Sorry…..must have forgotten to add this in for Monday……..
Many of us in the church are looking to be set free from some kind of slavery or bondage; it may be sickness, depression or poverty for example.
These things can keep us in bondage as they mean we are not free to do all that we want for the Kingdom.
Jesus provides a model on how to escape from slavery and bondage in John 8.
He is speaking to believers, those that follow him, and says that they are to continue in his word.
In our lives today this is talking about Scripture.
If we continue in Scripture we really are true disciples of Jesus (John 8 v 31).
This will bring truth to us in the terms of knowledge and understanding of His Word, and this in return will make us free.
Knowledge and understanding of the Word of God is knowledge and understanding about Jesus and His finished work.
Peter said that we have all that we need for life and godliness (or a life free from the slavery and bondage of illness, poverty, depression etc.) and this is released (or made manifest) through knowledge of Jesus (2 Peter 1 v 4).
The Scriptures will make us free, but not by sitting on a coffee table or a bookshelf.
The Bible is there to be read, studied, meditated upon; it is there to be rightly divided (
Once understood the truths in the Word will make us free; free form illness, free from poverty, free from depression; in fact free from any kind of slavery or bondage that the enemy tries to snare you with.
Jesus came to destroy the works of the enemy and bring us life in abundance; if we do not understand this truth from Scripture we will not see it manifest in our lives.
Invest in your freedom this morning; invest some time and effort into exploring and discovering the truths about Jesus through His Word.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Scriptures, your Holy Word, and thank you for the truths held within that are ready and able to change my life”.
John 8 v 31 and 32…..The said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free