The Son shall make you free
John 8: 36 -
If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Temptation and spiritual bondages is the greatest killer of mankind. Diseases kill the physical body but these kill the spirit and soul (inner-man).
Temptation will always be there as far as we live in this world wherein Satan rules over many people's lives. As we are children in the Lord, initial growing stage of spiritual life Paul advices us not to fight or resist temptation but to flee from it. It is better to keep away from situations which will lead us to be tempted.
But this is not the permanent solution for Jesus tells us it is the son who shall set us free perpetually. Does that mean if I have an addiction to smoking by praying to Jesus I will be set free permanently?
Thus is where many will get disappointed for experience tells us that many over a period tend to return to their addiction. Does that mean we cannot come out of bondages?
For that we need to follow what Jesus tells us today. In today's message Jesus tells us only the son shall. This English word will and shall are used with specific purpose.
In Simple Future tense SHALL is used with WE otherwise WILL is used.
In Simple conjugation, the expressions I will work, and we will work, have the meaning I am determined to work, and we are determined to work. In contrast, the expressions you shall work, and they shall work, for instance, have the meaning you will be compelled to work, and they will be compelled to work.
So we see by the use of SHALL either the Lord will do it along with us or the Lord will make us to do it.
This will only happen when we have the Truth in us. A person who knows black from white will never make a mistake but only one who lives in grey area will make mistakes.
When we come into Jesus we need to be rooted in Him and the only way to be rooted in Him is by Faith and firm Faith required the knowledge of the Truth.
Jesus gave us authority in His Name over spirits and weaknesses. To use authority one has to mature and not small children are allowed to use authority, so let grow in Truth and Fruit(s) of the Lord so that we be sons and have authority over temptations and bondages.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are Light and now that we are in You, You become the Light in us. Lord, You are the Word that came in flesh to guide us and reveal the Father to us, for You alone have seen Him. You came to give us authority in your Name over all things that could harm and destroy your people. Lord, help us grow in You, in your Name so that we crush the powers of darkness by just a word from our mouth...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that committeth sin is the bondservant of sin.
35 And the bondservant abideth not in the house for ever: the son abideth for ever.
1 Corinthians 6:18
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
1 Corinthians 10:14
14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
1 Timothy 6:9-11
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
2 Timothy 2:22
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
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