Freedom From Bondage!
Freedom is a word that we hear a lot. There is freedom from slavery, freedom from fears, freedom from bondage and freedom from addictions, just to name a few. We fight for our freedom. In the United States we enjoy our freedom to live where we want, go where we want and do what we want within the laws of the land, but the freedom I would like to discuss today is, freedom from bondage. What is bondage and how do we gain freedom from it? In order to break free from something, you first of all need to know what “It” is and what it means to you.
Webster’s defines the word bondage as “a state of being bound usually by compulsion (as of law or mastery): as captivity, serfdom”.
To break free from something you also need to realize it is a bondage for you.
Several years ago my husband and I left the traditional Christian church and started on a journey of studying the Hebrew Roots of our faith. We began learning about Yeshua (Jesus) and that He was born Jewish, lived a Jewish life style and died and rose again as a Jew.He was raised by his parents to study the Torah (First Five Books In The Bible). In Yeshua’s time the Torah, the Prophets, Psalms and Proverbs or the part of the bible that is called the Tanakh was all they had. We believe that we are to follow the teachings of Yeshua, not what has been changed by man. We believe the seventh day is the Sabbath and that there are feasts and festivals that have meaning and signs that we need to be aware of and observe. One thing that we have found through our journey is that people think that we are in bondage. How can you follow all these rules and regulations? I have to chuckle when I hear this because we have never felt more free.