Truth - The Knowing That Makes You Free - Cal Pierce

10/30/2019

Cal Pierce
Cal Pierce

Here is an excerpt from my new book "Truth - The Knowing That Makes You Free"

Kingdom Thinking 


When we receive the gospel of salvation, we become born again, or another way to say it is we become a reborn person.  It is then that we become a new creation.  The word “new” in this context means to be regenerated.  Now let’s look at what the Word says –
2 Cor. 5:17
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come."

It is extremely important that we fully understand this scripture.  It is telling us that when we enter into Christ, we are then transformed into a new man, a new creation or creature.  The word “creature” in Strong’s reference 2936 means we become the occupation of the manufacturer, or His proprietorship.  In other words, the God who manufactured us will occupy us and set up His Kingdom business in us.  This is the reason old things must pass away so that new things will come.  It is no longer our business; it is His business that we are commissioned to do as He directs us.  The Word says –
2 Cor. 5:18
"Now all these things are from God."

What this is telling us is that a supernatural God wants to occupy a natural man and make him a supernatural being.  It is for this purpose that God puts His Holy Spirit in us and gives us power.
Without this revelation, the old things do not pass away.  Too many of God’s people get born again with a gospel of salvation and then live in bondage, because they do not move into a gospel of the kingdom that brings power into their lives.  In other words, a gospel of salvation gets us saved and a gospel of the kingdom gets us occupied by the Spirit of God with power.  Not having a gospel of the kingdom is like going to war and being given a gun with no bullets.

When we receive the Holy Spirit, God sets up His kingdom in us, sits us with Jesus in heavenly places and gives us the mind of Christ, so that we are then able to think supernaturally, which is necessary if we are to know the things God has for us.
1 Cor. 2:12
"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God that we might know the things freely given to us by God."

It also says in verse 11 that no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.  And we have the Holy Spirit!  He will freely give us the mind of Christ so we will then think supernaturally and know the truth of God.  Know the truth of God is what will make us free.
John 8:31-32
"…If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free."

It doesn’t say that the truth will make you free.  It says “The knowing of truth” shall make you free.  We all have a Bible filled with truth, but most of God’s people are not free.  He tells us that His people perish for lack of knowledge.  Knowledge means knowing!  So, when we allow the Holy Spirit to connect us to the mind of Christ, He will give us an unction to know the truth and that knowing is what will make us free.

It is important to notice that it says the knowing of truth will make you free, not set you free.  In the NASB and the King James Version it says, “the truth will make you free.”  In subsequent versions, it was changed to “set you free.”  I believe these two versions have it correct here.  The word “make free” means to liberate, to exempt or no longer be a slave.  God transforms us from being slaves to being sons and daughters.  We are made, or transformed, by God.

This term “set free” means to be released, but not yet transformed.  This is a key point in understanding the original definition of “make you free” versus “set you free.”  You can be in prison and be set free, but still not live in freedom.  When the Holy Spirit makes you free by knowing, then no matter where you live, you are free.  Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom!