Victory and Freedom – The Conundrum of the “Balanced View ?”

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August 20, 2015

Scenario One

The year was 1999, and a denominational publishing house heard my conversion story from homosexuality, and asked me to submit my story for publication, as a resource for our denomination. I was given a deadline of four weeks.

After much prayer and fourteen-hour days of writing, I met their deadline. After many months, I finally called for a status report.

“Oh!  You haven’t received your manuscript? It was supposed to have been returned to you.”

“Why would it be returned?” I asked.

“It was rejected. The book committee decided they wanted a more balanced view.”

“Balanced view of what?” I asked. “I was asked to submit my story. Are you suggesting it is unbalanced?” I was alarmed.

“No, they just thought it would be better to have more stories to put into one book in order to present a balanced view,” came the reply.

I wondered aloud, “So stories of victory and success must be balanced out with stories of failure?    Why?”
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He is willing and able to Save !

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The Leper Cleansed in Luke chapter 5

     “Christ was strong to save the whole world. He wanted all. He could not endure the thought that one should be lost. He wept at the grave of Lazarus, that He could not save every one whom Satan’s power had laid low in death. He had given Himself a ransom for many, even all who would avail themselves of the privilege of coming back to their loyalty to God. John, pointing to Him, had said, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world !”

     And in all this conflict with the powers of evil, there was ever before Christ the darkened shadow into which He Himself must enter. Ever before Him was the price which He must pay for the ransom of these souls. As He witnessed the sufferings of the human race, He knew that He must bear a greater pain, mingled with mockery; that He must suffer the greatest humiliation. When He raised Lazarus from the dead, He knew that for that life He must pay the ransom on the cross of Calvary. Every rescue made was to cause Him the deepest humiliation. He was to taste death for every man.
ref: Hebrews 2:9

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death (dying unto sin) He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil. .And deliver them who through fear of (and) death were all there lifetime subject to bondage . . . !”     Hebrews 2:14-15, ref: Romans 6:10
ref: Romans 7:23 & I Corinthians 15:56

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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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To Set the Captives Free !

     “Thus saith the LORD (Yehuwah) . . . In an acceptable time* have I heard thee, and in the day of Salvation* (Yeshua) have I helped thee . . . . That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth! and to them that are yet still in darkness, Shew yourselves ! . . . . For I will contend with him, that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children !” Isaiah 49:8-25, Luke 4:18 & II Corinthians 6:2

This is the opening message given in a series on Freedom, and Victory in Christ, in which Eric Wilson shares some of the common snares of the devil which are used to trap, and hold God’s children in bondage to sin. The 2nd message reveals the Biblical principles of reclaiming the ground of one’s life for Christ. and the 3rd and final message is a question and answer on the Spiritual Dangers of martial arts & Eastern Mysticism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSc5k…

Please feel free to contact Eric Wilson and his family at Isaiah Ministries, to learn more of these Truths from God’s Word, or to schedule a presentation. https://isaiahministries.wordpress.com/

Jesus has not changed. With Him there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning; He is the same yesterday, Today, and forever. He still loves and pities the erring, seeking to draw them to Himself, that He may give them Divine (supernatural) aid. He knows that a demon power is struggling for the control of every soul striving for the mastery (victory) . . . .   But Jesus came to break the power of Satan, and to set the captives free. He will provide strength from above, that we may see and resist the temptations of the enemy . . . ”
– Bible Echo, March 1, 1893

The Dragon Revealed ! – from darkness to Light

Thank you !

      Little Light Studios and Isaiah Ministries extend our deepest thanks to every brother and sister in Christ Jesus who has lifted us, and this film project in their prayers. And we also thank the LORD God Almighty (Yehuwah El’ Shaddai), through Whom all things are possible . . . . for every gift which has been given from the hearts of His children who were able to help support “The Dragon Revealed” in making this film a reality !

      As our gift in return, we are making the first disc of “The Dragon Revealed,” available to all at the link below. We encourage you to share this true story of the love and power of the Lord Jesus Christ with all you can. It is our earnest prayer, that through this 2 disc film set, millions of souls will be won to Christ, and prepared for His soon return in the clouds of glory !

https://littlelightstudios.tv/projects/the-dragon-revealed/

      This first disc will remain online, while the 2nd disc will be prepared for shipping within the next 2 weeks.
Those who wish to purchase “The Dragon Revealed !” in it’s entirety will be sent both disc.1 & disc.2 when they order the film at the link above.

      Please continue to lift us and the men at Little Light Studios in your prayers as we complete the final editing, and prepare this full set for shipping. And may the LORD Bless and keep you and those you love, through His mighty power, and the unfailing promises of His Life-giving Word !

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

 

To Set the Captives Free ! – part 2

woman caught adultery     “The work of Christ in cleansing the leper from his terrible disease is an illustration of His work in cleans-ing the soul from sin . . . . Whoever will fall at His feet, saying in faith, “Lord (Adoni – Sovereign King), if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean,” shall hear the answer, “I will; be thou made clean !
Matthew 8:2-3

In some instances of healing, Jesus did not at once grant the blessing sought. But in the case of leprosy, no sooner was the appeal made than it was granted. When we pray for earthly blessings, the answer to our prayer may be delayed, or God may give us something other than we ask, but not so when we ask for deliverance from sin.

. . . It is His will to cleanse us from sin, to make us His children, and to enable us to live a holy life.

Christ “gave Himself in exchange for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.” Galatians 1:4. And “this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: and if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have desired of Him.” I John 5:14
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To Set the Captives Free . . . !

TheLeperAnd if the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed . . . !”   John 8:36

     He came to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, and to set at liberty them that are bruised and beaten down repeatedly . . . !” Luke 4:18-19  Being raised in a 7th day Adventist Christian home, and growing up hearing about the law of Jehovah, the message of the three angels, and the importance of the Sabbath, I took little notice of statements such as these which I found in the Scriptures. The freedom here spoken of was thought to be needed more by the drunkard, the thief, the murderer and adulterers, and even more by those who knew not the knowledge which I had of the mark of the beast, and coming great time of trouble.

As I look back now, I realize that I knew a great deal “about God;” I could argue almost any debate on Scripture doctrines, but had never really known by experience His great love and desire to literally dwell within my heart and mind, and make me free indeed!”     That is until the LORD in His mercy, allowed my wife and I to know the reality of the battle in which each of us are found. A battle in which none of my will, my strength or head-knowledge was of any avail.

In 2003, after months of fighting with the unseen whispers in my head, I yielded to the voice of SELF, and filed for a divorce; a decision which would change for ever, not only my life, but that of my wife and two young children as well . . . This was the beginning of the greatest miracle we had ever seen. For what the devil thought to use for evil, and our family’s destruction, the LORD God Almighty (Yehuwah El’Shaddai) wrought mightily for our good ! And it is this miracle, the miracle of the Glad Tidings of Christ, which begat within us the Life which God has promised, the Life which Jesus both lived, died, and rose again to freely give us. And the ministry which the LORD has called each of us to do, saying . . .

All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore . . . into all the world (begin in your own neighborhood), and proclaim the Glad Tidings to every creature. And he that believeth and is baptized (with the Spirit) shall be saved . . . !”   Matthew 28:18-19, Mark 16:15-16& ref: Titus 3:4-6 Continue reading