The Truth Will Set You Free

IMG_1949There are so many sugar coated teachings out in the world today. Some are all about prosperity, others justifying sin. Alot of the time where one is being preached so is the other. Don’t get me wrong God wants His children to prosper yes, but in the things of Him not the things of the world. When I think about prosperity I like to think on the spiritual aspect of it. Jesus said to lay your treasures up in heaven not on earth.

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:   For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” –  Matthew 6:19‭-‬21
It’s also pretty clear that to love the world is to be an enemy of God.
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” –  James 4:4
And the love of money.
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” – Matthew 6:24
He wants us to prosper in the things of Him. He will supply all our needs, if we just focus on Him, not the things of the world, and that goes right along with trying to justifying our sin. I’m just going to say it like this, you can not justify sin. Their is no such thing as a sinning Christian. A sinning Christian is not biblical. So, if someone is telling you there is, they are a liar and the truth is not in them. There are to many scriptures about not sinning and being holy and righteous. Which really means to be set apart and to be in right standing with God.
In scripture it says God hears not sinners.
“Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.” – John 9:31
So, if we think it’s okay to be a sinning Christian then let’s think about that. God doesn’t even hear sinners. The only thing God will hear from a sinner is a prayer of repentance that’s done out of true brokenness.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.  For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14‭-‬16
Looking at this from a spiritual aspect, “sanctified this house“,  the house is our body (in the Strongs concordance it’s referred to as “human body“), and “sanctified” is “to be holy or set apart“.
So when we ask God  for forgiveness we must also repent (which means “to turn from our ways”)!
“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” – Luke 13:3
We must turn from our ways, we can not remain the same.
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” – Acts 3:19
It’s pretty clear we are to turn away from sin.
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” –  John 8:32
In the scripture above in John 8: 32 the word free means:
1. To make free
2. Set at liberty; from the dominion of sin.
Well there we have it. We can be free from sin. God has given the power through the blood of Jesus Christ to be free from sin.
“They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.   And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.   If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” –  John 8: 33-36
When we come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ we are set free. We are now forgiven of our sin.We are set free from the  bondage of sin. That’s not to say  that we will never make a mistake, because we will, but when we do God will show us our mistakes, we will repent, ask for forgiveness, and no longer do it. However, if we continue to do it, then that is willful sin and the bible says their remaineth no more sacrifice for willful sins.
“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,  But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.  He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:  Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?  For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” – Hebrews 10: 26-31
If we know  to do good and choose not to,  then it’s sin.
“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” – James 4:17
It’s time for us to turn from our sin, get it right with God once and for all. Time is running out. There will come a point in our lives when it is to late. Christ is ready to return. Are you ready for His return? The scripture says he comes like a thief in the night.
“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.   But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.   Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.   Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?   Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord when he cometh shall find so doing.   Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.   But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My Lord delayeth his coming;   And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;   The Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,   And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” –  Matthew 24:42-51
“One of the most dangerous lies we can believe is that we can live in sin and still go to heaven. We don’t have all the time in the world now is the time to make sure we are ready.
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.  Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” – Romans 13:11‭-‬14
Submitted by @ Priscilla Bazer
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