John 8:31,32 “…If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
What is the Truth? The Truth is God’s Word, the Holy Bible. Not a truth-The Truth; however just having the truth (the Word) won’t automatically make you free. If that were true every person with a Bible-even an atheist-would be free. It’s the Truth you know for yourself-not the Truth itself-that makes you free.
One has to know the Truth (the Word) concerning salvation for himself/herself before being saved.The same is true concerning the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, healing, prosperity, or any other provision of God. Knowing what God has done for someone else, such as for salvation, may inspire your faith ; however what God has done in another person’s life won’t do you a bit of good until you hear and act upon that truth for yourself.
Hearing means hearing the Word of God for yourself. Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. The faith that comes by hearing God’s Word then becomes real in your life by acting upon the Word (Truth) that you’ve been hearing. The Truth you hear, receive, and act upon will make you free in the area (s) you have been bound in. As a teenager I began to hear the Truth concerning salvation. On the night of August 17, 1969, I acted upon that Truth and received salvation in my life, becoming what the Bible calls a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
The Truth making you free is a process, requiring time and patience. Most problems don’t occur overnight. Likewise, you need to allow the Truth whatever time is needed to cleanse, heal, deliver, and make you free. Quick fixes are short-term. The Word is eternal. Fill your heart and mouth with the Truth. Take steps. Act on the Word. The Truth will make you free.
Anything worth doing well is worth taking time. Your greatest challenge is choosing to do things God’s way-according to His Word. Allow God ‘s Word to change your thinking. Learn to think, talk, and act in line with God’s Word.
You’ll be made free. In thought, word, and action.