KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:36 KJV” If the Son, therefore, shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
We continue with our walk with Jesus through the gospels. Jesus has been talking to the Jews about the effects of serving sin. He then added that despite one being a servant or slave to sin there is a solution to that challenge. He said, ” If the Son, therefore, shall make one free, that person shall be free indeed.” Jesus gives lasting peace. The Lord began that statement with an ” If” which is always used for conditional events. Conditional means certain events or requirements must come to play, to make it possible. What is the condition that must be satisfied for Jesus to make an individual free indeed?
The conditions are as follows,
1. The person must believe that Jesus is able and willing to set him free.
2. He must willingly offer himself in repentance or act on the word of the Lord.
If it is a case of bondage to sin, He must acknowledge the Lord’s willingness and ability to set him free. Must also repent, that is change his mind from submission to that act, to accept the Lordship of Jesus over his life, coupled with a willingness to please the Lord Jesus. With these concepts in place, he can then ask the Lord for freedom from that weakness and an assurance that Jesus has answered and effected that deliverance. This is based on Mark 11:24.” Therefore, I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
Jesus sets free from any kind of torment, challenge, burden or bondage of any kind. He gives total and lasting freedom. He said if He sets you free you shall be free indeed. You could be made free by you submitting yourself to be prayed for by another person, mostly a servant of God, who understands how to pray the prayer of faith. James 5:15 KJV “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; ….”. You may also pray for yourself on the basis of the word of God in Mark 11:24. After the prayer you would have to settle it once and for all that the Lord heard and answered that prayer, and that you would not yield to, or accept any symptoms or conditions that may make it appear as if the Lord did not answer your prayer.
There are certain instances when some people keep praying over and over till they see a change. This also works, but the above approach is higher and stronger in the principles of exercising faith in God and the Word.
Thank you, Lord Jesus for your provisions through your cross. I repent from every wrong self-centred way, and I ask you Lord for healing or freedom from every power that hold me bound in Jesus name.
John 14:13 KJV “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
Acts 3:6 KJV Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.