"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1
"... be not entangled again" indicates that you once were entangled by something but then had freedom from it. The warning here is to not get entangled in it again. Who the Son sets free is free indeed, but you have to continue to walk in that freedom. There is no doubt that He freed you, but what are you doing with that freedom.
The enemy has no new tricks in his bag to use against you. He is not a creator. He has to use the same weapons against us over and over again. This is why you keep getting tried in the same area even when you have been freed in that area. He wants to entangle you again with the same thing/things that you once were in bondage to.
The devil should realize that you aren't in bondage to that any more so you don't have to give in. The question isn't whether he knows it or not, but do you know it? Do you know that you have been set free completely? Do you know that you do not have to yield to and succumb to that old yoke of bondage? When Jesus set you free, He destroyed that yoke, He didn't just remove it. He broke it into a million pieces so that it could not be re-glued and put back together again. That yoke is broken but the enemy wants to fashion a new one that looks like the old one in order to put you in bondage again.
Are you under attack, are you being tempted to go back to some things that you have been set free from? The enemy is trying to put a yoke on you again. Do not let him. Do not give into him. Do not stand still in his presence and allow him to take "measurements" for another one. Stand fast in the freedom that Christ has given you.
Have a great day. There is no reason for you to be entangled again in bondage. Jesus set you free, stand fast in that freedom.
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