Romans 5:10 - For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life;
Because I have followed my Shepherd to the green pastures and the still waters, I am refreshed. I have lounged in his provisions and all my needs are met. I am revived by his supply. My soul is at peace.
Father, wake us up to the powerful realities of your Kingdom, that we would manifest your glory and the world around us will drop to its knees in honor of you.
God places on us our real worth in His eyes. It is not a view of what we are in ourselves, but what He has made us to be in Christ.
Can you imagine that we would actually reflect the image of Christ, that when people see us they would see the fruit of one transformed into the accomplished realities of Christ? Wow! What a privilege God our Father has extended to us.
Hatred is replaced with love. Judgment is replaced with mercy and grace. Vengeance is replaced with loving-kindness. Grudges are loosed by forgiveness. To what mighty power could a transition to such lofty degrees be owed?
"Now to him that is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ" - The Apostle Paul
Here we find the crescendo of having been delivered FROM the consequences of Adam’s disobedience INTO the realm of the spirit – life in Christ Jesus.
God has given us the means by which we can test ourselves to see if we are “in the faith.” This hub references the verses that tell us what exists in us when we are “abiding in Christ,” and what exists in us when we are not.
This section is going to teach us: * What the realm of the spirit is. * Its function. * What it produces in our lives and * What our role is in relation to it.
We all essentially know what is right and wrong. We also know that God would have us do what is right, holy and just. But, how does one live rightly, holy and justly?
The case for Christ against all points of argument continues to build as we progress through Romans. Justification by faith apart from the works of the Law is addressed even further in chapter 7 and into 8.
THE SECRET TO THE HOLY LIFE
This is how we live as ones who are reconciled to God through Jesus Christ’s death, therefore, being joined to God. This is God’s intended purpose for mankind: to reign in life through our Lord Jesus Christ, hand in hand with God as our Father.
Our relation to God as righteous ones has been reinstated by Jesus Christ our propitiation. Acceptance of this most basic truth is how we reign as kings in all of life. This is God’s intended purpose for mankind: to reign in life through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ died and was raised FOR US, for our benefit. What state would we be in had he not died and been raised? We would be left under the judgment of God regarding every action that is contrary to God’s perfect standard of justice. But now we are justified.
What has God’s voice told us in Romans?... A righteousness of God has been revealed to man freely because of the redemptive work of Jesus the Christ. Jesus Christ was the propitiation (the satisfactory payment) for every unrighteous and ungodly act of everyone. Now the righteous ones by faith...
As ones who believe the gospel we accept Christ’s atoning work in our behalf. We have been redeemed from sin and all of its consequences. Christ’s work was not in vain. The gospel is reality for us.
The gospel in this section states that we are the beloved of God, appointed as saints, and that the grace and peace that is from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ would be ours.
These six verses are the largest introduction to any of the epistles. These first six verses are an introduction, not only to the book of Romans, but to all of the Apostle Paul’s letters to the churches. The emphasis here is on the gospel, the glad tidings regarding Jesus Christ as Lord. For the...
Once we realize the importance of the ministry of the Apostle Paul as the Lord’s messenger we must understand the message he was responsible to minister. This will be the purpose in Part 2 of this hub series on the book of Romans.
Romans - "It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it, the more precious it becomes and the better it tastes… it is in itself a bright light, almost bright enough to illumine the entire Scripture."
May we all keep finding more and more of our perfection and fulfillment in Christ.
If we believe that we have been delivered from estrangement and enmity by the death of Christ and have been brought into reconciliation with God by His blood, apart from our own works, and we persist in this faith, we will be experiencing this reconciliation even now.
This is where God had planned that every one of the sins of all the ages of Mankind would be appeased. So now, God is not holding anything against us.
God’s love for us can be found in all that he does. But if we want to see how God chooses to demonstrate his love we must view what was accomplished at the cross of Christ – our complete pardon for all our errors, faults, shortcomings, failures and even our successes. All fade away into being...
A nine part teaching series on JESUS CHRIST: The Fulfillment of the Promises of God
There are continuous attempts to cause schisms in the Body of Christ. One of these attempts is through gossip. Gossip regarding accusations against the brethren is a common attack of the Adversary.
Every organization on this planet claiming to be Christian maintains one of these three belief systems regarding the destiny of the unbeliever.
With belief of this knowledge of God’s Word in our lives, we have really reached the end of our struggles; the end of all fear, worry, and anxiety.
Philippians 3:3: For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Is water baptism a requirement for salvation and/or holiness?
May the love of God and the goodness of God truly be that which produces faithfulness in the lives of His sons and daughters.
God our Father has graciously given us a new identity through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Within this new identity we each have wholeness of spirit, soul and body.
Is Jesus the promised Messiah spoken of Old Testament Scriptures?
He was before all else in the heart of God as being the very reason for His eternal plan and purpose.
The will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot keep you, where the arms of God cannot support you, where the riches of God cannot supply your needs, where the power of God cannot endow you.
God has provided us complete armor for protection and victory in Christ against the onslaught of the devil and his demons. The battles may rage strong, but as we put on our armor we enjoy living victoriously over these intrusions of darkness.
Prosperity is available for saint and sinner alike. But for the Christian who desires to truly live with and for God, the principles of prosperity must be viewed in a spiritual light.
Oh, the grace that God has given unto us because of His great love wherewith He loved us. Now we are partakers in His love and grace, together as God’s family, blessed far beyond our realization in this age of grace as His people.
To fully appreciate the reality of Jesus Christ as the Passover lamb who fulfilled the Old Testament law and made possible the Age of Grace, we must understand the significance of the Passover
True Bible and false science contradict each other... true science and false Bible contradict each other... false bible and false science contradict each other... BUT... TRUE BIBLE AND TRUE SCIENCE NEVER CONTRADICT EACH OTHER...
Modern English language and modern culture has several ideas as to what the word "church" means." But how does God use this word?
The Hope of Christ's Return - He IS Coming Back! We will appear with him in glory. We have a wonderful inheritance reserved for us in heaven that is incorruptible, undefiled and will never fade away or perish.
A closer look at Psalms 103. For us as born-again believers there are tremendous spiritual truths hidden in this psalm that will elevate and enrich our lives as we consider them.
In order to live this life that Jesus came to make available, and to live it more abundantly, a person must discover the freedom they have in Christ from bondage.
God alone conceived, designed, and ordered life—all of it, from man to the earth to the entire universe. Only His mind could conceive it; only His power could create it; and only His ability could achieve it.
The Almighty God is the fathomless fountain of living waters, completely bountiful. Not only do the words “Almighty God” denote bountifulness, but they also show blessing. He is a God Who supports His people. He is a God Who defends His people. He is a God Who takes care of His people. The...
A collection of some fantastic verses from the Bible. Glow & Grow
Upon what do we rely? When we come before God and face Him, to what do we appeal? As God looks upon us and sees through us, what do we say?
Christ's Death; God's Solution to Man's Problem.
A letter to my brothers and sisters in Christ, and a link to the audio teaching series, Living as a New Creation in Christ.
6 part written and audio teaching series about walking in the as Sons of God with Power, by the authority graciously granted us in Christ.
We are a special people, in covenant relation to our God through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ – the blood of the eternal covenant (Hebrews 13:20). As a result, our God is eternally toward us all that He is. These Jehovah titles give us insight as to what this means.
"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
This is the fruit of righteousness: Righteousness is life, life with God. This is the bottom line of being made righteous. God holds no sin against us so that we would all “Know the Lord.” God is looking for partnership in all of life. He has found it in us, His people, whom He holds nothing...
"But now in Christ Jesus ye that once were far off are made near in (by) the blood of Christ. For he is our peace." - Ephesians 2:13-14
The promise of God being our sanctifier is realized through the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. We continue to be transformed by the power of the truth into a pure manifestation of Christ here upon earth, so that, what we say, what we do and what we evidence - is Christ.
"He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love." (Song of Solomon 2:4)
There is no record of ill-health or sin related to Christ, other than that he bore our sins and their due punishment in our behalf. There is no record of ill-health in the Garden of Eden before sin entered into the world. Sin and ill-health are as related as righteousness and wholeness. Jesus...
As God was in covenant relation to the nation of Israel so He is in covenant relation to all who have believed on His Son, Jesus Christ. Not only has God seen our need and provided it through Christ Jesus, He continues to do so.
We will be seeing in this series that God is the same powerful and delivering God that we read about in the Old Testament. All the promises of God find their “yes” and “amen” in Jesus Christ. Christ is the purpose of all the ages. Without Christ everything in the Old Testament falls apart.
God originally designed man to have dominion over all the earth. Jesus Christ walked in this dominion. God gave him all authority in heaven and upon earth. Jesus Christ has delegated this authority in his name to the Church. We govern in behalf of our Lord as he governed and will govern with the...
Christ’s authority is ABSOLUTE authority. Our training consists of functioning as his representatives; first, in accepting our placement in him; second, in functioning accordingly. We are as he is RIGHT NOW while we are in this world. Function accordingly!
Our position in Christ is a majestic one. Do you think of yourself and all other saints as the noble ones, majestic ones, mighty and great ones in all the earth? God does.
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to destroy, to overthrow the works of the devil. The devil is defeated!
Christ’s Authority: Over All for All Time
GOD HAS DELIVERED US AND SEATED US WITH CHRIST IN HIS POWER, AUTHORITY AND DOMINION.
How to distinquish between genuine and false doctrines and ministers.
As believers we believe God. We received our new life in Christ by faith and we walk in it by faith. We allow what God says is true about us to be that which determines how we see ourselves and each other.
God has accepted Christ crucified as full payment for our sins and we have emerged from the grave of Christ in unification with him, seated with him, in God’s hand of blessing.
This article contains the most significant Biblical message that I know of. Some may consider it too long, some may consider it too short; in either case, I pray for the best to us all.
1. Wages: beyond expectation. 2. Benefits: out of this world. 3. Retirement: complete and unending package.
Grace is motivated by love. Under the New Covenant the only boundaries are the grace that is given as a result of Jesus Christ’s redemptive work.
What are these riches? Why does the devil want to keep them hidden from God's people?
God has given to us of His power through the gift of holy spirit. See Luke 24:49: “clothed with power from on high.” - “Power” is ability!
What is "righteousness?" What is "sanctification?" What is "redemption?" What is "reconciliation?" What does it mean to have "peace" with God and "access" to God?
'One' denotes unity, or united. 'One' excludes all differences, for there is no second with which it can either harmonize or conflict.
LIFE... to its fullest potential!
God had been promising the redeemer of mankind since the world began.
This is the design of God; for God and His children to enjoy perfect union.
The Bible contains the message of a promised redeemer, one who would deliver mankind from sin and all of its consequences, bringing us the blessings of God.
Spritual growth includes more patience toward life and people, more gentleness and kindness toward others, an exuberance for life and living, increased boldness and confidence, more self control and more trust toward God as your provider...
"That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us..."
The law of gravity says that a large heavy metal object in the sky must fall to the earth (the airplane must crash!). But the law of aerodynamics is a higher law, and overcomes the law of gravity, and enables the heavy metal airplane to fly.
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called the children of God. Beloved, NOW are we the children of God.
1. GRACE: Unmerited favor, free, gift. 2. OF CHRIST: Of Christ and His work, not ours. 3. GOOD NEWS.
Did you know?
The Bible sees the universe as measurable only compared to God; it is befitting that man is clothed in humility before his Creator; from this perspective of truth, humility is practically always used in a positive sense.
Rocket fuel for a successful marriage.
We live out from who we are in Christ, not by trying to become the person God has already declared us to be.