Monday, October 2

Read: John 8:32-34

“A Christian Set Free”

When a soul is converted, justified, indwelt, quickened, and baptized into Christ, they are saved from the penalty of sin. They are also saved from the power of sin, and will one day be saved from the very presence of sin. In the meantime, Satan knows how to use a vice and hold man in bondage to sin. Jesus said,
I am… the truth… And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” John 14:6, 8:32).

On the subject of bondage, He went on to say, “Verily, Verily, I say unto you, Whosoever commiteth sin is the servant of sin” (8:34). A born-again believer has no business being in that bondage when they have the key that “opens prison doors, sets the captives free.” We have exposed Wine, Women, and Weed as vices that can. hold a Christian on Satan’s workbench and inhibit their growth. They are part of Satan’s memorable vice pack — WWW.DG. Our government is today promoting and exploiting the vices of drugs and gambling. All vices start out small but not innocently. Hard drug addiction, at epidemic levels amply illustrates the completely destruction nature of any vice. Don’t suppose a promise to tithe on lotto winnings justified a gambling sin (Proverbs 20:21).

Again, let the Scripture be reiterated, “Verily, Verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin… What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s (John 8:34, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20). You can be free of Satan’s vice and become a minister of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:17-19).

Written by Pastor Ed Rice

Today’s Through the Bible Reading Isaiah 24-26, Ephesians 4