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TRUTH and Freedom

You were given time. You squandered the time you were given and you grew callous to the TRUTH.

Do you know the TRUTH?

Facts may be true, but Truth is not fact. Likewise, knowledge may be true, but Truth is not knowledge. Truth is not a collection of information or data.

Truth is a person!

I AM the Way, the TRUTH, and the Life. John 14:6

Jesus of Nazareth declared Himself to be the embodiment of all that is true. He did not say, “I am a truth” as though he was humbly presenting Himself to be one of many truths. Instead He said, “I am the TRUTH.”

The Gospel of John opens with the following:

In the origin the Word had been existing and that Word had been existing with God and that Word was himself God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us… John 1:1,14

On behalf of all those given Him out of the world, He prayed:

Father, sanctify them by your TRUTH, because your Word is TRUTH. John 17:17

Jesus suffered, bled, died, was buried, rose from the dead three days later, and ascended to take His rightful place beside His Father. That’s the TRUTH!

Truly, God has made this Jesus both LORD JEHOVAH and The Messiah… Acts 2:36, Luke 2:11

Unlike the god of so-called science, that which all the people of the Earth are urged to worship, trust in and follow, the TRUTH does not change.

For I am the LORD; I change not… Malachi 3:6

Jesus the Messiah is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Those who are His, those who belong to Him are known to trust in and follow Him.

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27

He Who is the TRUTH quoted the prophet Isaiah saying,

The Spirit of the LORD is upon me… He has sent me to proclaim… freedom (liberty, release, deliverance) to the enslaved (captives)…Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.” Luke 4:18

What is Freedom?

True freedom is not that which is doled out by governments to their citizens under the guise of being permitted, licensed and allowed. It is not something portioned out or conditionally rationed to the slaves by their masters. Contrary to popular opinion, true freedom is not won through military force or political activism. True freedom is the gift of God, the decree of God, purchased once and for all and ratified by the suffering, shed blood, death, burial, resurrection and ascension of our LORD Jesus, the Messiah.

You will know the TRUTH, and that TRUTH will set (make) you free. John 8:32

Paul, an apostle of Jesus, had this to say,

…Stand therefore in that liberty with which The Messiah has set us free… Galatians 5:1

Are you living a life where you know the TRUTH and, as a result, live free?

…As free children – not as persons who make their liberty a cloak for their evil, but as Servants of God. 1Peter 2:16

  • Free from sin… Romans 6:7
  • Free from the law of sin and death… Romans 8:2
  • Free from the fear of death… Hebrews 2:15
  • Free from this present evil world… Galatians 1:4
  • Free from the love of money… Hebrews 13:5
  • Free of anxiety and worry… 1Corinthians 7:32

Has the TRUTH set you free? Are you living a life where you are no longer:

  • Sinning and confessing sin and sinning and confessing…
  • Loving the world and its lusts
  • Walking in the flesh, defeated
  • Yearning to be honored by men / seeking mens’ approval
  • Under spell(s) of witchcraft
  • Haunted by demons
  • Chasing after every vain teaching
  • Falling for scams and lies
  • Deceiving and being deceived
  • Believing anything and anyone but God alone
  • Living under condemnation
  • Feeling helpless, powerless
  • Constantly afraid

Are you still enslaved?

You were formerly darkness, but now you are light in Our Lord, therefore so walk as children of Light. For the fruits of The Light are in all goodness, righteousness and TRUTH. Distinguish what is pleasing before Our Lord.

Neither should you fellowship with the Servants of darkness, because they have no fruit in them, but you should rebuke them. For the thing that they do in secret is an abomination to mention. For all things are corrected by The Light and they are revealed, and everything that reveals is light.

Therefore it is said, “Awake, you who sleep, and arise from among the dead and The Messiah will illuminate you.” Ephesians 5:8-14