“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
The coupon said free. Free has the meaning without payment or charge. It is a gift. Most people like free things and take it as the giver being generous. The word “free” can also mean to be released. It is a release from something or someone holding one in constraints. Prisoners are set free after a period of time. Freedom is given to make decisions without hindrance. Movement is easier and more control is taken for the future.
The Holy Bible speaks of freedom. God is the Creator of freedom. He gave mankind free will to choose. A person can choose to server the only God or not serve Him. The choice not to serve God leads to slavery, constraints, and hindrances caused by sin or doing wrong. An unbeliever becomes locked up in a spiritual prison. There life is controlled by the sin in their hearts and the evil one. Can a person be free and/or how can they gain spiritual freedom?
The Scriptures give the answer. God sent His only Son, Jesus, to set people free. He wants everyone to be released from spiritual prison. Jesus came to set the captives free. This freedom is a gift from Father God. His intention is to give a fulfilled and abundant life in His only Son, Jesus. Believers receive the Holy Spirit and gain God’s liberty. His or her life is controlled by doing the right thing according to God’s standards. One chooses to serve God in return for His love.
Believer, the truth is that you are free! The Son of God has set you free and you are free indeed! Tell others of this great truth about freedom and how to become obtain it. God wants as many as would come to receive Jesus and to be spiritually free. Sin is to no longer have a spiritual hold on them.