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EVERLASTING KINDNESS

PEACE FROM GOD TOWARD MANKIND

By Prashanth J

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EVERLASTING KINDNESS - VOLUME I
Preface - My Testimony
D
isclaimer

How Do You Know God is Not Angry?
 

EVERLASTING KINDNESS - VOLUME II

Should We Continue In Sin?

Righteousness of God by Faith

 

EVERLASTING KINDNESS

VOLUME I

 

Preface

My Testimony

      

Since a long time I had been praying for the gospel truth to be revealed, and for a long time I was living a normal Christian life.  My background, as most know, is a Catholic by birth.  I lived a very conservative life.  The views of my parents’ too were very conservative.  I grew up believing and being taught that God was helpless against the powers of witchcraft, and there was turmoil and chaos in the family all the while.  My childhood too did not experience the normal childhood that one would experience, all I knew was hatred and misery.  I didn’t grow up in love and always longed for love and always had a lack.  Even my dad was ill-treated by his brothers and one day my dad’s brother called my dad over the phone on his birthday and started laughing.  On enquiring the reason for the laughter, my uncle, my dad’s brother, stated that he had once wanted to see my dad as a beggar on the street.  Just think of that.  I am not ashamed of sharing my story, cause I love Jesus too much to be ashamed.  In the same manner, when I was still young, my dad called me an orphan and stated that I didn’t have anybody but God.  Since then, whenever my parents would scold me I would lock myself in my room crying, “My God, I have no one but you.”  There are many other sufferings I went through that would shock some of you, but I wouldn’t want to at this time.  I even tried to commit suicide at one point of time in 1997, but I heard His unusual, but calm voice, saying, “My son, do not do this, I am with you. Do not be afraid.”  This drew me to more despair, cause I had heard the voice of God.  But, the more I tried to pray, the more sinful I felt, and instead of helping me, it blew me out of my mind.  I told God, “You will not allow me to live nor die in peace.  You either answer me now or I will take some drastic measure.”  I really did not know what I would do but I was prepared to take rat poison, it was then, amazingly, that a friend invited my own dad to an AG Church, who in turn asked me to pay a visit.  I still don’t understand how my dad allowed me to go there, but I readily went.  When I reached the Church in July 1997, it was a Sunday, and they were singing my favorite song, ‘You are my hiding place’ and the message was about the relationship of God and man and what Jesus had done.  Since then I have seen amazingly my life and situations change, even though I still had struggles.  I have been able to forgive my dad, whom for years I couldn’t, but by the revelation of His love I was able to do that.  Today, that same dad states that 50 years of his life has been wasted and that I have brought peace in the family.  Wow!!! What an amazing God.  This dad of mine has been touched by the same teachings that I am writing to you.  I pray that you too might experience the power that has been granted to them that believe in the pure and precious Word of God.

 

Disclaimer

 

You might be thinking what kind of message is this that I am sharing with you.  Well, it is a truth that has blessed my life.  It is not some teaching that is shared by me alone but is a truth from a ministry which has blessed a lot of people and has transformed the way I think and has changed my lifestyle and that of my family as well.

*PLEASE NOTE *

EVERY QUOTE FROM SCRIPTURE HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM KJV AMP VERSION OR King James 1611, http://BibleStudyPro.com.

WHATEVER HAS BEEN WRITTEN IS NOT TO DIVERT FROM THE PRECIOUS AND PURE WORD OF GOD.  EVERY CARE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO PRESENT THE WORD OF GOD AS IT IS.  IT IS MY SINCERE PRAYER THAT YOU STUDY THE WORD FOR YOURSELF AND LET THE TRUTH SET YOU FREE.  I BELIEVE THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU GROW IN THE TRUTH AND ALSO IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.  DON’T BLINDLY READ, BUT STUDY IT FOR YOURSELF.  I AM SURE YOU WILL BE BLESSED.                                    

BRO. IN CHRIST
PRASHANTH J

 

First of all, many of us avoid the topic of God because we feel it means we have a lot to sacrifice.  May be our love for girls, or love for fun, etc.  But, let me tell you, you have lost sight of God’s love for you.  How many of us really seek after the things of God?  We might say we believe in Jesus, but when the moment of test comes are we ready to believe in Jesus?  Jesus says in John 14:1 Let not your hearts be troubled, but we are always in worry, in doubt, in fear.  Are we true examples?  Are we living up to the expectation God has for us?  I’m sure most of our answers would be no.  Let this love of God so revolutionize your life that you will live each moment for Him and Him alone. Amen.

Jhn 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

17 For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but that the `world through Him might be saved.

We might have read this so many times, but have we pondered on the love of God and the death of His son, Jesus Christ?  

Eph 2:3 “We were by nature the children of wrath.”  That means, how ever good you were, by nature, you were destined for the wrath of God; a people destined for hell.

Rom 3:10 “There is no one righteous, No, not one.”

Again Rom 3:23 states, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

God was terribly angry with the nature of sin and waged war against it.  All this war was meted out on Jesus in Isa 53 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath neither form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation?  For he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.  And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.  He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.  Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.  This was fulfilled in none other than Jesus Christ Himself.  Jesus said in Matt 20:28 Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.  And again in Jhn 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Many of us do not consider or think that we require salvation.  We, sometimes feel that we are good and can somehow attain salvation by works.  Rom 3:27 Are we justified by the law? No, but by the law of faith.  Here, understand that the love of God is not based on performance.  Rom 5:1 says we are justified by faith. 

Again Eph 2:6 Ye are saved by grace through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.  Rom 8:8 says that they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  So do you think that anyone can please God? No, absolutely not.  Then how can one be saved at all, if God is so dead against sin and if he is warring against us Because of sin? 

Rom 1:18-19 says that the wrath of God has already been revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness.  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them, so that no one is without excuse.  It is true because all of us have a witness on the inside of us which confesses that God is one and that there is only one truth.  Most of us have this witness when we have nothing to do.  Haven’t you asked yourself many times, “What is the use of life?  Why am I here, etc.?”  This is when we avoid these questions because we feel it is pointless and then try to get some entertainment and say we are bored.  Deut 4:29 says that you will find Me when you search for me with all your heart.  How many of us truly seek after the things of God?  Just because you enroll yourself in a church and listen to each and every message and participate in all the activities, it doesn’t mean you truly understand the love of God for your life and are sincere in all your actions and thoughts toward Him.  I know many of you have corrupted minds and indulge in thoughts that are evil, but still God loves you. 

Read 2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God.

 

How Do You Know God is Not Angry?

 

Luke 2:14 says, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Again, Eph 2:14 says, “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of two one new man, so making peace;

Is 40:1-2 says, “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she hath received of the

Lord’s hand double (pardon) for all her sins.

What wonderful news!!!  This doesn’t talk of only Jerusalem, but the Israel of God, who are the true believing Christians.  Oh, once you hear this truth you should be excited my brothers and sisters.  I am certainly excited.  How good to know that all my sins are forgiven, that God has waged a war against sin by sending His only begotten Son, Jesus, into the world to die for us.  Also, that he not only paid a price, but a double price.  Halleluiah!!!

Eze 36:22-32 talks about sins being forgiven, and that we will be clean.

Eze 36:21 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.

Eze 36:22 - Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this  for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.

Eze 36:23 - And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

Eze 36:24 - For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

Eze 36:25 - Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

Eze 36:26 - A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

This is confirmed by Eph 4:23, 24 Be renewed in your mind; and put on the new man which after God is created in true righteousness and holiness.  Notice that the new man and the new heart is referring to the born again experience of John: 3:3.  John 3:6 says that which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Again, 2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.  This is nothing but a new birth, and you are no more in the flesh, but you are a spirit being.  Halleluiah.  I will talk about this in a series called ‘Spirit, Soul and Body’ later.  This will open your understanding more.

Eze 36:27 - And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.  This talks about Joel 2:28, 29 which talks about God pouring His Spirit upon all flesh.  This was eventually fulfilled in Acts 2 on the day of Pentecost, after Jesus rose from the dead.  The Holy Spirit is given after baptism by the laying of hands Acts 8:16,17.  Now you see that this is the true meaning of salvation and what God has done, seeing that we cannot save ourselves on our own; for all our righteousness is but filthy rags in the sight of God Isa 64:6.  Isn’t this too wonderful?  But you have to believe, for this is what the word says.  Again, according to Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  This is an awesome truth that will bless you.  Oh! How excited I am to write about this wonderful Truth!!!  But, only, we should acknowledge Him as our only Lord and Savior.

Continue reading Eze 36:28 - And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Eze 36:29 - I will also save you from all your uncleanness: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.

Eze 36:30 - And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.

Eze 36:31 - Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.

Eze 36:32 - Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.

Did you know that the gospel in Greek was rarely used and was used only after the good news about Jesus was preached?  The actual meaning of gospel is ‘Too Good to Be True News.’  Isn’t this wonderful?  It is for this reason that Paul writes in Rom 1:16 - For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Further more, Ps 32:1-2 says, “Blessed is the man whose transgression is covered, whose sin is forgiven.

2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputes not iniquity, and in whose Spirit there is no guile.

Isa 59:16 - And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.  We needed a super duper miracle to save us, according to Rom 8:8, 3:23 and 6:23.  So, God in His everlasting kindness saved us with his own mighty arm.  How wonderful our God is.  Just knowing this will bless you so much by just thinking about it daily that you won’t get depressed, you won’t have to worry about life, and you don’t have to commit suicide.  All you need to do is love him back and not run away from him.  If you still choose to run away, you are worse than the worst person who ever lived on the earth, even worse than Hitler.

Last few references I would like to give to you to confirm this truth is Isa 45:17 Salvation is forever.

Isa 51:8 - Salvation is from generation to generation.

Isa 54:8 - In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

Isa 54:9 - For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.  

This is telling us that just as the God swore that the waters will no more cover the earth and was sealed with the rainbow; so, also, God will establish His covenant of peace and that He will no more be angry with us.  Oh! How I’m blessed to know this truth.

Isa 54:10 - For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

Again Jer 31:31-34

Jer 31:31 - Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

Jer 31:32 - Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that  I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:  

Jer 31:33 - But this shall be  the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel;  After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Jer 31:34 - And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD:

For they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Finally, let us turn to Heb 9:1-28.  This indicates and is a fulfillment of what Christ did in Isa 53, that Christ’s sacrifice was the perfect sacrifice, and that He entered once into the Holy of holies, neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained Eternal Redemption for us.  

Notice that Eternal Redemption has been purchased, that our iniquities and sins have been pardoned.

Heb 10:10 – 14

10 By the which we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.  Here we understand that Jesus died once and only once.

11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take

away sins:  In olden times no sacrifice was able to take away sins.

12 But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever sat down on the right hand of God.  Why would Jesus, a priest after the order of Melchisedek in Ps 110:4, would sit down forever on the right hand of God?  A priest normally has to perform sacrifices, but since there was no more sacrifice left to be done for sins; according to Isa 40:2 the Lord has paid double for her sins.

That is why Jesus is sitting down on the right hand side of God.  Wow!!! How marvelous.

13 From henceforth expecting His enemies be made His footstool.

14.  For by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified.

Wow!!! Did you know that?  We are perfected forever.  Amen.

It is also a fulfillment of Isa 43:25 and Jer 31:34 which says that God will not remember our sins anymore.  Sins have been forgiven forever.  And now we have peace with God, according to Luke 2:14. 

There is now no condemnation to them that are in Christ, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.  Amen and Halleluiah.

I think that these are enough references to make you believe that God is ever-loving and ever-compassionate and that he has forgiven you and is no more angry with us.  You don’t have to hereafter consider yourself a sinner anymore; forever forgiven and forever saved. 

 

Other References

Isa 14:1,3,6,7, Isa 25, Isa 26:1-5, Isa:43:25, Isa 44:5, Is 45:21-23, Isa 48:9-11, Isa 45:17, Isa 49:6.8-16,22.  Isa 51:1-22, Isa 52:3,5-10;Isa 53, Is 54:1-17, Isa 55:1-13, Isa 56:1, Isa 60, 62, 63:4, 5; Isa 65:16-25, Jer 29:11,13; Jer:31:31-34.

These references are more than sufficient to prove that God is not angry anymore.

Halleluiah.  Praise the Lord!!!  Hope this has blessed you.

 

 

EVERLASTING KINDNESS

VOLUME II

 

Now that you know that God loves you according to Isa 40:1,2, Eph 2:14-16, Heb 9, Heb 10:10-14.  How wonderful, how precious, how awesome!!!  For many years, I suffered in unforgiveness and hatred.  Hatred of my life, hatred toward my family, my situation, and I used to vent frequently and curse everyone who hurt me.  I have even made statements against God and feel so undeserving of His love today, dear brothers and sisters in Christ.  When my dad called me an orphan, I remember what it played on my mind.  When a colleague of mine told me, “You’re such a sad person that who will marry you, when my only offense was that I said I don’t have a girlfriend and that I believe in friends.  Others used to tease me saying that I was not sportive, and that I was a godly person.  Was that something wrong for trying to be a good Christian?  Another friend accused me of misbehavior at an age when I did not have any infatuations.  After suffering all this shame and ridicule, there was no way I was suited to live normally.  My mom used to tell me that I was the incarnation of the devil for being mischievous, and my dad used to tell me that I had an evil spirit inside of me.  According to human standards I am not meant to be a normal person.  For years, I couldn’t understand the meaning of all this.  All I could do was cry, saying, “Lord I don’t want to live.  I want to know you.  And then the thought of being a sinner drew me to even more misery.  How many of you are there like this?  How many of you have faced rejection?  At one time, my dad accused me of murdering my mom – the one I loved so dearly just because I married Suja; that too an arranged marriage?  You may think how is it possible to forgive such a person?  I have my friends.  I did not commit suicide as most of you would have done in that situation.  When my dad tried to create a lot of misunderstanding and even tried to separate me from my wife after being married for 6 long years and after having a 3 ½ year old son, I did not give in, because I knew God hated divorce.  It could have been easy to divorce, because it was an easy option and even I was not happy.  It doesn’t mean just because you have stopped loving your wife of your youth, for whatever reason, you can divorce her.  Do we think what will happen to their life after divorce?  Do you think society will accept them?  Or should they continue living their lives with the thought that they have had a broken marriage?  Once upon a time, there was love in the family, and it was good.  Just because we are not satisfied, it doesn’t mean we do whatever we feel like. It takes a lot of effort, a lot of courage.  May be it feels bad, may be it hurts, but in that is victory, in that is deliverance.  This love of God has compelled me for so many times and will compel me for the rest of my life as long as I live.  Halleluiah!  As Paul writes in Eph 3:18-19 That you may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.  This love of God is such a mystery, but when you understand it will revolutionize your life.  Today, our youth are hopeless, sensuous, confused and badly misguided.  Today, I am happy for my struggles, for if I did not struggle, I would not have known the love of God which supersedes every imagination.  Even, I would like to take the example of Joyce Meyer, whom you all know.  Even she was sexually abused by her own dad for close to 17 years, before she was delivered.  How do you think she managed to forgive her dad if she did not know this incomprehensible love of God?  Now, how greatly is the Lord using her worldwide to share his love with us?  Now, thinking of love being shared, God did not create you because He was lonely, but because God is love and love is not selfish, but has to be shared: God wanted to share His love with us.  Can you imagine this? Now, coming back to the question:

 

Should We Continue In Sin?

 

This is very powerful.  I pray this will help you.  I am again not advocating sin.  There are still things that I strictly follow to keep myself from falling prey to the Devil and his schemes.  But what I am trying to tell you is that God loves you the way you are and gave His life to save you.  God’s love is never limited to your performance, according to Ro 11:29 which states that the gifts and calling of God come without repentance.  Again, in JO 15:16 Jesus states that we did not choose Him but He chose us that we should go and bear fruit, and that our fruit should remain.  All this indicates that God loves us too much that we should mess up.  To understand this truth about whether we need to sin, you need to read the entire chapters of Rom 5, 6, 7 & 8.  I would not go into the entire chapter of Rom 5, but let us read

Rom 5:6-21

6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  So, while we were yet sinners died for us!!!  How wonderful to know!!!

9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.   Here, we shall be saved from wrath through His blood.  This is too good to be true, but this is the truth.  It is not our righteousness, but the righteousness through faith, the faith of Christ, according to RO 3:22, (KJV amplified version).

10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.  There is no knowledge of sin when there is no law.

14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.  Notice here, that all this was just representing what was to come.

15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

How powerful, how wonderful to know that it is God’s grace that has abounded.  Again, Eph 2:8 You have been saved by grace, through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.  This entire chapter is self explanatory that by the death of Jesus Christ, His grace has abounded unto righteousness. 

This means that we have been made righteous by faith.  By faith, we have peace with God through Jesus Christ Rom 5:1.  Even we have to believe in His grace through faith.  Still, the question may arise, “If grace abounds, then should we sin?”  God forbid, otherwise Christ died in vain.  There is a greater thing that is hidden in a mystery that has been hidden for ages and which the God of this age has blinded, i.e., the Devil – 2 Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.  At the end of this message you should be able to understand this hidden mystery that was revealed to Paul the apostle.  To understand further, please read:


Rom 6:1-23

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

I will explain about this newness of life a little later in this message.  Now, please continue to read.

5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

Now, Rom 6:6-13 says that even though we have grace, we should not serve sin, because we have been freed from sin (Rom 6:7).  Of course, according to Deut 30:19, God has given us a choice, and by sinning we are empowering the Devil to have authority over our lives; that is the reason for a lot of problems today.  We all know and have all tried by our own efforts to fight against sin, but haven’t been able to do.  Even though we might be better than the other, but still we are not righteous, according to Rom 3:10.  Again, Rom 3:23 says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  Again Rom 6:23 states that the wages of sin is death.  So, I argue how is it possible to be delivered at all if it is based on performance.  Gal 5:4 says that whoever is justified by the law has fallen from grace.  And yet again, Jas 2:10 says whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 


Now, let us continue from Rom 6:14-23.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?  This is true that you are the slaves of whom you obey.  If you obey the devil you will see him overpower you throughout life.  The bible says in Jas 4:7 that we need to submit to God and then resist the devil and he will flee from us.  Most of us, in fact, have not truly submitted to God’s mighty hand who is able to deliver us.  That is why we are still suffering. Continue reading….

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.   Notice here that you have your fruit unto holiness already, and in the end everlasting life.  It has already been given to you the day you truly receive Jesus in your heart.  I will explain later in this message.

Continue reading from Ro 6:23

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Now, your argument is being proved correct that you have a choice and you should be angry with sin, because the fear of the Lord is to hate evil – Pr 8:13.  Please note that in everything that I am saying I am not advocating sin or giving a license for anyone to do that.  I am trying to only present a truth that, trust me, will bring joy and revelation about the word of God.  Even, until here, even though we have been freed from sin through the grace of Jesus, which He gave us through His death on the cross, we still have to be dead to sin, but alive in Christ (Rom 6:11).  Eph 2:1 says that we were already dead in trespasses.  God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Rom 5:8).  Yes brothers, Christ died for us.  If you have gone through the previous message of everlasting salvation, again, God is not angry with us anymore and we have been perfected forever (Heb 10:14).

I will take up a few verses in Rom 8 to point out another interesting truth.  Please study for yourselves.  It is awesome!!!

Firstly, Rom 8:6-8 says to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Fantastic!!!  Now read Rom 8:1-4 and 9

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us; who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Now, what does this mean, that there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit?

Again 2 Co 5:21 says that Jesus became sin for us who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God.  So, in other words we have become the righteousness of God.

 

Righteousness of God by Faith

 

There is now a righteousness of God, apart from the law that comes by the Faith of Jesus Christ – Rom 3:21-22 KJV Amp.  This is awesome truth!!!  Now there is a Faith of Jesus Christ, which I will be dealing later in another book.  Now, coming back to walking in the Spirit, read Rom 8:9-18

Rom 8:9-18

9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.   Notice that Ye are in the Spirit.  This is profound, I tell you.  If you understand this, it is the most profound truth you will ever come to know.  The entire bible will come alive.

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Isn’t now the true light dawning on you?  This is not a new truth my brothers and sisters in Christ.  Now, we are not just mere human beings, but a spirit being as you just saw in Rom 8:9.  Halleluiah!!!  Amen.  Notice, in Rom 8:16 it says that The Spirit bears witness with Our Spirit that we are the children of God.  So, there is something called The Spirit,which is The Holy Spirit, and Our Spirit, which is the spirit on the inside of us.

This spirit on the inside of us is nothing but the newness of life in Rom 6:4.  As I said, this is not a new teaching.  This is a fulfillment of Ezek 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.

The qualities of this spirit of man is mentioned in Eph 4:23,24 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.  Halleluiah!!!  Praise the Lord!!!  1 Pe 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Just look at this!!!  Even 1 Pe 3:4 confirms Eph 4:23, 24.  So, this is not my own teaching, that is, what the Word of God says.  Halleluiah!!!

This has been spoken of in Jer 31:31-34.

31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:

33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

And again, this is spoken of in Eze 36: 25-27:

25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

This talks about the new spirit or in other words, the new creation; the new birth.  John 1:12-13 says But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

This agrees with Rom 8:16-17 which says that the Spirit (Holy Spirit) agrees with our spirit that we are the children of God.  That is why the apostle Peter writes in 1Pe 2:9 Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

I know this is a long message, but very much I’m sure has blessed you.  Let us read John 3:1-10:

1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water (Baptism – Rom 6:3-4) and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

Now, the previous explanation refers to Eze 36:26.  All this refers to the new creation, the new birth 2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. 

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God Joh 1:13.  1Co 6:17 says he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.  Oh! This is awesome!!!  It is by faith that Christ dwells in you Eph 3:17.  The mystery that has been hidden for ages has been revealed to His saints (us), which is Christ in you Col 1:26-27.  Now all this is in our spirit, once we truly receive Jesus in our hearts, according to Rom 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

To accept Jesus in your heart, you have to feel the need, you have to long for him.  Unless you deny yourself and die to the world, you cannot be born again, you cannot receive Jesus in your heart Mt 16:24.

Finally, coming back to Eze 36:27:

27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

This is talking about the Holy Spirit, prophesied again in Joe 2:28-29 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

Even the new birth is of the Holy Spirit, as spoken by Jesus in John 3:6 that which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 

Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

The Holy Spirit is given by the laying of hands and after baptism Acts 8:15-17

15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:

16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized (immersion baptism) in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

 

The word ‘Baptism’ comes from the Greek word, ‘Baptizo’ which means to be fully wet.  This is a separate teaching and is important.  I will be dealing with this also later.

17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Once you receive the entire part of this new creation, then 2 Co 5:17 will be fulfilled and Rom 8:9 will also be fulfilled.  Praise the Lord for such an awesome truth.  Aren’t you now thankful to God for what he has done, and won’t you now be able to live for him according to Rom 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

But yet, first you need to be born again, i.e. to receive Jesus into your hearts.

May this truth bring revelation and set you free from every spiritual blindness and bondage of the Devil.

 

PRAISE THE LORD!!! HALLELUIAH!!!  AMEN AND AMEN AND AMEN!!!

 

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