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Free Indeed - John 8:31-32,34-36                                                                 


Free Indeed

By Lance Howard

Yochannan (John) 8:31-32,34-36 THV Version

31) To the Judeans who had claimed to trust in him, expressing their deep-rooted confidence in his life, words, and actions, Yashayah said "If you stick with my teachings, living out what I have told you, allow my way of life, principles, and Wisdom (Word/Message) of the Great I AM to guide you, enduring the journey of self-realization it will bring, then you are truly my students.

32) You will be able to experience Divine Guidance at every instance, in an instant, and at every crossroad. You will perceive solutions, and reasons behind reasons.  You will understand new possibilities, and have a sense of the right direction at the right time. You will gain strength and increased energy because you’ll be in harmony with your identity and purpose. You will be free- no longer bound by indecision and incoherence. You will be unrestrained by circumstances and people that would hold you back or keep you down. You will have new courage.

34) ... firmly as the ground beneath our feet, supportive as The Sacred Ground of The Word, faithful as The Original Voice (Sound), surely as Creative Consciousness, real as The Field and Expanse of Being, as close as The Great I AM entangled with your “I am”, I tell you that whoever lives in an erroneous state of mind will habitually fail to hit the mark. They will constantly miss the Sacred Goal and Purposes of and for Life. They will miss their own Ideal. The results of such errors are inescapable.

35) The spiritually immature can not dwell in the Home of Peace, the Cabin of Tranquility. Their mindset and mode of living is not ripe and ready to receive the transformation required to find rest in the Sacred Place. But the Son (Child) of Unity abides There.

36)  So, if the Child of Unity, The Child of Divinity, Ancestor of ancestors, brings you into harmony with the Parent of the Universe and Principles of Life, your True Self will be (is) set free. You will truly know as certainly as the ground beneath your feet. You will be awakened to your true identity and purpose.

Typical Translation

31 Then said Jesus[1] to those Jews which believed[2] on him, If ye continue[3] in my word[4], then are ye my disciples[5] indeed[6]; 32 Then you will know[7] the truth[8], and the truth will set you free[9].” Jesus answered them, Verily, verily[10], I say[11] unto you, Whosoever committeth sin[12] is the servant[13] of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house[14] for ever[15]: but the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed[16].”  - John 8:31-32,34-36 (KJV)


The teachings of Yashayah (Jesus) sprout from the reality of his ancestral heritage and culture of the Hebrews, which is said to have been handed down since the first, “Adam” (1 Cor. 15:45). Though his teachings seem to have been difficult for many of his listeners, that is relative to the fact that the ancient Hebrew people had lost the core of their own spirituality. That fact has had a long-term, rippling effect throughout the world to this very day. The purpose of the THV Version is to uncover what has always been within the Hebrew scriptures, a cohesive thread of repetitive themes which help us bridge the gap between the illusion of the personal self and the Sacred Self- The Being we have called “God”. Another way of saying that is: separation from “God” is an illusion, “for in Him we live, and breathe, and have our being… we are also his offspring.” (Acts 17:28). This would also lend to the error in thoughts of separation from love, peace, and unity.

While exploring the depth and repetition of these themes, we find confirmation that what modern scientific discoveries are highlighting in the last 50 years is what ancient spirituality has been saying for ages. That everything is one in terms of energy or the dimension-paradigm-experience the ancient scriptures call “heaven”- the immaterial world which is made up of light-vibration.

Our English translations have lacked the deeply poetic nuances of the original languages which paint the reality of ancient wisdom which connects all things to all things and bridges the gap of what the ancients have been saying for millennia to what is now being discovered, tested, measured, and proven in quantum science: everything is connected and Consciousness or “God” is the Ground of Being. (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14; John 1:1; Acts 17:28; Colossians 1:17).  Science and spirituality no longer have to be divided by the dogma and concepts of the Newtonian-religious paradigms.

It is clearly delivered here, in John 8, that these teachings lead to a life of true identity and purpose- the fullest version of freedom and self-empowerment one can experience. This experience is a transformation that leads to the understanding of the Archetypal you or “Christ” in-and-as you. This is the message that is found throughout the Hebrew scriptures. Knowing the Truth of The Self behind the self, or the I AM behind the I am- “God”, brings clarity to everything.

These teachings are the foundational principles that lead to “hitting the mark”. Without these teachings, in whatever form they may come, the individual will be stuck, as a “slave to sin”, meaning they will repeat the same habitual patterns, or karmic cycles, that keep them imprisoned in ignorance of who they truly are.


Spirit of Truth 1 - John 14:15-17, 26 Summary: Who and what is the “Spirit of Truth?” Keywords: true reality, connection, Comforter, Helper, Assistant.

The Path to Enlightenment: Malachi 4 Summary: If you seek the Master, you surpass those who do not. Keywords: tranquility, healing, freedom.

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[2] G4100 pisteúō, pist-yoo'-o; from G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ):—believe(-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with; to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to place confidence in.

G4102 pístis, pis'-tis; from G3982; persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself:—assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.

G3982 peíthō, pi'-tho; a primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy, to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively, to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty):—agree, assure, believe, have confidence, be (wax) conflent, make friend, obey, persuade, trust, yield.

[3] G3306 ménō, men'-o; a primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy):—abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for), × thine own.

[4] G3056 lógos, log'-os; from G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ):—account, cause, communication, × concerning, doctrine, fame, × have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say(-ing), shew, × speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work; collection

G3004 légō, leg'-o; a primary verb; properly, to "lay" forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean:—ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter; to narrate, to describe

[5] G3101 mathētḗs, math-ay-tes'; from G3129; a learner, i.e. pupil:—disciple.

G3129 manthánō, man-than'-o; prolongation from a primary verb, another form of which, μαθέω mathéō, is used as an alternate in certain tenses; to learn (in any way):—learn, understand; to increase one’s knowledge.

[6] G230 alēthōs, al-ay-thoce'; truly:—indeed, surely, of a surety, truly, of a (in) truth, verily, very; in reality, most certainly

[7] G1097 ginṓskō, ghin-oce'-ko; a prolonged form of a primary verb; to "know" (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed):—allow, be aware (of), feel, (have) know(-ledge), perceived, be resolved, can speak, be sure, understand.

[8]G225 alḗtheia, al-ay'-thi-a;  truth:—true, × truly, truth, verity; what is true in any matter under consideration.

Aramaic sherara- roots point to a solution or to liberation (that which opens and liberates possibilities, the sense of right direction that's in harmony with the universe; the opening of a circle (John 14:6); what is so right now; that which is strong and vigorous and acts in keeping with universal harmony; the sense of right direction at a particular time that enlivens one’s personal purpose and at the same time harmonizes with all.

[9] G1659 eleutheróō, el-yoo-ther-o'-o; from G1658; to liberate, i.e. (figuratively) to exempt (from moral, ceremonial or mortal liability):—deliver, make free; to set a liberty; to liberate from bondage

G1658 eleútheros, el-yoo'-ther-os; unrestrained (to go at pleasure), i.e. (as a citizen) not a slave (whether freeborn or manumitted), or (genitive case) exempt (from obligation or liability):—free (man, woman), at liberty.

Aramaic, sherara- roots point to a solution or to liberation (that which opens and liberates possibilities, the sense of right direction that's in harmony with the uni-verse; the opening of a circle (John 14:6); that which is strong and vigorous and acts in keeping with uni-versal harmony; the sense of right direction at a particular time that enlivens one’s personal purpose and at the same time harmonizes with all; what is so right now (I AM) (John 8:32); that which brings freedom from fear, worry, and doubt, leading to increased or sudden happiness, joy, peace, and love. True Reality. That which we call “God”- the Ever Present Intelligence of Here & Now.

[10]  G281 amḗn, am-ane'; of Hebrew origin (H543); properly, firm, i.e. (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially, surely (often as interjection, so be it):—amen, verily.

H543 ʼâmên, aw-mane'; from H539; sure; abstract, faithfulness; adverb, truly:—Amen, so be it, truth; verbal adjective- firm; metaphor- faithful

H539 ʼâman, aw-man'; a primitive root; to go to the right hand) properly, to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain;:—hence, assurance, believe, bring up, establish, fail, be faithful (of long continuance, stedfast, sure, surely, trusty, verified), nurse, (-ing father), (put), trust, turn to the right; to stay, to sustain, to support; to be unshaken; to be founded, stable; to lean upon, to build upon; to trust in, confide in.

[11]  G3004 see above

[12] G266 hamartía, ham-ar-tee'-ah; from G264; a sin (properly abstract):—offence, sin(-ful); a failing to hit the mark

G264 hamartánō, ham-ar-tan'-o; properly, to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize), i.e. (figuratively) to err, especially (morally) to sin:—for your faults, offend, sin, trespass; to err, be mistaken; to be without a share in the mark.

[13] G1401 doûlos, doo'-los; from G1210; a slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency):—bond(-man), servant; serving, subject to.

G1210 déō, deh'-o; a primary verb; to bind (in various applications, literally or figuratively):—bind, be in bonds, knit, tie, wind; to fasten with chains

[14] G3614 oikía, oy-kee'-ah; from G3624; properly, residence (abstractly), but usually (concretely) an abode (literally or figuratively); by implication, a family (especially domestics):—home, house(-hold); a house, a dwelling; a family

G3624 oîkos, oy'-kos; of uncertain affinity; a dwelling (more or less extensive, literal or figurative); by implication, a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively):—home, house(-hold), temple.

H5116 nâveh, naw-veh'; or (feminine) נָוָה nâvâh; from H5115; (from Exodus 15:13) (adjectively) at home; hence (by implication of satisfaction) lovely; also (noun) a home, of God (temple), men (residence), flocks (pasture), or wild animals (den):—comely, dwelling (place), fold, habitation, pleasant place, sheepcote, stable, tarried; inhabiting, decorous becoming; a pasture where flocks lie down and rest; inhabiting, becoming; a seat

H5115 nâvâh, naw-vaw'; a primitive root; (compare H5116) to rest (as at home); causatively (through the implied idea of beauty), to celebrate (with praises):—keep at home, prepare an habitation; to sit down; to be decorous, becoming; to adorn (with praises), to celebrate.

H4725 mâqôwm, maw-kome'; or מָקֹם mâqôm; also (feminine) מְקוֹמָה mᵉqôwmâh; or מְקֹמָה mᵉqômâh; (from Psalm 24:3) properly, a standing, i.e. a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind):—country, × home, × open, place, room, space, × whither(-soever); abode, habitation

[15] G165 aiṓn, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):—age, course, eternal, (for) ever(-more), (n-)ever, (beginning of the , while the) world (began, without end); an unbroken age, perpetuity of time, eternity; αἰών is so connected with ἄημι to breathe, blow, as to denote properly that which causes life, vital force

G104 aeí, ah-eye'; from an obsolete primary noun (apparently meaning continued duration); "ever," by qualification regularly; by implication, earnestly:—always, ever; perpetually, incessantly; invariably, at any and every time when according to the circumstances something is or ought to be done again

[16] G3689 óntōs, on'-toce; adverb of the oblique cases of G5607; really:—certainly, clean, indeed, of a truth, verily; in reality, in point of fact.

G5607 ṓn, oan; present participle of G1510; being:—be, come, have

G1510 eimí, i-mee'; the first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist (used only when emphatic):—am, have been, × it is I, was