“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can you say, ‘You will be made free’?” Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son endures forever. Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:30–36, NKJV)
God’s word reveals finding freedom comes from knowing the truth. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. This means that our freedom comes from and through Christ.
Notice the contrast — freedom and sin. In other words, active sin opposes the possibility of us living in freedom. Sin creates bondage, a type of slavery, and sin is like being a slave to a master.
Believers steward their bodies, and we do not allow sin to reign in our mortal bodies (Romans 6, NKJV). Righteous and unrighteous living reigns where we present ourselves, and we are to give the members of our body to God and not to unrighteous living. This is how we steward our body unto Godliness and live free from sin.
Being born again means your Spirit unites with God’s Spirit. As born-again believers, God lives His life through us as we surrender our ways to Him.
Every enslaved person hopes to be freed. As Christians, we should and can live in freedom.
Freedom is a process and not a destination; freedom is a promise from God’s Word and a lifestyle that requires prudence to maintain our freedom.
Our freedom depends on learning to conquer sin, resist Satan, and put the flesh to death.
But now, having been set free from sin and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life. (Romans 6:22, NKJV)
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