Good morning everyone,
When you think about the word freedom, think about eternal freedom. Any other kind of freedom is not freedom at all. Galatians 5:1 says it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Once you understand that you are totally free in Christ, sin is no longer this trap that has you ensnared! A yoke is a wooden bar or frame by which two draft animals (or oxen) are joined at the heads or necks for working together. It is used to control the animals so that you can steer them in the direction that you want them to go. It is the same control that sin has over your life until you finally give the Lord the opportunity to set you free by allowing Him to become your Prince of Peace! You may feel free and able to come and go as you please but until you allow Him to take the yoke off, you will find that satan is steering you right into the midst of his trap! Don't delay, because freedom in Christ allows you to become what He created you to be. Progressive freedom is beautiful because it builds on what has already been started.
Your brother in Christ,