In the Book of John we have a wonderful thought expressed by Jesus in the eighth chapter, “Whom The Son Sets Free is Free Indeed”
Here is the actual Scripture in the King James Version:
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
This is very interesting. Jesus was talking to the Jews who believed in Him. Let’s look at some more verses before this statement to get the proper context and understanding of what it means to be free indeed.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8
Sometimes scripture is so clear, that just by reading it our understanding is enlightened. That is how I feel about this passage.
Nevertheless, I will still try to give an explanation as to what Jesus means by becoming Free.
What Does “Free Indeed” Mean?
In verse 32 Jesus tells the Jews that by believing the Truth, it will make you free.
It is clear they did not understand what Jesus meant by free as we see their response in verse 33,
“They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?”
The Jews thought Jesus meant a physical slavery to man, but in verse 34 Jesus says:
“Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.”
Jesus makes it clear by saying that the slavery is a slavery, or bondage to sin. When a person sins, they are a servant to that sin, or are a slave to that sin.
So it is a spiritual bondage Jesus is referring to that Jesus sets us free from.
Would YOU Like to be Set Free From Sin?
21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
Matthew, Chapter 1 says Jesus shall save his people from their sins.
If you would like to be forgiven of all of your sins, and be set free from them, why not tell God all about it?
It is the simple prayer that God hears. Tell Him you are sorry for disobeying Him all these years and promise Him you will, with his help, stop disobeying Him.
The moment you do this, God will forgive you of all of your sins and set you Free from them!
There is no reason to go back to those sins, for now you have been set Free!
As Jesus once said, “Go in Peace, your faith has saved you.”
God bless you who are reading this. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. I would Love to hear from you!