It is a privilege to be able to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth. We are blessed to live in a free nation, where we don’t have to fear being persecuted for our faith. As the days before the coming of the Lord draw near, it would be wise for us to cherish our freedom. Thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph in his name.
Our freedom to worship did not come without a price; however. Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for our salvation at Calvary. Men and women of God have fought for our rights to enjoy a freedom of worship in this nation; yet, we so often take it for granted that it will always be easy to have access to the Lord and to worship. So far, no one has blocked our path to get to church and fellowship with others who believe, but for how long will we have this blessing, without interference?
On the surface it may seem that we are losing our rights to have an opinion and to demonstrate our faith to others, yet, there is one thing that no matter how restricted our world may become, we will always have: that is access to the Lord through prayer. We can call on his name anywhere, anytime, and in every situation. There will always be prayers that go up before the Lord as a memorial.
It is our last hope of defense against the enemy who has only one thing on his mind: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
I am blessed. I am blessed. I am blessed, and most of all I am thankful that I have a freedom to worship. In this week’s Lattereign, we look at that freedom. Free to Worship