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NEW CREATION REALITIES

E. W . K E N Y O N

Table Of Contents
1. First Words 2. The Reason Why 3. The Living Word 4. Treating The Word As Though t Were A Co!!on "oo# $. The Four %os&els n Contrast With The 'auline (&istles ). 'aul About 'rayer *. Christ n The Light Of The 'auline Revelation +. What The Resurre,tion %ives -s .. / n Who! We 0ave/ 11. The Legal And 2ital As&e,ts Of Rede!&tion 11. 3o!e 2ital Fa,ts 12. 3haring With 0i! 13. The La4 Of Life 14. The Rene4ed 5ind 1$. %od Re&rodu,ing 0i!self n -s 1). Li!iting %od n -s 1*. What We 6are Confess About Ourselves 1+. What Re&entan,e 5eans

1.. 0aving 7our O4n Faith Life 21. The Li!itations Of 8esus 21. The 6efeated 3atan 22. The (nd Of Conde!nation 23. Wal#ing As 5ere 5en 24. "elieving n 0is 3ubstitution 2$. The Rest Of Rede!&tion 2). / T s Finished/ 2*. 8esus At The Right 0and Of The Father 2+. 8esus The 3avior 2.. Our Advo,ate 31. 8esus Our Lord 31. 0e s 5y 'resent 3he&herd Lord 32. Why 9atural 5an Cannot :no4 0i!self 33. 3o!e Fa,ts About 'ente,ost 34. What 0ave 7ou 6one With Love;

First Words
A 3(R (3 of heart !essages on the 9e4 Creation Realities. Little studies on great the!es. nvestigations about the /0idden !an of the 0eart./ We have found the se,ret that the &sy,hologists long have sought. t is /the in4ard !an/< it is the Re,reated s&irit< it is the &art of !an 4ith 4hi,h %od deals. A delving into the love life of the sons of Love= 4here the /hidden !an of the heart/ rules the outer or seen !an of the senses. 7ou 4ill find so!e suggestions about the ,o!bat of the Re,reated s&irit 4ith the senses 4hi,h govern this outer !an. t is really an unveiling of 4hat 4e are in Christ today< of 4hat 0e says 4e are< 4hat 0e has !ade us to be in 0is great Rede!&tive 4or#. These !essages are largely fro! the (&istles. They are not ,o!&lete= but are suggestions to &rovo#e you to study !ore dee&ly in these hidden ri,hes. We have ,o!e to #no4 that one ,annot #no4 the n,arnate One as 4e have seen 0i! in the four %os&els= unless 4e have had an o&&ortunity to be,o!e a,>uainted 4ith 0i! in the (&istles. n the %os&els 0e is the Lone 5an of %alilee= the hu!ble -n#no4n= 4ho ends 0is earth 4al# on Calvary. n the (&istles 0e is the Risen= Triu!&hant One= the ,on>ueror of death= sin and 3atan. 0e is

hu!anity?s Risen Redee!er 4ho has !et the de!ands of @usti,e and satisfied every ,lai! against hu!anity. 0e !ade &ossible the 9e4 Creation= a ne4 ra,e of !en= 4ho ,an stand in %od?s &resen,e 4ithout the sense of guilt= ,onde!nation or inferiority.

The Reason Why


The 'auline (&istles !ust ever stand as the 4or# of a su&ergenius or a divine revelation. They reveal 4hat ha&&ened on the ,ross and 4hat follo4ed during the three days and three nights until the 5an 4as raised fro! the dead. One ,annot gras& the great 3ubstitutionary fa,t in the four %os&els. 9either ,an 4e find the 9e4 Creation Revelation < nor ,an 4e dis,over the !inistry of 8esus at the right hand of the Father. The four %os&els give us a sense #no4ledge vie4 of the 5an. The &eo&le stood in the &resen,e of 0is !ira,les= overA4hel!ed 4ith a ,ons,iousness that they 4ere in the &resen,e of %od. They ,all 0i! the 3on of %od. They see 0i! ,on>uer 3atan and de!ons= but there is no inti!ation that 0e is going to !a#e the! ,on>uerors of de!ons= of death and of disease. What 0e says to the! in regard to it is veiled be,ause they are s&iritually unable to gras& s&iritual realities. They have not yet eB&erien,ed the strange &heno!ena of the 9e4 "irth. 3o the 'auline Revelation is a !aster stro#e of 6ivine %ra,e. t lets us into the inner se,ret of %od?s !ighty &ur&ose in the n,arnation. n the %os&els 8esus a,ts li#e 6eity= tal#s li#e 6eity= dies li#e 6eity= and

,on>uers death li#e %od. 0e 4as %od !anifest in the flesh in 0is earth 4al# and 0e 4as %od in the 3&irit in 0is 3ubstitutionary sa,rifi,e. At %od?s right hand 0e has a glorified body and is 0ead of the 9e4 Creation. 7ou 4ill find that 0e did a &erfe,t 4or# for us and the 3&irit through the Word does a &erfe,t 4or# in us as 8esus is today at the right hand of the Father doing a &erfe,t 4or# for us.

The Living Word


O-R attitude to4ard the Word deter!ines the &la,e that %od holds in our daily life. The Word should al4ays be the Father s&ea#ing to us. t should never be li#e the !essage fro! an ordinary boo#. t should be as real to you as though the 5aster stood in the roo! and s&o#e to you &ersonally. This Word 4as designed by the Father to ta#e 8esus? &la,e in 0is absen,e. When 0e says= /The Father 0i!self loveth you=/ it is a &ersonal !essage to your heart. When the 5aster said again= / f a !an love !e= he 4ill #ee& !y 4ord< and the Father and 4ill love hi! and !a#e our ho!e 4ith hi!=/ that should be as &ersonal as though you 4ere the only one in the 4orld. t is as though you 4ere sitting at the feet of 8esus= and 0e loo#ed do4n into your fa,e and said= /The Father and 4ill ,o!e and !a#e our ho!e 4ith you. /"e not dis!ayed= for a! your %od. / a! going to be your strength < a! going to lend to you !y o4n ability. /When 4ea#ness ,o!es= re!e!ber that a! the strength of your life. /When you need finan,es= re!e!ber that said= C5y Father #no4eth that you have need of all these things?./ 7ou ,an 4his&er to your o4n heart= /5y Father 4ill su&&ly every need of !ine. 0e #no4s !y needs and loves !e. 0e and are one./ 5an?s 4ord is

usually dead before the &rinter has finished his 4or#. Fe4 4ords of !an live after a generation= but %od?s Word is different. t is i!&regnated 4ith the very Life of %od= it is eternal. 0eb. 4D12= 13 gives us an illustrationD E5offatt?s TranslationF /For the Logos of %od is a living thing= a,tive and !ore ,utting than any s4ord 4ith double edge= &enetrating to the very division of soul and s&irit= @oints and !arro4 A s,rutiniGing the very thoughts and ,on,e&tions of the heart. And no ,reated thing is hidden fro! hi!< all things lie o&en and eB&osed before the eyes of hi! 4ith 4ho! 4e have to re,#on./ This is one of the strangest state!ents about the Word in 'aul?s (&istles. 9oti,e this 13th verse D /That no ,reated thing is hidden fro! hi!./ Of 4ho! is he s&ea#ing; The Living WordAThe Logos. /And all things lie o&en and eB&osed before the eyes of hi! 4ith 4ho! 4e have to do./ The Word ta#es on &ersonality< it be,o!es Christ 0i!self. Our ,onta,t 4ith the 5aster= then= is through 0is Word. And did you noti,e= /the eyes of 0i!./ The Word then has eyes. t sees our ,ondu,t= our attitude to4ard it. t is a Living thing. 0o4 dee&ly that should i!&ress us. hold in !y hands a "oo# 4ith the very Life of %od in it= a "oo# that s,rutiniGes !y ,ondu,t< that @udges !e. A "oo# that feeds this inner !anA!y

s&irit. t i!&arts Faith to !y 3&irit= builds Love into it. %od?s only !eans of rea,hing !e is through 0is Word. 3o the Word be,o!es a vital thing. t has been rather diffi,ult for so!e of us to gras& the fa,t that during the first ,entury= the Christian Chur,h did not have our 9e4 Testa!ent. The first e&istle that 'aul 4rote to the Thessalonians 4as the beginning of the 9e4 Testa!ent. t 4as 4ritten seventeen years after his ,onversion. Thess. 2D13= /Wherefore also give ,ontinual than#s to %od= be,ause= 4hen you heard fro! !e the 3&o#en Word of %od= you re,eived it not as the 4ord of !an= but= as it is in truth= the Word of %od< 4ho 0i!self 4or#s effe,tually in you that believe./ EConybeareF. 9oti,e= it 4as /the 3&o#en Word./ That 4as all they had= 4hether 'aul gave it= or 'eter= or 8ohn= or any of the A&ostles. t 4as %od s&ea#ing through hu!an li&s. t had not yet been &ut into 4riting. 9o4 you ,an better understand A,ts 1.D21 telling of that great revival at (&hesus. Lu#e used this eB&ression D /3o !ightily gre4 the Word of the Lord and &revailed./ t 4as the 3&o#en Word. The 'auline Revelation 4as only #no4n to those 4ho had heard hi!. The other A&ostles did not have it. They had 4hat the 3&irit gave the! to !eet the e!ergen,y of the hour.

t is a fa,t that Christianity is 4hat the Word says about Rede!&tion= about the "ody of Christ= or the 9e4 Creation. We be,o!e ChristAli#e in the !easure that the Word &revails in us. The Word is Christ revealed. The Word is %od &resent 4ith us= s&ea#ing the Living 5essage of the Loving Father %od. The Word is al4ays 9OW. t is 0is Word to !e today. t is 0is voi,e= 0is last !essage. t be,o!es a Living thing in !y heart as lovingly a,t u&on it. t be,o!es a Living thing on the li&s of Love. t has no &o4er on the li&s of those 4hose lives are out of fello4shi& 4ith 0i!= 4ho live in the reason real!. 0is Word !a#es our !inistry li!itless. 0is Word is 4hat 0e is. t is the !ind of the Father. t is the Will of the Father. t sho4s the 4ay to the Father. The Word is the Father s&ea#ing. 7ou noti,e that it is al4ays in the &resent tense. The Word is the "read of 0eaven= food for our s&irits. 5att. 4D4= /5an shall not live by bread alone= but by every 4ord that &ro,eedeth out of the !outh of %od./ 8er. 1$D1) says= /Thy 4ords 4ere found= and did eat the!. Thy 4ords 4ere unto !e a @oy and re@oi,ing of !y heart./ 8ob tells us ho4 &re,ious the Word is to hi!. 8ob 23D12D / have not gone ba,# fro! the ,o!!and!ent of his li&s < have treasured u& the 4ords of his !outh !ore than !y ne,essary food./

When a ,hild of %od loo#s u&on the Word as @ob did= then it be,o!es a Reality in his daily life. 8ob had no Written Word< he had the Word s&o#en by angels. We have the Written Word. We have it &rinted in !any for!s so 4e !ay ,arry it in our &o,#et. 0o4 little 4e have a&&re,iated the value of 0is !essage. 'sa. 11*D21 /0e sent 0is Word and healed the!./ That Living Word that 0e sent 4as 8esus. 5ar# 1)D1.A21D /3o then the Lord 8esus= after he had s&o#en unto the!= 4as re,eived u& into heaven= and sat do4n at the right hand of %od. And they 4ent forth= and &rea,hed every4here= the Lord 4or#ing 4ith the!= and ,onfir!ing the 4ord by the signs that follo4ed./ 9oti,e that the Lord 4or#ed 4ith the!. believe that a revival 4ould brea# out al!ost any4here if the Lord 4or#ed 4ith those 4ho &rea,h= and if the Word 4as as real to the! as the 3&o#en Word 4as real to the (arly Chur,h. "ut the 4ord of !an has gained the as,endan,y and has !ore authority than 0is Word has today. 0e ,onfir!s the Word today every4here that it is &rea,hed. 4ant you to noti,e ho4 the Father !a#es the Word good in the lives of !en and 4o!en as they dare to a,t u&on it. n the ,losing senten,e of the %os&el of 5atthe4= /Lo= a! 4ith you al4ays= even unto the end of the age=/ the believer ,an be sure that though

he be forsa#en by all others= there is One 4ho 4ill stand by hi!. "ut the thing that has !ost dee&ly i!&ressed !y heart is the Reality of %od in the Word. 0e is not only in the Word= but 0e breathes 0is very life through it as it is unfolded. 0e said= /Where t4o or three are gathered together in !y na!e= there a! in the !idst of the!./ 0e is in the !idst of the! in the Word. 8esus said= / f ye love !e= the Father and 4ill ,one and !a#e our ho!e 4ith you/ E8ohn 14D23F= f 4e ,ould only realiGe that 4hen 4e o&en the Word= it is a Living Thing 4e are i!&lanting in the hearts of !en. The Word is %od &resent 4ith us s&ea#ing the Living 5essage of the Living Father %od. t is the 9OW Word fro! 0i! to !e. t is 0is voi,e. t be,o!es a living thing in the heart of Faith. n Ro!. 11D+ it is ,alled the /Word of Faith./ t is 0is Word that gives birth to faith in the believer. t is %od?s faith eB&ressed. 7ou see= 0e is a Faith %od and 0e al4ays uses 4ords to do things. 0eb. 11 D3 /"y faith 4e understand that the 4orlds have been fra!ed by the Word of %od./ 0ear 0i! 4his&er= /"y !yself have s4orn/ E%en. 22D1)F. 0e 4as in the Word. The Word 4as a &art of 0i!. 7ou ,an?t se&arate a !an fro! his 4ords< neither ,an

you se&arate the Father fro! 0is Words. 0o4 it thrilled !e 4hen read in 0eb. *D22 that 8esus is the surety of the 9e4 Covenant. The 9e4 Covenant is the Word= and 0e is the surety of the Word. The Word 4as a living fa,t 4hen 8esus s&o#e it. t is still a living fa,t. 8esus 4as a &art of all 0e said < 0e and 0is Word 4ere one. 8esus is @ust as real no4 as 0e 4as the day 0e arose fro! the dead. 0is Word is @ust as real no4 as 4hen 0e ins&ired 8ohn or 'eter or 'aul to 4rite it. What 0e said 4as a &art of 0i!self. Reality throbs in it= flo4s through it= lives in it. The Word 4as< the Word is no4 4hat it 4as then. 0ere are so!e other assuran,es 'sa. 23D1= /The Lord is !y she&herd./ 8ohn 11D14= 8esus said= / a! the good she&herd./ sa. 41 D11= /Fear thou not= for a! 4ith thee D be not dis!ayed= for a! thy %od./ Ro!. +D31= / f %od is for you= 4ho ,an be against you./ 'hil. 4D13= / ,an do all things in hi! 4ho strengtheneth !e./ 'sa. 2*D1= /%od is the strength of !y life= of 4ho! shall be afraid;/ 'hil. 4D1.= /5y %od shall su&&ly every need of yours a,,ording to his ri,hes in glory in Christ 8esus./ 'sa. 121D1= 2= /5y hel& ,o!eth fro! the Lord./ 'sa. +4D$= /5y strength is in

0i!./ 'sa. )2D$A+= /%od is !y refuge./ These are Living Words= and as you feed on the! they build you u&. The #no4ledge of 4hat Christ is and has done for you &ersonally= builds faith in you. When turn to the Word and read it as 0is !essage to !e= 0e ,onfir!s that !essage in !y life. 0e ,onfir!ed the ,ovenant !ade 4ith Abraha!. 0e ,onfir!ed the Word that 8esus s&o#e through the A&ostles. E5ar# 1)D21F. 8esus said in 8ohn 14D1$= / f ye love !e= ye 4ill #ee& !y ,o!!and!ents./ What 4as 0is ,o!!and!ent; That 4e love one another. 0e that loveth !e and #ee&eth 5y Word= lie it is= you see= that the Father loves. 0ere are so!e other fa,ts that 4e ought to re!e!ber. 8ohn 1)D+=.= /When 0e Ethe 3&iritF is ,o!e= 0e 4ill ,onvi,t the 4orld of sin= of righteousness and of @udg!entD of sin= be,ause they believe not on 5e< of righteousness= be,ause go unto the Father< of @udg!ent= be,ause the &rin,e of this 4orld is @udged./ What is going to ,onvin,e the 4orld; Words in the li&s of Faith. Only that Living Word in the li&s of Faith ,an ta#e the &la,e of an absent Christ. The Word tal#s to us. t ta#es the &la,e of 8esus. The Word is the Father s&ea#ing to us no4. t has the sa!e authority that it 4ould have if the 5aster stood in the roo! and s&o#e it.

Faith in the Father is Faith in 0is Word. The Word ta#es on all that our Faith de!ands. 8esus said= /A,,ording to your faith= so be it unto you./ As you ,onsider the Word and a,t u&on it= it 4ill be,o!e real to you. This "oo#= the Living Word= has %od in it. The Word ta#es the &la,e of the unseen 8esus. 5editation in the Word is li#e a visit 4ith 8esus. 8osh. 1D+= %od told 8oshua to !editate in the Word day and night < in other 4ords= to live in it. 8esus said in 8ohn +D31 /Abide in !y 4ord./ The Word gets into your blood= into your syste! and be,o!es a &art of you. The Word is ins&ired. 0oly !en s&o#e as they 4ere !oved by the 0oly 3&irit= as they 4ere borne along in their s&irit life. %od s&o#e by the !outh of the holy &ro&hets. /The 4ords that s&ea# unto you= they are s&irit and they are life./ (very 4ord that %od s&ea#s has life in it. Re!e!ber 0eb. 4D12D /The Logos of %od is a Living Thing./ t is not li#e !an?s 4ords 4hi,h die after a generation< %od?s Word lives. love to thin# of it as the /&revailing Word=/ as it 4as in (&hesus. 0o4 it ruled over that 4i,#ed ,ityH Today the Logos of %od is ruling in the hearts of those 4ho yield to its s4ay.

The Word has the authority of %od in it no4. t has the Righteousness of %od in it. t has Re,reating &o4er for the unsaved. t has healing &o4er for the si,#. t is the very "read of 0eaven to the hungry in s&irit. 4ish that it ,ould be li#e thisD that 4hen you &i,# u& the Word it 4ill !ean that %od is &resent 4ith you and that the Word is 0is attitude to4ard you no4. t is 0is attitude to4ard sin= to4ard Rede!&tion= to4ard Righteousness= to4ard (ternal Life= to4ard the 3ons and 6aughters of %od. That is the Father?s attitude to4ard all the issues of life. 5y 4ord is !y 4ill. The Word is the Will of the Father. %od 4at,hes over 0is Word. What %od says is= be,o!es. %od is Truth= so 4ill be true. %od is Light= so 4ill 4al# in the Light. 7ou see= 4e learn to a,t on the Word= as 4e a,t on the 4ord of a ban#er or a la4yer in so!e ,risis in our life. 4onder if you ever realiGed that the Father is @ealous over 0is Word. 0e never set a lo4 esti!ate u&on it. 0e holds it in the highest regard. f 0e said it= that ends it. To 0is ene!ies= it is but &a&er and in#< but to the Lovers= it is Life and health < it is @oy uns&ea#able. The &rea,hing that &rodu,es little ,onvi,tion= is ,aused by the Word not having been in the heart of the tea,her. We are to be so4ers of the Word. 8esus gave us in 5att. 13 a !arvelous &i,ture of the art of &rea,hing. t is so4ing the Word. t falls u&on

all #inds of hearts= but the irrigation of the soil is de&endent u&on the so4er. f 4e irrigate it 4ith &rayer and so!eti!es 4ith tears= it is bound to bring forth a harvest. 3o!e of us forget the Word in hard &la,es. -n,ons,iously 4e 4al# by sight. The senses ta#e the reality a4ay fro! the Word= but as the s&irit gains the as,endan,y over the senses= the Word on,e !ore has its &la,e. Re!e!ber= your 4ord is you. 7ou !ust learn to say= / gave !y 4ord < !ust #ee& it= no !atter 4hat it ,osts./ f your 4ord is of no value= you 4ill reason that the Word of %od is of no value. have found that unbelief in the Word of %od is largely be,ause of &eo&le?s la,# of faith in their o4n 4ord. f you 4ant to build the highest ty&e of faith= be a faithful &erson yourself. "elieve in your o4n 4ord. (stablish a re&utation for truth< then the Word 4ill be that to you in your life. 0ere are so!e little fa,ts that !ay !ean !u,h to your life. The Word is on !y hands. What a! going to do 4ith it; A! going to a,t u&on it= let it govern !y life= or 4ill @ust study it ; Will sit in the "ible ,lass and study it and then go ba,# to !y roo! and study it but not live it; 9ot let it be,o!e a &art of !y life= but @ust an intelle,tual eBer,ise; The Word is ta#ing the 5aster?s &la,e in !y

life. What do 4ith the Word 4ill deter!ine 4hat the Word 4ill do to !e one of these days. The Word 4ill 4or# in !e= building 8esus? life in !e= building Life= Faith= Love= %ra,e and strength into !e= or else it 4ill @udge !e in the last day. What 4ill it do for !e; t 4ill 4or# for !e. f &rea,h it and live it= it 4ill 4or# for !e. t 4ill reveal the very ri,hes of !y inheritan,e to !e. t 4ill give !e ,ourage to enter into and en@oy !y inheritan,e. t 4ill build the 5aster?s stedfastness into !e. The very ,hara,ter of Christ 4ill be built into !e= and only 0e #no4s 4hat it 4ill do through !e. t has saved the lost< it has healed the si,#< it has built faith and love in !ultitudes. Let the Word of Christ then d4ell in you ri,hly. 7ou ,an so soa# in the Word and the Word so soa# in you= that your 4ord and %od?s Word be,o!e blended into one. t 4ill be your language and your 4ords= but it 4ill be 0is Word. 0is Word in you be,o!es a &art of you. t has !ade you 4hat you are< it 4ill !a#e others li#e you. 7ou are lost in the Word= but the Word is found in you. The Word be,a!e Flesh on,e. t is be,o!ing s&irit in your s&irit. The Word d4ells ri,hly in your &ra,ti,e= in your ,onversation= in your &rayer= in your ,onvi,tions. 7ou are using the Word to ,ast out diseases= to bring !oney to &eo&le= to save lost souls.

This Word and you have be,o!e one. 7ou re!e!ber that for !ore than fifty years after Christ?s death= the Written Word 4as #no4n only in a very li!ited 4ay. The 9e4 Testa!ent 4asn?t brought together until the !iddle of the se,ond ,entury. The Words that 8esus s&o#e 4ere not yet 4ritten. t 4as the /3&o#en Word=/ but 0e 4as in it. They 4ere a &art of Christ and they breathed Christ?s 9ature. Re!e!ber= the Word of %od liveth and abideth. All right= s&ea# the Word and it 4ill live in the lives of !en 4ho hear you. 0e said= / 4at,h over !y Word./ 0e 4ill 4at,h over the Word you &rea,h and tea,h. 8esus said= / f !y 4ords are living in you and you are s&ea#ing the!= 4ill live in the! as they &ass fro! your li&s./ The Word of Christ be,o!es a Living thing in your li&s. 3&ea# the Word fearlessly. Let the Word live in you gloriously and ri,hly.

Treating The Word As Though t Were A Co!!on "oo#


0 3 title bears the heart reason for s&iritual failure. t is the reason 4hy in daily life= the believer brea#s do4n= 4hy the adversary has no trouble in overthro4ing hi! in a ,risis< the reason 4hy lie is a s&iritual hit,hhi#er= al4ays de&ending u&on so!eone else?s &rayers= so!eone else?s 4isdo!= so!eone else?s inter&retation of the Word. 0e has no life of his o4n inde&endent of others. n the Fa!ily of %od= he is a /yes !an=/ but it is al4ays= /yes/ in the 4rong &la,e. 'aul des,ribes hi! in 0eb. $D12. shrin# fro! giving you this 3,ri&ture< it is so &ersonal in so !any lives. /For 4hen by reason of ti!e ye ought to be tea,hers= Eought to be leaders and soulA4innersF= ye have need again that so!eone tea,h you the very rudi!ents of the first &rin,i&les of the ora,les of %od./ t is a &ity= you see! to have forgotten the first ste&s in this 6ivine Life. nstead of 4al#ing out into the fullness and liberty and ri,hes of 0is gra,e= you have halted. There has been no gro4th= no develo&!ent in your life. The Word doesn?t !ean !u,h to you. Oh= there are ,ertain 3,ri&tures you #no4 that ,onde!n you and !a#e you feel !iserable= but there is no life in the Word for you. /The Word is a la!&

unto !y feet= a light unto !y &ath4ay./ but it isn?t that to you. The Word hurts and ,uts and bruises and !a#es you feel unha&&y 4hen you read it= 4hen it should be !anna and food for you. 9oti,e ho4 tenderly he said= that /so!eone tea,h you the rudi!ents=/ the very beginning of the faith life. Why; "e,ause instead of living it= a,ting it= and ta#ing your &la,e in the Word= you have re!ained a babe= an undevelo&ed s&irit. 7our !ind has never been rene4ed by the Word. 7ou see it ,an?t be rene4ed until you begin to &ra,ti,e it. 8esus hit the ta&Aroot of it in 5att. *D24. 0e said= /(very one that heareth these 4ords of !ine= and doeth the!= shall be li#ened unto a 4ise !an= 4ho built his house u&on the ro,# Iand the railJ des,ended= and the floods ,a!e= and the 4inds ble4= and beat u&on that house< and it fell notD for it 4as founded u&on the ro,#. "ut he that heareth these 4ords of !ine= and doeth the! not= is li#e unto the !an that built his house on the sand./ The first high tide s4e&t hi! out into the sea. a! sorry for su,h fol#s. They have to be fed 4ith !il# all the ti!e. 7ou 99A111 find the! in the nursery. They al4ays have a bottle. 3o!e of the! have the 4rong bottle. t is not filled 4ith the sin,ere !il# of the Word. They are babes in all their ,ondu,t. 'aul in Cor. 3D3= /And ye are yet ,arnal./

That !eans they live in the senses< they are ruled by the senses< they are guided by the senses. All their diseases are sense !ade. 0e says they are 4al#ing after the !anner of !en= or as /!ere !en/ of the 4orld. 8ust 4orld fol#s. There has been no ,hange= no gro4th= no develo&!ent in their life 4hatever. They are treating the Word as though it is a ,o!!on boo#. They ,an?t get their healing. Others have to &ray for the! and they are a burden u&on the Chur,h. They are a s&iritual liability. f they ha&&en to be !en and 4o!en of ability and of standing in the ,o!!unity= and the Chur,h gives the! offi,e or a &la,e of res&onsibility= they be,o!e a deadly burden to the Chur,h. They are never in the "ible ,lass. They do not have fa!ily &rayer= and seldo! as# the blessing at the table. They belong to the A Class of hit,hAhi#ers. Their faith is al4ays 4ea#. 7ou 4ill see the! going to the altar but they never get anything. The altar is a &la,e for babes to get an i!&ulse to go to the Word and feed on it. t is not a !eans to an end. t is @ust a beginning. "ut if you see the! going to the altar year after year= you #no4 they have be,o!e habitual= s&iritual ,ri&&les. 3atan rules the! through the senses. They are afraid of death.

They are afraid to !eet the Lord. They have thro4n a4ay Life?s &rivileges be,ause they lightly estee!ed the Word of %od. 3o!e Fa,ts We Ought to 3tudy in This Conne,tion When as# another to &ray for !y healing or to &ray for any of !y ,hroni, needs= re@e,t the gift of !y healing= and doubt the Word of the %iver. re&udiate !y o4n Righteousness in Christ= and refuse to ta#e !y &la,e in Christ as a 3on. #no4 that no one has a better standing than have. 9o one has a better &la,e in the 2ine than have. 9o one ,an dra4 life fro! the 2ine !ore readily than ,an. a! 4hat 0e !ade !e in Christ. 5y Righteousness 4as given to !e in Christ. 5y right to the use of 8esus? na!e is a gift= but have re&udiated the 4hole thing. have negle,ted to develo& !y gift. have ignored the ad!onition of !y Lord. do not study the Word to live itH #no4 that !y si,#ness is be,ause of a s&iritual ,ondition. #no4 that have 4al#ed a,,ording to the senses rather than a,,ording to the 3&irit. #no4 that healing ,annot be &er!anent in !y body until !y s&irit is ad@usted to the Word. f si,#ness is not s&iritual= 0e ,ouldn?t have !ade Christ?s s&irit si,# 4ith !y diseases= and if !y body is filled 4ith disease= it is be,ause !y s&irit is not in

har!ony 4ith the Word. a! rebelling against the si,#ness and fighting against the &ain= but don?t fight the ,ause of !y si,#ness. fight the effe,t of it. 7ou see= until ta#e !y &la,e in Christ and begin to a,t the Word and be,o!e a doer of the Word instead of a tal#er= re!ain a failure. 3i,#ness is threefold= 3&iritual= 5ental and 'hysi,al. All are si,# in s&irit before they are si,# in body H 7ou see= here is 4here the trouble is. 8as. 1 D22 tells us= /"ut be ye doers of the 4ord= and not hearers only= deluding your o4n selves./ One ,an stay in that ,ondition= until after a4hile they begin to believe they are right and %od is 4rong= and you 4ill hear the! 4hining= /Why does %od &ut these things on !e;/ and so!e un4ise tea,her 4ill say= /0e is trying to dis,i&line you./ tell you= 0e never uses the devil to dis,i&line 0is ,hildren. 6isease is of the devil. 7ou are suffering the results of refusing to ta#e your &la,e in Christ. 7ou refuse to study to sho4 yourself a&&roved unto 0i!. 7ou have refused to feed on the Word. 7ou had o&&ortunity to study but you didn?t ta#e it. 7ou 4ould rather read the literature of the hour than to read the Word fro! 0eaven. For this reason have arranged three Corres&onden,e Courses. The great

heart of the 5aster is yearning over you. 0is inter,ession has been ineffe,tual so far. t ,an?t be effe,tual until the Word 4or#s effe,tively in your s&irit. 7ou !ust study to sho4 yourself a&&roved of %od.

The Four %os&els n Contrast With The 'auline (&istles


9 the early days of !y !inistry= %er!an &hiloso&hy had gained the as,endan,y in !any of our theologi,al institutions= and there ,a!e a strange ne4 slogan. 7ou heard it ,ontinuously /"a,# to 8esus./ t ,a&tured !y i!agination but didn?t #no4 4hat it !eant. Then heard one of our leaders de,lare that 'aul had altogether too !u,h influen,e over the Chur,h= and that 4e are to give u& the 'auline Revelation and go /ba,# to 8esus./ That 4as really the beginning of !y study of the 'auline Revelation. The four %os&els= you re!e!ber= 4ere 4ritten years after Christ?s resurre,tion. Lu#e?s %os&el 4as 4ritten fro! )3 to +1 A.6. The %os&el of 8ohn 4as 4ritten fro! +1 to 111 A.6. That !eant t4o generations after the resurre,tion of 8esus before 8ohn 4rote. Fro! !y study= noti,e this strange fa,t= that 'aul >uoted 8esus only t4i,e= and in 8ohn?s %os&el there 4ere only t4o tra,es of the 'auline Revelation. One is 8ohn 1 D1)= 1*D /For of his fullness 4e all re,eived= and gra,e for gra,e. For the la4 4as given through 5oses< gra,e and truth ,a!e through 8esus Christ./ began to 4onder 4hy the four %os&els did not have

any of the 'auline Revelation in the!. Then dis,overed that they re,orded only events u& to the resurre,tion and as,ension. They #ne4 4hat had ta#en &la,e on the 6ay of 'ente,ost and of the tre!endous u&heaval that follo4ed the &rea,hing of the A&ostles in 8erusale!= 3a!aria= and in the Ro!an (!&ire= yet they never !ade !ention of it. 4ondered ho4 8ohn ,ould have 4ritten his %os&el as he did= #no4ing that he had &assed through the great revival in 8erusale! < that he had been a &art of all those !ighty !ira,les until the destru,tion of 8erusale!= 4hen he hi!self 4as banished fro! the holy land< and #no4ing of the !ira,les that had attended his !inistry before he 4as banished to the sle of 'at!os= and yet he did not tell us any of those 4onderful things that had ta#en &la,e. 7ou re!e!ber in 8ohn 21D31= 31= he de,lares= /5any other signs therefore did 8esus in the &resen,e of the dis,i&les= 4hi,h are not 4ritten in this boo#D but these are 4ritten= that ye !ay believe that 8esus is the Christ= the 3on of %od< and that believing ye !ay have life in his na!e./ 7ou see= the ob@e,t of his 4riting 4as that 4e !ight have faith in Christ. Then said to 8ohn in !y i!agination= /"rother= 4hy haven?t you told us !ore about the !ira,les that o,,urred under your

!inistry through the na!e of 8esus;/ And then it see!ed to !e as though 8ohn ans4ered= / 4rote only 4hat the 0oly 3&irit gave !e./ Then sa4 one of the greatest literary !ira,les of all ages. The four !en 4ho had 4ritten these %os&els= had been shut in= as it 4ere= by the 0oly 3&irit. They had been unable to give their inter&retation of the !ira,les or 4hat the !ira,les !eant. They 4rote only 4hat 0e had &er!itted= or rather= had ins&ired the! to 4rite. 7ou ,an?t ,on,eive of anyone 4riting a boo# li#e Lu#e or 5atthe4= or 8ohn or 5ar# 4ho had the eB&erien,es they had= 4ithout those eB&erien,es intruding the!selves into the biogra&hy of the !an of 4ho! they 4ere 4ritten. 0ere are so!e fa,tsD 8ohn didn?t 4rite for !ore than seventy years after the as,ension of our Lord. 0e !ust have #no4n of the 'auline Revelation. 'aul?s letters had so!e ,ir,ulation during those t4o generations= and 8ohn had !et 'aul and had visited 4ith hi!. 0e had learned fro! the li&s of 'aul 4hat Christ had done for hi! in 0is great 3ubstitutionary sa,rifi,e= and yet there is no inti!ation of it in his %os&el. Lu#e= a ,onvert of 'aul= traveled 4ith hi! about eighteen years. 0e had been 'aul?s hel&er and had ta#en ,are of hi! 4hen he 4as in &rison= and yet ,hallenge you to go through his %os&el and find one senten,e that indi,ates that he #ne4 anything about the 'auline Revelation.

The sa!e thing is true of the "oo# of A,ts. That is another literary !ira,le. Lu#e loved 'aul. 0e lived in the ,ons,iousness of the finished 4or# of Christ. Christ?s !inistry at the right hand of the Father 4as one of the dearest fa,ts of his life 4ithout doubt= and yet he never !entions it. 5ar# 4as 'aul?s ,o!&anion for years= yet you ,an see no inti!ation of the 3ubstitutionary 3a,rifi,e of Christ in his %os&el. Let us noti,e so!e of the things that they #ne4 but utterly ignored. 9one of the! !ention Christ as a 3ubstitute= the sinA bearer= the one 4ho 4ould &ut sin a4ay by the sa,rifi,e of 0i!self. The 9e4 Creation 4as not develo&ed. 8ohn gives us the little tal# that 8esus had 4ith 9i,ode!us= but the Ruler of srael did not understand it. 8ohn had a great o&&ortunity there to have &ut in 4hat he had ,o!e to #no4 about the 9e4 Creation. 9ot a 4ord is !entioned about Christ be,o!ing our Righteousness= or ho4 0e 4as delivered u& on a,,ount of our tres&asses and raised 4hen 4e 4ere @ustified. 9ot a 4ord is !entioned about the "ody of Christ. The nearest is 8ohn 1$ 4here 8esus said= / a! the vine= ye are the bran,hes./ What an o&&ortunity 8ohn had then to develo& the the!e and ho4 glad 4e 4ould have been if he had

done it. 9o= %od shut hi! in and enabled hi! to say eBa,tly 4hat 0e 4anted hi! to say and nothing !ore. There is nothing about the great !inistry of our 5aster at the right hand of the Father= of 0is being a 5ediator= nter,essor= Advo,ate= 0igh 'riest and Lord. All this su!s u& to one tre!endous fa,t= that 4hen you read the four %os&els= you are standing in the &resen,e of %od 0i!self= unseen= but 0e is there. 0e is the Author of those four !at,hless do,u!ents. 0e is there unveiling 0is 3on and the 3on is unveiling 0i!. n the 'auline (&istles 4e have the Father unveiling the 4or# that 0e 4rought in 0is 3on and through 0i!. 0e is also unveiling the Fa!ily= the "ody of Christ= the 3ons of %od. "ut 4e are interested in another &hase of itAa ,ontrast of the 'auline Revelation= and 8esus? tea,hing. 'aul?s treat!ent of Faith is an illustration. 8esus ,ontinually urged 0is hearers= the sons of that First Covenant= to believe. n su,h s,ri&tures as 5ar# .D23= 8esus said= /All things are &ossible to hi! that believeth./ Again 0e said to 0is dis,i&les in the !idst of that stor! on the sea= /Oh thou of little faith< 4herefore didst thou doubt?/ 5ar# 11 D23= 24= / Whosover shall say unto this !ountain= "e thou ta#en ti& and ,ast into the sea < and shall not doubt in his heart= but shall believe that 4hat he saith ,o!eth to &ass< he

shall have it. /Therefore say unto you= all things 4hatsoever ye &ray and as# for= believe that ye re,eive the!= and ye shall have the!. /Why didn?t 'aul urge his (&istles &eo&le to believe 0e urged the unsaved to believe on Christ= but lie never urged the Chur,h to believe. That ,onfused !e. 4ondered 4hy= for re!e!bered that all of our &rea,hers and evangelists and tea,hers have told 4hat 4e !ight do as believers if 4e only had faith. Then sa4 the se,ret. We are believers. We are the 3ons of %od. (&h. 1 D3 de,lares /"lessed be the %od and Father of our Lord 8esus Christ= 4ho hath blessed us 4ith every s&iritual blessing./ We are in the Fa!ily. All that the Father has and all that 0e 4rought in Christ= and all that Christ is= belongs to us. We don?t need faith for a thing that is already ours. The thing for 4hi,h !ust have faith is so!ething that do not &ossess. Cor. 3D21 de,lares= /Wherefore let no one glory in !en. For all things are yours./ Whether 'aul gave you the revelation of it or 'eter or 8ohn= it !a#es no differen,e. They unveiled si!&ly 4hat belongs to us. 9o4 4e ,an understand 4hy our !odern &rea,hing in

regard to faith has been al!ost destru,tive. E 4ish you ,ould read !y boo# /The T4o :inds of Faith./ That 4ill illustrate 4hat 4e are tal#ing about !ore fully.F 'aul?s Revelation gives us a &erfe,t Rede!&tion. (&h. 1D* / n 4ho! 4e have our rede!&tion through his blood= the re!ission of our tres&asses= a,,ording to the ri,hes of his gra,e./ 9oti,e the tense here. 9ot= 4e !ay have it if 4e have faith enough< no= / n 4ho! 4e have Eno4F our rede!&tion through his blood=/ We have /the re!ission of our tres&asses./ The %ree# 4ord does not !ean /forgiveness=/ as it is translated< it is /re!ission./ That ,o!es al4ays in the 9e4 "irth. Forgiveness is so!ething 4e get 4hen 4e sin as believers. Re!ission is so!ething that the sinner gets 4hen he ,o!es into the Fa!ily. The %ree# 4ord /a&hesis/ is used in Col. 1 D14 Eand (&h. 1 D*F / n 4ho! 4e have our rede!&tion= the re!ission of our tres&asses./ Rotherha!?s translation 4ill ,lear it u& for anyone 4ho 4ishes to study the sub@e,t. 9ot only have 4e a &erfe,t Rede!&tion in the 'auline Revelation= but no4 4e ,an go ba,# and stand by the side of the ,ross 4ith the dis,i&les and 4e ,an say= /'eter= do you #no4 4hat 8esus is doing

on the ,ross; /0e is being !ade sin no4. Wat,h 0i!= and 4hen 0e ,ries that last bitter ,ry and yields u& 0is s&irit= 0e is going to the &la,e of suffering as your 3ubstitute and !ine. 0e is going to stay there until the de!ands of @usti,e are !et< until 3atan is ,on>uered< until the 9e4 "irth be,o!es a &ossibility< until !an ,an be @ustified= re,eive the 9ature and Life of 6eity= and be,o!e the very Righteousness of %od in Christ./ 'eter loo#s !ystified. 8ohn dra4s near and says= /'ardon !e= but 4hat are you tal#ing about;/ 7ou see= they #ne4 nothing about 4hat Christ 4as doing for us. 8esus had bro#en into the real! of sense #no4ledge= had been !anifest a!ong the! as the 3on of %od for three and a half years= and they didn?t #no4 0i!. They didn?t #no4 4hat 0e did on the ,ross and 4hat 0e did during the three days and three nights. They didn?t #no4 4hat 0is resurre,tion !eant= nor 4hat 0e !eant 4hen he said to 5ary to tou,h 0i! not for lie had not yet as,ended to the Father. All this 4as un#no4n to the!. t is dee&ly i!&ortant that 4e understand the differen,e bet4een the 'auline Revelation and the !inistry of 8esus and its tea,hings as re,orded in the four %os&els.

'aul About 'rayer


'A-L tea,hes us about &rayer by his &rayers. True= in (&h. )D1+ he says= /With all &rayer and su&&li,ation &raying at all seasons in the 3&irit= and 4at,hing? thereunto in all &erseveran,e and su&&li,ation for all saints./ 7ou noti,e he uses the eB&ression /4ith all &rayer Eor 4ith all #inds of &rayerF and su&&li,ation in the 3&irit./ Whether that he in the 0oly 3&irit or in his re,reated s&irit= one ,an?t be sure= but they 4ould a,tually !ean the sa!e thing. t suggests in Thess. $D1* /'ray 4ithout ,easing./ 7our life be,o!es a ,ontinual inter,ession. t is not by 4ords= the s&irit in you is doing 4hat 'aul !entions in Ro!. +D2)D /And in li#e !anner the 3&irit also hel&eth our infir!ityD for 4e #no4 not ho4 to &ray as 4e ought< but the 3&irit hi!self !a#eth inter,ession for us 4ith groanings 4hi,h ,annot be uttered./ have noti,ed at ti!es 4hen have been de&ressed= and ,ould thin# of no reason for the de&ression= that after4ard dis,overed it 4as the 3&irit in !e !a#ing inter,ession< the silent agony of the 3&irit rea,hing out after so!eone. t 4as !y s&irit blending 4ith the 0oly 3&irit in su&&li,ation for so!e &erson that 4as in need at that hour.

When 4as in evangelisti, 4or#= the day before gave the invitation to the unsaved= 4ould often be over4hel!ed 4ith a feeling that is indes,ribable. 3o!eti!es have ,ried out in agony for relief. t 4as !y s&irit and the 0oly 3&irit in inter,ession for that unsaved ,ongregation that 4ould !eet at the evening hour. After a 4hile learned 4hat these de&ression &eriods !eant. "ut 4ish to ,all your attention es&e,ially to 'aul?s &rayers for the Chur,h. The first one is in (&h. 1 D 1$= 1)D /For this ,ause also= having heard of the faith in the Lord 8esus 4hi,h is a!ong you= and the love 4hi,h ye sho4 to4ard all the saints= ,ease not to give than#s for you= !a#ing !ention of you in !y &rayers./ And here is a re!ar#able inter,ession for you and !e. a! going to use the se,ond &erson singular as Conybeare suggests /That the %od of !y Lord 8esus Christ= the Father of glory= !ay give unto you a s&irit of 4isdo! and revelation in the #no4ledge of hi!= having the eyes of your heart enlightened= that you !ay #no4 4hat is the ho&e of his ,alling and 4hat the ri,hes of the glory of his inheritan,e in the saints./ 9oti,e ,arefully no4. 0e is &raying that 4e !ay have a s&irit of 4isdo!./ don?t #no4 4hether you have noti,ed it or not= but 4isdo! and #no4ledge are different.

Wisdo! is the ability to use #no4ledge. Wisdo! doesn?t ,o!e fro! the reasoning fa,ulties= it ,o!es fro! the hu!an s&irit. Whether it be natural 4isdo! of !an outside of Christ= or 4hether it be %od?s 4isdo! that is given to the 9e4 Creation. 0e is &raying no4 that our s&irits !ay have 4isdo! to gras& the ri,hes of the 4or# that %od 4rought in Christ 8esus for us. t is Revelation :no4ledge that 4as given to 'aul. 9o4 4e are to have 4isdo! to understand our share of Rede!&tion?s unveiling in that #no4ledge. 0e says= /0aving the eyes of our hearts illu!ined= that 4e !ay #no4 the ho&e of his ,alling and the ri,hes of the glory of the Father?s inheritan,e in the saints=/ that is= in you and !e. f our hearts ,ould gras& this= it 4ould transfor! us. f 4e ,ould only realiGe 4hat an inheritan,e the Father ha= in us= ho4 &ri,eless 4e are to 0i!. We have our &ro&erty insured in ,ase of fire or theft. We have our bodies insured in ,ase of a,,ident. 4onder if the Father has 0is inheritan,e in us insured. 4onder if 0e is as @ealous over us as 4e are over our @e4elry and our &re,ious &ro&erty; a! sure 0e is. 3o!e day 4e 4ill !a#e a dis,overy of ho4 0e has insured us. 9oti,e farther in the &rayer. 0e 4ants us to #no4 /the eB,eeding greatness of his ability on our behalf 4ho believe./

0e said= /it is a,,ording to the 4or#ing of the strength of his !ight 4hi,h he 4rought in Christ= 4hen he raised hi! fro! the dead./ 5y heart has been slo4 to gras& this. When #ne4 in reality that the sa!e ability that 4rought in the dead body of Christ 4as at 4or# 4ithin !e= in !y s&irit= in !y soul= in !y body= then #ne4 that 4as fortified. ,ouldn?t fail be,ause had be,o!e the instru!ent through 4hi,h that 5ighty One 4as 4or#ing. Then Ro!. +D11 ,leared u&D /"ut if the 3&irit of hi! that raised u& 8esus fro! the dead d4elleth in you= he that raised u& Christ 8esus fro! the dead shall give life also to your !ortal bodies through his 3&irit that d4elleth in you./ The sa!e &o4er that 4rought in Christ is in you and !e. That resurre,tion ability is in our bodies. That !eans healing and strength and vitality for our &resent ne,essities in our daily 4al#. "ut noti,e another thing he saidD /And lie !ade hi! to sit on his right hand in the heavenlies= far above all rule a,id authority and &o4er and do!inion= and every na!e that is na!ed= not only in this age but also in that 4hi,h is to ,o!e./ n (&h. 2D) he says= /And raised us u& 4ith hi!= and !ade us to sit 4ith hi! at his right hand=/ and 4e are sitting no4 far above all rule and authority. That 4as 'aul?s &rayer for us= or rather= it 4as the 3&irit?s &rayer through 'aul. And no4 the 3&irit goes farther

and says= /0e &ut all things in sub@e,tion under our feet./ We are the earth &art of the "ody of Christ. The (Be,utive is in the 0eavens. The offi,e for,e is here on the earth < 4e are a &art of that. We !ust #no4 that the ability %od 4rought in Christ 4hen 0e raised 0i! fro! the dead is ours. 0ere is another tre!endous fa,t that 4e have al!ost utterly forgotten= /That 0e &ut all things in sub@e,tion under 0is feet and 0e gave Christ to be head over all things for the benefit of the Chur,h./ We !ust not forget that 3atan is defeated< that 4e 4ere 4ith Christ in that great 3ubstitution of 4hi,h 4e be,a!e a &art< that 4e ,on>uered the adversary 4ith 0i!< 4hen 0e arose fro! the dead= 4e 4ere raised together 4ith 0i! < and 4hen 0e 4as enthroned at the right hand of the Father= 4e 4ere enthroned 4ith 0i!. 0e is &raying that 4e !ay #no4 this= that 4e !ay enter into the fullness of it. That &rayer !ust be ans4ered. a! as#ing no4 that this &rayer should be ans4ered for ea,h one of you 4ho read this boo#. /0e has given 8esus to be head over all things for the benefit of the Chur,h./ Then the /over all things/ in,ludes everything that ,an tou,h your life and !ine. They are all sub@e,t to the 0eadAChrist< and they are sub@e,t to usAthe "ody of Christ. For in that neBt verse 0e says= /Whi,h is his body= the fullness of hi! that filleth all things./

The "ody is the fullness of 0i!. The "ody is the ,o!&leteness of 0i!= and the Ability of the "ody should do!inate all things around it. Our feeble intelle,ts ,an?t gras& this= but our s&irits ,an revel in it. For our s&irits are filled 4ith 0is fullness= the fullness of 0is Love= the fullness of 0is %ra,e= the fullness of 0is Wisdo!= the fullness of 0is Ability to bless and hel& !en. 0is neBt &rayer is in (&h. 3D14A21D /For this ,ause bo4 !y #nees unto the Father= fro! 4ho! every fa!ily in heaven and on earth is na!ed./ 9o4 noti,e the &rayerD /That lie 4ould grant you= a,,ording to the ri,hes of his glory= that ye !ay be strengthened 4ith ability through his 3&irit in the in4ard !an./ 3trengthened 4ith %od?s Ability. t doesn?t see! to !e that 4e ,an ever be 4ea# or failures again. don?t #no4 4hat all that !eans= nor do #no4 the li!its of it but do #no4 that it !a#es us !ore than ,on>uerors in the !idst of every &er&leBing ,ondition. t &uts our heel u&on the ne,# of our ene!ies= 4hether they be s&iritual ene!ies or !aterial < it !a#es us !asters. t stri&s us of our 4ea#ness and inability and ,lothes us 4ith the Ability fro! on 0igh. 0e says= /That Christ !ay d4ell in your hearts/Ain !y heart and in yoursA/on the ground of faith< to the end that 4e !ay be rooted and grounded in love./ That is the 8esus #ind of love A Aga&a.

We are not only to be influen,ed by it= but 4e are to be rooted and grounded in it< established in Love. 8ohn 4D1)= /And 4e #no4 and have believed the love 4hi,h %od bath in our ,ase. %od is love< and he that abideth in love abideth in %od= and %od abideth in hi!./ thin# a better rendering is thisD /We have ,o!e to believe in the love that %od has in our ,ase./ have ,o!e to believe that Love= this 8esus #ind of Love= is better than reason= better than for,e= better than &hiloso&hy of !an= better than anything that !an ,an devise. 5an?s #no4ledge ,an?t e>ual it. have ,o!e to believe that Love?s 4ay is the best 4ay= and that the 4ay of Love is the 4ay to 4al#. When #no4 that %od is Love= then the 4ay of %od is best. f believe in Love= believe in the Author of Love. do believe in Love. believe that 0is Love 4ay is best for !e< is best for you. t is the end of strife for ourselves= the end of bitterness and hatred and @ealousy. t is the beginning of Christ do!inating our lives in our earth 4al#. To be rooted and grounded in love is the ,hoi,est eB&erien,e that ,an ever ,o!e to the hu!an heart.

/And then 4e 4ill be strong to gras& 4ith all the saints= 4hat is the breadth and length and height and de&th of 0is gra,e and of 0is Love./ We 4ill ,o!e to #no4 the love of Christ &ersonally= so 4e 4ill say as 'aul did= /0e loved !e and 0e gave 0i!self u& for !e./ 0is Rede!&tion 4ill be a &ersonal thing. 0e did it for !e. t 4ill be as though no other &erson lived< that 4as the one for 4ho! 0e died. "ut you #no4 the neBt senten,e says= /And to #no4 the love of Christ 4hi,h &asseth #no4ledge= that !ay be filled 4ith all the fullness of %od./ That 4as 0is &rayer for !e. That 4as his &rayer for you. That &rayer ,an?t go unans4ered. 7ou re!e!ber ho4 lie groaned in Col. 1D2+= /that !ay &resent every !an &erfe,t in Christ./ That 4as the 3&irit?s &assion in 'aul. %od hel& !e to have the sa!e &assion. That eli!inates selfishness utterly= doesn?t it That is a ne4 self= a self born of %od= a self that has no drea! but %od?s drea!= no a!bition but 0is a!bition. "ut hear the ,losing of that &rayerD /9o4 unto hi! that is able to do eB,eeding abundantly above all that 4e as# or thin#./ 7ou see= 4e s4ing out of the orbit of sense #no4ledge= out of the li!itations of sense reason= into the real! of the su&ernatural. We are

living no4 in the real! of %ra,e= the real! of %od. 0e says that /it is above all that 4e ,an as# or thin#= a,,ording to the ability that 4or#eth in us./ We have been slo4 to gras& this= but this is a &i,ture of 0is %ra,e. This is an illustration of the Father?s drea! for us. This illustrates the &rayer life of 'aul. t is better than any rules or regulations that !an ,an !a#e in regard to a &rayer life. When you and realiGe this &rayer 4as for us= 4e be,o!e anBious that it be ans4ered in us. That lets 0i! loose in us to 4or# 0is o4n 4ill and 0is o4n &leasure in and through us for 0is glory.

Christ n The Light Of The 'auline Revelation


T0 3 is an unveiling of 4hat 4e are before the Father= and 5 . ho4 the Father loo#s u&on us in Christ. 8ohn 1)D2+D / ,a!e out fro! the Father= and a! ,o!e into the 4orld D again= leave the 4orld= and go unto the Father./ 7ou re!e!ber 8esus said in 8ohn 3D3A$= /(B,e&t one be born fro! above= he ,annot see the #ingdo! of %od./ The believer is born of %od. 0e ,o!es out of the very 4o!b of %od. /Whatsoever is born of %od over,o!eth the 4orld./ /For in one 3&irit 4ere 4e all i!!ersed into one body= and 4ere all !ade to drin# of one 3&irit./ E Cor. 12D13F. 8ust as truly as 8esus ,a!e out fro! the Father= so 4e have ,o!e out fro! %od through the energy of the 3&irit. We are born of %od. n 8ohn 4D4 4e read= /7e are of %od !y little ,hildren./ We are a &art of the very Life of %od. %od?s very 9ature has been &oured into our s&irits= for 4e are of %od. 9o4 4e ,an understand 8esus? ,onfession. t staggered the 8e4s. t startled the dis,i&les. / ,a!e out fro! the Father < ,a!e into the 4orldD again= leave the 4orld and go ba,# to !y

Father./ 8ust as truly as 4e ,a!e out fro! the Father in our 9e4 "irth= 4hen 4e leave our bodies= 4e go ba,# to our Father. n 8ohn +D23 8esus said= /7e are fro! beneath < a! fro! above./ 8esus 4as ever ,ons,ious of 0is heavenly origin and of 0is heavenly relationshi&. 9othing 4ould hel& us so !u,h as to be a4are that 4e do not belong to the earth. We are on the earth but 4e are not of it. Our ,itiGenshi& is in heaven. We are no longer a &art of this 3atanAruled 4orld. We are born fro! above. We have the 9ature and the Life of the Father. We are in Christ. "elievers are in danger of being attra,ted to earthly things= su,h as !oney and the &leasures of life. f 4e ,ould #no4 4e are not of the earth= as 4e #no4 4e are !en or 4o!en= and #no4 that our highest @oy is to be found alone in Christ= it 4ould !a#e a great differen,e in our earth 4al#. n 5att. 12D42 8esus said= /A greater than 3olo!on is here./ 0e dared to ,onfess 4hat 0e a,tually 4as. 0e dared to tell that generation that loo#ed on 0i! 4ith sus&i,ion and @ealousy and hatred= 4ho 0e 4as. /A greater than 3olo!on is here./ 4onder if 4e have realiGed 4ho 4e are= 4onder if 4e ever ,onsidered that 4e belong to another ra,e= 2 Cor.

$D1* /Wherefore= if any !an is in Christ= he is a ne4 ,reation Ea ne4 s&e,iesF < the old things that belong to the earth 4al# are &assed a4ay= and behold all things are be,o!e ne4< but all these things are of %od= 4ho re,on,iled us unto hi!self./ We haven?t realiGed that the least in the #ingdo! of %od is greater than 3olo!on. 0e 4as but a servant. 0is vast 4isdo! 4as given to hi!. We are the sons of %od and 8esus has been !ade unto us Wisdo!. 3olo!on 4as but a natural !an 4ho lived in the real! of the senses. 0e had no ,on,e&tion of this 6ivine Life that has been given to us. "ut 4e don?t thin# of that. We have not yet realiGed our &osition in Christ< our &osition in the Fa!ily. We are the very 3ons and 6aughters of %od Al!ighty. 3olo!on 4as but a son of 6avid. 8ohn + D12 is &erha&s one of the greatest senten,es that ever fell fro! the li&s of the 5aster= if 4e dared to &ut one 3,ri&ture over against another. / a! the light of the 4orld. 0e that follo4eth !e shall not 4al# in the dar#ness= but shall have the Light of Life./ 8esus dared to say that 0e re&resented a ne4 order= a ne4 ty&e of !an= that in 0i! 4as the Light of Life< that is= the Wisdo! that ,o!es fro! (ternal Life. The &eo&le 4ho follo4 0i!= 4al# in 0is footste&s and obey 0is 4ord= should never be ,aught in the real! of dar#ness 4here they ,annot see.

Col. 1 D13 says= /Who delivered us out of the authority of dar#ness= and translated us into the #ingdo! of the 3on of his love./ 7ou see= 4e have been ta#en out of the real! of dar#ness 4here !en 4al# by the senses. We have been translated into the #ingdo! of the 3on of 0is Love= or in other 4ords= into the very Fa!ily of %od. We have be,o!e &arta#ers of 0is 6ivine 9ature. The sa!e Life that 4as in the 3on of %od is in us. The sa!e Light that 0e had is in us. 9o4 4e ,an understand 2 Cor. )D14D /"e not une>ually yo#ed 4ith unbelieversD for 4hat fello4shi& have righteousness and ini>uity; or 4hat ,o!!union hath light 4ith dar#ness;/ n 'hil. 2D1$ 'aul tells us= /We are seen as lights in the 4orld./ We are holding forth as a la!&= the Word of Life. We are the light of the 4orld. We have ta#en 8esus? &la,e. 0is Life in us is the sour,e of Light= Light !eans Wisdo! and ability to do things= and the %reater One has not only i!&arted to us 0is o4n 9ature= but 0e has a,tually ,o!e into us and lives in usAhas be,o!e a &art of us. 3o 4hen 8esus said= / a! the light of the 4orld=/ it &la,ed tre!endous res&onsibility u&on those 4ho follo4 in 0is ste&s. f 4e are &arta#ers of 0is Life= then 4e have that Light and 8ohn 1D4 !ust ever ,hallenge usD / n hi! 4as life< and the Life 4as the light of !en./ We have that Life. With that Life has ,o!e the Light=

and 4e !ust 4al# in the light as 0e is in the light. To ste& out of that Light !eans to ste& into dar#ness= 4hi,h !eans bro#en fello4shi&. t !eans to ste& out of the real! of Love= for that light is really Love shining out through us= in our ,ondu,t= in our 4ords. The ne4 #ind of Love and the ne4 #ind of Light 4hi,h 8esus brought are the very 9ature of the Father. When 4e ste& out of Love 4e ste& out of Light= out of fello4shi& 4ith 0eaven. f 4e 4al# in the Light as 0e is in the light= 4e have fello4shi& not only 4ith the Father= but 4ith one another. "ut 4hen 4e are dra4n aside for a !o!ent by the adversary= 4e ste& into dar#ness. 8ohn 2D.A11. /0e that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother= is in the dar#ness even until no4. /0e that loveth his brother abideth in the light= and there is no o,,asion of stu!bling in hi!. /"ut he that hateth his brother is in the dar#ness= and 4al#eth in the dar#ness= and #no4eth not 4hither he goeth= be,ause the dar#ness hath blinded his eyes./ 0is s&irit is in dar#ness. 3ense #no4ledge ,annot light the &ath no4. We have ta#en the 5aster?s &la,e as lights in the 4orld. 8ust as 'aul says= /Follo4 !e as follo4 Christ=/ so every one of us are lights in the 4orld= and 4e are saying to the 4orld= /Follo4 !e as follo4 Christ./ When 4e ste& out of light into dar#ness 4e s&read ,onfusion around us

and fol#s #no4 not 4hat to do. We should al4ays re!e!ber 4hat 4e are in Christ. We should re!e!ber 4e are the lights of the 4orld= and those that follo4 us !ust not be led into dar#ness. 8ohn 14D) has not only been a ,hallenge= but has been a thrilling @oy. 8esus said= / a! the 4ay= the truth= and the life< no !an ,o!eth unto the Father= but by !e./ What a ,onfession that 4asH When the 5aster said= / a! the Way=/ the 3&irit at on,e began to bring to !y !ind eB,er&ts fro! the .th Cha&ter of A,ts= of 'aul going to 6a!as,us to see if he ,ould find ally that 4ere in the Way= 4hether !en or 4o!en= so he ,ould bring the! to 8erusale!. Christianity 4as the Way. /"ut so!e 4ere hardened and disobedient= s&ea#ing evil of The Way./ EA,ts 1.D.F. What did they !ean by ,alling Christianity The Way; "a,# yonder in the %arden= Ada! lost the Way= the Way into the Father?s &resen,e= the Way into the Father?s heart. 0e left the &la,e of light and glory and 4ent out into the 4orld 4ithout light. All do4n through hu!an history !en have been gro&ing for the lost Way= the Way ba,# into fello4shi& 4ith the Father< ha,# into that (deni, ,ondition 4here ,onde!nation 4ould not rule as a 5aster over the heart. When 8esus said= / a! the Way./ 0e !eant 0e 4as the Way to the Father?s heartAthe Way of Life. Then

sa4 that everyone of us is a light= a signAboard &ointing to the Way. 9o4 noti,e ,arefully 4hat it !eans to you. 7ou are ta#ing the 5aster?s &la,e< you are the Way= and if your life is not in tune 4ith the 5aster= and you are not living the Word= you !ay be &ointing the 4rong 4ay. 0e not only said. / a! the Way=/ but 0e said= / a! the Truth=/ or= / a! the Reality./ When sa4 that 4ord translated Reality= it gri&&ed !e. 8esus is the ans4er of the ageAold ,ry of the hu!an s&irit for Reality. One translation of Ro!. 1D2$ reads= /For they eB,hange the reality of %od for the unreal./ 3atan is the %od of vanity. The !a@or &leasures of the 3enses of natural !an have no a,tual reality in the!. There is no reality in the !oving &i,tures= in the dan,e hall= in ga!bling= or in drin#ing. There is nothing in the! that the s&irit of !an ,an feed u&on. 3atan has not given to !an one thing that has in it any &er!anent value. The &leasures of the 3enses &erish 4ith the using. When 8esus said= / a! the Way= the Reality= and the Life=/ 0e 4as &ointing to so!ething that is different. n 8ohn 1)D13 8esus said= /When he= the 3&irit of Reality= is ,o!e= he 4ill guide you into all Reality./

8esus is the Way into the thing that the heart has ,raved through the agesAReality. t is a strangely realisti, truth that no one 4ho has ever a,tually found (ternal Life= has ever turned to any other religion. The !eta&hysi,al religions that are born of the senses have no a&&eal for the !an 4ho has found Reality. The hu!an heart ,an find no Reality outside of the !an 8esus. The 9e4 Creation is real. Our fello4shi& 4ith the Father is real. The Word is a real !essage to the s&irit of the 9e4 Creation. We 4al# in the light of Reality. 8esus saidD / a! the Way= the Reality= and the Life./ The %ree# 4ord here for Life is /Koe./ That is the ne4 #ind of Life 8esus brought to the 4orld. / a! ,o!e that ye !ight have life and have it in abundan,e./ What is Life; t is the 9ature of the Father. n that 9ature of the Father is all Wisdo!= all Ability= all Love. 8ohn )D4*D /0e that believeth bath (ternal Life./ "elieving is a,tual &ossession= so the believer is a &ossessor of this the greatest gift ever given to !anA (ternal Life. 8ohn 1D4 / n hi! 4as Life= and that life is the light of !en./ 0o4 little 4e have a&&re,iated the fa,t that (ternal Life in !an has given to us all the ,reative ability !anifested in this !e,hani,al age. 9o heathen nation ever had any inventors or

,reators until (ternal Life ,a!e to the!. When 4e boast of AngloA3aBon su&eriority= it is si!&ly the su&eriority of (ternal Life over natural life. There are t4o 4ords translated Life in the 9e4 Testa!entD /Koe/Athe 9ature of the Father that 8esus brought= and gives to !an in the 9e4 Creation < and /'su,he/Athe natural hu!an life. /'su,he/ has never &rodu,ed any great literature< has never given to !an anything that 4as of any real value. Let this be,o!e ,lear in our !inds= that /Koe=/ this ne4 #ind of Life= is the 9ature of the Father= and the Father is Love. 3o 4hen this ne4 #ind of Life ,o!es into a !an= it drives out the old nature and the 9e4 9ature ta#es &ossession. t is @ust li#e srael !oving into the &ro!ised land= driving out the inhabitants= and ta#ing over the ,ountry for the!selves. (ternal Life has ta#en us over. t has ,a&tivated our reasoning fa,ulties= illu!inating the!= !a#ing the! the slave of this 9e4 Order= so that 4herever a !an 4ho has (ternal Life goes you see the !ar#s of it. 0e is a 9e4 Creation !an. 0e belongs to the 9e4 Order of things. 0e has a ne4 #ind of Love AAga&aA and that Love !a#es a ho!e in 4hi,h it is safe for babies to be born. The other #ind of love is the %ree# 4ord /'hileo=/ the

love 4hi,h s&rings fro! the natural hu!an heart. t has never !ade a ho!e in a heathen ,ountry. t is the &arent of all our divor,es and bro#en ho!es. Where a !an and 4o!an have /Aga&a=/ the ne4 #ind of Love that s&rings out of this ne4 #ind of Life= there is never a divor,e. This is the greatest thing in the 4orld. The believer is the signAboard &ointing to4ard 8esusAthe Way= the Truth= and the Life= and 4e !ust be bold in our ,onfession that 4e are in the Way< that 4e have the Reality and are en@oying the fullness of this !arvelous Life. 8esus !ade another ,onfession. / a! the %ood 3he&herd./ The %ood 3he&herd lays do4n his life for the shee&./ E8ohn 11D11F What a beautiful ,onfession= so full of suggestionAthe 3he&herd. t brings before the heart the 23rd 'sal! D /8ehovah is !y she&herd < do not 4ant. 0e ,auseth !e to lie do4n in green &astures= and he leadeth !e beside the 4aters of gentle stillness/ < he restores !y thin#ing &ro,esses so ,an thin# %od?s thoughts. 0e is the ,areta#er= the breadA&rovider= the shield and the &rote,tor of 0is &eo&le. 0is !inistry is guiding and leading us into the real &astures 4here the heart learns to feed. Can you see 4hat this !eans to you; The !o!ent 4e

re,eive (ternal Life= that !o!ent 4e be,o!e underA she&herds of the flo,#D 4e be,o!e leaders and tea,hers of this 9e4 Order= this ne4 Life. We are the &rote,tors of the la!bs fro! the adversary that 4ould destroy the!. What a !inistry of Love that she&herd hasH What a life of Love ,aring for the!= 4at,hing over the!= feeding the!= &ointing the 4ay to the Water of Life= and leading the! into the >uiet &la,e under the shado4 of the great Ro,# in this 4eary land. We ought to !a#e ,onfession of our she&herd res&onsibility and our ability to guide !en. 4as a!aGed 4hen found the %ree# 4ord translated &o4er !eant ability= and that 8esus 4anted the dis,i&les to tarry in 8erusale! until they had re,eived abilityAthe Father?s ability that 8esus had been !anifesting a!ong !en. 9o4 4e= the underAshe&herds= have 0is ability. We are &arta#ers of that ability. 0e is !ade unto us Wisdo! so 4e !ay #no4 4here to lead the shee& and 4hat to feed the!. The greatest ,on,ern have ever had regarding !y !inistry= 4as ability to rightly divide the Word so ,ould give !en the food= the "read of the Al!ighty. have 4anted to be a Faith "uilder. 4anted to lead !en out of the 4ilderness of sense #no4ledge into

the highlands of our &rivileges in Christ= 4hi,h is a 3he&herd?s res&onsibility. 0ere is another ,onfession of 8esus that has a 'auline ring to it D /The 4ords that s&ea# unto you DnA, 3&irit and are Life E8ohn )D)3F. 0o4 fe4 of us have realiGed the &o4er of 4ords. 8esus #ne4. 8esus? 4ords healed the si,#= fed the !ultitudes= hushed the sea= raised the Elead. 9ot only that= but they stirred su,h !alignity and hatred in the hearts of the leaders of srael that then finally nailed 0i! to the ,ross= @ust be,ause of the 4ords that 0e had s&o#en. 'aul !a#es us see it 4ith a vividness that thrills. /"y faith 4e understand that the 4orlds have been fra!ed by the Word of %od= so that 4hat is seen bath not been !ade out of things 4hi,h a&&ear/ E0eb. 11D3F. %od ,reated the -niverse 4ith Words. 7ou re!e!ber those three 4onderful 4ords= /Let there be./ (ight or nine ti!es those 4ords are re,orded in the first Cha&ter of %enesis. %od brought everything that is in the -niverse into being 4ith 4ords. "ut the 3&irit ,li!aBes it in 8ohn 1 D1A3 D / n the beginning 4as the Word= and the Word 4as 4ith %od= and the Word 4as %od. The sa!e 4as in the beginning 4ith %od. All things 4ere !ade through hi! < and 4ithout hi! 4as not anything !ade that bath been !ade./ 0e too# !an?s 4ords and filled the! 4ith 0i!self. 0e !ade !an?s 4ords ,reative things.

0e filled !an?s 4ords 4ith the very genius of Love. 0is 4ords do!inated. 0e ind4elt 4ords and !ade the! 4or# for 0i!. 0e ,ounted the things that 4ere not as though they 4ere= and they lea&ed into being. Words ,reate. Then in 0eb. 1 D3= 4ords do!inated the things that 4ords had ,reatedD /Who being the effulgen,e of his glory= and the very i!age of his substan,e= and u&holding all things by the 4ord of his &o4er= 4hen he !ade &urifi,ation of sins= sat do4n on the right hand of the 5a@esty on high./ 0e had brought the 4orld into being 4ith 0is Word. 9o4 that vast -niverse is sustained and governed by 0is Word. Oh= !y heart ,raves for the hour to ,o!e 4hen 4e 4ill begin to a&&re,iate 4hat 4ords ,an a,,o!&lish. All the business the 4orld ever did 4as 4ith 4ords. With 4ords 4e !a#e love. With 4ords 4e ,rush hearts. With 4ordsA%odAfilled 4ordsA4e build faith into the lives of !en. With 4ords that are filled 4ith sense #no4ledge= 4e destroy the faith of !en. 3ense #no4ledge has no other !eans but 4ords= and so our universities are filled 4ith 4ords= oftenti!es destru,tive 4ords= de!oraliGing 4ords. Our highAs,hools are destroying the faith of our nation 4ith false tea,hingAall 4ith 4ords.

There is nothing holy any longer. An ideology borne of sense #no4ledge is do!inating our nation= and unless the Word of %od gains the as,endan,y again= all the ideals of our Re&ubli, 4ill go= and a ne4 ty&e of des&otis! that is destru,tive to Christianity 4ill ta#e its &la,e. 5en 4ithout %od have used the inventions that %od has given to the 9e4 Creation to destroy all %od has 4rought through the Chur,h sin,e the Lutheran Refor!ation. When 8esus said= /The 4ords that s&ea# unto you they are s&irit and they are life=/ 0e 4as lifting the ,urtain and letting us see the realities. Thin# of it H /The 4ords that s&ea#=/ have in the! the &o4er and energy and Creative Ability of %od. /The 4ords that s&ea# unto you=/ are lifeAgiving 4ords= love building 4ords= faithA,reating 4ords. 9o4 4hat is our ,onfession; Our ,onfession is that 4e are the &rodu,ts of 11 is 4ords= that 0is 4ords have given to our s&irits the very 9ature of the Father= and that the la4 that governs this ne4 Life is the La4 of the 9e4 Covenant. /A ne4 ,o!!and!ent give unto you that ye love one another= even as have loved you/ E8ohn 13D34F. This ne4 La4 that gro4s out of the Love 9ature of the Father is the La4 that governs us.

We are 4al#ing in the light of this 9e4s La4= this Creative= do!inating La4= this vi,torious La4 of Love. What a ,onfession 4e have to !a#e. %od hel& us to hold fast to it. n 8ohn 14D. 8esus says= /0e that bath seen !e hath seen tile Father./ That al!ost ta#es one?s breath a4ay. 8esus said= /0ave been so long a ti!e 4ith you and you do not #no4 4hat a!; a! %od !anifest in the flesh./ /7ou have been living and 4al#ing 4ith %od. /7ou have seen 0i! heal the si,# and raise the Elead. /7ou have seen 0i! feed the !ultitudes through !e. /7ou have felt 0is Love 9ature in !y voi,e and in !y 4ords= and so say to you today= C0e that hath seen !e hath seen the Father.? /7ou need never say again= C3ho4 us the Father=? for lie is 4ith you./ What a ,onfession that 4asH 0o4 it has lingered in the very at!os&here through the ages H Then one day ,aught a gli!&se of the Revelation of the 9e4 Creation in the 'auline (&istles and sa4 4e 4ere a,tually ta#ing 8esus? &la,e < that 4e had the sa!e Life in us 8esus had= and the sa!e 9ature of the Father has been i!&arted to us. With that 9ature have ,o!e all the attributes that !ade 8esus so beautiful to the 4orld and !ade 0i! stand out as the !ost unusual ,hara,ter the ages have ever seen. (very attribute in 8esus that !ade 0i! beautiful is in the 9e4 Creation.

We have the sa!e Life that do!inated 0i!Athat Love 9ature. We have the sa!e #ind of Love 0e had. 0e is !ade unto us Wisdo! fro! %od. 0e is !ade unto us Rede!&tion fro! %od. 0e is !ade unto us 3an,tifi,ation fro! %od. 0e is !ade unto us Righteousness fro! %od. Those four attributes of the very 9ature of the Father 4ere !anifest in 8esus. Rede!&tion fro! the hand of the adversary had not yet been a,,o!&lished 4hen 8esus 4al#ed the earth= but it 4as !anifested in 0i!. 0e 4as the 5aster of de!ons. 3an,tifi,ation 4as revealed in 0i! in 0is utter se&aration fro! the 4orld that surrounded 0i!. Righteousness= the ability to stand in the Father?s &resen,e 4ithout the sense of inferiority= the ability to stand in the &resen,e of 3atan as a !asterAall those gra,ious !anifestations of the 6ivine Life 4ere seen in 0i!. As read 8ohn 14D)A11 !y 4hole being see!s to o&en u& to4ard 0i! and !y heart ,ries= /Lord= !a#e this real by thy %ra,e in !y life so !en 4ho see !e 4ill see you< so ,an say= &erha&s not in 4ords= C0e that bath seen !e bath seen the 5aster.? What a ,onfession 8esus !ade to the 4orld= and 4hat a ,onfession 4e have the &rivilege of !a#ing today. 8esus said / a! the vine= ye are the bran,hes./

4ould that !y heart ,ould understand it< that the heart ,ould gras& the reality of our union 4ith 0i!= of our unusual ability to feed u&on the very 9ature and Life of %od in Christ. 7ou see= no bran,h ,an be ,loser to the vine than another bran,h. (very bran,h has the sa!e union 4ith the vine for its individual !inistry of fruit bearing. When 0e said= / a! the vine= ye are the bran,hes=/ it brought us into the fullest union 4ith 6eity. We are a,tually &arta#ers of the 6ivine 9ature. The very life and substan,e of 6eity &ours out of the vine into the bran,h. Then 0e said in that great &rayer in the 1*th Cha&ter of 8ohn= /And the glory 4hi,h thou hast given !e= have given unto the!< that they !ay be one= even as 4e are one < in the!= and thou in !e= that they !ay be &erfe,ted into one./ Why; That the 4orld !ay #no4 that thou bast sent !e= and lovest the! even as thou lovest !e./ That is the 2ine Life. That is 4here the bran,h is glorified and the fruitage be,o!es li#e the fruitage of 8esus in 0is earth 4al#. We ,an understand no4 4hat e !eant 4hen 0e said= /%reater 4or#s than these shall ye do < be,ause go unto 5y Father./ E8ohn 4D12F 8esus 4as li!ited to &hysi,al things. 0e ,ould heal the si,#= feed the !ultitudes= raise the dead= and turn 4ater into 4ine= but 0e ,ould not Re,reate anyone. 0e ,ould not give anyone (ternal Life be,ause it 4as not available until after 0e had

&ut sin a4ay= until 0e had satisfied the ,lai!s of @usti,e= ,on>uered 3atan= arose fro! the dead= ,arried 0is blood into the heavenly 0oly of 0olies= and sat do4n at the right hand of the 5a@esty on 0igh.

What The Resurre,tion %ives -s


0(R( are so!e of the ri,hes of this blessed Truth gleaned $ Ly / fro! the 'auline (&istles. What does 0is Resurre,tion !ean to the Christian in his daily life; 8ohn 1.D31A3* tells us of 0is death= of the s&earA thrust in 0is side= and of blood and 4ater &ouring out of that great ga&ing 4ound. t is told in the &lainest language that 0e died of a ru&tured heart. The blood flo4ed through the ru&ture in 0is heart into the sa,# that holds the heart= and as the body gre4 ,old= the blood had se&arated and the 4hite seru! had settled to the botto!. The red ,or&us,les had risen to the to& and ,oagulated= and 4hen that Ro!an s&ear &ier,ed it= the 4hite seru! gushed out. Then follo4ed ,lots of the ,oagulated blood rolling do4n 0is side to the ground. 8esus 4as dead. 8ohn 1.D 3+A41= /And after these things 8ose&h of Ari!athaea= being a dis,i&le of 8esus= but se,retly for fear of the 8e4s= as#ed of 'ilate that he !ight ta#e a4ay the body of 8esusD and 'ilate gave hi! leave. 0e ,a!e therefore= and too# a4ay 0is body. /And there ,a!e also 9i,ode!us= he 4ho at the first ,a!e to hi! by night= bringing a !iBture of !yrrh and aloes= about a hundred &ounds. 3o they too# the body of 8esus= and bound it in linen ,loths 4ith the

s&i,es= as the ,usto! of the 8e4s is to bury./ 0ere is a dra!a 4orthy of ins&iration. 8ose&h and 9i,ode!us sho4ed their friendshi& o&enly after 0is death. /9o4 in the &la,e 4here he 4as ,ru,ified there 4as a garden < and in the garden a ne4 to!b 4herein 4as never !an yet laid. There then be,ause of the 8e4s? 're&aration Efor the to!b 4as nigh at handF they laid 8esus./ E2erses 41A42.F 8ohn 21D1A11= gives us a &i,ture of 0is Resurre,tion. /9o4 on the first day of the 4ee# ,o!eth 5ary 5agdalene early= 4hile it 4as yet dar#= unto the to!b= and seeth the stone ta#en a4ay fro! the to!b. /3he runneth therefore= and ,o!eth to 3i!on 'eter= and to the other dis,i&le 4ho! 8esus loved= and saith unto the!= They have ta#en a4ay the Lord out of the to!b= and 4e #no4 not 4here they have laid hi!. /'eter therefore 4ent forth= and the other dis,i&le= and they 4ent to4ard the to!b. /And they ran both together D and the other dis,i&le outran 'eter= and ,a!e first to the to!b< and stoo&ing and loo#ing in= lie seeth the linen ,loths lying < yet entered he not in. /3i!on 'eter therefore also ,o!eth= follo4ing hi!= and entered into the to!b < and he beholdeth the linen ,loths lying= and the na&#in= that 4as u&on his head= not lying 4ith the linen ,loths= but rolled u& in a &la,e by itself. /Then entered in therefore the other dis,i&le also= 4ho ,a!e first to the to!b= and he sa4= and believed.

/For as yet they #ne4 not the s,ri&ture= that he !ust rise again fro! the dead. /3o the dis,i&les 4ent a4ay again unto their o4n ho!e./ What a sho,# it !ust have been to 5ary. 3he had ,o!e to the se&ul,hre to finish the e!bal!ing and sa4 the stone rolled a4ay. 3he never sto&&ed to loo# in but turned and ran ba,# to the roo! 4here 'eter and 8ohn 4ere sto&&ing. "ursting in u&on the! she ,ried= /They have ta#en a4ay !y Lord= and #no4 not 4here they have laid hi!./ Who had dared to dese,rate the to!b ; 9o &eo&le a!ong all the nations &aid su,h reveren,e to the dead as the 0ebre4 9ation. The Ro!ans had stri&&ed 0i!< they had s,ourged 0i!< they had nailed 0i! to the ,ross= 4ith a !o,# ,ro4n on 0is 0ead. That 4asn?t enough. 0ad they dared to dese,rate the grave; 'eter and 8ohn 4ould not 4ait< they both started to4ard the to!b. 8ohn outran 'eter and arrived there first. 3too&ing do4n= he loo#ed into the to!b and 4as staggered at 4hat he sa4. 'eter ,a!e. 0e hadn?t the fine feelings that a,tuated 8ohn= 0e @ust bo4ed his head and ste&&ed into the se&ul,hre and 8ohn follo4ed hi!. 9oti,e the languageD /And lie beholdeth the linen ,loths lying= and the na&#in that 4as u&on his head not lying 4ith the linen ,loths= but

laid in a &la,e by itself./ When 8esus ,a!e out of the grave ,lothes there 4as no hurry. 0e &i,#ed u& the na&#in that had been u&on 0is fa,e= folded it u& and laid it in a ni,he in the to!b. There is so!ething about that a,t of the 5aster that rea,hes dee& into !y s&iritA ,ons,iousness. 0e doesn?t a,t li#e a !an= does he; Only %od 4ould a,t li#e that in an hour of su,h triu!&h. /Then entered therefore that other dis,i&le also 4ho ,a!e first to the to!b= and he sa4 and believed./ What did 8ohn see in the se&ul,hre that !ade hi! believe that 8esus 4as resurre,ted ; /-& to this ti!e they #ne4 not the s,ri&ture that he !ust rise again fro! the dead./ 7ou understand= 8esus? body had been e!bal!ed as the ,usto! of the 8e4s 4as to bury. 9early every ri,h fa!ily had a slave 4ho understood e!bal!ing. They had one hundred &ounds of a !iBture ,o!&osed of !yrrh and aloes and a bundle of linen ,loths. They ,ut the linen u& into stri&s= s!eared it 4ith this !iBture as you 4ould a bandage to 4ra& around a 4ounded finger= and then 4ra&&ed the body of 8esus. (very finger 4as 4ra&&ed se&arately and then the hands< and ar!s= until the 4hole body 4as 4ra&&ed

as an (gy&tian !u!!y. When it 4as finished= they too# the e!bal!ed body and &ut it into the se&ul,hre= and it 4as sealed by Ro!an authority. 9oti,e= the body of 8esus li#ely 4eighed 1+1 to 211 &ounds in his health. 0e 4ould shrin# about t4enty &ounds in the ,ru,ifiBion. There 4as a hundred &ound 4eight of !yrrh and aloes= besides the linen ,loths they used in e!bal!ing. Then the body 4ould 4eigh about 2+1 &ounds. When they had finished the e!bal!ing= 0is body 4as ,o!&letely en,ased eB,e&t for 0is fa,e. f 8esus had not died of a ru&tured heart and the s&ear thrust= 0e ,ertainly 4ould have died in the three days and three nights of e!bal!ing. 9o one ,ould have lived thru that. The e!bal!ing ,loth had gro4n hard and stiff in that dry ,ell in the seventyAt4o hours 0e 4as there. The ,loth had not been rent or torn. 0e had ,o!e out of the grave ,lothes through the narro4 a&erture 4here 0is fa,e had been. What do you thin# 'eter and 8ohn did; 9o sooner had they left the se&ul,hre= than they rushed through the streets ,rying= /0e is risenH 0e is risenH/ Their hearts 4ere so over,harged 4ith e!otion they ,ouldn?t resist &ro,lai!ing the fa,t. The tre!endous stir 0is resurre,tion !ade in the ,ity= three thousand !en that a,,e&ted Christ on the 6ay of 'ente,ost= all &rove the histori, fa,t= the absolute ,ertainty of 0is

resurre,tion. The 4hole 8e4ish nation #ne4 it. They 4ere sha#en to the foundation. Cor. 1$D1A+ de,lares that five hundred &eo&le sa4 0i! at 0is as,ension. The early Chur,h did not try to &rove that 8esus arose fro! the dead. t 4as a selfAevident fa,t. 9o one ever >uestioned it in 8erusale!. They 4ere there 4hen it ha&&ened. They sa4 the to!b and the e!&ty grave ,lothes. Tens of thousands of 8e4s 4ent to that e!&ty se&ul,hre= stood there s!iting their breasts and rending their gar!ents. They #ne4 8esus had risen. 9o4 4hat does it !ean to us today; Rev. 1 D1*= 1+= hear the Resurre,ted 5aster s&ea#ing no4 /And 4hen sa4 hi!= fell at his feet as one dead. And he laid his right hand u&on !e= saying= Fear not< a! the first and the last= and the Living one< and 4as dead= and behold= a! alive for ever!ore= and have the #eys of death and of 0ades./ 3atan had been ,on>uered. What a thrill 4ent through the 4hole s&irit 4orld 4hen 8esus ,a!e fro! the dar# regions= a 5aster= holding aloft in 0is hand the #eys of death and of hell. 0e had stri&&ed that foul s&irit of his authority. 0e had left hi! defeated before his o4n ,ohorts. There 4as a s&iritual earth>ua#e in the region of the da!ned. 0eb. 2D14 tells us= /3in,e then the ,hildren are

sharers in flesh and blood= he also hi!self in li#e !anner &artoo# of the sa!e< that through death he !ight bring to nought hi! that had the authority o f death= that is= the devil./ Rotherha! translates it /that he !ight &aralyGe the deathAdealing authority of the devil./ (ither translation is ,lear enough. "efore 8esus arose fro! the dead= 0e had ,on>uered 3atan and stri&&ed hi! of the authority of 4hi,h lie had robbed !an in the %arden. The story of the triu!&h of 3atan?s defeat 4ouldn?t be fully des,ribed unless 4e gave you Col. 2D1$D /0aving des&oiled the &rin,i&alities and the &o4ers= he !ade a sho4 of the! o&enly= triu!&hing over the! in it./ The !argin reads= /0aving &ut off fro! hi!self the &rin,i&alities and the &o4ers./ 7ou see= 8esus 4as held do4n there and only %od #no4s 4hat lie suffered until 0e had satisfied the ,lai!s of @usti,e= had been !ade Righteous= and !ade a 9e4 Creation. Then 3atan?s do!inion over 0i! ended. 0e hurled ba,# the hosts of hell. 0e ,rushed their deathAdealing ability. 0e stri&&ed 3atan of his authority and left hi! &aralyGed and bro#en. Then 0e arose fro! the dead and shouted= /All hail=/ for Rede!&tion !orn had

,o!eH Rede!&tion 4as a fa,t. 3atan 4as defeated. 9o4 4e ,an >uote Col. 1 D13 on,e !ore. 4ant you to be,o!e fa!iliar 4ith this s,ri&ture. 4ant you to #no4 it as you #no4 t4o and t4o are four. /Who delivered us out of the authority of dar#ness= and translated us into the #ingdo! of the 3on of his love < in 4ho! 4e have our rede!&tion= the re!ission of our tres&asses./ That 4as the greatest !o!ent in hu!an history. That 4as a !o!ent that 4ill be re!e!bered through all eternity= 4hen 8esus stood before the 4ondering dis,i&les and shouted= /All hailH/ Angels !ust have 4e&t before the throne. The great Father %odA4hat ,ould it have !eant to 0i!; 0u!anity= the ho&e of 0is Love and the reason for all Creation= 4as Redee!ed< the ,lai!s of @usti,e 4ere satisfied. The Throne ,ould never be assailed. %od had legally redee!ed !an. All the ages of eternity 4ill re!e!ber the heroi, battle that 8esus 4rought in order to &rove to hu!anity that %od 4as @ust and 0e ,ould on legal grounds @ustify the ungodly= be,ause 0is only "egotten 3on had redee!ed the! 4ith 0is o4n

blood. 9o4 %od ,an on legal grounds give to !an (ternal Life. 8ohn $D24 and )D4* ,an be,o!e a &art of hu!an eB&erien,e. /0e that heareth !y 4ord= and believeth hi! that sent !e= hath eternal life= and ,o!eth not into @udg!ent= but hath &assed out of death into life./ 4onder if your heart ta#es this in; There 4ill be no @udg!ent for us li#e there 4as for the 5aster< there 4ill be no ,ross and no ,ro4n of thorns. There 4ill be no suffering in hell for the !an 4ho ta#es 8esus Christ as his 3aviorAand it is so easy to ta#e 0i!. 0ear this 3,ri&ture D 8ohn )D4*= /0e that believeth hath eternal life=/ or he that a,ts u&on the Word that %od has s&o#en= has (ternal Life the !o!ent that he a,ts. The !an outside of Christ ,annot ,onfess the Lordshi& of 8esus and de,lare that he #no4s Christ died for his sins and arose 4hen 0e 4as @ustified= 4ithout re,eiving the 9ature and Life of %od. 7ou as#= 4hat is the greatest !ira,le of all the !ira,les ,onne,ted 4ith Rede!&tion; t is not the Resurre,tion of the Lord 8esus= be,ause the Father and the 3on 4ere 4or#ing together in that. "ut the greatest !ira,le ha&&ens 4hen a !an re,eives (ternal Life= 4hen a ,hild of the devil be,o!e a Child of %od. 9oti,e againD When a !an 4ho is s&iritually dead &asses out of the real! of 3atan into the real! of LifeE into the :ingdo! of the 3on of %od?s LoveF that is the !ira,le of !ira,les.

To the sense #no4ledge !an= the Resurre,tion is the greatest !ira,le= be,ause that is so!ething the senses ,an register. "ut the 9e4 "irth is an unseen !ira,le. t is in the 3&irit Real!. 5an?s soul or reasoning fa,ulties ,annot be "orn Again. They ,annot re,eive the 9ature of %od inde&endent of his s&irit. 0is s&irit is the &art of hi! that is Re,reated. 2 Cor. $D1*A21 had be,o!e a Reality the !o!ent 8esus ,arried 0is blood into the 0oly of 0olies and sat do4n at the right hand of the Father. 9o4 a !an ,an a,,e&t Christ and #no4 that the !o!ent he does= he be,o!es a 9e4 Creation. The old things of his life have &assed a4ay= and behold all are be,o!e ne4< and all these things are of %od= 4ho has re,on,iled that !an to 0i!self through 8esus Christ. What a !ira,le the 9e4 Creation isH Thin# of ta#ing a !an out of the very dregs of our !odern ,iviliGation and Re,reating hi! in a single !o!ent fro! a ,onvi,t to a 3on of %od. And not only that= but noti,e that 21st verse. 0ere %od 4his&ers= /0i! 4ho #ne4 no sin= !ade to be,o!e sin= that !ight !a#e you !y righteousness in Christ./ That is the Father s&ea#ing= and the !o!ent you a,,e&t Christ as your 3avior and ,onfess 0i! as your Lord= that !o!ent you be,o!e the Righteousness of %od in Christ.

We ,ould sto& here= for this is enough to thrill the ages= but 4e haven?t rea,hed the ,li!aB of Rede!&tion yet. Cor. 1D.= /%od is faithful= through 4ho! ye 4ere ,alled into the fello4shi& of his 3on 8esus Christ our Lord./ t too# !e a good 4hile before ,ould ad@ust !y heart to the reality of that state!ent= that the great (ternal Father %od= the Creator of the -niverse= should ,all !e= should ,all you to fello4shi& 4ith 0is 3on= to be,o!e dentified 4ith that 3on= to be,o!e one 4ith that 3on. 0ere are a beautiful father and !other. They have a lovely boy= and oh= ho4 ,areful they have been in his u&bringing. Could you thin# of the! going do4n into the slu!s and finding a nondes,ri&t ,hild to be his asso,iate= to fello4shi& 4ith that boy; 9o. "ut here is the !ira,le. The Father #no4s 4hen a !an a,,e&ts 0is 3on as his 3avior= and ,onfesses= 0is Lordshi&= that !o!ent 0e 4ill give that !an so!ething that 4ill sna#e hi! absolutely a 9e4 Creation. 0e 4ill be in the sa!e ,lass 4ith 8esus. 0e 4ill be an a,tual Child of %od. The old s&iritual nature that lin#s hi! 4ith 3atan has ,eased being= and a 9e4 9ature= %od?s o4n 9ature= is i!&arted to hi!. 9o4 he is as really the Father?s 3on as 4as 8esus in 0is earth 4al#= and he is as Righteous as the First

"egotten= be,ause that First "egotten is his Righteousness. 7ou !ay tal# about !ira,ulous things= but de,lare to you= this 9e4 Creation !ira,le outstri&s everything in all Creation. Ta#ing a ,hild of the devil 4ith his hands 4et 4ith the blood of his brother= and ,hanging that !an?s nature H 9o sirH giving that !an a 9e4 9ature= destroying the old nature< giving hi! the &osition of a 3on< giving hi! the rights and &rivileges of a 3on< giving hi! the very &la,e of a 3on in the Father?s heart and Fa!ily Ahere is %ra,e < here is Love let loose. This is a &i,ture of 'aul. This is the ,li!aB. 9o4 you are ready to turn to 2 Cor. 2D141)D /"ut than#s be unto %od= 4ho al4ays leadeth us in triu!&h in Christ= and !a#eth !anifest through us the fragran,e of his #no4ledge in every &la,e./ 9o4 note thisD /For 4e are a s4eet fragran,e of Christ unto %od= in the! that are saved= and in the! that are &erishing< to the one a savor fro! death unto death< to the other a savor fro! life unto life. And 4ho is suffi,ient for these things;/ And then hear this ,ryD /For 4e are not as the !any= ,orru&ting the 4ord of %odD but 4e have been !ade suffi,ient to fulfil this !inistry./ "ut 4ant you to noti,e a little senten,e ta#en fro! the Conybeare Translation ,o!!enting on those verses. /"ut than#s be to %od= 4ho leads !e on fro! &la,e to &la,e in the

train of his triu!&h= to ,elebrate his vi,tory over the ene!ies of Christ< and by !e sends forth #no4ledge of 0i!= a stea! of fragrant in,ense= throughout the 4orld. For Christ?s is the fragran,e 4hi,h offer u& to %od./ The !eta&hor is ta#en fro! the triu!&hal &ro,ession of a vi,torious general. %od is ,elebrating 0is triu!&h over 0is ene!ies< 'aul E4ho had been so great an o&&onent of the %os&elF is a ,a&tive follo4ing in the train of the triu!&hal &ro,ession= yet Eat the sa!e ti!e= by a ,hara,teristi, ,hange of !eta&horF an in,enseAbearer= s,attering in,ense E4hi,h 4as al4ays done on these o,,asionsF as the &ro,ession !oves on. 3o!e of the ,on>uered ene!ies 4ere &ut to death 4hen the &ro,ession rea,hed the Ca&itol < to the! the s!ell of the in,ense 4as Mn odor of death unto death? < to the rest 4ho 4ere s&ared= Mn odor of life unto life.? The heart ,an hardly gras& the signifi,an,e of it. We no4 reign as 5asters and :ings. On,e !ore 4ant to give you Ro!. $D1* for it fits here &erfe,tly. EWey!outh?s Translation= 3d (d.F /For if= through the transgression of one individual= 6eath !ade use of the one individual to seiGe the sovereignty= all the !ore shall those 4ho re,eive %od?s overflo4ing gra,e and gift of righteousness reign as #ings in Life through the one individual= 8esus Christ./ We are no4 reigning as #ings in the real! of life. We have be,o!e 5asters. We are ,on>uerors. What

does the Resurre,tion !ean to us; t !eans that 0e has ta#en us fro! slavery to the Throne. We 4ere defeated= ,on>uered= and held in bondage. We are set free= and in the na!e of 8esus 4e be,o!e the bondageAbrea#ers for the rest of the hu!an ra,e. 0e has !ade us 5asters 4here fear held us in ,a&tivity.

/ 9 Who! We 0ave/
A97 believers are afraid to say that they are in Christ and are afraid to a,t as though is true. The Father has de,lared in the Word 4hat 4e are in Christ. We find believers see#ing to obtain 4hat love has already given the!. We ought to #no4 4hat 4e are and 4hat 4e have in 0i!. First= 4hat 4e have in Christ. Col. 1 D13= /Who delivered us out of the &o4er of dar#ness= and translated us into the #ingdo! of the 3on of his love< in 4ho! 4e have our rede!&tion= the re!ission of our sins./ shall use in this the first &erson singular as Conybeare suggests. Then it 4ould read= /Who delivered !e out of the authority of dar#ness= and translated !e into the #ingdo! of the 3on of his love < in 4ho! have !y rede!&tion and the re!ission of !y sins./ Our Rede!&tion is fro! the do!inion of 3atan= and 4hen Christ arose fro! the dead and &resented 0is o4n blood before the 3u&re!e Court of the -niverse= and it 4as a,,e&ted= our Rede!&tion 4as a settled thing. Then 0e sat do4n at the right hand of the 5a@esty on 0igh. When he sat do4n= 3atan had been defeated. (verything that 8usti,e had de!anded had been a,,o!&lished. 9o4 %od has a legal right to give !an (ternal Life=

but 0e had no right to give !an (ternal Life until there had been a &erfe,t Rede!&tion. 3o Ro!. 3D21A 2) is the 0oly 3&irit?s eB&osition of this blessed Reality. /"ut no4 a&art fro! the la4 a righteousness of %od hath been unveiled= being 4itnessed by the la4 and the &ro&hets./ 7ou understand that !an?s basi, need 4as Righteousness= the ability to stand in the Father?s &resen,e 4ithout the sense of guilt or inferiority= and so 0e de,lares that %od has unveiled a ne4 sour,e of Righteousness= and that sour,e of Righteousness is 4itnessed by the la4 and the &ro&hets= /even the righteousness of %od on the ground of faith in 8esus Christ./ And the strange thing is that it is based u&on si!&le faith in 8esus= or in a,ting u&on 4hat %od has said in regard to 0is 3on. n the 24th verse he says= /"eing @ustified freely by his gra,e through the rede!&tion that is in Christ 8esus./ 7ou understand= 0e 4as delivered u& on the a,,ount of our tres&asses= and 0e 4as raised 4hen 4e 4ere @ustified. ERo!. 4D2$F. Then he de,lares in the neBt verse= /"eing therefore @ustified on the ground of faith= 4e have found &ea,e 4ith %od through our Lord 8esus Christ./ 9o4 4e ,an understand that 4e 4ere @ustified freely by his %ra,e= through the Rede!&tion %od 4rought in Christ= Who! 0e has set forth to be a sin substitute on the ground of Faith and 0is blood. %od did this to sho4 0is Righteousness be,ause 0e had been

&assing over the sins of srael for fifteen hundred years. 9o4 it is de!anded that the &enalty be &aid. 8esus !et that &enalty and &aid or redee!ed the &ro!ises that 4ere ea,h year !ade by the 0igh 'riest on the great 6ay of Atone!ent. 8esus ,ashed all those &ro!issory notes and brought Rede!&tion to every !an 4ho had been bloodA ,overed under the First Covenant. thin# 4e ought to read 0eb. .D12= /9or yet 4ith the blood of goats and ,alves= but 4ith his o4n blood= entered in on,e for all into the holy &la,e= having obtained eternal rede!&tion./ 4ant you to note that this Rede!&tion is an (ternal Rede!&tion. That 4hen Christ ,arried 0is blood into the 0oly of 0olies= and the 3u&re!e Court of the -niverse a,,e&ted it= Rede!&tion 4as a ,o!&leted thing. /For if the blood of goats and bulls= and the ashes of a heifer s&rin#ling the! that have been defiled= san,tify unto the ,leanness of the flesh D ho4 !u,h !ore shall the blood of Christ= 4ho through the eternal 3&irit offered hi!self 4ithout ble!ish unto %od= ,leanse your ,ons,ien,e fro! dead 4or#s to serve the living %od;/ 6id you noti,e that the blood of bulls and goats only ,leanses the flesh; The ,leansing of the flesh !eans the senses< it did not ,leanse the heart< it did not !a#e !an a 9e4 Creation. 9o4 noti,e the 1$th

verseD /And for this ,ause he is the !ediator of a 9e4 Covenant= that a death having ta#en &la,e for the rede!&tion of the transgressions that 4ere under the first ,ovenant= they that have been ,alled !ay re,eive the &ro!ise of the eternal inheritan,e./ 9o4 you ,an understand 4hat he !eant in Ro!. 3. 0e died for the sins of those living under the First Covenant that had been ,overed by blood fro! year to year= that they !ight have their share in the inheritan,e and in this Rede!&tion. 7ou see= the Rede!&tion in Christ not only rea,hed for4ard to us= but rea,hed ba,#4ard and redee!ed every !an tinder the First Covenant 4ho had trusted in the blood of bulls and goats. 0eb. .D2) no4 be,o!es ,lear to itsD /"ut no4 on,e at the end of the ages hath he been !anifested to &ut a4ay sin by the sa,rifi,e of hi!self./ 0e has dealt 4ith the sin &roble!. 9o4 it is a sinner &roble!. The sin &roble! is ended and the sinner has the legal right to (ternal Life= be,ause %od so loved hi! that 0e gave hi! 0is only "egotten 3on. Rede!&tion then is a settled fa,t= and it is &ossible no4 for a !an to re,eive (ternal Life on legal grounds. 2 Cor. $D1*= /Wherefore= if any !an is in Christ= lie is a ne4 CreationD the old things are &assed a4ay= behold they are be,o!e ne4. "ut all things are of %od= 4ho re,on,iled us to hi!self through Christ./

9ote very ,arefully that in this 9e4 Creation= the non 4ho a,,e&ts Christ re,eives (ternal Life. 3&iritual death= the nature of the adversary= is driven out of hi!= sto&s being in hi!= and a 9e4 9ature is given to hi!. 0is s&irit is Re,reated. 0is soul or !ind 4ill need to he rene4ed. EWe deal 4ith this in another ,ha&ter.F "ut the !ind and s&irit !ust be brought into fello4shi& 4ith ea,h other= and that ,an only be as the !ind is rene4ed through the Word. t is very i!&ortant that the believer sees this fa,t n Ro!. )D$= /For if 4e have be,o!e united 4ith hi! in the li#eness of his death= 4e shall be also iii the li#eness of his resurre,tion #no4ing this= that our old !an 4as ,ru,ified 4ith hi!./ 9oti,e the tense here. 9ot is ,ru,ified 4ith 0i!= but 4as ,ru,ified. The sa!e truth is brought out in %al. 2D21. /1 have been ,ru,ified 4ith Christ./ The old version reads= / a! ,ru,ified 4ith Christ./ Our ,ru,ifiBion and union 4ith Christ on the ,ross belong to the legal side of the &lan of rede!&tion. All that 0e did for us in 0is Rede!&tive 4or# is based on legal grounds. EThe legal is al4ays in the &ast tense.F 0e 4as delivered ti& on a,,ount of our tres&asses. 0e died for our sins. 0e arose for our 8ustifi,ation. This is all in the &ast tense. 9o4 noti,e Ro!. )D)D /For this 4e #no4= that our old self 4as ,ru,ified 4ith Christ= in order that the slave of sin !ight be destroyed < so

that 4e should no longer be in slavery to sin./ Centenary TranslationF. We died 4ith Christ. We 4ere raised together 4ith 0i!. 3o the old roan= the sin nature that 4as a &arta#er of s&iritual death= died 4ith Christ. When 4e a,,e&t 8esus Christ as our 3avior and ,onfess hi! as our Lord= 4e be,o!e a 9e4 Creation= and eB&eri!entally that old !an sto&s being and the 9e4 5an in Christ ta#es his &la,e. This has been a hard &roble! for !any &eo&le. They say= / 0o4 ,an that be true in the fa,e of 'aul?s eB&erien,e in the *th of Ro!ans;/ Ro!. *D*A24 is 'aul?s eB&erien,e as a 8e4 under the La4. t is not the eB&erien,e of a 9e4 Creation. 0e said in the 14th verse= /For 4e #no4 that the la4 is s&iritual but a! ,arnal= sold under sin./ The La4 4as fulfilled in Christ. 9obody is under the La4 today. t is true= the 8e4 didn?t #no4 that he died 4ith Christ and that his old La4 and the First Covenant all ,eased to be in Christ. 0e doesn?t #no4 it today= but it is the truth. The La4 4as the 8e4s? s,hoolA!aster until Christ< not as so!e translators tryA to !a#e us believe= that the La4 is our s,hool!aster to lead us to Christ. The %ree# teBt sho4s ,on,lusively that the la4 4as until Christ= and 4hen Christ arose fro! the dead and sat

do4n on the right hand of the 5a@esty on high= the Abraha!i, Covenant and the 5osai, La4 sto&&ed fun,tioning. There is no one under the 5osai, La4 today. They ,an?t get tinder it. They !ay atte!&t it as !any are doing today= but it is only a far,e. We have a 9e4 La4 that belongs to the 9e4 Covenant= of 4hi,h Christ is the 0ead= and that 9e4 La4 is to govern the 9e4 Creation in Christ 8esus. 3o 8ohn $ D12= 13 be,o!es a blessed Reality. /0e that hath the 3on hath the life< 0e that bath not the 3on of %od hath not the life. These things have 4ritten unto you= that ye !ay #no4 that ye have eternal life= even unto you that believe on the na!e of the 3on of %od./ The believer has (ternal Life. 0e has &assed out of death into life< out of the real! of 3atan into the real! of Christ. Out of the real! of s&iritual death 4here 3atan reigns= into the real! of (ternal Life 4here 8esus Christ reigns. 9oti,e the first senten,e in 8ohn 4D4D /7e are of. %od= !y little ,hildren./ We are of %od. That fits in &erfe,tly 4ith 8ohn 3= 4here 8esus said to 9i,ode!us= /7e !ust be born fro! above./ /That 4hi,h is born of the flesh is flesh< and that 4hi,h is born of the 3&irit is s&irit. 5arvel not that said unto thee= 7e !ust be born fro! above./ The 9e4 Creation is born fro! above. They ,a!e

fro! %od. This ne4 9ature flo4ed out fro! the very heart of the Father into their s&irits= 4hen they ,ro4ned 8esus as Lord of their lives. (&h. 1 D3 /"lessed be the %od and Father of our Lord 8esus Christ= 4ho bath blessed us 4ith every s&iritual blessing in Christ./ When 4e a,,e&ted 8esus Christ as our 3aviour= then Ro!. +D32 be,a!e an a,tual reality. /What then shall 4e say to these things; f %od is for us= 4ho is against us; 0e that s&ared not his o4n 3on= but delivered hi! u& for us all= ho4 shall he not also 4ith hi! freely give us all things./ n that other verse you 4ill noti,e that 0e has blessed us 4ith every s&iritual blessing. (verything that Christ 4rought in 0is Rede!&tive 4or# belongs to the 9e4 Creation. 7ou do not need to &ray for it or see# for it= nor believe for it< it is yours. 'hil. 4D)A* gives us @ust another angle of our inheritan,e in Christ. / n nothing be anBious< but in everything by &rayer and su&&li,ation 4ith than#sgiving let your re>uests be !ade #no4n unto %od./ Then a !ira,le ha&&ens D /The &ea,e of %od= 4hi,h &asseth all understanding= shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ 8esus./ When 4e #no4 4hat our Rede!&tion !eans to the Father= and 4hat 0e intended it should !ean to us= then 4e &ass out of the real! of 4orry and fear and doubt. 'hil. 4D11 ET4entieth Century TranslationF D /9ot that s&ea# in res&e,t of 4ant= for have learned in 4hatsoever

state a!= therein to be inde&endent of ,ir,u!stan,es./ Why ,an 4e be inde&endent of ,ir,u!stan,es; "e,ause the 13th verse says= / ,an do all things in hi! that strengtheneth !e./ 7ou see= this Rede!&tion in the !ind of the Father !eans a 9e4 Creation. t !eans 3onshi& 4ith all its &rivileges. t !eans that 4e have ,o!e into the Fa!ily and have Fa!ily rights and &rivileges no4 that nothing ,an interru&t as long as 4e 4al# in Love 4ith 0i!. The se,ond fa,t is 4hat 4e are in Christ. t is ne,essary for us to revie4 a little. We are Redee!ed. 3atan?s do!inion over us is ended. 0e no longer reigns over us. 9ot only are 4e Redee!ed= but the !o!ent 4e ,a!e into the Fa!ily of %od 4e be,a!e 3atan?s !aster. %od has given to us a legal right to the use of 8esus? na!e= and 5att. 2+D1. de,lares= /All authority has been given unto !e in heaven and on earth. %o ye therefore= and !a#e dis,i&les Eor studentsF of all nations . . . and lo= a! 4ith you al4ays= even unto the end of the age./ 0o4 is 0e 4ith us; 0e is 4ith us in 0is na!e= in 0is Word= and in the &erson of the 0oly 3&irit. n 5ar# 1)D1* 0e said= /And these signs shall follo4 the! that believe D in !y na!e shall they ,ast out de!ons< they

shall s&ea# 4ith ne4 tongues < they shall ta#e u& ser&ents= and if they drin# any deadly thing= it shall in no 4ise hurt the! < they shall lay hands on the si,#= and they shall re,over./ And the 21th verseD /And they 4ent forth= and &rea,hed every 4here= the Lord 4or#ing 4ith the!= and ,onfir!ing the 4ord by the signs that follo4ed./ 7ou see= 0e has not left us at the !er,y of an ene!y. The youngest babe in Christ has a legal right to the 9a!e of 8esus. 9ot only that= but he has a legal right to the nd4elling 'resen,e of the 0oly 3&irit. ,an never tell you 4hat that !eans to !y heart. 8ohn 4D4= that last ,lauseD /For greater is he that is in you than he that is in the 4orld./ What 4ill 0e do 4hen 11e ,o!es in; e 4ill guide us into all Truth or Reality E8ohn 1)D13F. 0e 4ill ta#e the things of 8esus and unveil the! to our hearts. 0e 4ill i!&art to us the very ability of %od. f you re!e!ber= before 8esus 4ent a4ay= 0e told his dis,i&les to tarry in 8erusale! until they be endued 4ith &o4er fro! on high. That 4ord &o4er !eans ability. The 0oly 3&irit 4as going to ,o!e into the! 4ith 6ivine Ability arid !a#e the! !asters of ,ir,u!stan,es= !asters o f situations= !asters of nations. 3o 0e ,an say= /Fear thou not= for a! 4ith thee D be not dis!ayed < for

a! thy %odD 4ill strengthen thee < yea= 4ill hel& thee< yea= 4ill u&hold thee 4ith the right hand of !y righteousness./ E sa.41D11F. That belongs to us today. That is a &i,ture of the ?9e4 Creation. 9ot only did 0e give us (ternal Life and the great !ighty 0oly 3&irit to live in our bodies= but 0e has !ade us the Righteousness of %od in Christ. 8esus? life during 0is earth 4al# 4as a!aGing to !en of sense #no4ledge. Righteousness !ade 8esus absolute !aster of every situation= !aster of all !en be,ause all !en 4ere sinA,ons,ious. 8esus 4as not. 3ha#es&eare said= /3in !a#es ,o4ards of us all./ 0e stru,# the ta&Aroot of the sin &roble!. When a !an be,o!es a 9e4 Creation= he re,eives the sa!e Righteousness that 8esus had. 8esus be,o!es his Righteousness. E Cor. 1 D31F. That Righteousness !a#es hi! a !aster of de!ons< !a#es hi! a !aster of ,ir,u!stan,es. 0e is not afraid of 3atan= or anything 3atan ,an do or has done. The early Chur,h lived the ne4 Creation in Reality. They 4ere the Righteousness of %od in a,tual de!onstration. 9ot only did the early Christians have Righteousness given to the! but they 4ere !ade the Righteousness of %od in Christ. When they re,eived the Righteous 9ature of the Father= that 9ature !ade the! Righteous. When they re,eived the Love 9ature of the Father= it !ade the! 3ons of Love.

That is the reason they ,ould suffer any #ind of &erse,ution and yet love the &erse,utor. 8esus loved 8udas and the !an 4ho drove the nails into 0is hands and feet. 'aul loved the !en 4ho beat hi! and stoned hi!. 3te&hen= 4hen he 4as dying= said= /Father= forgive the! < they #no4 not 4hat they do./ That 4as a ne4 #ind of Love the 4orld had never #no4n. %od is Love. The 9e4 Creation has the Love 9ature of the Father. There is another outstanding feature that 4e !ust not overloo#. We have #no4n %od as a Loving %od= a @ust %od= a 0oly %od= but 4e have never thought of 0i! as a Faith %od. That is an outstanding ,hara,teristi, of %od. 0e ,reated the -niverse by Faith. (verything that ,a!e into being at Creation= ,a!e into being by faith. All 0e did 4as to say= /Let there be/ and things be,a!e. %od is a Faith %od. 9o doubt everyone reading this 4ill loo# ba,# at his early Christian life. When he 4as first "orn Again he 4as filled 4ith love< he 4as filled 4ith Geal that 4as born of faith. Could he have had the right tea,hing= he 4ould have 4al#ed into a life of Faith that 4ould have sha#en the ,o!!unity. 7ou see= 4e be,o!e &arta#ers of the Faith and 9ature of %od. That eB&lains that &assage in Ro!. 12D3D /A,,ording as %od hath dealt to ea,h !an a !easure of faith./

(very !an at the 9e4 "irth has a !easure of Faith. That !easure ,an be in,reased as he uses it. "ut under the !odern tea,hing= 4hat faith 4as given to hi! in the 9e4 "irth is usually destroyed by sense #no4ledge tea,hing. We !ust not o!it (&h. 2D11D /For 4e are his 4or#!anshi&= ,reated in Christ 8esus for good 4or#s= 4hi,h %od afore &re&ared that 4e should 4al# in the!./ f 4e ,ould ,ontinually re!e!ber that 4e are %od?s 9e4 Creations< that 0e 4as the Author and Finisher of these 9e4 Creations= @ust as 0e is the Author and Finisher of Faith= then life 4ould be vi,torious. 0e gave birth to us in the birth throes of agony in 0is 3ubstitutionary 4or#. We are the &rodu,t of that birth. 7ou see= 4e have be,o!e the 3ons and 6aughters of %od. We re!e!ber that 8esus is our eBa!&le. 8esus never tried to believe. 0e a,ted on the Word of 0is Father. 0e never sought Faith. 0e said 0e did 4hat 0is Father told 0i! to do. We urge the unsaved to get so!ething. We should urge the! to a,t on the Word. 8esus belongs to the!. All they need to do is to ,onfess 0is Lordshi&= and the !o!ent they do they re,eive (ternal Life. "elieving is a,ting on the Word. The believer is one 4ho has a,ted on the Word. The unbeliever is one 4ho has not yet a,ted.

The one is a &ossesser< the other !ay be !erely a see#er after so!ething that he has not ,lai!ed as his o4n. 4ant you to #no4 in your heart that you are 4hat 0e says you are. 0e 4ants you to a,t it= to ,onfess 4hat 0e has done in you< 4hat 0e has !ade you to be. This 4ill glorify 0i! and strengthen your Faith. To deny 4hat 4e are and to tell 4hat 3atan is doing in our bodies or !inds= is denying 4hat 4e are in Christ. All things are &ossible no4= for 4e are the ,hildren of %od. We are united 4ith 0i!.

The Legal And 2ital As&e,ts Of Rede!&tion


-9T L one be,o!es ,ons,ious of these t4o &hases of revelation= there 4ill be a haGiness in his tea,hing and a la,# of solidity in his thin#ing and living. The legal side of Rede!&tion is 4hat %od did for us in Christ. t is in the &ast. Ro!. 4D2$ is a good illustrationD /Who 4as delivered u& for our tres&asses= and 4as raised for our @ustifi,ation./ 0ere is anotherD Cor. 1$D3= 4 /For delivered unto you first of all that 4hi,h also re,eivedD that ?Christ died for our sins a,,ording to the s,ri&tures and that he 4as buried< and that he hath been raised on the third day a,,ording to the s,ri&tures./ These t4o s,ri&tures &erfe,tly illustrate 4hat %od did for us in 0is Rede!&tive 4or#. The vital ,an be illustrated. Ro!. +D1 D /There is therefore no4 no ,onde!nation to the! that are in Christ 8esus./ Col. 1 D14 / n 4ho! 4e have our rede!&tion= the re!ission of our sins./ The vital is 4hat 4e really have no4 < 4hat the 0oly 3&irit is doing in us today. f one only had the legal side of the &lan of Rede!&tion= it 4ould lead hi! into ,old= dead for!alis!. t 4ould !a#e do,trines out of Reality and sense #no4ledge 4ould rule.

The vital tea,hings alone 4ill lead into fanati,is!= !agnifying eB&erien,es above the Word. When the vital as&e,t is understood= 4e #no4 4hat belongs to us in Christ. We #no4 a 3on?s rights. We learn to ta#e our &la,e. We en@oy our &rivileges= and the vital side then be,o!es a Reality. All that is legally ours !ay be,o!e vitally ours by the !inistry of the 3&irit through the Word in us. A little study of the legal side !ay hel& us. 2 Cor. $D21= /0i! 4ho #ne4 no sin he !ade to be sin on our behalf < that 4e !ight be,o!e the righteousness of %od in hi!./ That is 4hat %od 4rought in Christ. 0e laid our sins u&on Christ. 0e 4as stri,#en= s!itten of %od and affli,ted. /0e 4as 4ounded for our transgressions < he 4as bruised for our ini>uities< the ,hastise!ent of our &ea,e 4as u&on hi!= and 4ith his stri&es 4e are healed. /All 4e li#e shee& have gone astray< 4e have turned every one to his o4n 4ay < and 8ehovah hath laid on hi! the ini>uity of us all./ 0e not only laid our sins on 8esus= but 0e !ade 8esus sin. Ro!. 3D21A2) is &erha&s the great !aster senten,e illustrating this legal side of the &lan of Rede!&tion. 0e tells us in the 21st verse= /"ut no4 a&art fro! the la4 a righteousness of %od hath been !anifested= Eor unveiled< or as one translator &uts it= Cbrought to

light?F being 4itnessed by the la4 and the &ro&hets < even the righteousness of %od through faith in 8esus Christ unto all the! that believe< for there is no distin,tion< for all have sinned= and fall short of the glory of %od./ 0ere is a little tou,h of the vital in the 24th verseD /"eing @ustified freely by his gra,e through the rede!&tion that is in Christ 8esus./ n the 2$th verse 4e s4ing ba,# again to the legalD /Who! %od set forth to be a &ro&itiation=/ or a !er,y seat 4here the blood 4as s&rin#led by the 0igh 'riest= /on the ground of faith= in 0is blood= to sho4 his righteousness be,ause of the &assing over of the sins done aforeti!e= in the forbearan,e of %od< for the sho4ing= say= of his righteousness at this &resent season./ 0ere 4e ,at,h a gli!&se of the vital D /That he !ight hi!self be righteous= and the righteousness of hi! that bath faith in 8esus./ 7ou see= the 3&irit has based our &resent Righteousness u&on the 4or# that had been a,,o!&lished in 0is great 3ubstitutionary Wor#. Titus 2D14 is another s,ri&ture sho4ing the legal side. CWho gave hi!self for us= that he !ight redee! us fro! all ini>uity= and &urify unto hi!self a &eo&le for his o4n &ossession= Gealous of good 4or#s./

3o!e 2ital Fa,ts


One of the !ost &ri,eless vital s,ri&tures is 2 Cor. $D1*= 1+D /Wherefore if any !an is in Christ= he is a ne4 ,reatureD the old things are &assed a4ay < behold= they are be,o!e ne4. "ut all these things are of %od= 4ho re,on,iled us to hi!self through Christ= and gave unto us the !inistry of re,on,iliation./ t is very i!&ortant that 4e re,ogniGe this fa,t= that all that has been 4rought for us by Christ in 0is 3ubstitutionary 3a,rifi,e= belongs to the individual believer. (&h. 1 D1*A23 is a &art of the great ,harter of our Rede!&tion= and this is both legal and vital. 0e reveals 4hat 0e did for us. 0e reveals 0is &ro,ess of building the very 9ature and Life of the Father into our s&irits. 0e said= 4ant you to #no4 4hat is the eB,eeding greatness of 0is ability on our behalf 4ho believe. t is /a,,ording to that 4or#ing of the strength of his !ight 4hi,h he 4rought in Christ= 4hen he raised hi! fro! the dead= and !ade hi! to sit at his right hand in the heavenly &la,es= far above all rule= and authority= and &o4er= and do!inion= and every na!e that is na!ed= not only in this age= but also in that 4hi,h is to ,o!eD and he &ut all things in

sub@e,tion under his feet= and he gave hi! to be the head over all things for the benefit of the ,hur,h= 4hi,h is his body= the fullness of hi! that filleth all in all./ 0ere 4e have the legal ba,#ground of 0is great 3ubstitutionary 4or#= of 0is absolutely ,on>uering the for,es of dar#ness before 0e arose fro! the dead. 8ust as in Col. 2D1$ it says= /That he &ut off fro! hi!self the &rin,i&alities and the &o4ers= and he !ade a sho4 of the! o&enly= triu!&hing over the! in it./ We have failed to re,ogniGe this blessed fa,t= that in the substitutionary 4or# of Christ= it 4as as though 4e ourselves 4ere 4ith 0i!. 8ust as the 3&irit says in %al. 2D21= / 4as ,ru,ified 4ith Christ=/ not as the old version reads= / a! ,ru,ified./ 9o= it is &ast tense. t is the legal side. 0e not only 4as ,ru,ified= but in Ro!. )D+ it says= /"ut if 4e died 4ith Christ= 4e believe that 4e shall also live 4ith hi!./ 9ot only 4ere 4e ,ru,ified 4ith 0i! but 4e died 4ith 0i!. n Col. 2D12 4e 4ere buried 4ith 0i!. n Ti!. 3D1$ 4e 4ere @ustified 4ith 0i!. n Col. 2D13 4e 4ere !ade alive 4ith 0i!. /7ou= say= did 0e !a#e alive together 4ith 0i!./ Then in (&h. 2D) 0e raised us u& 4ith 0i! and !ade us to sit 4ith 0i! in the heavenlies in Christ 8esus. n

these 3,ri&tures 4e get a living &i,ture of the entire substitutionary 4or# of Christ= in 4hi,h 4e have a &erfe,t dentifi,ation. t 4as done for us. t is the legal ba,#ground of our Rede!&tion. 7ou ,an say= 7es= 4as ,ru,ified 4ith 0i!. 4as identified 4ith 0i! in 0is sha!e and 0is dee& agonies on the ,ross. 5ore than that= %od not only &ut !y sin u&on 0i! and !ade 0i! sin 4ith !y sin= but 0e &ut !e u&on 0i!. 0e 4as ta#ing !y &la,e. 0e 4as a,ting in !y stead. t 4as !y sin that stri&&ed 0i! na#ed. t 4as !y sin that ,aused the ,ro4n of thorns to be &ut u&on 0is bro4. t 4as !y sin that drove the nails into 0is hands and feet. t 4as Love that 4as ta#ing !y &la,e and suffering in !y stead that !ight be ranso!ed out of the authority of dar#ness and the &o4er of sin and s&iritual death. ,an say died 4ith 0i!< that 4hen 0e died on the ,ross 0e &artoo# of !y s&iritual death= and 4as identified 4ith 0i! in that s&iritual death. t 4as as though had been there in &erson and 4e had left 0is body together. When 0e died on the ,ross= 0e and 4ent to the &la,e 4here should have gone alone= but 0e 4ent 4ith !e as !y 3ubstitute. 0e 4ent 4ith !e to suffer in !y stead. 0e 4as bearing !y sin 4ith !e= that old s&iritually dead self. 0e suffered there until the ,lai!s of @usti,e against !e had been satisfied and there 4as no longer any ,harge against !e.

5y s&iritual death and union 4ith 3atan 4ere 4i&ed out. And then 0e 4as @ustified in 3&irit. 0is @ustifi,ation 4as for !e= for you see= 0e 4ent there for !e. 0e didn?t go there on 0is o4n a,,ount. 0e 4ent on !y a,,ount= and as soon as 0e 4as @ustified= 0e 4as Re,reatedA!ade alive in s&irit= and that 4onderful s,ri&ture in A,ts 13D33= /Thou art !y 3on= this day have begotten thee=/ 4as !ade real. Right there in those a4ful surroundings 0e 4as "orn Again. 0e had be,o!e the very Righteousness of %od right there. And no4 ,an understand (&h. 2D11D /We are his 4or#!anshi&= ,reated in Christ 8esus./ That is the legal side of the 9e4 "irth. n the !ind of @usti,e= 4e 4ere Re,reated do4n there at the ti!e Christ 4as= be,ause 0e is the 0ead of the "ody= the Firstborn fro! a!ong the dead. 0e 4as the first &erson ever "orn Again. n 0is birth= the 4hole "ody of Christ had the legal 4or# a,,o!&lished for the!. Then 0e ,on>uered the adversary= but in the !ind of @usti,e 4as 4ith 0i!. When 0e stri&&ed 3atan of his authority and do!inion= it 4as your vi,tory and !ine. We 4ere there in the !ind of @usti,e. We &ut our heel u&on the ne,# of the ene!y < 4e stri&&ed hi! of his authority< 4e left hi! defeated and bro#en= and then 4e 4ere raised together 4ith Christ.

3atan is ,on>uered. The 9e4 "irth has been a,,o!&lished. The 9e4 Creation= in the !ind of @usti,e= has be,o!e effe,tive= and no4 4e are not only raised together 4ith Christ= but 4e are seated 4ith 0i!. n the !ind of @usti,e= every !e!ber of the "ody of Christ is seated at the right hand of the 5a@esty on high. n the !ind of @usti,e 4e are utterly one 4ith 0i!. We are ,o!&lete in 0i!. All that 0e did= 0e did for us. 0e is the 0ead of the "ody= and as the 0ead of the "ody= 0e ,annot be eBalted so high but 4hat the "ody is there 4ith 0i! sharing in 0is glory= sharing in all of 0is vi,tories. (&h. 1D4A) gives us a &revie4 of our Rede!&tionD /(ven as he ,hose us in hi! before the foundation of the 4orld= that 4e should be holy and 4ithout ble!ish before hi!D in love having foreordained us unto ado&tion as sons through 8esus Christ unto hi!self. 0e did this a,,ording to his o4n good 4ill= to the &raise of the glory of his gra,e= 4hi,h he freely besto4ed on us in the beloved./ The neBt verse s4ings into the vitalD / n 4ho! 4e have our rede!&tion through his blood= the re!ission of our tres&asses= a,,ording to the ri,hes of his gra,e= 4hi,h lie !ade to abound to4ard us in all 4isdo! and &ruden,e= revealing in us the !ystery of his 4ill./

9o4 4e ,an see the ba,#ground of a vital union 4ith Christ. We ,an understand 4hat it !eans to have hi! say= /For it is %od 4ho is at 4or# 4ithin you= 4illing and 4or#ing his o4n good &leasure./ We ,an understand Col. 1 D2+= 2. /That 4e !ay &resent every !an &erfe,t in ChristD 4hereunto labor also= striving a,,ording to his 4or#ing= 4hi,h 4or#eth in !e !ightily./ 'aul?s drea! in Christ 4as to &resent every believer &erfe,t= /4ithout s&ot or 4rin#le or any su,h thing./ What a drea! it !ust have been. 9o4 4e ,an understand (&h. 3D1)A21D /That he 4ould grant you= a,,ording to the ri,hes of his glory= that ye !ay be strengthened 4ith &o4er through his 3&irit in the in4ard !an./ This inner !an has be,o!e a 9e4 Creation. 0e has re,eived the Life and 9ature of the Father= and no4 the 3&irit through the Word is building into this /hidden !an of the heart./ the ability to live as 8esus did in 0is earth 4al#. 7ou re!e!ber 4e are to 4al# in Love< 4e are to follo4 after Love. We re!e!ber that Love never faileth= and it thin#eth no evil < al4ays good thoughts= beautiful thoughts about everyone. t never holds any en!ity. W e treat the one 4ho has lied about us= @ust as 8esus treated 'eter after the Resurre,tion. Can?t you i!agine 8esus hunting u& the !an 4ho drove the

nails into 0is hands and telling hi! / died for you./ Finding the !an that !ade the ,ro4n of thorns and &ressed it u&on 0is bro4= telling hi! / a! going to give you a ,ro4n of righteousness= a ,ro4n of glory and a ,ro4n of life./ 'aul said= /That Christ !ay d4ell in your hearts on the ground of faith./ 7ou see= Christ and the Word are one. When the Word d4ells in a believer?s heart= gains ,ontrol of his 4hole being= that is Christ gaining ,ontrol. The Lordshi& of 8esus over a life is in Reality the Lordshi& of the Word. The Word gains the as,endan,y in su,h an absolute 4ay that it do!inates his thin#ing. The Lordshi& of 8esus and the Lordshi& of the Word are really the Lordshi& of this ne4 #ind of Love A Aga&a. What beautiful lives that !a#es. When this /inner !an=/ this /hidden !an of the heart/ be,o!es governed by the Love 9ature of the Father= he un,ons,iously ta#es 8esus? &la,e. 7ou see= 4e be,o!e rooted and grounded in Aga&a. We do not hold it as a do,trine. t is not a !ental ,on,e&t. t is a,tual. The Father has so filled us 4ith 0is 9ature that 4e do Love a,ts un,ons,iously. We have re,eived the ability to understand the 9ature of the Love of Christ 4hi,h &asseth sense #no4ledge a&&rehension= and no4 at last the drea! of the Father for us is being fulfilled. We are filled 4ith all the fullness of %od. The Love 9ature has s4allo4ed us u&= @ust as 2 Cor. 3D4D /"ut that 4e

should be ,lothed u&on= that 4hat is !ortal !ay be s4allo4ed u& of life./ Way says= /6ro4ned in the sea of life./ The Life is KoeAthe 9ature of the Father= and the 9ature of the Father is Love. We are s4allo4ed u&= i!!ersed= over4hel!ed in Love. 9o4 4e ,an understand (&h. 3D21D /9o4 unto hi! that is able to do eB,eeding abundantly above all that 4e as# or thin#= a,,ording to the &o4er that 4or#eth in us./ t is the ability of the Father unveiled. 9ot only is it revealed= but it is ,las&ing the hand of O!ni&otent Love< !y 4hole inner being s4inging !e out of the orbit of sense #no4ledge into the orbit of Revelation :no4ledge or Revelation Reality. 9o4 #no4 4hat 8esus !eant 4hen 0e said= /When he= the 3&irit of Truth is ,o!e Eor the 3&irit of RealityF= he shall guide you into all reality D for he shall not s&ea# fro! hi!self < but 4hat things soever he shall hear= these shall lie s&ea#D and he shall de,lare unto you the things that are to ,o!e/Athe 9e4 Creation things= the unveiling of the very 9ature of the Father 4hi,h 0e de,lares in Christ. E8ohn 1)D13= 14F. First= /0e shall glorify !eD for he shall ta#e of !ine= and shall de,lare it unto you./ This is Resurre,tion Life in us. This is the 0oly 3&irit 4or#ing in us through the Word < all that 4as &ur,hased for us< all that is legally ours for our daily 4al#. 7ou see= the Father had a drea! for us.

n that little &revie4 of the 9e4 Creation that gave you= 0e gave us a suggestion of 0is intense Love for us= and ho4 0e 4as going to build us over into 0i!self. 0e 4as going to ta#e 0is Righteousness and 0is 0oliness and 0is Truth or Reality and build the! into us until 4e fit into 0is drea!= and 0e ,ould say= as 0e did to the 4ondering dis,i&les= /This is !y "eloved 3on= in 4ho! a! 4ell &leased./ Then 0e 4ould say= /These are !y beloved sons= in 4horl !y heart has found &erfe,t rest and satisfa,tion./

3haring With 0i!


9 Way?s Translation 4e get one of the ri,hest vie4s of Christ?s !inistry for us that 4e have in any of our translations. %al. 2D21= /7es= have shared 5essiah?s ,ru,ifiBion. a! living indeed= but it is not that live< it is 5essiah 4hose life is in !e./ The heart ,an hardly ta#e in the reality that is unveiled to us. /7es= have shared in 0is ,ru,ifiBion./ This is the legal side of our dentifi,ation 4ith Christ. 7ou see= 0e shared 4ith us in 0is n,arnation. 0e be,a!e one 4ith us. 0e gave us 0is #ingly glory and be,a!e one 4ith suffering= lost hu!anity. 0e 4as one 4ith us in 0is 3ubstitution. 0e shares 4ith us< 0e shares our sins= our infir!ities= our diseases. 0e too# the! u&on 0i!self. The sharing 4as so real that /0e 4ho #ne4 no sin= be,a!e sin/ in order to be,o!e dentified 4ith us= to ,o!e to our level. 0e not only had sin re,#oned to 0i!= sin laid u&on 0i! as the 0igh 'riest laid the sin of srael u&on the goat= but 0e a,tually be,a!e sin. We ,an hardly gras& the fa,t that 6eity ,ould be,o!e sin= but 0e did. 0e died s&iritually. /The Righteous for the unrighteous= that 0e !ight bring us to %od./ n the 9e4 Creation 4e shared 4ith 0i!. 0e is the

0ead< 4e are the body. 0e has i!&arted 0i!self to us= and 4hen 0e i!&arted 0i!self to us= 0e gave to us a ne4 self in the &la,e of our old self. That old= fallen= sinAruled self 4as dis&la,ed and the ne4 8esus self= the 9e4 Creation self= the %odli#e self= the self that is !ade in the i!age of Christ= be,a!e our ne4 self. 7ou see ho4 utterly 0e shared 4ith us < ho4 !u,h 0e be,a!e one 4ith us. "ut in Col. 3D1 he says= / f= then= you have shared in 5essiah?s resurre,tion= as&ire ever to the things on high= 4here 5essiah is= throned at the right hand of %od. /Let your thoughts d4ell on things above= not grovel on the earth. 7ou have died to things of earth= and your real life no4 has been hidden= by its union 4ith 5essiah= in the being of %od./ EWay?s Trans.F 0ere 4e ,at,h a gli!&se of our utter oneness 4ith 0i!= of the ,o!&leteness of this union. What is !ore real than this D / a! the vine= ye are the bran,hes./ E8ohn 1$D$F. 0ere 0e sho4s us 4e are the fruitAbearing &art of 0i!. We are the LoveA revealing &art of 0i!. We are the &art of 0i! that blesses and tou,hes hu!anity. We are the &art of 0i! that brings (ternal Life to lost !an. We are sharing in 0is Resurre,tion. The heart is thrilled. f 4e share in 0is Resurre,tion= 4e share in 0is

vi,tory over 3atan D 4e share in 0is vi,tory over sin. We have been raised together 4ith 0i!. We are sharing 0is vi,tory over the adversary. Then 3atan #no4s that 4e ,on>uered hi! in Christ= that 4e 4ere 4ith the 5aster 4hen 0e &ut hi! to naught and triu!&hed over hi!= and &ut off fro! 0i!self the &rin,i&alities and the &o4ers= 4hen 8esus !ade a sho4 of 3atan before his o4n hosts in the dar# regions < that 4e shared 4ith 0i! and 4ere a &art in that great vi,tory. And did you noti,e= 4e are sharing in the things on 0igh 4here 5essiah is enthroned at the right hand of %od; We are seated 4ith 0i!. 7ou see= in (&h. 2D)A+ 4e 4ere raised together 4ith 0i!< and then not only 4ere 4e raised 4ith 0i!= but 4e 4ere seated 4ith 0i!. Let !e read fro! (&hesians EWay?s Trans.F D /Thrilled us 4ith the sa!e ne4 life 4here4ith 0e >ui,#ened our 5essiah.A"y free gra,e alone have ye obtained salvationAand 4ith 0i! 0e raised us fro! the dead= and 4ith 0i! throned us in the high heavens./ 0is eB&ression /throned us/ !eans 4e are seated as one 4ith 0i! on the throne no4. 0e is the 0ead of the "ody< 4e are !e!bers of the "ody Where the 0ead is= the "ody is. The authority that belongs to the 0ead belongs to the "ody. 9o4 you ,an understand 5att. 2+D1+D /All

authority hath been given unto !e in heaven and on earth./ All authority < all do!inion. 7ou understand no4 4hy 0e ,ould /&ut off fro! 0i!self the &rin,i&alities and the &o4ers./ 7ou ,an understand ho4 0e ,ould /!a#e a sho4 of the!./ 0e 4as the 5aster= 4ith the O!ni&oten,e and Ability of the Father. We share in that. 0e has given us the legal use of 0is 9a!e. n that 9a!e is invested all the authority the Father gave 0i! after 0is Resurre,tion. That 9a!e is ours= and 4e have a legal right to use it. Oh= 4ish that our hearts ,ould ta#e it in. The days of our defeat and failure 4ould then be over. Ro!. )D2 EWay?s TranslationF= thro4s !u,h light u&on our union 4ith Christ. /We have &assed out of sin as truly as the dead !an has &assed out of lifeD ,an 4e= 4hen thus dead to it= still go on living in it; Or= if you fail to gras& this inferen,e= loo# at it thusD do you not ,o!&rehend that all of us= 4ho &assed by ba&tis! into union 4ith 5essiah 8esus= 4ere by ba&tis! !ade sharers in 0is death; Well then= if that ba&tis! !ade us share 0is death= it !ust have !ade us share 0is burial too. / t !ust follo4 that= as 5essiah 4as raised fro! a!ong the dead by !eans of the des,ent of 0is Father?s glory= so 4e too= 4ho rose 4ith 0i!= are to be? e!&loyed 4holly in the a,tivities of the 9e4 Life. /For if= by having died li#e 0i!= 4e have entered into

living union 4ith 0i!= !ost ,ertainly 4e shall not be less so in ,onse>uen,e of having risen 4ith 0i!. /This 4e re,ogniGe= that our for!er self 4as nailed to 0is ,ross 4ith 0i!= so that that body 4hi,h 4as the instru!ent of sin !ight be !ade i!&otent for evil= so that 4e ,ould not any longer be slaves of sin./ 9oti,e no4 fro! this vivid translation that 4e shared 4ith Christ in 0is death. We shared 4ith 0i! in 0is Resurre,tion= and 4e are sharing no4 4ith hi! at the right hand of the Father. Fro! another angle= 0e is sharing 4ith us in our !inistry as bran,hes of the 2ine. We are 0is testi!ony. We are no4 0is ,onfession. We are boldly telling the 4orld 4hat 4e are in Christ. We have ta#en our &la,e in Christ. We are a,ting as a &art of 0i!self. We share in everything that 0e did. 0e is sharing in everything that 4e are. This brings a nearness to the Reality of that great oneness bet4een the 0ead and the "ody. 7ou see= 4e suffered 4ith 0i!< 4e shared in it.

We shared in 0is 8ustifi,ation. We shared 4ith 0i! 4hen 0e 4as !ade alive do4n in that dar# region= and 4e heard the Father 4his&er= /Thou art !y 3on< this ,lay have begotten thee/ EA,ts 13D33F= s&ea#ing of 0is Resurre,tion. We shared in that Resurre,tion. We shared in the &o4er and authority of it. When 0e &ut all the ene!ies beneath 0is feet= they 4ere beneath our feet. When 0e triu!&hed over the!= that 4as our triu!&h. And no4 4e are ,arrying out 0is &re,ious 4ill in the earth. 0e is sharing 0is Ability= Wisdo! and Love 4ith us. 7ou ,aught that in Ro!. )D)D We shared in 0is Resurre,tion < and in (&h. 2D$= )= 4e share in 0is Life and 4e share in 0is throne. n Ro!. )D+ you get it ,learly D We shared in 0is ne4 Life= the ne4 Resurre,tion Life< the sa!e 4onderful Life that 8esus had. Col. 2D13 EWay?s Trans.F / n the rite of ba&tis! 4e 4ere laid 4ith 0i! in 0is grave < in that rite too did 4e share 0is resurre,tion= through our faith in the soulAa4a#ening &o4er of %od= 4ho began by raising 8esus fro! the dead. /And you tooAfor dead you lay in the ,harnelAhouse of your transgressions and the i!&urity of your sensual natureAyou %od thrilled 4ith that sa!e ne4 Life of 8esus./ Can?t you see the utter oneness= our absolute union in Christ; Can?t you see that today you are &arta#ing of 0is 6ivine 9ature= that as you yield to the in4ard Life of

%od in your s&irit= you 4ill slo4ly but surely gain the as,endan,y over your reasoning fa,ulties until your !ind be,o!es rene4ed through the reading of the Word= 4hi,h is really the unveiling 5ind of Christ. 7ou 4ill have the 5ind of Christ. 6on?t forget for a !o!ent that in the !ind of the Father you are sharing in the Throne of %ra,e. 7ou o4n a share in it. 8ust as Way translates (&h. 2D)= /We share 0is throne./ Why= our 0ead is there. Our Lord is there. 5arvelous= isn?t it; so!eti!es 4onder ho4 'aul and 8ohn and the rest of the! that are gathered about the Throne= feel about us do4n here. i!agine 'aul is @ust yearning over us that 4e !ight understand the ri,hes of the unveilings that he gave to us of the Living Christ in 0is Resurre,tion. Can?t you see ho4 4e reign 4ith 0i!; n 0is 3ubstitution 4e share 4ith 0i! fro! the ,ross to the Throne. We 4ere ,ru,ified 4ith 0i!< 4e died 4ith 0i!< 4e suffered 4ith 0i!< 4e 4ere @ustified 4ith 0i!< 4e 4ere !ade alive 4ith 0i!< raised 4ith 0i!< and are no4 seated 4ith 0i!. 9o4 you 4ant Wey!outh?s translation of Ro!. $D1*D /For if= through the transgression of the one individual= 6eath !ade use of the one individual to seiGe the sovereignty= all the !ore shall those 4ho re,eive %od?s overflo4ing gra,e and gift of

righteousness reign as #ings in Life through the one individual= 8esus Christ./ This is the ,li!aB of our earth 4al#. That overflo4ing %ra,e is the overflo4ing of the Love 9ature of the Father that is shed abroad in our hearts by the 0oly 3&irit. The %ift of Righteousness gives us our legal standing before the Father. The overflo4ing %ra,e 4as the in,o!ing of the 9ature and Life= the substan,e and being of our Father into our s&irits. The 9ature of the Father ,o!ing in has !ade us Righteous= !ade us li#e the Father= li#e 8esus< !ade us utterly one 4ith 0i!. 9o4 4e reign as #ings in the real! of this 9e4 Life through 8esus Christ our Lord. 7ou see= 4e 4ere in slavery and servants of the adversary. We are no4 the @oyful Love 3laves of 8esus. We are heirs of %od and @ointAheirs 4ith Christ= and 4e are ,o!ing into that ne4 #no4ledge of 4hat 4e are in Christ. 3inA,ons,iousness has robbed us in the &ast of our faith< robbed us of our sense of 4orthiness< robbed us of our @oy of 3onshi&. We #no4 no4 that sinA,ons,iousness 4as @ust a ,a!ouflage of the adversary. We 4ere standing ,o!&lete in Christ= but 4e did not #no4 it. We 4ere the Righteousness of %od in Christ and 4e did not #no4 it. As long as 3atan ,ould #ee& us in ignoran,e= he #e&t

us in dar#ness and 4ea#ness. "ut the veil has been torn a4ay. The light has shone in. The light that 4e had before 4as dar#ness= but no4 this is the Light of Life. /0e that follo4eth !e shall not 4al# in the dar#ness./ We 4al#ed in the dar#ness= but no4 0e is the Light of our Life. 0e is our Life. 0e is our Light. We have be,o!e li#e those 4hose eyes had been blinded but no4 have re,eived light= and 4e see things as they really are. "efore= 4e 4ere gro&ing and ho&ing. 9o4 4e have &assed out of the real! of ho&e into the real! of assuran,e. t is the real! of Reality. We #no4 4ho 4e are= 4hat 4e are. We #no4 4hat %ra,e has been besto4ed u&on us. We are 4al#ing in the light of this 4onderful Life Christ brought into the 4orld.

The La4 Of Life


T0( La4 of the 9e4 Covenant is a &erfe,t ,ontrast to the La4 of the Old Covenant. The first Covenant La4 is ,alled the /la4 of sin and death./ The La4 of the 9e4 Covenant is ,alled the /la4 of the s&irit of life./ One la4 &ut !en in bondage< the other La4 !ade the! free fro! the la4 of sin and death. That 4as a fearful title that 4as given to the first la4A/of sin and of death./ "oth sin and death are of the adversary= and so the Old Covenant La4 4as given to !en 4ho 4ere governed by the adversary= 4ho had a 3atani, nature and lived in 3atan?s real!. t 4as never given for 9e4 Creation fol#s. 9o !an that is "orn Again has any &art or lot in the Ten Co!!and!ents. They 4ere all fulfilled in Christ and set aside. 7ou see= 0e fulfilled the Abraha!i, Covenant first= and after that 4as fulfilled= everything ,onne,ted 4ith that Covenant 4as set aside and finished and rolled u& together in that first do,u!ent. Then 8esus inaugurated a 9e4 Covenant. The First Covenant 4as sealed 4ith the blood of bulls and goats. The 3e,ond Covenant 4as sealed 4ith the blood of 8esus. The 9e4 Creation that is under the 9e4 Covenant had a 9e4 La4 given to the!. 8esus gave it. 8ohn 13D34= 3$= /A ne4 ,o!!and!ent give

unto you= that ye love one another < even as have loved you= that ye also love one another. "y this shall all !en #no4 that ye are !y dis,i&les= if ye have love one to another./ The 'auline (&istles are a Revelation and an eB&osition of this 9e4 La4. 8ust as Leviti,us= 9u!bers and 6euterono!y are an eB&osition of the La4 of the First Covenant= so these (&istles of 'aul are given us to eB&lain the 9e4 Covenant La4. The Love La4 The 13th ,ha&ter of Corinthians is a Revelation of 4hat this ne4 Love La4 is= 4hat it does= and 4hat it does not do. n 'aul?s other (&istles 4e see this 9e4 La4 being de!onstrated in the daily life of the 9e4 Creation. t is very i!&ortant that 4e understand this fa,t D That the 9e4 Covenant La4 is not designed for !en outside of Christ. The natural !an ,annot obey the 9e4 Co!!and!ent that 8esus gave. There is only one ,o!!and!ent to rule the 9e4 Creation= and that is= to love one another even as 8esus loved us. That 9e4 Co!!and!ent !ade any other ,o!!and!ent absolutely unne,essary= for the !an 4ho 4al#s in Love 4ill never do 4rong. As Love 4as the fulfill!ent of the Old Covenant= it is also the fulfill!ent of the 9e4. 3o!eone as#s= /Why is the 5osai, La4 ,alled ?the la4 of sin and of death;? / "e,ause it 4as to govern s&iritually dead !en. The La4 of the 3&irit of Life is to govern Re,reated

!en. t is the 3&irit of Love. t is the la4 of the very heart of Christ. The La4 that governed the dead in s&irit is the La4 of 5oses. t is i!&ossible for anyone to live under the 5osai, La4 today be,ause it has been fulfilled and laid aside 4ith the Abraha!i, Covenant. 7ou see= /the la4 of the 3&irit of Life/ in Christ 8esus !ade the 9e4 Creation 8e4 free fro! /the la4 of sin and of death./ %al. 3D21 / s the la4 then given 4hi,h ,ould !a#e alive= verily righteousness 4ould have been of the la4./ This is a stri#ing senten,e. f there had been a la4 given that ,ould give !en (ternal Life= then Righteousness 4ould have been of the la4. /"ut the 3,ri&ture shut u& all things under sin= that the &ro!ise by faith in 8esus Christ !ight be given to the! that believe./ 9o4 noti,e this neBt 3,ri&ture= /"ut before faith ,a!e= 4e Ethe 8e4sF 4ere #e&t in 4ard under the la4= shut u& unto the faith 4hi,h should after4ards be revealed. 3o that the la4 is be,o!e our E8e4sF tutor until Christ= that 4e !ight be @ustified by faith./ The old version reading= /A tutor to bring us to Christ/ is not ,orre,t. The La4 never brought anyone to Christ. The La4 4as a /la4 of sin and of death./ The 0oly 3&irit is the only one that ,an bring a !an

to Christ. 9oti,e the 2$th verseD /"ut no4 that faith is ,o!e= 4e are no longer Eas 8e4sF under a tutor= for ye are all sons of %od through faith in Christ 8esus./ 4ant you to noti,e ,arefully the neBt senten,e D /For as !any of you as 4ere ba&tiGed into Christ did &ut on Christ. There ,an be neither 8e4 nor %ree#= there ,an be neither bond nor free= there ,an be no !ale and fe!ale< for ye are one !an in Christ 8esus./ 9o4 you ,an understand Cor. .D1.= 21 4here 'aul said= s&ea#ing of his !inistry as a soulA4inner= /For though 4as free fro! all !en= brought !yself under bondage to all= that !ight gain the !ore. /To the 8e4s be,a!e as a 8e4 E4hen he be,a!e a 9e4 Creation he had sto&&ed being a 8e4F < to the! that are under the la4= as under the la4= not being !yself under the la4= that !ight gain the! that are under the la4./ EThis 4as 4ritten before the Te!&le and the 4hole 8e4ish heirar,hy had been destroyed by TitusF. We !ust understand ,learly that the !o!ent a %entile be,o!es a 9e4 Creation he sto&s being a %entile. n 1 Cor. 11D32 4e have the three ethni,al divisions of the hu!an ra,e D /%ive no o,,asion of stu!bling= either to 8e4s= or to %entiles= or to the ,hur,h of %od./ There are no 8e4s or %entiles in the Chur,h of %od.

We are all one !an in Christ. The %entile sto&&ed being a %entile and the 8e4 sto&&ed being a 8e4 the !o!ent they be,a!e 9e4 Creations. 0ere is so!ething very i!&ortant. The &eo&le 4ho are trying to live under the 5osai, Covenant !ust learn this fa,t= that a,,ording to the 3,ri&ture gave you fro! %al. 3D21= the La4 ,annot give (ternal Life to !an. The La4 ,annot give Righteousness to !an. f the La4 ,ould have done that then Christ need not have died= be,ause all !an needed to do 4as to #ee& the 5osai, La4= the Ten Co!!and!ents= and he 4ould be Alive and Righteous. "ut be,ause he 4as not Alive nor Righteous= he had to be ,overed 4ith the blood of bulls and goats every year. That blood re&resented life= a ty&e of the Life of %od that 4as to be given to the 9e4 Creation. The 5osai, Covenant 4as given to a s&iritually dead &eo&le. t 4as a la4 that 4as to govern natural !an. 6id you ever noti,e that the Father does not ,o!!and the 9e4 Creation in Christ to love 0i!; Why; 0e has %od?s 9ature of Love in hi! and 0e ,an?t hel& but Love 0i!. 0e is born of Love. 9ot one of the la4s of the Ten Co!!and!ents fit a ,hild of %od. There is but one la4 for the 9e4 CreationA/That 4e love one another even as 8esus loved us./ 5oses? la4 4as given by %od to srael

through an angel= be,ause %od ,ould not s&ea# to !an in any other 4ay. There is a suggestion in (Bodus 33 that %od s&o#e to 5oses fa,e to fa,e= but that is the only ti!e in all hu!an history that %od s&o#e to !an. 3o 4e ,an see there is a vast differen,e bet4een the La4 of Life in Christ and the La4 of 6eath in the First Covenant. Ro!. +D2= 3A11 has another suggestion for us= /For the la4 of the 3&irit of life in Christ 8esus !ade !e Eas a 8e4F free fro! the la4 of sin and of death./ That 3,ri&ture ,annot a&&ly to a %entile be,ause no %entile 4as ever under the /La4 of 3in and 6eath./ Then it sho4s you in the third verse the i!&ortan,e of the La4. /For 4hat the la4 ,ould not do= in that it 4as 4ea# through the flesh= Eor through the senses of s&iritually dead !enF %od sending his o4n 3on in the li#eness of !en 4ho 4al# in the senses= has ,onde!ned sin in the senses= that the righteous re>uire!ents of the la4 !ight be fulfilled in us Ethe 9e4 CreationF= 4ho 4al# not after the senses= but after the Re,reated s&irit/ ELit.F The %ree# Word 3arB as translated /flesh/= should be translated /senses/ every ti!e. t !a#es it ,learer. 9oti,e the fifth verseD /For they that are after the senses !ind the things of the senses./ Why; "e,ause the senses are the ,hildren of the &hysi,al body. They are the offs&ring of natural hu!an lifeAseeing= hearing= tasting= s!elling and feeling. They ,onvey

all the #no4ledge to the brain that 4e have outside of Christ. 3o they that are after the senses are ruled by the senses be,ause they are a,,usto!ed to obeying the!. They that are after the s&irit are a,,usto!ed to obeying the things of the s&irit. The 4ord /s&irit/ here !eans the s&irit of the Re,reated !an. 3o let !e read it li#e thisD /For they that are after the senses are going to do the things that the senses suggest. "ut they that are after the Re,reated s&irit= are going to do the things of the Re,reated s&irit that has the 9ature and Life of %od in it./ 9o4 the neBt verseD /For the !ind of the senses is under the do!inion of s&iritual death= but the !ind of the Re,reated s&irit is under the do!inion of Koe= the Life of %od= and that brings &ea,e and rest and >uietness./ ELit.F That seventh verse is suggestiveD /"e,ause the !ind of the senses is en!ity against %od. t is not sub@e,t to the la4 of %od= neither indeed ,an it be=/ 4hether it be the La4 of the Ten Co!!and!ents or the La4 of the 9e4 Covenant. /For they that are living in the real! of the senses ,annot &lease %od./ 9o4 noti,e this ninth verse D /"ut ye are not governed by the senses but by the s&irit Ethat is= your Re,reated s&iritF= if so be that the 3&irit of %od Ethat is= the 0oly 3&iritF= d4elleth in you. "ut if any !an bath not the s&irit of Christ= he is none of his./ That doesn?t !ean the 0oly 3&irit. A

better translation is= / f any !an has not a ChristAli#e s&irit Ethat is= a Re,reated s&iritF= he is none of his./ 5any of our Co!!entators have given us a 4rong ,on,e&tion of that. They have said= f any !an has not the 0oly 3&irit= he is not a Christian= but that is not true. A !an ,an be a ,hild of %od= re,eive (ternal Life= and yet not have re,eived the 0oly 3&irit= for you re!e!ber Lu#e 11D13 says= /0o4 !u,h !ore 4ill your 0eavenly Father give the 0oly 3&irit to the! that as# hi!./ Only 3ons 4ill as# for the 3&irit. A,ts +D1$= 1)= /-nder 'hilli&?s &rea,hing= !any had turned to the Lord in 3a!aria and had been ba&tiGed. /Then the dis,i&les ,a!e do4n fro! 8erusale! that they !ight re,eive the 0oly 3&irit= for as yet he had fallen on none of the!= only they had been ba&tiGed in the 9a!e of the Lord 8esus./ They had re,eived (ternal Life. Then the dis,i&les laid hands on the! and they re,eived the 0oly 3&irit. When 'aul ,a!e to (&hesus EA,ts 1.D1A*F= he said to the!= /6id you re,eive the 0oly 3&irit 4hen you believed;/ The i!&li,ation is si!&le= that all believers do not have the 0oly 3&irit. f they did= they 4ould be different #ind of believers= for 4hen a !an re,eives the 0oly 3&irit= he has a Tea,her in hi! that ,an unfold the Word and build into hi! a %odli#e s&irituality that 4ill !a#e hi! a blessing to those around hi!. Co!e ba,# to Ro!. +D11= /And if Christ is in you= the

body is dead be,ause of sin D but the s&irit is life be,ause of righteousness./ 9oti,e no4= that after Christ is in you= the senses have lost their do!inion over you= be,ause 4hen you are !ade a 9e4 Creation= the senses ,ease to be your !aster. 7our s&irit has re,eived (ternal Life and has be,o!e the Righteousness of %od. 3in no4 ,an no longer govern your senses. /"ut if the 3&irit of 0i! that raised Christ 8esus fro! the dead= d4elleth in you= Ethis is the 0oly 3&irit of 4ho! 0e is s&ea#ingF he that raised u& Christ 8esus fro! the dead= shall give life Ethat 4ord life is Koe= the 9ature of %odF also to your !ortal body through his 3&irit that d4elleth in you./ 0e has given to that &erson?s s&irit (ternal Life and !ade hi! a 9e4 Creation. 9o4 the &ro!ise that 8esus !ade= / ,a!e that ye !ight have life= and have it abundantly=/ is being realiGed. The 0oly 3&irit has ,o!e into !an?s body and is &ouring an abundan,e of Life into his !ortal body= bringing health and strength and vigor into it. 9o4 noti,e this fa,tD The 9e4 La4 ,annot rule s&iritually dead !en any !ore than the Ten Co!!and!ents ,an rule the s&iritually alive !an. The First La4 belonged to the old ,reation. The 9e4 La4 belongs to the 9e4 Creation. This 9e4 La4 of Love is to rule our daily life= our business= our ho!es. t is to rule the Chur,h.

t is to rule our so,ial life. This 9e4 La4 is as i!&ossible for natural !an as the 5osai, La4 is unnatural and abnor!al for the 9e4 Creation. The 8e4 under the First Covenant= ,ould not #ee& the La4 of the 9e4 Covenant. 3o 4e see ,learly that the Ten Co!!and!ents are for natural !an. 8esus? 9e4 Co!!and!ent 4as for the 9e4 Creation !an. The Love La4 is to rule a 9e4 Love Creation. t 4ould be as absurd for ,itiGens of the -nited 3tates of A!eri,a to ado&t the la4s of 8a&an and try to &ut the!selves under the!= as for %entile !en today to ado&t the Ten Co!!and!ents and atte!&t to get %od to o4n the! as 0e o4ned the 8e4s under that First Covenant. 0ere is a fa,t D The First Covenant 4ith its ,o!!and!ents 4as never given to any nation but the sraelites. srael alone o4ned it all. For a %entile today to ,all hi!self a Christian and atte!&t to live under the Abraha!i, Covenant and the 5osai, La4= is the !ost absurd effort ever #no4n. Only a s&iritually dead !an 4ould ever atte!&t it.

The Rene4ed 5ind


T0(R( has never been a great deal of tea,hing in regard to the ne,essity of a rene4ed !ind. We have stressed the need of being ,onverted= being "orn Again= but 4e have left the ,onvert hanging in the air= as it 4ere. %reat enthusias! and @oy ,o!es at the 9e4 "irth= but unless that is ,ared for and fed by the !ind being rene4ed through feeding on the Word and &ra,ti,ing it= that @oy 4ill die out. When you are "orn Again your s&irit is Re,reated. t re,eives the 9ature and Life of the Father= but the !ind that has held your s&irit in ,a&tivity is the sa!e old !ind. t re,eives a !ighty i!&etus 4hen the s&irit re,eives (ternal Life= but that is all. 7ou understand that all the #no4ledge the !ind had= ,o!es fro! the senses and the senses ,an never be rene4ed. They are a &art of the &hysi,al body. They ,an be brought into sub@e,tion< they ,an be ,ontrolled= but they ,an?t be rene4ed. The s&irit is Re,reated= but the !ind= this brain of ours that re,eives its #no4ledge fro! the five senses= ,an be brought into sub@e,tion to the Word. have ,o!e to believe that it ,an be &urified by !editation in the Word. don?t !ean &urified li#e the blood of

Christ has ,leansed us= but !ean that it dro&s off !u,h that is unne,essary and un4ise. n itself it !ay not be har!ful but it is unne,essary. t ta#es u& ti!e. The !ind slo4ly but surely as it feeds on the Word= !editates in the Word= &ra,ti,es and lives the Word= ,o!es into the fello4shi& of the Re,reated s&irit. n Ro!. 12D1= 2 4e have one of the !ost i!&ortant 3,ri&tures in regard to the &hysi,al body and its thin#ing &ro,essesD / besee,h you therefore= brethren= by the !er,ies of %od= to &resent your bodies a living sa,rifi,e= holy= 4ellA&leasing to %od= 4hi,h is your s&iritual servi,e./ 9oti,e it very ,arefully no4. 0e is as#ing you to &resent your body 4hi,h holds the five senses. They are the !ost i!&ortant &art of that body= the seeing &art= the hearing &art= the feeling &art= the tasting and s!elling &arts. They are the five ,hannels to the brain over 4hi,h travel all the i!&ulses that have taught the brain all that it #no4s. 9o4 0e says= 4ant you to give this ho!e of your five senses to the Lord. 4ant you to lay that body of yours= as it 4ere= u&on the altar. As the 8e4 laid a dead offering u&on the altar= you are to lay your living body u&on the altar in the sense that you are dedi,ating it= giving it over to the Lordshi& of the Word. Then 0e says in the se,ond verse= /And be not fashioned a,,ording to this age= but be ye

transfor!ed Eor transfiguredF by the rene4ing of your !ind= that ye !ay &rove 4hat is the good and a,,e&table and &erfe,t 4ill of %od./ 7our !ind has been fashioned after the things of this 4orld. The 4orld?s ideals &robably have been yours. 9o4 your !ind !ust ,o!e under the do!inion of your Re,reated s&irit through the Word. 7our !ind !ust re,ogniGe the threefold Lordshi& through your Re,reated s&irit= the Lordshi& of the Word= the Lordshi& of 8esus and the Lordshi& of Love. t !ay be diffi,ult for your !ind to assi!ilate this < to allo4 Love to be,o!e a &art of yourselfD to allo4 the Word to utterly do!inate < to re,ogniGe the Love Lordshi& of 8esus. #no4 ho4 hard that is= but that !ust ,o!e or else the believer is going to live on the borderland bet4een right and 4rong= never #no4ing 4hether this is 4rong= or that is 4rong. 0e 4ill be as#ing his friends= / s it 4rong to do this; 3hould do that;/ The reason is= his !ind has never been rene4ed and he is living on the borderland in a sort of se!iAs&iritual dar#ness. "ut as his !ind is rene4ed he 4ill ,o!e to #no4 the 4ill of the Father. 0e 4ill 4al# in the light of the Word. 0e 4ill get to #no4 that threeAfold 4illAthe good= and the a,,e&table= and the &erfe,t 4ill of the Father. 0e 4ill be ,lai!ing the highest 4ill of the Father. 0e 4ill not be satisfied 4ith

/the a,,e&table and the good=/ but 4ill 4ant the &erfe,t and the 4ellA&leasing 4ill of the Father. n 8ohn +D2+ 8esus said= / al4ays do the things that are &leasing to !y Father./ This 9e4 Creation !an ,raves that #ind of a life. 0is s&irit is rea,hing out= so!eti!es really agoniGing in hi! to be,o!e 4ellA&leasing to the Father. n Col. 3D$A11 0e is unveiling the inner 4or#ings of the senses and their ,ontrol of the !ind. Read it ,arefully. 0e says= /For 4hi,h things? sa#e ,o!eth the 4rath of %od u&on the sons of disobedien,e./ 0e sho4s the un,leanness of the natural !ind as it is do!inated by the senses. n the .th verse 0e is s&ea#ing to you. 0e said= don?t 4ant you to lie to one another any !ore= sin,e you have &ut off the old !an 4ith his doings. 7ou see= you are a 9e4 Creation and you &ut on the 9e4 5an= that is being rene4ed in #no4ledge after the i!age of 0i! that ,reated 0i!. This is a !essage to the ne4 ,onvert &ri!arily. Old believers have already done this thing. 0e 4ants that 9e4 5an to be brought into &erfe,t har!ony 4ith his thin#ing fa,ulties= and that ,an?t be until his !ind is rene4ed= until it ,o!es to re,ogniGe its &osition in Christ.

7ou noti,e it said= /'ut on the ne4 !an that is being rene4ed in #no4ledge after the i!age of fil!./ That 4ill be Revelation :no4ledge. 7ou 4ill #no4 your res&onsibilities and your ability to !eet the!. 7ou see= the s!all faith !an is al!ost invariably a !an 4hose !ind has not yet been rene4ed. f you find a believer that doesn?t 4al# in love= it is be,ause his !ind has not yet been rene4ed. 0is !ind ,an?t be rene4ed by si!&ly studying the "ible. lie 4ill have to live it. t has to be,o!e a &art of 0is !ind. 5any of our "ible tea,hers have never seen this and their senses govern their !ind. That !eans their senses govern their tea,hing< that their Re,reated s&irit has a very s!all &la,e in their lives. 2 Cor. 4D1)= /Wherefore 4e faint not< but though our out4ard !an is de,aying= yet our in4ard !an is rene4ed day by day./ The in4ard !an is your s&irit that is feeding on the Word= that is being rene4ed ,ontinually. 7our !ind should feed on the Word too. There should he !editation in the Word. 7ou re!e!ber in 8oshua 1 D+ 8ehovah told hi! that he 4as to /!editate in the 4ord day and night= and that he !ight observe to do a,,ording to all that there is 4ritten therein < for then thou shalt !a#e they 4ay &ros&erous= and then thou shalt have good su,,ess./ The sa!e rule that %od laid do4n for 8oshua should

govern the 9e4 Creation= this ne4 !an 4ho has the !ind of Christ. Another 3,ri&ture that !ight hel& us a bit is (&h. 2D11= /For 4e are his 4or#!anshi&= ,reated in Christ 8esus for good 4or#s= 4hi,h %od afore &re&ared that 4e should 4al# in the!./ 0e has &re&ared you to 4al# in 0is 4ill. 0is ability has been given to you. 0is strength is at your dis&osal. The good deeds that 0e 4ould have you &erfor! are 4ithin the range of your ability= that is= the ability that 0e has given to you. 0e eB&e,ts you to &ray for si,# fol#s. 7ou 4ill tea,h the Word< 4itness to the unsaved < 4al# in Love= and you 4ill 4al# in the light of the Word and be a blessing to those around you= be,ause your !ind no4 is in &erfe,t har!ony 4ith the Re,reated s&irit. The 9e4 Co!!and!ent /that you love one another/ has be,o!e the very heart life of your ,ondu,t.

%od Re&rodu,ing 0i!self n -s


(2(R7 real father desires to re&rodu,e hi!self in his son. The Father?s drea! is to re&rodu,e 0i!self in us. 7ou understand that the 9e4 Creation 0i!self has re,eived the nature and life of the Father. We invite the 0oly 3&irit= 4ho has i!&arted to us this 9ature fro! the Father= to ,o!e into our body and !a#e 0is ho!e in us= then as 4e begin to feed on the Word= &ra,ti,e the Word= live the Word= 0e builds that Word into us. The very genius of Christianity is the ability of %od to build 0i!self into us through the Word= so that in our daily 4al# 4e live li#e the 5aster. (&h. $D1= 2 /"e ye therefore i!itators of %od= as beloved ,hildren< and 4al# in love= even as Christ also loved you= and gave hi!self u& for us./ As ,hildren of Love= 4e are to 4al# in Love as Christ 4al#ed in Love to4ard the 4orld. The Father so loved the 4orld that 0e gave 0is 3on. 8esus so loved the 4orld that 0e gave 0i!self. 9o4 so love the 4orld that give !yself. don?t allo4 !y heart to gro4 bitter to4ard it= no !atter 4hat the ,riti,is! or the &erse,ution !ay be. Whenever a! in,lined to say= Well= a! 4asting !y ti!e on the!=

re!e!ber 'aul and 3ilas at 'hili&&i. They had been arrested. They had been 4hi&&ed until their ba,#s 4ere a !ass of bleeding flesh= then &ut into a dungeon 4ith their hands and feet in sto,#s. n the !idst of that agony= that &hysi,al distress= they &rayed and sang &raises. They so stirred 0eaven that the Father had to o&en the @ail < and 4hen the earth>ua#e had so frightened the @ailer that he ,ried out in agony of fear= 'aul &rea,hed to hi! 4ith that bleeding ba,#= and the @ailer found 8esus. Then he 4ashed the ba,#s of both 'aul and 3ilas= and a Chur,h 4as for!ed in the ho!e of the @ailer. f 'aul had any other s&irit he ,ould never have done it= but he 4as li#e his 5aster. 0e gave hi!self u& to the do!inion= the Lordshi& of Love. The Father 4ants to re&rodu,e 0i!self in us. %al. 4D1.D /5y little ,hildren= of 4ho! a! again in travail until Christ be for!ed in you./ The &ro,ess of building Christ into one !ay be very slo4= but it !a#es 8esus !en and 4o!en out of us. We are ,reated in Christ 8esus. We are 0is Creation< and until Christ is for!ed in us= the 4orld ,annot see anything hut religion ! us. 'hil. 2 D13 D /For it is %od 4ho 4or#eth in you both to 4ill and to 4or#= for his good &leasure./ The Father is

a,tually building 0is Love Life= 0is Righteousness= 0is strength= and 0is Wisdo! into our s&irits. 7ears ago 4hen 4as the head of the s,hool ba,# in the (ast= after an evangelisti, ,a!&aign 4ould invariably as# so!e of the tea,hers= /0ave gro4n any sin,e you last sa4 !e; Can you see any !ar#s of gro4th in !y s&iritual life;/ 4as so fearful that a !onth or t4o 4ould go by that hadn?t gro4n in Christ and in :no4ledge of the Word. 2 'et. 3D1+D /"ut gro4 in the gra,e and #no4ledge of our Lord and 3avior 8esus Christ./ %ra,e !eans Love at 4or#. The %ree# 4ord !eans /Love %ifts./ The 3&irit longs for us to gro4 in this Love Life< to have the Love 9ature of 8esus de!onstrated in our daily 4al#. a! ,onvin,ed beyond the shado4 of a doubt= that only as 4e yield ourselves to the Lordshi& of Love= ,an 0e ever build 0i!self into us. t is not #no4ledge of the 3,ri&tures. / !ay have a vast #no4ledge of the Word. That isn?t it. t is the Word that is built into !e and be,o!es a &art of !e that ,ounts. As you study the 'auline Revelation you be,o!e ,onvin,ed that the ulti!ate of every one of those (&istles is the building of the 8esus Life in the individual. 0is &lan for building 0i!self into us is stri#ing. We !ust ta#e 8esus? &la,e. We !ust learn to a,t in 0is stead. There !ust be the ,ons,ious training of our s&irits to be 0is a,tual re&resentatives. Col. 1 D.A12 gives us an inti!ation of the &assion of the Father to

!a#e 0i!self #no4n to us in su,h a real 4ay that 4e ,an enter into all the ri,hes of the fullness of 0is Life that belongs to us. 0ere is a &rayer of the 3&irit through the li&s of 'aul /For this ,ause 4e also= sin,e the day 4e heard it= do not ,ease to &ray and !a#e re>uest for you= that ye !ay be filled 4ith the #no4ledge of his 4ill in all s&iritual 4isdo! and understanding./ The 4ord #no4ledge in the %ree# is /e&ignosis./ t !eans full #no4ledge= ,o!&lete #no4ledge= eBa,t #no4ledge. We should have that #ind of :no4ledge= for it is in this Revelation. We have the 0oly 3&irit 4ho ins&ired it as our tea,her. 0e has never left 0is &osition as an instru,tor. 0e is here in !y heart and yours= and 0e longs to fill us 4ith the eBa,t #no4ledge of the Father?s 4ill in all 3&iritual Wisdo! and -nderstanding. t 4ill be Wisdo! to use the #no4ledge of this Revelation in our daily 4al#. t 4ill be Wisdo! to #no4 ho4 to use the state!ents of fa,t as 4ell as the &ro!ises in the %os&els. t 4ill be Wisdo! to #no4 ho4 to !a#e this !essage #no4n in an attra,tive 4ay. We are to have /#no4ledge of 0is 4ill in all s&iritual 4isdo!=/ a dee&er insight into the very heart of the Father. Cor. 2D.= 11 !ay thro4 so!e light on this. /Things 4hi,h eye sa4 not= the ear heard not= and 4hi,h entered not into the heart of !an= 4hatsoever things %od

&re&ared for the! that love hi!./ These are revealed to us today in this Revelation through the 3&irit= for the 0oly 3&irit is able to sear,h all things= yea= the dee& things of %od= and our re,reated s&irit is enabled to follo4 the 0oly 3&irit in this sear,hing of the Ri,hes of 0is %ra,e. 5ost of these ri,hes are in the 'auline Revelation. n (&h. 3D+ 4e ,at,h a gli!&se of 4here 'aul said= /-nto !e= 4ho a! less than the least of ?all saints= 4as this gra,e given= to &rea,h unto the %entiles the unsear,hable ri,hes of Christ./ These unsear,hable ri,hes belong to us= but= li#e &earls= 4e have to sear,h for the!. 1 Cor. 2D11= 12 /For 4ho a!ong !en #no4eth the things of a !an= save the s&irit of the !an= 4hi,h is in hi!; even so the things of %od none #no4eth= save the 3&irit of %od./ 9o4 note ,arefully the neBt verseD /"ut 4e re,eived= not the s&irit of the 4orld= but the 3&irit 4hi,h is fro!= %od< that 4e !ight #no4 the things that 4ere freely given to us f %od. Whi,h things also 4e s&ea#= not in 4ords 4hi,h !an?s 4isdo! tea,heth= but 4hi,h the 3&irit tea,heth./ We are learning to gras& this eBa,t truth by the aid of the 3&irit. We find that in Col. 1D.= 11

this #no4ledge of 0is 4ill in all s&iritual 4isdo! and understanding is to enable us to 4al# 4orthy of the Lord unto all &leasing. Our 4al# is before the 4orld. We !ight say that it is a t4oAfold 4al#. One &hase of it is before the Father= and the other is before the 4orld. a! to 4al# 4orthy of the Lord before !en so they 4ill re,ogniGe this 9e4 Life in !e. a! so 8esusiGed Eif 4e ,ould ,oin the 4ordF= that they 4ill be,o!e 8esusA,ons,ious in !y &resen,e. #ne4 a 4o!an that found Christ through !y !inistry over the air. 0er husband 4as a godless !an and she had been a fit ,o!&anion in his 4orldliness= but no4 she had found Christ. t 4ent on for several 4ee#s until finally one !orning before he 4ent to 4or#= he said= /6o you #no4= 4o!an= that have been living and slee&ing and eating 4ith 8esus Christ for the last t4o 4ee#s./ 3he 4as a #eenA!inded 4o!an= and she said= /0o4 do you en@oy it;/ Tears filled his eyes. 0e said= / 4ish 4as li#e that. 4ish had that so!ething that has ,o!e into your life./ 7ou see= 8esus had so lived in her that the !an ,ould feel the &resen,e of the 5aster in her. T4o young !en 4ere 4or#ing in a sho&. One of the! 4as studying the Word in our ,lasses. The fello4 4or#ing on a lathe neBt to hi! said to hi! one !orning= /0arryA. 4ould li#e to as# you so!ething that is &ersonal. What have you in your life that !a#es you

so different fro! all the other !en here in the roo!;/ The boy ans4ered= /8esus./ /Oh=/ he said= /that is religion< don?t believe in that. And the young boy said= / t is not religion= it is the Living Christ./ Christ !agnified in !y body= said 'aul< Christ !ade large in !y daily 4al#. n 'hil. 1 D21= 21 he said= /For to !e to live is Christ./ On,e those 4ords burned in !y heart for !onths. The 5aster 4as saying to !e= / 4ant to be !agnified in you. 4ant to absorb your &ersonality. 4ant to ta#e &ossession of your drea!s and a!bitions. 4ant the first &la,e in your life./ 4as afraid of 0i!. s&o#e out= /Lord= don?t dare let you have ,ontrol of !e for if do 4ill never a,hieve the things for 4hi,h a! so a!bitious. And shall never forget= a voi,e in !y heart said= / love you !ore than you love yourself. a! !ore a!bitious for your su,,ess than you are. have the ability to &ut you over./ said= /Lord= don?t !a#e !e &rea,h on the streets. 7ou 4ill send !e do4n into the slu!s. don?t 4ant to go there Lord./ struggled again= but 0e 4as tender 4ith !e. 0is CWisdo! be,a!e so a&&arent. Often in !y eBtre!ities 0e had hel&ed !e. When 4ould get into diffi,ulties 0e 4ould lift !e out. One day said= /5aster= 4ill go 4ith you. 0ere a! < ta#e all of !y ability. 34allo4 u& !y a!bition 4ith your o4n= but give !e Love li#e your Love.

0el& !e to so live that !en ,an see you in !e= feel you= that 4hen s&ea# it 4ill be your voi,e. When lay hands on the si,# it 4ill be your hands./ And then heard a 3,ri&ture in %al. 2D21D / have been ,ru,ified 4ith Christ< it is no longer that live= but Christ liveth in !eD and that life 4hi,h no4 live in the flesh live in faith= the faith 4hi,h is in your 5aster= 4ho loved !e= and gave hi!self u& for !e./ Then said= /9o4 5aster= trust you and give !yself u& to you./ 7ou see= 4hen 4e ,o!e >uietly in our heartAlife to the &la,e 4here 4e say /7es/ to 0i!= then 0e reveals 0i!self in us. t is not for,ed u&on us. 0e doesn?t drive us. 0e doesn?t for,e us 4ith si,#ness or the loss of &ro&erty. The si,#ness ,o!es be,ause 4e are not a4are that 0e ,an shield us. We have gone the 4ay of our in,linations. We have gone the 4ay of our o4n desires and our &lans have been 4or#ed out= reasoned out 4ith sense #no4ledge. 0o4 it !ust hurt 0is heart 4hen 4e are so un4ise< 4hen 4e do so !any foolish things. When 0is Wisdo! is at our ,all= 0is Ability a4aits us= 4e are al!ost li!itless. All that 0e is at our dis&osal= but so!eti!es 4e ,hoose a road that leads to hearta,hes and disa&&oint!ents. 7ou see= it is this for!ing of Christ 4ithin us. That is the se,ret that is the genius of the 9e4 Creation.

/Wherefore= if any !an is in Christ= there is a 9e4 Creation./ t is &erfe,t as far as it has gone= but 0e 4ants to build 0i!self !ore fully into that 9e4 Creation= and so 0e ta#es the things of Christ that are unveiled to us in the Word= and the 3&irit builds the! into us. We ad!ired the strength and ,ourage of 8esus in 0is earth 4al#. W e 4ere thrilled at the ability that Christ !anifested as 0e !et every diffi,ult situation. 0is Wisdo!= gentleness and forbearan,e 4e ad!ired= and no4 the 3&irit 4ants to ta#e all of those things that 4e have ad!ired in 8esus and build the! into us. Can?t you see 4hat it !eans; t is the Father?s a!bition to !a#e us su,,essful and to enable us to en@oy the ri,hes that belong to us. don?t #no4 4hether you have noti,ed it or not= but in one of the &rayer 3,ri&tures in @ohn 1)D23= 24= 8esus said thisD /And in that day ye shall not &ray to !e. EThis is literalF. /"ut verily= verily= say unto you= if ye shall as# anything of the Father= 0e 4ill give it to you in !y na!e. /0itherto have ye as#ed nothing in !y na!e D as#= and ye shall re,eive= that your @oy !ay be !ade full./ 8oy is so!ething that ,o!es into the Re,reated hu!an s&irit. The natural !an doesn?t have it. 0ear 8esus s&ea#ing again in 8ohn 1$D11D /These things have s&o#en unto you= that !y @oy !ay be in you= and that your 8O7

!ay be !ade full./ That is a !ira,le= that 8esus? @oy !ay be !ade full in !e. That not only 4ill !a#e 0i! @oyful= but 0e i!&arts to !e 0is @oy. That so!ething that !a#es the evangel irresistible= no4 fills !y heart . When s&ea# !y fa,e 4ill glo4= !y voi,e 4ill be filled 4ith the !elody of heaven. 7ou see= 4hen 0e builds hi!self into us and 4e begin to labor together 4ith 0i!= 4e have 0is Life= 4e have 0is Love= yea= 4e have 0i!self. Christ then is being for!ed in us. 9o4 it is no longer but Christ. The !en 4ho have gro4n dee&ly s&iritual= are the !en in 4ho! the Word has had full ,ontrol. 8ohn 1$D*= + !ay thro4 a little light on thisD / f ye abide in !e= and !y 4ords abide in you./ (very believer is in Christ= but 0is 4ords are not in every believer. What does it !ean to have 0is 4ords abiding in !e= gaining the absolute as,endan,y= do!inating !e in every &hase of !y thin#ing and !y life. As 8ere!iah said= We feed u&on the Word of %od. 9o4 a! feeding. a! living in that Word. a! &ra,ti,ing it. a! 4hat 8a!es E1 D22= 23F ,alls= /a doer of the Word./ 8esus said that the doer of the Word dug dee& and built his house u&on the ro,#= and it !ade his house able to stand against any stor! that !ight beat against it. 0e not only said that= but 0e said / f ye abide in !e= and !y 4ords have found their &la,e in

you= then you ,an as# 4hat you 4ill and it shall be ,reated by the Father for you=/AAbrought into being. Oh= see it no4. ,oo&erate 4ith hi!. n that fifth verse he said= / a! the vine= ye are the bran,hes./ 9o4 ,an understand it. As a bran,h= a! going to bear 0is fruit. a! laboring together 4ith 0i!. 0e and are o&erating together= are identified one 4ith the other. 0e is finding a &la,e for 0is ability to energiGe and a,t here on the earth again. t is li#e a 4ealthy !an that finds an intelligent= young !an that he ,an set u& in business= and the young !an has ability to use this 4ealthy !an?s !oney. 9o4 0e and are laboring together and the Father is glorified be,ause a! bearing !u,h fruit= and &rove by !y life !y dis,i&leshi&. &rove that a! gro4ing in %ra,e. and a! gro4ing in that /eBa,t #no4ledge of %od= in all s&iritual Wisdo! and -nderstanding= to the end that !ay 4al# 4orthy of the Lord unto all &leasing./ a! bearing fruit no4 in every good 4or#= and a! in,reasing in that eBa,t #no4ledge= that &erfe,t #no4ledge of the Father. 7ou have noti,ed in 8esus? life that there 4as al4ays a sense of sureness= a sense of ,ertainty. There 4as no va,illating. 0e never sto&&ed and said= /9o4 &ray that !ay have 4isdo!./ 0e had it. nto our lives ,o!es that sa!e >uiet sureness= that ,ertainty that

4e #no4 the Father?s 4ill. We are 4al#ing in it. And 4e are !ade fruitful 4ith 0is ability that is at 4or# in us. t is a,,ording to the !ight of 0is glory= and it has given to us steadfastness and longAsuffering= 4ith @oy. Col. 1 D12D /%iving than#s unto the Father= 4ho has given us the ability to en@oy our share of the inheritan,e of the saints in light./ This is a ,li!aB of the heart desire of the Father that 4e should so let 0i! live 0is Life in us= that 4e begin to en@oy our share of our inheritan,e in Christ. We are dra4ing dividends on 4hat 0e has done for us and in us. We are ,o!ing to en@oy the ri,hes of 0is %ra,e.

Li!iting %od n -s
T0( 3&irit s&ea#ing through 'aul in 'hil. 2D13 says= /For it is %od 4ho is at 4or# 4ithin you= 4illing and 4or#ing his o4n good &leasure/ ELiteralF. 0o4 hard it has been for so!e of us to be,o!e %odAinsideA !inded= to daily re!ind ourselves that 4e have 0i! in us= and that 0e is there to build Christ into us= to build the Living Word into us. 8ust as a !ason builds a house bri,# by bri,#= so the 0oly 3&irit 4ill ta#e one truth after another and build it into us until 4e be,o!e 8esusA!inded= LoveA ,ontrolled= FatherA&leasers. 7ou re!e!ber in 8ohn +D2. 8esus said= /For do al4ays the things that are &leasing to hi!./ For years that 4as !y heart?s slogan. sought to !a#e 0i! ha&&y. 7ou see= 0e has done a &erfe,t 4or# for us in the great 3ubstitution. There is not a thing left undone. f 4e a,,e&t that 4or# and let %od 4or# in us= it !a#es us @ stand 4ell &leasing before the Father. We be,o!e beautiful to 0i! be,ause 0is 9ature 4as not only given to us= but no4 0e has built into us through the 3&irit the ne4 habits that belong to the Fa!ily of %od= the ne4 language that belongs to the 9e4 Creation. We never tal# doubt or fear or si,#ness or 4ant. We have al!ost forgotten that language.

We have the ne4 language of the over,o!er< the language of the !an 4ho is tied u& 4ith Christ. t is the language of the bran,hes of the 2ine. That 2ine Life has so develo&ed in us that 4e be,o!e 8esus !en and 8esus 4o!en. n our asse!bly in 3eattle= 4e s&ea# of the! as the 8esus !en and 8esus 4o!en. We have 8esus !en and 4o!en 4ho are going out into the 4orld= tou,hing it= blessing it= illu!inating it 4ith the Life of Christ in the!. Why ,an?t this s&read over the land until there arises a ne4 ra,e of !en #no4n as the 8esus Fol#s. They 4ill be Love in a,tion. They 4ill be living in the Word and the Word 4ill be living in the!. They 4ill be doing the 4or#s of the 5aster. As 8esus did &hysi,al healing and !inistered largely in the sense real!= these 8esus fol#s 4ill !inister very largely in the s&iritual real!. 2 Cor. .D+A12 /And %od is able to !a#e all gra,e abound unto you< that ye= having al4ays all suffi,ien,y in everything= !ay abound unto every good 4or#./ 0o4 slo4 4e have been to realiGe that it 4as %od?s Ability that ,ould !a#e %ra,e abound in and through us= and that 4e 4ere being so &erfe,tly su&&lied by 0i! that 4e 4ere having all suffi,ien,y in everything. 0e is our suffi,ien,y < 0e is our ability < 0e is the strength of our lives. We have ignored sense reasoning and ,ast it do4n and have given our Re,reated s&irits the right of 4ay and the Word the first &la,e.

9oti,e this tenth verseD /And he that su&&lieth seed to the so4er and bread for food= shall su&&ly and !ulti&ly your seed for so4ing= and in,rease the fruits of your righteousnessD ye being enri,hed in everything unto all liberality= 4hi,h 4or#eth through us than#sgiving to %od./ There has been little !a@oring of the fruit of Righteousness. have been as#ed again and again= 4hat does it !ean; E t !eans that sa!e #ind of fruit that 4e sa4 in 8esus? &ubli, !inistry.F 7ou see= Righteousness !eans the ability to stand in the Father?s &resen,e 4ithout the sense of guilt or ,onde!nation or inferiority. t !eans the ability to stand in the &resen,e of 3atan and his 4or#s 4ithout ti!idity or fear= 4ithout any sense of inferiority. Really= it !eans that you have be,o!e su&erior to 3atan. 7ou have a su&eriority ,o!&leB rather than an inferiority ,o!&leB. 7ou have ,o!e to re,#on on the ability of the %od inside of you. 7ou have at last arrived at the &la,e 4here you re,#on on 0i!. 7ou &lan your 4or# 4ith the idea that 0e is there to enable you to &ut it over. We !ust not o!it (&h. 1D1.A23. 4ant this 3,ri&ture to be,o!e so fa!iliar to you that it 4ill be a ,onstant sour,e of ,o!fort and strength. 0e said D / 4ant you to #no4 4hat the eB,eeding greatness of the ability= of %od is on our behalf 4ho believe. That ability is a,,ording to the strength of

his !ight= 4hi,h he 4rought in the Christ 4hen he raised hi! fro! the dead./ ELit.F 7ou ,an?t overA esti!ate this. This is %od 4or#ing 4ithin you. This is the one 4ho raised 8esus fro! the dead. This is the one 4ho Re,reated you. This is the 3&irit 4ho has all the ability of the %odA head that is ne,essary for you to en@oy< so that you are not afraid of the ene!y in any field. 7ou #no4 0e &ut all things in sub@e,tion under 0is feet= and 0e gave 0i! to be head over all things for the benefit of the Chur,h. Re!e!ber= this is the One 4ho is at 4or# 4ithin you. Ta#e (&h. 3D21 /9o4 unto hi! that is able to do eB,eeding abundantly above all that 4e as# or thin#= a,,ording to the ability of %od that is at 4or# 4ithin us./ When this 3,ri&ture is understood= &ut into daily &ra,ti,e= you ,an #no4 that you have arrived. At last you are a 4orthy !e!ber of the 2ine. 7ou are a,tually bearing fruit to 0is glory. n !y notes have 4ritten thisD "e,o!ing %odA insideA!inded= #no4ing that the All 4ise One is in !e no4. That the %od of all ability is in !e no4. That the %od of all Love is in !e no4. That %od and are

lin#ed u& together= laboring together 4ith 0i!. We are be,o!ing one in our thoughts and in our a,tions. 0e and are laboring together to ,arry out the great drea! of %ra,e. The %od of all %ra,e lives in !e= and so say it over and over again= /%od= !y Father= in the &erson of the 0oly 3&irit= through the Living Word= is living in !e./ 9o4 ,an do all things in 0i! be,ause he has be,o!e !y strength and !y ability. The Li!itless One is in !e. The Love %od lives in !e. At last be,o!e %odAinsideA!inded. 8ohn 4D4 is not only a 3,ri&ture= but it is a Living Reality D /7e are of %od= !y little ,hildren= and have over,o!e the!D be,ause greater is he that is in you than he that is in the 4orld./ The %od of Abundant Life is in !e. 0e is no longer 4ith !e to ,onvi,t !e= but 0e is in !e to guide !e into all the Realities of 0is !ighty !inistry. 9o4 ,an understand 4hat 0e !eant 4hen 0e said= /Laboring together 4ith 0i!./ ,an understand 4hat it !eans 4hen 0e said in Cor. 3D.D /For 4e are %od?s fello4A4or#ersD ye are %od?s husbandry= %od?s building./ #no4 4hat it !eans no4 to be a fello4A 4or#er. #no4 4hat it !eans to be %od?s tilled land E!arginF. 5y heart and !y life are the soil 4here 0e so4s the seeds of Love and they are gro4ing no4 in !e. a! a &art of %od?s drea! and &lan. a! ,o!ing to a&&re,iate 4hat it !eans to have real=

inti!ate fello4shi& 4ith 0i!.

What We 6are Confess About Ourselves


'(R0A'3 4e have never !a@ored in our o4n thin#ing= in our o4n inner ,ons,iousness= 4hat 4e really are in Christ 4hat it !eans to have 8esus as the Lord of our lives. We read in 'aul?s or 8ohn?s (&istles 4hat they say about it. 8ohn said= /"eloved= no4 are 4e the sons of %od./ Again= /0e that is born of %od over,o!es the 4orld./ We never asso,iated that 4ith ourselves. We never seriously said= Well= 8ohn is tal#ing about !e no4. Or= 'aul is des,ribing !e. 7ou #no4 this 'auline Revelation is li#e a fa!ily albu!. We &i,# it u& and loo# at the first &i,ture ta#en of us 4hen 4e 4ere but a babe. turn again and see another &i,ture. 5onths have &assed sin,e that first one 4as &ut in the albu!= and see that so!eone has 4ritten Aunderneath it= /When by reason of ti!e ye ought to be tea,hers= ye have need no4 that so!eone tea,h you the first &rin,i&les of the rudi!ents of Christ< you still have to be fed on !il# and not on the solid food./ And noti,e furtherD 0e ,alls !y attention to the fa,t that have never ta#en advantage of !y Righteousness.

have lived as /a !ere !an/= 4hen in reality 4as a &arta#er of the 6ivine 9ature. re!e!ber ho4 all these !onths had been afraid to a,#no4ledge that 4as a Christian. had not ta#en !y stand. 5y ,onfession had been very un,ertain= indefinite. Why; "e,ause had not studied to sho4 !yself a&&roved unto %od. had not lived the Word. had not &ra,ti,ed the Word= and so dared not ,onfess that 4as 4hat the Word said 4as. The Word says a! redee!ed. / n 4ho! have !y Rede!&tion./ "ut have no sense of Rede!&tion. 3atan rules over !e. live a great deal li#e those about !e. go to the sa!e &la,es they go. listen to their stories and tal#. go to ,hur,h= and 4hen they &rea,h a real heartAsear,hing !essage and give an altar ,all= usually go to the altar. ,ry a little and feel !ighty sorry that haven?t done any better. but go out and go ba,# into !y old life. Ah yes= have (ternal Life= #no4 that. re!e!ber ba,# yonder 4hen one night %od gave !e (ternal Life and for a fe4 !onths lived in heaven. had 4onderful vi,tory and led several &eo&le to Christ. Then so!ething ha&&ened and dar#ness ,a!e do4n over !y life and sin,e that ti!e have never 4al#ed in the light. did not #no4 ho4 to do it. 4ish did

#no4 ho4 to get ba,# into the old @oy on,e had. And then so!eone 4his&ers to !e and says= 0aven?t you read in 1 8ohn 1 D.= / f 4e ,onfess our sins= he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins= and to ,leanse us fro! all unrighteousness/; ans4er= /7es= #no4 that 3,ri&ture. have done it again and again but get no relief./ "ut the sa!e voi,e 4his&ers again= /Read it on,e !ore. f 4e ,onfess our sins?. 7ou did that/; /7es./ /What does it say neBt;/ /0e is faithful and @ust Eor righteousF to forgive us our sins./ Well= if you have as#ed 0is forgiveness= don?t you thin# 0e is faithful and righteous enough to !a#e 0is Word good in your ,ase 4ait a !o!ent and loo# into that Word again and read it on,e !oreD /Faithful and righteous to forgive us our tres&asses/= and !y heart lea&s for @oy. 0e has forgiven !e H That lost fello4shi& is restored. see it no4. have lived in dar#ness all these !onths= 4hen ,ould have 4al#ed in the light as 0e is in the light. ,ould have had fello4shi& 4ith the brethren= and fello4shi& 4ith 0eaven and didn?t #no4 it. "ut #no4 it no4= and before the 4orld ,onfess that a! 4al#ing in the light. ,onfess that %od is !y Father and a! 0is ,hild< that a! in 0is Fa!ily. 3atan?s do!inion over !e has been bro#en= and have in !e no4 the very 9ature and Life of the 3on of %od. 0e gave it to !e. a! a &arta#er of the

6ivine 9ature. have &assed out of death into Life. #no4 a! a 3on of %od= and if a! a 3on= then a! an heir and a @ointAheir 4ith 8esus Christ. f that is true= then have a standing 4ith the Father @ust li#e the 5aster had= be,ause 0e has be,o!e !y s&onsor. 0e is !y 3avior and !y Lord. see it no4. 0e has !ade !e 0is Righteousness= and ,an no4 stand in the Father?s &resen,e @ust as did in those first glad days after a,,e&ted 0i!. have a right no4 to as# 0i! to ,o!e into !y body and !a#e it 0is ho!e. re!e!ber 0e said= / f a !an love !e= he 4ill #ee& !y 4ord= and the Father and 4ill love hi!= and 4e 4ill ,o!e and !a#e our abode 4ith hi!./ 4onder if that doesn?t !ean that 0e 4ill ,o!e and live in !e Wouldn?t it be 4onderful if 0e 4ould live in !y body= so 4herever 4ent 0e 4ould be 4ith !e< 0e 4ould be in !e. Then sa. 41 D11 be,o!es a reality D /Fear thou not= for a! 4ith thee < be not dis!ayed= for a! thy %od< 4ill strengthen thee D yea= 4ill hel& thee< yea= 4ill u&hold thee 4ith the right hand of !y righteousness./ This is !ine= all !ine= and dare ,onfess it before the 4orld. Wonderful thing= isn?t it; Ro!. +D11 at last is realD /"ut if the 3&irit of hi! that raised u& 8esus fro! the dead d4elleth in you= he that raised u& Christ 8esus fro! the dead shall !a#e his ho!e in your body./

7es= >ui,#en your body< heal it if it is si,#< !a#e it strong if it is 4ea#= and &our into your s&irit the ,ons,iousness of a vi,tor= the sense of an over,o!er. 0eb. 13D21 then be,o!es a living RealityD /9o4 the %od of &ea,e= 4ho brought again fro! the dead the great she&herd of the shee&= 4ith the blood of an eternal ,ovenant= even our Lord 8esus= !a#e you &erfe,t in every good thing to do his 4ill= 4or#ing in you that 4hi,h is 4ell &leasing in his sight./ 0o4 vividly real this ,an be,o!e to the heart= and it all ,o!es 4hen one dares to ,onfess 4hat he is in Christ< and !ore than thatD ,onfess it in the fa,e of everything.

What Re&entan,e 5eans


T0( &roble! of re&entan,e in the fa,e of !odern &rea,hing a The !eaning of the 4ord that 4as used by 'eter on the day of 'ente,ost EA,ts 2D3+F D /Re&ent and be i!!ersed every one of you in the na!e of 8esus Christ unto the re!ission of your sins< and ye shall re,eive the gift of the 0oly 3&irit./ The %ree# 4ord !eans a /,hange of &rin,i&le and &ra,ti,e=/ /A !ental ,hange of attitudes./ Another= /a ,hange of !ind/< /a ,hange of one?s !ode of thin#ing=/ /of one?s ,ondu,t./ 0old these definitions ,learly in your !ind as 4e study the Word. t 4ill be ne,essary for us first to noti,e the a,tual ,ondition of natural !an. The Real Condition of 9atural 5an. Cor. 2D14D /9o4 the natural !an re,eiveth not the things of l the 3&irit of %odD for they are foolishness unto hi! < and he ,annot #no4 the!= be,ause they are s&iritually understood./ Why is it i!&ossible for the natural !an to understand the things of %od; (&h. 2D1A3 4ill give us a suggestion D /And you did he !a#e alive= 4hen ye 4ere dead through your tres&asses and sins= 4herein ye on,e 4al#ed a,,ording to the ,ourse of this age= a,,ording to the &rin,e of the &o4ers of the air= of the s&irit that no4 4or#eth in the sons of disobedien,e < a!ong 4ho! 4e also all on,e lived in the lusts of our flesh= doing

the desires of the flesh and of the !ind= and 4ere by nature ,hildren of 4rath= even as the rest./ 9o4 4e 4ill noti,e it !ore fully as 4e go on. 0ere 4e found 3 first= that the natural !an is dead in tres&asses and sins. What does it !ean; 'erha&s 4e !ay get a suggestion fro! 8ohn $D24D /2erily= verily= say unto you= 0e that heareth !y 4ord= and believeth hi! that sent !e= bath eternal life= and ,o!eth not into @udg!ent= but hath &assed out of death unto life./ What does he !ean by death; There are t4o #inds of death !entioned in the WordA&hysi,al death and s&iritual death. 3&iritual death is the nature of 3atan= @ust as 3&iritual Life is the 9ature of the Father. 8ohn 3D14= 1$ 4ill thro4 !ore light u&on this. /We #no4 that 4e have &assed out of death into life= be,ause 4e love the brethren. 0e that loveth not abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a !urdererD and ye #no4 that no !urderer bath eternal life abiding in hi!./ 0ere 4e have the ,ontrast of death and life. Life is the 9ature of the Father< death is the nature of the ene!y= for the natural !an is s&iritually dead. 0e is a &arta#er of 3atani, nature that 4as given to hi! in the %arden= and do4n through the ages s&iritual death has do!inated !an. f you 4ish to see a vivid ,ontrast= turn to Ro!. $D1* in Wey!outh?s Translation. /For if= through the

transgression of one= death seiGed the sovereignty through the one= !u,h !ore shall they that re,eive the abundan,e of gra,e and the gift of righteousness reign as #ings in the real! of life= through the one 8esus Christ./ 3&iritual death seiGed the sovereignty over the hu!an ra,e in the %arden and !an served as a slave under its do!inion. 'aul unveils to us in Ro!. $D12A21 the 4hole dra!a of s&iritual death. Read thisD /Therefore= as through one !an sin entered into the 4orld= and death Es&iritual deathF through sin< and so death &assed unto all !en= for that all sinned./ The fourteenth verseD /9evertheless death reigned as a #ing over the! that had not sinned after the li#eness of Ada!?s transgression./ What does he !ean; That &hysi,al death reigned over all !en; 9o= s&iritual death. t had reigned 4ithout interferen,e until 5oses ,a!e. What did 5oses give; 5oses gave us the atone!ent in the blood of bulls and goats. Atone!ent !eans to ,over. 0e too# a gar!ent of ani!al life and s&read it over s&iritually dead srael. That gar!ent of blood ,overed the bro#en la4 and the &riesthood. 3&iritual death lost its ,o!&lete sovereignty as long

as srael 4al#ed in the First Covenant= but 4hen 8esus ,a!e= the ,o!bat 4as bet4een Life and 6eath. 9ot &hysi,al life nor &hysi,al death= but the ne4 #ind of life that 8esus brought 4as at 4ar 4ith s&iritual death. n 8ohn 11D11 he says= / a! ,o!e that ye !ay have life= and !ay have it in abundan,e./ The %ree# 4ord translated Life is /Koe=/ 4hi,h !eans %od?s 9ature= %od?s substan,e= %od?s being. 8ust as s&iritual death !eans 3atan?s substan,e= 3atan?s being. Out of (ternal Life have s&rung all the beautiful gra,es 4hi,h adorn a Christian life. Out of s&iritual death= the garden &lot of sin= have gro4n all the sins that have ever been ,o!!itted. 5an is united to 3atan s&iritually. 'erha&s the !ost a4ful 4ords that 8esus ever uttered to the 8e4s= are re,orded in 8ohn +D44= 4$D /7e are of your father= the devil= and the lusts of your father it is your 4ill to do. 0e 4as a !urderer fro! the beginning= and standeth not in the truth= be,ause there is no truth in hi!. When he s&ea#eth a lie= he s&ea#eth of his o4nD for he is a liar= and the father thereof./ This is a heartA sear,hing 3,ri&ture. 3atan 4as a !urderer and a liar. 0e 4as a !urderer by nature. The very substan,e and being of 3atan are the very o&&osite of 4hat 4e see in the !an 8esus.

8esus is Truth. 0e is Life. 0e is Love. 3atan is s&iritual death. 0e is a hater= a sinA&rodu,er. 0e is everything that is bad. 8esus 4as everything that 4as good. 8ohn 3D11 ,arries us a ste& farther in this unha&&y dra!a / n this the ,hildren of %od are !anifest= and the ,hildren of the devil./ 0ere 4e have the t4o fa!ilies in ,ontrastAthe Fa!ily of %od and the fa!ily of the devil. (&h. 2D11= 12 gives us one of the saddest &i,tures of the natural !an. The 3&irit through 'aul is s&ea#ing D /Wherefore re!e!ber= that on,e ye= %entiles in the flesh= 4ho are ,alled -n,ir,u!,ision by that 4hi,h is ,alled Cir,u!,ision=/ that is= the 8e4s ,alled the %entiles the -n,ir,u!,ision. Why; "e,ause the ,ir,u!,ised !an 4as in the First Covenant and had Covenant rights and Covenant &rivileges= but the %entile !an= the un,ir,u!,ised= 4as outside. The 8e4 4ould not eat at the sa!e table 4ith the %entile= as he 4as ,onsidered un,lean. The neBt verse eB&lains it /That ye 4ere at that ti!e se&arate fro! Christ= alienated fro! the ,o!!on4ealth of srael= and strangers fro! the ,ovenants of &ro!ise= having no ho&e and 4ithout %od in the 4orld./ All of %od?s blessings are 4ra&&ed u& in Christ. The %entile is se&arated fro! Christ. 3e,ond fa,tD 0e is alienated even fro! the

,o!!on4ealth of srael= the ,ovenant &eo&le that have ,ovenant ,lai!s on %od= and he is a stranger fro! any ,ovenant relationshi& 4ith %od or ,ontra,t 4ith %od. 0e has no ho&e < he is 4ithout %od= and he is in the 4orld. 9oti,e his ,ondition no4D 0e is s&iritually dead= united 4ith 3atan. 8esus ,alls hi! a ,hild of the devil. 8ohn the "a&tist= you re!e!ber= said /7e vi&ers./ 0e !eant= ,hildren of 3atan. 0e has no Covenant ,lai!s on %od. 0e is 4ithout ho&e= ho&eless < 4ithout %od= %odless= and he is here in the 4orld. 2 Cor. 4D3= 4 reveals !ore fully his des&erate ,onditionD /And even if our gos&el is veiled= it is veiled in the! that &erish< in 4ho! the god of this 4orld hath blinded the !inds of the unbelieving= that the light of the gos&el of the glory of Christ= 4ho is the i!age of %od= should not da4n u&on the!./ This s,ri&ture hurts. 0ere the ,urtain is lifted. This s&iritually dead !an is !entally blinded= s&iritually blinded. do not #no4 ho4 ,learly you understand it= but all the #no4ledge that this ?s&iritually dead !an has= ,o!es through the five sensesD 3eeing= hearing= tasting= s!elling and feeling. There is no other 4ay for natural !an to get #no4ledge. 0is body has been his laboratory. so!eti!es thin# of it as @ust &hysi,al body #no4ledge. That is all the natural !an has. s it any 4onder that 6ar4in gave us the hy&othesis of (volution. 3ense #no4ledge ,an never find %od.

3ense #no4ledge ,annot understand s&iritual things= and this sense #no4ledge !an ruled by the senses= governed by the senses= is s&iritually blinded. f you 4ant to #no4 !ore fully about hi!= turn to (&h. 4D1* /And this say therefore= and testify in the Lord= that ye no longer 4al# as the %entiles also 4al#= in the vanity of their !ind= being dar#ened in their understanding= alienated fro! the life of %od= be,ause of the ignoran,e that is in the!= be,ause of the hardening of their heart./ A !an !ay be the head of a -niversity= but he is lost= 4ithout %od and 4ithout ho&e. This is a series of Love?s &hotogra&hs of natural !an. ERead !y boo# /T4o :inds of :no4ledge/F. 9o4 let us go ba,# and loo# at re&entan,e again. The &rea,her is de!anding that this natural !an /,hange his !ind and &ur&ose=/ or /,hange his &rin,i&les and &ra,ti,e/< /,hange his !ode of ,ondu,t/< give u& his old habits< give u& his rebellion against 6ivine authority. The >uestion is= Can he do it; Will ,rying and 4ee&ing and &raying ,hange his nature; -nderstand= he is by nature a ,hild of 4rath. 0e ,an?t ,hange his o4n nature. 0e !ay ,hange his !ind for a !o!ent but it 4ill ,o!e ba,# again. What he !ust have is a 9e4 9ature= and this !ust ,o!e fro! %od. 0o4 ,an he get this 9e4 9ature; Turn 4ith !e to

8ohn 3D1)D /For %od so loved the 4orld= that he gave his only "egotten 3on= that 4hosoever believeth on hi! should not &erish= but have (ternal Life. /For %od sent not his 3on into the 4orld to ,onde!n the 4orld= but that the 4orld should be saved through hi!./ What is it that the natural !an needs; t is (ternal Life= the 9ature of %od= and he ,an?t get this by any effort of his o4n. 0e ,annot ,hange his nature. 0e !ay give u& so!e of the habits that he has learned= but that does not save hi!. Let us go ba,# and noti,e it on,e !ore. 0e in hi!self has no a&&roa,h to %od. 0e is an eternal being= but a ho&eless one. 0is nature is en!ity to4ard %od. 3atan has blinded his !ind. 0is senseless heart is dar#ened. 3atan has ruled hi! through his senses. Love has given 8esus to hi!. Love has done !ore than that. Ro!. 4D4= $ /9o4 to hi! that 4or#eth= the re4ard is not re,#oned as of gra,e= but as of debt. "ut to hi! that 4or#eth not= but believeth on hi! that @ustifieth the ungodly= his faith is re,#oned for righteousness./ What does he !ean here; 0e !eans one 4ho does not atte!&t to !a#e hi!self better or 4ho tries to give u& his old habits and his old life= but a,,e&ts the gift %od has given to hi! 4ithout !oney and 4ithout &ri,e= re,eives (ternal

Life. 0is old habits sto& being and ne4 habits ta#e their &la,e. Ro!. 4D2$= s&ea#ing of 8esus= /Who 4as delivered u& on the a,,ount of our tres&asses= and 4as raised 4hen he 4as @ustified./ What does that !ean; t !eans that 8esus a,tually suffered until every ,lai! of @usti,e 4as satisfied as far as the sinner 4as ,on,erned. And the se,ond thing= 4hen the ,lai!s of 8usti,e 4ere !et= 0e 4as raised to &rove that 0e had &aid the &enalty of our tres&asses= and no4 !an has @ustifi,ation= Righteousness and (ternal Life a4aiting hi!. "eing therefore @ustified by Faith= or being therefore de,lared Righteous on the ground of &ure %ra,e= %od says to the sinner= Ta#e 8esus as your 3aviour= ,onfess 0i! as 7our Lord= and 4ill give you (ternal Life and !a#e you a 9e4 Creation. 7ou see this is all of %ra,e. When tell the unsaved !an that he !ust have godly sorro4 and re&entan,e= don?t #no4 4hat a! tal#ing about. 'aul told that Christian young !an that had ,o!!itted an un4holeso!e sin= that he needed godly sorro4 that 4ould 4or# a re&entan,e in his o4n life. That !essage ,an be &rea,hed to the Chur,h today. The Chur,h needs to re&ent. The unsaved !an needs to ta#e 8esus as his 3avior and ,onfess 0is as his Lord. The unsaved !an needs (ternal Life and Righteousness.

(&h. 2D11D /For 4e are his 4or#!anshi& ,reated in Christ 8esus./ When 4ere 4e ,reated in Christ 8esus; After 0e had been !ade sin on our behalf and 4as !ade alive. When the Father @ustified 0i! in s&irit do4n there in the &la,e of suffering and !ade 0i! alive= the Chur,h 4as @ustified. There the Chur,h 4as !ade alive in s&irit 4ith 0i!= or Re,reated in the !ind of the Father. 9o4 the unsaved !an re,eives that (ternal Life and Righteousness and ,o!es into the Fa!ily of %od. They are a4aiting hi!. The thing has all been done. The Father?s 4or# in Christ is finished. When 8esus sat do4n on the right hand of the 5a@esty on 0igh= it 4as be,ause 0e had finished the 4or# of Rede!&tion. There 4as no !ore 4or# to be done. Rede!&tion 4as a settled and fiBed thing. 9o4 a,,e&t it and ,o!e into the benefits of the finished 4or# of !y Lord. 7ou see= 8esus belongs to the unsaved !an. The unsaved !an has 8esus on his hands. 0e died for hi!. 0e &ut sin a4ay for hi!. 0e has !ade the 9e4 "irth a &ossibility for hi!= but the unsaved !an !ust a,,e&t 0i!. Ro!. 11D.= 11 tells us= /"e,ause if thou shalt ,onfess 4ith thy !outh 8esus as Lord= and shalt believe in thy heart that %od raised hi! fro! the dead= thou shalt

be saved< for 4ith the heart !an believeth unto righteousness< and 4ith the !outh ,onfession is !ade unto salvation./ With his li&s he !a#es ,onfession of his salvation. 9o4 noti,e it ,arefully. 8esus belongs to hi! but 0e is of no value to hi! until he ,onfesses 0is Lordshi& over his life. (ternal Life belongs to hi! but he never gets it. 0e never has any benefit fro! it until he a,,e&ts Christ as his &ersonal 3avior and ,onfesses 0is Lordshi&. Then he be,o!es a 9e4 Creation in Christ 8esus. The old things &ass a4ay @ust the !o!ent (ternal Life ,o!es into his s&irit. 5oody used to de,lare that re&entan,e !eant /right about fa,e./ That is true. The !o!ent that the sinner a,,e&ts 8esus Christ he does a right about fa,e. "ut he ,an?t do it unless he a,,e&ts 4hat %od has 4rought for hi! in Christ. The unsaved !an has the ability to ,onfess 8esus Lord over his life 4ith his li&s. 0e has the ability to !a#e the de,ision= to ta#e Christ as his 3avior. %od?s hands are tied until he does !a#e that ,onfession. 0e doesn?t as# a sinner to ,onfess his sins. That is a selfAevident fa,t. 0e is a sinner= but %od de!ands that he ,onfess the Lordshi& of 8esus= and 4hen he does that= he ,onfesses his faith in the 3ubstitutionary 4or# that Christ 4rought on his behalf. 9o4 you ,an understand (&h. 2D4A11D /"ut %od= being

ri,h in !er,y= for his great love 4here4ith he loved us= even 4hen 4e 4ere dead through our tres&asses= !ade us alive together 4ith Christ Eby gra,e have ye been savedF= and raised us u& 4ith hi!= and !ade us sit 4ith hi! in the heavenly &la,es= in Christ 8esus D that in the ages to ,o!e he !ight sho4 the eB,eeding ri,hes of his gra,e in #indness to4ard us in Christ 8esusD for by gra,e have ye been saved through faith < and that not of yourselves= it is the gift of %odD not of 4or#s= that no !an should glory. For 4e are his 4or#!anshi&= ,reated in Christ 8esus./ We should !a#e the !essage so ,lear and si!&le that the unsaved !an ,an see 8esus as his 3avior and Lord. We should !a#e the !essage so easy to gras& that he ,an see that all he needs to do is to a,t u&on the Word. 6o not tell hi! he needs to believe. 6o not tell hi! he needs to re&ent for that 4ill ,onfuse hi!. f he a,,e&ts Christ as his 3avior and ,onfesses 0i! as his Lord= that is re&entan,e. That is all %od re>uires.

0aving 7our O4n Faith Life


T 3 an unha&&y thing to be de&endent u&on another?s faith. n a !easure 4e are all de&endent u&on others= but in this vital issue of life= no believer should be de&endent u&on another?s ability to a&&roa,h the Throne. We ,annot afford to trust others 4ith vital issues that 4e ourselves should be able to fa,e. Faith is !easured by our a&&re,iation of our &osition in the Father?s Fa!ily. When 4e #no4 our &la,e as a ,hild= #no4 our rights= #no4 our Righteousness= our Ability to stand in the Father?s &resen,e 4ithout the sense of guilt or inferiority= 4hen 4e #no4 that 4e have as good a standing before the Father as 8esus had in 0is earth 4al#= then the &roble! of faith is settled. Cor. 1 D31 should be a &ro!inent 3,ri&ture in our daily 4al#. /"ut of hi! are ye in Christ 8esus= 4ho 4as !ade unto us 4isdo! fro! %od= and righteousness and san,tifi,ation= and rede!&tion./ We need a ,ons,iousness of both Righteousness and 4isdo!. We need to #no4 0e is no4 our Righteousness= and that 2 Cor. $D21= /0i! 4ho #ne4 no sin he !ade to be sin on our behalf < that 4e !ight be,o!e the righteousness of %od in hi!=/

has be,o!e a Reality. 7ou see= 4e have absolutely be,o!e= by the 9e4 "irth= by our being &arta#ers of the 6ivine 9ature= the very Righteousness of %od in Christ. That is not &hiloso&hy nor theology= it is a fa,t. 8ust as hunger and thirst are fa,ts= our Righteousness and our standing before the Father is a definite= ,learA,ut Reality. 8esus 4as !ade unto us Wisdo! at the sa!e ti!e 0e 4as !ade unto us Righteousness. We des&erately need Wisdo! to use our Righteousness and to use the ability that has been given to us in Christ. (&h. 4D* states a fa,t that has been ignored by the average believer. /"ut unto ea,h one of us 4as the gra,e given a,,ording to the !easure of the gift of Christ./ %ra,e !eans ability. %ra,e !eans everything that 4e need in this earth 4al#. "ut 4e have la,#ed the Wisdo! to utiliGe our abilities= to ta#e advantage of our &osition in Christ. 9o4 8esus is !ade unto us Wisdo!. (very believer ought to #no4 that= @ust as they #no4 they have an u!brella or a rain,oat during the rainy season= and before they start out= they &ut on their rubbers= don their rain,oats= and ta#e their u!brella and go to the offi,e.

When you go out in the !orning to fa,e life?s hard &roble!s= you should re!e!ber these fa,ts 7ou have 0is Wisdo! no4 to !eet every need of today. 7ou have to !eet a nu!ber of &eo&le. 3o!e of the! are going to be very diffi,ult= but you have 0is Wisdo! and 0is Ability to !a#e the ,onta,ts and go through the business su,,essfully. 7ou have Wisdo! su&erior to theirs. They have nothing but !aterial= hu!an 4isdo!. 7ou have 0is Wisdo!. 0e has been !ade unto you Wisdo!. 9ot only that= but you are 0is Righteousness. That gives you a,,ess to the Throne at any ti!e. 7ou ,an stand in 0is &resen,e @ust as 8esus did in 0is earth 4al#= be,ause 8esus is your Righteousness. There ,an be no event so great but 4hat 0is Wisdo! and 0is Righteousness 4ill enable you to !eet it su,,essfully. 7ou see= 4hen you be,o!e the Righteousness of %od= that really !a#es you a 5aster of Cir,u!stan,es. That lets you into the nner Cir,le. That gives you the advantage of the Father?s Wisdo! and Ability to &ut you over. 3atan ,annot ,o&e 4ith the !an 4ho #no4s he is the Righteousness of %od in Christ= 4ho #no4s that 8esus has been !ade unto hi! Wisdo!. That !an is a 5aster !an. 7ou see= that leads you into the 3u&er!an Real!. Ta#e a,,ount of sto,# for a !o!ent. 7ou have %od?s very 9ature in you. The old life that #e&t you in bondage has sto&&ed

being. The old self that 4as do!inated by ,ir,u!stan,es and by 3atan has sto&&ed being= and a 9e4 3elf= a do!inant 3elf= a Righteous 3elf= a %odA filled 3elf has ta#en its &la,e. 7ou no4 have a legal right to the use of 8esus? 9a!e. "efore the 5aster as,ended= you re!e!ber 0e said in 5att. 2+D1+= /All authority has been given unto !e in heaven and on earth./ That authority is for the 5e!bers of the "ody. 8esus doesn?t need it. 0e and the Father are one= so all that the Father is= 8esus is. This authority 4as given to the Chur,h. The ability to use that authority is given to us in the 0oly 3&irit. We not only have this authority= but 4e have the great 5ighty 3&irit 4ho raised 8esus fro! the dead d4elling in us= and 4hen 0e ,a!e into us= 0e brought all 0is Ability= the Ability that 0e eBer,ised in the resurre,tion of the 5aster= the Ability that 0e eBer,ised in Christ. t is all in 0i!. 9o 4onder 8ohn said by the 3&irit= in 8ohn 4D4= /%reater is he that is in you than he that is in the 4orld./ 7ou see= 4e are do!inant &eo&le. We have the ,reative Ability of %od in us. 9o li!it to 4here 4e ,an go. t is not only these abilities= but there are other abilities that are ours. /Of 0is fullness have 4e re,eived./ 'erha&s a!ong the !ost i!&ortant assets that 4e have is the ne4 #ind of Love. 8esus brought it into the 4orld. When 4e are Re,reated= that ne4 #ind of Love be,o!es our 9ature. We be,o!e &arta#ers of the 6ivine 9ature=

for the Father is Love. When that Love 9ature ,o!es in= it brings an ele!ent into a !an that !a#es hi! a 5aster. When a !an loses his te!&er= the &erson that ,aused hi! to lose his te!&er is su&erior to hi! in so!e 4ay. 0e 4ouldn?t lose his te!&er if that &erson hadn?t out4itted hi!= outAgeneralled hi! in so!e 4ay. Love !a#es us i!&ervious to these influen,es= !a#es us a 5aster of the!. We rise u& in %od= that is= 4e rise u& in Love < 4e 4al# in Love < 4e live in Love= and that !a#es us 5asters of every &erson that does not 4al# in Love. The un&leasant things that he does or says= 4e #no4 are said by an inferior. Love never be,o!es irritated. Love never loses its &oise< never loses its te!&er. t is 5aster of itself= and that !a#es it 5aster of every &erson outside of Love. This 8esus nature !a#es you a do!inant &ersonality= a 5aster &ersonality. They ,an?t ,on>uer you any !ore than they ,ould ,on>uer Christ. They !ay stone you < they !ay beat you < they !ay= be,ause of nu!bers= ta#e you ,a&tive= but you be,o!e their 5aster the !o!ent you be,o!e their ,a&tive. t is a strange fa,t= but it is true. 0is Love 9ature !a#es you a 5aster. 4ant you to learn to believe in Love. 4ant you to learn to rest in it= to de&end on it= to eB&e,t great things fro! it. 7ou 4ill not be disa&&ointed. 7ou re!e!ber that &assage= /7e are of %od !y little ,hildren./ That is 8ohn 4D4= and then in 8ohn 3D$A+ 8esus said= /(B,e&t a

!an is born of 4ater and the 3&irit= he ,annot enter into the #ingdo! of %od. That 4hi,h is born of the flesh is flesh./ Then 0e says another startling thingD /That 4hi,h is born of the 3&irit is s&irit./ Well= then you do not belong to the old order of things. 7ou be long to this 9e4 Fa!ily= this ne4 ,ondition. 7ou are a &arta#er of the 6ivine 9ature. 7ou are in the real! of Life 4ith %od= and you reign as a #ing in this real! of Life. 7ou are a 5aster. What !a#es you a 5aster; The very nature of the Father that has ,o!e into you. This Love gift has !ade you su&erior to everything surrounding you. The for,es that surround you= e!anate fro! the selfishness of natural !an. 7ou no4 have the Love 9ature of %od. That !a#es you su&erior. 7ou !ust learn to trust this. Thin# about 4hat you are in Christ. 9ever thin# of your la,#< thin# of the vast inheritan,e that is yours= for you #no4 that 0e has given you the ability to en@oy all that belongs to you. Let !e give you Col. 1 D12D /%iving than#s unto the Father= 4ho has given us the ability to en@oy our share of the inheritan,e of the saints in light./ 7ou have the Ability to enter into all the fullness of Christ. 8ohn 1 D1) !eans nothing unless you ta#e advantage of it. /Of his fullness have 4e all re,eived= and gra,e u&on gra,e./ That 4as not said for angels nor for !en during the !illenniu!< that is for us no4. 7ou have 0is fullness. t !ay be an undevelo&ed &ro&erty in you. 7ou !ay never have ta#en advantage of the

ri,hes of the glory of your inheritan,e in Christ. 7ou !ay have staved in the babyhood real! 4here you are al4ays struggling and trying to get so!ething and to be so!ething. 7ou have &assed that< you are so!ething. 0e has !ade you to be 4hat you are in Christ. 7ou see= you 4ere Created in Christ. (&h. 2D11 ought to solve every &roble! of our s&iritual ,onfli,t. /For 4e are his 4or#!anshi&= ,reated in Christ 8esus for good 4or#s= 4hi,h %od afore &re&ared that 4e should 4al# in the!./ There is no li!it to your 4al# and to your ability. The only li!it is the li!it you set= and @ust as soon as you ta#e your hands off of this 9e4 Creation and let it fun,tion and develo& in Christ= you be,o!e at on,e an outstanding blessing to the 4orld. 7ou have an un,ons,ious fello4shi& 4ith the Father and 4ith Christ. That fello4shi& is threeAfoldD t is 4ith the brethren 4ho 4al# in the light= and oh= 4hat a heavenly thing that is< Wal#ing in fello4shi& 4ith those 4ho! you love and 4ho love you and love our Lord. 3e,ond= it is 4ith Christ as Lord. 1 Cor. 1 D.= /0e has ,alled us unto fello4shi& 4ith 0is 3on./ Third= you have fello4shi& 4ith the Word. The Word be,o!es to us the very voi,e of the 5aster. t s&ea#s to you< it

strengthens you< it ,o!forts you. 7ou read a &assage li#e this in Col. 1 D2*D /To 4ho! %od 4as &leased to !a#e #no4n 4hat is the ri,hes of the glory of this !ystery a!ong the %entiles= 4hi,h is Christ in you= the ho&e of glory./ 7ou have the ri,hes of 0is very Ability in you. Or ta#e this one in Col. 2D)D /Therefore as you re,eive Christ 8esus the Lord= so 4al# in hi!= rooted and builded u& in hi!= and established in your faith= even as ye 4ere taught= abounding in than#sgiving./ 7ou are in it< you are a &art of it. t is yours. 7ou are not struggling for anything. 7ou have entered into your Rest. 0e has be,o!e your Ability for every e!ergen,y. There 4as a ti!e 4hen you struggled and &rayed and groaned to be so!ething. "ut Col. 3D1= 2 is a &hotogra&h of yourself D / f then ye 4ere 4ised together 4ith Christ= see# the things that are above= 4here Christ is= seated on the right hand of %od. /7ou have set your !ind on the things that are above= not on the things that are on the earth./ And then 0e tells us Christ is our Life. We are absolutely one 4ith 0i!. 0e has be,o!e a &art of us. and 4e have be,o!e a &art of 0i!. We have learned 4hat 8ohn +D12 !eans D / a! the light of the 4orldD he that follo4eth !e shall not 4al# in the dar#ness= but shall have the light of life./ Light !eans Wisdo!. t is the Wisdo! of this ne4 #ind of Life. 7ou have that ne4 #ind of Life. 7ou have 0is

Wisdo!= and that Wisdo! gives you the Ability to !a#e the right ,hoi,es= to do the right thing at the right ti!e. 9ot only that= but it gives you the ability to enter into all the fullness and all the blessings= an=. all the ri,hes of 0is Rede!&tive 4or#. 7ou are outstanding i!!ediately. 7ou are not ,o!!on. 9o4 you are reveling in Cor. 3D21D /For all things are yours=/ 4hether the revelation of the! ,a!e to 'aul or to 'eter or to 8ohn= it doesn?t !a#e any differen,e< they are all yours. And then another strangely beautiful thing is= /And ye are Christ?s./ 7ou see= you belong to 0i!. 0e is yours and you are 0is. 8ust as a husband o4ns the bride= 0e o4ns you and it is an o4nershi& of Love. "ut that isn?t all. 2 Cor. .D+ ought to thrill our hearts. /And %od is able to !a#e all gra,e abound unto you < that ye= having al4ays all suffi,ien,y in everything= !ay abound unto every good 4or#./ 4onder if you have read that in Way?s translation. /Ay= and %od is able to lavish every gra,ious gift u&on you= so that you= al4ays &ossessing abundan,e of everything= !ay lavishly ,ontribute to every good underta#ing./ Conybeare translates it= /And %od is able to give you an over flo4ing !easure of all good gifts= that all your 4ants of every #ind !ay be su&&lied at all ti!es= and you !ay give of your abundan,e to every good 4or#./ 7ou see= there is nothing narro4 or niggardly in the Father?s blessings. There is a

4holeso!e fullness in 0is blessings. 0e has blessed you 4ith every s&iritual blessing in Christ. There isn?t a need of yours that hasn?t been !et. The Ability of the Father is at your dis&osal in every ,risis of your life= and in your daily life 0is love so enri,hes you that there is no 4ear and tear. 7ou @ust &ass along on a s!ooth= easy road= ,arried by 0is %ra,e= u&held by 0is Love= but 0is very fullness of Love and %ra,e overshado4 you. 7ou are ri,h. 7ou are %od?s ,aredAfor. The reason a! 4riting this is to give you a &hotogra&h of 4hat you are in Christ= so that you 4ill rise u& and ta#e your &la,e and en@oy the ri,hes that belong to you= and that you 4ill learn to give &la,e to 0is ability in you. 7ou 4ill learn to have ,onfiden,e in the %od 4ho is in you. 7ou 4ill learn to tal# about hi! as you tal# about a strong !an that is 4or#ing for you= or you brag about a ,ar that laughs at hills and !ountains. Why= greater is 0e that is in you than any !ountain= any diffi,ulty= any ,o!bination of ,ir,u!stan,es. 7ou are tied u& 4ith %od. %od is on your side. 0e is fighting your battles. All you have to do is @ust to a,t on 0is Word < 4al# in 0is Word. That is 0is 4ill for you= and you 4ill be a!aGed ho4 s4eet and beautiful life be,o!es. 7ou 4ill learn another thingD The authority and &o4er of the Living Word in your li&s. 7ou ,an say to si,#ness and disease= / n the 9a!e of

8esus= leave this body=/ and that Living Word in your li&s 4ill be obeyed by the author of si,#ness and disease. 0is Word in your li&s &uts 0i! to 4or# at on,e < gives 0i! an o&&ortunity to de!onstrate 0is Ability to hel& !an. 0is Word in your li&s 4ill lead !en and 4o!en to Christ < 4ill brea# the &o4er of 3atan over the 4ea#. 7ou 4ill not need another !an?s faith. 7ou have &assed into the real! of the ones 4ho are not begging for a free ride= but you are able to give a free ride to another. 7ou have be,o!e a do!inant s&irit rather than a he,tored= bro#en= hel&less one. 7ou have &assed out of the real! of liability into %od?s assets. 7ou are be,o!ing strong= and you are ta#ing over the 4ea#nesses of others. 7ou see that brother?s overload and you get under it. 7ou 4ill have a @oy that is uns&ea#able no4 and full of 0is glory.

The Li!itations Of 8esus


6-R 9% 8esus? earth 4al# 0e 4as dealing eB,lusively 4ith the 8e4sAthe First Covenant &eo&le. 0e 4as surrounded by !en 4ho had never been born again. 9o &erson 4ith 4ho! 0e dealt had yet re,eived (ternal Life. They 4ere all s&iritually dead. 8ohn +D44= 4$ is 8esus? des,ri&tion of the! D /7e are of your father the devil= and the lusts of your father it is your 4ill to do./ 0o4 hard it !ust have been for the 5aster= 4hose great heart of love yearned over the &eo&le= to tell the! that unha&&y truth. 0e never ,onfor!ed 0i!self to 0is surroundings or to the o&inions of &eo&le. 0e al4ays s&o#e out fro! 0is Father. t has been an unha&&y thing that so !any of our tea,hers have s&o#en of those 4ho 4al#ed 4ith 8esus= as though they 4ere already Christians= as though they had re,eived (ternal Life. f anyone ,ould have re,eived (ternal Life before 8esus died and arose again= then 0e 4ould not have had to suffer= be,ause every one ,ould have re,eived it. t is not 4hat a !an has done < it is 4hat he is by nature that se&arates hi! fro! %od. They 4ere all s&iritually dead. 8esus 4as li!ited very largely to the &hysi,al real! 4ith the!. 0e healed their diseases < 0e raised their dead < 0e fed the !ultitudes= but 0e did not Re,reate anyone. 0e gave no one (ternal Life. 5an 4as not yet Redee!ed< the &enalty of sin had not been &aid. 5en

4ere by nature ,hildren of 4rath. They 4ere all in one ,lass. The only differen,e bet4een the sraelite and the %entile 4as that the for!er 4as under the First Covenant. 0e 4as ,ir,u!,ised < he 4as of the fa!ily of Abraha!. 0e had a &riesthood that !ade a yearly Atone!ent for hi! and laid his sins on,e a year u&on the head of a s,a&eAgoat to be borne a4ay into the 4ilderness. "ut that did not !a#e hi! a 9e4 Creation. t gave hi! a right to the 9e4 Creation. 7ou re!e!ber Ro!. 3D2$ de,lares= /Who! %od set forth to be a &ro&itiation= through faith= in his blood= to sho4 his righteousness be,ause of the &assing over of the sins done aforeti!e= in the fore bearan,e of %od./ Then 0eb. .D1$ eB&lains the thing !ore fully. /For this ,ause he is a !ediator of a ne4 ,ovenant= that a death having ta#en &la,e for the rede!&tion of the transgressions that 4ere under the First Covenant= they that have been ,alled !ay re,eive the &ro!ise of the eternal inheritan,e./ Christ died for the sins of those under the First Covenant. t 4as as though a &ro!issory note had been given ea,h year 4hen the 0igh 'riest entered the 0oly of 0olies to !a#e the yearly atone!ent. Those &ro!issory notes 4ere all ,ashed 4hen 8esus ,arried 0is blood into the 0eavenly 0oly of 0olies. 3o all the sins under the First Covenant 4ere &ut

a4ay= 4i&ed out as though they had never been. 7ou 4ill understand this !ore fully in 0eb. 11D1A4D /For the la4 having a shado4 of the good things to ,o!e= not the very i!age of the things= ,an never 4ith the sa!e sa,rifi,es year by year= 4hi,h they offer ,ontinually= !a#e &erfe,t the! that dra4 nigh. /(lse 4ould they not have ,eased to be offered; "e,ause the 4orshi&&ers= having been on,e ,leansed= 4ould have had no !ore ,ons,iousness of sins. /"ut in those sa,rifi,es there is a re!e!bran,e !ade of sins year by year./ Why; /For it is i!&ossible that the blood of bulls and goats should ta#e a4ay sins./ E2erse 12F /"ut he= 4hen he had offered one sa,rifi,e for sins for ever= sat do4n at the right hand of %od./ E2erse 14F /For by one offering he hath &erfe,ted for ever the! that are san,tified./ 7ou get a &erfe,t &i,ture here of the !an under the First Covenant 4hose sin 4as ,overed= 4hose sins 4ere ty&i,ally borne a4ay. Then 8esus ,o!es and &uts a4ay all the sin that had been ,overed and 0e re!its all the sins that have been borne a4ay ty&i,ally= so that the 8e4s 4ho trusted in the atoning blood of ani!als 4ere saved by 0is sa,rifi,e. 9oti,e again that no one ,ould re,eive (ternal Life and have his sins re!itted until sin 4as &ut a4ay= until the ,lai!s of @usti,e had been fully !et. 0eb. 2D1* &erfe,tly illustrates thatD /Wherefore it behooved hi! in all things to be !ade li#e unto his brethren= that he !ight be,o!e a !er,iful and faithful high &riest in things &ertaining

to %od= to !a#e &ro&itiation for the sins of the &eo&le./ As a 0igh 'riest= you re!e!ber= 0e had first to !eet the de!ands of 8usti,e= to satisfy the ,lai!s of @usti,e against the 8e4 and %entile. When 0e 4as do4n in hell and 3atan had been ,on>uered= then !an?s Rede!&tion 4as a ,o!&leted thing. That is 4hen %od a,,e&ted 0is blood= and 0e sat do4n at the right hand of %od. "ut it 4as not yet ,o!&lete 4hile Christ 4as living= so it 4as of no value to anybody. The 9e4 Creation 4as not available. There 4as no 0igh 'riest at the right hand of the Father 4ith the blood to sho4 that 0e had dealt 4ith the sin &roble!. There 4as no 5ediator at the right hand of %od= and until there 4as a 5ediator= no hu!an being ,ould a&&roa,h %od. 8ohn 14D)= / a! the 4ay= the truth and the life< no one ,an a&&roa,h the Father but through !e./ A,ts 4D12= /9either is there any other na!e under heaven= that is given a!ong !en= 4herein 4e !ust be saved= but the na!e of 8esus./ 8esus? na!e 4as not yet available as a 3avior. 0is 5ediatorial 4or# 4as not yet available. 8esus 4as a &ro&het no4. 0e had not yet be,o!e a 3in 3ubstitute < there 4as no 3avior. 0e dealt only in the sense real! 4ith !en. 0e dealt 4ith de!ons. 0e ,ast the! out of individuals. 0e bro#e their &o4er over !en= 4hi,h 4as all in the sense real!. t is su,h a bitter thing for our hearts to

realiGe that 8esus= during 0is earth 4al#= didn?t have one single s&irituallyA!inded ,o!&anion. %ood fol#s loved 0i!= but their love 4as the love of natural !an. t 4as a selfish thing. t 4as so selfish that 4hen 0e arose fro! the dead they said= /5aster= are you going to restore the #ingdo! at this ti!e ;/ 0e ,ould not hel& !en s&iritually be,ause they 4ere dead in s&irit. thin# you ,an understand this 3,ri&ture no4 D 8ohn 14D12 /%reater things than these shall ye do < be,ause go unto the Father and ye behold !e no !ore./ We are doing greater 4or#s than the 5aster did in 0is earth 4al#= be,ause 4e hel& !en s&iritually. We bring to the! the Word of Life and they are Re,reated< they ,o!e into the Fa!ily of %od. We hel& the! to &ass out of death unto Life. We tea,h the! through the Word ho4 %od has !ade the! 0is Righteousness. 9o4 they ,an stand in 0is &resen,e as though sin had never been. We are %od?s agents giving !en (ternal Life= !a#ing the! !asters of de!ons and of ,ir,u!stan,es. We= through 0is Living Word= have been able to lead !en into fello4shi& and ,o!!union 4ith the Father through the 9e4 "irth. Our !inistry is al!ost an unli!ited !inistry. 0is 5inistry 4as a li!ited one. 8esus healed !en?s bodies. We= through the %ra,e of %od= heal !en?s s&irits. 0e raised !en fro! the dead to die again. We sho4 the! that they 4ere raised together 4ith

Christ. 0e fed the hungry 4ith loaves of bread and fishes. We feed the s&iritually hungry 4ith 0is o4n 4onderful Words. We have the 3&irit in us 4ho raised 8esus fro! the dead. We have a legal right to the use of 8esus? na!e. With that na!e 4e do the 4or#s that 8esus 4rought in 0is earth 4al#. "ut ,o!e ba,# again to the thought of the li!itations of 8esus? friendshi&s. 0is o4n 5other ,ould not understand 0i!. 0is o4n brothers loo#ed u&on 0i! 4ith sus&i,ion. To those nearest 0i! 0e 4as a stranger. 0e #ne4 the! but they didn?t #no4 0i!. There ,an be no dee& s&iritual friendshi& unless 4e #no4 ea,h other. 8esus? li!itations in 0is earth 4al# eB&lain !u,h of 0is tea,hing. t !ight be all right for us to ,ontrast 8esus? and 'aul?s tea,hings on the sub@e,t of Faith. 8esus de!anded that !en have faith in 0i!. 0e said= /if a !an have faith as a !ustard seed= he ,ould !ove !ountains./ n 5ar# 11D22 8esus said= /0ave faith in %od./ 7ou re!e!ber in the !argin of so!e of our "ibles it says= /0ave the faith of %od./ The dis,i&les ,ouldn?t do that. 9o one ,an have the Faith of %od until after they have been Re,reated. 7ou see= 8esus is the author and finisher of faith= and 4hen 4e be,o!e 9e4 Creations 4e re,eive a !easure of %od?s Faith. ERo!.12D3F.< We have 0is 9ature= 0is Life= and 4ith it ,o!es 0is Faith. As 4e gro4 in %ra,e and in :no4ledge= 4e understand the finished 4or# of Christ. As our faith gro4s= it is really the

Faith of %od. n the neBt verse it says= /2erily say unto you= Whosoever shall say unto this !ountain= "e thou ta#en u& and ,ast into the sea < and shall not doubt in his heart= but shall believe that 4hat he saith @ ,o!eth to &ass < he shall have it. /Therefore say unto you= All things 4hatsoever ye &ray and as# for= believe that ye re,eive the!= and ye shall have the!./ That 4as a #eynote of the !inistry of 8esus. 5ar# .D23= 8esus said to the father that as#ed for the healing of his ,hild= /All things are &ossible to hi! that believeth./ n 5att. 21D22 /And all things= 4hatsoever ye shall as# in &rayer= believing= ye shall re,eive./ 'aul never tells a believer to believe. 0e never urges us to have Faith. That bothered !e 4hen first noti,ed it< then sa4 the truth. We are believers. We had to have faith to get into the Fa!ily= but 4hen on,e 4e ,o!e into the Fa!ily= all things that %od 4rought in Christ for us are ours. 7ou noti,e 8esus= s&ea#ing to the Chur,h &ro&heti,ally= Efor the Chur,h had not yet ,o!e into beingF said in 8ohn 1$D1)= /7e did not ,hoose !e= but

,hose you= and a&&ointed you= that ye should go and bear fruit= and that your fruit should abide< that 4hatsoever ye shall as# of the Father in !y na!e= he !ay give it you./ n this 3,ri&ture and 8ohn 14D14 8esus gives us a legal right to the use of 0is 9a!e. t is the sa!e as giving the &o4er of attorney to one. 8esus a,tually does this to the Chur,h. "ut here is the strange thing about it. Ta#e 8ohn 1)D24 /0ither to have ye as#ed nothing in !y na!e D as#= and ye shall re,eive= that your @oy !ay be !ade full./ E8ohn 1$D1) is 'ro&he,y.F 8esus doesn?t !ention faith. 0e doesn?t say that they !ust believe. Why; They are believers. Then all of our &rea,hing about faith and the need of faith has been 4rong. We should have told the believer about 4hat he is in Christ< 4hat his rights and &rivileges are in Christ and his legal right to the use of 8esus? na!e. We should have taught hi! 4hat it !eant to re,eive the 9ature and Life of %od in his s&irit= that it 4ould !a#e hi! an a,tual 9e4 Creation. 9ot only that= but the 9e4 Creation had be,o!e the Righteousness of %od in Christ= so he 4ho 4as on,e a sinner ,ould no4 stand in the Father?s &resen,e 4ithout the sense of fear= ,onde!nation or inferiority. 0e ,ould stand there as a 3on in fullest fello4shi& 4ith his Father. f 4e had been taught this= 4e 4ould not have had the long struggle for faith.

We 4ould have #no4n 4ho 4e 4ere and 4hat 4e 4ere in Christ. We 4ould have learned ho4 to ta#e our &la,e in the Fa!ily < ho4 to en@oy our &rivileges. We 4ould have be,o!e a,>uainted 4ith our Father. The great fa,ts of 3ubstitution and the 9e4 Creation and Rede!&tion 4ould have be,o!e s&iritual realities to us. "ut instead of that= they have &rea,hed to us the !essages 8esus gave to the 8e4s during 0is earth 4al#= and they don?t fit in. They #ee& us under ,onde!nation. They !a#e us ,ons,ious of our la,#. 7ou see= if do not #no4 4hat a!= the Word ,onfuses !e= but 4hen #no4 4hat a! in Christ= #no4 4hat !y rights are and !y &rivileges= then you ,an bring no ,onfusion to !y s&irit. There 4as no dis,ord bet4een the tea,hings of 8esus and the A&ostle 'aul be,ause they 4ere all of %od.

The 6efeated 3atan


F(W of us have ever re,ogniGed the fa,t that the 3,ri&tures tea,h that 3atan is defeated as far as the believer is ,on,erned. 0e 4as not ,on>uered by the believer< lie 4as ,on>uered by Christ for the believer in 0is 3ubstitutionary Wor#. The vi,tory Christ 4rought belongs to the believer= be,ause 4e 4ere identified 4ith Christ in 0is 3ubstitutionary Wor#. We have !entioned this in another ,ha&ter= but 4ish to go a little farther 4ith you in this. n %al. 2D21 'aul ,ries= / have been ,ru,ified 4ith Christ./ 9ot / a!/ as the old version gives it. "a,# yonder 4hen Christ hung on the ,ross= in the !ind of 8usti,e= every one of us hung there. We 4ere identified 4ith 0i! be,ause 0e 4as our 3ubstitute. 0e 4as ta#ing our &la,e in order that 0e !ight redee! us out of the hand of our ene!y. We 4ere 4ith 0i! 4hen 0e died= for 4e died 4ith 0i!. We 4ere 4ith 0i! 4hen 0e left 0is body. We 4ere 4ith 0i! in 0is great agony= 4hile 0e suffered the &enalty that 4as due us. 0e 4as in the &rison house of death. 3atan 4as its #ee&er. The horror of it 4ill never be #no4n. 8esus stayed there until 0e satisfied the ,lai!s of

@usti,e for us. Ro!. 4D2$ says= /Who 4as delivered u& on a,,ount of our tres&asses=/ that is= 0e 4as delivered u& to death= s&iritual death. 0e 4as delivered u& to @udg!ent. 0e 4as delivered u& to &ay the &enalty that 4e o4ed @usti,e= and 4hen the ,lai!s of @usti,e 4ere satisfied= then 4e 4ere @ustified 4ith Christ. That is the reason every unsaved !an has a legal right to (ternal Life= be,ause he 4as legally @ustified 4ith Christ in that great 3ubstitutionary 4or#. Then 8esus 4as "orn Again. 7ou re!e!ber the 3,ri&ture in A,ts 13D33= /Thou art !y 3on= this day have begotten thee=/ that 4as the day of our Rede!&tion. 4ant to &ause here @ust a bit and ,all your attention to a startling fa,t. 7ou re!e!ber 4hen 8esus entered the 0oly of 0olies 4ith 0is blood= 0e had @ust ,o!e out of hell= and 4hen the Father @ustified 0i!= 0e 4as so @ustified that 0e ,ould stand in the Father?s &resen,e 4ithout the slightest bit of ,onde!nation. Li#e the three 0ebre4 ,hildren= 4hen they ,a!e out of the fiery furna,e there 4as no s!ell of fire u&on their gar!ents. There 4as no s!ell on the gar!ents of our Lord. 6o you #no4 4hat that sho4s !e; f 8esus ,ould go out of there and go into the &resen,e of the Father= you and ,an go out of this 4orld ruled by s&iritual death. We 4ho have re,eived (ternal Life= ,an go into the &resen,e of the Father 4ithout the sense or

the s!ell of s&iritual death u&on us. As soon as the 5aster 4as !ade alive in s&irit= then Col. 2D1$ be,a!e a Reality. /0aving &ut off fro! hi!self the &rin,i&alities and the &o4ers= he !ade a sho4 of the! o&enly./ Right there in the &resen,e of all the hosts of dar#ness= 8esus ,on>uered the 'rin,e of 6ar#ness. 0eb. 2D14 in Rotherha!?s Translation is gra&hi,D /0e &aralyGed the deathAdealing &o4er of 3atan./ 0e &aralyGed hi!. 0e bro#e hi!. 9o4 this is 4hat 4ant you to noti,eD This 4as an eternal vi,tory. 3atan 4as eternally bro#en= eternally ,on>uered. 6id you noti,e ho4 'eter &uts it; 1 'et. $D+= /0e goes about li#e a roaring lion=/ and he says= /Who! 4ithstand steadfast in your faith./ Our ,o!bat has been fought and 4on. There isn?t any battle for you to fight eB,e&t the battle of faith. 7ou are to fight the good fight of faith. What does that !ean; 7ou are to 4in all your vi,tories 4ith 4ords. 7ou are to learn the 4ords of this Wonderful "oo#= and 4ith 4ords you 4ill ,on>uer your ene!y. All that 'eter said to the si,# !an at the "eautiful %ate 4as= / n the na!e of 8esus Christ of 9aGareth= rise and 4al#=/ and the !an 4as set free. EA,ts 3DA1A11F.

0e didn?t lay hands on hi!. 0e didn?t &ray over hi!. 0e si!&ly healed that !an 4ith 4ords. That is the 4ay 8esus healed the!A4ith 4ords. That is the 4ay the Father ,reated the -niverseA4ith 4ords. 7ou ,on>uer the adversary 4ith 4ords. Today you ,o!fort the 4ea# and the bro#en 4ith 4ords. 7ou heal the si,# 4ith 4ords. Why= 4hen read sa. $3D4= /3urely he bath borne !y si,#nesses= and ,arried !y diseases= and have ,o!e to estee! hi! as the one 4ho 4as stri,#en= s!itten of %od= and affli,ted 4ith !y diseases=/ then #ne4 that by 0is stri&es 4as healed. What healed !e; Words. 9o4 you ,an understand 'sa. 11*D21= /0e sent his 4ord= and healed the!./ t isn?t &rayer. t isn?t laying on of our hands. That !ay be ne,essary a!ong the babes in Christ= but for the !an that is gro4n u& into the full stature of the #no4ledge of his rights and &rivileges= the Word heals hi!. The Word brought that !oney to !e. had ,alled !y Father?s attention to 'hil. 4D1.= /5y %od shall su&&ly every need of yours/ and 0e did it= /a,,ording to 0is ri,hes in glory in Christ 8esus./ That settled it. 0is Words brought ,o!fort and assuran,e to !e. Then si!&ly said= / n the na!e of 8esus= you !inistering s&irits= go and ,ause that !oney to ,o!e=/ and the !oney ,a!e. 9ot on,e= but it has been ,o!ing all these years of !y &ubli,

!inistry. 7ou see= our ,o!bat is not against flesh and blood= as the 3&irit tells us in (&h. )D12= but it is against the defeated &rin,i&alities and &o4ers. These &rin,i&alities and &o4ers have all been ,on>uered. Their defeat is s&o#en of in 0eb. .D12 as an eternal rede!&tion fro! the!. 7ou are eternally set free. They are eternally defeated= 4hi&&ed= ,on>uered. 7ou get your liberty by re!e!bering these 4ords and then a,ting a,,ordingly. 7ou si!&ly refuse to stay in bondage. With @oy you read this 3,ri&tureD / n 4ho! have !y rede!&tion through 0is blood= the re!ission of !y tres&asses= a,,ording to the ri,hes of 0is gra,e./ E(&h. 1 D)F. Can?t you see 4hat it !eans; That 3atan #no4s he is 4hi&&ed but he doesn?t 4ant you to #no4 it. 0e 4ants to #ee& you in ignoran,e of it. Rev. 12D11 has been a sour,e of great ,o!fort to !eD /And they over,a!e hi! be,ause of the blood of the La!b and the 4ord of their testi!ony./ That Word is Logos. n the beginning 4as the Logos= and the Logos 4as 4ith %od= and the Logos 4as %od./ Can?t you see= they over,a!e hi! 4ith the Word of Christ. That !eant they over,a!e hi! 4ith Christ 0i!self. That blood is the basis= the ground of our vi,tory. t &roves to all 0eaven that 3atan 4as defeated= and a,t on the ground of that. 9o4 shoutH f 0e is for !e Eand 0e is for !eF= then 4ho is there in earth or hell that ,an stand u& against !eH a! a ,on>uerorH

As a nation= 4e are fa,ing one of the gravest &eriods of our national life= and it is ne,essary that there arise a ,o!&any of !en and 4o!en 4ho #no4 the &o4er of the 9a!e of 8esus and ho4 to use that 9a!e against our national ene!ies. Our 4orst ene!y is not a foreign ene!y. t is a lo,al ene!y. t is in our !idst. 9o4 you are to rise u& and to use 0is 4ords= these de!onAdestroying 4ords< these de!onA defeating 4ords< these ,ir,u!stan,eAdefeating 4ords. When you go into the Throne Roo!= you tal# to the Father< you are ta#ing into 0is &resen,e 0is o4n Word. 8esus no !ore s&o#e the Word of the Father than you= if you 4ill use 0is Word no4. The Father sho4s res&e,t al4ays to 0is O4n Word. 0e says= / 4at,h over !y 4ord to &erfor! it./ /9o 4ord fro! !e 4ill ever be void of &o4er Eor fulfill!entF./ ELu#e 1D3*F. %o in there then and lay your re>uest u&on that Word. li#e to thin# that lay the! u&on the 9a!e of 8esus= and hold that 9a!e u& before 0i! 4ith !y re>uest u&on it. /Whatsoever ye shall as# of the Father in !y na!e= he 4ill give it you./ E8ohn 1$D1$F. We are living in this Living Truth. We are ta#ing advantage of its !ighty &ossibilities= and 4e are daring to &ray< 4e are daring to fa,e the hosts of dar#ness 4ith a ,ons,iousness that our &rayers 4ill be ans4ered= and that the for,es of dar#ness are beaten and defeated. We no longer hold the! as do,trines< they are a &art of us. We live these 4ords

and they live in us. 8ohn 1$D* de,lares= / f ye abide in !e and !y 4ords are living in you= ye shall de!and your rights and they shall be rendered to you./ The Father 4ill bring those things to &ass 0i!self. 7ou understand you didn?t ,hoose 0i!= but 0e ,hose you= and 0e told you to go and bear fruit. That 4ill be Word fruit< 'rayer fruit. We have rea,hed the &la,e 4here 4e need to ,hange the !inds of !en and 4o!en around us. There is a s&iritual sense of defeat in the hearts of the great !asses in the Chur,h. This has been brought about by the li>uor traffi,= by the o&en saloons= by the girls sitting at the bar. 'rostitution and delin>uen,y have run riot 4ith it. The rebellion of the teen age youth against &arental instru,tion= and their absen,e fro! the ,hur,h has bro#en li#e a running sore in the heart of the nation. "ut has %od gone out of business ; 0as 0e lost 0is Ability Loo# at the heathen 4orld the little Chur,h fa,ed. Loo# at the edu,ational s#e&ti,is! in the 8e4ish nation. Loo# at the 4hole bla,# &i,ture of the Ro!an (!&ire. The Chur,h sent out unedu,ated= untrained !en to fa,e that a4ful ,ondition and ,arve ne4 nations out of it. They 4on= and 4e ,an 4in. We !ust ,he,# off the 4orld?s !ental influen,e. We !ust ta#e our &la,e and shout aloud= /We are 4hat 0e says 4e are./ We ,an do 4hat 0e says 4e ,an do. We are lin#ed

4ith %od by 0is 9ature. There is a hu!anAdivine union bet4een the (ternal Father and the believer. Our s&irits have the ,reative energy and ability that is in the Father?s 3&irit. We are !eeting ,onditions as ,on>uerors. 0is Word in our li&s ,an defeat any for,e or ele!ent that ,o!es against us. "y 0is AllA &o4erful 9a!e 4e go against these &roble!s and ,on>uer the!. ,an hear 0i! 4his&er= /Lo= a! 4ith you< go ahead= 4ill see you through. 4ill be 4ith you./ On,e again hear that song of triu!&h of the agesD /Fear thou not= for a! 4ith thee< be not dis!ayed= for a! thy %od./ E sa. 41 D11F. /The %od 4ho o&ened the Red 3ea= 4ho destroyed the &o4er of the fla!es 4hen those three 0ebre4 boys 4ere thro4n into the fiery furna,e is 4ith you. / a! the %od of all ages. /Lo= a! 4ith you D all !y for,es are for you. and you are a vi,tor in the fa,e of all your ene!ies./

The (nd Of Conde!nation


T0( title to this ,ha&ter 4ould li#ely have ,onfused so!e of us a fe4 years ago= be,ause all 4e had ever heard 4as ,onde!nation. 5ost of our great evangelists have been &rea,hers of Conde!nation= &rea,hers of @udg!ent. Fe4 of the! have ever revealed to us 4hat 4e 4ere in Christ. They have !agnified sin above Rede!&tion. Ro!. +D1 has been al!ost an un#no4n 3,ri&tureD /There is therefore no4 no ,onde!nation to the! that are in Christ 8esus./ f 4e had #no4n that 4e ,ould stand before the Father @ust as freely as Ada! did in the %arden= as 8esus did in 0is earth 4al#= it 4ould have !ade life a great deal different. This struggle after faith 4as be,ause of a sense of un4orthiness on our &art. We have had the sense of unrighteousness built into us by our tea,hers. We have not #no4n 4hat Rede!&tion !eans to the believer. 2 Cor. $D1*A21 ,ontains the story of the 9e4 Creation and of !an?s standing before the FatherD /Wherefore if any !an is in Christ= there is a 9e4 Creation Ea ne4 s&e,iesF D the old things are &assed a4ay < behold= they are be,o!e ne4. "ut all these things are of %od= 4ho re,on,iled us to hi!self through Christ= and gave unto us the !inistry of re,on,iliation./ The old things of ,onde!nation= the old things of sin

and 4ea#ness= of failure= of doubt and fear are &assed a4ay= and there has ,o!e into us a 9e4 ,reation 4ithout ,onde!nation= 4ithout fear. We have be,o!e instantaneously a ,hild of %od and 4e are re,on,iled to 0i!. There is no ,onde!nation= there is no fear= there is no sense of sin or of un4orthiness. Li#e a ,hild in its 5other?s boso!= 4e are &erfe,tly restful and ,ontented. 9ot only that= /"ut he has given unto us a !inistry of re,on,iliation= toA4it= that %od 4as in Christ re,on,iling the 4orld to hi!self= not re,#oning unto the! their tres&asses= and having ,o!!itted unto us the 4ord of re,on,iliation./ E2erse 1.F. We have follo4ed in the &ath of our forefathers 4ho had develo&ed in the!selves a sense of un4orthiness and sin= so that 4henever they &rayed they had to as# for forgiveness and ,ry for !er,y. They a,ted as though they had never been "orn Again= as though sin had never been &ut a4ay= and that the Father loo#ed u&on the! 4ith sus&i,ion and doubt. "ut did you noti,e that 1.th verse; 0e is not even re,#oning the sinners their sins= be,ause 0e laid their sins on Christ. Why should he re,#on unto us= 0is o4n 3ons and 6aughters in Christ= a sinA ,ons,iousness; 0e has not. We have built it into ourselves through our ignoran,e. Our sins have been 4i&ed out as though they had never been. That old 4i,#ed self has been &ut a4ay and a 9e4 3elf has ta#en its &la,e. We are 9e4

Creations. Then in the 21st verse he says these !arvelous 4ords D /0i! 4ho #ne4 no sin he !ade to be sin on our behalf< that 4e !ight be,o!e the righteousness of %od in 0i!./ And the neBt verse= did you noti,e it; /And 4or#ing together 4ith hint 4e entreat also that ye re,eive not the gra,e of %od in vain./ 7ou ,ouldn?t 4or# together 4ith 0i! unless you 4ere Righteous= unless you 4ere in fello4shi& 4ith 0i!. 0e has !ade you by the 9e4 "irth= the very Righteousness of %od in Christ. The sin &roble! is settled for the believer. 9o4 it is the &roble! of !y entering into !y inheritan,e. 7ou see= shared 4ith 0i! in 0is death. shared 4ith 0i! in 0is suffering. shared 4ith 0i! 4hen 0e 4as !ade Righteous. shared 4ith 0i! 4hen 0e 4as !ade alive. shared 4ith 0i! 4hen 0e !et the adversary in the dar# regions and ,on>uered hi!. shared 4ith 0i! 4hen lie arose fro! the dead. shared 4ith 0i! in the !ind of @usti,e 4hen 0e sat do4n at the right hand of the 5a@esty on 0igh. a! seated there a,,ording to 0is o4n Word. a! free fro! ,onde!nation. a! free fro! the guilt of !y old ,ondu,t and !y union 4ith 3atan. turn to Ro!. $D31 and read 4hat 0e ins&ired 'aul

to 4rite for !e. /What then shall say to these things; f %od is for !e= 4ho is against !e./ That settles it. ,an hear 0i! 4his&er= /0e that s&ared not 0is o4n 3on= but delivered hi! u& for us all= ho4 shall he not also 4ith hi! freely give us all things./ And then 0e says these !arvelous 4ords D /Who shall lay anything to the ,harge of %od?s ele,t; t is %od that @ustifieth./ /Who is 0e that has the ability to ,onde!n; t is Christ 8esus that died= yea rather= that 4as raised fro! the dead= 4ho is at the right hand of %od= 4ho also !a#eth inter,ession for us./ Then he as#s this burning >uestion D /Who shall se&arate us fro! the love of Christ; shall tribulation= or anguish= or &erse,ution= or fa!ine= or na#edness= or &eril= or s4ord;/ 9one of these things ,an bring the believer under ,onde!nation. 4onder if you have read (&h. 1 D$A* ,arefullyD /0aving !ar#ed us out for the &osition of sons through 8esus Christ unto hi!self. 0e did this a,,ording to the good &leasure of his 4ill= to the &raise of the glory of his gra,e 4hi,h he freely besto4ed on us in the beloved./ Where are you; 7ou are in the "eloved. That !eans that you are beloved< that you are a &art o f the "eloved. 7ou are identified 4ith 0i!< you are one 4ith 0i!. n the *th verse it says= 4e have been redee!ed through lls blood. We re,eived /the re!ission of our tres&asses= and it 4as a,,ording to

the ri,hes of 0is gra,e 4hi,h he !ade to abound to4ard us in all 4isdo! and &ruden,e./ There is no &la,e for ,onde!nation. The only &roble! is thisD 0ave 4e learned ho4 to 4al# in fello4shi& 4ith 0i!; 0ave 4e learned ho4 to !aintain our fello4shi&; This la4 is laid do4n in the 'auline Revelation and in 8ohn?s 4onderful e&istles. We !ust 4al# in Love as 8esus 4al#ed in Love. "ut you say= /0o4 ,an do it;/ 7ou have re,eived the Love 9ature of the Father= haven?t you? 7ou have be,o!e a &arta#er of the 6ivine 9ature. That is Love. /%od is Love./ Then learn to let that Love 9ature do!inate you. 'aul said he #e&t his body under. 0e !eant= he #e&t his senses fro! do!inating hi!. As far as the believer is ,on,erned= selfishness e!anates fro! the senses. Then if you #ee& the senses in sub@e,tion= give Love the right of 4ay= you 4ill 4al# in fello4shi& 4ith 0i!. 8ohn 1 D3A$ /That 4hi,h 4e have seen and heard de,lare 4e unto you also= that ye also !ay have fello4shi& 4ith usD yea= and our fello4shi& is 4ith the Father= and 4ith his 3on 8esus Christ. These things 4e 4rite= that your @oy !ay be !ade full. /And this is the !essage 4hi,h 4e have heard fro! hi! and announ,e unto you= that %od is light= and in hi! is no dar#ness at all. f 4e say that 4e have fello4shi& 4ith hi! and 4al# in the dar#ness= 4e lie= and do not the truth./ What does that !ean; f ste&

out of Love= ste& out of Light into dar#ness. When ste& into dar#ness #no4 not 4here a! going. 8ohn 2D11= 11 tells us= /0e that loveth his brother abideth in the light= and there is no o,,asion of stu!bling in hi!. "ut he that hateth his brother is in the dar#ness= and #no4eth not 4hither he goeth= be,ause the dar#ness bath blinded his eyes./ f 4e brea# fello4shi&= 8ohn 1 D. tells ho4 to have it restored. / f 4e ,onfess our sins Ethings 4e have done that brought us into dar#nessF= he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins= and to ,leanse us fro! all unrighteousness./ 9o4 you ,an see that as far as you are ,on,erned as a 9e4 Creation= you have rea,hed the end of ,onde!nation. t is not ne,essary to live in it another day. The 3on has !ade you free. 9o4 live and 4al# in that freedo!.

Wal#ing As 5ere 5en


O9( of the saddest fa,ts that 4e have to fa,e today is that the 3ons of %od= !en 4ith %od in the!= !en 4ith the very 9ature of %od= are 4al#ing /as !ere !en of the 4orld./ 0ear Wey!outh?s Translation of Cor. 3D1A4D /And as for !yself= brethren= found it i!&ossible to s&ea# to you as s&iritual !en. t had to be as to 4orldlings A!ere babes in Christ. / fed you 4ith !il# and not 4ith solid food= sin,e for this you 4ere not yet strong enough. And even no4 you are not strong enough D you are still uns&iritual. /For so long as @ealousy and strife ,ontinue a!ong you= ,an it be denied that you are uns&iritual and are living and a,ting li#e !ere !en of the 4orld; For 4hen so!e one says= N belong to 'aul=? and another says= N belong to A&ollos=? is not this the 4ay !en of the 4orld s&ea#;/ 'aul found it i!&ossible to 4rite about the dee&ly s&iritual as&e,t of Christ?s 3ubstitution. 0e found it i!&ossible to 4rite to the! about the 9e4 Creation be,ause they lived in the real! of the senses. They had never develo&ed their Re,reated 3&irit. 7ou see= the believer= 4hen born into the Fa!ily= has a !easure of Faith= has a !easure of

Love< the Love of %od is shed abroad in his heart by the 0oly 3&irit. "ut unless he gro4s in %ra,e and in the #no4ledge of the Lord 8esus Christ= unless he studies to sho4 hi!self a&&roved unto the Father= he re!ains uns&iritual. 0is s&irit is never ,ultivated= never develo&ed. 7ou ,an develo& your s&irit as you ,an develo& your !ind= as you ,an develo& your &hysi,al !us,les. The average believer has never develo&ed his s&irit. Conse>uently his Faith is 4ea#= his Love is 4ea#< and his :no4ledge is often !iBed 4ith error. 7ou !ust re!e!ber that Love does not ,o!e fro! the reasoning fa,ulties< neither does Faith. Faith and Love are both born in the Re,reated hu!an s&irit. The reason 8esus said in 5att. 4D4 /5an shall not live by bread alone= but by every 4ord that &ro,eedeth out of the !outh of %od=/ 4as not to ,ultivate !an?s intelle,tual and reasoning fa,ulties= but to ,ultivate his s&irit. n (&h. 1 D1*= 1+ 'aul had &rayed that the /Father of glory= !ay give unto you a s&irit of 4isdo! and revelation in the #no4ledge of hi!< having the eyes of your heart enlightened./ The heart is ,alled in Ro!. *D22= /The in4ard !an./ n 'et. 3D4 it is /The hidden !an of the heart./ 7ou see= !an is a s&irit being and the &art of hi! that is s&iritually dead is his s&irit.

After he is Re,reated= then his s&irit !ust be edu,ated= trained and develo&ed. As the s&irit gro4s strong and vigorous in the Word= Faith be,o!es strong and Love be,o!es li#e the 5aster?s Love. As long as 4e 4al# in the senses and follo4 the in,linations of the senses= the s&irit is not develo&ed and 4e are 4al#ing as !ere !en. We 4al# as though 4e had never re,eived (ternal Life. The believer has li!itless &ossibilities in this 6ivine Life. (&h. 1 D3 gives us a &i,ture of the develo&ed Re,reated s&irit. t says= /Who hath blessed us 4ith every s&iritual blessing in the heavenlies./ f 4e have those blessings= then the unsear,hable ri,hes of Christ really belong to us. n (&h. 3D+ 'aul says he &rea,hed unto the %entiles the unsear,hable ri,hes of Christ. n (&h. 3D12 he says= / n 4ho! 4e have boldness and a,,ess in ,onfiden,e through our faith in hi!./ There is no li!it to this 9e4 Life. 0e says in (&h. 4D*= /-nto ea,h one of us 4as the gra,e given a,,ording to the !easure of the gift of Christ./ And in (&h. 4D1 he said= / therefore= the &risoner in the Lord= besee,h you to 4al# 4orthy of the ,alling 4here4ith ye 4ere ,alled./ We are to 4al# in Love< to 4al# in the fullness of 0is fello4shi&. We are to gro4 in

%ra,e and in the #no4ledge of it /till 4e all attain to the unity of faith= and of the #no4ledge of the 3on of %od= unto a full gro4n !an= unto the !easure of the stature of the fullness of Christ/ E(&h. 4D13F. 0e doesn?t 4ant us to be /any longer ,hildren tossed to and fro and tossed about by every 4ind of do,trine./ 0e 4ants us to gro4 u& into the full stature of the 8esus Life. t belongs to us. 7ou ,an understand that you have be,o!e a &arta#er of the very 9ature of the Father= and that everything 8esus &ur,hased for you in 0is Rede!&tive 4or# is available to you. There is no ground for a !an to be 4ea#. There is no ground for a !an to be al4ays tal#ing about his la,# of faith and la,# of this or that= /for of 0is fullness have 4e all re,eived= and gra,e u&on gra,e./ n the !ind of the Father you are ,o!&lete in 0i!= 4ho is the 0ead of all &rin,i&ality and &o4er. 7ou are ,o!&lete inA0is ,o!&leteness. shall never forget the thrill that (&h. 1 D22= 23 gave to !y heartD /And he &ut all things in sub@e,tion under his feet= and gave hi! to be head over all things to the ,hur,h= 4hi,h is his body= the fullness of hi! that filleth all in all./ We are the "ody< 4e are the feet of Christ. We are the &art of the "ody that is running errands for the 5aster= and 0e has &ut all the for,es of dar#ness under our feet. One of us ,ould ,hase a

thousand= and t4o ,ould &ut ten thousand to flight. The ability of %od that is 4ithin us is utterly li!itless. What are 4e going to do 4ith a 3,ri&ture li#e thisD 2 Cor. 3 D 4= $= /And su,h ,onfiden,e have 4e through Christ to %od4ard< not that 4e are suffi,ient of ourselves= to a,,ount anything as fro! ourselves< but our suffi,ien,y is fro! %od./ /Who !ade us suffi,ient as !inisters of a 9e4 Covenant./ That doesn?t !ean &rea,hers only< that !eans everyone of us. We have 0is suffi,ien,y < 4e have 0is ability. 0o4 it staggers one 4hen 4e get the right translation of Lu#e 24D4.= /"ut tarry in the ,ity= until ye be ,lothed 4ith &o4er fro! on high./ This 4as 8esus? !essage to the dis,i&les before 0e as,ended. 0e 4anted the! ,lothed 4ith &o4er. The ,orre,t 4ord for &o4er !eans /ability./ 9o4 0e says= / 4ant you ,lothed 4ith ability fro! on high=/ the Father?s ability. 7ou ,an hear 0i! say= /9o4 you 4ill be able to understand the !essages that have given to you. /7ou 4ill have ability to #no4 4hat the 9e4 Creation !eans. /7ou 4ill have ability to enter into the fullness of this 6ivine Life.

/7ou 4ill have ability to be !y 4itness= to heal the si,#= to ,ast out de!ons= and to use !y 9a!e against all the for,es of dar#ness./ 7ou 4ill #no4 4hat 5ar# 1)D1* !eans 4here 0e says= / n !y na!e ye shall ,ast out de!ons./ Also= 8ohn 1)D23 /Whatsoever ye shall as# the Father in !y na!e= he 4ill give it you./ 7ou see= until our hearts ta#e in these truths= 4e are going to 4al# /as !ere !en./ 7ou re!e!ber 3a!&son= that !ighty Covenant !an. There never 4as a !an li#e hi!= and yet 4hen he ignored his Covenant rights= the 'hilistines ,a&tured hi! and &ut out his eyes and !ade a slave of hi!. The eyes of the heart of !ost believers are li#e 3a!&son?s eyes. They have lost their ability to en@oy the fullness of their rights in Christ. 8ohn 11D2. has never !eant anything to !any of the!. Let !e read it to you D /5y Father= 4ho bath given the! unto !e= is greater than all < and no one is able to snat,h the! out of the Father?s hand. and the Father are one./ They have never learned to say= 5y Father is greater than all< 5y Father is greater than all. ?5id life?s bitter tears= Te!&tations and fears= 5y Father is greater than all. They have never realiGed they had a Father. 0e has only been %od to the!. They have never 4his&ered= /5y Father= love you./ The Father has never been able to !a#e 0i!self real to their hearts be,ause sense #no4ledge has so ,o!&letely governed the!. 0e is a Father %od and 0e Loves you. 0eb. *D2$ has never been in the ba,#ground of their

,ons,iousness as a great living for,eD /Wherefore also he is able to save to the utter!ost the! that dra4 near unto %od through hi!= seeing he ever liveth to !a#e inter,ession for the!./ The harder ,ir,u!stan,es !ay &ress u&on you= the !ore fully does 0e u&hold you. 0is inter,ession for you !eans there isn?t &o4er enough in the 4orld to ta#e you ,a&tive if you are in fello4shi& 4ith the Father. 0e ever lives for your benefit. 0e loves you. 0e gave 0i!self u& for you. 0e is longing for you to res&ond to that Love. 0e is longing for you to loo# u& and 4his&er= /8esus= love you./ Rede!&tion 5inded The Father 4ould li#e you to be,o!e Rede!&tionA!inded. do not see ho4 you ,an a,t as /a !ere !an/ any longer. 6on?t ,ause 0is heart to a,he over you be,ause you have be,o!e ,ir,u!stan,eA!inded= si,#nessA!inded= failureA !inded. 0e never ,reated a failure< 0e !ade us for vi,tory. 7ou have the use of 8esus? 9a!e. -se it. t gives you a,,ess into the Father?s very &resen,e. t gives you vi,tory over disease= over ,ir,u!stan,es= over the for,es of dar#ness. 7ou have the sa!e great 5ighty 0oly 3&irit that 8esus and the A&ostles had in their 4al#. 8esus is your Wisdo!. 0e is today the very strength of your life. 7ou are no4 blessed 4ith every s&iritual blessing. 7ou don?t need to ,ry for faith= nor &ray for strength. 7ou have it all < it belongs to you. O= 7ou have been

blessed 4ith everything that Rede!&tion ,ould give. 4ould that you !ight be,o!e so ,ons,ious of the &resen,e of the 5aster= that /Lo= a! 4ith you al4ay/ 4ill be,o!e @ust an un,ons,ious fa,t= so that no !atter 4hat ha&&ens= you #no4 0e is there. /Forgetteth What 5anner of 5an 0e Was/ 8a!es is des,ribing the /doer of the Word./ 0e is !ore than a tea,her of the Word. 0e is !ore than an ad!irer of the Word. 0e is !ore than a student of the Word. The Word is living in hi!. 0e is living so that Word is a &art of his very being. 0e 4al#s in Love. 0is 4hole ,ondu,t is governed by the 9e4 La4 of the 9e4 Creation. 0e doesn?t &er!it his li&s to sin against his s&irit. 0e has learned to 4eigh ,arefully the value of 4ords. 3o 8a!es 1 D22A2$ has be,o!e a very serious se,tion of the Word to hi!. /"e ye doers of the 4ord= and not hearers only= deluding your o4n selves./ 0o4 !any good &eo&le have deluded the!selves. They believe in the tea,hings of their Chur,h. They don?t study the Word !u,h. They are very ,areful about 4hat !an says and often deny the! selves !u,h and &ut the!selves under bondage be,ause of !ans 4ord. 8a!es is bringing us fa,e to fa,e 4ith the Father hi!self. 0e says= /"e ye doers of the 4ord=/ and so study the Word to find out 4hat it says and then do it. The Love La4 4as given to govern our ,ondu,t

to4ard ea,h other= and so study it diligently. /For if any one is a hearer of the 4ord and not a doer= he is li#e unto a !an beholding his natural fa,e in a !irrorD for he be holdeth hi!self= and goeth a4ay= and straight4ay forgetteth 4hat !anner of !an he 4as./ E8as. 1 D23= 24F. Let us see 4hat !anner of !en 4e are= 4hat the Father says about us. We should ta#e a,,ount of sto,# and find 4hat 4e are in the !ind of the Father. Ro!. +D14A1)= /For as !any as are led by the 3&irit of %od= these are sons of %od=/ or they be,o!e sons of %od. f a !an is 4illing to be led by the 3&irit= he 4ill be led into 3onshi&. /For ye re,eived not the s&irit of bondage again unto fear< but ye re,eived the s&irit of ado&tion= 4hereby 4e ,ry= Abba= Father. The 3&irit hi!self beareth 4itness 4ith our s&irit= that 4e are ,hildren of %odD and if ,hildren= then heirs< heirs of %od= and @ointAheirs 4ith Christ./ That is 4hat the Father says 4e are. We are in 0is fa!ily< a &art of the "ody of Christ. We are 4hat the 3&irit ,alls the 9e4 Creation !an. We have &assed out of the real! of satani, relationshi& into the Fa!ily of the Father %od. Col. 1 D13 tells us that /4e have been translated out of the #ingdo! of dar#ness into the #ingdo! of the 3on of his love./ f that is true Eand it is trueF= then 4e are a ne4 ty&e= a ne4 ,lass of !en. We should study the Word that 4e !ight #no4 4hat the Father eB&e,ts of us and 4hat the 4orld has a

right to eB&e,t fro! us. We are a su&ernatural &eo&le. We have the ability of %od= the 4isdo! of %od. We have the !ind of %od in 0is Word. We should never forget /4hat !anner of !en 4e are./ 9o !atter 4hat the ,risis !ay be< no !atter 4hat testings !ay ,o!e to us= 4e do not forget 4hat !anner of !en 4e are. 7ou see= 4e belong to a ne4 order. We belong to the ,lass of &eo&le that have a legal right to enter the Father?s &resen,e anyti!e= any4here. 9ot only have 4e a right= but 4e have a standing invitation to ,o!e boldly to the Throne of %ra,e. We are the Righteous !en. We have been !ade Righteous by the 9ature of the Father that 4as i!&arted to us 4hen 4e be,a!e 9e4 Creations. That Righteousness of %od !a#es us !asters of every for,e outside of %od. We are in league 4ith 0eaven and have the ba,#ing of 0eaven. We ,an hear 'aul saying= / f %od is for us= 4ho ,an be against us/. 0e is for usD 0e is on our side. n Ro!. +D31A3. 0e goes over all of the for,es that !ay antagoniGe us= that !ay ,o!e against us= and 0e sho4s us that 4e ,an be !asters of everything that 3atan ,an &ossibly bring against us. There isn?t a 4ea&on that 3atan has= but 4hat 4e are

&roof against it. 7ou see= our ,o!bat is not 4ith flesh and blood< it is not 4ith sense #no4ledge things D it is 4ith s&iritual for,es= and in all these things 4e are !ore than !asters. They ,annot se&arate us fro! the Love of %od that is in Christ 8esus. f they ,ould se&arate us fro! 0is Love= they ,ould defeat usD but 0e loves us and it ,auses 0i! to su,,or us= ,are for us= 4at,h over us= shield us. We !ust not forget for one !o!ent that the great 5ighty 3&irit 4ho raised 8esus fro! the dead= the 'erson 4ho gave to the 4orld its vegetation= that 5ighty One= is living in us= for it is %od 4ho is at 4or# 4ithin us 4illing and 4or#ing 0is o4n good &leasure. f one a,,usto!ed the!selves to trust in 0i! as 4e trust in the !oney that is in our &o,#etAboo#= as 4e trust in our ,ar 4hen it is filled 4ith oil and gas= 4hat !ighty !en and 4o!en 4ould 4al# the earth. The Father 4ould be so real to the! < the 9a!e 4ould be so real < there 4ould be a ,ons,iousness of the fa,t that 8esus said= /All authority has been given unto !e in heaven and on earth./ /%o ye= therefore= as !y re&resentatives. 4ill give you a legal right to the use of !y 9a!e. n !y 9a!e you are the !aster of de!ons= of diseases= of the la4s of nature that 4ould in any4ise hinder you fro! doing !y 4ill./ 7ou see= 4e are e!&o4ered re&resentatives of the 0eavenly :ingdo!. We should never forget 4hat !anner of !en 4e are. We send

our A!bassador to (ngland. 0e !ust never forget that he is not a !ere !an no4. 0e is a re&resentative of our %overn!ent. Our %overn!ent is behind hi!. 0e is saying the 4ords that our %overn!ent has instru,ted hi! to say. 0e is not a,ting on his o4n initiative. 0e is not a !ere !an. 0e is an A!bassador on the behalf of our %overn!ent. !ust not forget 4hat !anner of !an a!. a! an A!bassador on behalf of Christ. As an A!bassador= have the ba,#ing of the 3u&re!e Court of the -niverse. have the ba,#ing of !y Father %od= of 8esus= of the great !ighty 0oly 3&irit= and all the angels of %od. 7ou see= ,an?t be a failure unless forget 4hat !anner of !an a!. don?t #no4 4hether you ever noti,ed Cor. 3D1A3D /And = brethren= ,ould not s&ea# unto you as unto s&iritual= but as unto ,arnal= as unto babes in Christ./ t is @ust as though he said= / 4ish ,ould s&ea# to you as to !en 4ho realiGed 4ho they 4ere= 4hat they 4ere= and 4hat they ,ould do= but ,annot be,ause you are living in the sense real!. 7ou have no ,onfiden,e in the great s&iritual realities to 4hi,h you are united. 7ou are living @ust li#e babes. 7ou don?t see! to gras& the reality of your unity 4ith 6eity. 'aul ,ries= / fed you 4ith !il#= not 4ith !eat< for ye 4ere not yet able to bear itD nay= not even no4 are ye able./

What a &atheti, ,onfession. What a hu!iliating ,onfession= 4hen by reason of ti!e they ought to ta#e advantage of 4hat they 4ere in Christ but they haven?t done it. They have been ,ontent to listen to the voi,es of !en= to read the literature of !en= but have ignored the literature of 0eaven= the voi,e of 0i! 4ho raised 8esus fro! the dead. The neBt verse thro4s light on it. 0e said= /For ye are yet sense ruledD for 4hereas there is a!ong you all the ,ondu,t of !ere babes in Christ= and you are 4al#ing after the !anner of !en./ Or= as another &uts it= /7our ,ondu,t is the ,ondu,t of !ere !en 4hen you !ight 4al# as the 3ons of %od./ 7ou !ight be !asters instead of slaves. (veryone of you ,ould be a leader. nstead of that= you are being led= but not led by %od. 7ou are led by sense #no4ledge= ,onse>uently your 4hole life is disfigured. 7ou have lost the ,ons,iousness of being 4hat you are= and 4hen si,#ness ,o!es you are in a >uandary< you don?t #no4 4hat to do< your heart is filled 4ith fear. 7ou have never ta#en your &la,e in Christ. 7ou have never ta#en advantage of your rights and &rivileges in Christ. 7ou have never asserted your rights as a son in the fa!ily. 7ou have un,ons,iously relegated yourself to the &la,e of a servant. 7ou are de&ending u&on other &eo&le= and 4hen the &roble! of faith ,o!es= you tal# about your unbelief and your la,#. 7ou are a s&iritual hit,hAhi#er. 7ou have the ability of

%od= but you do not use it. 7ou have this Living Word of %od. 7ou are eligible to ta#e advantage of all the &rivileges that belong to the 3ons of %od= and yet you are living as a !ere !an. 7ou have forgotten 4hat !anner of !an you are. 0eb. $D12A14 des,ribes this ty&e of believer. /And 4hen by reason of ti!e you ought to be tea,hers= ye have need again that so!e one tea,h you the rudi!ents of the first &rin,i&les of the ora,les of %od< and are be,o!e su,h as have need of !il#= and not of solid food./ This is &lain s&ea#ing. t is the heart of the Father rea,hing out to his ,areless= thoughtless ,hildren= and 0e says= /7ou had &lenty of ti!e. /7ou ,ould have ta#en ,ourses in the study of the Word. / t 4ouldn?t be ne,essary for you to go a4ay to a "ible 3,hool < you ,ould have ,orres&onden,e ,ourses. /7ou ,ould attend "ible ,lasses very li#ely in your o4n ,hur,h or in your o4n ,o!!unity. /7ou have even forgotten the tea,hings= the first &rin,i&les of the 9e4 Creation. ?7ou have forgotten that you have &assed out of death unto Life. /7ou have forgotten that you are a 9e4 Creation ,reated in Christ 8esus. /7ou have forgotten that you are tied u& 4ith %od= that you are a &arta#er of the 6ivine 9ature. /7ou have forgotten that you have 4ithin you the very Life of %od 0i!self= and you have at your side the great 'ara,lete= the Co!forter= the 0oly 3&irit./

0e is ready to ,o!e in and ta#e &ossession of you and to be your Tea,her and your %uide and your Co!forter. t has been easier for you to read about the "ible than it has to be,o!e a student of the "ible and to study to sho4 yourself a&&roved unto %od in this Living Word. 7ou have rea,hed a &la,e 4here you have need of !il#. 7ou need baby treat!ent and baby ,are. That is an unha&&y thing. And then 0e says= /For everyone that &arta#eth of !il#= is ineB&erien,ed in the Word that tea,hes about your righteousness./ 7ou have never eBer,ised yourself to dis,ern bet4een good and evil. That doesn?t !ean bet4een sin and Righteousness= but bet4een the for,es of %od and the evil for,es that !ay ,o!e disguised to you. 7ou have lived on the borderland bet4een right and 4rong. 7ou have been as#ing yourself= is it 4rong to do this; 3hould do that; These are >uestions of the babe in Christ. There has been no gro4th= no develo&!ent= and if anyone should say= /Are you a believer;/ it is li#ely you 4ould ans4er= /Well= a! trying to be./ 7ou see= there isn?t any su,h thing as a believer trying to be a believer= any !ore than for a boy to try to be a boy. 0e is a boy. 0e !ay de,ide to be a better boy. f you say you are trying to be a believer= then you are not a believer. 7ou are outside. 7ou have never re,eived

(ternal Life. 7our s&irit has never been Re,reated. 3o it is vitally i!&ortant that you study the Word to find 4hat !anner of !an you are= ho4 the Father loo#s u&on you= and 4hat 0e eB&e,ts fro! you.

"elieving n 0is 3ubstitution


W0(9 4e use the fa,t of 0is 3ubstitution as 4e use a bridge= or an elevator= then the Word be,o!es a Reality. We never thin# of faith 4hen 4e ta#e an elevator or train. We si!&ly use the!. f 4e 4ere 9e4 CreationA,ons,ious= as ,ons,ious of the fa,t that 4e are a 9e4 Creation and have the 9ature and Life of the Father in us= as 4e are of the things of the senses= then 4e 4ould 4al# in the real! of vi,tory. 7ou ,annot be %odAinsideA,ons,ious 4ithout being a vi,tor. Then 8ohn 4D4 be,o!es a reality. 9oti,e it no4D /7e are of %od= !y little ,hildren./ Let that soa# into your s&irit ,ons,iousness. 3ay over and over again= / a! of %od< a! born fro! above < a! born of %od< a! a 9e4 Creation ,reated in Christ 8esus. a! a !aster of everything ,onne,ted 4ith the old ,reation. /3atan has no do!inion over the 9e4 Creation. 0e has no do!inion over !e. /That hidden !an of the heart= !y s&irit= the real !e= is a 9e4 Creation. The old things have &assed a4ay./ The old !an 4ith its 4ea#nesses= its failings= its doubts= its fears= its sense of servitude to ,ir,u!stan,es= is all gone= and the ne4 s&irit= the 9e4 5an in Christ= is no4 a 5aster 4here the other 4as a slave.

This 9e4 Creation is redee!ed out of the hands of its ene!ies. ,an hear 'aul 4his&er= / n 4ho! have !y rede!&tion./ 7ou see= that truth is be,o!ing a Reality. 9o4 ,an understand the neBt senten,e in 8ohn 4D4= /For greater is he that is in you than he that is in the 4orld./ have the Life and 9ature of %od in !e. That !a#es !e a 9e4 Creation. have invited the One 4ho raised 8esus fro! the dead= to !a#e 0is ho!e in !e= and 0e is there. When start to study the Word= al4ays ,all 0is attention to it. When a! to di,tate or to &rea,h= say= /0oly 3&irit= here is your o&&ortunity. 9o4 s&ea# through !e< thin# through !e< live big in !e. -nveil 8esus through these li&s./ 7ou see= that great 3ubstitution is ours. 0e is ours. 0is Ability is ours. All that 0e did is ours= @ust as our hands and feet are ours. We loo# at ourselves no4 as a 9e4 Creation. We have been ta#en out of the real! of death as really as 8esus 4as 4hen 0e 4as raised fro! the dead. 0is body 4as ta#en out of the real! of &hysi,al death< our s&irits have been ta#en out of the real! of s&iritual death. n the !ind of @usti,e= 4e 4ere raised together 4ith 0i!. n reality= 4hen 4e be,a!e 9e4 Creations= 4e &assed out of death into Life. We left the real! of s&iritual death. We left the do!inion of death= the fa!ily of 3atan.

8ohn $D24 has be,o!e a reality. /0e that heareth !y 4ord= and believeth hi! that sent !e= hath eternal life= and ,o!eth not into @udg!ent= but hath &assed out of death into life./ 7ou see= 4e 4ere born out of s&iritual death into the real! of 3&iritual Life. We &assed out fro! 3atan?s authority and do!inion= and have been translated into the #ingdo! of the 3on of 0is Love= in 4ho! 4e have our Rede!&tion= the re!ission of our tres&asses. t is a Rede!&tion that is a,,ording to the ri,hes of 0is %ra,e. 0is Love= 0is Ability. We have a,tually &assed into the very Fa!ily of %od= %od is no4 our Father. We are 0is very ,hildren. When that thing ha&&ened= 4e 4ere loo#ed u&on as the 3ons of %od in liberty. For Christ had !ade us free. 8esus had be,o!e our Righteousness. "y the 9e4 "irth= 4e be,a!e &arta#ers of the 6ivine 9ature< 4e be,a!e the Righteousness of %od in Christ. That !eans that 4e ,an stand in the Father?s &resen,e 4ith the sa!e liberty and freedo! that 8esus had. "efore that ti!e= 4e had a sinA,ons,iousness develo&ed in us by s&iritual death. 9o4 4e have (ternal LifeA,ons,iousness. We are the 3ons and 6aughters of %od. We have been gro4ing in righteousnessA,ons,iousness and 4e are beginning to ta#e our &la,e and a,t the &art of 3ons and

6aughters. As 4e a,t on the Word= 4e have eB&erien,e in Righteousness. 0o4 vitally ne,essary it is that 4e be,o!e eB&erien,ed in the Word 4hi,h has taught us about Righteousness and ta#ing our &la,e in Righteousness. 4onder if you understand 4hat !ean; 7ou see= 4hen 8esus began 0is &ubli, !inistry= 0e 4as really the Righteousness of %od unveiled. 8esus had no sense of sin= no sense of inferiority. 0e 4as a su&erA !an. 0e 4as a 5aster of de!ons. 0e 4as a 5aster of disease and si,#ness. 0e 4as a 5aster of 4ant and of hunger. Well= 4hen you and ,a!e into Christ= 0e be,a!e our Righteousness= and then by the 9e4 Creation 4e be,a!e the Righteousness of %od in 0i!. We 4ere not taught about our Righteousness. We 4ere not taught about our freedo! in Christ. We didn?t #no4 4e 4ere the !asters of de!ons in the 9a!e of 8esus. We didn?t #no4 4e had authority over all the authority of the ene!y. We didn?t #no4 that 4e ,ould stand in the Father?s &resen,e @ust as freely as 8esus did= 4ith no sense of inferiority= no sense of un4orthiness= that 4e 4ere the very 3ons and 6aughters of %od. 8esus 4asn?t afraid of the adversary. That is one of the things that startled !e in those early days of !y study.

8esus ,ould 4al# into the &resen,e of the devil 4ithout any fear. 0e 4asn?t afraid 4hen 0e stood beside the to!b of dead LaGarus= but you #no4= 4as frightened for 0i!. n !y i!agination stood there. t 4as su,h a vivid s,ene= and 4at,hed the 5aster as the ,ro4d gathered= and heard 0i! say 4ith a loud voi,e= /Roll the stone a4ayH/ Then !y heart 4his&ered softly= /5aster= you had better go slo4 no4< he has been in the to!b four days < he has been dead nearly a 4ee#. 5artha has told you that his body de,ayeth./Abut 0e interru&ted !y thin#ing and ,ried again= /LaGarus H Co!e forth./ 5artha tried to inter,e&t but it 4as too late. 8esus said= /Loose hi! and let hi! go=/ and out of the se&ul,hre ,a!e the !an 4hose body 4as de,aying. Why 4as 8esus so fearless; "e,ause 0e 4as the Righteousness of %od. That is all. 0e had no sense of sin. 0e had no sense of ,onde!nation. f the believer #ne4 that he 4as the Righteousness of %od as 8esus #ne4 0e 4as= he 4ould use the 9a!e of 8esus 4ith a fearlessness that 4ould startle hell and bless hu!anity. 8esus said after 0e arose fro! the dead= /All authority has been given unto !e in heaven and in earth < a! the head of the Chur,h. /9o4 give you the legal right to use !y 9a!e= and all this authority is in that 9a!e. n !y na!e ye shall ,ast out de!ons. /7ou see= have given you authority over 3atan. / have given you do!inion

over all the 4or# that he has done. / ,a!e=/ said the 5aster= /to destroy the 4or#s of the devil. / a! leaving it in your hands no4./ f a believer be,o!es RighteousnessA,ons,ious= 3onA,ons,ious= 3atan 4ill be afraid of hi!. 3atan #no4s that as soon as the Chur,h be,o!es ,ons,ious of the Reality of Rede!&tion= that !o!ent his reign over the earth is interru&ted. 8esus 4ould never have given us the invitation in 0eb. 4D1)= to ,o!e boldly to the throne of gra,e= unless 0e had eB&e,ted us to ta#e our &la,e and to a,t the &art that belonged to us. 7ou see= 4e are 4hat 0e says 4e are. We should learn to use that 9a!e as 4e use our o4n. To use &rayer as 4e use an auto!obile. As soon as 4e thin# through on these great &roble!s they 4ill be,o!e ours. The trouble is= they have been taught us as do,trines. They have been a &art of a ,reed that 4e have believed= and !ost of us have @oined a ,reedal ,hur,h. That ,reed has lo,#ed 8esus u& so that 0e is hel&less= and has lo,#ed us into a 4orld ,onfor!ity that !a#es us useless. The thing 0e is trying to do these days is to !a#e us free= to loose us fro! the bondage that has held us these years. The 'auline Revelation is not a set of do,trines. t is @ust the Father s&ea#ing to us through 'aul= unveiling 4hat belongs to us in Christ.

The Rest Of Rede!&tion


F(W of us #no4 the reality of the Rest !entioned in 0eb.4D1 D /Let us fear therefore= lest ha&ly= a &ro!ise being left of entering into his rest= any one of you should see! to have ,o!e short of it./ When 8esus had finished 0is 4or#= he sat do4n at the right hand of the 5a@esty on 0igh. E0eb. 1 D3F. Also 0eb. +D1 D /9o4 in the things 4hi,h 4e are saying= the ,hief &oint is thisD We have su,h a high &riest= 4ho sat do4n on the right hand of the throne of the 5a@esty in the heavens./ Also 0eb. 11D12= /"ut he= 4hen he had offered one sa,rifi,e for sins for ever= sat do4n on the right hand of %od./ 0e had finished 0is 4or#. 0is 4or# 4as 4rought for us= not for 0i!self. 0e entered into 0is rest. And in 0eb. 4D3 /For 4e 4ho have believed do enter into that rest./ And in 0eb. 4D11 /Let us therefore give diligen,e to enter into that rest= that no !an fall after the sa!e eBa!&le of disobedien,e Eor un&ersuadablenessF./ That is the rest of Faith. t is the end of 4orry and struggle. 7ou no longer see# for faith or &o4er. 7ou have be,o!e one 4ith 0i!. 7ou have ,o!e to a&&re,iate the 4or# that 0e did for you= and the 4or# that the 0oly 3&irit= through the Word= has done in you. 7ou have ,o!e to #no4 that you are 4hat 0e says you are in 0i!. 7ou #no4 that you are a 9e4 Creation. 7ou #no4 that you have &assed fro! death unto life.

7ou #no4 that you have the very Life and 9ature of the Father in you. 7ou #no4 that= as 0e is no4 at the right hand of the Father= you are do4n here on earth. 7ou #no4 that you are a &art of the "ody= a !e!ber of it. 7ou #no4 that you 4ere raised together 4ith 0i!. 7ou #no4 that no !atter 4hat !ay ,o!e to your life= you are !ore than a ,on>ueror. These are fa,ts that you #no4. 7ou no4 enter into 0is Rest= the Rest that 0e &ur,hased for you. 7ou have rea,hed the end of the 4orry route. 7ou are no4 so ,o!&letely dentified 4ith 0i!= so utterly one 4ith 0i!= that the Father loo#s u&on you as 0e loo#s u&on 0is First "egotten= and be,ause of that= &ea,e that &asseth all understanding fills your very being. 7ou re!e!ber 'hil. 4D)= *. We ought to be,o!e thorough !asters of that 3,ri&ture= and that 3,ri&ture should be,o!e our !aster. 9oti,e 4hat it says D / n nothing be anBious./ 7ou see= you are in a &la,e of rest. /"ut in everything by &rayer and su&&li,ation 4ith than#sgiving= let your re>uests be !ade #no4n unto %od./ Why are you full of than#sgiving; Why is your heart filled 4ith &ea,e and rest; Why are you so

@oyful; "e,ause you #no4 that 4hatsoever you as# the Father in 8esus? 9a!e 0e 4ill give it you. (ven to srael 0e said= /Call unto !e and 4ill ans4er you and sho4 you great and !ighty things 4hi,h thou #no4est not./ 7ou are not under the La4< you are a 3on. 7ou are an heir< you are a !e!ber of the "ody= and 0e has invited you to ,o!e boldly to the Throne of %ra,e= and you have a,,usto!ed yourself to standing in 0is &resen,e. 3o no4 you are not anBious< you have believed. #no4 the ,hild is si,#. The do,tors have given hi! u& to die= but you &rayed for hi!. 7our heart is filled 4ith than#sgiving and you are &raising the Father. 7our relatives and loved ones ,an?t understand you. They 4his&er that 5other is beside herself. 7ou are not< you are beside the 5aster. The /Lo= a! 4ith you al4ays/ is a reality to you. 7ou have entered into your Rest. 7ou #no4 that no 4ord fro! %od is void of fulfill!ent= and that in every 4ord there is Ability to !a#e good. 7ou have &rayed and you than# 0i! for the ans4er. /The ans4er is @ust as sure as the sun is to shine in the !orning. 7ou have !ade your re>uests #no4n unto the Father and no4 the !ira,le ha&&ens. The &ea,e of %od 4hi,h &asseth all understanding has ta#en &ossession of your heart and your thoughts in Christ 8esus. 7ou haven?t a thought of 4orry or ,are. 7ou haven?t a burden. 'et. $ D* illustrates this &erfe,tlyD /Casting all your anBiety u&on hi!= be,ause he ,areth for you./ 7ou are not

interested in the roaring of the adversary= nor the >uestioning of your friends= or the doubts of other &eo&le. 7ou #no4 that your eB&e,tation is fro! 0i!. 7ou rest on 0is Word. 7ou have entered into 0is Rest. When 8esus &rayed= that settled it. There 4as no !ore tal# about it. The ans4er had to ,o!e. /Whatsoever ye as# the Father in !y na!e= he 4ill give it you./ That settles it. 7ou as#ed= didn?t you; Well= the ans4er is on the 4ay. 7ou are ,areful for nothing no4. 7ou #no4 that you and the Father are 4or#ing together. They ,an?t fen,e you in 4ith ,ir,u!stan,es. 'hil. 4D11A13= /9o= have learned in 4hatever ,ondition a!= to be inde&endent of ,ir,u!stan,es. / a! s,hooled to bear the de&ths of &overty= a! s,hooled to bear abundan,e. / n life as a 4hole= and in all its ,ir,u!stan,es= have !astered the se,ret of livingAho4 to be the sa!e a!idst re&letion and starvation= a!idst abundan,e and &rivation. / a! e>ual to every lot= through the hel& of 0i! 4ho gives !e strength./ EWay Trans.F 7ou see= you have ,o!e into the &la,e 4here ,ir,u!stan,es no longer terrify= 4here the 4ord of !an is but the 4ord of !an to you. The 4ord of a do,tor is only the 4ord based on sense eviden,e. The Word of %od liveth and abideth. /9o 4ord fro! %od is void of fulfill!ent./

The Word of %od is s&ea#ing to you. To you= the Word and %od are one. 7ou haven?t learned to se&arate 8esus fro! 0is 4ords. /The 4ords that s&ea#= they are 3&irit and they are Life./ That is= they deal 4ith your s&irit nature and they give life and vi,tory and &ea,e and rest to your soul. 7ou are resting in the 4ord. On,e you rested in the 4ord of !an= but you found that there 4as no rest for you. 9o4 you are resting in 0is Rest. 7ou see= it is the end of the fear of 3atan= for he has been defeated. t is the end of the fear of si,#ness= for by 0is stri&es you are healed. t is the end of la,#< you fear it no longer. /7our heavenly Father #no4eth that ye have need of all these things./ Want and fear have sto&&ed being as far as you are ,on,erned. 7ou never thin# of your 4ea#ness= for 8esus has be,o!e your ability. The %reater One is living in you. t is the end of ignoran,e. 7ou have studied the 'auline Revelation until it has be,o!e a &art of your #no4ledge= of your very life. 1 Col. 1 D.A 12 in the translation a! giving you no4= should be a &art of your life. t says= / do not ,ease to &ray and !a#e re>uest for you that ye !ay be filled 4ith the eBa,t #no4ledge of his 4ill in all s&iritual 4isdo! and understanding./ Can you see the breadth of that; 7ou #no4 0is 4ill. 7ou are filled 4ith /eBa,t

#no4ledge/ of the Father?s 4ill in all your life. 7ou are filled 4ith Wisdo! to use the :no4ledge that you have gained in your study of the Word. That Wisdo! has enabled you to 4al# 4orthy unto the Lord in all &leasing. 7ou have rea,hed the &la,e 4here you are bearing fruit in every good 4or#. t is the fruit of Righteousness. 7ou have be,o!e s#illed in the Word of Righteousness. 7ou #no4 your rights and &rivileges before the Throne= and you have Faith?s fearlessness to enter the Father?s &resen,e any ti!e= any4here= and !a#e your re>uests #no4n. 7ou lounge around in the Throne Roo! visiting 4ith the Father and 8esus. 7ou are !ore fa!iliar 4ith your Father and 8esus than you are 4ith those 4ith 4ho! you have asso,iated for years. hear your heart 4his&er= / #no4 0i! in 4ho! have believed./ 9o4 you 4al# 4orthy of the Lord and you are &leasing 0i!. 7ou have be,o!e a Father &leaser as 8esus 4as. E8ohn +D2.F. / &lease the Father in all that do=/ saith the 5aster. 7ou are in,reasing= as you study the Word= in that (Ba,t :no4ledge of the Father. t is a 4onderful life you are living be,ause the Wonder One is in you. The Wonder One is your Tea,her. "ut hear the 11th verseD /5ade strong 4ith 0is ability a,,ording to the !ight of his glory./ This

has given you steadfastness. Where other &eo&le are brea#ing do4n and going to &ie,es= you are steadfast < you are i!!ovable. 7ou are al4ays abounding in the 4or# of the Lord. 7ou are strengthened for longAsuffering. 'eo&le ,an?t understand ho4 you &ut u& 4ith things. 7ou 4his&er to the!= /All things 4or# together for good to !e be,ause a! in 0is 4ill= and the very ,ir,u!stan,es that rob you of your rest= in,rease !y rest. /The very o&&osition that destroyed your faith= builds !ine< and you ,an?t understand 4hy a! filled 4ith @oy uns&ea#able and full of glory. /0e and are laboring together. / a! a &arta#er of 0is Faith. breath in 0is very Life./ There 4as a steadfastness and a >uietness about 8esus that has sto&&ed being a 4onder to !e. t has be,o!e !y very @oy for have entered into it= and a! in,reasing ,ontinually in this eBa,t :no4ledge of !y rights and &rivileges in Christ. This is the reason that / a! giving than#s unto the Father 4ho has given !e the Ability to en@oy !y share of the inheritan,e of the saints in light./ 7ou see= not only en@oy it but a! able to tell others and 1 give the! a hunger after it= and then a! able to sho4 the! the se,ret of entering into it. 7ou re!e!ber Col. 2D2A3= don?t you; /That their hearts !ay be ,o!forted= they being #nit together in love= and unto all ri,hes of the full assuran,e of understanding./ The fullness of assuran,e. That is

4onderful= isn?t it; That !a#es you thin# of Col. 2D. /For in hi! d4elleth all the fullness of the %odhead bodily= and in hi! ye are !ade full/ or ,o!&lete. 0e !ade !e that 4ay. ,ouldn?t do it. 0e too# !e over and 0e built 0is fullness= 0is ,o!&leteness into !e. 9o4 a! re@oi,ing in the /full assuran,e of understanding= that they !ay #no4 the !ystery of %od= even Christ./ 9o4 hear this third verseD / n 4ho! are all the treasures of 4isdo! and #no4ledge hidden./ 9o4 a! going to ta#e you ba,# to 'rov. 21D2*D /The s&irit of !an is the la!& of 8ehovah= sear,hing all his inner!ost &arts./ All the treasures of Wisdo! and :no4ledge and Love and %ra,e are hidden treasure ,ha!bers of Christ. 0e lighted u& !y s&irit as a la!& and 4ent do4n into the hidden treasure ,ha!bers of Christ= and found the ri,hes of 0is %ra,e. be,a!e an eB&lorer of the hidden things in Christ= and 0is Light lighted the 4ay into the!. 9o4 be,o!e a &ossessor of these ri,hes. They are !ine and live in the fullness of !y ri,hes in Christ. 3ee= they belong to us. There is no &la,e for &overty in 0i! The Father never !ade a 4ea# Christian. 0e has no &leasure in our 4ea#ness. 3o!e of us have thought that all the trials that ,o!e to us are %odA sent. They are not. The Father doesn?t need the devil to &urify and beautify 0is o4n. 9o= these trials and diffi,ulties are all 3atanAins&ired= and %od has given us Ability to #no4 this no4= and so 4e are ta#ing our &la,e and rebu#ing the author of our troubles and

,o!!anding hi! to leave us alone. We have found a strange= s4eet >uietness in the heart of Love. 7ou see= 4e have entered into our Rest. There is no un&ersuadableness in our hearts. 9o !atter ho4 big the thing= ho4 diffi,ult to hu!an reasoning= ho4 !any ti!es sense #no4ledge re@e,ts it= a! &ersuaded by the very Living Word that 0e is able to lead !e into all the ri,hes of the finished 4or# of Christ= and be,ause #no4 this= have yielded !y s&irit to the Lordshi& of Love. have allo4ed the Word to d4ell in !e ri,hly= and have ,o!e to #no4 the Reality of these !ighty Truths of Rede!&tion.

/ T s Finished/
'(R0A'3 no one senten,e fro! the li&s of the 5aster has been !ore !isunderstood than the one that lie uttered on the ,rossA/ t is finished./ 5ost of us have believed that 0e !eant 0e had finished 0is Rede!&tive 4or#= but that is not true. 0is 4or# as a 3ubstitute 4as @ust beginning and it 4as not ,onsu!!ated until 0is blood 4as a,,e&ted in the 3u&re!e Court of the -niverse= and 0e had sat do4n at the right hand of the 5a@esty on 0igh. "ut you as#= What did 0e !ean then by / t is finished/; t !eant that 0e had fulfilled the Abraha!i, Covenant= of 4hi,h 0e= you re!e!ber= 4as a &art. 0e 4as born of Abraha!?s sto,#. 0e 4as ,ir,u!,ised as a ,hild and ,a!e into the Abraha!i, Covenant. 0e had gro4n u& under the la4s that governed the sraelitish &eo&le= 4ho 4ere ,hildren of the Covenant. There are only t4o real Covenants in the WordAthe Old Covenant and the 9e4Athe Abraha!i, Covenant and the 9e4 Covenant in Christ. %od ,ut that first Covenant 4ith Abraha!. Why do 4e use the 4ord /,ut a ,ovenantA; "e,ause the 0e bre4 4ord !eans to /,ut a ,ovenant./ 9early all ,ovenants !ade bet4een !en as re,orded in the 3,ri&ture and as observed a!ong &ri!itive &eo&les= 4ere sole!niGed by bloodAletting.

3tanley gives us gra&hi, &i,tures of ,ovenants that he ,ut 4ith ,hieftains in the heart of Afri,a. When &reli!inaries had been finished= 3tanley?s ,o!&anion offered his 4rist to the 'riest= 4ho !ade an in,ision. The son of the Chief that 4as to be his re&resentative= offered his 4rist and blood 4as let. Then the t4o 4rists 4ere rubbed together and ea,h one tasted the blood of the other. 9o4 these t4o !en be,a!e blood brothers. 3tanley and that ,hieftain had be,o!e blood brothers by substitution. n Afri,a= 3tanley and Livingston both ,onfessed that they had never #no4n of a ,ovenant sole!niGed li#e this to be bro#en. For a !an to brea# it= sealed his o4n death 4arrant= for the tribe 4ould not &er!it hi! to live and ,urse the!. 3o the Abraha!i, Covenant 4as the !ost sa,red ,ovenant #no4n to &ri!itive &eo&les. Cir,u!,ision &er!itted the! to ,o!e into the Covenant= for 4hen a ,hild 4as ,ir,u!,ised= the &riest 4ould tou,h that blood to his tongue and that ,hild be,a!e a ,hild of the Abraha!i, Covenant. When srael had ,rossed the Red 3ea and gone into the 4ilderness= %od gave the! a La4Athe Ten Co!!and!ents. t 4as the La4 of the Covenant. 0e gave the! a &riesthood be,ause the La4 4as bro#en and it !eant

death to the!. 3o 4ith the &riesthood ,a!e Atone!entAa ,overing for that bro#en la4= for the 0ebre4 4ord translated Atone!ent !eans /to ,over./ Really= it has no other signifi,an,e. Theologians have read all #inds of things into it= but it stands si!&ly as a ,overing for srael be,ause they 4ere s&iritually dead. They have bro#en the La4 and it !eant death to the! if it 4ere not ,overed. 3o 4hen 8esus ,a!e= 0is first 4or# 4as to fulfill that Abraha!i, Covenant and set it aside. 9eBt= the 'riesthood and the sa,rifi,e and the La4 4ere fulfilled and set aside. The "oo# of 0ebre4s ,overs this ground very ,learly. Ro!ans and %alatians also &rove beyond the shado4 of a doubt that 8esus fulfilled that First Covenant= the La4= the 'riesthood and the 3a,rifi,es= so that 4hen 0e hung on the ,ross 0e ,ould say= / t is finished./ The 4or# that 4as not finished until 0e sat do4n at the right hand of the Father= 4as 0is 4or# as a 3ubstitute. 0e had to die for the sins under the First Covenant= and 0e had to die for our sins= so 0is 3ubstitution &oints both 4ays ba,# to the in,e&tion of the Abraha!i, Covenant= on to the %reat White Throne 8udg!ent. n other ,ha&ters in this boo# 4e have sho4n you ho4 4e 4ere dentified 4ith Christ in 0is 3ubstitution be,ause 0e died as our 3ubstitute.

0e suffered as our 3ubstitute. Our ini>uities and our diseases 4ere laid u&on 0i!. 0e 4as !ade sin 4ith our sin. Theologians tell us that they 4ere /re,#oned to 0i!./ f they 4ere only re,#oned to 0i!= then Rede!&tion is only re,#oned to us and 4ee are not Redee!ed. f Righteousness is only re,#oned to us= then (ternal Life and the 9e4 Creation are only re,#oned to us. n 1 Cor. 1$D3 it says 0e died for our sinsD /For delivered unto you first of all that 4hi,h also re,eivedD that Christ died for our sins a,,ording to the s,ri&tures./ /0i! 4ho #ne4 no sin 0e !ade to be sin on our behalfD that 4e !ight be,o!e the righteousness of %od in 0i!./ E2 Cor. $D21.F /"ut no4 a&art fro! the la4 a righteousness of %od hath been !anifested= being 4itnessed by the la4 and the &ro&hets< even the righteousness of %od through faith in 8esus Christ unto all the! that believe< for there is no distin,tion< for all have sinned= and fall short of the glory of %od< being @ustified freely by 0is gra,e through the rede!&tion that is in Christ 8esusD 4ho! %od sent forth to be a &ro&itiation= through faith= in 0is blood= to sho4 0is righteousness be,ause of the &assing over of the sins done aforeti!e= in the forbearan,e of %odD for the sho4ing= say= of 0is righteousness at this &resent seasonD that he !ight hi!self be @ust= and the @ustifier of hi! that bath faith in 8esus./ ERo!. 3D21A 2).F

This sho4s beyond the shado4 of a doubt that Christ 4as a,tually our 3ubstitute= too# our &la,e= &aid the &enalty of the sins under the First Covenant and !et the de!ands of @usti,e for us so that the 9e4 "irth ,ould be,o!e a legal fa,t. E 4ish you 4ould read !y boo#= /The Father and 0is Fa!ily=/ for there 4e ,lear u& the &roble! of the legal side of the &lan of Rede!&tion as 4e ,annot in this volu!e.F 0e not only had !ade our Rede!&tion and our Righteousness a legal fa,t= but 0e !ade it &ossible for %od to Re,reate us= ta#e us into 0is Fa!ily= honor us as 3ons and 6aughters on legal grounds. When 8esus said= / t is finished/ on the ,ross= 4e ,an no4 understand very ,learly that 0e had no referen,e 4hatever of dealing 4ith the sin &roble!= the Rede!&tion &roble!= and the &utting to naught of 3atan= as 'aul tells us in 0eb. 2D14. 4ant you to understand ,learly that there are three &hases of Christ?s 4or# ,onne,ted 4ith our Rede!&tion. First= 4as 0is 4or# that 0e 4rought in 0is earth 4al#= dealing 4ith the First Covenant and everything that &ertained to it. 3e,ond= 0is 3ubstitutionary 4or# that began 4hen 0e 4as !ade sin on the ,ross and 4as ,onsu!!ated 4hen 0e ,arried 0is blood into the 0eavenly 0oly of 0olies and it 4as a,,e&ted there for us. And third= 0is !inistry today at the right hand of the 5a@esty on 0igh. That !inistry has to deal 4ith the &reservation and

,are of the Chur,h. 0e is there as our great 0igh 'riest= as the 3urety of the Covenant= as our 3avior= as our 5ediator= our Advo,ate= and our Lord.

8esus At The Right 0and Of The Father


3(2(RAL ti!es the Word tells us that 8esus sat do4n at the right hand of the 5a@esty on 0igh. 0eb. 1 D3 is a good illustration. /Who being the effulgen,e of his glory= and the very i!age of his substan,e= and u&holding all things by the 4ord of his &o4er= 4hen he had !ade substitution for sins= sat do4n on the right hand of the 5a@esty on high./ Again= in 0eb. +D1A2D /9o4 in the things 4hi,h 4e are saying= the ,hief &oint is thisD We have su,h a high &riest= 4ho sat do4n on the right hand of the throne of the 5a@esty in the heavens= a !inister of the san,tuary= and of the true taberna,le= 4hi,h the Lord &it,hed= not !an. There is another eB&ression ,onne,ted 4ith 0is heavenly !inistry that 4e ought to noti,e. 0eb. .D12= this ,lause D /0e entered in on,e for all into the holy &la,e= having obtained eternal rede!&tion./ t 4as a /on,e for all/ !inistry. 0eb. *D2* gives us the sa!e thought D /For this he did on,e for all= 4hen he offered u& hi!self./ These t4o eB&ressions are ,onne,ted 4ith 0is heavenly !inistry. 7ou re!e!ber there are t4o &hases of Christ?s !inistry. One is 0is 3ubstitutionary 4or# fro! the ,ross until 0e arose

fro! the dead. n those three days and three nights 0e settled the sin &roble!= ,on>uered the adversary= !ade the 9e4 "irth a &ossibility= and !ade Righteousness available to every &erson 4ho re,eives (ternal Life. 0is 4or# at the right hand of the Father is 4hat 4e !ight ,all a !anifold 4or#. We !ust learn to a&&re,iate the value of 0is !inistry no4 at the right hand of the Father on our behalf. 0e unveiled it to !e very ,learly= that had 8esus sto&&ed 0is 4or# after 0e had done this great 3ubstitutionary 5inistry fro! the ,ross to 0is Resurre,tion= had it ended there= no one ,ould ever have been saved. The neBt ste& in the dra!a had to be the ,arrying of 0is blood into the 0eavenly 0oly of 0olies and !a#ing the (ternal Rede!&tion for us. 7ou re!e!ber in 8ohn 21= 4hen 5ary sa4 0i!= she fell do4n at 0is feet and tried to gras& the!. 8esus said to her tenderly= /Tou,h !e not for a! not yet as,ended unto !y Father./ What did 0e !ean; 0e arose as the Lord 0igh 'riest. 7ou re!e!ber in 5att. 2+D)= the angels said to the 4o!en 4ho ,a!e to the se&ul,hre= /7ou see# 8esus 4ho 4as ,ru,ified D he is not here for he is risen. Co!e= see the &la,e 4here the Lord lay./ 0e died a La!b= but 0e arose as the Lord. Lordshi& !eans absolute !astery and do!inion. 8esus died in 4ea#ness< 0e arose 4ith all the authority and &o4er

and !a@esty of 6eity. 0e had ,on>uered the dar# for,es of 3atan. 0e had dealt 4ith the sin &roble! and redee!ed hu!anity. 0e !ade (ternal Life a &ossibility and 3onshi& a glory. 9o4 0e says to 5ary= /Tou,h !e not./ Why; 0e had not ,arried 0is blood into 0eaven yet and sealed the do,u!ent of our Rede!&tion. The ,lai!s of 8usti,e had not been !et. 8esus Our 0igh 'riest 0eb. 2D1*= /Wherefore it behooved hi! in all things to be !ade li#e unto his brethren= that he !ight be,o!e a !er,iful and faithful high &riest in things &ertaining to %od= to !a#e &ro&itiation for the sins of the &eo&le./ The ,lai!s of @usti,e had to be !et first. %od had to be vindi,ated before the 3u&re!e Court of the -niverse. 0e had given 0is 3on to Redee! the hu!an ra,e. That 3on had died as a 3ubstitute. 0e had risen as the Lord 0igh 'riest of a 9e4 Covenant. 7ou understand= 0e had fulfilled the Old Covenant and there had been the annulling of the 'riesthood and the La4 of the 3a,rifi,es 4ith the Old Covenant. 9o4 a 9e4 Covenant has ,o!e into being and there !ust be a ne4 'riesthood. There !ust be a 9e4 La4. The old 'riesthood 4as to deal 4ith servants. The ne4 'riesthood is to deal 4ith 3ons. The old 'riesthood had the Ten Co!!and!ents ,alled /The La4 of 6eath./ The 9e4 Covenant has but one ,o!!and!ent= /The La4 of Life./ 8ohn 13D34A3$= /A ne4 ,o!!and!ent give unto you that

ye love one another even as have loved you./ 8esus As 5ediator The first !inistry that 8esus too# after 0e had ,arried 0is blood into the 0eavenly 0oly of 0olies= 4as that of a 5ediator. 0eb. .D12 E a! giving you another translation of this 4onderful 3,ri&tureF D /9or yet 4ith the blood of goats and ,alves= but 4ith his o4n blood. entered in on,e for all into the holy &la,e= having obtained (ternal rede!&tion./ 0e 4ent in 4ith 0is o4n blood and that blood is the seal u&on the do,u!ent of our Rede!&tion./ 0eb. .D24 says= /0e entered heaven itself no4 to a&&ear before the fa,e of %od for us./ 0is 0igh 'riestly !inistry is over= as far as our Rede!&tion is ,on,erned. 0is 4or# is finished. 0e said /it is finished/ on the ,ross= but that didn?t have referen,e to 0is 3ubstitutionary 4or#. That had referen,e to 0is finishing 0is 4or# of fulfilling the First Covenant and everything that &ertained to it. The 'riesthood= the 3a,rifi,e= the Atone!ent and the La4 all that 4as finished. They no longer 4ere o&erative. 9o4 the te!&le ,an be destroyed D the 'riesthood ,an ,ease to fun,tion= be,ause their Covenant on 4hi,h everything 4as founded has been fulfilled and set aside.

8esus The 3avior


The neBt offi,e that 8esus fills is that of a 3avior. Titus 2D11A11= /9ot &urloining= but sho4ing all good fidelity< that they !ay adorn the do,trine of %od our 3avior in all things. For the gra,e of %od bath a&&eared= bringing salvation to all !en./ 8esus is %od?s 3avior. A,ts 4D12= /For there is no other na!e under heaven= that is given a!ong !en= 4hereby 4e !ust be saved./ 9o !an ,an save hi!self. 9o !an ,an !a#e hi!self Righteous or give to hi!self (ternal Life. There is but one 3aviorAthe !an Christ 8esus= 4ho gave 0i!self a ranso! for us all. 0e !ight be a 3avior< 0e !ight be %od?s o4n 3avior= but 0is 4or# of salvation 4ould be li!ited and of no real value unless there 4as a 5ediator bet4een %od and !an. 0o4 often 4e hear in evangelisti, !eetings= an invitation to ,o!e to 8esus and get sins &ardoned. f the one 4ho invites the unsaved understood the %lad Tidings= he 4ould never s&ea# li#e that. t is not ,o!ing to 8esus but it is going to %od through 8esus. 1 Ti!. 2D$= /For there is one %od= one !ediator also bet4een %od and !en= hi!self !an= Christ 8esus= 4ho gave hi!self a ranso! for all./ -ntil 4e

re,ogniGe the 5ediatorial !inistry of 8esus= our !inistry 4ill be ,ra!&ed. 9o !an ,an rea,h the Father but through 0i!. 8ohn 14D). / a! the 4ay= the truth= and the Life. 9o one ,an rea,h the Father but through !e./ 8esus there is !agnifying 0is &osition as a 5ediator. What the sinner needs is (ternal Life and re!ission of his tres&asses. 0e !ust he !ade a 9e4 Creation= but he ,annot a&&roa,h %od. 0e has no standing 4ith %od. When Ada! sinned in the %arden= he forfeited his legal right of a&&roa,h to %od. 8esus= by 0is great 3ubstitutionary 4or#= &ur,hased the right to be the 5ediator bet4een the una&&roa,hable %od and the sinAruled sinner. When the unsaved !an !a#es his a&&roa,h today= he 4ants to rea,h %od. 0e 4ants (ternal Life. 0e 4ants the 4i&ing out of all his old sins. 8esus sits there as the 5ediator bet4een %od and !an. 0e ,an be tou,hed 4ith the feeling of the infir!ities of that lost 4orld for 4hi,h 0e died. The nter,essor. 0e is not only the 5ediator bet4een %od and !an= but the !o!ent that the unsaved !an a,,e&ts 0i! as his 3avior= then 0e be,o!es his nter,essor. 0o4 ha&&y !y heart 4as 4hen first #ne4 this. had so!eone to &ray for !e that #ne4 the Father 4ould hear. re!e!ber 4hat 8esus said as 0e stood before the to!b of LaGarus E8ohn 11D41F D

/And 8esus lifted u& his eyes= and said= Father= than# thee that thou heardest !e. And #no4 that thou hearest !e al4ays./ have so!eone no4 to vou,h for nee= so!eone 4ho never forgets !e. 0eb. *D2$= /Wherefore also he is able to save to the utter!ost the! that ,o!e unto %od by hi!= seeing he ever liveth to= !a#e inter,ession for the!./ 0ere is a &re,ious fa,t. The %ree# 4ord that is used= /saved/ here= is /3oGo=/ 4hi,h ,an be translated /heal=/ and it is rightly used be,ause sin is si,#ness. 6isease is si,#ness= and 8esus ,a!e to /3oGo/ us out of the hand of the ene!y. sn?t it 4onderful that 0e ever lives to !a#e inter,ession for us< to heal us of &hysi,al and s&iritual diseases< to restore our bro#en s&irits and to hold us in the hour of te!&tation and trial; 9ot only is 8esus our great nter,essor. love to thin# of 0i! as a 0igh 'riestly nter,essor= but 0e is !ore than that.

Our Advo,ate
8ohn 2D1A2 says= /5y little ,hildren= these things 4rite unto you that ye !ay not sin. And if any !an sin= 4e have an Advo,ate 4ith the Father= 8esus Christ the righteous./ That is a re!ar#able eB&ression and it is a 4onderful !inistry. There 0e sits at the right hand of the Father= as the sinner?s 3avior= as the believer?s 5ediator= but no4 the believer is out of fello4shi&. The adversary has gained do!inion over hi!. 0e is under ,onde!nation. t see!s as though his heart 4ould brea#= and then he re!e!bers in the !idst of his sorro4 and grief that 8esus is his Advo,ate= his la4yer= 4ho ever lives= not only to !a#e inter,ession for hi!= but 0e is there to a&&ear before the Father on his behalf. 3o the believer lifts u& his voi,e and ,ries= /Father= in 8esus? 9a!e= forgive !e=/ and his great Advo,ate 4his&ers= /Father= lay that to !y ,harge./ 3o everything is 4i&ed out and on,e !ore he ,an stand before the Father 4ithout ,onde!nation. 7ou see= 0e is ,alled the Righteous Advo,ate= be,ause the believer that has sinned has lost the sense of Righteousness and his Righteousness is of no avail to hi! as long as his heart is under ,onde!nation. Then he needs his Righteous Advo,ate= 4ho ,an go into the Father?s &resen,e and !a#e an a&&eal for

hi! and restore that lost @oy and the sense of Righteousness again. 7ou see= the &resent !inistry of 8esus is of infinite value to the believer.

8esus Our Lord


9ot only is 0e 3avior= nter,essor and Advo,ate= but 0e is our Lord and 0ead. Col. 2D)A*= noti,e this translation D /As therefore ye re,eived Christ 8esus the Lord= so 4al# in hi!= rooted and builded u& in hi!= and established in your faith= even as ye 4ere taught= abounding in than#sgiving./ read that over and over !any ti!es. That s,ri&ture 4as li#e a storehouse filled 4ith &ri,eless treasure= but ,ouldn?t see! to get a #ey to it. Then this translation ,a!e. Then sa4 4hat it !eant. 0e 4anted !e to be rooted and established in the reality of the Lordshi& of 8esus over !e. When first began to study about 0is Lordshi&= 4as afraid of 0i!. had a feeling that it !eant slavery to !e= but it didn?t. t !eant @ust 4hat the 23rd 'sal! says= /The Lord is !y she&herd. shall not 4ant./ li#e the other rendering betterD /8ehovah is !y 3he&herd= do not 4ant./ Why; 0e !a#eth !e to lie do4n in green &astures 4here food is abundant= 4here 4ater is near !e= 4here a! fully &rote,ted fro! the ele!ents and fro! !y ene!ies.

0e s 5y 'resent 3he&herd Lord


The 4ord Lord !eans "readA&rovider= 3hield and 'rote,tor. 0e is all that a husband ,an !ean to his 4ife. 0e is all that a lover ,an !ean to his beloved. The Father 4ants !e to be rooted and grounded and built u& this blessed Truth. 0e 4ants !y faith to rest u&on absolute ,ertainty of the Lordshi& of 8esus over !e. Then !y heart 4ill be full of abounding @oy and than#sgiving. 7ou see= until 4e #no4 about the Lordshi& of 8esus at the right hand of the Father= there 4ill never be that >uiet restfulness in our s&irit. 7ou ,an find that &ra,ti,ally all the believers that are living beneath their &rivileges= are having a hard ti!e in their s&iritual life. They have never been instru,ted in the !inistry of 8esus at the right hand of the Father. 7ears ago held a blessed ,a!&aign in 5on,ton= 9. ".= Canada. 5onths after4ards returned for another ,a!&aign= and as#ed the ,ongregation= /What truth hel&ed you the !ost;/ 5any voi,es ans4ered ba,#= /7our tea,hing about 8esus? !inistry at the right hand of the Father./ 8esus= the 3urety of the 9e4 Covenant 0e is not only our 0igh 'riest= 3avior= nter,essor= Advo,ate and Lord= but there is another &ri,eless !inistry of !y seated Lord.

0e is the /3urety of the 9e4 Covenant./ 0eb. *D1+= /For there is a disannulling of a foregoing ,o!!and!ent be,ause of its 4ea#ness and un&rofitableness Efor the la4 !ade nothing &erfe,tF= and a bringing in thereu&on of a better ho&e= through 4hi,h 4e dra4 nigh unto %od./ "y a single stro#e 0e has ,leared u& the issue of that First Covenant and the La4. "e,ause of their 4ea#ness they ,ould not !a#e !en Righteous< they ,ould not !a#e !en holy< they ,ould not give (ternal Life. 0eb. 11D1A3 4ill thro4 !u,h light on this. /For the la4 having a shado4 of the good things to ,o!e= not the very i!age of the things= ,an never 4ith the sa!e sa,rifi,es year by year= 4hi,h they offer ,ontinually= !a#e &erfe,t the! that dra4 nigh. /(lse 4ould they not have ,eased to be offered; be,ause the 4orshi&&ers= having been on,e ,leansed= 4ould have had no !ore ,ons,iousness of sins. /"ut in those sa,rifi,es there is a re!e!bran,e !ade of sin year by year. /For it is i!&ossible that the blood of bulls and goats should ta#e a4ay sins./ "ut there has ,o!e a 9e4 Covenant= and on the basis of that 9e4 Covenant 4e !ay be "orn Again= born of 0eaven= born of %od= re,eive the 9ature and Life of the Father %od. We !ay be,o!e the very Righteousness of %od in 0i!. Can anyone overesti!ate the value of su,h a Covenant. This is a

Covenant of Love= a Covenant of Life= a Covenant of the 9e4 Creation. 0eb. *D21A24= /And inas!u,h as it is not 4ithout the ta#ing of an oath Efor they indeed have been !ade &riests 4ithout an oath < but lie 4ith an oath by hi! that saith of hi!= The Lord s4are and 4ill not re&ent hi!self= Thou art a &riest for= everF./ 7ou see= 8esus 4as outside of the &riestly fa!ily. They be,a!e &riests by being born into the &riesthood naturally. The oldest son 4as al4ays the 0igh 'riest. "ut 8esus 4as a 'riest by an oathAof 8ehovah. /The Lord s4are and 4ill not re&ent hi!self= Thou art a &riest for ever./ 9o4 noti,e this great senten,eD /"y so !u,h also hath 8esus be,o!e the surety of a better ,ovenant. And they indeed have been !ade &riests !any in nu!ber= be,ause that by death they are hindered fro! ,ontinuing< but he= be,ause he abideth forever= hath his &riesthood un,hangeable./ There is a &riest 4ho abideth forever as the surety of this 9e4 Covenant. "a,# of this 9e4 Covenant then= 4hat 4e ,all the 9e4 Testa!ent= 4e have 8esus as its 3urety. Fro! 5att. to Rev. 22= 8esus and 0is throne are ba,# of every 4ord. /9o 4ord fro! %od ,an be void of fulfill!ent./ 9o4 you ,an >uote 8er. 1 D12D /1 4at,h over !y 4ord to fulfill it./ 8esus ,an say= /0eaven and earth ,an &ass a4ay= but !y 4ord ,an never &ass a4ay./ That

is the Word of the 9e4 Covenant. 0is blood is the red seal u&on the do,u!ent of this Covenant. On the ground of the integrity of that indissoluble ,ovenant= you and ,an build a Faith that ,annot be sha#en. /0e 3at 6o4n/ 9o4 you ,an understand 4hat this beautiful eB&ression !eans that is used so !any ti!es in 0ebre4sA/0e sat do4n./ We go ba,# to 0eb. 1 D3 and feast our s&irits u&on it. /Who= being the effulgen,e of his glory Eor the very outshining of his gloryF= and the very i!age of his substan,e= and u&holding all things by the 4ord of his ability./ The 4ord translated &o4er !eans /ability. All the ability of 6eity is ba,# of that Covenant. 9o4 noti,e ,arefullyD /When he had !ade &urifi,ation Eor substitutionF for sins= sat do4n on the right hand of the 5a@esty on high./ 0e is in the highest seat in the universe and holds the highest offi,e in the universe= and 0e is !y Lord. 0e is the head of the "ody= and /of 0is fullness have 4e all re,eived= and gra,e u&on gra,e./ 0o4 ri,h 4e are. We ,an never again tal# of our la,#= of our 4ea#ness= of our un4orthiness= be,ause that great 3ubstitutionary sa,rifi,e that 0e 4rought for us has guaranteed to us (ternal Life= and a standing 4ith the Father= vi,tory over our ene!ies= &ea,e &asseth all understanding= @oy beyond 4ords. All are ours be,ause of 4hat 0e is for us no4 at the right hand of the 5a@esty on 0igh.

Why 9atural 5an Cannot :no4 0i!self


5A9 in the %arden lived in the real! of the s&irit. 0e had &erfe,t fello4shi& 4ith %od. 0is s&irit do!inated hi!. Then sin ,a!e and he 4as driven fro! the &resen,e of %od. Fro! that !o!ent he lived under the do!ination of his senses. These five senses be,a!e his !aster. 0is s&irit lost do!inion the !o!ent that he be,a!e s&iritually dead= a &arta#er of 3atan?s nature. This= you understand= ha&&ened 4hen he sinned. The real !an is a s&irit being= but the !o!ent that s&iritual death too# &ossession of his s&irit= his senses do!inated. 0e lost his a&&roa,h to %od the !o!ent that he sinned. The nature that he re,eived !ade hi! antagonisti, to %od. Ro!. +D*= /"e,ause the !ind of the senses is en!ity against %od< for it is not sub@e,t to the la4 of %od= neither indeed ,an it beD so they that are governed by the senses ,annot &lease %od./ This translation of the %ree# 4ord 3arB to /senses/ instead of /flesh=/ gives us the true intent of the 4ord. 7ou re!e!ber 1 Cor. 2D14 de,lares= /9o4 the natural !an Ethe !an of the sensesF re,eiveth not the things of the 3&irit of %odD for they are foolishness unto hi!< and he ,annot #no4 the!= be,ause they are s&iritually understood./

3o 4hen !an fell and his s&irit re,eived the nature of the adversary= he really be,a!e a stranger to hi!self. 0e is a s&irit being and is no longer do!inated by hi!self but by his body in 4hi,h he lives. t !ade hi! a slave to his body instead of a !aster over it. 7ou understand that 4hen this thing ha&&ened in the %arden= he lost ,onta,t 4ith %od= lost his ability to a&&roa,h 0i!= and he 4ent out into the 4orld to live by his senses. We have a !odern saying= that /!an lives by his 4its./ That is another 4ay of eB&ressing the sa!e fa,t. We #no4 that !an ,annot ,onta,t %od through his reasoning fa,ulties< that his only ,onta,t 4ith 0i! is 4ith his s&irit. 0aving died s&iritually= he is unable to !a#e this ,onta,t. t is very diffi,ult for !an?s language to ,onvey %od?s thought. The 0ebre4 language is a dead language and it is a li!ited language. We have !any 4ords for 4hi,h the 0ebre4 language has no e>uivalent. For instan,e= the 4ord /Rua,h=/ translated s&irit= ,an !ean air= anger= blast= breath= ,ool= ,ourage= !ind= >uarters= side= s&irit= te!&est= 4ind= vain= 4indy< and in one &la,e it has been translated 4hirl4ind. "y this you ,an see ho4 li!ited the 0ebre4 language 4as to ,onvey %od?s thoughts. That is the reason 4hy the 4ord /Rua,h=/ translated s&irit= is often !isunderstood by the sense #no4ledge of translators. 7ou re!e!ber that !an?s

thoughts are not al4ays %od?s thoughts. 5an 4as Love?s &rodu,t ,reated to be 0is ,hild and ,o!&anion. 0e 4as ,reated in %od?s ,lass of being= in 0is i!age and in 0is li#eness. %od is (ternal. 5an is (ternal. %od is a s&irit. 5an is a s&irit. 5an 4as so Created that he ,ould &arta#e of %od?s 9ature and be,o!e %od?s ,hild. 9o4 !ar# this fa,tD 5an ,annot be s&iritual unless he is a s&irit. 0e ,annot #no4 s&iritual things unless he is a s&irit. 0e ,annot &arta#e of %od?s 9ature unless he is in %od?s ,lass of being. 7ou ,an understand no4 the ,ala!ity that befell !an 4hen his s&irit lost ,ontrol over his senses. n that !o!ent his senses governed his s&irit. All the #no4ledge that natural !an has= has ,o!e through these five avenues of the bodyAseeing= hearing= tasting= s!elling= feeling. The brain has no ,a&a,ity to thin# inde&endent of sense eviden,es. A ,hild that is born 4ithout sight= or hearing= or feeling= 4ould be ,alled an i!be,ile= though its brain 4as as &erfe,t as the brain of any ,hild. That brain had no ,onta,t 4ith the 4orld be,ause the senses failed to fun,tion. 9o4 4e ,an understand that !an?s &hysi,al ,onta,t is 4ith the &hysi,al. 0is !ental ,onta,t is 4ith the !ental. 0is s&irit then ,an ,onta,t only the s&iritual. f !an?s

reasoning fa,ulties ,annot ,onta,t %od= then it is u& to his s&irit to !a#e that ,onta,t. 5an?s reasoning fa,ulties are utterly de&endent u&on the senses. 3ense #no4ledge is unable to ,onta,t his s&irit in any intelligent 4ay until after that s&irit has been Re,reated= re,eived the 9ature of %od= and his reasoning fa,ulties have been rene4ed and brought into har!ony 4ith the Re,reated s&irit. 9o4 4e ,an understand the diffi,ulties of &sy,hologists. 7ou understand this is a study of the !ind of !an= and if the &sy,hologist doesn?t #no4 about the s&irit of !an= about 4hat ha&&ened to the s&irit of !an in the %arden= he 4ill be unable to a&&roa,h this sub@e,t 4ith any ,larity of thought. 5ost of our &sy,hologists deny that !an is a s&irit. 0e is si!&ly a &sy,hi,al or souli,al !an. 0e denies the eBisten,e of the s&irit= and this denial !a#es it i!&ossible for the s&irit to fun,tion. 9o4 you ,an see 4hy natural !an ,annot #no4 hi!self= be,ause he is a s&irit. The senses ,annot register anything of the s&irit or give hi! any s&irit #no4ledge. One 4ho #no4s anato!y and &hysiology !ay not #no4 !u,h about the !ind and he !ay not #no4 !an hi!self. All he #no4s is ,onne,ted 4ith the &hysi,al. 9atural !an is in the sa!e ,ondition.

We ,annot #no4 s&irit or s&iritual things= so he ,annot #no4 hi!self= for he is a s&irit. This is the reason that !odern &sy,hology is oftti!es !isleading. 5odern &sy,hologists are !a@oring fun,tional &sy,hology or &sy,hology based on the study of the five senses and their rea,tion u&on the !ind. The 9e4 Creation !an finds a ne4 self in Christ= and that ne4 self be,o!es al!ost inde&endent of the senses 4hen he ,o!es into ,losest fello4shi& 4ith the Father. /Wherefore= if any !an is in Christ= he is a 9e4 Creation=/ a ne4 self. The real self has been !ade ane4= Re,reated. That !eans his s&irit has been Re,reated. t is i!&erative no4 that the !ind 4hi,h derives all of its i!&ulses= all of its #no4ledge fro! the five senses= should ,o!e under the do!inion of this ne4 Re,reated s&irit or self. This ,an only ,o!e as !an begins to study the Word and then begins to &ra,ti,e and live it. t is a fa,t of great i!&ortan,e that every believer should #no4= that there is no su,h thing as understanding the Word until the !ind is rene4ed. The reason for that is= that the Word is the 4or# of the 0oly 3&irit and it is a s&iritual thing= and sense #no4ledge ,annot understand s&iritual things. 3o it is ne,essary that his !ind be rene4ed and ,o!e into fello4shi& 4ith his s&irit. t is al!ost i!&erative that this Re,reated s&irit should gain the do!inan,e over his reasoning fa,ulties.

7ou #no4 ho4 4e often fight our ,ons,ien,e= and ho4 it is often in o&&osition to our reasoning fa,ulties. That ,ons,ien,e is the voi,e of our s&irit. f 4e should learn to obey our ,ons,ien,e 4e ,ould 4al# ,ontinuously in fello4shi& 4ith the Word and 4ith the Father< but the reason is= 4e have not learned to give our s&irit the &la,e of authority and do!inion that belongs to it. (du,ating Our 3&irits This brings us to another &hase of this study. 7our s&irit ,an be edu,ated @ust as really as the !ind is edu,ated. t ,an be built u& in strength @ust as the body ,an he built u&. That ,o!es by !editation in the Word. "y &ra,ti,ing the Word. "y giving the Word the first &la,e. "y instantly obeying the voi,e of our s&irit. After a4hile you ,an #no4 the 4ill of the Father in all the !inor details of life= be,ause 0e ,o!!uni,ates 4ith your s&irit= not 4ith the reasoning fa,ulties. 7ou #no4 'aul s&ea#s of the !ind of the s&irit. Ro!. +D)= /For the !ind of the senses leads us into the real! of s&iritual death= but the !ind of the s&irit Ethat is our Re,reated= s&iritF leads us into the real! of life and &ea,e./ The Life there is /Koe/A(ternal LifeAthe 9ature of %od. The s&irit !entioned here is the Re,reated s&irit= not the 0oly 3&irit. t is hard for us to a,,e&t the fa,t that the natural !an is ruled by the five senses. 0is body is the tea,her of his !ind and he ,annot gro4 in #no4ledge beyond the rea,tions of his

senses u&on his brain. The 9e4 Creation !an has al!ost an unli!ited o&&ortunity of gro4th be,ause his s&irit has re,eived the 9ature of %od. 0e is in &erfe,t fello4shi& 4ith his Father. 0e has an unli!ited use of the na!e of 8esus that the natural !an does not have. 0e has the Wisdo! of %od= for 8esus is !ade unto hi! Wisdo!. 9atural !an has nothing but the Wisdo! that ,o!es to hi! through his unre,reated s&irit. The 9e4 Creation !an has the ability of %od at his dis&osal. 7ou see= he is lifted out of the natural real! into the s&iritual real!= and 4hen he is Re,reated= he has the &rivilege of having the 0oly 3&irit= 4ho raised 8esus fro! the 6ead= to ,o!e and !a#e 0is ho!e in his body. 9o4 you ,an understand Ro!. 12D1A2= / besee,h you there fore= brethren= by the !er,ies of %od= to &resent your bodies a living sa,rifi,e= holy= a,,e&table to %od= 4hi,h is your s&iritual 4orshi&. /And be not fashioned a,,ording to this ageD but be ye transfigured by the rene4ing of your !ind= that ye !ay &rove 4hat is the good and 4ellA&leasing and &erfe,t 4ill of %od./ EFree translation.F This sho4s us 4hy it is i!&erative to have the body= the university of the !ind= under the ,ontrol of the Re,reated s&irit. This 9e4 Creation !an does not 4al# under the do!inion of the senses but is to be governed by the Word of %od.

t is going to be hard for us to see that this &hysi,al body of ours is not only the ho!e of the five senses= but that these five senses have been the instru,tors and tea,hers of the brain. That !a#es the body the university of the brain. The five senses are the instru,tors. This body is the laboratory 4here the brain re,eives all of its instru,tions. These senses are five avenues to the brain= for 4e #no4 that the brain ,annot fun,tion 4ithout the senses. 0ere are so!e fa,ts that !ay be hard to assi!ilate. The brain has no ,reative ability. t has nothing of itself by 4hi,h it ,an ,reate. t is de&endent u&on these five instru,tors. The brain= by !u,h training= ,an advise 4hat a,tion is best after the senses have ,o!!uni,ated= but if the senses never fun,tion= the brain 4ill never develo&. As long as the natural hu!an s&irit is held in bondage by s&iritual death it has no ,reative ability. This ,an be seen in heathen ,ountries 4here they have never re,eived (ternal Life. 3&iritually dead !en in those ,ountries have no ,reative ability. They !ay be able to follo4 blue &rints< they ,an i!itate< they ,an eB&eri!ent as they do in ,he!istry= but it !ust end there. 5an?s ,reative ability is not in the reasoning fa,ulties. Reader= ,an?t you see the i!&erative need of giving to the youth of our nation (ternal Life;

have &roven to you in another ,ha&ter= that the ,hildren 4ho have re,eived (ternal Life in the teen age= seldo! so4 4ild oats< seldo! ever be,o!e ,ri!inals. They are easier to rear and to ,ontrol= and they are !ore res&onsive to the a&&eal of the Word of %od. Another fa,tD nventors #no4 this to be true= that after hours of eB&eri!enting= their !inds are 4orn and tired. They sto& to rest= and suddenly= 4ithout any effort= the thing they have been sear,hing for flashes into their !ind. They #no4 not fro! 4hen,e it ,a!e= but it has arrived. What did it; Their s&irit s&o#e as soon as the reasoning fa,ulties 4ere silent and it ,ould be heard. 3o!eti!es it ,o!es in a drea! or in the early !orning 4hen first a4a#ing. 'sy,hologists have been &uGGled by this. They had no ans4er for 4hat see!ed to the! a !ystery= so they ,alled that so!ething a /subA,ons,ious !ind./ "ut 4e of the 9e4 Creation #no4 there is no su,h thing as a subA,ons,ious !ind< it is the !ind of the s&irit. t is the s&irit struggling to eB&ress itself. "ut you as#= Can?t the natural !an ,ultivate his s&irit; 7es= but it 4ill be the ,ultivation of a s&irit do!inated s&iritual death. That has given to us s&iritualis! 4ith all those dangerous ,ults fro! ndia< given to us the strange !ira,les of the o,,ult that often i!itate %od.

0ere are !ore fa,ts of vital i!&ortan,e. The Re,reated s&irit be,o!es the fountain of all the beautiful things that Christianity has given to us. %al. $D22A2$= /"ut the fruit of the s&irit is love= @oy= &ea,e= longsuffering= #indness= goodness= faithfulness= !ee#ness= self ,ontrol < against su,h there is no la4. And they that are of Christ 8esus have ,ru,ified the senses 4ith the &assions and the lusts thereof. f 4e live by the s&irit= by the s&irit let us also 4al#./ 9oti,e= it is the fruit of the s&iritAnot the 0oly 3&irit. Translators should not have ,a&italiGed the 4ord s&irit. The 0oly 3&irit does not bear fruit any !ore than 8esus bears fruit. 8esus said= / a! the vine= ye are the bran,hes./ t is the bran,h that bears fruit. The 0oly 3&irit has i!&arted (ternal Life to our s&irits. That Life is the 9ature of the Father as unveiled in 8esus= so the first fruit that is seen in the 9e4 Creation is Love. /We #no4 4e have &assed fro! death unto life be,ause 4e love the brethren./ And then a @oy that is uns&ea#able and full of glory fills our 4hole being. 9eBt= /&ea,e that &asseth understanding/ be,o!es ours. The troubled heart is filled 4ith >uietness. Then as he goes out to ,onta,t the 4orld= longsuffering is seen< #indness= goodness= faithfulness= !ee#ness= selfA,ontrol. These are the fruits of the Re,reated s&irit. 7ou see=

the Re,reated have ,ru,ified the senses and brought the! into sub@e,tion to the Word. / f 4e live by the s&irit Ethat is= our Re,reated s&iritF= let us also 4al# by it./ 9o4 you 4ill noti,e that this is &erfe,tly in har!ony 4ith 1 Cor. 13 4here it tells us about that LoveALa4 that is to govern the believer. /Love suffers long= and is #ind< envies not< vaunteth not itself < is not &uffed u&< < does not behave itself unsee!ly< see#eth not its o4n./ Those are the fruits of the Re,reated s&irit. t is vitally i!&ortant that 4e understand that the Re,reated hu!an s&irit is the fountain out of 4hi,h Faith flo4s. 9atural !an has only sense #no4ledge faith. ERead !y boo# /The T4o :inds of Faith./F 9atural !an believes in the things he sees and hears= the things that have ,o!e to hi! through the five senses. Li#e Wool4orth= 4ho had faith in a five and ten ,ent store. Li#e Ro,#efeller= 4ho had faith in oil and gasoline. Love and Faith and Courage are the fruits of the Re,reated hu!an s&irit. The ,ondu,t that has !ade Christians outstanding in so,iety= has been the fruit of the Re,reated hu!an s&irit. 7ou ,an see very ,learly ho4 the natural !an ,ould not #no4 hi!self. We !ust not forget that the natural hu!an s&irit ,an be ,ultivated. We see this a!ong the o,,ult so,ieties= a!ong s&iritualists and others that are in ,lose fello4shi& 4ith de!ons. 8a!es 3D13A1+

says= /Who is 4ise and understanding a!ong you; let hi! sho4 by his good life his 4or#s in !ee#ness of 4isdo!. /"ut if ye have bitter @ealousy and fa,tion in your heart= glory not and lie not against the truth. /This 4isdo! is not a 4isdo! that ,o!eth do4n fro! above= but is earthly= natural= de!oni,al./ Then in the 1*th verse it tells of the 4isdo! that ,o!es do4n fro! above. t is true and &ea,eable. This ,ontrast is suggestive. Wisdo! is not a &rodu,t of the reasoning fa,ulties= but of the hu!an s&irit. The natural hu!an s&irit ,an ,onta,t de!oni,al for,es= @ust as the Re,reated hu!an s&irit ,onta,ts %od. Christian 4or#ers should be,o!e fa!iliar 4ith this truth. They should be able to dis,ern at on,e 4hether a &erson is do!inated by a de!on or not. n !y 4or# in &raying for the insane= have seen !u,h of the de&ths of 3atan and ho4 he gains absolute !astery over the reasoning fa,ulties through the natural hu!an s&irit.

3o!e Fa,ts About 'ente,ost


T0(R( is al4ays a d anger of reading into the Old Testa!ent and the four %os&els so!e of the fa,ts that are only revealed in the (&istles. There is a danger of attributing to the dis,i&les before the 6ay of 'ente,ost= !u,h that is not true. Let !e !a#e this state!ent first and then 4e 4ill &rove it. 9o one 4ho 4al#ed 4ith 8esus during 0is three and oneAhalf years of &ubli, !inistry 4as "orn Again= 4as a 9e4 Creation= or had (ternal Life. 9o one under the First Covenant had (ternal Life until the 6ay of 'ente,ost. "ut so!eone says= didn?t the dis,i&les believe in 8esus; 7es= but not as their 3ubstitute= not as their 3avior 4ho 4as going to die and rise again fro! the dead. They believed in 0i! as the 3on of %od= as a %reat 'ro&het= as the One 4ho 4as going to redee! the! fro! the Ro!an yo#e and establish again a 8e4ish nation. They #ne4 nothing of 0is 3ubstitutionary 4or#. n 8ohn 11D2$A2* 4e read the story of 5artha and 8esus? ,onversation about the dead LaGarus. 8esus said= / a! the resurre,tion= and the life< he that believeth on !e= though he die= yet shall he live< and 4hosoever liveth and believeth on !e shall never die. "elievest thou this; 3he saith unto hi!= 7ea= LordD have believed that thou art the Christ= the 3on

of %od= even he that ,o!eth into the 4orld./ 3he did not believe in 0i! as a 3avior. 3he did not believe in 0is Rede!&tion. They #ne4 nothing of 0is Rede!&tive 4or#. 0e ,ould not !a#e it ,lear to the!. 'aul tells us 4hy in Cor. 2D14D /9o4 the natural !an re,eiveth not the things of the 3&irit of %od < for they are foolishness unto hi!< and he ,annot #no4 the!= be,ause they are s&iritually understood./ They did not #no4 that 0e 4as going to rise fro! the dead= and even after 0e arose they did not believe it. 7ou re!e!ber in Lu#e 24D11 he said= /And these 4ords a&&eared in their sight as idle tal# < and they disbelieved the!. They #ne4 nothing of the 9e4 Creation. True= 8esus had told 9i,ode!us /7e !ust be born again=/ but he didn?t understand it. 0e said= /0o4 ,an a !an be born again 4hen he is old;/ They #ne4 nothing about re,eiving (ternal Life and its effe,t u&on !an. True= 8esus said= / a! ,o!e that ye !ay have life= and have it abundantly./ And /0e that heareth !y 4ord= and believeth hi! that sent !e= hath eternal life= and ,o!eth not into @udg!ent= but hath &assed out of death into life./ E8ohn $D24.F That 4as &ro&he,y on the &art of 8esus. They #ne4 nothing about Righteousness= of the ability to stand in the Father?s &resen,e 4ithout ,onde!nation. They #ne4 nothing of fello4shi& 4ith the Father and 4ith 8esus Christ.

They had never had fello4shi& 4ith the 5aster= any !ore than an unsaved !an today ,an have fello4shi& 4ith a ,hild of %od. They #ne4 nothing of 3onshi& or of the Fa!ily of %od. They 4ere 8e4s under La4< servants= nothing !ore. They #ne4 nothing of the Father in Reality. 0e 4as @ust %od to the!. They #ne4 nothing of the ind4elling &resen,e of the 0oly 3&irit. They had heard 8esus? tea,hing but they did not gras& it. They #ne4 nothing of the ne4 #ind of Love that 8esus brought. t didn?t govern their lives or tou,h the! and it ,ould not until they 4ere Re,reated. They didn?t understand 4hat 8ohn the "a&tist !eant 4hen he said= /There is one standing by the side of !e= 4hose shoes a! not 4orthy to bear. 0e shall ba&tiGe Ei!!erseF you in the 0oly 3&irit and fire./ E5att. 3D11.F f you 4ill ,o!&are that 4ith 1 Cor. 12D13. you 4ill #no4 4hat being ba&tiGed in the 0oly 3&irit !eans. The ter! is used in,orre,tly by !ost all believers today. /For in one 3&irit 4ere 4e all ba&tiGed into one body= 4hether 8e4s or %ree#s= 4hether bond or free< and 4ere all !ade to drin# of one 3&irit./ This has referen,e to the 9e4 "irth= the 9e4 Creation. 8esus told the!= /For 8ohn indeed ba&tiGed Ei!!ersedF 4ith 4ater< but ye shall be ba&tiGed in the 0oly 3&irit not !any days hen,e./ EA,ts 1 D$.F 7ou #no4 that 4hen one is ba&tiGed he is &ut into the 4ater= lie is not filled 4ith the 4ater. When he is

ba&tiGed in the 0oly 3&irit= he is not filled 4ith the 0oly 3&irit. 9o4 read A,ts 2D1A4= /When the day of 'ente,ost 4as no4 ,o!e= they 4ere all together in one &la,e. /And suddenly there ,a!e fro! heaven a sound as of the rushing of a !ighty 4ind= and it filled all the house 4here they 4ere sitting. /And there a&&eared unto the! tongues &arting asunder= li#e as of fire< and it sat u&on ea,h one of the!. /And they 4ere all filled 4ith the 0oly 3&irit= and began to s&ea# 4ith other tongues= as the 3&irit gave the! utteran,e./ The 0oly 3&irit filled that u&&er roo! 4here they 4ere sitting= and they 4ere all i!!ersed in the 0oly 3&irit. n other 4ords= they 4ere all Re,reated= re,eived (ternal Life. The se,ond thing that ha&&enedA/there a&&eared unto the! tongues &arting asunder li#e as of fire= and sat u&on ea,h one of the!./ Those tongues of fire sho4ed that the %os&el 4as going to be &rea,hed by !en 4ith tongues of fire= a !essage that ,ould not be 4ithstood. 3te&hen 4as the first !an 4ho &aid the &enalty of having a tongue of fire. They stoned hi! to death. The third thing that ha&&ened in that u&&er roo!A/They 4ere all filled 4ith the 0oly 3&irit./ 7ou understand they ,ould not re,eive the 0oly s&irit until they 4ere Re,reated. The third thing that ha&&ened on that 4onderful day 4as the 3&irit entering their bodies. /8esus said 0e is 4ith you= but 0e shall be in you./ They did not understand 0i!= but no4 the reality of the thing has ,o!e. They have been re,reated. They

have re,eived the nature and the life of %od. 9o4 the 3&irit is going to ta#e the! over. 0e is going to use their vo,al ,hords to s&ea# 0is o4n !essage. Then the fourth a!aGing thing too# &la,e. /They began to s&ea# in other tongues as the 3&irit gave the! utteran,e./ t is very i!&ortant that 4e realiGe thisD that the dis,i&les are entering into things of 4hi,h they had no ,on,e&tion 4hatever. 7ou ,an understand no4 4hat is !eant 4hen 8esus said that they 4ere to be ba&tiGed in the 3&irit. That i!!ersion had !eant their re,eiving (ternal Life= their union 4ith 6eity. t !eant that the body of Christ had been brought into being. The thing 4e ,all the (,,lesia= the Chur,h= had no4 be,o!e a real thing in the 4orld. %od?s sons and daughters 4ere in that u&&er roo! 4here only servants had been a fe4 hours before. The 4ords= /"a&tiGe in the 3&irit=/ 4ere never used after the day of 'ente,ost in any &la,e but in A,ts 11 D 1$A1+. This is the story of the %entiles re,eiving Christ as 3avior. 'eter 4as do4n in 8o&&a. There a ,enturion sent for hi! to ,o!e and tell hi! about the 5aster. And 4hile 'eter 4as &rea,hing= the 0oly 3&irit fell on the! that heard the Word. t 4as al!ost identi,al 4ith the thing that ha&&ened on the 6ay of 'ente,ost. 'eter returned to 8erusale! and told the A&ostles 4hat had ha&&ened= and ho4 that the %entiles had had the sa!e eB&erien,e as they had in the u&&er roo!.

/And as began to s&ea#= the 0oly 3&irit fell on the! even as on us at the beginning. And re!e!ber the 4ord of the Lord= ho4 he said= C8ohn indeed ba&tiGed in 4ater= but you shall be ba&tiGed in the 0oly 3&irit./ / f then %od gave unto the! the li#e gift as 0e gave unto us 4hen 4e EfirstF believed on the Lord 8esus Christ= 4ho 4as that ,ould 4ithstand %od./ 7ou noti,e the 4ord= /first=/ in several of our best liberal translations. What does it !ean; The 6is,i&les never believed on 8esus until the 6ay of 'ente,ost. What faith they had 4as si!&ly sense #no4ledge faith. They ,ould only believe in the things they ,ould see and hear and feel. 9o4 noti,e this fa,t D The eB&ression= /0ave you re,eived your ba&tis!;/ is uns,ri&tural 4hen you are tal#ing about the 0oly 3&irit= for in A,ts +D14A1* is the story of 3a!aria re,eiving ChristD of 'hili& ba&tiGing the! and then of the A&ostles ,o!ing do4n fro! 8erusale! and laying hands u&on the! and they re,eived the 0oly 3&irit. /And it ,a!e to &ass= that= 4hile A&ollos 4as at Corinth= 'aul having &assed through the u&&er ,ountry ,a!e to (&hesus= and found ,ertain dis,i&lesD and he said unto the!= C6id ye re,eive the 0oly 3&irit 4hen ye believed;? And they said unto hi!= C9ay= 4e did not so !u,h as hear 4hether the 0oly 3&irit 4as given.?

/And he said= / nto 4hat then 4ere ye ba&tiGed ;? And they said= ? nto 8ohn?s ba&tis!.? /And 'aul said= C8ohn ba&tiGed 4ith the ba&tis! of re&entan,e= saying unto the &eo&le that they should believe on hi! that should ,o!e after hi!= that is= on 8esus.? And 4hen they heard this= they 4ere ba&tiGed into the na!e of the Lord 8esus. /And 4hen 'aul had laid his hands u&on the!= the 0oly 3&irit ,a!e on the!< and they s&a#e 4ith tongues= and &ro&hesied. /And they 4ere in all about t4elve !en./ EA,ts 1.D1A *.F -nderstand this fa,t= that no4here in the 'auline (&istles is that eB&ression used in the 4ay it is used by Christians today. We should never as# a &erson= /0ave you re,eived your ba&tis! ; /0ave you re,eived your eB&erien,e a,,ording to A,ts 2D1A4;/ When 4e do= 4e betray our la,# of #no4ledge of the Word. Fro! the "oo# of A,ts it is ,lear that a !an re,eives (ternal Life before he ,an re,eive the 0oly 3&irit as an ind4elling &resen,e.

What 0ave 7ou 6one With Love;


9(W #ind of Love 4as brought to the 4orld by 8esus. As 4e understand this ne4 #ind of Love= 4e realiGe there never 4as any Love before. The thing 4e have ,alled love has been seB attra,tion. n heathen ,ountries there is no Love. t is !ere seB attra,tion hardly higher than that seen in the ani!al 4orld. "ut 8esus brought a ne4 thing. The %ree# 4ord has been translated Charity or Love in our "ible. t should never have been translated. The %ree# 4ord should have been angli,iGed AAga&aA 4ith an eB&lanation. When 4e are "orn Again 4e are born in Love. We have found out that %od is Love and so the 9e4 "irth is the i!&artation of this 9ature of the Father. We be,o!e ,hildren of Love. t is a Love Fa!ily into 4hi,h 4e have been born. 'aul s&ea#ing in Ro!. $D$ says= /The love of %od has flooded our s&irits/< absorbed us< ta#en us over. EWey!outh.F This Love 9ature is the la4 of the 9e4 Creation. 8ohn 13D34A3$= /A ne4 ,o!!and!ent give unto you that ye love Eaga&aF one another= even as have loved Eaga&aedF you= that ye also love Eaga&aF one another. "y this shall all !en #no4 that ye are !y dis,i&les= if ye have love Eaga&aF one to another./ t 4as to be the sta!&= the brand= if you &lease= that should differentiate us fro! the 4orld fol#s. 'aul

said= / bear branded on !y body the !ar#s of 8esus./ 0e !eant the s,ars and 4ounds that had been given to hi! in his &erse,utions. "ut the believer bears the !ar#s= the brand of Love u&on his s&irit. Ro!. 12D$A) says that every !an 4hen he ,o!es into the Fa!ily= has a !easure of faith given to hi!. 0e is to ,ultivate that faith and develo& it. The sa!e thing is true in regard to this ne4 #ind of Love. When you ,o!e into the Fa!ily= a !easure of that Love is given you. t ,o!es 4ith a 9e4 9ature= the Love 9ature. This Love 9ature !ust be develo&ed as you develo& your faith life. As you give Love freedo! to gro4 and a,t as it naturally should= it 4ill gain ,ontrol of your 4hole being. t !ust be fed by the Word of %od< it !ust eB&ress itself in a,tion. 5att. 4D4= /5an shall not live by bread alone= but by every 4ord that &ro,eedeth out of the !outh of %od./ 7ou see= the real !an of 4ho! 0e is s&ea#ing= is your s&irit. 7our s&irit hunger and your s&irit needs are @ust as great as your !ental or your &hysi,al needs. 7our s&irit !ust have the &rivilege of !editation in the Word. 7ou !ust learn to feed u&on it @ust as 8ere!iah did= /0e ate it./ E8er. 1$D1).F 9o4 you feed and eBer,ise this 9e4 Thing that has ,o!e into you by &ra,ti,ing Love. The eBer,ise !a#es it strong @ust as eBer,ise !a#es your body strong. Col. 3D1) says=

/Let the 4ord of Christ d4ell in you ri,hly=/ gaining the as,endan,y over all your fa,ulties. This Love Life !a#es you gentle= 8esusAli#e. t !a#es you strong and vigorous li#e the 5aster. t !a#es you absolutely fearless in your 4al# 4ith the Lord. 3o!e &eo&le have i!&risoned Love. We read re,ently of a father that lo,#ed his boy u& in a garret and #e&t hi! a &risoner until the ,hild 4as nearly dead. 0o4 !any have done that sa!e thing to Love. nstead of letting Love have its &erfe,t s4ay and ,ontrol= 4e have li!ited it. We have forgotten that Love 4ill !a#e a !an a su,,ess. t 4ill &ut hi! over 4here nothing else 4ould !a#e hi! a vi,tor. Love never fails. t is the 5asterAruler. t 4ill lead a !an out of selfishness= out of 4ea#ness and failure into the very strength and ability of Christ. There is no for,e in the 4orld that it ,annot do!inate. t !a#es us 4anted. t !a#es us a blessing. t enables us to ta#e 8esus? &la,e. have so!eti!es 4ondered 4hat 4ould ha&&en if a !an dared to go the li!it 4ith Love. 3o!e have negle,ted it= a,ting as though they did not have it< utterly ignoring Aits very eBisten,e= and yet they 4ant the Father?s hel& in ti!e of need. Love !ust be enthroned in the heart. t !ust govern the life. As Love ta#es over the #ingdo! of our s&irit= then that 4onderful &assage in 2 Cor. $D14A1$ be,o!es a living reality D /For the love of Christ ,onstraineth us

Eor better= For the love of Christ has gained ,ontrol= has ta#en us overF= be,ause 4e thus @udge= that one died for all= therefore all died< and he died for all= that 4ho! he has !ade alive= should no longer live unto !yself but unto hi! 4ho for their sa#es died and rose again./ 'aul?s friends had ,hallenged hi!. They said he 4as beside hi!self= but the love of Christ had so set hi! on fire that he 4as slo4ly burning u&. 0is very being 4as saturated 4ith the &assion that drove 8esus to the ,ross. 9o4 you ,an understand 1 Cor. 11D24= /Let no !an see# his o4n= but ea,h his neighbor?s good./ When Love is at 4hite heat= selfishness sto&s reigning. What an unha&&y thing it is for selfishness to have any &art in the govern!ent of this 9e4 Creation. 3elfishness is as deadly as &oison. t is &oison to the s&irit. t is &oison to the "ody of Christ. t ,auses &ra,ti,ally all the diseases in the body. t is a strange thing ho4 selfishness has never been feared by !an. 0e fears it in the other !an but not in hi!self. t is the ,ause of all the 4ars that have ,o!e < of all the stri#es= the battle bet4een labor and ,a&ital= and the strife in &oliti,s. That thing born in the %arden has gro4n so !ighty that it governs the nations of the earth= and Love is the only thing that ,an destroy it. 1 8ohn 4D1) 4as one of the hardest s,ri&tures that ever fa,ed !e. t didn?t see! to !e that ,ould ever enter into it.

/And 4e #no4 and have believed the love 4hi,h %od hath in our ,ase. %od is love< and he that abideth in love abideth in %od= and %od abideth in hi!. 0ere are three great fa,ts. First= have ,o!e to believe in Love. believe it is best to let it govern !y life. have ,o!e to believe that it is the best !ethod of ruling a ho!e= a business= a govern!ent. 7ou #no4 only a fe4 fol#s believe in Love. They believe in for,e < they believe in intrigue < they believe in sense #no4ledge argu!ents. f in your heart you believe that the Love 4ay is best= then a,t it. 9ot only is it best= but it is your 4ay. t is the 4ay you are going to 4al# regardless of ho4 anyone else 4al#s < you are going to 4al# the Love 4ay= and 4hen you do= you dis,over you are living in the Love Real!. 7our ho!e is in Love. Whenever you ste& out of Love= you ste& into dar#ness and unha&&iness= and so you have learned to stay in the Love 4ay. 7ou found that living in Love is a,tually living in the highest= s4eetest fello4shi& 4ith the Father. t is a,tually living 4ith 0i!. 0e has ,o!e into your body to !a#e it 0is ho!e. The neBt verse see!ed so diffi,ult to !e in those early days 4hen first dis,overed this Love La4 and this Love Way. /0erein is love !ade &erfe,t 4ith us= that 4e !ay have boldness in the day of @udg!ent< be,ause as he is. even so are 4e in this 4orld./

What does he !ean by that; Love is &erfe,t in itself= but it !ust gain &erfe,t ,ontrol of !e. When Love be,o!es the rule of !y life= gro4 u& into it until !y life is do!inated= ruled= governed by it= and that gives !e a >uiet fearlessness in 0is &resen,e. 7ou see= 0e is Love and a! a Love ,hild. 9o4 a! 4al#ing in the real! of Love. a! thin#ing in ter!s of Love. a! a,ting a,,ording to the rule of Love. 5y 4hole life is &it,hed to the #ey of Love. Then you ,an understand that there is no fear in Love. There is fear in everything else. When you are out of Love= you say and do things that you 4ould be afraid to fa,e. 7ou thin# things out of Love that you 4ouldn?t 4ant to be,o!e &ubli, &ro&erty. "ut this 'erfe,t Love ,asteth out fear= for fear bath &unish!ent. /0e that feareth is not !ade &erfe,t in love./ 9o4 you ,an understand that if 4e 4al# the Love 4ay and the Love Life ,ontrols us= 4e 4ill say nothing< 4e 4ill do nothing< 4e 4ill resolutely refuse to thin# anything outside of Love. Can?t you see 4hat a fearless life that 4ould he; 9o !atter 4hat ha&&ens= you #no4 you are 4al#ing in Love. When you s&ea# you #no4 it is in Love. (&h. 4D1$ illustrates thisD /"ut s&ea#ing truth in Love= !ay gro4 u& in all things into hi!= 4ho is the head= even Christ./ 3&ea#ing out of Love is s&ea#ing out of tune. t is off the #ey. t brea#s har!ony.

t @ars on the ears of the !en and 4o!en 4ho 4al# in Love. 3o our 4hole life s4ings into the orbit of this ne4 #ind of Love< this 9e4 Creation Life. This is the thing that 'aul gave us. 1 Cor. 11D33= /(ven as also &lease all !en in all things= not see#ing !ine o4n &rofit= but the &rofit of the !any= that they !ay be saved./ And then he says= /"e ye i!itators of !e= even as also a! of Christ./ That is heartAsear,hing= isn?t it; 9ot living to &rofit fro! !y brethren= but living only to hel& the!. "ut ho4 Cor. .D21A22 ,hallenges us. 0e said in the 21th verse= /To the 8e4s be,a!e as a 8e4= that !ight gain 8e4s./ E0e had sto&&ed being a 8e4< he had be,o!e a 9e4 Creation < he 4as a Christian.F /To the! that are under the la4= as under the la4= not being !yself under the la4= that !ight gain the! that are under the la4 < to the! that are 4ithout la4= as 4ithout la4= not being 4ith out la4 to %od= but under la4 to Christ= that !ight gain the! that are 4ithout la4. /To the 4ea# be,a!e 4ea#= that !ight gain the 4ea# D a! be,o!e all things to all !en= that !ay by all !eans save so!e./ What Christian 4or#ers 4e 4ould !a#e if Love !elted us into that ,astH What 8esusAbelievers 4e 4ould beH What soul 4innersH What !ighty !en and 4o!en of %odH 7ou see= the %os&el ,o!es first. The lost !ust be rea,hed< they !ust #no4 this ne4 Life. n Ro!. 1$D1A2= there is another ,hallenge of the believer to his brother believerD /9o4 4e that are strong ought to bear the infir!ities of the 4ea#= and not to &lease ourselves./

n the third verse he ,ries= /For Christ also &leased not hi!self./ There is a battle line laid do4n for us. That is 4here 4e !ust begin our fight 4ith the reign of selfishness. This is a Love affair and 4e !ust not live outside of it. This is a Love real! and to live outside of it is to destroy our usefulness. The 9e4 La4 that 4as to ta#e the &la,e of the old Ten Co!!and!ents= 4as given by 8esus in 8ohn 13D34A3$. 7ou re!e!ber= 0e fulfilled the Old Covenant and established a 9e4 Covenant in 0is blood. And no4 0e said= /A ne4 ,o!!and!ent give unto you Eor a ne4 la4F= that ye love one an other= even as have loved you./ The !en 4ho live in this real!= under that 9e4 La4= 4ill never ,o!!it sin. 0ear that again= /(ven as have loved you= that ye also love one another. "y this shall all !en #no4 that ye are !y dis,i&les= if ye have love one to another./ Ta#e 4ith that Ro!. 13D11D /Love 4or#eth no ill to his neighbor< love therefore is the fulfill!ent of the la4./ There is no need of the Ten Co!!and!ents no4 for us 4ho are in Christ. We are in the Love Fa!ily and 4al# in Love= and as 4e 4al# in Love= 4e do ill to no one. That 4ill !a#e the !ost beautiful ty&e of life. 9ever any !ore harsh= bitter= un#ind 4ords s&o#en by us. 9o ,ruel insinuations= nor biting sar,as!. All our 4ords 4ould be soa#ed in Love before they 4ere uttered= literally saturated 4ith Love. Those 4ords

4ould need no artifi,ial &erfu!e. They 4ould have the s4eet fragran,e of 0eaven itself. What ho!es it 4ould !a#eH What asse!blies of believers 4here there 4ould never be another un#ind 4ord s&o#en. 7ou #no4= as studied the life of the 5aster= sa4 that 0e never had sus&i,ion. 4ondered ho4 0e ,ould be above sus&i,ion= surrounded as 0e 4as 4ith that ,ro4d of %odless !en= but 0e 4as Love. Love destroys sus&i,ion. 8esus never ste&&ed out of the real! of Love. 0e 4as living the Life. 0e 4as 4al#ing in the 9e4 Way. 0e built the 9e4 Way. 7ou see= this is the ne4 order for the fullAgro4n !an in Christ. t is the !easure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. This 4ould ,reate a revival of the 8esusAlife a!ong !en. 4ouldn?t it; t 4ould be good for us to read daily the 13th ,ha&ter of 1 Corinthians= at least the first eight verses. We 4ould then suffer long 4ith &eo&le and be #ind 4hile 4e suffer. Love 4ould gain su,h ,ontrol of us that there 4ould be no envy. We 4ould than# the Father for the su,,ess of others. We 4ould never be elated over our o4n su,,ess= for it says= /Love vaunteth not itself= is not &uffed u&./ Our ,ondu,t before the 4orld 4ould be one of restraint= Love?s restraint= and 4e 4ould be as #ind to the out,ast as 4e 4ould to the 4ealthy. We 4ould never behave ourselves unsee!ly. 9o one 4ould ever hear a harsh 4ord fro! our li&s= nor an un#ind ,riti,is!. The Love Life 4ould govern us. t

says= /3ee#eth not its o4n./ Another translation is /3ee#eth not its brothers=/ is not trying to gain the as,endan,y over anyone. And if others need 4hat 4e have= 4e share 4ith the!. We 4ould never go to la4< 4e 4ould never >uarrel or &arley even over 4hat belongs to us. This ne4 #ind of Love !a#es us so big that selfishness is utterly eli!inated. 7ou see= in the 9e4 Creation 4e 4ere given a ne4 self= a Love self= a self born of %od= a self li#e 8esus? self that 0e had in 0is earth 4al#. We are not see#ing our o4n. They ,annot &rovo#e us= and 4e refuse to ta#e any a,,ount of evil. We never re@oi,e in unrighteousness= 4e only re@oi,e in the Truth= in the things that are real. That seventh verse startles us. The !argin reads= /Covereth all things./ The teBt readsD /"eareth all things=/ but 7oung translates it /Covering ,losely./ Thayer translates it /Cover over 4ith silen,e./ What are they tal#ing about; Oh= it is s,andal. t is so!ething that has ha&&ened that is unsee!ly< so!ething that if it 4ere #no4n 4ould in@ure &erha&s a lot of &eo&le < !ight ,ause a division in the asse!bly < !ight brea# u& a fa!ily. What do 4e do; We ,over it ,losely 4ith silen,e. ?We never !ention it= and the thing dies there and no one is in@ured.

0ear thisD / t believeth all things= ho&eth all things= endureth all things./ And then the ,li!aBA/Love never faileth./ We should re!e!ber this. Aga&a= this ne4 #ind of Love= never goes into ban#ru&t,y. The red flag is never seen over its d4elling. 0ere is 4here Love holds s4ay and rules= a Pueen u&on her throne. Love 0as 5ade 5e a 2i,tor sa4 this translation in !y s&irit= of 1 8ohn 4D4D /7e are of love= !y little ,hildren= and greater is love in you than hatred and bitterness that is in the 4orld./ Then !y heart entered a s&iritual ,lini,= and began to ta#e a diagnosis of !y heart life. began to investigate Love?s realities. sa4 that 1 Cor. 13D1A4 4as a sort of a resu!e of the failure of sense #no4ledge religion. t is a su!!ary of the best that sense #no4ledge ,ould give to the 4orld. f s&ea# 4ith the tongue of !en and of angels= that is the highest a,hieve!ent of a linguist= but 0e 4rites a,ross it= /"ut have not love= a! but a sounding brass and a ,langing ,y!bal./ 5y linguisti, ability is but noise= a @angling= unhar!onious dis,ord. Then= if have all #no4ledge and #no4 all !ysteries= and have all faith so as to re!ove !ountains= and !y sense #no4ledge faith has !ade !e a great business !aster= but have not love= a! nothing. Or if have #no4ledge so great that the universities are honored by giving !e

degrees= Eand 0e says it softly and tenderlyF= /but have not love= you are nothing./ This is %od?s ,lini,. This is the !ost heartAsear,hing thing that the hu!an ever fa,ed. 9o4 0e ta#es !e into the real! of a &hilanthro&ist 4here be,o!e a Carnegie= or a Ro,#efeller= and &our out !illions u&on !illions to aid the needy= and rea,h the &la,e 4here give !y body in servi,e until 4ear it out= but 0e says= / f you haven?t love= haven?t this ne4 #ind of Love that have given to the 4orld= all your efforts are nothing./ stood a!aGed in the &resen,e of it. ,ould see no4 that s,holasti,is!= ,ulture= everything that !odern fa,ilities have given us= travel= !usi,= art= all are of no value unless Love= this ne4 #ind of Love= do!inates !y life. When at the end of the list= if that is all have= go to !y 5a#er e!&tyAhanded= a! a failure. 7ou see= the 9e4 Creation is the only solution. The 9e4 Creation is ,reated out of Love. t is ,reated in Christ 8esus. t is the 4or#!anshi& of %od in Christ. %od !ade the first !an out of the dust of the earth. The se,ond !an 0e !a#es out of 0i!self. The first !an is of the earth= earthy. This last !an that 0e has !ade 4as ,reated out of Righteousness and 0oliness and Reality= out of the very 9ature of the Father 0i!self. 7ou see= this is the greatest thing in the 4orld. Why; "e ,ause it is %od?s 9ature i!&arted to us.

t is %od 4or#ing in us. t is %od 4or#ing through us. t is %od building 0i!self into our s&irits= until our s&irits do!inate our sense #no4ledge reasoning fa,ulties and bring the! into har!ony 4ith 0is #no4ledge. t !a#es us !ore than 4ellA&leasing. t gives to us Love?s ,reative genius that fills the very heart of the Father 4ith @oy. We be,o!e so 8esusAli#e= that the 2ine and the bran,hes illustrate our union. We be,o!e a !irror in 4hi,h the Father sees 0i!self. This ne4 Love has given us a ne4 self= a Love self= a 8esus self. The old religion of fighting self and ,ru,ifying self is !edieval. t doesn?t belong to Christianity. t belongs to the religions of the (ast. We see !an through ne4 eyes of Love. t is the ne4 #ind of Love that has given to us ne4 eyesight. We ,an only see the good things. 7ou re!e!ber that translation 4e !entioned before about Love= that Love beareth all things. t literally ,overs ,losely= or ,overs over 4ith silen,e all that is unsee!ly. There is no s,andal. There are no old sores to un,over. Love ,an see only %od in us= and %od ,an only see 0i!self in us. We see !en?s overloads in order that 4e !ay bear the!. We see their infir!ities that 4e !ay share 4ith the!. We see their 4ea#ness in

order that 4e !ay give our strength. We see their &overty in order that 4e !ay give the! our !oney. We be,o!e 8esus !en and 4o!en. As a battery is ,harged 4ith ele,tri,ity= 4e are ,harged 4ith Love. We stay in 0is &resen,e feeding on the Word until our 4hole being is saturated 4ith 0i!. Then as 4e go out and !inister to the &eo&le= 4e are lights= little lu!inaries blaGing a &ath in life 4here sin has no &art and the !isery that ,o!es fro! sin ,an never enter. 9o4 4e understand 4hat it !eans to 4al# in Love < 4hat it !eans to be in Christ. 3o!eho4= the &assage of 3,ri&ture in 2 Cor. $D4 begins to unveil itself= 4here 0e s&ea#s of our !ortality being s4allo4ed u& of Life. That is the 9ature of the Father. This !ortal ,annot no4 &ut on i!!ortality= yet it &uts on the very Life and 9ature of the Father so our fa,es shine 4ith the glory of our Christ= and 0is health and vigor and strength &our through us. We are si!&ly s4allo4ed u& of Life. All that 4as !ortal= that 4hi,h has been giving !essages through the senses to the brain= no4 is en4ra&&ed= i!!ersed= over4hel!ed 4ith the Love 9ature of the Father. Can you i!agine 4hat this ,ould !ean= !y being s4allo4ed u& in Love= en4ra&&ed in Love= i!!ersed in Love until Love not only s4allo4s u& !y !ortality= but it s4allo4s u& !y s&irit. / a! dro4ned in a sea of life=/ as Way?s translation &uts it.

O Love that 4ould not let !e go until ,aught a gli!&se of this FountainH O Love= that has follo4ed !e all these years in order that it !ight de!onstrate in !y s&irit= soul and body the ,o!&leteness of the Rede!&tion that it has 4rought in the !an Christ 8esusH