The Truth Shall Make You Free !

      In John chapter 8, Jesus has given each of us this great assurance . . . “Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free !”  Yet today, we see thousands of professed children of God struggling in the bondage of sin. So how do we take hold of this promise, and make it our very own?

Jesus goes on to say, “the Devil is a liar, and the father (source) of all lies.” So here is where the battle begins . . .

First, you must know above all else, who you are in Christ Jesus . . . . “Chosen in Him before the very foundations of this world.”  Ephesians 1:1-4  and “complete in Him, who is the Head of all principalities and powers !”  Colossians 2:10

     And “in Whom you also are (present tense) circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ (when He died unto sin – Romans 6:10 and 6:1-6 — you also died with Him, and in Him) !”     Colossians 2:11-12

     Today . . . “you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God !”   Colossians 3:3
and because you believe God’s Word, and know that He cannot lie . . . “sin does not have any more dominion over you !”     Romans 6:11-14

For greater is He that is in us, than he which is in this world !”   I John 4:4

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     “Man is poisoned by sin; but a remedy has been provided for the fallen race in the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world . . . . “He has borne our sins in His own body upon that tree !”   I Peter 2:24 and II Corinthians 5:21

The LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all . . . !”   Isaiah 53:4-12

     And our Mighty Redeemer last words as He hung on Calvary was . . . “IT IS FINISHED (paid in full) !”   and when He was raised again on that glorious morning of the third day, He shook off the dust of that darkened tomb, and looking back in triumph He cried . . . . “O death where is thy sting (poison), O grave, where is thy victory !”
I Corinthians 15:55

     And you were “in Him” when He spoke these Words of Life . . . O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself, but in Me is thine help. Yea, I will be thy King (Matthew 28:18-19), for where is any other that may SAVE thee in all of thy cities?  I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction, and repentance shall be hid from Mine eyes (I will not change My mind !”   Hosea 13:9-14

     Every hope that we have of Salvation* (deliverance, freedom, healing) outside of Christ is a vain hope.

We cannot dishonor our Saviour more than by doubting that He will save us. Whatever may have been our life of transgression, however deep may be the stain of our sin, there is One Who is able* (full of power) to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by Him. ref: Isaiah 45:22-25

     Jesus is the remedy for sin. We may have intellect, but human intelligence can devise no way of salvation; we may have earthly possessions, but that will not provide a ransom for the sin of our soul. Salvation (deliverance, freedom, healing) is the gift of God through (in) Christ, and the promise is, “Whosoever believeth on Him (the promise, the Word of God) shall not perish, but have eternal Life.” 
– Signs of the times, March 10, 1890 

For this is the record (evidence, witness) that God hath given unto us eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son !”     I John 5:11

     And quoting from that promise which our Lord (Sovereign King) and Saviour later spoke to Nicodemus, we read . . . . “Look unto Me, and be ye SAVED* (rescued, delivered, set free, healed and made whole), all the ends of the earth: for I Am God (Elohim – the Mighty One), and there is none else.

     For I have sworn by Myself, yea, the Word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return unto Me void, that . . . . In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel (children of faith – Galatians 3:6-7) be justified,* and shall glory . . . !”
Isaiah 45:22-25 and ref: I Corinthians 1:29-31

     Thank your Father in heaven outloud each day for giving you the victory through (in) your Saviour Jesus Christ. Then surrender your heart, your soul, your mind and body as His temple . . . knowing that you are verily His both by creation, and by redemption. And that “He is faithful Who hath promised !”

According as His divine power hath given unto us _______ (your name) ALL THINGS that pertain unto Life and godliness . . . through the knowing of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue . . . !”   II Peter 1:3-4 and John 17:3

     “Who are kept by the power* of God (Theos – Deity, divinity) through faith unto Salvation* (freedom, liberty, rescue, healing and restoration), ready to be revealed in this last time !”   I Peter 1:5

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     “When the soul surrenders itself to Christ, a new power takes possession of the new heart. A change is wrought which man can never accomplish for himself. It is a supernatural work, bringing a supernatural element into human nature. The soul that is yielded to Christ becomes His Own fortress, which He holds in a revolted world, and He intends that no authority shall be known in it but His own. A soul thus kept in possession by the heavenly agencies is impregnable to the assaults of Satan.”
– Desire of Ages, p.324

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     “Henceforward Christ’s followers were to look upon Satan as a conquered foe. Upon the cross, Jesus was to gain the victory for them; that victory He desired (desires) them to accept as their own. “Behold,” He said (says), “I give unto you _______ (your name) power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you !”  Luke 10:19

     The omnipotent power of the Holy Spirit is the defense of every contrite soul. Not one that in penitence and faith has claimed His protection will Christ permit to pass under the enemy’s power. The Saviour is by the side of His tempted and tried ones.

     With Him there can be no such thing as failure, loss, impossibility, or defeat; we can do all things through Him who strengthens us. When temptations and trials come, do not wait to adjust all the difficulties, but look to Jesus, your helper.  
  
     There are Christians who think and speak altogether too much about the power of Satan. They think of their adversary, they pray about him, they talk about him, and he looms up greater and greater in their imagination. It is true that Satan is a powerful being; but, thank God, we have a Mighty Saviour, Who cast out the evil one from heaven – Luke 10:17-19). Satan is pleased when we magnify his power. Why not talk of Jesus? Why not magnify His power and His love?”

– Desire of Ages, p.493

The Lineage of Majesty !

     “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called . . . . Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace . . . . THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS !”
Isaiah 9:6-7 and Jeremiah 23:5-6

The Mighty Power of God –

peter-john-and-lame-man-1426804-printWhy Not Now ?
BYJ.E.SWIFT

     THERE was a time when the servants of God had power with Him, and prevailed. In the first century, when the disciples of Jesus prayed, the earth trembled (Acts 4 : 31), and the Holy Spirit, like a flaming tongue of fire, rested upon them. Acts 2:3. When they preached a risen Saviour, men’s hard hearts melted, and they inquired, “Men and brethren, what shall we do ?” Acts 2:37.

     There was a time when those who were diseased sought unto the Mighty Healer, instead of sending for the vender of pills and powders; and when a humble fisherman could stand by the side of the lifeless form and say, “Tabitha, arise,” and the dead would live again. Acts 9:40.

     These things were common once; why not now ? Where does the Bible tell us that they must cease to be? —Nowhere.   On the contrary. Jesus tells us that “these signs shall follow them that believe.” He says, “In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up* (loose the hold of) serpents; and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them.” Mark 16:17-18.

     Again: “He that believeth on Me (the Word of God), the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto My Father . . . !”   John 14:12

     These promises are sure to them that believe. Brethren, the trouble with many of us is that we do not have faith. We ought to be thankful that God in his infinite mercy has bestowed upon us as a people some of the precious gifts of his Spirit; but He is willing to bestow upon us all the gifts of His Spirit just as soon as we place ourselves in a position where He can consistently do so.      Let us search our hearts in the light of His Word and the testimonies of His Spirit, and let us return unto God, and see if He will not return unto us. The work is fast closing up. Soon the night cometh, wherein no man can work. We mean to be whole-hearted sometime; why not now ?

The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, Nov. 28, 1882

Subtle Seduction – Modern Miracles and an Ancient Illusion ?

     We thank you for your prayers and your support. For the LORD has blessed above and beyond all that we could have asked or even imagined. During our 3 week trip with Steps to Life of sharing the Glad Tidings of the freedom which has been given to every child of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, we have seen the LORD’s hand in mighty ways !

     We also thank the entire team of Steps to Life Australia for all that they did to make this series possible. For not only has the last days danger of spiritualism and Eastern mysticism been revealed to thousands of God’s children, but many more have for perhaps the first time taken hold of Christ and the victory and freedom which He lived, died and rose again to freely give to all who are willing to believe !

     This new 6 part series has been specially prepared for Eric and Sarah’s 2016 visit with Steps to Life of Australia. The series presented and filmed there in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane contains 80% new and updated materials not included in the original film sets from Little Light Studios and Amazing Discoveries.

     Part 4 greatly expands on the pagan roots of many of today’s holistic and alternative energy healing methods. Practices such as acupuncture, Reiki, kinesiology, iridology, Ayurveda, qigong and aromatherapy are examined closely, along with the history and spiritual background of their founders.

     It is our prayer that what you learn here will help to shed Light from God’s Word on many of the practices coming into the Christian church under the guise of alternative health and healing.

     Please contact Little Light Studios or Steps to Life Australia at the links below to order the full 6 part series on DVD, or to watch by digital download.

Little Light Studios.tv
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dragonreve…
Steps to Life Australia
https://www.steps.org.au/Shop/Spiritu…

SERIES DESCRIPTION –

     Eric began training in the martial arts at the age of fourteen, just after his parent’s separation. Searching for meaning and purpose in his life, he began his journey on a path which promised assurance, confidence, and self-control.

     Over the next 24 years of training, Eric received black belt and instructor certification in seven styles of the combative arts. He was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. With a background in natural and alternative medicine, Eric studied extensively in the field of energy healing. He was recognized as an instructor in the Chinese internal arts of Tai-chi Chuan, Bagua Zhang, Qi-gong and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

     The life he lived was to all appearances a success. but through the years involved in these Eastern mystical arts, Eric had become blind to the forces which had set themselves to destroy both himself, his wife Sarah, and their children. Their marriage crumbled . . .

     Then a miracle happened which would forever change their lives. After nearly five years of separation and divorce, the Lord Jesus Christ, in answer to the prayers of faith reunited Eric and Sarah in the covenant of marriage, restoring both their family and their home.
     Eric shares the miracle of how God opened his blind eyes, and delivered him from the powers of darkness. Today, Eric and Sarah’s lives are dedicated to sharing the Glad Tidings of the Salvation and freedom in Christ which we have each been given through faith in Him . . . Of His love and His power, and His great desire to set every captive free !

     If you are interested in scheduling a speaking engagement or seminar; or if you have questions or are in need of prayer, please feel free to contact Isaiah Ministries at the address on our contact page.

And to see the original Dragon Revealed from Little Light Studios, please CLICK the link below.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCg93…  The Dragon Revealed ! disc.1  Original film

May the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) both bless and keep you, strong in faith and the unfailing power of His Life-giving Word !

your brother in Christ Jesus,
Eric Wilson and family – Isaiah Ministries

A Sign and a Seal of the Righteousness of Faith ?

mountain sky1The 7th Day Sabbath –

     “Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I Am God, and there is none else.”
This is the message written in nature, which the Sabbath is appointed to keep in memory . . . . No other institution which was committed to the Jews (Israel – the children of Abraham, ref: Galatians 3:6-7) tended so fully to distinguish them from surrounding nations as did the Sabbath.

God designed that its observance should designate them as His worshipers . . .in Spirit and in Truth !”      ref: John 4:24

When the Lord bade Israel hallow His Sabbaths, He said, “They shall be a sign between Me and you, that ye may know that I Am Jehovah (Yehuwah) your God (Elohim – Mighty One) !”      Isaiah 40:18-29; 41:10; 45:22; Ezekiel 20:20 and Exodus 31:12-17

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The Time is Now . . . !

     “And at that time Michael (the One Who is as El’) shall stand up, and there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation . . . and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the Book (of Life – Revelation 13:8) . . .
     And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness, shall shine as the stars for ever and ever . . . !”
Daniel 12:1-3

For more information, please contact Pastor David Gates at  Gospel Ministries International – http://gospelministry.org/

Is “Contemplative Prayer” really Christian ?

A powerful message by a former eastern mystic, whom the Lord Jesus Christ has delivered and saved. This is one of 4 short videos which reveal the present dangers facing our churches across this world, as ancient spiritualism and spiritual formation techniques (such as centering prayer, contemplative prayer, labyrinth walking, spiritual drumming, tai-chi, yoga, mantras, breath prayer and many others) is finding it’s way in among God’s people.

Please share these clips with all that you are able. And pray in faith that the eyes of all may be opened to see the Light and glorious Truth of the Word of the Living God !

Our Lord (Sovereign King) and Saviour Jesus Christ is coming very soon. Let us all be ready to meet Him !

you may contact Steps to Life, Australia to find out more about Yip Kok Tho, and his ministry –   http://www.steps.org.au/Videos/Authors/Yip-Kok-Tho-/

The Righteousness which is by Faith ? – part.1

Righteousness-Righteous-WDGSA1     “And the work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness shall be quietness and assurance for ever . . . !”
Isaiah 32:15-17

So many of God’s children are beginning to see that which the new testament Scriptures are so very clear upon. When Christ ascend up on high, He “sat down on the right hand of His Father,” “waiting until His enemies be made His footstool . . . !”   Praise the LORD, Halleluyah !

ref: Ephesians 1:19-21, Mark 12:36, Luke 20:40-43, Acts 2:30-33, Hebrews 1:13 and Hebrews 10:12-20

​      The Light streaming from the open gates of heaven is beginning to fall upon us, as never before (Joel 2:28-32). And many are for the first time beginning to see and understand, that which our Saviour spoke to His disciples on the mount of Olivet, just before He ascend to take the throne. Those Words mean everything to us . . . “All power in heaven and on earth, are now given unto Me (as the Last Adam). Go ye therefore, and proclaim the Glad Tidings . . . and he that believeth shall be saved (delivered, rescued, set free, healed and made whole) !”
Matthew 28:18-19 & Mark 16:15-20 and I Corinthians 15:45

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Freedom & Victory from Sin ?

captives freeBeing then (now) made free from sin, ye became (have become) servants of righteousness . . . !”   Romans 6:16-23

    “ Through yielding to sin, man placed his will under the control of Satan. He became a helpless captive in the tempter’s power. God sent His Son into our world to break the power of Satan, and to emancipate the will of man. He sent Him to proclaim liberty (freedom) to the captives, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free !

     “For it shall come to pass in that day,* that his burden shall be taken away (Romans 7:1-24) from off thy shoulder, and his (Adam’s – Romans 5:12-19) yoke from off thy neck . . . and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the Anointing !”     Isaiah 10:27

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Preparing for the Loud Cry !

     “And after these things, I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power . . . . and the earth was lightened with his glory . . . !”   Revelation 18:1-4

     “Let every one who claims to believe that the Lord is soon coming, search the Scriptures as never before; for Satan is determined to try every device possible to keep souls in darkness, and blind the mind to the perils of the times in which we are living . . . and the Light of the righteousness of Christ . . . !

      Let every believer take up his Bible with earnest prayer, that he may be enlightened by the Holy Spirit as to what is Truth, that he may know more of God and of Jesus Christ Whom He has sent. Search for the Truth as for hidden treasures, and disappoint the enemy.

Sanctify them through Thy Truth . . . Thy Word is Truth (Verity, of a surety) !”   John 17:17

     The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun in the revelation (revealing) of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer. This is the beginning of the Light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth. For it is the work of every one to whom the message of warning has come, to lift up Jesus, to present Him to the world as revealed in types, as shadowed in symbols, as manifested in the revelations of the prophets, as unveiled in the lessons given to His disciples and in the wonderful miracles wrought for the sons of men. Search the Scriptures; for they are they that testify of Him.

If you would stand through the time of trouble, you must know Christ, and appropriate (by faith as your very own) the gift of His righteousness, which He imputes to the repentant sinner !”       ref: Revelation 14:6-13, Jeremiah 23:5-6 & Hebrews 4:1-10

–The Review and Herald, Nov. 22, 1892.  {1SM 363.1}