When God sent his son Jesus Christ to be our deliverer and savior, it was to set us free from sin. As a believer the acceptance of Christ gives you eternal life, but we are to surrender to his will in our life, and allow his Holy Spirit to transform us.
As Jesus was trying to settle a dispute between stiff-necked people as to who He was, and why he was sent by God, some in the crowd continued to reject him.
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
The truth that sets them free is acknowledging Jesus Christ as God’s son, sent to be our savior on the cross whom died for all our sins, and rose again in three days. He was risen and is alive.
Once we accept Jesus as our savior, his Holy Spirit enters our heart and starts to do a work in it. Transforming us over time into a vessel of holiness, purity and righteousness. He came to release us from a life of sin and captivity to Satan. Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy our lives. There is no good that comes from sin, all it amounts to is death in the end. A life of righteousness however, leads to eternity and joy.
Having Jesus Christ in our life gives us hope for a future, gives us meaning and purpose in this life, and gives us a second chance to do good. We can get by with just living a mediocre Christian life but to experience absolute freedom comes when we have a relationship with God, when we read his word, when we pray, and when we listen for his voice. He is the only God that people on this earth can actually experience, which makes him the true God. He’s not an idol carved out of wood or metal, he is not a fictional character..He is real.
Call upon the name of the Lord, and be set free from the chains that has held you bound for so long.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed”. John 8:36 NIV