The Truth Will Set You Free :)

friday blessing Isaiah 65 17

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! Do You Want The Truth!!!

 

John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

John 8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

How many of us like to be lied to? How many of have lied to others? We can become enraged when we realize we have been lied to. However many of us have lied to others, in many cases “We have had good reasons”. We have sometimes been caught in a lie and get that sick feeling in our belly and think “why did I do this”. When we tell the truth all we need to remember is the truth.

Friends, the Declaration of Independence has been and continues to be the model for freedom around the world. America is the longest surviving democratic republic because of the principles that are recorded in this document. There is a reason that over the past 200 years that millions of immigrants have come to our shores. The American dream is fundamentally about the principle of freedom! But make no mistake the American dream of freedom was birthed by those who were seeking religious freedom, people who had been persecuted and driven from their homes came to America to freely practice their religious faith. You will find references to the God that they worshipped four times in the words that I read for you this morning and it is evident that these men traced their rights to this freedom, not to a human government or an earthly monarch but to the Creator and Supreme Judge of the universe. We could learn a lesson from their acknowledgment.

 

I. The Prescription for Freedom

Jesus offers real freedom to every man. This freedom may be realized by believing in Jesus. What are the elements of belief?

a. Agreement to the truth

God is the source of all truth and we agree with God about the scope of the truth. It is the truth about us, “for all have sinned” and that “the wages of sin is death,” and that “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

 

b. Acceptance of the truth

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Implicit in the idea of assent or agreement is that when we truly agree with the truth we will also apply the truth.

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

 

c. Abiding in the truth

Future loyalty to His teaching will prove the reality of your present life, relationship with Jesus. So the conclusion of this future condition is put in the present tense. As then, so now. Continuance in the word (teaching) proves the sincerity or insincerity of each one of us.

 

John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

John 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

 

II. The Person of Freedom

 

John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

 

a. The truth proclaimed

John1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

b. The truth personified

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

 

c. The truth perceived

 

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

 

III. The Promise of Freedom

“He is the freeman whom the truth makes free,

No matter how many freedoms our nation gives us, it can not give us the freedom from the shame and guilt imposed upon us by our sins.

There is a place called the land of beginning again and it is the place that Jesus has bought and paid for with His own life’s blood and you can have title to a plot, when you believe on Him. When you do you will be freed from the guilt and shame of your sins, you will no longer be under the penalty of sin but you will have the peace that only Jesus can give. The penalty is “death” but the gift is “life!”

 

God will forgive us our sins — not because we deserve it, or have done enough good to outweigh our sins. God will forgive us for only one reason: He loves us!!!!

Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

Romans 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Is there ever going to be a time when sin is not going to be a problem, when we will be totally and completely free from all of the consequences of sin? The answer is yes. There is not sin in heaven my friend and that means that all those who love Jesus and have already passed on have entered a place where there is no hint, hurt or haunt of sin and they wait and worship for all those who will join them by faith in Jesus.

True freedom and independence comes when we receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. He is the source of truth. All truth resides in Him. There is no truth besides Him. He

He is God and if you want to know God you must come to Jesus for “no man comes to the Father but by Him.”

The Truth is in Jesus.

Freedom is in Jesus. Will we ever be truly free? YES, in Heaven if we are trusting Jesus!!!

TRUSTING JESUS

Simply trusting every day,
Trusting through a stormy way;
Even when my faith is small,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Trusting as the moments fly,
Trusting as the days go by;
Trusting Him whate’er befall,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Brightly does His Spirit shine
Into this poor heart of mine;
While He leads I cannot fall;
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Trusting as the moments fly,
Trusting as the days go by;
Trusting Him whate’er befall,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Singing if my way is clear,
Praying if the path be drear;
If in danger for Him call;
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Trusting as the moments fly,
Trusting as the days go by;
Trusting Him whate’er befall,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Trusting Him while life shall last,
Trusting Him till earth be past;
Till within the jasper wall,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Trusting as the moments fly,
Trusting as the days go by;
Trusting Him whate’er befall,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

 

Love and Prayers

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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