Please read the following Words written by Paul, the teacher to the gentiles (us), under the inspiration and revelation of the Holy Ghost; carefully and thoughtfully, paying attention to the power of every single word. If you do, your life will be changed forever:
“GIVING THANKS UNTO THE FATHER, WHICH HATH MADE US MEET TO BE PARTAKERS OF THE INHERITANCE OF THE SAINTS IN LIGHT; WHO HATH (past tense) DELIVERED (past tense) US (US) FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS, AND HATH (past tense) TRANSLATED (“to convey someone straight to heaven without death’s intervention”…The New Lexicon Webster’s Dictionary of The English Language…Encyclopedic Edition) US (US) INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON: “
At this point, it seems the thing to do, to ask the readers if they actually believe what they are reading. For those who are not clear about what the Holy Spirit is teaching, I will explain…
At the moment we make a decision to believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, and we confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord, we earn our inheritance. Our inheritance is the New Covenant relationship with God. Part of the promises of the New Covenant are those of which Paul is writing, here. He is clearly stating that God has delivered us from the powers of darkness into the kingdom of Jesus his dear Son through the complete work of His dear Son, and not through our performance. He is also saying that we are now in the Kingdom of His dear son, of which, there shall be no end!
To accept this teaching as truth, is to walk into an entirely new way of life. If we accept that we HAVE BEEN DELIVERED FROM THE POWERS OF DARKNESS AND TRANSLATED INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON, everything about the way that we see life changes. It means that we believe that we operate in the full power of New Covenant Joint Heirs with Jesus. It means that all the things that we have been waiting to die to receive, have already been given to us.
The promise that we have been “DELIVERED FROM THE POWERS OF DARKNESS” is world changing by itself. Ever since that little girl in the movie The Exorcist, threw up pea soup and turned her head around in a circle, people have been running in terror from a defeated foe. Some of us actually believe, because we have been falsely taught, that God is in partnership with the Powers of Darkness. It goes something like this… God Speaking… “Hey Scratch, I have had enough of those witch doctors and prostitutes and your followers in New Orleans, Let’s kill em all, good and bad. Throw a hurricane on em, get busy now!”
Many of us blame satan for things he has no authority or power to do. Satan did this, satan did that is how the sentences begin. The only power that satan has is to lie, he came but to steal and to kill and to destroy, but the only power he has is deception. He is the Father of all lies. His biggest lies are about what God did and did not say. We are not powerless over satan. As a matter of fact, we have been given the responsibility to handle him ourselves. Jesus would not intervene between Peter and the devil. “Peter, satan would sift you as wheat, but I pray that your faith will fail you not”. Jesus told Paul the same thing, “My grace is sufficient for you, in weakness is my strength perfected”. Back to the teaching:
The meaning of this teaching, is as infinite as the Kingdom itself. More from the teacher: Speaking about “HIS DEAR SON”…
“IN WHOM, (These words are absolutely critical in understanding our New Covenant Relationship with God. Our flesh, our performance, our conduct can not gain our redemption or right standing with God.) WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS; WHO IS THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD, THE FIRSTBORN OF EVERY CREATURE”; (Jesus was the firstborn to overcome death and be resurrected. Did you animal lovers catch the “of every creature”?)
“FOR BY HIM, WERE ALL THINGS CREATED, THAT ARE IN HEAVEN, AND IN EARTH, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE, WHETHER THEY BE THRONES OR DOMINIONS, OR PRINCIPALITIES OR POWERS; ALL THINGS WERE CREATED BY HIM AND FOR HIM: AND HE IS BEFORE ALL THINGS, AND BY HIM ALL THINGS CONSIST!”
“AND HE IS THE HEAD OF THE BODY, THE CHURCH; (Not a building, US) WHO IS THE BEGINNING, THE FIRST BORN FROM THE DEAD: THAT IN ALL THINGS, HE MIGHT HAVE THE PREEMINENCE.”
“FOR IT PLEASED THE FATHER THAT IN HIM SHOULD ALL FULLNESS DWELL; AND HAVING MADE PEACE, THROUGH THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS, BY HIM TO RECONCILE ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF: BY HIM, I SAY, WHETHER THEY BE THINGS IN EARTH OR THINGS IN HEAVEN.
Reader, please stop; having now read and hopefully understood, what you have just read. Pay urgent attention to the following declaration. We have been wrongly taught, and have thus believed, that our sins separate us from God. This is true for those who have not been reconciled to God by the blood of Jesus. However, if you have made a decision to believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and have confessed with your mouth that He is Lord, you have been saved…
“AND YOU THAT WERE SOMETIME ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS YET NOW HATH HE RECONCILED; IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNPROVABLE IN HIS SIGHT; (COLOSSIANS 1:21 AND 22)
The beauty, simplicity and power of these words spoken into the mind of Paul, are unsurpassed in their eloquence and perfection. They simply and completely describe the gospel of Jesus in its entirety. Regardless of how your mind sees you, Jesus sees you as Holy, Blameless and Beyond Correction in His sight. Further, He is giving you a choice. The choice is free to you, but it was paid for and guaranteed by His Blood. You have been given the free will power to believe: YOUR MIND OR HIS SIGHT!
We have been taught that, only when we through our goodness, or lack of badness, achieve a certain level of righteousness; may we be blessed, or healed or have our prayers answered. If you have made a decision to believe His sight and not your mind, then continue in this magnificent proclamation of The Holy Spirit…
“IF YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED, (this means, not being a Kingdom Dwelling New Covenant Super Powered Christian one moment and a defeated condemned by your behavior, unbelieving, sniveling, dis-empowered wimp the next.) AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL, WHICH YE HAVE HEARD, AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN: WHEREOF, I PAUL HAVE BEEN MADE A MINISTER.”
This teaching is from Colossians chapter 1 verses 12 through 23.
Here are some promises that come with a decision to be fully persuaded that the above proclamation of God through the Holy Spirit, are true:
YOU ARE A JOINT HEIR WITH JESUS… (Romans 8:17)
YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE MEASURE OF FAITH…YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD AS A FREE GIFT AND NOT OF YOUR WORKS, SO THAT YOU HAVE FAITH, THAT IS INFINITE. (Romans 12:3, Ephesians 2:8and9, Galatians 3:20)
YOU ARE A NEW CREATION IN JESUS…OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY; BEHOLD, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW. AND ALL THINGS ARE OF GOD. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
When we make a decision to be fully persuaded, certain beyond the shadow of a doubt; that we have been translated into the kingdom of His Dear Son, the scriptures take on a whole new perspective and meaning. Consider:
“I BEHELD satan AS LIGHTNING FALL FROM HEAVEN. BEHOLD, I GIVE UNTO YOU POWER TO TREAD ON SERPENTS AND SCORPIONS, AND OVER ALL OF THE POWERS OF THE ENEMY! AND NOTHING SHALL IN ANYWISE HARM YOU. (Luke 10:18 Jesus is not speaking of snakes and scorpions; rather the strongest powers of the evil one, deceit and unbelief. This is a fantastic scripture to twist satan with. satan knows that this is a promise guaranteed to us by the BLOOD OF JESUS. So, the next time he messes with you; like speaking fear to you about anything, or telling you lies about your future, or annoying you with small foxes that spoil the vine, or getting you aggravated, or say getting you stuck in traffic, remind the defeated stench in God’s nostrils of this scripture and the event.
Imagine this scene in your mind, Jesus is on His throne watching satan fall “AS LIGHTNING FROM HEAVEN”. Remind the father of all lies, of the event, and ask him how loud the sonic boom was. Ask satan how high he bounced. Ask the burnt up canker worm how big a crater he made. When satan tries to get you in agreement that you are sick, or that you will never make it, or that you will never get it, he is describing your future to you, and he is trying to sell you a lie. You tell him about his future, that he will be thrown again, like last time, as lightning into a pit of burning sulfur where he and the unbelievers will join each other in unending, merciless pain and suffering without hope or mercy eternally separated from God. The difference is that you will be telling the truth.
“VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, WHATSOEVER YOU SHALL BIND ON EARTH SHALL BE BOUND IN HEAVEN: AND WHATSOEVER YOU SHALL LOOSE ON EARTH SHALL BE LOOSED IN HEAVEN.”
“AGAIN I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT IF ANY TWO OF YOU SHALL AGREE ON EARTH AS TOUCHING ANYTHING THAT THEY SHALL ASK, IT SHALL BE DONE FOR THEM OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.”
“FOR WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED IN MY NAME, THERE AM I, IN THE MIDST OF THEM.” (Matthew 18:18-20)
“HAVE FAITH IN GOD. FOR VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU THAT WHOSOEVER SHALL SAY UNTO THIS MOUNTAIN, BE THOU REMOVED AND BE THOU CAST INTO THE SEA; AND DOES NOT DOUBT IN HIS HEART, BUT BELIEVES THAT THOSE THINGS WHICH HE SAITH SHALL COME TO PASS, HE SHALL HAVE WHATSOEVER HE SAITH.”
“THEREFORE I SAY UNTO YOU, WHAT THINGS SOEVER YOU DESIRE, WHEN YE PRAY, BELIEVE THAT YE RECEIVE THEM AND YE SHALL HAVE THEM.” (Mark 11:22-24)
“VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME, THE WORKS THAT I DO SHALL HE DO ALSO; AND GREATER THAN THESE SHALL HE DO; BECAUSE I GO UNTO MY FATHER. AND WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK IN MY NAME, THAT WILL I DO THAT THE FATHER MAY BE GLORIFIED IN THE SON. IF YE SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME, I WILL DO IT.” (John 14-12-14)
“HITHERTO, YOU HAVE ASKED NOTHING IN MY NAME: ASK, THAT YOU MAY RECEIVE, THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE FULL”. (John 15:26)
You may be asking yourself, if these promises are truth and Jesus really meant them, why do Christians suffer the same problems as non-Christians? The answer is in the scriptures…
“FOR AS MANY AS ARE OF THE WORKS OF THE LAW (Trying to please God by your performance, by being good or not being bad. Trying to keep the Old Covenant Law of Moses which never applied to Christians anyway, Ephesians 2:12) ARE UNDER THE CURSE. FOR IT IS WRITTEN, CURSED IS EVERYONE THAT CONTINUETH NOT IN ALL THINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW TO DO THEM. BUT THAT NO MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW IN THE SIGHT OF GOD IS EVIDENT: FOR THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” (Galatians 3:10and11)
Galatians 3:10 is not hard to understand. The Holy Spirit speaking through Paul, made it very clear, if we are trying to please God by being good, we must be absolutely perfect; we must keep every commandment and attached ordinance in our hearts and in our minds and never commit ANY sin of any kind. If we fail in the attempt. We are condemned because we have rejected the Grace of the New Covenant, for the impossible standard of the old. In the following teaching the Holy Spirit eliminates any doubt.
“CHRIST IS BECOME OF NO EFFECT UNTO YOU, WHOSOEVER ARE JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW… YOU HAVE FALLEN FROM GRACE.” (Galatians 5:4)
Many of you are now asking, WHAT ABOUT SIN? This is the first question that surfaces when the New Covenant is taught. Here is the answer: In the following scripture, Paul is writing about Jesus…
“BLOTTING OUT THE HANDWRITING OF ORDINANCES THAT WAS AGAINST US, WHICH WAS CONTRARY TO US, AND TOOK IT OUT OF THE WAY, NAILING IT TO THE CROSS: HAVING SPOILED PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS, HE MADE A SHOW OF THEM OPENLY TRIUMPHING OVER THEM IN IT.” (Colossians 2: 14 and 15)
In the following scripture Paul is speaking of God’s will for us in Jesus…
“BY THE WHICH WILL WE ARE SANCTIFIED THROUGH THE OFFERING OF THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST, ONCE FOR ALL.” (Hebrews 10L:10)
Now that we have entered into a relationship of Grace (God’s willingness ability and power to do those things for us, that we can not or will not do for ourselves.) through Faith (living one moment at a time, with joyful expectation of the things which we can not see), and unlike our carnal system, we are on an honor system with God; should we sin? The same Apostle to whom God through the Holy Spirit revealed the teachings of the New Covenant answers this question in several scriptures. Consider:
WHAT SHALL WE SAY THEN? SHALL WE CONTINUE IN SIN, THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND? GOD FORBID, HOW SHALL WE WHO ARE DEAD TO SIN, LIVE ANY LONGER THERE IN? (This Scripture literally translated is something like… Should we let sin abound, HELL NO! … Romans 6:1and2)
If you need more explanation about how we are to live under grace, the author recommends the entire third chapter of the letter to the church at Col lose. We are the examples of God known and writ of all men. Our lives should be an example to all of the Goodness, Mercy and above all Love of our God. But our behavior should be an act of our love for Him and not for the fear of punishment. We can never please God by operating out of fear of His wrath. Fearing God in the Biblical sense means to respect and to honor him.
“FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST CONSTRAINS US.” (2 Corinthians 5:14)
JESUS HAS PAID THE PRICE COMPLETELY FOR US. HE HAS TRANSLATED US INTO HIS KINGDOM, THE INCREASE OF WHICH, THERE SHALL BE NO END. GOD CHOSE US, IN JESUS, BEFORE THE WORLDS WERE FRAMED; TO WALK BEFORE HIM HOLY, BLAMELESS AND UNREPROVABLE. HAVING BEEN RECONCILED TO HIM BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS. THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS WE HAVE BEEN ADOPTED INTO THE HOLY FAMILY OF GOD. THIS WAS HIS PLAN FOR US BEFORE THE WORLDS WERE FRAMED.
NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY LONG FOR US TO ACCEPT THEIR FREE GIFT, GOD AND JESUS CANNOT MAKE DECISIONS FOR US. THEY CANNOT MAKE US BELIEVE. WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE FREE WILL CHOICE.
WILL YOU CHOOSE TO BELIEVE YOUR MIND, OR HIS SIGHT?