NO MAN IS TRULY ‘INDEPENDENT’ SAVE THE ONE WHOM CHRIST HATH SET FREE!
The Jews said unto Him, “We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest Thou, Ye shall be made free”?
“Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. . . . If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed”!
The portion above tells us that though men may not be in bondage to other men, yet the fact that they are “servants of sin” shows that they are not truly ‘free’ or “Independent” as they suppose they are!
But “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free INDEED”! [John 8:36]
I send thee Paul to the Gentiles, “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me”! [Acts 26:15-18]
All that to say, if you are a truly born-again Christian, then your real “Independence Day” was the day when you were ‘born-again’ and Christ set you free!
For it was on THAT day that your blind eyes were opened!
It was on that day, you were delivered from the power of Satan to the power of God!
It was on that day that you were delivered from the PENALTY of sin!
And it was on that day, you were delivered from the POWER of sin!
And the Day is soon coming, when you shall be delivered from the very PRESENCE of sin into the glorious presence of the Lamb of God to sing His praises for all eternity!
THAT my dear friend is TRUE freedom and THAT is your real ‘INDEPENDENCE DAY’!