Gal 4:4-7 We are now Free

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We are now Free

Gal 4:4-7
But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, <"Abba>, Father." So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

When a child comes of age he is given full rights. One of the rights of believers is right to sonship. "To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12 And we see here, one of the rights of sonship is to receive the Holy Spirit. And indeed a son shows his sonship by behaving in accordance with the spirit of his father. So also with Christians. But in addition to rights and privileges, he is also released from the rules and regulations that he was formerly subjected to. Thus the Galatians should not view themselves as being subject to those things. "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death." Rom 8:1,2

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