John 8:32 says, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
As we read the Word of God, we need to pay close attention to each and every word. Sometimes, we have a tendency to quote only portions of a scripture and leave out some key words that make a very big difference.
In this particular verse, it's very important to pay close attention to the word know. It's not merely the truth that sets us free, it's the truth that we know that will set us free.
The word know means to perceive, understand, recognize, gain knowledge, and come to realize. It is a progressive word. It is the knowledge that has inception, a progress, and an attainment.
Andrew Wommack stated it this way, "It is not the truth that sets you free; it's the truth you know that will set you free. And the truth is that you need to put your faith in what God has already done, not in what you do. God, by His grace, has already provided healing, prosperity, forgiveness of sin, and much more. However, it must be appropriated by faith."
God has done His part by giving His Son, Jesus. His grace has provided everything through the sacrifice, death, and resurrection of Jesus. He bore the stripes for your healing. Our part is a response to this amazing grace by faith.
A good prayer is Eph. 1:18-19, that "the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance of the saints, (19) what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe according to the working of His mighty power."
Did you notice in those two verses that its all about "HIM"?
Love and blessings, Carol