John 8:32, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Disciples of Christ are no more to have sin in their lives than an airplane is to have holes in its wings. Jesus clearly taught that He was not only able to save His people from sin’s penalty, but also its power and presence. The same sacrifice of Jesus that cleanses a man’s soul from sin is also able to set him free from its influence.
John writes, “1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” Though the disciple can still sin and be forgiven, the first and most important command is, “to not sin.”
Sin is a disease, Jesus is the cure. Sin is an addiction, Jesus is the remedy. Sin is a prison, Jesus is the deliverer. Sin is a slave master, Jesus is the emancipator. Sin is a stain, Jesus is the cleansing. Sin is a lie, Jesus is the truth. Sin is destruction, Jesus is restoration. Sin is death, Jesus is life.
In the above passage Jesus makes His claim for all to understand, “when disciples know the truth, it will set them free!” The teachings and the words Jesus spoke are the truth and all those who believe Him and do what He says will be completely set free from sin.
Therefore, the choice is simple, “Will you believe the truth of Jesus or the lies of Satan?” What you decide will determine who’s disciple you are- Jesus’ or the Devil’s. Make a choice today to be a disciple of Christ. Know the truth and be set from free from all your sins and “if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed,” John 8:36!
- Learn the truth by studying God’s Word.
- Ask Jesus to set you free from all of your sins.
- By the power of the Holy Spirit, live by the truth of God and remain free from sin, Psalm 119:9. If you do sin, be quick to repent, and return to following the path of truth and freedom!