National Freedom Day

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Ex 1:13, 14 (to :)
And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field:

Ex 3:1, 2 (to :), 7
Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.  And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush:

And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

bAnd the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.  Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land. 

And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go.  Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning;

And thou shalt say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear. 

Ex 8:1
And the Lord spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 

Ex 10:3
And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me. 

Ex 12:30, 31
And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.  #And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as ye have said. 

Lev 25:1, 10 proclaim (to :)
And the Lord spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,

proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof:

Luke 4:1, 14-21
And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.  And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.  And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.  And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.  And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 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.  And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.  And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. 

Gal 5:1, 13 brethren (to ;)
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage brethren, ye have been called unto liberty;

John 8:31-36
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  #They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.  And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 

II Cor 3:17
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 


 Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures

by Mary Baker Eddy

224:28
  Truth brings the elements of liberty.  On its banner is the Soul-inspired motto, "Slavery is abolished."  The power of God brings deliverance to the captive.  No power can withstand divine Love.  What is this supposed power, which opposes itself to God?  Whence cometh it?  What is it that binds man with iron shackles to sin, sickness, and death?  Whatever enslaves man is opposed to the divine government.  Truth makes man free. 

225:14-13  The history of our country, like all history, illustrates the might of Mind, and shows human power to be proportionate to its embodiment of right thinking.  A few immortal sentences, breathing the omnipotence of divine justice, have been potent to break despotic fetters and abolish the whipping-post and slave market; but oppression neither went down in blood, nor did the breath of freedom come from the cannon's mouth.  Love is the liberator. 
  Legally to abolish unpaid servitude in the United States was hard; but the abolition of mental slavery is a more difficult task.  The despotic tendencies, inherent in mortal mind and always germinating in new forms of tyranny, must be rooted out through the action of the divine Mind. 
  Men and women of all climes and races are still in bondage to material sense, ignorant how to obtain their freedom.  The rights of man were vindicated in a single section and on the lowest plane of human life, when African slavery was abolished in our land.  That was only prophetic of further steps towards the banishment of a world-wide slavery, found on higher planes of existence and under more subtle and depraving forms. 
  The voice of God in behalf of the African slave was still echoing in our land, when the voice of the herald of this new crusade sounded the keynote of universal freedom, asking a fuller acknowledgment of the rights of man as a Son of God, demanding that the fetters of sin, sickness, and death be stricken from the human mind and that its freedom be won, not through human warfare, not with bayonet and blood, but through Christ's divine Science.

226:22-29
  I saw before me the sick, wearing out years of servitude to an unreal master in the belief that the body governed them, rather than Mind. 
  The lame, the deaf, the dumb, the blind, the sick, the sensual, the sinner, I wished to save from the slavery of their own beliefs and from the educational systems of the Pharaohs, who to-day, as of yore, hold the children of Israel in bondage.

380:32-4
  Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man, is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God.  Ignorant of our God-given rights, we submit to unjust decrees, and the bias of education enforces this slavery.

481:3-5
God's being is infinity, freedom, harmony, and boundless bliss.  "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

90:24-25
  The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea.

227:14-16 (to 2nd .)
  Discerning the rights of man, we cannot fail to foresee the doom of all oppression.  Slavery is not the legitimate state of man.  God made man free.

227:17-29 All
All men should be free.  "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."  Love and Truth make free, but evil and error lead into captivity. 
  Christian Science raises the standard of liberty and cries: "Follow me!  Escape from the bondage of sickness, sin, and death!"  Jesus marked out the way.  Citizens of the world, accept the "glorious liberty of the children of God," and be free!  This is your divine right.  The illusion of material sense, not divine law, has bound you, entangled your free limbs, crippled your capacities, enfeebled your body, and defaced the tablet of your being.

Hymns 83, 228, 12

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