“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
Just consciously consider that! Like all the Holy Scriptures, John 8:36 is overwhelmingly astounding, particularly when you meditate on it continually from time to time. If you are going to direct your focus on anything, then you are bound to give that something your utmost time, attention, and consideration. That applies to the entirety of the Word of God, and John 8:36 is no exception. Yet, it does not take long for the revelation of John 8:36 to come bursting forth; literally exploding within your spirit by the Holy Spirit; disclosing the sovereignty of Jesus’ all-surpassing power of authority to “make you free!”
Certainly, John 8:36 is Jesus’ direct statement, not narrated, but uttered from His own mouth! Consequently, all four Gospels recording the life, lifestyle, and experiences of Jesus, The Christ, the Anointed One, are narrated from either eye-witness or second person accounts, and are divinely inspired of the Holy Ghost. Nonetheless, there are multiple passages in the scriptures (usually highlighted in red) whereby Jesus is speaking directly, and positively John 8:36 is one of them. Also, John 8:36 specifically affirm, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” Notice the Word does not say, “set you free,” but rather “make you free!” No one can change, delete, or add to what God has said. Similarly, no one can disqualify you from your freedom purchased and freely given to you by Jesus, as He is the sole Liberator.
In the beginning of John, Chapter 8 Jesus enters into the temple early in the morning and begins to teach the people. Obviously, His speaking and teaching is with authority, power, and demonstration of the Holy Ghost. Also, as usual, the Pharisees and Jews are present, and some with their negativity, who do not have ears to hear and yet refuse to hear. In John 8:12, Jesus testifies, “I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Yet, the Pharisees respond, John 8:13, “You are bearing witness about yourself, your testimony is not true.” Therefore, because of their negativity and refusal of heart to hear what Jesus said earlier, they also refuse to hear what He says later. So, on the other hand, they miss the opportunity to hear the essentialness of the truth (they could have taken part in) spoken by God the Son in John 8:36, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” They could have been free that very moment when the Word was spoken had they received it, but they deliberately refused to hear the Word.
Further, you may continually hear the statement, “I thought only God can make you free!” You are right! Only God CAN make you free! Jesus, the Son, is just as much God as God is Himself. Remember, God highly exalted Him (Jesus) and “bestowed on Him the Name that is above every Name,” Philippians 2:9; and because He “bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors,” Isaiah 53:12; and further, “God, Who at sunder times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom He has appointed heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds…” Hebrews 1:1-2. The Amplified Bible states, “…Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things…” So, Jesus, God the Son, Who is appointed lawful owner of all things, has definite authority and power to make you free. John 8:36, Amplified Bible states, “So if the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and unquestionably free.” You are really (in truth), and unquestionably (incontestably) free!
Conclusively, Moreover, this is the provision of John 8:36, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed:”
• You are not tied or attached by cost in any way or form
• You are not a prisoner or slave; you are not bold to any person
• You are allowed to make your own decisions with your freedom of choice
• You are not limited by rules and regulations to anyone or any thing
• You are not affected by something adverse in the natural or below
• You are available for something, specifically, something good and beneficial
• You are a person the Son made “free indeed!”
[So, rejoice in the freedom you have received by the Son Who has made you free indeed!]
Jesus remains our freedom| Written by Mamie L. Johnson