Eternal Life – E.W.Kenyon

THERE are some things Eternal Life has given us. If we realized what we were in Christ and knew that we had the ability to be what God says we are, our lives would be transformed in a week. We do not understand what Redemption and the New Creation

have made us. We do not realize what we are to the Father’s heart and what He is to us. Most of us are theological Christians instead of Bible Christians. We have theological experiences and are ever attempting to square the Word with those experiences. We have been taught there is no truth beyond our creed. We lock our people in a creed, making them prisoners of the theories of men born a hundred years ago. The Creed Christian is not a Bible Christian.

Each creed must have the Bible translated to fit it. We have discovered a Christ who is greater than the creeds, a Redemption that is greater than the creeds, a New Birth that
bursts the bonds of creedal Christianity and sets the prisoners free. We are discovering a type of Christianity that is better than the creeds, better than anything to which the creeds have given birth. The creeds, beautiful though they may be, are largely born of Sense Knowledge. Romans 3:24: “Through the Redemption that is in Christ Jesus whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to show His righteousness.” Our Redemption, our Redeemer, is Christ. No one can rob you of your Redemption. If you take Christ as your Savior, He becomes your Redemption.

You become independent of man. Your Redemption was God’s own work, and He Himself is satisfied with what He did in Christ. Eph. 2:10: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.” Eph. 1:7: “In whom we have our redemption through his blood, the redemption of our trespasses.” If you have your Redemption, you are Redeemed.
Your Redemption was through the blood of Jesus Christ. You have the remission of your trespasses. Notice first’ you have your Redemption in Christ. It is through the blood of the Son of God. You have remission from all that you ever did before you became a Christian.

This Redemption is according to the riches of His grace. It is a perfect, a complete Redemption. It is not a beggarly Redemption, but a vast God-sized Redemption that glorifies God and glorifies Christ and honors every man who embraces it. Col. 1:13 14: “Who delivered us out of the authority of darkness.” That is Satan’s authority. If we are delivered out of his authority, he can no longer reign over us. Yet the great body of the Church is living under the dominion of the adversary as though it had never been Born Again. What is the matter? The creed to which we have subscribed has no actual Redemption in it.
It has robbed the Church of its own Redemption by setting stakes of limitation. Col. 1:13: “Who delivered us out of the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the son of his love.” He delivered us out of the authority of Satan, and He translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His Love. Put it in the first person. You are the one who has been delivered. You are the one who has been translated into God’s kingdom and family. In Christ you have your Redemption, the remission of everything that you ever did. It gives you the Nature of God and takes out of you the nature of the adversary.

The New Birth settles the problem of your sin nature. All you ever did is wiped out.
All you ever were has been destroyed. You are now an actual child of God just as Jesus was in His earth walk. You have the same standing that Jesus had, because Jesus is your standing. He has become your righteousness. God Himself becomes your standing. Romans 3:26: “That he might himself be righteous, and the righteousness of him that hath faith in Jesus.” (Lit. trans.) You have faith in Jesus as your Substitute. So God has become your righteousness.

When you believe this, you will come out of bondage and weakness and failure into the fullness of this new Life in Christ. You are the sons of God. You are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. You are redeemed. 1 Cor. 6:20: “For ye were bought with a price.” Why do we become the slaves of wrong teaching, the slaves of Sense Knowledge? That price was the blood of Christ. There is no joint ownership between Christ and the world. You either belong to the devil or you belong to Christ. Christ purchased you with His own blood. 1 Pet. 1:18, 19: “Knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers; but with precious blood as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, even the blood of Christ.”
It is the blood of the lamb without spot. You stand before the Father now a redeemed one, without condemnation. The blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, redeemed you.

Every claim of justice has been paid. Jesus met the demands of justice and satisfied them. You are free. 1 Cor. 7:23: “Become not the bondservants of men.” That means that we are not to become the bondservants of the theories of men or the creeds of men. “Men” here means the man who walks in the senses. You crown Jesus as the Lord of your life. There is no other bondage but the bondage of love. John 8:36: “If therefore the son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
You are free from Satan’s dominion.
You are a New Creation, a child of God.
You have been redeemed from the hand of your enemy.
You are to take this fact seriously.
You are to order your life accordingly.

Romans 6:14: “Sin shall not have dominion over you.” Satan was defeated by your Master. That defeat stripped him of his ability to take you captive without your cooperation. The two phases of Christ’s ministry in Redemption are Jesus paying the price of your Redemption, and defeating your enemy and setting you free. Col. 2:15: “Having despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly triumphing over them in it.” He triumphed over the adversary.

He defeated the enemy. His triumph was your triumph. That battle was your battle.

He was not fighting for Himself. Hebrews 2:14: “Since then the children are sharers in flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same; that through death he might bring to nought him that had the power of death, that is the devil.” He set you free. You are free. You are redeemed by God Himself. Next I want you to notice that you are a New Creation. This truth has never been given its place. All we have been taught was that God forgave us our sins and that by a second work of grace, sin was eradicated from us. But if we did wrong ignorantly or knowingly we had to be justified again. That justification permitted us to be justified with the devil’s nature in us.

Another view is that God was unable to take out Satan’s nature when He gave us His Nature; so that when we were Born Again we had God’s Nature and the devil’s nature in us. We warred against the old nature in us. They said that we would be free when we died. Satan is the author of death. That would make Satan your savior. Far be the thought! All this teaching belongs to Sense Knowledge’s interpretation of the Word.

Spiritual things are spiritually understood. 1 Cor. 2:12: “That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” The first thing that is given to you after Redemption is a New Nature. 2 Cor. 5:17 must ever stand as the key to this wonderful truth:

“Wherefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all these things are of God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave unto us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself.” You are a New Creation. The devil’s nature has been taken out of you. God’s Nature has taken its place. You are reconciled to the Father. You are brought into fellowship with the Father. Everything you were before, stopped being. All you were in Satan stopped being.

The old things of weakness and failure are passed.

This New Creation has no memory of the past creation. You are newly born. You are a new species. You are a New Creation in Christ Jesus. The Jew was blood-covered because his nature was antagonistic toward God. We are not blood-covered. We are made New Creations. We are cleansed by the blood. We need not be covered. We can stand free of sin-consciousness in His presence just as Jesus did in His earth walk.

The Holy Spirit has given birth to us. We are born of God. Jas. 1:18: “Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.” 1 John 4:4: “Ye are of God, my little children.”

Eph. 2:10: “We are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus.” All this drives us to this conclusion: that this New Creation is something that God Himself has wrought, and that we are just what He says we are-the very sons of God. Romans 6:6 tells us that the man of sin is done away in the New Creation: “Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away that so we should no longer be in bondage to sin.” The sin nature is gone. So many of us have tried to get rid of this old nature. We did not know that it was put away. The thing called the Adamic nature is spiritual death which has possession of our spirits.

When we are made alive, made New Creations, that nature is done away. We are tempted, and in our babyhood state do foolish things. That is because our bodies have never yet been brought into subjection to our spirits. Desire may dwell in your physical body, but it is not sin until you have consented to an act that is forbidden in the Word. There is nothing wrong in your body. Sin lived in your spirit and in your mind. It does not abide in your body. When it says “sin in the flesh” it means sin in the senses. It is when your senses have gained the dominion over your spirit and mind. Romans 12:1, 2: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God which is your spiritual service. And be not fashioned according to this age; but be ye transfigured by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
He desires that these senses shall be dedicated to Him after we are Born Again. It is an unseemly thing for your senses to rule your mind and your spirit. You know that if you have a sore foot that that foot rules all the rest of your body. That disease has gained the mastery so that your spirit and your mind become absolute slaves to the pain in the foot. The same thing is true if you have an unclean appetite, a habit. That habit gains the mastery over your whole being, if you do not hold it in subjection. The thing you should say to that foot is, “By His stripes, you are healed. In the Name of Jesus become well.” (from Is. 53).
You say to the habit that has gained the mastery over your body and mind, “You have no right to hold dominion over me any longer. In the Name of Jesus Christ, depart.”

You will be free. There is only one place for sin to actually reside, and that is in our spirits. Our spirits have been recreated. The sin nature has been taken out. 1 John 3:14: “We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren.” Satan’s nature is gone. God’s Nature is in us. This New Creation is of God.

We know that we are His own. Nothing will cripple one so quickly as to deny this truth. Nothing will establish you and build your faith as quickly as to confess it.
Confess it in your heart first. Confess it out loud in your room. Say it over and over again “I am a child of God. I have God’s Nature. I am the righteousness of God in Christ.” Say it until the words become familiar to your spirit. Say it until your spirit and your words agree, until your whole being swings into harmony and into line with the Word of God. That miraculous passage in Hebrews 5:13 says, “For everyone that partaketh of milk is without experience of the word of righteousness; for he is a babe.”

They have never sounded the depths of righteousness. They do not know what it means to have God justify them and to have a standing with the Father just like Jesus’ standing. They do not seem to grasp the significance of the reality of the New Creation.

That New Creation is a part of God. It has partaken of God’s Nature. It has been made out of righteousness and holiness of truth. The New Creation is not a man-made thing.

It is not a mental thing. It is a thing of God. Just as the angel said in Luke 1:35: “That holy thing that shall be born shall be the Son of God.” The Holy Spirit has given birth to you and you are one of the holy ones of God. You are that separated thing that belongs absolutely to the Father. You are now His very child. You can say, “My Father.” He whispers, “My child.” Romans 8:15: “For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

This is your continual confession of your relationship to Him and His to you. That will build faith into you.
Romans 8:1: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.” God is your Father, your Protector, your Caretaker, and your Lord. You are in His family. Take your place. Play the part of a son. Let the world hear your confession. Every time you confess your sonship rights and your sonship place, you defeat the adversary. Sickness has no dominion over you. Disease has no dominion over you.
Want and hunger and need have no dominion over you. You are now in the family of plenty. You are in the family where you lie down in green pastures and you are led by streams of sweet water.

Your soul is restored from calamity, fear, and doubt; and your fellowship and communion with Him is quiet and beautiful. You are walking now in the paths of righteousness, taking advantage of your righteousness.

You are doing the works of a righteous man.
You are praying the prayers of a righteous man. Jas. 5:16: “The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.”
You are praying for the sick.
You are casting out demons. Mark 16: 17, 18.
You are living a life of victory because you are the righteousness of God in Christ.
This in part is what Eternal Life gives us in Christ.

Equals Red – Steve McVey

What if you were told that two plus two does not equal four but equals red? What if cold water tasted round and warm water tasted square? What if the sunrise felt like silk? Some things make no sense outside the templates of our shared understanding. So it is with Grace. Common perspectives from religion, philosophy and culture fail us. To embrace Grace requires a new paradigm. One that transcends our human sense of fairness and justice. That is the grace walk experience.

Graham Cooke – beholding and becoming.

“The Church, quite simply, should never need reviving. Revival is not about getting people saved; revival is about the Church coming back to her original purpose before God. I think it is very sad that so many of us have prayed for revival – it means the Church is a long way from what God wants it to be . Maybe, just maybe, a little touch from God might bring us immediately into line. That’s the mystery of the Godhead – you just never know what could turn the tide of history”.

  • Graham Cooke – beholding and becoming.

What is the Holy Spirit up to this Hour – John Crowder

What is Holy Spirit up to in this hour?
I could offer the “prophets” a hint, those who filter their words through nationalism, even thinking God has a so-called “covenant with America.” God doesn’t make covenants with nations. His covenant with Israel was a foreshadow of His covenant with the human race in Christ.
So what IS Holy Spirit saying?
Jesus said:
The Spirit “shall testify of me” (John 15:26).
The Spirit “shall glorify me” (John 16:14).
The Spirit will “bring to remembrance” of Christ’s own words (John 14:26).
Does Holy Spirit teach, guide, counsel, empower, convict, help on a personal level in our lives? Of course! The entire cosmos is sustained in Him. Holy Spirit is a multi-tasker! Holy Spirit is God in His own right and is worthy of worship.
But the apostle John most clearly gives a Christological frame of reference for the work of Holy Spirit. Ultimately in all that He does the Spirit is pointing us to Jesus. The entire cosmos is pointing to Jesus and what He has accomplished for all. Jesus Christ is what Holy Spirit has been saying to the human race the entire time!
There is no other God outside the one you see in Jesus. No ultimate act of God outside of Him. Every other ancillary, side issue God is speaking to you about is ultimately to fix your eyes on Jesus and what He’s done.
So here is what God is saying to you … here’s a personal prophetic word: Christology.
We have sermons on ethics, on politics, on self-esteem, on socialism, on capitalism, on whether twerking is a sin. And I’m not saying we can’t address topical issues. But we sure could save ourselves a lot of headache and hot air if we actually taught Jesus and His finished work.

By John Crowder

the way Jesus prayed

 I personally believe that we need to pray to God the way Jesus prayed. Jesus never prayed the circumstance or the problem, He prayed the Answer. He taught his disciples to pray ‘On earth as it is in heaven’ not “On heaven as it is on earth!” Jesus is the answer, so we start from the answer, not the question! We need to align ourselves with heaven and not with the problem and pray accordingly.

Righteousness – Steven Hevey

2 Cor 5:21 says differently. Too many believe that they have righteousness, but Paul tells us that ARE the righteousness of God. For a few verses before in verse 17 he tells us that we are new creations. Where not old creatures covered over by righteousness. We Are the righteousness of God. And having something amd being something are two different things.

The Finished Work by Barry Bennett

The Finished Work

To say that God tests us is to paint a picture of a schizophrenic God. On the one hand He desires that we have abundant life, full of all grace, exceedingly abundantly more than we can ask or think, pressed down, shaken together and running over, with access to all the promises of God that we might escape the corruption in the world, while at the same time some believe He is “allowing” or sending sickness, tragedy or whatever into our lives to test that which is already finished and complete. That makes no sense.

Until the born-again believer sees himself or herself as God sees them, they will always be living from the wrong side of the cross. We must understand that we are complete in Him (Col. 2:10), seated with Him (Eph. 2:26), a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17), the righteousness of God in Him (2 Cor. 5:21), one spirit with Him (1 Cor. 6:17), washed, sanctified and justified (1 Cor. 6:11), and glorified (Rom. 8:30).

That must be the starting point for the discipleship of any believer. That work is complete and finished in Him. What remains is the renewing of the mind to these truths and the expression of these truths in our lives.

In the story of the two men, two houses, two foundations and one storm, (Matthew 7:24-27) God didn’t send the storm. He sent the Word, and the doer of the Word was spared the consequences that the lazy believer suffered. Too many Christians think that the storms are from God to teach them something. They aren’t. The Word and the Spirit are from God to prepare us to overcome the storms of life.

Many Christians are striving for what God has already given. Those who understand the new creation can rest in the finished work and live their lives from a place of victory. The expression of Jesus through us is progressive and it will mature, but we are not a work in progress spiritually. You are not a “work in progress” but rather your life is the “progress of the finished work.”

We are not little Jobs, fearful, ignorant and without a covenant. We have been blessed with all blessings!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (Eph. 1:3)

2022 – Ralph Harris

If you’re considering a New Year’s resolution, here’s where faith starts and get’s you moving in the right direction.

With Jesus, you don’t start incomplete; you start complete. You don’t start empty; you start full. You don’t start wounded; you start well. You don’t start broken; you start whole. From your new birth in Christ, your mind is catching up to the truth of who you are as a new creation—a perfect son, a perfect daughter of God already. That’s your starting point! If you’ve been thinking or speaking differently, consider the truth, especially when confronted by your feelings. They’re not always your friends—they can lie—and the Holy Spirit with the truth will help you. That’s what He does.

Colossians 2:9-10a “For in Him all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been brought to fullness.”- Ralph Harris

All Things Are Yours – E.W.Kenyon

All Things Are Yours

1 Corinthians 3:21, “Wherefore, let no man glory in men for all things are yours; whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours.” He has unveiled to you your rights and privileges in Christ.

Psalm 23:1-3, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” That word, Lord, is Jehovah; and Jehovah is a word of three tenses-past, present, and future. It is Jesus, as Son, in Hebrews 13:8. It is the Jesus of today, the Jesus of yesterday, and the Jesus of tomorrow; and that Jesus is my Shepherd, my Caretaker, my Protector, my Burden Bearer, and my Lover. Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ liveth in me; and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

He loved me and gave Himself up for me so now it is no longer I that live, but this New Life of Christ is making me a branch of the Vine.

Praying for faith is an absurdity when you have all things when you are a very son of God. What would you have thought of Jesus’ asking the Father to increase His faith? No, beloved, now are we the very sons of God.

Live the new you in 2022! – John Adams

Live the new you in 2022!

2 Cor. 5:17 -Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

This scripture speaks of our new identity in Christ. This is how God sees us and how we should see yourself.

You are not a sinner saved by grace. You were a sinner but now you are a new creation, a child of God. Some preach we are saint and sinner. But there is no scripture for this.

For one thing, there is no sin in Christ. Paul tells us in Ephesians 1 that because we are in Christ we are blessed with all spiritual blessings.

He further describes our present righteous standing by saying we are chosen, accepted and holy and redeemed and forgiven. I would encourage you to read Ephesians 1 and meditate on it and confess it over you.

I know some will say but I still sin. Yes, your flesh is still real and still wants to disobey. That’s why it’s important to understand your true identity in Christ.

In Christ your sin nature is gone. God didn’t give you a makeover so you could be a better version of yourself. No! He made you a new creature by removing your old nature and giving you His righteousness. (Read Romans 6).

When you find yourself facing temptation to sin remind yourself of who you are. Say, “that’s not who I am anymore. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.” By renewing our minds to our true identity we will live more holy accidentally than we ever could by our own efforts.