Jesus said “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18). As believers we have Christ and never need to be afraid. Yet it’s also true that we are not immune to the effects of evil. Christ has conquered sin and death but in his infinite wisdom—for reasons that are often difficult for us to understand—evil is still permitted to exist. Even if we’re saved and trust in Christ we may still find areas in which we just can’t get victory. Maybe it’s a sin we’ve confessed again and again or a constant struggle with depression anger or lust. These long-imbedded patterns of shameful living continue to entangle us day after day month after month and even year after year.
In Truly Free best-selling author Robert Morris invites us into a glorious truth—that the promise of being set free from the slavery of sin is a promise to be set free completely. Although evil is real and Christians can be oppressed by it we have the promise that the one who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4). Jesus saves us trains us to resist the power of evil and delivers us from anything that holds us back. With Jesus we can be truly free forever.