FOR the born again believers, the new birth settles the problem of our sinful nature.
All we ever did was wiped out and all we ever were has been destroyed.
We are children of God just as Jesus was in His earth walk and now on the right hand of God the Father.
Right hand means place of authority.
We have the same standing that Jesus had and has, because Jesus is our standing.
He has become our righteousness.
God the Father Himself becomes our standing. We have the Father’s ability in us in Christ.
In Romans 3:26, we read: “To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”
The literal translation puts it this way: “That he might himself be righteous, and the righteousness of him that hath faith in Jesus.”
We have faith in Jesus as our substitute.
So God has become our righteousness.
When we believe this, we will come out of bondage and weakness, fear and failure into the fullness of this new Life in Christ.
We are the sons of God and we are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ.
We are the redeemed of the Lord and we say and confess so.
1 Corinthians 6:20 tells us: “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Why do we become the slaves of wrong teaching, the slaves of Sense Knowledge?
That price was the blood of Jesus Christ.
There is no joint ownership between Christ and the world.
You either belong to the devil or you belong to Christ. Christ purchased us with His own blood to be saved.
We are assured in 1 Peter 1:18-19: “(18) Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; (19) But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”
It’s the blood of the Lamb without spot. We stand before the Father now the redeemed ones, without condemnation.
The blood of Jesus Christ, God’s son, redeemed us. Every claim of justice has been paid.
Sin received full payment and cannot torment us.
Jesus met the demands of justice and satisfied them.
You are free.
The Bible has precious words in Romans 6:6,14: “(6) Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
“(14) For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”
Furthermore 1 Corinthians 7:23, hammers in: “Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants 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.
We don’t and cannot bow down to sin.
We crown Jesus as the Lord of our life.
There is no other bondage but the bondage of love.
John 8:36 solidifies: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
We are free from satan’s dominion.
Beyond that we are a new creation, children of God.
We have been redeemed from the hand of the enemy.
In order to walk in full liberty and victory we are to take this fact seriously. We have to order our lives accordingly.
Satan was defeated by our Master Jesus.
That defeat stripped him of his ability to take us captive without our cooperation.
Please take note of the last three words; without our cooperation.
Only our ignorance can give the adversary opportunity to wreck havoc in our lives.
The two phases of Christ’s ministry in redemption are Jesus paying the price of our redemption and defeating our enemy and setting us free.
Colossians 2:15 confirms: “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
Jesus triumphed over the adversary.
He defeated the enemy.
His triumph was our triumph.
That battle was our battle by the principle of Identification.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you through knowledge.
- All Bible quotations are from the King James Version unless otherwise stated.
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