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                          The True Freedom

                                           A PRAYER

         Our dear Heavenly Father, we come to Thy throne of Grace today with
         thanksgiving. Thanking Thee for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, thanking
         Thee for the Blessed Word that reveals Him and for the Holy Spirit that teaches
         us, thanking Thee for salvation, forgiveness of sins, for Thy longsuffering,
         tenderness, love and understanding. We come to Thee confessing our sins, our
         lack of knowledge of the Word, our lack of love, our failure to pray without
         ceasing, our pride, covetousness and all anger, selfishness, malice and all things
         in our hearts that are displeasing to Thee. Forgive and cleanse us today.

         We come praying for our nation, for all those in authority, asking that they may
         be led by Thee, that all pride may be taken out of their hearts and that they may
         be filled with Thy love and Thy knowledge and be used of Thee for Thy Glory.
         Forgive us and give us a great spiritual awakening. May we come back to the
         Saviour who died for our sins. We pray for the men and women in the armed
         forces of our nation, for the chaplains that they may be filled with the
         knowledge, the love, and the wisdom of Christ, that they may live Him and
         teach Him to the armies, especially to those boys at the battle front. Comfort
         and sustain them today. We pray for the sick, the sorrowing and the unsaved.
         We pray for all those who preach and teach Thy Word and for all who hear it.
         Give us all a greater hunger for Thy Word.

         Today we claim Thy promise, “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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and will
         heal their land.” O Lord hear, O Lord forgive and revive us again for Jesus’
         sake.

         Amen.

There is a deep yearning in the heart of each individual for freedom—just to be free. The
Bible tells us the only way to be free.

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, if ye continue in My Word, then are ye
My disciples indeed: and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. If the Son
therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:31-32, 36).

The first step to freedom is to believe in Jesus as a personal Saviour—then as we continue to
study His Word, we grow out of babyhood in His family to the place of discipleship. A real
disciple of Christ is one who loves the Word, studies the Word and lives the Word day by day.

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One who is growing in grace and knowledge of Christ. Here we are told to continue in His Word
and in (Luke 9:23-26) we are told to deny self daily and take up the cross. “And He said to them
all, ‘If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow
Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever will lose his life for My sake,
the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose
himself or be cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him shall
the Son of man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in His Father’s and of the
holy angels.’” True discipleship calls for the crucifixion of self, death to the old life, a new life in
Christ. Take up your cross daily, deny self, crucified with Jesus. Paul sums it up for us in
Philippians 3:9-10 and 13-14, “And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which
is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by
faith: That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His
sufferings being made conformable unto His death: Brethren, I count not myself to have
apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth
unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of
God in Christ Jesus.” “He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And
he that taketh not his cross and followeth after Me is not worthy of Me. He that findeth his life
shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.” (Matthew 10:37-39). “If ye
abide in Me and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples. As the Father
hath loved Me, so have I loved you; continue ye in My love. If ye keep My commandments, ye
shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love.
These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might
be full. This is My commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you” (John 15:8-12).
Jesus promises freedom to His disciples and in these passages we see that a disciple is one who
continues to study the Word, who daily bears his own cross, the crucifixion of self, who
continually abides in Christ and bears fruit for the glory of the Father. Jesus calls us, promises us
that He will make us if we will surrender our bodies, minds, souls, wills, all that we are and have
to Him.

Do you want to be free? Come to Jesus.

“If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed: and ye shall know the truth; and the
truth shall make you free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

IN JOHN’S GOSPEL WE FIND THAT WE ARE SET FREE FROM TWENTY-ONE THINGS,
ONE IN EACH CHAPTER.

We are set free from:

I. SIN
“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). “And looking
upon Jesus as He walked, he saith, behold the Lamb of God” (John 1:36). “For even Christ our
passover is sacrificed for us” (1 Corinthians 5:7). “He is the propitiation for our sins” (1 John
2:2). “He was made sin for us, He washed us from our sins in His own blood”—TODAY WE
HAVE BEEN FREED FROM SIN.


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II. NEED
“Jesus saith unto them, ‘Fill the waterpots with water.’ And they filled them to the brim. And He
saith unto them, ‘Draw out now and bear unto the governor of the feast.’ And they bear it.” The
wine at the wedding feast, symbolic of joy, earthly joy, gives out, but Jesus is able to supply that
joy that will grow sweeter day by day. We need fear no need, if we seek first the kingdom of God
and His righteousness, then all those things shall be added unto us. “But my God shall supply all
your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4: 19). “He that spared
not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us
all things?”

III. PERISHING
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in
Him should not perish but have everlasting life. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting
life; and He that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on
him.” (John 3:16, 36). “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count
slackness: but is longsuffering to usward not willing that any should perish, but that all should
come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

IV. THIRSTING
“Jesus answered and said unto her, if thou knewest the gift of God, and Who it is that saith to
thee, give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living
water. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water
that I shall give Him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life (John 4:10,
14). For with Thee is the fountain of life: in Thy light shall we see light” (Psalms 36:9).

V. CONDEMNATION
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath
everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John
5:24). “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus” (Romans
8:1). “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through
Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is
condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather
than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:17-19).

VI. HUNGERING
“For the Bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the Bread of life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he
that believeth on me shall never thirst. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath
everlasting life. I am that Bread of life. This is the Bread which cometh down from heaven, that a
man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living Bread which came down from heaven; if any
man eat of this Bread, he shall live forever”. (John 6:33, 35, 47, 51).




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VII. DOUBTING
“If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I
speak of myself” (John 7:17). “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself;
he that believeth not God made Him a liar: because he believeth not the record that God gave of
His Son. And this is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of
God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of
God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son
of God. And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His
will He heareth us: and if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have
the petitions that we desired of Him” (1 John 3:10-15). “But ye have an unction from the Holy
One, and ye know all things” (1 John 2:20). Bring all your doubts and questions to Jesus and He
will set you free.” KNOW is truly a word for Christians, we can know because the Lord tells us.

VIII. DARKNESS
“Then spake Jesus again unto them saying, ‘I am the Light of the world: he that followeth Me
shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of life.’” (John 8:12) “Through the tender
mercy of our God; whereby the Day Spring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them
that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke
1:78-79). “For Thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness” (Psalms
18:28). “This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is
light, and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in
darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all
sin” (John 1:5-7).

IX. BLINDNESS
“And as Jesus passed by He saw a man which was blind from his birth. ‘As long as I am in the
world, I am the Light of the world.’ He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay and said
unto him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.’ He went his way therefore, and washed and came
seeing” (John 9:1, 5, 7). Later as this man was questioned, he said, “One thing I know, that,
whereas I was blind, now I see” (John 9:25). “Bring your blind eyes to Jesus, He will give you
sight.” For Thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness. God is my
strength and power and lie maketh my way perfect” (2 Samuel 22:29, 33). “The hearing ear, and
the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them” (Proverbs 20:12). “Open Thou mine eyes,
that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law. Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light
unto my path. The entrance of Thy Word giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the
simple” (Psalms 119:18, 105, 120). How we need to be able to see the good in others, the lonely
hearts, the timid, tired hearts all around us. O THAT WE MIGHT SEE THROUGH EYES OF
LOVE!

X. FALSE SHEPHERDS
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entered not by the door into the sheepfold, but climeth up
some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the
shepherd of the sheep. To Him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear His voice: and He calleth
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voice, and a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of
strangers” (John 10:15). There are many strangers in our world today, but God promises to free
us from them. They may use some of the Bible but deny the shed blood, the virgin birth,
salvation by grace through faith and many precious truths of scripture. Let us continue in God’s
Word that we may be delivered from strange shepherds. “Everyone that is of the truth hereth My
voice,” Jesus said (John 19:37).

XI. DEATH
“Jesus saith unto her, I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in Me, though he were
dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die” (John
11:25-26). “He cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth,’ and he that was dead came forth,
bound hand and foot with grave clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith
unto them, ‘Loose him, and let him go’” (John 11:43-44). “Marvel not at this: for the hour is
coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice and shall come forth” (John
5:28). “Verily, verily I say unto you if a man keep My saying he shall never see death” (John
8:51). He even delivers us from the fear of death, that through death (Christ’s death) He might
destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; “And deliver them who through fear of
death were all their lifetime, subject to bondage” (Hebrews 2:15).

XII. FEAR
“Fear not, daughter of Sion; behold thy King cometh!” (John 12:15). Over one hundred and fifty
times we are told to FEAR NOT in the Bible.” For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of
power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). “Perfect love casteth out fear” (1 John
4:18).

HIS LOVE IS PERFECT.

XIII. DEFILEMENT BY THE WAY
“Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every
whit” (John 13:10). “Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you” (John
15:3).

DAILY WASHING BY THE WATER OF THE WORD.

XIV. TROUBLED HEARTS
“Let not your hearts be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me. If ye shall ask anything
in My name I will do it: Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you; not as the world
giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:1, 14,
27).

XV. FRUITLESSNESS
“If ye abide in Me and My Words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done
unto you. Herein is My Father glorified that ye bear much fruit. I have chosen you and ordained
you that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain that whatsoever ye
shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you” (John 15:7-8, 16).


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XVI. OFFENSE
“These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended” (John 16:1). “Great peace
have they which love Thy law and nothing shall offend them” (Psalms 119:165).

XVII. EVIL
“I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them
from the evil” (John 16:15). “There shall no evil happen to the just” (Proverbs 12:21).

XVIII. TREMBLING
“Of them which thou gavest Me have I lost none” (John 18:9). “And I give unto them eternal
life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand” (John 10:28).
“This is the Father’s will that I should lose nothing but should raise it up again at the last
day” (John 6:39).

XIX. INCOMPLETE SALVATION
“After this Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scriptures might be
fulfilled, saith, ‘I thirst.’ When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar He said, ‘IT IS
FINISHED:’ and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost” (John 19:28, 30).

JESUS PAID IT ALL, JESUS BORE ALL OUR SINS, JESUS COMPLETELY SAVES.

XX. LONELINESS
“Then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst and said, peace be unto you. He
breathed on them and said unto them, receive ye the Holy Spirit (John 20:22, 26). “I will not
leave you comfortless, I will come to you” (John 14:18).

XXI. PURPOSELESS EXISTENCE
“Then Jesus saith unto them, children, ‘Have ye any meat?’ They answered Him, ‘No.’ And He
said unto them ‘Cast the net on the right side of the ship and ye shall find.’” (John 21:5-6). Let
Jesus direct your life and it will be a fruitful one. “Jesus saith to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of
Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? Feed My lambs.’” (John 21:15).

LOVE IS TO BE THE MOTIVE POWER, CHRIST’S WILL THE DIRECTIVE POWER OF
EACH LIFE, THEN JOY AND PEACE WILL BE THE RESULTS. TRUE FREEDOM IS NOT
TO DO WHAT I PLEASE BUT TO LOVE THAT WHICH PLEASES MY BLESSED LORD
AND SAVIOUR—AND “YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL
MAKE YOU FREE.”




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