Truth Will Make You Free – Part 4 Lawson and Aaron Perdue

You don’t have to wait 50 years to get set free. You can experience freedom today because today is the day of salvation.

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  Praise the Lord, friends. I’m so glad that you tuned in with us today. We’re gonna be talking about seven results of jubilee and the fact that Jesus is our jubilee. You don’t have to wait 50 years to get set free. You can experience freedom today because today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time and Jesus paid for our freedom. Blessings. Friends, it’s so good to have you today. We’ve been talking about you can be free and it’s the truth that makes you free, praise God. And I am so glad that for the gospel, it’s the gospel that makes us free. So we talked about the truth of the word of God. We talked about the revelation of grace, the revelation of righteousness. We talked about freedom from sin through righteousness and freedom from legalism through the gospel. And today, we’re gonna be talking about Jesus is the only one that can make you free. And true freedom, he’s the only one that can give true freedom. He’s the embodiment of freedom and it’s the truth that makes you free, but Jesus is the embodiment of the truth. He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no man comes to the Father except by me.” The Bible says in John 1:14, “The word was made flesh and dwelt among us. And we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” Jesus is the embodiment of grace and truth. And when you really think about this, truth minus grace equals law, which produces death. But truth plus grace equals Jesus that produces life. So if you approach the truth with grace, it’ll produce life. Amen. And Jesus is the embodiment of grace and truth. Praise God. So we’re in John 8:36. We’ve been teaching through John 8:30-35 but verse 36 says, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” And again, Jesus is the only one that produces true freedom.


  Yeah, the law, legalism enslaves people, sin enslaves people. A lot of people think, “Well, I’m just gonna go and sin as much as I want.” And sin will enslave you.


  It’s terrible.


  Sin enslaves people. A lifestyle of sin will enslave you. Thinking that your way is better than God’s way will end up enslaving you. And it’s because the devil ultimately wants to enslave people. The devil ultimately wants people to lose their freedom. To lose out on what God has paid for, for people to be set free, to be made free.


  And when Jesus shared this, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be in free indeed,” they were not happy about it. They got upset with him. And Jesus said, “The reason you’re challenged with me is because my word has no place in you.” Went on to tell them that they were of their Father, the devil and his lust they would do. But we’re gonna talk a little bit about Jesus is the only one who produces true freedom. And the only way you can get truly free is through knowing Jesus. Mohammed can’t make you free. Buddha can’t make you free.


  Communism cannot make you free.


  No, socialism doesn’t make you free.


  LGBTQ can’t make you free. Black lives matter can’t make you free.


  A lot of those things that people are claiming they’re free are not freedom, they’re bondage. In fact, they got basically an anti-Christ group, LGBTQ group and they sing songs like go and sin some more and they dress up like Jesus and they’re vile. And it’s terrible the spirit of antichrist in the world today. But thank God for Jesus and thank God the gospel makes us free and Jesus makes us free. When Jesus said, “If the Son therefore shall make you free or set you free, you shall be free indeed.” In John 8:36, what he was really saying was, “I am your jubilee. I am your freedom.” And if you take that back to Luke 4, where he opened his ministry and they gave him, he went to the synagogue to read in Nazareth on the Sabbath day. And they gave him the Scroll of Isaiah to read. He opened the scroll and he found the place where it was written. “The spirit of the Lord is upon me because he anointed me to preach the gospel of the poor. He sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, the recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are bruised to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Then he closed the book in the eyes of everyone were fixed on him. And he said, “Today, is this scripture fulfilled in your years.” And what Jesus was really saying is, “I am your jubilee. I’m the one who’s come to bring you liberty, to bring you freedom. I’m the one. It’s not the scripture when it promises freedom, it’s talking about me.” And so John 8:36, back to Luke 4:18-19, then back to Isaiah 61:1-2. And then you take that back to Leviticus 25, where the Bible talks about Jubilee. And every 50th year, the children of Israel celebrated Jubilee. And Jesus was saying, “Man, you don’t have to wait for the 50th year. You can get it right here and right now.”


  Yeah, you’re a jubilee people who were enslaved because they were so in debt would be set free. People’s debts would be erased. Your lands would be restored, property would be restored.


  Everybody went back to their own family, they went back to their own property. They ate of the increase of the land. God said he would command his blessing on the land and it would bring forth-


  They would rest too.


  Fruit for seven years, yeah. And you know what? Again, what a beautiful picture of the gospel when you talk about rest. Because what the gospel’s really saying is that Jesus has already done all the work. It’s already done. It’s already finished. This is a great thing. We’ll come back to Leviticus 25. I wanna talk about this thing that you just mentioned, rest from Hebrews 4. And in Hebrews 4, that is really the message that’s being preached, he says, “Let us therefore fear lest a promise being left you of entering into his rest.” Any of you should seem to come short of it. God wants you to enter into all the promises. He didn’t want you just to have part of them. He says a promise. And it’s a promise of entering into his rest. He says, “For the gospel was preached.” We talked about how freedom only comes through the gospel. And was preached not only to us, but as well as to them but the word preach did not profit them not being mixed with faith in those that heard it. It’s not only hearing the word, you gotta believe it.


  Yeah and in context, he’s kinda talking about the children of Israel when they’re going through the wilderness for 40 years. And everyone besides Jacob and Joshua, who wasn’t under 20 years old, didn’t enter.


  Caleb and Joshua.


  Caleb. Caleb and Joshua didn’t enter that place of rest. It’s ’cause they didn’t believe.


  He says, “We who have believed,” in verse three, “do enter into rest.” As he said, “I swore in my wrath if they will enter into my rest. Although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.” When this says, “The works were finished from the foundation of the world,” the Bible actually says in Revelation 13:8 that Jesus was the lamb slain from the foundation of the world. When he’s talking about the finished work and the rest, he’s actually talking about the work that Jesus did. And that’s what brings us into rest. Until then, none of these people really had true rest. None of these people truly had, they without us were not made complete, it talks about later in Hebrews. And so he goes on and says, “For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day in this way, God did rest.” Genesis 1, the seventh day from all of his works. “And again in this place, if they will enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein those who it was first preached did not enter in because their unbelief.” You talked about this just briefly, but God had to let a whole generation die off in the wilderness because they would not believe him. And if you wanna enter into the grace of God, if you wanna enter into salvation, if you wanna enter into the promises, all the good things that God has provided through Jesus, you’ve gotta believe it. You believe it to receive it.


  These people, really, they had a slave mentality. They would wanna go back. God wanted to deliver them from that house of bondages. It says, but they’d wanna go back. They said, “We’re better off as slaves in Egypt.” They were just stuck in that framework of being slaves. But so Joshua didn’t have that framework, that mentality. And the kids didn’t. The kids didn’t have that. Kids don’t have a slave mentality, kids…


  Yeah, so he goes here and he says in verse seven, he says, “Again, he limits a certain day saying to David, ‘Today, after so long as I said today, if you will hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.'” David came 600 years approximately after Moses. And he said, “David was saying they hadn’t entered in then.” So he said, “We’re not talking about the physical promise land that they entered. That was a type, that was a shadow of what we receive in Jesus but we’re really talking about Jesus.” And he says in verse eight, “For if Jesus,” some translations say, “Joshua had given them rest, then he would not have afterward spoken of another day.” He’s saying David came after Joshua and David was talking about another day, the day Jesus would come. This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. When he says that, I think that’s Psalm 118, that’s talking about the cross. That’s talking about what Jesus did for us and provided for us. Again, that’s what this is talking about. Jesus is the one who’s gonna produce and provide true freedom. It only comes through Jesus. He says, “Therefore there remains a rest to the people of God.” “For he that is entered,” in verse 10, “into his rest.” Again, this is not something that we do. This is something that Jesus did. Jesus said three beautiful words when he died on the cross in John 19:30. He said, “It is finished.” Praise God. We enter into that finished work. It’s the past tenses of the gospel that Jesus already did. He has ceased from his own works. It is not our own works. It is not our own performance by which we receive the promises. It is the work of the grace of God. And he says, “As God did from his,” he says, “Let us labor therefore to enter.” Some of the hardest work you’ll ever do is labor to enter into rest. Realize, man, it is nothing that I’ve done, but it is totally what Jesus has done. And you know what? I just heard the gospel gospel and believe it. And when you hear the gospel and believe it, Jesus is the one who brings you into the rest. He brings you into the promises. He brings you into the good things that God, he brings you into forgiveness. He brings you into healing, he brings you into peace. He brings you into provision, he brings you into freedom. That is all the gospel, and when you study salvation, that’s what the salvation is. Forgiveness, healing, peace, provision, protection. It’s all in the gospel. It’s all in Jesus, amen.


  I love that there remains therefore a rest for the people of God.


  Right, he said, “I’m not talking about Joshua, I’m not talking about Moses.” Because David came 600 years after Moses and said there remains another day. 500 and some years after Joshua, David came and said, “There remains another day.”


  Yeah, today the promises are for today. Today if you will hear his voice.


  Yeah, and the gospel says this in 2 Corinthians, I think it’s chapter 6:2. “Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time.” And so he’s plainly talking about Jesus. And Jesus is the only one who can bring us into true freedom. He’s only one who was God, who became a man who never sinned, who died on the cross for our sins in a physical body who went to the grave, who conquered the devil, and God raised him from the dead and made him Lord. And now, praise God. You just confess Jesus is Lord. And you begin to receive the benefits, praise God. We’re gonna come back in the second half of this broadcast and we’re gonna talk about seven results of Jubilee. Jesus is our jubilee. Praise God. And we’re gonna talk about seven things that that will produce in our life as believers. You don’t wanna miss it. So stay tuned. Thank you so much and blessings. Friends, our partners have made our product free of charge to all those who are watching, all those who connect with us online at and you can get these teachings in live form from when I taught them in church or on our shows. You can get downloadable audios and old videos free of charge on the website.


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  Friends, I’m so glad that you stayed with us and we’re gonna talk about seven results of Jubilee. We talked about how when Jesus said in John 8:36, “If the Son therefore shall set you free, you shall be free indeed.” It’s, it’s only Jesus that can produce true freedom. And that’s what Jesus said. He made him mad that day. That’s what he said in Luke 4:18-19. And he said, “Today, this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.” And they tried to kill him on that day. And that’s what Isaiah was prophesying about 600 years before Christ. And that’s what Leviticus talks about. So let’s go to Leviticus 25 and we’ll begin reading. Aaron, I’ll have you read, let’s read in verse 8-10 of Leviticus 25. This is a promise of jubilee and realize Jesus is the one who has fulfilled this promise.


  So it says here in Leviticus 25:8, “And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years. And the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you 49 years. Then you shall cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the 10th day of the seventh month. On the day of atonement, you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. You shall consecrate the 50th year and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you. And each of you shall return to his possession and each of you shall return to his family.”


  Amen. So we can go back to our proper place right in the family. And when you receive Christ, the Bible says, “You’re seated in heavenly places in Christ. You’re restored to your proper position in the family.” And not only can you get back your proper place in the family, but you can get back your possessions. Jesus came to restore to us everything that Adam lost in the garden. What did Adam lost? Authority, Adam lost dominion. He lost ultimately health, wealth, peace. Loneliness, all that as a result of the fall of man, he lost his freedom. But Jesus came to bring that back. Not only did he come to bring us back to our proper place in God’s family, but also our possession. So he says, number one, you go back to the proper place in the family. Number two, you go back to your possession. And then as we read on through, there’s a number of things, if we read in verse 12 for he says, “It’s a jubilee to you and be holy to you, you will eat the increase thereof out of the field.” You’re gonna eat the increase, praise God. You’re gonna live in abundance. I believe that God wants us to live in abundance as believers. The Bible said, Jesus said, “It’s the thief that comes to steal, kill, and destroy but I’ve come to give you life and that life more abundantly.” That’s in John 10:10. If you study out that word, more abundantly, it’s talking about extravagant, abundant life above and beyond. Jesus wants you to have life above and beyond what the normal world has. Praise God, that is God’s will. Jesus said, “My little children, it’s your father’s pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Man, God wants to bless you, he wants to help you. If we just get our religious brain out of the way and start receiving. He says, “In a jubilee, every man again returns his own possession,” in verse 13. Verse 14 says, “And if you sell under your neighbor or buy of your neighbor’s hand, you shall not oppress one another.” Oppression is gonna seize. So debts are gonna be forgiven. Again, that’s part of it. We’ll talk about that here in the end. But thank God there are so many promises that we have in Christ that come in the gospel. He says in verse 17 the same thing, “You shall not oppress one another but you will fear God for I am the Lord your God.” And so everybody goes back to their proper position in the family, their possession. They eat the increase. We don’t oppress one another. He says this in verse 21, “Then I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year and it will bring forth fruit for three years.” You know what? That is living under the commanded blessing. We live under the commanded blessing in Christ. I believe we can be at least three times as productive as a normal average person. Praise God, you’ll rest and I’ll command my blessing on it in six years. We, Jesus is our jubilee. So I believe we can live in this 100% of the time. We live under the commanded blessing of God. Deuteronomy 28 says, “I’ll command my blessing on you in your storehouses and in all that you set your hand to.” Man, we live under the commanded blessing of God. It’s an amazing thing. I don’t think people really realize what Christ has provided for us. And so Jesus when he said, “The Son therefore shall set you free, you shall be free indeed.” He’s saying, “I am your jubilee. He’s saying you don’t have to wait another day. You don’t have to wait for another time. You don’t have to wait for the 50th year.” Now the good thing was everybody at least once in their life had this, they were free from debt, they had a little piece of land, a little piece of property in their family. They had opportunity at least one time in their life. Kenneth E. Hagin, Papa Hagin used to teach this. He used to say that he believed that that everybody had at least one good opportunity in life. And many people miss it but praise God, I didn’t miss mine. Praise God, I’m capitalizing. I’m receiving the good things that God, I’m capitalizing on what Jesus did for me. Amen, Lord God. I’m believing it and receiving it. I’m taking authority. Lester Sumrall, Dr. Lester Sumrall said, “Take it, it’s yours.” Man, faith, take what grace has provided. It takes faith to receive these things.


  You have to be expecting doors of opportunity as well. Some people are just expecting the worst. They’re just expecting nothing or expecting just bad things to happen to all them. You need to expect good things. You need to be on the lookout for God’s goodness in your life. He’s a good father and he only has good things in store for you. So you need to be on lookout for things that are coming from God, good things that he has in store for you. Promises that he has in store for you. Today is the day to look out for those things to look for opportunities.


  Peter and John went to the temple gate at the night.


  In the morning.


  In the morning, nine in the morning, third hour of the day. And there was a lame man that was carried there daily. And you know what? They left their wallets at home and he put out his hand to ask for an alm. And Peter said, and John, “Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I the in the name of Jesus. Get up and walk.” And they took him by the hand. He gave he to them as his, expecting to receive something of them. Expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles. When Jesus ministered, people came to heal him and to be healed by him of their diseases. They came expecting. Hallelujah. We need to be expecting, we need to be believing. Hallelujah. Now we move on. And it says this in verse 35, “If your brother be waxen poor and fallen into decay with you, then you will relieve him. They’ll be a stranger, a sojourner that he may live with you.” Man, he’s like, “You forgive your brother’s debt.” Praise God, debts will be forgiven. Aaron, you recently preached a message on the seventh year, the year of release in Deuteronomy 15. And you said, “If you’ll do this, God will bless you.” And the spirit of God got on me and there was a missionary that you know was 150,000, actually over 150,000 in debt to us and the Lord just told me, “You forgive this debt.” And it was kind of against my natural thinking, but boy, when the spirit of God speaks, you do what he said. And I talked to you and Heather that night, mom, that night, you all agreed. I talked to some of my elders here at the church, they agreed with me and I went that night and sent them an email and forgave this debt. And man, since we did that, the blessing of God is flowing. Man, you cannot beat God given.


  Well in Deuteronomy 15, it says, “When you do this, when you release those debts, step into the Lord’s release.” It says, “Whatever your hand touches will be blessed, will prosper.” It goes along with a blessing in Deuteronomy 28 that whatever your hand touches will prosper.


  Amen. So slaves go free. This is the last one that slaves go free. He actually says this in verse 40-41. He says, “I hired servant as a sojourner, he’d be with you. He will serve you to the year of Jubilee.” I’m not sure in the seventh year if these strangers were set free, but in the 50th year, everybody went free. Praise God. “And so then he will depart from you, he and his children with them and he will return to his own family, to the possession of his father’s, shall he return for they are my servants, which I brought forth out of Egypt. And they will not be sold to slaves. So here’s seven results of Jubilee. And there is a spiritual aspect of these natural things that happened in the year of Jubilee. Everybody went back to their own place in the family, number one. Number two, they returned to their possession. Jesus came to restore to you everything that Adam lost is for a jubilee. “You eat the increase,” in verse 12, verse 14 and verse 17 say, “You do not oppress one another.” Verse 21 says, “I’ll command my blessing on you and the land will bring forth fruit for three years. You live under the commanded blessing.” That’s the fifth one. The sixth one is all debts are forgiven. And the seventh, when all slaves go free. Thank God that is the gospel. And God wants us to live in what the gospel has provided. It’s already been provided. Amen, Aaron, before we go off the air today, I want you to pray for these people and just take a moment.


  Yeah, well thank you God for everyone watching this broadcast right now. Lord, I just think that you’re with them. I just think that he, who the Son sets free is free indeed. So, Lord, I just think right now that your sons and daughters are being set free. I just think they’re being set free from sin, from depression, from anxiety, from sickness, even from financial debts. Lord, I just think that you were bringing supernatural increase to them. I just think that these chains that have been holding them back from just living in true freedom, I just think that they’re being broken right now, Lord. I just think that even financial debts are being broken, Lord. I just think that people will be released from debts. I just thank you Lord, that people are gonna walk in true freedom in you. And I just thank you Lord, that they’re also giving right now, you’re just empowering people to forgive others. They’re not gonna be chained to hold on to that feeling of they have to have make things right themselves, that they have to be seekers of vengeance themselves. I think that they’ll have supernatural power to forgive others. Even a 70 times seven, I think that they can experience your true jubilee in Jesus.


  Amen. Praise God. Thank you for tuning in. I wanna say a great big thanks to our partners. If you need prayer, if you wanna become a partner, give us a call today. Thank you so much and God bless you.


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