In 1865, Congress passed and rectified the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provides that
“Neither slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place under its jurisdiction.”
Therefore all slaves within the United States or any place under the jurisdiction of the United States was by this amendment legally free from their slave masters. But what would happen if a slave somewhere in one of the plantations did not hear and is ill informed about this declaration of freedom ?
Your guess is as good as mine; servitude and slavery continues unabated although legally free but vitally or in reality still a slave subject to the task master. For this slave to experience the freedom the constitution provides, he/she has to first be well informed about the declaration and what it means, secondly he/she needs a proof by way of documentation which authenticates the information and lastly based on the proof make a quality decision no longer to be a slave.
Over 2,ooo years ago, the crucifixion of Jesus was the sovereign declaration in the spirit that all who call upon His name shall be saved from eternal destruction. Yet many who have not heard about this are still trying to battle the enemy in their own strength; trying to make two ends meet. Some are still afflicted with all kinds of infirmities which have already been taken care of by the savior.
The documentation that authenticates and guarantees our perpetual freedom and emancipation is the Holy Bible. This is the legal document for the believer. Thorough knowledge of this legal document is what will put you over the accusations and tyranny of the slave master called the Devil.
First Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17 of this document tells us that “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature the old is gone the new has come”. This is the sovereign declaration of the Almighty God about the man who has accepted the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
This is enough to secure your freedom forever. This new creature has no past, created in the image of the second and the last Adam. This new creation is born by the incorruptible, indestructible word of God therefore they cannot be defeated or sick. This new creation is born a master to the devil.
Mark Chapter 16 verse 17 say “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.” You can walk out on the devil today and there is nothing he can do for because he has nothing of his in you. Gloooory to God.