Sabaoth Spring 2020
AND BY HIS STRIPES, WE ARE HEALED – The Grace To Believe
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. (Romans 1:4)
In this series we will be looking at:
- Grace To Believe
- The Mind of The Flesh is Death: The Mind of The Spirit is Life And Peace.
- The Pursuit of The Perfection of Christ Jesus
A nation is only healed when there is wide scale repentance that can only come from God when He pours out His Spirit in great convicting power upon a people
In times like this when people are looking for answers to calamities we see around us; it is very pertinent that we have a grasp of the fact that:
THE SALVATION OF MAN IS FROM THE GIFT OF CHRIST AND ALL GIFTS OF CHRIST ARE COMMUNICATED TO US AND GIVEN TO US BY THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST – THE HOLY SPIRIT.
IT IS ALL ABOUT THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN HEART OF MANKIND BASED ON THE FINISHED WORK OF JESUS CHRIST ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY & ITS BENEFITS FOR MANKIND
Two Major Aspects of The Redemption of Mankind:
FIRSTLY, THE FORGIVENESS OF OUR SINS
The aspect of the work of our Lord Jesus which is represented by ‘the Blood’ shed for our justification through “the remission of sins”.
AND SECONDLY OUR DELIVERANCE FROM SIN
The aspect of His work represented by ‘the Cross’: That is to say, by our union with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. We have been “crucified” with Christ.
THE BLOOD DEALS WITH WHAT WE HAVE DONE AS IT DISPOSES OF OUR SINS while THE CROSS DEALS WITH WHAT WE ARE, AS IT STRIKES AT THE ROOT OF OUR CAPACITY FOR SIN
WHEN IT COMES TO HEALING, JUST AS IN CONSECRATION, OUR FAITH PLAYS A BIG PART AND IT DOES THIS IN A TWO-FOLD MOVEMENT: DOWNWARD, WE CEASE TO TRUST IN OUR ABILITY TO IMPROVE OURSELVES; UPWARD, WE PUT OUR TRUST IN BLOOD OF JESUS THAT WAS SHED FOR US ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY.
Trust is a firm reliance on the character or integrity of another; it is also a measure of the spiritual authority God puts at our disposal, which is also commensurate with the level of our spiritual maturity. Worldly maturity connotes the level of being independent of anyone; but spiritual maturity is the:
LEVEL OF OUR TOTAL AND ABSOLUTE DEPENDENCE ON GOD
The overall work of Redemption is to bring us back to the place where we will now find our right and wrong in God.
The foundation of faith pertaining to our healing is based on real, solid, tangible, realistic, true to life testimony that comes from personal knowledge of God’s compassion, goodwill or benevolence towards us;
founded upon the truth of the freely given promise in Christ, both revealed to our minds and sealed upon our hearts by the Holy Spirit. This is not just about agreeing with historical facts about Jesus Christ, but knowledge we have that God will be compassionate towards us because of Him (Jesus Christ).
Faith is higher knowledge that goes beyond just what our intellect is able to comprehend or what any mental action, or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding – through thought, experience, and the senses (cognition) can provide for us. It is the persuasion that informs the general air of confidence; a firm conviction that something is the case and is reliably true. A persuasion that goes beyond our human ability or shrewdness to attain but is imparted to us by the Holy Spirit.
Faith is not only a higher knowledge than reason alone can comprehend, but faith also includes a committed nature of the mind and heart towards God— trust. Faith in its essence contains not only consenting to objective knowledge (cognition); but also a subjective trust, a belief or confidence in the power, reality, truth and goodness of God. “Faith is trust. It is a trusting and confident knowledge.” This trust cannot be trust in the abstract; one must personally trust in Christ Jesus for mercy. This trust requires the heart to turn from all other trusts to trust in God alone.
Please see the presentation or watch the video here and pray through the designated bits.
May the grace of God continue to uphold us all. Amen