“The said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, if ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.”
When we are born again we are set free. However we must learn how to walk in that liberty. For example, if a man has been in prison all his and is set free when he is old all he would know is prison life. He would get up in the morning at the time he did when he was in prison, he would eat at the time he did in prison, his whole thinking and way of doing things would be geared toward what he knew and did when he was in prison. He would be a free man but living as though he was still in bondage.
Likewise when we come to Christ we are set free but are minds must be renew so that our life reflects our new status, free (Eph 4:23). Jesus tells the Jews that believed on Him this very thing. In order for them to live out their freedom they had to continue in His word and they would know the Truth and the Truth would make them free. Who is the Truth? Jesus Christ is the Truth and as we continue in His word and allow the Holy Spirit to give us revelation of Him, what He reveals will change what we think and what we think will change what we do. Thus breaking the bondage of what we used to know and how we used to act. We are now walking in the liberty wherewith Christ has set us free (Gal. 5:1). What Christ has done has become an experience in our lives.
The revelation of the Truth sets us free in every area of our lives. Poverty is bondage, Jesus has set us free from all bondage including poverty. “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich” (2 Cor. 8:9). As we look into this word and gaze upon it what we see is that the Son of God left His home in glory, put on what He created, and was stripped of all that He had in this earthly realm (Phil 2:5-8). There is no level of poverty He did not take upon Himself on the cross. He was hungry, thirsty, naked and homeless so that you and I would never be hungry, thirsty, naked or homeless. It’s this revelation that sets us free from a poverty mentally, and as our minds are renewed our lives come into alignment with what we think “for as he thinketh in his heart so is he…” (Provb 23:7).
Knowing the Truth causes us to walk in power and reign in life.