In John 8:32, Jesus was speaking to those Jews that believed in Him and he says there, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Over the years as a Pastor, I’ve learned that most Christians are not free. Most Christians still have anger problems, depression, strife, jealousy, and the list could go on and on. But Jesus said, “you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” The truth is designed to set you free when you know it.
Today I want to help you to know the truth, because the truth will set you free. Colossians 1:12 says, “giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” I want you to notice here that it says He has qualified you. Qualified, in Webster’s Dictionary, means to have the appropriate qualifications for a job. The Holy Spirit has (qualified you) made you fit for the job of fellowship with the Father. Once you’ve been born again you are a supernatural human being, or as Paul put it, we are not mere human beings. You are now a descendant of Abraham and you are no longer in bondage to the things of the flesh or the things of the spirit. It may not be a reality to you, but it’s true!
Colossians 1:13 continues on to say, “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.” It doesn’t say that He is going to deliver us; it says He has delivered us! Most Christians are waiting to get delivered. You have to get that verse, He has, He has, He has, delivered you! You are not going to be translated; you have already been translated from the power of darkness into the kingdom of God’s Son. In that kingdom there is no jealousy, no anger, no strife, and no depression, they don’t exist in that kingdom. The only reason it’s not a reality to you is because you just don’t know it yet. You still think that you’re under the power of darkness, or, in other words, you think you’re still in a realm where you’re controlled by darkness. Once and for all you have been delivered from the powers of darkness! Once and for all you have been translated into the kingdom of His dear Son! Once and for all you have been made an heir of Abraham and an heir to the promise and you have inherited eternal life. You are free! Whatever it is, you are free, you are loosed from it! Whom the Son sets free is free; it’s a done deal! Child of God, Jesus Christ delivered you 2,000 years ago and you have to believe the truth and when you believe the truth, the truth will set you free!