RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 28 March 2013
A CONFIRMED DISCIPLE?
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;” John 8:31
Read: John 8:31-32
Bible in one year: Mark 1-3
Prayer point: Father, take me to a level of relationship with You where I will readily have access to revelations of Your truth.
There are different types of bondage . spiritual, mental, financial, physical, psychological, etc. A lot of people are in one form of bondage or the other. The desire of everyone ¡n bondage is freedom. if you do not know you are in bondage, you may never seek to be free. This is the greatest form of bondage one can ever experience. When a mad man sees and tells a sane fellow that he ¡s mad, you can tell his madness has reached a great height. The greatest need of the one in bondage is information. What you know has a direct bearing on your freedom or otherwise. But ¡t is not just about getting knowledge but getting the right knowledge. In John 8:32, Jesus says,
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Only the truth can deliver freedom to captives. In other words, If the information you are exposed to is not the truth, instead of being free, you will go deeper into bondage. Many people are in bondage today because they were exposed to wrong information. What kind of information are you exposed to? A look at today’s passage tells us of a chain of events and their final outcome. It says that the truth that sets free does not just come but is released after certain conditions have been met. First, the candidate for freedom must move from unbelief to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as saviour. He or she must be born-again. Then the fellow must be exposed to the Word of God, receive the Word, think on it and do it, then he becomes a disciple. It ¡s at this stage that the Word will release the revelation that can bring deliverance. After the revelation comes from God’s Word, it follows a process in order to set free . This process involves applying the revelation and standing in faith. After this, you will begin to see situations change for the best. This means ìf you work on your relationship with God and His Word, your bondage will go. Also, God’s freedom tips are best shared with those He can trust and confide in Him. How close re you to Him? Aria u a believer in Christ? Move on ¡n your relationship with Him. The closer you are to Him the more of His liberating secrets you will receive.