KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:34 KJV “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.”

In our previous study, we saw the Jews, claiming they were not under bondage, since they were seeds of Abraham. The Lord responded with a clear authoritative statement. His answer was”, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” This answer meant

1.  One’s status before God, has nothing to do with his or her biological lineage, association, position, or what people think of you.

2. Your state before God depends on your own actions.

Rom 6:16 KJV” Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness?” The preceding scripture states that a man sins or works righteousness by submitting himself to obey that power or influence. Since you have submitted yourself to that influence, you become a servant to that power.

The Lord, by this statement, was telling the Jewish people not to deceive themselves. Judging from their actions, they were servants of sin.

Whose servant, are you? Your title does not exempt you from God’s wrath, your positioning before men cannot help you either. Matthew 7:21 KJV “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”

Why do some Christians still live as servants to sin? There are a few reasons that we may consider, why this is so

1 Such people have not made a sincere decision to make Jesus Lord of their lives.

The consequences of this are that they are still in their sins. Such are those that the Lord will say, ye workers of iniquity, I never knew you.

2. There is a second group who are doubtful about the reality of the bible and God.

They serve God with an uncertain mind. Such people are hot today and down in sin tomorrow.

3. There are those who are certain about the reality of the bible, yet do not have a clear understanding about their victory over sin.

If you find yourself in such a condition then please get to my website and read all the related topics on victory over sin, and you would be free to live in honour unto God.

Dearly beloved, it is rather dangerous to live as a slave to sin. It gives you no chance in the presence of the Lord.  Repent today and decide to serve the Lord in sincerity.


I have been set free from the power of sin. I fully understand my power over sin, and so I live to please the Lord. I am no longer under the law, but grace and have become the very righteousness of God, in Christ Jesus. Glory be to the Lord.



Rom 6:14 KJV “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”

2Peter 1:3 KJV” According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:33 KJV” They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?”

In John 8:32, the Lord Jesus explained that those who continue in His word will know the truth, which would make them free. These Jews quickly responded that they were descendants of Abraham, were never in bondage, and needed to be free. These people were only expressing the great ignorance that was in them. It was their ignorance that kept them in the bondage of Satan. These Jews saw Jesus as a threat to their Jewish religion and were poised to kill Him. They were ready to arrest a woman found in adultery, leaving the man, to stone her to death.  Jesus came to save them yet they hated Him, to the point of seeking to kill Him.

Many oppose Jesus today because they are ignorant about who He really is.

If a man has no peace in his heart, yet opposes the Prince of Peace, then he is indeed very ignorant. Dear one our Lord Jesus is alive and real. His love for you remains constant. He is never moved by any man’s hostilities towards Him. He is moved by His love for you. This made Him lay down His life for you. All you need to do is to humble yourself, repent of your rebelling and surrender to Jesus.

About three months ago Riaan Swiegelaar who is the Co-founder of the church of Satan in South Africa, who used to be a very strong opposer of Jesus Christ, was converted to Christ. He did all this because of ignorance.

The Lord Jesus appeared to Him and showed Him an uncommon love. Riaan has repented, bowed to the Lordship Jesus and forsaken the satanic worship. Like Riaan, you are opposing Him because of your ignorance. Let his story challenge you to forsake your rebellion and surrender to Jesus.


Dear Lord Jesus, I thank you for your uncommon love for me. I have lived in ignorance, and ask of your forgiveness. I repent of my rebellion and surrender my life to you. I declare that Jesus is the Lord of my life.

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Acts 17:30 KJV “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”

Rev 3:20 KJV” Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:32 KJV” And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

A woman was divorced from her husband which resulted in her becoming so depressed.  Another was divorced and she lived as if nothing had happened.  A child was asked to sweep a portion of land, and ended up complaining throughout the whole exercise. Another was asked to sweep the same piece of floor, and he joyfully sang throughout the period of sweeping. Which of these people had a problem?

 A problem is not necessarily what happens, but how, one allows a condition to break him down. Rom 12:21 KJV “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good”. Why did they tend to break down in the challenging moments? They could not apply the word to overcome whatever came at them. The word of God is the perfect law of liberty that will put you over any situation if you would dare to trust in God, and to apply it.

God’s word is truth and it is to make us free from whatever comes against us.2 Timothy 3:17 says the scriptures are given to us, to make the man of God, or child of God perfect, thoroughly furnished unto every good work. As truth it furnishes you or supplies you with everything you need to handle every condition in this life. The man, who is feeling defeated, has chosen not to apply the word of God to his or her particular situation.

If he is to do so, He would surely stand out free.

If you are angry and complaining about a second person causing all your unhappiness, then you have failed to apply the word. If you are filled with fear of any kind, if you are worried about anything, or any form of the condition, then you are failing to apply the word that makes one free. Prov 24:10 KJV” If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.”

The word says cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). It says count it all joy when you fall into divers’ kinds of temptations (Janes 1:3). If you have a demonic attack, the word says, at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow and every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God (Philipp 2:11). The word has a solution for every challenge.1Jn 5:4 KJV” For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith”.

 Your faith is the universal defensive weapon, that quenches every onslaught of the devil. Eph 6:16

Faith always comes by hearing the word. Give attention to the word.

It does not matter, how severe a challenge may be, refuse to be put down by it. The word sets free, act on it.


The word of God is God’s key to every door of life, it is light for every darkness and medicine for every disease. With the word, I am guaranteed an ultimate moment of victory in Jesus’ name.



Psalms 1:2, 3 KJV” But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Isaiah 55:11 KJV ” So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:32 KJV” And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

In our previous study, the Lord Jesus said His disciples are those who stay in the word. Today’s scripture concludes the previous one by saying; that those who continue in the word, get to know the truth, and it is in the knowledge of the truth that frees them. Hearing information may not help you enough until you know it.

 Knowledge is a product of fellowship.

We may hear about certain individuals, yet we may only know them by fellowshipping with them.

 Fellowship demands attention and commitment.

Lazy people cannot enjoy the freedom that the word brings. The word ‘study’ used in 2 Timothy 2:15 is a Greek word called ‘spoudazo’, and it means to be ‘diligent’. The man who studies, or is diligent in the word, approves of himself before God, because he is able to rightly divide the word of truth.

 Please note that rightly dividing the word of truth is not limited to teaching and preaching alone, but also rightly acting appropriately in line with the truth.

This is godly wisdom, that liberates you from various entanglements of life. Now, the power of Satan is deception, which is symbolised by darkness.

 You are in darkness about anything that you are ignorant about.

Truth is light and therefore dissipates all darkness with ease. Most of the men’s undoing is their ignorance.

 The moment truth comes, it means light floods that darkness, which must quickly vanish without any contest.

There are a whole lot of struggles that many go through which would have ceased if they had known the truth.

In these days, there is so much information that most children of God are privy to, yet the level of impact of most Christians is still low. Why is this so?

 It is not the volumes of truth that one fills himself with that saves him, but the one that he is ready to accept or believe in.

Hebrews 4:2 KJV” For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. “

From the preceding verse, it is not just what you know that saves, but the truth you believe in.

 In the light of what Jesus said, the truth you believe in, is the truth you know, and it is that truth, that makes you free.

Until you believe the truth, you do not know it.


Thank you, Lord, for your word. I continue in the word, and believe whatever it says. Your truth floods my soul, and I am made whole. There is no darkness in me, for I totally accept whatever the word says



James 1:25 KJV” But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”

Heb 4:2 KJV” For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:31 KJV” Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;”

One big sign of maturity is consistency. No one succeeds without it. From our key scripture, The Lord was revealing a very important virtue for success. He added that those who continue in the word are indeed His disciples. The Lord by this statement is saying, that, consistency is the hallmark of His nature. He is not an inconsistent individual, who starts a thing today and abandons it tomorrow. He takes His task to the end. John 4:34 KJV” Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work”. Finishing anything demands focus and diligence.

 Focus and diligence develop perfection.

Those who stay in the word grow, and so they take strong meat. This helps them to exercise their spiritual senses to discern right from wrong Heb 5:14

From our key scripture, the Lord is saying, if a man stays constantly focused on the word of God, then he is indeed His disciple. The word of God is the wisdom and power of God expressed in words. The word of God sanctifies from the contaminations of the devil. The word is spirit and life. The word will make you whatever it talks about, if only you stay true to it.

 When a man sticks to the word he would become like Jesus.

Disciples are to become like their teachers. The Lord is saying you would surely become like Him if you stay or remain in the word.

Continuing in the word also means doing what the word says. James 1:25 KJV” But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed”. One of the challenges of most church folks is forgetting what was preached in church. The Lord taught in Mark 4 that Satan steals the word from the hearts of most children of God. This happens because they do not focus or keep reading over what they have heard. Satan can only steal from Christians who are not diligent with what they heard. We are living in a time when we have easy means of recording whatever was preached in church. Do not allow devils to rob you off something as precious as the word of God.


I am given to staying with the word of God. The word s light, it is a perfect law of liberty, that is, it brings freedom from every darkness Satan casts on the people of God. By staying in the word, I am liberated, and blessed in whatever I do.



Psalms 19:7 KJV “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.”

Act 17:11 KJV “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:29 KJV “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.”

God the mighty creator of the world is everywhere at all times. This means He is with everybody at all times, yet He is not able to help certain persons.

 It is not His will not to help such people, but those people cannot receive His help, by virtue of their disposition. (An example is Adam who would hide from God because of his disobedience).

When a man does not live to please God, he may not partake of the mercies and goodness of God.

The Lord revealed in our key scripture that, the Father never leaves Him. He says, He always does that which pleases the Father. In this case, the Father gives Him every help or assistance He needs. Acts 10:38 tells us about how Jesus went about healing multitudes because the Father was with Him.

 I define favour as God being with you.

Gen 39:2 KJV “And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.” The presence of the Father with Joseph made Him prosper in all he did. This is all that favour is about, when God influences all that happens to you.

I believe this is the experience everyone would want to have. The prize for having this kind of favourable life is to live to please the Lord.

 Pleasing the Lord in simple terms is to place God’s interest first.

Jesus said, seek ye first the kingdom of God and its righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you Matt 6:33. The kingdom of God, although in a broad sense comprises of heaven, where God dwells and God’s reign over the hearts of men. Seeking the kingdom is permitting the rule or will of God to be done in your life. The Bible says if you do this, then every other blessing, both carnal and divine would be released on you. This is where most Christians miss it. They want the blessings of God but do not want the reign of God over their lives.

 You can’t kill the hen that lays the golden eggs and have the golden eggs too.

If you want to receive God’s presence that eases life around you, then always put God first.

There is one thing that attracts so much approval from God, and that is to be committed to winning souls. He that wins souls, is wise. Make sure your number one purpose in life is to win the lost. This is the reason Jesus came into this life, and it is the one thing God would be very pleased with, if you commit your life to do.


I am committed to pleasing the Father in all I do. His will comes first in my life. My number one desire is to save the lost for His kingdom. He is always with me, showing me mercy, favour and every other glorious blessing. Hallelujah!



Mat 6:33 KJV “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Prov 3:5-7 KJV Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.


KEY SCRIPTURE: John  8:28 KJV” Then said Jesus unto them, when ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things”.

We learnt from our previous study that our Lord Jesus was absolutely dedicated to the Father in perfect humility. Humility led Him to experience the most humiliating moment of His life on earth, yet, it sent Him to the highest height of glory. The bible said because of what He did, God likewise has given him a name which is above every name. Philipp 2:11.

What is in humility that endears so much of God’s approval and exaltation of the humble man.? Humility is a practical way of declaring that God is God and that, you are totally surrendered and submitted to Him.

Humility is also a form of giving worship unto God. Worship has the idea in Hebrew, to bow down or to prostrate before the Father Ps 95:6. This is what attracts the Lord God to arise to show His approval for such person.

 Pride is not just an isolated action of an individual, or something that is remote from God, but a direct rebellion against the very throne of God. God opposes the proud with the greatest fury and an outright dislike

 All men, whether religious or not are dependant on God, and therefore are accountable to Him.

It is only to your advantage to be humble and receive God’s full approval and blessings. The question about who is fitting to be used of God is rooted in whether the person is truly humble or not.

 GOD, USES ONLY HUMBLE VESSELS In God’s eyes the humble man is the one who trembles at the word of God. Humility as a way of submission to God also shows dependence on God. Humility gives faith in God the grounds or right to stay in the heart of an individual. Faith is a decision of an individual to accept or yield to the word. That act of yielding to God is humility.

 Humility is simply one’s positive disposition towards God.

Humility has nothing to do with whether a person is an introvert or an extrovert. It is all about how prepared one is ready to yield to God, irrespective of the cost, danger or rewards. God also cherishes dearly a man with a humble heart. He will always lift such a person into significance or make special provisions for him.

 A humble attitude toward men is always a result of true humility towards God. A man who is not humble towards God cannot be humble towards his fellow men.


Thank you, father, for the Holy Spirit. Fill my heart with a great sense of submission and fear for thee, Help me to act always with one motive that is to please you alone



Prov 15:33 KJV “The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.”

Prov 22:4 KJV By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:28 KJV” Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.”

From our key scripture, the Lord reveals that the people would know who He is when He would be lifted up, that is when He is crucified. He reveals that He would be glorified through His humiliation. He added that at that time they would know that He never did anything by Himself, but did everything on the instruction of the Father. He expressed total submission or humility unto the Father. Philip 2:5-11 admonishes us to let the mind of Jesus be in us. He demonstrated total humility, and God also has highly exalted Him, above every name, condition or situation. God gives grace to the humble, yet, He resists the proud James 4:6.

 Pride is a very serious act, because, it rebels against the very throne of God, yet many Christians walk in pride.

Why is this so? Before we answer that question, let’s look at some symptoms of pride.

1. Envy against the success of anybody is a symptom of pride.

2. Entertaining the desire for praise because of some achievement you have made in Christ is a symptom of pride. Example healings and miracles done through you.

3. When offended because somebody ‘lower’ spoke to you roughly. Is also a sign one is proud.

4. When you would not forgive a wrong done you.

5. Every offence that you take personal instead of getting offended for God, for an act against God, is a symptom of pride.

6. Those who always speak with the phrase, ‘as for me’ are all symptoms of pride.

7. Those who compare themselves with others, is a symptom of pride.

There are many more yet space would not permit me.  The simple yard stick to identify pride is any act that makes you the centre of importance are all motivated by pride. Jesus should always have the pre-eminence.

To answer the question why is there so much pride? The answer is, many sons of God, do not acknowledge the death of their flesh. You should be able to say with Paul and really mean it, that you are crucified with Christ, and it is no longer you who is living but Christ who is alive. YOU DO NOT MATTER ANY LONGER.

When I say you do not matter, I mean your true identity is Jesus. He is the one who takes all the glory. He also bears the reproaches that come against you Rom 15:3. No more any sense of shame or personal glory. It is the glory of Christ who is in you. You are now free of any personal offence. Philip 1:20. Apostle Paul says according to his Earnest expectation and hope that in nothing he would be ashamed; why, because Jesus must be magnified in him. Our humility must be absolute.


I am crucified with Christ, and it is Christ who presently lives in me. I am not ashamed about anything, neither do I take glory for anything, it is Jesus in me who takes all the glory and also bears the reproaches, glory be to His name.


Rom 15:3 KJV “For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.”

Phi 1:20 KJV” According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 8:26 KJV” I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.”

Our topic of discussion is a very important one. The Christian either wins or flops depending on how well he or she understands this topic and subsequently applies it. Apostle Paul instructed every child of God to” walk in the Spirit and he would not fulfil the lust or the control of the flesh”. Gal 5:16. This statement also means to live by the power or influence of the Spirit. How does this happen? The state, or what occupies the mind shows what controls you. The International Standard Version of the bible put it this way. Rom 8:5 ISV” For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”

Our minds are therefore extremely important aspect of our being, that makes us very strong or weak in the Spirit, depending on how we use it. In the light of this, one very important Christian discipline is meditation. Meditation is a process of getting the mind to dwell on the scriptures. When the mind is substantially dominated by the word through meditation, the emotions and the will, will likewise align to that pattern of thought, believe or persuasion. The end result of this is the spirit having that dominance over you. Prophet Ezekiel said in Ezek 2:2, that the Spirit entered me as He spoke to me. The Spirit which is referred to as the breath of God goes along with the word.

Our Lord Jesus, said His words are Spirits and life John 6:63. It is therefore not so difficult to develop into a spiritual giant for the Lord. The man who successfully meditates on the scriptures would also find it quite easy to do what the word says. When this condition continues for a great while, his or her spiritual senses would be so trained that he or she would naturally function in, or according to the word of God. Living according to the word is also described as being controlled by the Spirit.

A child of God who functions this way, would also have his faculties, that is his physical body, being dominated and used by the spirit. He will blow air and it is the Spirit working through that natural breath. He stretches his hands and there would be a clear manifestation of the Spirit’s power. He goes to a place and it is always an accurate act of the Holy Spirit that led him there. He has become a vessel totally influenced, controlled, and used by the Spirit. Choose to live this way.


I am controlled by the Spirit. Through my mind the Spirit, controls me as the word takes it rightful place in me. My faculties both spiritual and natural are all dominated by the spirit. I have success in all I do, all to the glory of God.



Jos 1:8 KJV “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

1Tim 4:15 KJV” Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:26 KJV: I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

Our key scripture is a very good case of one controlled by the Spirit and not the flesh.

 The flesh is any prompting motivated by what one can see, smell, taste, hear or touch, and this advice the reasoning, which subsequently influences the actions.

The Lord had felt there was so much to judge the people, yet He would only say and do what the Holy Spirit who is truth would ask Him to say. To be in Christ means the senses are dead, that is ,it is the Spirit that leads in every matter. The senses only respond to what the Spirit says they must accept and act. Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Romans 8:10 ” But if Christ lives in you, [then although] your [natural] body is dead by reason of sin and guilt, the spirit is alive because of [the] righteousness [that He imputes to you].” If the Spirit should be the leader of an individual, He functions just like Jesus.

The Christian by birth into Christ must fully function like Jesus. This is to be seen in character and in power. In character he manifests the pure liquid love of Jesus.

 The God kind of love is the love that never considers its own interest first but considers all things through the eyes of God.

This love lays its life down for his neighbour John 15:13. Unfortunately it is often restrained by fear, that is the fear to lose. The fear comes because the flesh creeps in to start controlling the individual. The flesh, dear child of God must remain dead, if Christ is to be seen in you. Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Galatians 5:24 “And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires.”

I said that, the Christian is supposed to demonstrate both the character of Jesus and the power of Jesus. He is a direct likeness of Jesus now on the earth. This power is seen in total mastery over Satan, diseases, lack and death.

 The resurrection power rules in Him, and he also rules over the laws of sin and death.

Once again this is made possible because the flesh is dead but the Spirit is alive.

 When a loved one is overtaken with disease, he stands in the stead of Jesus and commands the devil to take his filthy hands from the victim, and that devil MUST, obey, and leave the victim. If the church of God would keep the flesh where it belongs most of the sorrows in our world would cease and our Lord and master Jesus would be glorified.


I am in Christ, and the flesh is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is alive because of righteousness. I walk in the pure love of Jesus bringing joy to all who I relate to. I also manifest the very power and authority of Jesus, in setting men free from satanic bondage. I am likewise free from every control of the devil. Disease, lack , death do not lord themselves  over me in Jesus name.



2 Peter 1:3 ,4 ISV” His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the full knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence. Through these he has given us his precious and wonderful promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, seeing that you have escaped the corruption that is in the world caused by evil desires.

Rom 8:2 ISV “For the Spirit’s law of life in the Messiah Jesus has set me free from the Law of sin and death.”

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