HOW ARE WE FREED FROM OUR CHAINS?
By Ernest O'Neill
How Are We Freed From Our Chains?
By Rev. Ernest O'Neill
Loved ones, the truth all the time is on that dear Cross you know, that we have in front of us in many of our churches. God has done in Jesus a work that will deliver you from that. That's the meaning of Calvary. The meaning of Calvary is not simply that He has born our sins so that God will not have to condemn us. The truth of Calvary is He has borne our sin, this thing within us which is so independent and so dependent on the world, which is so independent of God's opinion and so dependent on man's opinion, which is so independent of God's provision and so dependent on man's provision, that is so independent of God's joy and so dependent on the world's happiness.
God has wrought a work on Calvary that has destroyed the connection that you have to the world and that's the meaning of that great verse where Paul said, "I glory in only one thing, the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ by which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world." That's the meaning of Calvary. On the Cross, in Jesus, God crucified the world to you. That is He crucified the world's connection with you and He crucified you to the world.
He crucified your connection to the world. He destroyed those thousand million umbilical cords that tie you to the world and that tie you to what you've been up to this moment.