JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT REDEMPTION – PART 2

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14 King James Version

Yesterday, we took a look at redemption and we defined it and found out some of the primary things that we are redeemed from.  These things are poverty, sickness and death.  But there are also some other things that you may find interesting that we are redeemed from.  As promised, I will also be sharing with you some of the things that we are redeemed to.  One of the things we are redeemed from is a lack of knowledge.  Most people know the scripture in Hosea that states my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.  So how does this particular redemption take place?  Because just like we no longer have to concern ourselves with trying to become righteous, wisdom is now a part of the package deal that comes with Jesus Christ.  Let’s look at the scripture that shows us this.

It is because of God that you are in union with the Messiah Jesus, who for us has become wisdom from God, as well as our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.  I Corinthians 1:30 International  Standard Version

So from this scripture we see that God through Christ has not only made us righteous but He has made us wise, and sanctified us and redeemed us.  Now I want you to think about something as it pertains to wisdom.  Many of us believe we ARE the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  We believe that we are righteous right here and right now.  Let’s look at the reason we believe that in addition to I Corinthian 1:30.

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.  2 Corinthians 5:21 King James Version

So this scripture tells us we have been made the righteousness of God in Him(Christ).  We confess and believe that. I normally confess daily that I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.    Well I Corinthians 1:30 says Jesus has become for us wisdom.  In light of that we need to be confessing that Christ has become for me wisdom and that we are redeemed from ignorance and unwise decisions.  When you look at Jesus, He was never caught off guard or in the dark in any situation.  Why? Because He has wisdom from God and that scripture says He has become the same wisdom from God for us.   Something can be yours but until you claim it and exercise your rights to it it will not be of any value or use to you.  So being bought out of ignorance and darkness are a part of our redemption package in addition to righteousness and sanctification which is being set apart for a special use.

Now I want to show you something that The Holy Ghost showed me personally. I never heard it from a preacher, I just happened to be studying one day on our opening text and I saw this as clear as day.  Let’s take a look at our opening text again.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14 King James Version

Look at the beginning of the scripture, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,..”.    If you read Deuteronomy 28 verses 15 thru 68, all the curses are listed there and then some.  It is a horrible list and I thank God we are redeemed from that list.  You should take the time to read it to make sure none of it is illegally operating in your life.   But I do not want to focus on that right now.  Many times you can get fresh revelation from God thru Jesus by way of the Holy Spirit by paying attention not only to what The Word is saying but also by what The Word is not saying.  Allow me to explain.  The scripture in Galatians 3:13 says, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of he law.., but did you ever notice that there is no where in The Word that says, “Christ has redeemed us from the blessings of the law“?????

Oh this is good. Some critics will say, “Well you say you are not under the law (and we are not) then you can’t have any of it. Good, I don’t want the law if thats not what God has for me but I will take THE BLESSING(S).  You see Christ never did redeem us from the blessings of the law only the curse of the law.  So THE BLESSING(S) are still yours!!!!  Glory to God!!!  Let’s prove that.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,  Ephesians 1:3 New American Standard Bible

So God through Christ has blessed us with EVERY spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.  Now don’t let that “spiritual blessing in heavenly places” throw you off.  It’s not spiritual that you can’t touch or get or access until you get to heaven.  The word spiritual there is the greek word pneumatikos  which means belonging to the Spirit, or emanating from the Divine Spirit.  Where does wisdom emanate from?  The Holy Spirit from Christ and we just shared that Christ is made unto you wisdom right here and right now.  So this is not blessings you cannot use until heaven.  This means that EVERY spiritual blessing including the blessings of the Old and New Testament which falls under THE BLESSING of Abraham which is mentioned in Galatians 3:13-14.

The benefits that come with redemption are powerful, and not only are they powerful but they are ETERNAL.

He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.  Hebrews 9:12 New International Version

So not only do you have redemption through Jesus’s blood but ETERNAL REDEMPTION.  The word eternal there is the greek word aionios which means age-long, unending, inside of time, outside of time and beyond time. Your redemption is eternal so you can be confident, bold and at complete peace because of Christ.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  Colossians 1:14 King James Version

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT REDEMPTION-PART 1

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.  Galatians 3:13-14 King James Version

Redemption is such a beautiful word and act, especially when you dig into its origin and true meaning.  It  is a word and definition that every believer and unbeliever should know.  The word of Gods tells us in Psalms 107:2 to let the redeemed of the Lord say so.  But let’s look at another version of this scripture to give us more light.

Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story– those he redeemed from the hand of the foe Psalm 107:2 New International Version Let those who have been redeemed by the LORD declare it— those whom he redeemed from the power of the enemy, Psalm 107:2 International Standard Version

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy; Psalm 107:2 King James Version Now I left the last version of Psalm 107:2  unbolded for a reason.  The King James Version is the version most believers are familiar with.  It says, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so…….”.  I want you to see that the word so is in italics which means it was not there originally but was added for clarity.  But it tends to take away from the true meaning.  When you take away the word ‘so’, it goes to a comma then makes another statement.  It’s almost like the Holy Ghost said, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say ___________, whom  He has redeemed from the power of the enemy.”  And really that is what is supposed to happen.  Now, God is the most purposeful being on the planet and He does not do anything without a reason or a purpose.  So in order for you to fill that blank in you would have to know what the Lord has redeemed you from specifically.  Now I know that the rest of the scripture says, “whom He has redeemed from the power of the enemy, however that is very general. Let me ask you, are the things that happen in your life that affect you the greatest very general or very specific?  In most cases they are very specific.  So when you know the things that you are redeemed from it gives you a greater level of boldness and confidence because when something happens you can quickly identify and say, “No I am redeemed from sickness!!”  Before we go into some of the things you are redeemed from we should first make sure we understand what the word redeemed means.  The word redeemed comes from the Hebrew word exagorazó which means to buy up, ransom, to rescue from loss.  It is actually two words the first being ek which means “completely out from” which intensifies agorázō which means to “buy-up at the marketplace”) – properly, take full advantage of, seizing a buying-opportunity, i.e. making the most of the present opportunity (recognizing its future gain). Let’s say you went to a car dealer and you heard they were going to stop selling GM Hummer H2’s (which they have).  Let’s say I am a billionaire with a strong affinity for Hummer H2’s and I decide I am going to buy every single H2 on the market that is in production.   Once I have done that, if someone shows up who wants to buy a Hummer H2 they cannot get one.  Why?  Because they have been bought completely off the market.  They are no longer available for purchase.  If someone desires one they have to come and see me and maybe I will sell them one for a small phenomenal fee. LOL.  Well this is what Jesus did when He redeemed us.  He bought us completely off of and out of the market of sin and death and all the things that are associated with it.  If the enemy wants a to buy a piece of you He has to go to Jesus and guess what?  JESUS AIN’T SELLING!!!      That means that sin, death, the curse and all the things that Jesus Christ has redeemed us from cannot affect you any longer legally.  Let’s revisit our opening text.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14 King James Version

So we see here that Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.  The curse of the law involves three primary areas that include poverty, sickness and death.  So you are redeemed from poverty in all of its ways shapes and form which include lack and shortage.  You are redeemed from sickness and that means all sickness and all disease including germs and viruses.  Lets see what God the Father said about poverty and sickness so you can know what is yours.

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want (the word want there means lack) Psalm 23:1 King James Version The LORD will keep you free from every disease. He will not inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt,…….  Deuteronomy 7:15  New International Version He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you.”  Exodus 15:26 New Living Translation

Now please understand in the Old Testament, you had to be obedient in order for the Lord to bless and heal you and provide for you.   In the New Testament JESUS has fulfilled all the law for us and we get the benefit  of all that He has done.  Because Jesus was obedient, His obedience gets credited to our account just like His righteousness.  We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. On our own we have NO RIGHTEOUSNESS.  It is extremely important to understand what we just went over so that the enemy or a uninformed preacher does not talk you out of the finished work of Christ. Lastly Jesus has also redeemed you from death. Death here is eternal death or spiritual death which is eternal separation from God.  Death does not have any authority over you. Do you mean I can control when I die. YES you can!!  In Christ Jesus you already died and since you died once death has no authority or power over a dead person. Let me ask you this, if a mosquito with HIV bites a dead person, what affect will it have on that dead person?  NONE!! They are already dead.  Death gets it power through sin.   The Word of God says we have been freed from sin. I know it sounds crazy and spooky and ghostly but it’s not.  IT’S DA TRUTH!!!!

Knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin.  Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him.   Romans 6:6-9  New American Standard Bible

You may wanna read that again.  It’s a lotta TRUTH to digest.  You are IN CHRIST! Since Christ has been raised from the dead and you were raised with Him, He is never to die again and death no longer is master over Him and since you are in Him death is no longer master over YOU!! So you have been redeemed from the curse of the law of poverty, sickness and death in all of its ways shapes and forms. When I say all of its way, shapes and forms do you know what I mean?  You need to because death takes many shapes before it gets a person to the shape of laying still in a coffin.  Did you know that chronic fatigue is a form of death. Please don’t misunderstand me. I am not saying being tired is a form of death, Jesus Himself was tired at times and needed rest as we all do. I am talking about being tired all the time.  Waking up tired.  That’s a form of death. Something is constantly trying to sap a person’s energy.  But you know now that Christ has bought you out of that legally.  But legal rights must be exercised.  Let me ask you a question.  Is it illegal for people to break into other peoples homes?  Of course it is.  But do people still do it?  Yes!!  Same thing here.  You have a legal right to be free from sin and death everyday every single second of the day but the enemy will still try to come illegally and steal your health, life, energy, finances etc.. So what do you do?  You fill in the blank that we talked about earlier.  “Let the redeemed of the Lord say “I am redeemed from chronic fatigue!!! I am redeemed from debt and lack!!! I am redeemed from sickness and disease!!!”  Because your words are God’s Word, they must be obeyed. And you need to know that you are redeemed from destruction and terror.

Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;  Psalm 103:4  King James Bible Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.  Psalm 91: 5-7 King James Version

We will finish this up tomorrow. Don’t miss it because you need to know that there is not only somethings you have been redeemed from, but there is also somethings you have been redeemed to.

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT REDEMPTION BENEFITS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN

But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Galatians 3:13 New Living Translation

As a believer, there are so many benefits that we HAVE because of the finished and redeeming work of Christ. It is worthwhile for us to know what these are. I used to read the book of Deuteronomy 28 and I would read about all the blessings. I did not like reading about the curses, they were ugly and nasty and cruel and abhorrent. I didn’t want to know about them. But it is a good thing to know your enemy AFTER you know that he is defeated and that JESUS IS LORD of ALL!!!! Why do I say this? Because there could be something going on in your life that is spiritually and naturally illegal but you are unaware that it is illegal. The only way you will know is if you find out. I often use this example but everyone knows it is illegal to break into someone else’s home but people still do it. The devil is the same way. Jesus has already won the day so we are NEVER fighting FOR VICTORY. We always fight FROM VICTORY. Jesus whipped the devil and then gave the victory to us. How successful can you be when you are fighting a defeated foe? As successful as Jesus in every area of your life. This applies to our children as well. You may not know what the Bible says in regards to your children but please know this: The Bible is The Word Who is Jesus and He has given to us all things pertaining to life and godliness. You do not have to allow satan to have his way in the life of your child because as a righteous person Poppa, God the Father has made specific promises to you regarding your own safety and the safety and peace of your family. Now there are evil things mentioned under the curse of the law that can happen to people’s children but not to a believer who knows their rights and exercises those right in The Name of Jesus. The Name of Jesus BELONGS to every believer as a part of their eternal inheritance and them being a joint heir with Jesus. Everything that belongs to Jesus now belongs to you. How much does Jesus have? Everything that Poppa, God the Father has.

All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” John 16:15 NIV

So lets take a look at two specific areas that are listed in the curse of the law so that you can know what your children and you as a child of God are redeemed from.

Your children and your crops will be cursed. Deuteronomy 28:18 NLT You will watch as your sons and daughters are taken away as slaves. Your heart will break for them, but you won’t be able to help them. Deuteronomy 28:32 NLT

So this scripture which is in the Old Testament and is part of the curse of the law of which Galatians 3:13 says you ARE REDEEMED from says that this person’s children will be cursed and their crops. Verse 32 goes on to say in Deuteronomy that their sons and daughters will be taken away as slaves (slaves to imprisonment, slaves to captivity to drugs and other things). The curse goes on to reveal that the parent’s heart will break for them but that they will be powerless to help them. I tell you what, if you are a believer that scripture is NOT talking about YOU!!! Ohhhhhhh no! You are the redeemed! You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Look at what God’s Word says to you who are righteous.

All your children will be taught by the LORD, and your children will have unlimited peace. Isaiah 54:13 God’s Word Translation

A few verses down it says:

But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken! Isaiah 54:17 New Living Translation

So you see God said all your children will be taught not just about the Lord but BY THE LORD Himself and great will be the peace of your children even to an unlimited level. Verse 17 goes on to say that no weapon formed against you will succeed. If someone attacks your child they are in essence attacking you. If someone tries to murder you they are trying to murder your children as well. How? By taking away their mother or father and bringing them into grief and pain and destruction and possibly causing the children to blame and turn away from God or never turn to Him by blaming Him for what happened to their parents. This happens more than you know and it is an ancient tactic of the devil. You and your family are connected. You may not even like them but that still does not change your connection. Do you know that God the Father may not like everything you do but He still loves you and you are still His son or daughter? If something happens to you it will affect God the Father Himself. How do I know this. Because of Jesus’s relationship with God the Father and therefore my relationship. You better believe God the Father was not happy when Jesus was beat and spit upon but He knew the good that it would work. Nothing happened to Jesus until it was time. Well maybe its my children’s time. NEVER. Jesus already bore that. Do not turn around and allow your children to bear sickness, disease, drug addiction, abuse or anything else Jesus bore. You are redeemed!!!! Exercise the power and authority over the devil. BELIEVE WHAT JESUS SAID!!!! TAKE WHAT HE HAS GIVEN YOU!!!

Look, I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing will ever harm you. Luke 10:19 Holman Christian Standard Bible

So in the Name of Jesus whatever is going on in your child’s life declare, “I BREAK THE POWER OF THE devil in _______ life and command him to cease and desist with any plans or operations in the life of my child. I declare my child belongs to the Kingdom of God Almighty and great is the peace of my child!! Amen! That’s it! It’s a done deal. Do not vacillate, do not worry about what you see. Do not worry if it ‘looks like’ they keep doing drugs. Jesus’s Name is above every name and the victory is won and that situation is done. Cast the care of it on Jesus because you have already used your king/priest power. The devil knows who you are and more importantly Whose you are. You belong to JESUS and satan has to obey. Don’t let time pull you into the natural. God is not bound by time. He’s bound by His Word that you have spoken so REST!!!! Now understand, you do not have authority over a persons will and there is still a natural component to this. They have to desire to be free. If they do now you have the legal right to break the power of the devil in their lives. You have authority over demonic spirits but not human spirits. You may need to get the person help in the form of rehab or other things but deal with the root first which is always spiritual.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT THE BLOOD

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. Hebrews 9:12 King James Version

There are so many things that The Blood has afforded us, the list goes on and on and something we  will not find out until we are with Jesus Himself.  But there are a few things I want to point out to us today.  The first one is eternal redemption.  The word redemption comes from the greek word apolutrósis.  This word means a release effected by payment of ransom.   When you redeem a coupon at the store some has already paid the fifty five cents or so you may be saving.  Redemption also means to buy back.  God through Jesus’s blood bought us back to Himself.  A price had to be paid and Jesus paid that price.

In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.  Hebrews 9:22 New Living Translation 

Jesus’s priceless blood provided the means for our sins to be forgiven.  Without that blood, there is NO forgiveness of sins.  Its very plain and simple without that blood we would still be in our sins.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;  Ephesians 1:7 King James Version

In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Colossians 1:14 King James Version

This redemption and this forgiveness through Jesus’s blood, this was given to us not because of anything we did but simply because of His Grace.  God’s Grace is comprised of His Love, His Kindness and Favor.

Never underestimate the power of The Blood.  It is precious to God.  Make sure it is precious to you.

The Blood

Purest of pure

And cleanest of clean

Working mighty works

Since it came on the scene

The Mighty Blood of Jesus

Cleanses and corrects

Fulfilling it’s duty

To save and protect

Covering covenant children

Setting sinners so free

His Blood shed so freely

For you and for me

Only by God’s Love

Could He pay such a price

Executed alongside sinners

And made the risen Christ

O’ who now among us

Would give up his life

Paying for others sins

And carrying their strife

Who would be able,

To resist the allure

Of the things he resisted

And still remain pure.

Hallelujah!!! By the Blood

We’ve all been set free

And are able to be called

As righteous as He!

All the “blessed” to you!!!