Seems in 2019 the use of “Free” is making a come back. Of all the things you could use the word Free in association with is doing your Federal Taxes in the USA, with “free, free, free”. There is currently one commercial on media channels which Free, Free, Free is being touted.
In light of starting 2019, it might be of low importance though since the USA Government has been on hold to financially function until some political issues are resolved. Again as in a previous blog post, I think again of Isaiah 9:6 and the government shall be upon his shoulders. But I digress, back to free.
So what is Free, what is the origin of Free as a word? In etymology, one of the meanings of free is, “Sense of given without cost.” in some uses or languages or time of centuries past it was associated with a woman and the Love that a relationship could lead into. The word Free itself is in other terms of etymology as an adjective, which could be stated “word used to qualify, limit, or define a noun or noun-like part of speech”, seems odd that Free would be associated with the word that means to “qualify, limit or define” another word. So Free in itself supports some other word and is not a stand-alone word, but supports more than just FREE! A “Free Gift”, for instance, would put this into perspective.
The reality on earth is, there is nothing for free. Somebody, some entity, has to pay for it. As my husband has stated, “nothing is for free, somebody somewhere had to pay for it.” This even applies to our Holy Father in heaven above. While in Romans 5:8 it states this is a free gift, it still took the life in the flesh of GOD as Jesus Christ to pay for our sins to make a way for our salvation and that was a cost which goes above and beyond anything that compares with anything we as people in any capacity are capable of giving. I don’t mean to say that a soldier or a hero who went into a situation to fight for others to have life, liberty or freedom, to sacrifice themselves for others are not giving of themselves freely, but each of their sacrifices took from those in their lives, parents, brother’s, sister’s, family, friends, futures and all for others. Even Jesus Christ himself stated there was no better sacrifice than when a friend lays down his life for another, but that death other than for the Glorification of GOD still ends up costing the others that were a part of their lives.
Free on earth does not mean without obligations or strings. If you get something for free, the value of it can be taxed so you may have to shell out some money for the free thing. You might have to participate in a survey or try something for a time before free is given. Rarely, if ever, is anything completely free created by human beings on this earth.
Salvation is freely given, there is no obligation to accept it, but the gift is beyond compare and you will not get taxed, get a bill, there will be no collection after time because you don’t have the ability to pay and there are no long qualification steps to receive it. It is given already. There was the resurrection, but there is no repossession of your salvation once received. Christ was more than enough, so we don’t need to pray to GOD that Jesus needs to be nailed back on the cross because it did not cover your sins payment!
When historians changed from B.C. to A.D., salvation was available and it is something that could not be given until Jesus Christ died on the cross for us all and was resurrected. If you want humility, think of what GOD has given; Adam walked in the cool of the day with GOD. Even he, his first creation, did not receive the gift of Salvation as we have been offered. Adam’s sins were paid for, so Adam has that even though he died in the flesh before Jesus came and did so for us all. So we who have lived the past 2000 + years have the free gift of Salvation if we will accept it. It has no borders, it can be accepted 24 hours a day, 365.25 days per year and in any language, in any time zone and it can be received alone or in a group, on the mountain top or in a hole in the ground. (“There are no Atheists in a Fox Holes”)
“The same is true with God’s gift of salvation. To us it’s free, but it cost God the life of His Son. The reason is that on the cross Jesus Christ became the final sacrifice for our sins. He paid for our salvation with His blood.”
So when you see the word FREE, know that even the Creator of all there was and is and ever will be, could not give a free gift, without a cost, but don’t let what it cost go and not be received; “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8.
I pray each person that comes and reviews this blog and my artwork understands the gift of Salvation. No matter who, what, where, when or how you or your life has been, you can be saved.
The Gospel message is simple and very transforming to your life. Just start and let the Love of Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit carry you to the gift of Salvation.
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Click on the Cross at the right, see where His blood paid for our sins.
Focus on GOD through Jesus Christ, daily. If you will give GOD the focus, he will show you the reason he created you and if you commit your works to him, he will place the thoughts in your heart so you know what you should be accomplishing in your life.
God Bless and may his face shine upon you in 2019 !!!
Artist Sharon Smith