Once upon a time, there was a woman. Her clothes were tattered and gray. She was imprisoned in a jail called, ‘The Law’.
No matter how hard she tried, she could not keep the law perfectly. Oh how hungry and thirsty she was and how hopeless she felt.
She was bound in chains and could not free herself. Oh, how she prayed for a Deliverer, a Champion to save her.
SUDDENLY there appeared a Great Light in the darkness. SUDDENLY in her midst came a Man with Eyes of Blazing Fire and Garments that shone like the sun in all its strength, and He picked her up and carried her out of this prison.
He carried her to the Freedom He had purchased for her through His own Body and Blood. This was her Rescuer. This was the Husband she had prayed for. This was her Savior. This was JESUS.
And her clothes became dazzling white for He had clothed her in His Garments of Salvation. And on her head was placed a crown, she was the Bride of Christ, no longer a pauper but a prince and a princess, a king and a priest unto God, the Royal Heir of the King.
“Beloved. You cannot save yourself, Dear One. Whatever situation you are in, I AM your Deliverer.
I AM the Hope of the hopeless, the father to the fatherless, the Bridegroom for the Bride, the Savior of the world.
For your Maker is your Husband, The LORD of Hosts is His Mame; and your Redeemer is The Holy One of Israel; the God of the whole earth He is called.
I hear you calling, Beloved. I come to carry you out out of your prison, to release you from your chains by My resurrection Power.
The thief comes only for to kill steal and destroy but I come to bring you life and life abundantly. I have translated you from the kingdom of darkness into My Marvelous Light.
Do not sit in the darkness, but reach out your hand in faith. Your Savior has come to set you free. You are not justified by the law for you cannot keep it, but you are justified by Grace.
I fulfilled the law for you, My Child, that we might become One. You are My Beloved and I AM yours.
For what the law was POWERLESS to do, I accomplished for you at The Cross. By Grace you have been saved. You are married to Me now, My Sons and My Daughters.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, for the law of the Spirit of LIFE has set you free from the law of sin and death.
You now walk in the Spirit and not the flesh. You are blessed, you are called, you are healed, you are whole. You are free Beloved, you are free!
You are My Highly Favored One, filled with My power. ALL my promises are now YES and AMEN.
For thus says the LORD, who created you, and He who formed you, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.” ”
“Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to Him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code,” Romans 7:4-6 .
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, for the law of the Spirit of LIFE has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man, as an offering for sin. He thus condemned sin in the flesh, so that the righteous standard of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit,” Romans 8:1-4.
“For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace,” Romans 6:14.
“Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me,” Galatians 3:19.
“But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine,” Isaiah 43:1.
“Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified,” Galatians 2:16.
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us — for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree,”” Galatians 3:13.
“Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise,” Galatians 3:21-29.
“You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace,” Galatians 5:4.
“But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises,” Hebrews 8:6.
“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law,” Galatians 5:18.
“The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom stands and listens for him, and is overjoyed to hear the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete,” John 3:29.
“I have come to my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. The Friends Eat, O friends, and drink; drink freely, O beloved,” Song of Solomon 5:1.
“I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete,” John 15:11.
“Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him the glory. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready,” Revelation 19:7.
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star.” The Spirit and the bride say, “Come! Let the one who hears say, “Come! And let the one who is thirsty come, and the one who desires the water of life drink freely,” Revelation 22:16-17.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry