"The independence that America clings to is not the independence that I have prescribed: independence from the flesh and its demands; independence from the shackles and pain of the bondage and tyranny that independent life (as they prescribe it) lends.
I seek to free them from bondage. Allegiance to Me is true independence for, when they say independence, what they mean is 'FREEDOM', and true Freedom is only found in Me. You have celebrated your Independence Day many times over, beloved, as I have brought it to you. I have brought it to all My Children who hunger and thirst for Me, and My 'mantle' of FREEDOM is upon them."
". . . where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is FREEDOM (Liberty)." -- 2 Cor. 3:17b
(Excerpted from the personal journals of Sharon Joy Gramling, 7-4-07)