JOY OF SALVATION is the TREASURE which King David lost, for a few minutes of pleasure with another man’s wife, and for which he begged, saying: “CAST ME NOT AWAY FROM THY PRESENCE …
JOY OF SALVATION is the TREASURE which King David lost, for a few minutes of pleasure with another man’s wife, and for which he begged, saying: “CAST ME NOT AWAY FROM THY PRESENCE …
LIVING BEYOND SIN is the PRINCIPAL REASON we are BORN AGAIN, and “WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD DOTH NOT COMMIT SIN; for HIS SEED REMAINETH IN HIM: and HE CANNOT SIN, because HE IS BORN OF GOD” [1 John 3:9]
1. THE ANTICHRIST is the MYSTERIOUS PERSONALITY whose appellations include SON OF PERDITION, MAN OF SIN, SATAN INCARNATE, etc., “Even him, WHOSE COMING IS AFTER THE WORKING OF SATAN with ALL POWER and signs and LYING WONDERS” [2 Thessalonians 2:9] There were ANTICHRISTS in all ages, but none had “ALL POWER” to exercise the AUTHORITY of Satan on earth [1John2:18] His imminent appearance signals the full expression of Satan in FLESH and BLOOD. Though there are many theories and fables pertaining to his IDENTITY, one thing is certain, he will not show up “… EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that MAN OF SIN BE REVEALED, the SON OF PERDITION; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, SHEWING HIMSELF THAT HE IS GOD” [2 Thessalonians 2:3-4]
2. THE ANTICHRIST was conceived in Eden, when the “… SERPENT said unto the WOMAN, YE SHALL NOT SURELY DIE” [Genesis 3:4] The SERPENT was a humanoid creature, with abilities to think, speak, and “… the SERPENT WAS MORE SUBTIL THAN ANY OTHER BEAST of the field which the LORD God had made …” [Genesis 3:1] We know Satan was in the SERPENT and his objective was to proliferate his SEED in man, after his nature. For his role in Eden, God said to the SERPENT: “And I will put ENMITY between thee and the woman, and BETWEEN THY SEED AND HER SEED; …” [Genesis 3:15] From the encounter in Eden came forth “THY SEED”, that is SERPENT’S SEED and “HER SEED, Eve’s SEED”. To prevent further MINGLING of SEED, God introduced the protocols of CONCEPTION and SUBMISSION in marriage [Genesis 3:14-16] It is interesting to know, there was no CONCEPTION until after the SERPENT met Eve, and afterwards, “… Adam KNEW EVE HIS WIFE; and SHE CONCEIVED, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And SHE AGAIN BARE HIS BROTHER ABEL …” [Genesis 4:1-2] When CAIN killed ABEL, he confirmed his ancestry as SERPENT’S SEED and fulfilled the prophecy in Genesis 3:15. For avoidance of doubts, Adam’s SEED were counted in SETH, see Genesis 5:1-5. CAIN was the SEED of the WICKED ONE and progenitor of the MAN OF SIN, as it is written: “Not as CAIN, WHO WAS OF THAT WICKED ONE, and slew his brother …” [1 John 3:12]
3. THE ANTICHRIST is the ultimate human face of the monstrous GOVERNMENT of Satan on earth. CAIN laid the foundation, when “… HE BUILDED A CITY, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch” [Genesis 4:17] His descendants were the first, on record, to develop and deploy TECHNOLOGY for GLOBAL HEGEMONY, through “… TUBALCAIN, an INSTRUCTER OF EVERY ARTIFICER IN BRASS AND IRON …” [Genesis 4:22] The quest for GLOBAL DOMINION, through the ages were dry runs for the BEAST in the last days, “… so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, SHEWING HIMSELF THAT HE IS GOD” [2 Thessalonians 2:3-4] BABYLON, PERSIA, GREECE and ROME were the BEASTS that Satan rode in times past, switching FORMS, and as Daniel said: “THESE GREAT BEASTS, which are four, ARE FOUR KINGS, which shall arise out of the earth” [Daniel 7:17] These GREAT BEASTS did not bring on the ANTICHRIST, but the BEAST that ushers in the ANTICHRIST is taking shape before our eyes. John saw it and wrote: “And the BEAST WHICH I SAW was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the DRAGON, GAVE HIM HIS POWER, AND HIS SEAT, AND GREAT AUTHORITY” [Revelation 13:2] The BEAST John saw is already at work, pulling all nations and BELIEFS into ONE GLOBAL ORDER, for the ANTICHRIST to ride to PERDITION.
4. THE ANTICHRIST is the alter ego of Satan and the FOUR APOCALYPTIC HORSES were Satan riding in the likeness of the MAN OF SIN. The ANTICHRIST has been here for a while, as the DECEIVER on the WHITE HORSE, for “… SATAN HIMSELF IS TRANSFORMED into an angel of light” [2 Corinthians 11:14] He is presently at work wearing the mask of a man of PEACE, preaching PROSPERITY and UNITY of all religious BELIEFS. When all major Christian denominations eventually “FALL AWAY” into his GLOBAL INTER-FAITH AGENDA, the mask shall be removed [2 Thessalonians 2:3] With the mask gone, we shall see him on the RED HORSE, wielding the “GREAT SWORD” , “And it was given unto him to MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, and to overcome them: and POWER WAS GIVEN HIM OVER ALL KINDREDS, and tongues, AND NATIONS” [Revelation 13:7, SEE also Revelation 6:4] He shall turn his SWORD against the Church, “Yea, and ALL THAT SHALL LIVE GODLY IN CHRIST SHALL SUFFER PERSECUTION” [2 Timothy 3:12] When he mounts the BLACK HORSE, he becomes the maximum DICTATOR, taking control of all resources of the earth. When the WHITE, RED and BLACK HORSES merge into the PALE HORSE, Satan is fully incarnated in the MAN OF SIN and the SAINTS are CAUGHT UP, “For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous …” [Psalms 125:3] The MARK is introduced, and whosoever “… RECEIVED THE MARK of the beast, and them that WORSHIPPED HIS IMAGE. These both WERE CAST INTO A LAKE OF FIRE burning with brimstone” [Revelation 19:20]
5. Friend, accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour today, so you are not swept into PERDITION with the ANTICHRIST, amen.
1. PROPHETIC DIMENSION OF TRUTH is the MYSTERY of God expressing Himself in the WORD, as it is written: IN THE BEGINNING was the WORD, and the WORD WAS WITH GOD, and the WORD WAS GOD [John 1:1] The SPOKEN WORD is God coming out of Himself to CREATE worlds and creatures, to co-exist WITH GOD. When God said, LET US MAKE MAN in our IMAGE, after our LIKENESS, we came out of Him [Genesis 1:26-27] God is ABSOLUTE; all things came out of Him and shall be RECONCILED to Him in one FORM or another at the end of time, that God may be ALL IN ALL [1 Corinthians 15:28] For the purpose of RECONCILIATION, God was revealed in FORMS and SHADOWS and the SPOKEN WORD TESTIFIED through the ages that the WORD WAS GOD. This is the MYSTERY of TRUTH, Even the MYSTERY WHICH HATH BEEN HID FROM AGES and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints [Colossians 1:26]
2. TRUTH is GOD TESTIFYING of Himself, to RECONCILE all things to Himself through WORSHIP, beginning with angels. God did not demand WORSHIP from angels until he bringeth in the FIRSTBEGOTTEN into the world, he saith, And LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM [Hebrews 1:6] Take note, you can neither WORSHIP nor be RECONCILED to the God you do not know. The angels SAW the FIRSTBEGOTTEN as one of them and some took offence, but the SPOKEN WORD TESTIFIED of God, and commanded them to WORSHIP Him. Those who embraced the TESTIMONY of God SAW the WORD, which WAS GOD, HIDDEN in the FIRSTBEGOTTEN and WORSHIPPED Him. They were joined to God in WORSHIP, and when God said: “LET US MAKE MAN in our IMAGE, after our LIKENESS…”, He signified the pattern of our CREATION and SALVATION[Genesis 1:26] God made man to be joined to Him by WORSHIP, in the PROPHETIC DIMENSION OF TRUTH, but Adam and Eve fell into the ERROR of Satan [Genesis 3:1-19] Abel was the first man, on record, to WORSHIP God in the PROPHETIC DIMENSION OF TRUTH. He took note of the COATS OF SKINS worn by his parents, as EVIDENCE of shedding of BLOOD to make peace between them and God [Genesis 3:21] When he brought a LAMB to WORSHIP God, he demonstrated FAITH in the PROPHETIC DIMENSION of the WORD, which WAS GOD as manifest in the LAMB SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION of the world [Revelation 13:8]
3. God resolved the MYSTERY OF TRUTH in Jesus Christ, For IN HIM DWELLETH ALL THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD bodily [Colossians 2:9] The SHADOWS obstructing the TRUTH are dismissed and the GLORY of God is revealed in Jesus Christ, Who being the BRIGHTNESS OF HIS GLORY, and the EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON, [Hebrews 1:3] God was manifest in Jesus Christ, to RECONCILE ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven [Colossians 1:20] When Jesus stood before the religious leaders of His day, all they SAW was man, and had Him killed because they could not discern the MYSTERY OF TRUTH, . even the HIDDEN WISDOM, WHICH GOD ORDAINED BEFORE THE WORLD unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory [1 Corinthians 2:7-8] The Pharisees and Sadducees of today are worse. They invented FALSE CHRISTS for every appetite and because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE [2 Thessalonians 2:10-11] I tell you, TRUTH is not a doctrine but God revealing Himself to you through Jesus Christ, And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” [John 8:32]
4. Friend, you may have listened to the most celebrated preachers on earth, yet you do not know God until you HEAR Jesus Christ, because no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and WHO THE FATHER IS, BUT THE SON, and HE TO WHOM THE SON WILL REVEAL HIM [Luke 10:22] I am not by any means dissuading you from listening to Preachers, but I caution you to take heed what you HEAR, as it is written: So then FAITH COMETH BY HEARING, and HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD [Romans 10:17] The first HEARING is the WITNESS of the Preacher. If the EVIDENCE of the Preacher is TRUE, GRACE is released to BELIEVE the TESTIMONY of the SPIRIT of Christ, And it is the SPIRIT THAT BEARETH WITNESS, because the SPIRIT IS TRUTH [1 John 5:6] Listen carefully, we are not SAVED because a man said so or prayed for us, but the SPIRIT ITSELF BEARETH WITNESS with our spirit, THAT WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD [Romans 8:16] Beloved, do not rely on what any man told you, it is HEARING of the PROPHETIC DIMENSION OF TRUTH from Christ, that SAVES. Be not deceived, SALVATION is not a congregational franchise, and only those who HEAR the VOICE of Christ are His SHEEP. Thus, said the Lord: “MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, and I know them, and they follow me” [John 10:27] SEEK the Lord in prayer and in the WORD; “WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION with fear and trembling [Philippians 2:12]
5. Thus says the Lord: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me [Revelation 3:20] Amen
SEASON OF DECEIT
The massive campaign of MISINFORMATION and DISINFORMATION that followed COVID-19 is a good example of what lies ahead. This is no time to THINK outside the Bible….
1. THE FINAL PUSH is God cutting through present confusion to REVIVE, RESTORE and RAPTURE His BRIDE, in the midst of global distress. Look around, there is PAIN on every face, “… as a WOMAN IN TRAVAIL, and ALL FACES ARE TURNED TO PALENESS” [Jeremiah 30:6] Brethren, things are not going to get better, but go from bad to worse as SORROW turns to PERPLEXITY, and the world staggers from PANDEMIC to FAMINE, and from CLIMATIC DISASTER to SOCIAL DISORDER, “And WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, then LOOK UP and lift up your heads; for YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH” [Luke 21:28] THE FINAL PUSH is the SHORT and CROWNING WORK of our REDEMPTION, “For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because A SHORT WORK WILL THE LORD MAKE UPON THE EARTH” [Romans 9:28] The Lord is merciful and shall CUT SHORT our present afflictions and in the TWINKLING of an eye, we shall be TRANSLATED from MORTALITY to IMMORTALITY.
2. THE FINAL PUSH is the gathering of Christ’s EAGLES and “… wheresoever the CARCASE is, THERE WILL THE EAGLES BE GATHERED together” [Matthew 24:28] EAGLES are SAINTS gathered through the ages by successive outpouring of the Holy Ghost. The last outpouring ran through the 1940s to early 1970s and turned many SINNERS to SAINTS. From the 1980s, grievous wolves crept into the fold, peddling the GOSPEL for GAIN. They would not honour the INVITATION to the MARRIAGE SUPPER of the LAMB and would not allow others to go in, but “… MADE LIGHT OF IT, and went their ways, ONE TO HIS FARM, ANOTHER TO HIS MERCHANDISE” [Matthew 22:5] God is strongly opposed to the HYPOCRISY of LUKEWARM Church and her addiction to CRASS MATERIALISM. God is taking His GLORY out of glittering Cathedrals of HYPOCRISY and His MESSENGERS reassigned to HIGHWAYS and HEDGES, to bring in HARLOTS, DRUG ADDICTS, MURDERERS, etc., “… FOR A WITNESS unto all nations; and THEN SHALL THE END COME [Matthew 24:14] THE FINAL PUSH is God cutting through the charades of religious HYPOCRISY to WITNESS of Himself in HIGHWAYS and HEDGES of the earth. And to those who have ears, thus says the Lord to His MESSENGERS, “… GO OUT INTO THE HIGHWAYS and HEDGES, and COMPEL THEM TO COME IN, that my house may be filled …. NONE OF THOSE MEN WHICH WERE BIDDEN SHALL TASTE OF MY SUPPER” [Luke 14:23-24]
3. THE FINAL PUSH is the Holy Ghost working in us to RESTORE the ELECT “… upon the FOUNDATION OF APOSTLES and PROPHETS, Jesus CHRIST HIMSELF BEING THE CHIEF CORNER STONE” [Ephesians 2:20] The CHIEF CORNERSTONE of our FAITH is the SPIRITUAL ROCK that followed Israel in the wilderness, “… and THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST” [1 Corinthians 10:4] Peter was not the ROCK, as some imagine but his confession, and it is written: “And Simon Peter answered and said, CHRIST, the SON OF THE LIVING GOD” [Matthew 16:16] Jesus Christ is the REVELATION of God in the FLESH, “For IN HIM DWELLETH ALL THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY” [Colossians 2:9] The Holy Ghost is already at work RESTORING the CHIEF CORNERSTONE in the BRIDE, but there shall be great dissension and resistance in congregations organized along denominational lines and there shall “… come a FALLING AWAY first, and that MAN OF SIN BE REVEALED, the son of perdition” [[2 Thessalonians 2:3] There shall be cruel persecution, but the Lord shall establish and RESTORE His Church upon the ROCK, as it is written: ”… thou art Peter, and UPON THIS ROCK I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” [Matthew 16:18] You see, PETER means STONE or little ROCK and every soul that shall confess Jesus CHRIST as God manifest in FLESH is PETER, a LIVELY STONE, and “… as LIVELY STONES, ARE BUILT UP A SPIRITUAL HOUSE, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ” [1 Peter 2:5]
4. THE FINAL PUSH is creeping upon the world, as the TRAVAIL of a WOMAN in PAINS of childbirth, “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, EVEN WE OURSELVES GROAN WITHIN OURSELVES, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY” [Romans 8:23] Brethren, though we are not immune to present climatic, social, economic and political realities, we must not be confused as to be overcome by present global distress and conspiracy theories, for “… ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD, to them who are the called according to his purpose” [Romans 8:28] Our present TRIALS and AFFLICTIONS are birth pains of the glorious Church which shall receive WINGS of the GREAT EAGLE and be CAUGHT UP to be with the Lord, as it is written: “And TO THE WOMAN WERE GIVEN TWO WINGS OF A GREAT EAGLE, that SHE MIGHT FLY into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent” [Revelation 12:14] The WOMAN is the TRUE Church, without spot or wrinkle, and at the cry of the GREAT EAGLE shall receive WINGS and “… we which are alive and remain SHALL BE CAUGHT UP together with them in the clouds, TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” [Thessalonians 4:17]
5. THE FINAL PUSH is God’s PLAN for you to be REVIVED, RESTORED and RAPTURED at the appearance of Jesus Christ. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and SAVIOUR today, and obtain your BOARDING PASS to IMMORTALITY, amen
1. JOY OF SALVATION is the ATMOSPHERE of heaven in those who are RECONCILED to God through Jesus Christ, “For BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED THROUGH FAITH; and that not of yourselves: IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD” [Ephesians 2:8] Our JOY is a GIFT from God, administered by the Holy Ghost, “For the KINGDOM OF GOD is not meat and drink; but RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND PEACE, AND JOY IN THE HOLY GHOST” [Romans 14:17] It is not a FEELING or STATUS, but the TREASURE of heaven on earth, which “… a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found ONE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE, WENT AND SOLD ALL THAT HE HAD, AND BOUGHT IT” [Matthew 12:45] JOY OF SALVATION is the TREASURE which King David lost, for a few minutes of pleasure with another man’s wife, and for which he begged, saying: “CAST ME NOT AWAY FROM THY PRESENCE; and take not thy holy spirit from me. RESTORE UNTO ME THE JOY OF THY SALVATION; and uphold me with thy free spirit” [Psalms 51:11-12]
2. JOY OF SALVATION comes from PEACE with God, “… who hath RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF BY JESUS CHRIST, … “ [2 Corinthians 5:18] The OFFER of RECONCILIATION was clearly stated, “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a SAVIOUR, WHICH IS CHRIST the Lord” [Luke 2:10-11] Christ means the ANOINTED ONE, and the ANOINTING in Him is God, “For IN HIM DWELLETH ALL THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY” [Colossians 2:9] God was in Jesus Christ to make PEACE with man and OFFER GREAT JOY to those who accept Jesus Christ as SAVIOUR, and “… AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM, TO THEM GAVE HE POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD, even to them that believe on his name” [John 1:12] Beloved, as a SON, you are not immune to TRIBULATION, but ”… the PEACE OF GOD, which passeth all understanding, shall KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS” [Philippians 4:7] His PEACE is our WAY OF ESCAPE in all TEMPTATIONS and “… with the temptation also MAKE A WAY OF ESCAPE, that ye may be able to bear it” [1 Corinthians 10:13] The assurance of His PEACE kindles in us the JOY OF SALVATION, but as a LITTLE FLAME, until we are BAPTIZED with POWER and transformed into roaring FIRE of unspeakable JOY.
3. JOY OF SALVATION is fueled by WITNESSING of Christ, and “… NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST” [1 Corinthians 12:3] The HOLY GHOST is Christ in us, WITNESSING of Himself, and of the GOOD TIDINGS of GREAT JOY announced in Luke 2:10-11. When the OFFER of GOOD TIDING is accepted, JOY OF SALVATION is born, but as MILK to a BABY, it does not last forever. As BABES, there is no authority in us to WITNESS of Him until we receive POWER, as it is written: “And YE SHALL RECEIVE POWER, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and YE SHALL BE WITNESSES UNTO ME … “ [Acts 1:8] His POWER in us validates our TESTIMONY of Him, the OFFER of GREAT JOY mentioned in Luke 2:10-11 is activated and there is “… JOY IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ANGELS of God OVER ONE SINNER THAT REPENTETH” [Luke 15:10] Listen carefully, angels REJOICE at a SINNER who REPENTS, not a BREAD SEEKER who crossed from one denomination to another [John 6:26-27] When we TESTIFY of Christ, there is JOY in heaven and on earth, the ATMOSPHERE of heaven is replicated, as in Samaria, when “… Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and PREACHED CHRIST unto them…. And there was GREAT JOY IN THAT CITY” [Acts 8:5-8] Look around, it seems there are more depressed souls in the Church than in the world. If only we will go out there and WITNESS of Christ, the tears shall be turned to JOY OF SALVATION.
4. JOY OF SALVATION is established in those whose HOPE is in Christ’s imminent appearance, as it is written: “And, behold, I COME QUICKLY; and MY REWARD IS WITH ME, to give every man according as his work shall be” [Revelation 22:12] We are STRANGERS in this world, grossly misunderstood and oftentimes persecuted, but not discouraged. In troubles and in pains, the HOPE of His REWARD is our JOY and His WORDS in our ears COMFORT us, saying: “REJOICE AND BE EXCEEDING GLAD: for GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you” [Matthew 5:12] Though we have not the FULL REWARD in this BODY, we have in us the EARNEST of our inheritance, “… THAT HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE, WHICH IS THE EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory” [Ephesians 1:13-14] The “EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE” is ETERNAL LIFE, bubbling in us with the “EXCELLENCY OF THE POWER” of God, and “… we have this TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS, that the EXCELLENCY OF THE POWER MAY BE OF GOD, and not of us” [2 Corinthians 4:7] When we are pressed on every side by pains and or lack, we are not perturbed, but REJOICE in HOPE as the day approaches, “… WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is” [1 John 3:2]
5. JOY OF SALVATION begins and ends in Jesus Christ; accept Him today, as your Lord and Saviour, amen
APOSTATE Church is the popular face of modern Christianity, boasting millions of souls “Having EYES FULL OF ADULTERY, and that CANNOT CEASE FROM SIN; BEGUILING UNSTABLE SOULS: an heart they have exercised with COVETOUS PRACTICES; cursed children” [2 Peter 2:14]
1. LIVING BEYOND SIN is the PRINCIPAL REASON we are BORN AGAIN, and “WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD DOTH NOT COMMIT SIN; for HIS SEED REMAINETH IN HIM: and HE CANNOT SIN, because HE IS BORN OF GOD” [1 John 3:9] Jesus Christ did not DIE on the Cross, for us to CONTINUE in SIN, “… God FORBID. HOW SHALL WE, THAT ARE DEAD TO SIN, LIVE ANY LONGER THEREIN? [Romans 6:1-2] LIVING BEYOND SIN is for those who can truthfully say, “I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but CHRIST LIVETH IN ME: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” [Galatians 2:20]
2. LIVING BEYOND SIN is the VICTORY of LIFE over DEATH. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they did not DIE physically, but became SINNERS; DEAD to the LIFE of God, and so was the whole world until God was manifested in Jesus Christ, “… that through death he might destroy HIM THAT HAD THE POWER OF DEATH, that is, THE DEVIL; And deliver them who THROUGH FEAR OF DEATH WERE ALL THEIR LIFETIME SUBJECT TO BONDAGE” [Hebrews 2:14-15] SIN did not make us SINNERS, we were born as SINNERS into this world and we LIVE in SIN as proof of BONDAGE to the devil, for “HE THAT COMMITTETH SIN IS OF THE DEVIL; … For this purpose the SON OF GOD WAS MANIFESTED, THAT HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL” [1 John 3:8] The “WORKS OF THE DEVIL” are the LIES and WILES of the ENEMY, which keep SINNERS in BONDAGE to the SENTENCE of DEATH. Jesus Christ destroyed them ALL, when He DIED on the Cross and ROSE from DEATH [Colossians 2:4] When the SINNER comes to God through Jesus Christ, he DIES to SIN as Jesus did, “… CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, that the BODY OF SIN MIGHT BE DESTROYED, that henceforth WE SHOULD NOT SERVE SIN” [Romans 6:6] In Jesus Christ, we are FREE to LIVE BEYOND SIN as SONS OF GOD and “… as many as RECEIVED HIM, TO THEM GAVE HE POWER TO BECOME SONS OF GOD, even to them that believe on his name” [John 1:12]
3. LIVING BEYOND SIN is the MYSTERY of the LIFE of God in man, “And without controversy great is the MYSTERY OF GODLINESS: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH” [1 Timothy 3:16] Indeed, God was manifest in Jesus Christ, “… that he might be the FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN” [Romans 8:29] The LIFE of God is in us by FAITH in Jesus Christ. We did not “EARN” it by penance, we did not “LEARN” it and it was not “BESTOWED” on us by laying of hands, but by REVELATION of the MYSTERY of the FATHER in the SON. If any man will LIVE BEYOND SIN, let him SEEK the Lord beyond what the Preacher said, because “… no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he TO WHOM THE SON WILL REVEAL HIM” [Luke 10:22] The Preacher did his job, bringing you to Christ, you must “… work out YOUR OWN SALVATION with fear and trembling” [Philippians 2:12] Do not work out your SALVATION along denominational lines or with any man, you will be disappointed. Work it out in a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with the Lord and “And YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, and the TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE”, from the law of SIN and DEATH [John 8:32] The TRUTH you KNOW shall dwell in you, and “At that day YE SHALL KNOW THAT I AM IN MY FATHER, AND YE IN ME, AND I IN YOU” [John 14:20] LIVING BEYOND SIN is yousr when God dwells in you, “For it is GOD WHICH WORKETH IN YOU BOTH TO WILL AND TO DO of his good pleasure” [Philippians 2:13]
4. LIVING BEYOND SIN is ETERNAL LIFE, “And this is the promise that HE HATH PROMISED US, even ETERNAL LIFE” [1 John 2:25] ETERNAL LIFE is our TREASURE of inestimable value, but we “… have this TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us” [2 Corinthians 4:7] LIVING BEYOND SIN is the daily CONFLICT of maintaining “THIS TREASURE” in EARTHEN VESSELS, weakened by FAULTS. SIN is confirmation of satanic BONDAGE, but FAULTS arise from DEFECTS in the FLESH. FAULTS are THORNS in our FLESH, provoking reactions CONTRARY to FAITH [2 Corinthians 12:7] God knows Satan has access to this natural BODY and made provision for us to be made SIN PROOF from within, “… SEALED with that HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE” [Ephesians 1:13] When you come to Jesus, make sure you are BAPTIZED with the Holy Ghost, by which we are SEALED from SIN, in our SPIRIT MAN. Satan knows he cannot BREAK the SEAL, as long as the Holy Spirit is in us, but provokes us to BREAK it with FAULTS. Every time we LEAN upon our own UNDERSTANDING or get DISTRACTED by what we SEE or FEEL, we GRIEVE the Holy Spirit with our FAULTS. Samson GRIEVED the Holy Spirit with his FAULTS, “… he wist not that the LORD was departed from him” and his eyes were plucked out[Judges 16:20] Beloved, our REDEMPTION is imminent, let us be vigilant in FAITH “And GRIEVE NOT THE HOLY SPIRIT, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption” [Ephesians 4:30]
5. LIVING BEYOND SIN is the BOARDING PASS of SAINTS to ETERNITY. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and receive yours, amen