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Captives of Sin (Isaiah 56:1)

his is what the Lord says:

“Maintain justice
    and do what is right,
for my salvation is close at hand
    and my righteousness will soon be revealed


On June 12, 1898, the Philippines was proclaimed as a free country at Kawit, Cavite. The proclamation was headed by the country’s very first president Emilio Aguinaldo. It took more than 300 years for the Katipuneros to “shoo away” the invaders. Their heroic deeds were never forgotten. It became a part of our history and every 12th of June, we celebrate and place our Philippiine flag on our houses and on different establishments as part of commemoration.It took us 300 years of slavery and suffering before we were set free. Thanks be to God for our brave heroes who fought for our freedom.

Ever heard of the same story? Yes you did!We too were once slaves. We were captured by the spell of this world. Our hearts and minds were invaded by wickedness. We became captives of sin. But on that day when we accepted our Savior Jesus Christ, our Great Hero who died for us, we attained our liberty, our freedom from captivity of sin. Salvation had come to us through Christ.

There is freedom in the name of Jesus. If life challenges enslave us or if suffering captivates us, always keep justice and practice righteousness. One day, God will show the way of salvation from these things that imprison us stage the same way He did to our country.

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