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


The cry for freedom receives more responses that the cry for justice. Freedom is one the inalienable rights inherent in every created being on earth. Whenever this right is trampled upon by design or default, there is always a fuss. But the problem is that those who cry out for freedom have no idea what it is all about. To some, freedom means the ability to indulge in whatever their heart desire without restrictions. Others consider freedom as the power to choose how they should be treated and who they should allow in their own world.


Unfortunately, these are the post-modern ideas of freedom. These ideas position freedom as the highest desire of the human soul, without affirming the fact that freedom comes with responsibility. When this responsibility is ignored, the effect is even worse than any form of bondage. No wonder the world is full of souls under heavy demonic oppression parading themselves as free human agents on earth.


But to believers, this should not be so. Being a Christian does not equal freedom. Knowing the truth does not also equal freedom. Any blessing, right, privilege, or authority can belong to you, but if you do not know about it, you won’t act on it. Or if you don’t act on what you know and appropriate what has been given to you, it won’t benefit you. It won’t become a reality to you even though it’s your legal possession.


Knowing what belongs to you in Christ is your primary assignment as a believer. You will never become a free person just by knowing you have been set free in Jesus Christ. You need to appropriate that freedom daily by incorporating the Word of God into your life. The Truth of the Word of God brings potential freedom. In order to convert potential freedom into a liberating dynamic force, you need to start walking and acting on the Truth. Let us put it this way: it is the truth you know and act upon that sets you free!

Written by Dr Godwin & Blessing Ude

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