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Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:12-18

It is through Jesus that the veil is taken away, that we are no longer separated from God.
It is through Jesus that we are no longer bound to the law. We no longer have to try to obey every commandment, because God knows we are imperfect. He knows we are sinful and are bound to make mistakes. Rather than a veil covering our hearts, separating us from God because of our failure to completely obey the law, our hearts are now covered by His mercy and grace. Our hearts are now covered by the righteousness of Christ, because He is truly the Only One who is righteous. That's why Jesus sacrificed His life for our sins, so that we can obtain righteousness in the sight of God.
It is through Jesus that we now have the opportunity to spend the rest of eternity in Heaven, if we only have faith and allow His unchanging grace to save us.

It is because of Jesus that we now are filled with the Holy Spirit, that once we give our lives to Him, we are transformed daily into a new creation, a creation that resembles the Spirit of Christ, who is living inside of us. It is through the Holy Spirit that we now can experience freedom--true freedom. Freedom from a life bound to the law, from a life of sin and of a hopeless future, is the truest form of freedom. God is all about freedom, and if His Spirit is now living inside of us, we are no longer a slave to sin any longer. 

We have been set free by the Son. We have been set free because of His love!

What a wonderful day to celebrate not only the blessings of living in America, but also of the truest form of freedom possible--the freedom we have in Christ, because of God's great love for us!

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:34-36

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