How to become truly free? How to achieve true freedom? How to avoid hiding yourself from darkness and fear? The following teachings from the Lord will set you free.
As popularly known, yet commonly practiced, the truth will set you free.
John 8:31-32 (New King James Version)
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
The truth is in the Lord, and by accepting the truth that is in Him, we become free.
Psalm 118:5 (New International Version)
In my anguish I cried to the LORD,
and he answered by setting me free.
Matthew 17:26 (New King James Version)
Peter said to Him, “From strangers.”
Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free.
Romans 8:2 (New King James Version)
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
John 8:36 (New King James Version)
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
2 Corinthians 3:17 (New King James Version)
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Psalm 146:7 (New King James Version)
Who executes justice for the oppressed,
Who gives food to the hungry.
The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners.
Now to have financial freedom, we must not love money. We must learn contentment and thankfulness in the Lord.
Hebrews 13:5 (New International Version)
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”
To be free from debts, we must try our best not to resort in borrowing. But if we have resorted to borrowing, we must pay on or before the day we promised to pay.
Proverbs 22:7 (New King James Version)
The rich rules over the poor,
And the borrower is servant to the lender.
To be free from punishments, we must avoid committing sins. To be free from sins, we must make God and His righteousness our master.
John 8:34 (New King James Version)
Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
Romans 6:18-22 (New King James Version)
And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.
To avoid imprisonment and penalties by the government, we must honor the laws of our land.
Romans 13:1 (New King James Version)
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
1 Peter 2:17 (New King James Version)
Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
To be free from fear that torments us, we must make our love perfect.
1 John 4:18 (New King James Version)
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Finally, since we are born free through Christ Jesus, we must protect our freedom. We must avoid sins, vices and evil works that snatch this freedom from us.
Galatians 5:1 (New International Version)
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
1 Peter 2:16 (New King James Version)
as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.
Galatians 5:13 (New King James Version)
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.