Salvation has an equivalence of love. But the quality of love is equivalent to the quality of freedom and liberated energy in our interior person. That is to say, to the degree we can be unencumbered in our interior self is the degree of liberty we have in ‘the inner person.’ This is by realization of the given grace, love and freedom from the Father. Prayer then becomes our time of distinct petition to the Lord to free us of our self-centered energy and make it available for the Kingdom of God, for the reign of God. We continue in our salvation by continuing in love. Not by works but by a consuming revelation of a work that has been done on our behalf.
Getting free from our sins and ourselves is a work for Jesus. It takes the redemptive love of a Savior to liberate the prisoner. Jesus said, “He has sent me to proclaim release to captives” (Luke 4:18). He is the spotless Lamb needed for sacrifice to remove our chains and bonds. Our sins and limits initiated in the beginning when man made distinct and free choice to be captured rather than free. We make a distinct and free choice for the Liberator as well.
Just as Jesus is the needed sacrifice, he is also the blessed release enabling us to worship, dance, sing and rejoice in great joy and liberty. It is not all death and duty. It becomes dance and delight because it is a finished work. Yeah, yeah…we get to get down for the crown. Come on now. Thank you, Lord.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed.” Jesus