“… where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty.” (II Corinthians 3:17b)
1. freedom; independence
2. impertinent freedom or familiarity
Jesus (quoting Isaiah 61:1-2a) proclaimed that the very purpose of His ministry was to preach deliverance to the captive, liberty to the bruised, receiving of sight to the blind, healing to the brokenhearted, and the preaching of the gospel to the poor.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
(St. Luke 4:18-19)
If we really believe II Corinthians 3:17 then we must believe that when the Spirit of the LORD is present then liberty will be present as well. Whether we are in a church, in our home, in our vehicles, in prison, in another country, or wherever we are.
If His Spirit truly abides with us then liberty and freedom of Spirit will abide with us as well.
Freedom to worship Him in Spirit and truth.
Freedom to give Him all of our praise.
Freedom to do whatever He leads us to do.
“Give me liberty, or give me death.” ~ Patrick Henry