December 10, 2012
GOD’S COVENANT- THE REALITY OF REDEMPTION: “Because of the hope [of experiencing what is] laid up (reserved and waiting) for you in heaven. Of this [hope] you heard in the past in the message of the truth of the Gospel, which has come to you. Indeed, in the whole world [that Gospel] is bearing fruit and still is growing [by its own inherent power], even as it has done among yourselves ever since the day you first heard and came to know and understand the grace of God in truth. You came to know the grace or undeserved favor of God in REALITY, deeply and clearly and thoroughly, becoming accurately and intimately acquainted with it.” Colossians 1:5&6

THE GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the last several weeks we have been talking about THE GOOD NEWS and what it means to you. In fact, The Good News is the reality of our redemption that Jesus paid the price for. Here is a truth. The Good News is not in the reality Good News to you and me unless it manifests in our lives as God intended. The victory that Jesus won for us is real and the practical manifestation of that victory in our lives is just as real.

Since a major objective of this ministry is to teach people who they are in Christ as well as what they have in Christ, and to see the reality of these truths manifest in their lives, I am going to camp here for a few days. Here is the starting point. I will tell you the same thing that Paul told the Thessalonians in I Thessalonians 2:13. “And we also [especially] thank God continually for this, that when you received the message of God [which you heard] from us, you welcomed it not as the word of [mere] men, but as it truly is, the Word of God, which is effectually at work in you who believe [exercising its superhuman power in those who adhere to and trust in and rely on it].”

Also see what Jesus declared as He prayed to Our Father in John 17:17. “Your Word is Truth.” The Greek word for “truth” is aletheia. It means the reality lying at the basis of an appearance; the MANIFESTED ESSENCE OF A MATTER. It is reality not merely in concept but in all of its fullness and scope, as embodied in God and Jesus.

We can then say that God’s Word is reality in manifestation and as Paul said, the Word of God will effectually work in the life of the believer exercising super human power in the lives of those who trust and rely on it!

So, as I have said this is the starting point of the next leg of our journey. If we want the power and presence of God in our lives, we have to believe what He says is true without question or qualification. We have to believe we are who God says we are, we can have what God says we can have and we can do what God says we can do and that the REALITY of God’s Word (its manifested essence) works in EVERY area of our lives. See, the foundational reality here is that you can never receive from God those things you don’t believe. So, to start with, you and I have to make up our minds that the Word of God is true and that we want to live in its reality-in all of its fullness and scope. Settle this in your mind once and for all and let’s begin the next leg of our journey in great expectation.

To start with, Paul says the message of truth and reality which is the Gospel has come to you! That is GOOD NEWS! Next he says that the Gospel will not only bear fruit but will continue to grow because of its inherent power! There are three vital truths here to consider. As you consider them, see the Word work in your life and circumstances. First, the Gospel has come to you! Just as you didn’t earn it, you are not disqualified to receive it. IT HAS COME……….TO YOU! Forget your past. Forget what you have done or didn’t do. It has no bearing up to the point at which the Gospel has come to you. What do you do with it? Go back and see what Paul told the Thessalonians. WELCOME THE WORD OF GOD AS IT IS IN TRUTH-THE WORD OF GOD! Right now, for this moment, don’t consider another thing. Don’t look at your circumstances. Don’t think about your health, finances, and failures, broken relationships, hurts at the hand of others, addictions, lack, etc…. Don’t consider a thing for the time being. WELCOME THE WORD OF GOD AS IT IS IN TRUTH-THE WORD OF GOD! We love you with all of the love of Jesus who gave Himself for all of us!!!!!!!!!
If you are sick in mind or body today-BE HEALED IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
If you are in need today-In the Name of Jesus may all your needs be supplied

TREASURES OF WALKING WITH GOD: “O GOD, YOU ARE MY GOD, EARNESTLY I SEEK YOU.” (Psalm 63:1) It is only when I am wholly surrendered to the Spirit that I will be able to live according to God’s will.
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