Word for Today: Embracing the truth is vital to our freedom indeed.
Ministry Of the Word (MOW):True Spirituality (TS)
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“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32)
Good morning to the family of God in Christ Jesus. We bless the living God for Jesus Christ.
Many people (within the church and outside the church) have not experienced freedom indeed because of their inability to embrace the truth. People can lie or distort the truth at the slightest excuse. You have to embrace the truth passionately, if you desire to be free indeed. In other words, no trace of deceit and falsehood must come from your thoughts and lips because the Holy Spirit of God is the Spirit of the truth (John 16:13).
Without deep knowledge of the truth in Jesus ; without standing by the truth, doing the truth and defending the truth, our freedom is only partial. Many people are in spiritual bondage, yet they don’t know it. Only Jesus, the Son of God (called the Truth) can make man free indeed .
Spiritually speaking, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the truth. No other person has ever said: ” I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).
Our memory verse says:
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” ( John 8:32). In verse 36, the word of God says: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed “(John 8:36). In other words, if the truth shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. The Son here refers to the spiritual person of Jesus Christ, the number two in the Holy Trinity.
There are levels of freedom. Unfortunately, many people who are in bondage do not have awareness of being in it. Bondage can be physical, mental and spiritual. Spiritual bondage is by far worse than physical or mental bondage. For example, a person who is physically in prison may be spiritually free if he abides with the truth and the Lord can set him free physically if he praises and worships Him sufficiently enough, just as what happened to Paul and Silas (Acts 16:25-26).
Knowledge and understanding are very vital to complete freedom. Ignorance is at the root of many captivity, resulting in destruction ( Hosea 4:6). No one can truly flourish when in bondage.
The Scripture says:
“Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge”( Isaiah 5:13).
Many at times, I am amazed by the level of ignorance, falsehood and lies by those I interact with, even by those who “go to church” regularly. In my personal work and walk with the Lord, I have observed people lie very easily to cover up wrong deeds, as if the unrighteous act itself is not bad enough, yet, the Bible tells us that lying is the true nature of the devil ( John 8:44).
Without totally surrendering your life to Jesus, you can not be free indeed. The Truth ( Jesus Christ) can only set you free indeed if you embrace Him and cleave to Him at all cost. And we know from the scripture that Jesus Christ is the Word of God( John 1:1).
Without total freedom, we cannot worship God in Christ in spirit and in truth ( John 4:24). Neither can we love God with all our heart, soul and mind without freedom indeed( Matt 22:37).
Take that vital decision to be cleaved to the truth in the Word today.
Stay Connected with Jesus Christ, the grace of God to humanity. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the light of the world; the Son of God who came to set us free indeed.
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There is a reader of this message, receive the grace of total freedom in Jesus mighty name. Amen. Dear Father, please continue to frustrate and flush out every pretender in our midst in Jesus name. Amen
Thank you Jesus . Thank you Jesus.
Blood of Jesus.
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a licensed psychiatrist, a spiritual health counselor and a minister of the Word .
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