God's Word Will Make You Free
The Bible is God's message to you. It is full of good news.
God's Word, the Bible, tells how God loves you, and tells His wonderful plan for your life. From the Bible you can learn how to receive God's blessing in every area of life.
Many people are afraid that God's Word will put them in bondage -- because of the rules they think they will have to follow. But Jesus said God's Word would make you free.
JOHN 8:31-32 NKJ
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Abide means to live, to continue, or to spend time somewhere.
If you continue to spend time in Jesus' Word -- you will know the truth.
When you know the truth, you will act on that knowledge -- and acting on the truth will make you free!
Freedom Is Certain
The Bible, especially the message of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, will set you free if you continue in it.
We are not guaranteed instant results, although sometimes they do happen. Freedom is certain, however, if you stick with God's Word. Jesus gave His guarantee!
If you are not enjoying freedom in any area of your life -- you have not continued in God's Word enough in that area.
Just because you have fed on God's Word in one area, does not mean you will be free in every area of life.
God's Word Is A Seed
For example, you could plant hundreds of tomato seeds in a garden and never harvest one carrot. Why? You never planted any carrot seed!
God's Word works the same way as a seed. The Word must be planted inside you to bear fruit in your life.
LUKE 8:11 NKJ
11 "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
1 PETER 1:23 NKJ
23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
Plant All The Seed
Just because you plant the seed from God's Word about spiritual rebirth does not mean you can expect a harvest of financial prosperity.
Scriptures about prosperity must be planted in you, and watered, before you can expect a harvest of prosperity.
Even if you plant much seed from God's Word concerning health and healing, you will not automatically have a harvest of a successful marriage and family life.
Each seed of God's Word has to be planted to produce fruit in your life in that area.
MATTHEW 4:4 NKJ
4 But He answered and said, "It is written, `Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.' "
ROMANS 10:17 NKJ
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The Greek word translated word in John 8:31, could also be translated as message. So we could paraphrase John 8:31 to say, "If you continue in Jesus' accurate message . . . ."
Jesus' message, accurately understood and acted upon, will always produce the fruit of freedom.
If the message proclaimed does not produce true freedom -- it is obviously not the accurate message of Jesus.
What will God's Word set you free from? Sin, sickness, spiritual death, poverty, fear, demons, worry, selfishness, and confusion.
Free From Sin
Jesus was not talking about being set free to sin -- because sin puts you into bondage.
JOHN 8:34 NKJ
34 Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
Jesus was telling us the good news that we could be set free from sin -- so we would not even desire to do wrong.
Not free to sin -- but free from sin!
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