For he has delivered us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. Colossians 1:13 & 14.
You can't be separated from God, even our mistakes he
prospers. That’s such good news and even with your lack of faith, nothing can
separate you from His goodness. Nothing can separate you from His favor,
nothing can separate you from ever blessing.
All the time, he knows the end from the beginning, he knows the decisions were making and he'll even take our decisions and make them turn out good. He never fails because the Telos the end of time is what it says is the fullness of Jesus Christ, so all of our ending is Christ.
So that's the journey that we're on. Challenge yourself to experience life right now. In the next life those situations don't matter, I care what's going on right now. I'm choosing to only focus on the glorious things that make me happy.
Father I ask for your presence to be revealed by love for each person who is reading here today. You make life worth living, your perfect glorious plan for all one humanity is being fulfilled in your presence. Your presence is in every word that you speak to me and to everyone you created.
Philippians 4:8 Now let this be your conclusive 1reasoning: consider that which is 2true about everyone as evidenced in Christ. Live 3overwhelmed by God’s opinion of you! Acquaint yourselves with the revelation of 4righteousness; realize God’s likeness in you. Make it your business to declare mankind’s redeemed 5innocence. Think 6friendship. Discover how 7famous everyone is in the light of the gospel; mankind is in God’s limelight! Ponder how 8elevated you are in Christ. Study 9stories that celebrate life. (MSB)
“Engage your thoughts with throne room realities where we are co-seated together with Christ!” The word 1logitsomai suggests a logical reasoning by taking everything into account; 2alethes, means that which was hidden, but is now uncovered; The word overwhelmed is, 3semnos, from sebomai, to revere, to adore. The word for righteousness is 4dikaios, from dikay, two parties finding likeness in each other, where there is no sense of inferiority, suspicion, blame, regret or pressure to perform. The gospel is the revelation of the righteousness of God; it declares how God succeeded to put mankind right with him. It is about what God did right, not what Adam did wrong. The word 5hagnos speaks of blameless innocence. The word 6prophileo, is exactly what it says, pro-friendship. The English word for famous is derived from the Greek word 7euphemos, from eu, well done, good and phemos; it means to be in the lime light, from phao, to shine; Jesus said, “you are the light of the world.” Just like a city set on a hill, your light cannot be hid. The word 8arete, is often translated, virtue, from airo, to raise up, to elevate; 9epainos, commendable, praise worthy, from epi, indicating continuous influence upon, and ainos, story. (MSB)
Colossians 3:3 Your union with his death broke the association with that world; see yourselves located in a fortress where your life is hidden with Christ in God! (MSB)
Romans 1:17 Herein lies the secret of the power of the Gospel; there is no good news in it until the righteousness of God is revealed! The dynamic of the gospel is the revelation of God’s faith as the only valid basis for our belief. The Prophets wrote in advance about the fact that God believes that righteousness reveals the life of our design. (MSB) “Righteousness by his God’s faith defines life.”
Ephesians 3:21 God is both the author and conclusion of the glory on display in the 1Ekklesia, mirrored in Christ Jesus. The encore continues throughout every generation, not only in this age but also in the countless ages to come. Amen! (MSB)
Paul speaks about the truth as it is embodied in Jesus. “The death of evil is announced in resurrection life.”
No matter how you mess up, he will restore, every day, every hour. He does turn messes for your benefit, give Him a chance.
Romans 8:28-30 (MSB) 28 Meanwhile we know that the love of God causes everything to mutually contribute to our advantage. His Master Plan is announced in our original identity. (Called according to his purpose, kaleo, meaning to surname, to identify by name.) 29 He pre-designed and engineered us from the start to be jointly fashioned in the same mold and image of his Son according to the exact blueprint of his thought. We see the original and intended pattern of our lives preserved in his Son. He is the firstborn from the same womb that reveals our genesis. He confirms that we are the invention of God. 30 Jesus reveals that we 1pre-existed in God; he 2defined us. He 3rendered us innocent and also 4adorned us with splendor and esteem.
The word 1prohorisen from prohoritso, pre-defined, like when an architect draws up a detailed plan. Then 2ekalesen from kaleo, to surname, identify by name. The verb, 3edikaiosen is in the Aorist Active form from dikaioo, to declare righteous and innocent. The Aorist presents an occurrence in summary, viewed as a whole from the outside, almost like a snapshot of the action. Also, 4edoxasen from doxazō; we have been adorned with splendor and glory. He redeemed our innocence and restored the glory we lost in Adam. du Toit, Francois. Mirror Study Bible
John 1:13 These are the ones who discover their genesis in God, beyond their natural conception! This is not about our blood lineage or whether we were a wanted- or unwanted-child; this is about our God-begotteness. We are his dream come true and not the invention of our parents. You are indeed the greatest idea that God has ever had! We come from above. (MSB)
Look up John 3:3-13 We were also born anew when he was raised from the dead!
1 Peter 1:2-3 (MSB) 2 Your original identity is defined by what God, the Father of mankind has always cherished about you; how your pre-Adamic innocence would be preserved in the prophetic word, and redeemed through the obedience of Jesus Christ, and the effect of the sprinkling of his blood. Realizing his grace and peace exceeds any definition of contradiction or reward. 3 So let us boast about it and bless the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with articulate acclaim! We were born anew, when Jesus was raised from the dead! He reconnected us to our original genesis. This new birth endorses and celebrates the 3expectation of the ages; God’s eternal love dream concludes in life!
His resurrection co-reveals our common genesis as well as our redeemed innocence.
Romans 4:25 Here is the equation: He was handed over 1because of our short failings [our fallen mindset]; he was raised because we were declared righteous! His resurrection is the official receipt to our acquittal. (MSB)
Acts 17:31 “In the resurrection, God gave proof to the redeemed innocence of mankind; the “day and the person” prophesied was fulfilled in Jesus.” (MSB)
See this truth, no wonder then that he is not ashamed to call us his siblings!
Hebrews 2:11 Because both he who carried out the rescue mission, as well as those whom he saved and restored to innocence, 1originate from the same source. He proudly introduces them as members of his immediate family. (MSB) We share the same origin source, henos [one] pantes [everyone], and, “In him we live and move and have our being, we are indeed his offspring!”
Romans 3:23-24 (MSB) 23 Mankind is in the same boat; their 1distorted behavior is proof of a 2lost 3blueprint. 24 While the law proved mankind's dilemma, the grace of God announces the same mankind's redemption in Jesus Christ! Their blameless innocence is a free gift! The gift-principle puts the idea of reward out of business! There is no exception - this belongs to every single person, Jew and Gentile alike! Mankind's righteousness is now redeemed. Jesus Christ is proof of God’s grace gift; he redeemed the glory of God in human life; mankind condemned in the language of religion, is now mankind justified in the language of the gospel!
Acts 17:28-30 (MSB) 28 So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose. 29 For he knew all about us before we were born and he destined us, sealed us with God’s mark upon us, from the beginning to share the likeness of his Son. This means the Son is the oldest among a vast family of brothers and sisters who will become just like him. 30 Having determined our destiny ahead of time, he called us to himself and transferred his perfect righteousness to everyone he called. And those who possess his perfect righteousness he co-glorified with his Son!
We know that all things work together for good! Right! Do people know that all things work together for good? I’m hope everyone gets the message.
The translators, start adding “to those who love God.” See it's only for those people who love God. No. As the religious church tried to control the people, they added to it in many Bible. Please do your research for a truly better translation. Todays is the Mirror Study Bible.
You see the problem is the Jews did the same thing, they said “God is only for us.” God never said that. You can read in the old testament where strangers came in, visitors of other nations, Ruth/Esther story all could come to God. They added rules and regulations God never thought of.
The law disqualified five women: Tamar, Rehab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary Jesus mother. God made all things work together for good in His destiny plan for each woman. For their shame they received double honor. God has a destiny plan for each and every person on this planet, be careful how you see. Are you seeing people from the tree of good and evil? It needs to be from the Tree of Life. If you are telling me you are a Christian then you are not to judge or condemn, you are only to love all the faces in front of you, all the hurting, all the destitute, no matter what they do.
Now I'm going to show you there is even truth, scripture examples are over and over and over. So, to those who are called according to his purpose, that are called by his surname and that means there's one name, that's above every name and we're all included in that name, so we're all in.
This is what he's saying: So, he makes all things work together for what? Our good. So, can he use our mistakes to work together for our good? Yes. We need to see he still makes it good.
Think about it, he did all this for each person that didn’t believe in him. From the moment they were conceived. He does it for every person all their life.
Pick someone and look at their life. They don’t know Christ but they are blessed, they change things about themselves because some thing happened to them. Then He says “what shall we say to these things, if God is for us who can be against us”? So, he makes all things work together for your good and for his purpose, God is for you.
See the divine power they see, the power that conquers anything else, then nothing can stand in His way, even you. Isn't that awesome, he's for you, he'll never be against you. He's for you, does our behavior stop him from being for you? No! Does your lack of faith stop him from being for you? No!
Have you really loved God? How many have ever loved God with all your heart, mind and soul? How many have ever done that? None right, that doesn't mean he stop his blessing to you. Nothing can be against you, no situation can be against you, no person can be against you, nothing.
John 3:17 God has no intention to condemn anyone - he sent his Son, not to be the Judge but the Savior of the world. (MSB) He rescued it!
He who did not spare his own son but delivered him up for us all. Shall he not freely give us all things freely, it’s a gift. How many things? All things so whatever you're in need of is he going to give it to you freely? Believe he will help pay your rent; does he want you to have a roof over your head? Yes, He does. If you keep saying I don’t have the money, or are angry and not thankful how will it come? Trust, ask, believe he will do it, even before you see it.
He sees the final condition so whatever you need he's already said yes and amen to. It's yours enjoy it. You can ask freely for what you need. Don’t be begging God, but believe you receive when you talk with him. This makes your problems look a little smaller doesn't it. He's for you, he gives it for the asking. Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? That's a rhetorical question. If God's for you there's nothing, not one thing, not anything that could ever be against you. It's God who justifies or says “hey I've justified you”. I've made you righteous, who has he condemned? Another rhetorical question. It's Christ who died and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God who makes intercession for us. Remember He sat down is now ruling with love.
Romans 8:34 What further ground can there possibly be to condemn mankind? In his death he faced our judgment; in his resurrection he reveals our righteousness; the implications cannot be undone! He now occupies the highest seat of authority as the executive of our redemption in the throne room of God. (MSB)
Who then is left to condemn us? Certainly not Jesus, the Anointed One! For he gave his life for us, and even more than that, he has conquered death and is now risen, exalted, and enthroned by God at his right hand. So how could he possibly condemn us since he is continually praying for our triumph?
Philippians 1:18-19 (MSB) 18 I am thrilled! Christ is the topic of conversation everywhere! Even the negative publicity continues to advertise him! 19 I can just see how the Spirit of Jesus Christ, like a 1conductor of music, takes all of this together with your prayers and turns it into a concert that celebrates salvation!
It may feel like a potter’s wheel, the same test or trial over and over again. Or a crucible melting pot, melting out the pain, sorrow, the trauma you feel, helping you to get past the past and move forward. God’s loving plan is for all humanity. Christ who died and rose made a way so that even death can't be against you. His plan for you is eternal, eternal life with Him. He wants you to know Him in this life not just the next. He wants you to leave a glorious legacy to your life.
He's saying your current situations maybe rough for you now but everything works together for your good. He's got a master plan and it's going to work. No matter what it looks like he will heal your heart if you let him come close, he will replace the loss of home, job, health. He will do whatever is needed to make it happen, see and believe his love. Picture restoration in your mind.
King David encouraged himself and I encourage myself in the Lord. He's trying to direct us to Christ who died, so even at death he overcame. He is at the right hand of God and makes intercession for us. He's making intercession for us as we speak that is awesome, he's doing it right now.
We are not separate from the love of Christ, not tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril or shame. You were more than conquerors in this, so whatever it is he's already conquered it for you, we just walk into it.
God can use our failure, lack of faith or any of these other lies, to help us see that the only sin that was ever committed in humanity was the killing of Jesus. Were you alive then NO?
Paul Young said that God reconciled meaning “He has restored us to friendship with God.” The cosmos and you were found in him before the creation of the world. Most of us were taught that sin could separate you from God. Every day or every other day. If you don’t ask forgiveness your doomed, this can’t be. I don’t remember everyone I was angry at as baby, child, teen, young adult, adult, way before I came to know Jesus. When I came to know Jesus, he forgave my past, present and future. He did it for all before the creation of the world. If it is before the foundation it is before you were born or created. Your already forgiven. Believe he loves you.
Paul's revelation is that nothing could separate us. We already killed God who came in the flesh. The greatest mistake we as humanity could ever do, was to kill the Messiah. He came to reveal the love of God to us, he forgave us, he reconciled all of creation, that is everything. Nothing was left out of the reception of God. God redeemed the whole created universe that is in our time created world. Remember “the death of evil is announced in Resurrection Life.”
2 Corinthians 5:19 (MSB) Our ministry declares that Jesus did not act independently of his Father. God was present in Christ when he reconciled the total 1cosmos to himself. Deity and mankind embraced in him; the fallen state of mankind was deleted; their trespasses would no longer count against them! He now announces his friendship with every individual from within us!
The incarnation did not separate the Father from the Son and the Spirit. In him dwells the fullness of God in a human body.
Colossians 2:9 In him, all the fullness of 1Deity 2resides in a human body! He proves that human life is tailor-made for God! (The word, 1theotes, godhead/deity, is feminine. Jesus exhibits what the Father, Son and Spirit is like, in human form. The word 2katoikeō means to dwell in, to inhabit. While the expanse cannot measure or define God, their detailed likeness is displayed in human skin.
As a human person, Jesus felt the agony of fallen mankind on the cross when he echoed Psalm 22, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me! Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?” But then in verse 24, David declares triumphantly: “He has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.” The word, 1cosmos in the NT refers to the entire human family.)
In other words, it was through the Anointed One that God was shepherding the world, not even keeping records of their transgressions, and he has entrusted to us the ministry of opening the door of reconciliation to God.
The Greek is “God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them.” “who has restored us to friendship with God.” We are to be ambassadors for Christ means that we are his diplomatic agents of the highest rank sent to represent King Jesus and authorized to speak on his behalf. We are the voice of heaven to the earth, invested with royal power through the name of Jesus and authority of his blood.
We killed perfect love, He responded with perfect forgiveness and reconciliation for everybody.
Romans 5:3-6 (MSB) 3 Our blissful boasting in him remains uninterrupted in times of trouble; we know that pressure reveals patience. Tribulation does not have what it takes to nullify what hope knows we have! 4 Patience provides 1proof of every positive expectation. (1dokimos, proof. Thayer Definition: scrutinized and accepted, particularly of coins and money.) 5 This kind of hope does not disappoint; the gift of the Holy Spirit completes our every expectation and ignites the love of God within us like an artesian well. 6 God’s timing was absolutely perfect; mankind was at their weakest when Christ died their death.
The Holy Spirit is an outpouring not an in-pouring! Ekxeo, to pour out.
We can’t in our efforts save ourselves! He already made a way for you it is done He's in!
So now “having already been declared righteous.” What bliss! We are declared righteous in the eyes of the Holy God. This is the wonder of grace! Doesn’t he make our mistakes prosper? God takes some of our biggest failures and turn them into our greatest blessings. Look into your life and see this truth.
Romans 5:20-21 (MSB) 20 The presence of the law made no difference, instead it merely highlighted the offence; but where sin increased, grace superseded it. 21 Death provided sin its platform and power to reign from; now grace has taken over sovereignty through righteousness to introduce un-threatened life under the Lordship of Jesus Christ over us. A simple equation: We were not made sinners by our own disobedience; neither were we made righteous by our own obedience. The same humanity represented in the one-man Adam, is triumphantly represented in the one-man Jesus Christ! Adam’s transgression no longer holds the human race hostage.
God’s grace is superabundant, but then adds the prefix, huper (“hyper”) making grace huperperisseuō, which could be translated super-hyper-abundant grace! There is an endless mercy of grace, for mercy triumphs over judgment, that has been opened for us in Christ through the veil! Everyone now has direct access and direct indwelling of the presence of God.
Some call it sloppy agape or greasy grace. If it's not sloppy agape and greasy grace, it's not grace.
Yes, I'm with Paul way far to the right of hyper grace. I'm all grace and you should be too, because if it has any part with what you can boast of it's not grace. It's by grace. If it's by works then by works you made it totally by works or bragging. It says that no man can boast, so where sin abounded, it's not your behavior, even the distorted grace was grace. The greatest sin in the world was done by the people who were killing Jesus. Which as a side note had to happen so that the old temple system would be abolished? Jesus said on the cross, “forgive them.”
The dark ages were a disaster for the catholic leaders around 400 AD started telling the people they were going to hell if they didn’t accept Christ and follow their rules. The people were so condemned that they couldn’t see God loving them at all. Their hearts were broken to a point where there was no way out. The power of the church lied, condemned, stole, dictated their lives in the most horrible ways thus called the “dark ages.” Saint Augustine was a bad leader of the colleges. They brought is worse controls than the Sadducee's and Pharisees. Their rules were too hard to live by. We are all free in Christ to sin no more. Go out and do good for his love will never leave you. Stop hearing he want to control. He wants you to see with the eyes of love.
The law will always persecute grace. You know that’s right. I’m trying to share the good news with you right now. If you are having a violent reaction it’s because I've taken away that your everything. I've taken away your rights by saying yes to God. You have worked so hard to keep the rules, laws, saying yes, bending your knee. I'm in and they're not!
Wasn’t that the exclusive down fall of the Old Covenant and Jewish religious leaders keeping the congregation out and not letting them enter into the Kingdom of God. God works for you.
Matthew 23:13 (TPT) “Great sorrow awaits you religious scholars and you Pharisees—such frauds and pretenders! You do all you can to keep people from experiencing the reality of heaven’s kingdom realm. Not only do you refuse to enter in, you also forbid anyone else from entering in!
The Hebrew in Matthew is “You have hidden the keys of knowledge and shut the kingdom of heaven from the children of men.”
This is the revelation of Jesus Christ that he came and redeemed all people His work not yours.
Psalm 9:7-8 7 the Lord of eternity, our mighty God, lives and reigns forever! He sits enthroned as King ready to render his verdicts and judge all with righteousness. 8 He will issue his decrees of judgment, deciding what is right for the entire world, dispensing justice to all.
We can see that judgement isn’t always a bad judgement. When God see his covenant with Christ he gives to all men.
We can see that the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ is for every human that has ever breathed on planet earth. You think you are so special, think again. Every person was created by God, he says He is the author and finisher of our faith, everyone’s faith. Everyone is Special!
Hebrews 12:1-3 (MSB) 1 So now the stage is set for us: all these faith-heroes cheer us on, as it were, like a great multitude of spectators in the amphitheater. This is our moment. As with an athlete who is determined to win, it would be silly to carry any baggage of the old law-system that would weigh one down. Make sure you do not get your feet clogged up with sin-consciousness. Become absolutely streamlined in faith. Run the race of your spiritual life with total persuasion. (Persuaded in the success of the cross.) 2 Look away from the shadow dispensation of the law and the Prophets and fix your eyes upon Jesus. He is the fountainhead and conclusion of faith. He saw the joy -of mankind’s salvation- when he braved the cross and despised the shame of it. As the executive authority of God [the right hand of the throne of God] he now occupies the highest seat of dominion to endorse mankind’s innocence! 3 1Ponder how he overcame all the odds stacked against him; this will boost your soul-energy when you feel exhausted. (1analogitsomai, upwards calculation.)
Having accomplished purification of sins, he sat down. Hebrews 1:3, Isaiah 53:11.
The race personally appointed to us from God has a destiny for each of us that we are to give ourselves fully to reach. My life will never look like your life, don’t judge me for that.
Remember what is sin, it isn’t your actions. Sin is not believing that God lives in you and loves you. Jesus Christ went through the grueling agony for humanity, if he wasn’t capable of redeeming all or raising all, why would he bother suffering for anyone?
I’m trying to tell you that you can't stop the blessing of God. Put your hope in the blessings from God. That's where you can start getting joyful and excitement, from the blessings.
Five women rejected by the law of the old testament, but were received into the linage of Jesus Christ.
Genesis 38 Judah and Tamar Read the whole chapter: Tamar has a bizarre tale, a widow who actually dressed herself up as a prostitute and then Judah her father-in-law made some bad decisions. Judah was a bad boy and thought she was a prostitute and actually committed adultery with Tamar. She had committed adultery with her father-in-law. But God got her in the lineage of Jesus Christ. Isn't that cool, that's pretty cool to me.
Joshua 2:1-3 Rahab Hides the Spies. Rahab you know her, she was the harlot who helped the 2 spies in the promised land.
Ruth 1 Elimelech’s Family Goes to Moab. Ruth was Gentile a Moabitess, so she was disqualified by the law. Not by God.
2 Samuel 11:1-3 David, Bathsheba, and Uriah. Bathsheba you know her story of the hot tub.
Matthew 1:17-19 Christ Born of Mary. Mary became pregnant by the Holy Spirit, who saw it, who would believe it. She's pregnant out of wedlock, so she would have been excluded from honor and in the lineage of Jesus.
It's fascinating that these five women are listed in the lineage of Christ. People today would disqualify them for adultery, prostitute and sex with their father-in-law. Our God says, I'm going to put them in the lineage of the savior of the world to give them double honor for their shame.
Not one of these women had faith at the time in God let alone Jesus Christ. They are thinking this isn’t a good situation. God still takes all the mess, the everything and makes it for their good.
Luke 8:1-3 Many Women Minister to Jesus 8 Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, 2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons.
Nowhere does it say she was a prostitute. Think about Mary Magdalene who had seven demons, seven lies about herself that she had to renounce and believe the truth, she was loved by God the Father. When Jesus set her free from the lies, she had, she was the first one at the tomb and she was the first women to preach Jesus Was Alive! God hasn’t forgotten you. Male or female his destiny plan is love for you.
Matthew 28:1-3 He Is Risen 1 Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.
Men and women, you are amazing, wonderful, powerful, determined and don’t ever give up. You are so loved that you will succeeded not matter your past, present or future tries to dictate to you. Shut out the lies and do good. My Papa God has you covered.
Romans 3:24-26 (TPT) 24 Yet through his powerful declaration of acquittal, God freely gives away his righteousness. His gift of love and favor now cascades over us, all because Jesus, the Anointed One, has liberated us from the guilt, punishment, and power of sin! 25 Jesus’ God-given destinies were to be the sacrifice to take away sins, and now he is our mercy seat because of his death on the cross. We come to him for mercy, for God has made a provision for us to be forgiven by faith in the sacred blood of Jesus. This is the perfect demonstration of God’s justice, because until now, he had been so patient—holding back his justice out of his tolerance for us. So, he covered over the sins of those who lived prior to Jesus’ sacrifice. 26 And when the season of tolerance came to an end, there was only one possible way for God to give away his righteousness and still be true to both his justice and his mercy—to offer up his own Son. So now, because we stand on the faithfulness of Jesus, God declares us righteous in his eyes!
Romans 5:8-10 (MSB) 8 Herein is the extremity of God’s love gift: mankind was rotten to the core when Christ died their death. 9 If God could love us that much when we were ungodly and guilty, how much more are we free to realize his love now that we are declared innocent by his blood? (God does not love us more now that we are reconciled to him; we are now free to realize how much he loved us all along!) 10 Our hostility and indifference towards God did not reduce his love for us; he saw equal value in us when he exchanged the life of his Son for ours. Now that the act of 1reconciliation is complete, his life in us saves us from the gutter-most to the uttermost. (Reconciliation, from 1katalasso, meaning a mutual exchange of equal value. Thayer Definition: to exchange, as coins for others of equivalent value. “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.” — RSV.)
Colossians 2:14 (MSB) His body nailed to the cross hung there as the 3document of mankind’s guilt; in dying our death he 1cancelled the detailed 2hand-written 3record which testified against us. Every 1stain on our conscience, reminding of the sense of failure and guilt, was thus fully blotted out. (The word, 1exaleipho, comes from ek, out of, and aleipho, with a, as a particle of union, and liparos, to grease, to leave a stain; guilt, as well as all hurtful memories were like grease stains upon the conscience. The word, 2cheirographon, translates as hand-written. The word, 3dogma, comes from dokeo, a thought pattern; thus, thought patterns engraved by human experience of constant failure to do what the law required. In his personal handwriting mankind endorsed their own death sentence. The hands of fallen mankind struck the body of Jesus with the blows of their religious hatred and fury when they nailed his bloodied body to the tree; they did not realize that in the mystery of God’s economy, Jesus became the scapegoat of the entire human race! [Isaiah 53:4, 5] See notes on Heb 8:12. “The slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ’s Cross.” —The Message.)
Hebrews 10:18-20 (MSB) 18 Sins were dealt with in such a thorough manner that the idea of future offerings would never again be considered. Nothing that we can personally sacrifice could add any virtue to our innocence. 19 So, fellow family, what the blood of Jesus communicates, seals our immediate access into this ultimate place of sacred encounter, with unashamed confidence. 20 This is the official inauguration of a brand-new way of life. The torn flesh of Jesus opened the veil for us. Our own flesh can no longer be a valid excuse to interrupt the expression of the life of our design from within our innermost shrine.
Revelation 1:4-6 (MSB) 4 I, John, address this writing to the seven churches in Asia: I invite you to tap into the heavenly download of grace and peace from him who is I am, who always was and will continually be the Accompanying One. And from the seven Spirits who are in the throne room, in constant eye contact with him 5 May this grace and peace of Jesus Christ overwhelm you! He is the first born from the dead and embodies the evidence and testimony of everything that God believes about you. He heads up the authority in which we reign as kings on the earth. His crown endorses our crown! He always loves us and loosed us once and for all from the dominion of sin in the shedding of his blood! 6 He fashioned us into a kingdom of priests unto his God and Father. The glory and the ruling authority of the ages belong to him for all time and eternity! Amen!
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Pastor Valerie Rounsfull