From the book of John, our pastor shared yesterday.
Jesus reveals truth.
I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life. (John 8:12)
The Pharisees continue to question Jesus.
Jesus warns them.
You are from below. I am from above.You are of this world;I am not of this world.Therefore I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins. (John 8:23-24)
Then, the pouring out of freedom and truth.
As He was saying these things, many believed in Him. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:30-32)
At home, I gaze at Caleb’s sketch. And he shares insight.
That’s not Jesus, Mommy.
That’s a man walking in the Light.
He’s been set free.
The picture becomes clear.
The man is striding in freedom as he walks in the light.
As he walks.
One foot in front of the other.
The man, who was once in chains, has been set free.
The shackles are left behind.
Look at his chains on the ground.
In the dark.
I have often prayed for and expected supernatural deliverance. And I do believe this is possible.
I wonder, though, how often I sit waiting for a freedom beckoning me to walk.
Moving forward. In the light.
And that which has me bound, in the dark, falls to the ground.
And the key to unlock those chains?
If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. (John 8:31)
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)
As our pastor explained, we are often too familiar with a counterfeit gospel. A false testimony carefully disguised as the truth.
Advice from a magazine. Counsel from a television host. Suggestions from a friend. And often comments from a seemingly reliable book.
Yet, we believe. And we follow. Because we are not acquainted with the perfect and authentic words of the Bible.
Being intimately aware of the Word of God, frauds are quickly exposed.
Seekers of Truth walking in the Light.
Continuing in the Word.
These are the freedom finders.