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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
“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
“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
“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
“For I fear, lest by any means . . . as the serpent (Satan, the devil – Revelation 12:9-12) beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity* (G572, 573 – singleness, clarity) that is in Christ . . . and no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light !”
II Corinthians 11:3-4 and 11:13-15
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“In all this conflict with the powers of evil, there was ever before Christ the darkened shadow (Matthew 27:46) 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 . . .
“My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? Why art Thou so far from helping Me, and from the words of My roaring (moaning)? . . . I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint: My heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of My bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and My tongue cleaveth to My jaws; and Thou hast brought Me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed Me about: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed Me . . . yea, they pierced My hands and My feet. I may tell (count) all My bones . . .
They look and stare upon Me. They part My garments among them, and cast lots upon My vesture . . . All they that see Me laugh Me to scorn: they shoot out their lip, they shake their head, saying . . . He trusted on the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) that He would deliver Him: let Him deliver, seeing He delighted in Him . . . But be not Thou far from Me, O LORD, O My Strength (John 14:10-11), haste Thee to help Me . . .” Psalm 22:1-19
“He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth . . . He is brought as a Lamb to the slaughter; for the transgression* (rebellion, apostasy) of My people was He stricken. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise* (to crush, to crumble, to break in pieces) Him; He hath put Him to grief* (rubbed, worn, make sick, grieved, put to pain, made to be sorry) . . .
When Thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin . . . for though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered (Hebrews 5:8) . . . He shall see His seed (offspring), and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. Yea, He shall see the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied . . . for He shall bear their (our) iniquities !” Isaiah 53:7-11
When He raised Lazarus from the dead, He knew that for that life alone 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. . . !”
– Youth’s Instructor, December 29, 1898
“For in that He died, He died unto sin once (Daniel 9:24), but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God . . . That He might be the Firstborn (First Begotten) among many brethren . . . !” Romans 6:10-11 & 8:29
“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 whole world! Every hope that we have of Salvation (rescue, deliverance, freedom, healing and restoration) 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 (rebellion and apostasy), 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: Hebrews 7:25
“Jesus knows the circumstances of every soul. The greater the sinner’s guilt, the more he needs the Saviour. His heart of divine love and sympathy is drawn out most of all for the one who is the most hopelessly entangled in the snares of the enemy. With His own blood He (Christ) has signed the emancipation papers of the race.” – Ministry of Healing, p.89-90
“Jesus is the remedy for sin. We may have intellect, but human intelligence can devise no way of Salvation (no way of cleansing or freedom); we may have earthly possessions, but that will not provide a ransom for the sin of our soul. Salvation (deliverance, freedom, rescue, healing, and restoration) is the gift of God through Christ, and the Promise is, “Whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish, but have eternal Life (is no longer under the dominion of sin and death, but has the liberty of the sons and daughters begotten of God) !” For God hath sworn, and He cannot lie . . . !
It is not enough to have a nominal faith. We must have faith that will appropriate the Life-giving power to our souls. We suffer great loss because we do not exercise simple, living faith in Christ. We should be able to say, “He is my Saviour (personally); He died for me; I look to Him as my complete Saviour and I live !”
– Signs of the Times, March 10, 1890
“For God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent (change His mind). For hath He said, and shall He not do it? . . . or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good ?” Numbers 23:19
“And faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God . . . as it is written, The just* (justified, made innocent, holy, perfect and righteous) shall live by faith !” Romans 1:17, Habakkuk 2:4, Galatians 3:11 & Hebrews 10:38
“God does not ask you to feel that Jesus is your Saviour, but to believe that He died for you (as your Substitute and Surety), and that His blood now (Today) cleanseth you from all sin. You have been bitten by the serpent, and as the serpent was lifted up in the wilderness that the dying might look and live, so Christ was lifted up, that whosoever believeth in Him (the spoken Word of God – Isaiah 52:1-3) should not perish, but have eternal Life !
Saving faith is simplicity itself. You must cry no more; you must cease to hang down your head as a bulrush. Look to the uplifted Saviour (John 3:14-15 and Isaiah 45:22-25), and, however grievous may have been your sins, believe that He saves you. All the remedies and medicines of the world would have failed to cure one soul who had been bitten by the venomous serpent; but God had provided a remedy that could not fail. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Be not among the number to whom the Saviour said, “Ye will not come unto me that ye might have Life.” Oh, how He longed to save them; for while we were yet sinners (not waiting for us to make ourselves good), Christ died unto sin for us !
Take the Word of Jesus (John 14:10-11 and 6:63) as more sure and valuable than any word that can come from the human agent. Thank God with your whole heart and soul and voice that you are barricaded with the rich promises of His infallible Word, so that the wicked one shall not touch you. God will give you the Holy Spirit, even though it may seem to you that it is too good to be true. “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not His Own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give* us all things?” Romans 8:31-32
– The Bible Echo, July 2, 1894
“Who shall lay any thing to the charges of God’s elect? For it is God that justifieth*. . . who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, Who is even at the right hand of God, and Who also maketh intercession for us !” Romans 8:33-34
“So likewise reckon (count) ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord (Sovereign King) !” Romans 6:11
And “being therefore justified* by faith (present tense – declared, rendered just, innocent, holy and righteous) . . . Today, if ye will only hear My Voice . . . we now have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ !” Romans 5:1 ref: John 14:27-28 and Ephesians 2:13-14
“For God commendeth (demonstrated) His great love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us . . . Much more then, being now justified* by His blood (Life – Leviticus 17:10-11 & Hebrews 10:10-17), we shall be saved from wrath through Him . . . !” Romans 5:1-9
“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if One died for all, then were all dead. And in that He died for all, that they which [now] live [by faith] should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again !” II Corinthians 5:14-15
“That the Life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh !”
II Corinthians 4:10-11
“We are to take God at His Word. The experience that comes through living (active) faith is the experience that God wants every one of us to have. We should reach out the hand of faith, and grasp the Arm of Infinite power . . . The simplest prayer that is put up in faith is acceptable to heaven. “For (but) without faith it is impossible to please Him . . . for he that cometh to God must believe that He Is (I Am), and that He is (I Am) a Rewarder of all those that seek Him . . .” Hebrews 11:6 ref: Deuteronomy 4:29-33
The humblest soul that looks up to Christ in faith is connected with the God (Elohim – Mighty One) of the universe . . .“Who upholds all things by the Word of His power !” We may walk (live) in the Light (the glory, the victory, the assurance streaming from the throne of Almighty God) as Christ is in the Light . . . !” I John 1:7 and Psalm 44:3 and 89:15
“Thou therefore, my son (and my daughter), be strong in the grace* (G5485 – divine Influence) that is in Christ Jesus . . .
Endure hardness (conflict, adversity), as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. For no man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life (this world) . . . . so that he may please Him Who hath chosen him to be a soldier . . .”
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood (not even our own), but against principalities, and against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in the heavens (ref: Ephesians 2:2) . . .
Wherefore, take unto you the whole armour of God (Theos – Deity, divinity), that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all . . . to stand !”
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (weak, fleshly), but mighty* (full of power) through God, to the pulling down of strongholds, yea, casting down imaginations, and every high thing which exalts itself (Isaiah 14:12-16 and Revelation 12:7-11) against the knowing of God . . . . And bringing into captivity every thought to the perfect obedience of Christ . . . !”
II Timothy 2:1-4, Ephesians 6:12-17, II Corinthians 10:4-5 Continue reading
This is part.2 of a powerful series shared recently in Australia by pastor David Gates. The entire 6 part series is available online, or you may contact Gospel Ministries International to order the series on DVD. We pray that these messages will both inspire, encourage and strengthen you . . .
Our Lord and Saviour is returning very soon, and He asks that every child of God will surrender our lives completely to Him, and help in this great work of reaching a world still lost in darkness, in doubt and in sin.
May our LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) bless and keep you strong in faith, and the unfailing power of His Life-giving Word !
your brother and sister in Christ Jesus,
Eric & Sarah Wilson and family – Isaiah Ministries
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“Grace* and peace unto you (Ephesians 2:13-14) . . . from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne. And from Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful Witness (martyr – Romans 6:10), and the First Begotten of the dead . . . even the death of the cross (Philippians 2:8), and the Prince of the kings of the earth . . .
Unto Him that loved us, and washed* us from our sins in His Own blood (Leviticus 17:11 and Isaiah 53:12), and hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father . . . to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen !” Revelation 1:4-6
“This then is the message* (pledge of Divine assurance of good) which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him (God), and yet walk in darkness* (shadiness, dimness, obscurity), we lie, and do not the Truth . . .
But if we walk in the Light (Psalm 119:105 and John 1:1-14), as He (Christ Jesus) is in the Light, we have fellowship* (association, union) one with Another . . . and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin . . . !”
ref: John 15:7 and 17:21 and I John 2:3-6 and I John 1:5-7 Continue reading
Our Saviour’s last Words to each of us as He ascended up to the right hand of the Majesty on high was . . . “All power in heaven and on earth has been given unto Me . . . Go ye therefore into all the world, and proclaim the Glad Tidings unto every creature; and he that believeth and is baptized* (Titus 3:5-7) shall be Saved* (delivered, set free, rescued, healed and made whole) . . . !”
Matthew 28:18-19 and Mark 16:15-20
Since that morning in 2008, I have never forgotten the Voice of our LORD, when He spoke to me from His Word, and said . . . “Go and tell what great things the LORD hath done for you !” My family and I have taken those words to heart. And knowing that our Lord (Sovereign King) and Saviour Jesus Christ is soon to return in the clouds of heaven, we do all that we can to share the Glad Tidings of the victory and freedom which He has wrought for every soul who is willing to surrender and believe . . .
The work and ministry is now growing at an unprecedented rate. Each month we are receiving hundreds of emails and phone calls from people just like you. Many are hungering and thirsting for a Word of hope and assurance. Many are searching for a way to break the chains which have held them so long in bondage to doubt, and fear, and addiction to sin . . .
And to every person the Promise (Oath, Word) of God is both sure, and steadfast . . . “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord (Sovereign King) shall be saved* (delivered, healed and set free) !”
But how shall they call upon Him in Whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have net heard? and how shall they hear except there be one who proclaims? And how shall they proclaim, except they be sent?
As it is written . . . How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of them that proclaim the Glad Tidings of Peace (Ephesians 2:13-14), that proclaimeth Salvation . . . that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth !” Romans 10:13-15 and Isaiah 52:1-7
Each month our family here at Isaiah Ministries is sending out, free of charge, between 400 and 650 DVDs and audio CDs, each one containing the gospel of Jesus Christ, and precious Truths from His Word. Each month we are being invited to share in person, the Glad Tidings of our Redemption and Salvation in Christ Jesus, often many miles away from home. And every call to speak is of the greatest importance, for only in eternity shall each of us know the influence and power we held in Christ, to win a soul to faith in Him !
Every month we are receiving new requests for Bible and literature from brothers and sisters in small congregations overseas, and to each of these God’s Word must be sent . . . !
We are asking in faith for your help now . . . While there is still time you can make the greatest difference in another person’s life; a decision for eternity.
We have now a new booklet which is ready to go to print, the title of which is called . . .”A Message of Hope !” This is a collection of Bible promises and testimonies which point to the great sacrifice and hope we have been given in the death, burial and glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. And of the victory and freedom which He is willing and able to give to all that call upon Him in faith !
It is our prayer that with your help, we may go forward, claiming the victories of our Saviour, and winning hearts to saving faith in Him. Please contact us at our email address, or phone number below if you would like to help.
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May the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) both bless and keep you, strong in faith, and the unfailing power of His Life-giving Word !
your friend and brother in Christ Jesus,
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