God is asking us to do just that. We need to recognize that our way of doing things doesn’t work and God’s way is the right way. If we want to see real change in our country and in our lives then we have to follow God’s way.

#2 pray and seek My face…

Praying and seeking God’s face is a way of creating an intimate relationship with      Him. He wants to spend time with us each day and He wants us to be close to Him! Praying isn’t just about asking God for stuff, it’s seeking God’s will and listening for an answer. How can we have a relationship with someone we never talk to and how can we know God’s way if we don’t listen for His answer?

#3 turn from their wicked ways…

Are we willing to admit that we’re not always right, that we’ve made mistakes? As a nation and as a people? In order to turn our country around, we must repent of our sins and admit that we’ve made bad choices that have lead us away from God and His will. We must turn away from those past decisions and seek God’s way.
When we do these three things God will fulfill His promises to us.

God’s Promises

#1 I will hear from heaven…

The ball is in our court. God is listening and waiting for us to do our part.

#2 forgive their sins…

God is always faithful to forgive us of our sins, all we have to do is ask. I think that’s pretty amazing! Don’t you?

#3 heal their land…

When we do our part, God will do His. He will bring revival to our country! He will bless our nation! Because God always keeps His promises!

Are you are frustrated with the direction our country is headed in? As Christians, it’s up to us to recognize that our nation desperately needs revival. And we must be the ones who lead the way back to a relationship with the only One who can give it to us. If we return to God, humble ourselves before Him, seek His face and turn from our sin, then we will see a new revival in our hearts and in our land. If we do our part, God will do His! So let’s get to it. Please join me in seeking God’s will for our nation and praying for revival in our country. God bless!

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