“When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, woman, where are thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee? She said, no man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, neither do I condemn thee: go and sin no more” John 8:10-11.
LIGHT FOR NOW: Jesus paid the price for our freedom through His death on the cross.
To be free means to obtain without any payment. It means to have another pay the price you couldn’t pay in order to let you go. It also means not enslaved or imprisoned; to be free from obstruction or any form of blockage. The death of Jesus paid for all our freedom but it is the knowledge in the liberty that Christ has provided that guarantees our freedom (Galatians 5:1; Romans 8:1). Spiritual freedom brings about physical manifestations in all our endeavours. Believers in Christ need to know that the bill for their freedom has been paid in full. Accepting Jesus brings freedom. You can only be free as a son of God. Responsible sons in the spirit are free because they are empowered. Freedom comes to men of understanding and not church goers (John 8:36). It is your redemption that brings about the totality of your freedom. According to today’s text, the woman was caught in the very act of adultery and she must have thought that was her end. According to the law, she was supposed to be stoned to death. But by the divine mercies of God, her accusers did not know that they were bringing her to her freedom.
To be free, you must ultimately accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. The woman in today’s text acknowledged Jesus as Lord. When you acknowledge Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, no other power can keep you in bondage (1John 3:8). You must consciously be mindful of what Jesus did for you at the cross. It is the knowledge of the liberty you have that guarantees your victory. The devil will only take advantage of your ignorance of who you are in Christ. When you don’t know your rights as a believer in Christ Jesus, you become a plaything in the hands of the devil. But when the devil knows that you are aware of your position in Christ, he stays away. It is your responsibility to know that you are free and that Satan no longer has any stronghold on you. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1).
INSTRUCTION:Enjoy your freedom in Christ
PRAYER: Lord, I stand fast in the liberty you have provided for me in Jesus Name.
QUOTE: He whom the son of man sets free is free indeed.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MATTHEW 27; EVENING: 2 CHRONICLES CHAPTER 2