The Anatomy of Redemption: Pt. 7 (3.17.19)

Galatians 3:13-14
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

There are some things that we have inherited that we don’t want to pass on to our children.
We are redeemed from the curse!

Psalms 107:2 – Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

God is calling us to choose life.

What are blessings and what are curses?
Deuteronomy 28:1‭-‬8‭, ‬11‭-‬12‭, ‬15‭-‬19
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee. The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

Blessing and curses affect every area of our lives as outlined in these verses.

To be redeemed from curses, you have to know they exist. There are generational cycles of addiction, disease, divorce, etc.

Deuteronomy 11:26‭-‬27
Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day:

Romans 10:8-17
Verse 8: The word of faith has to be in our heart and our mouth for faith to be operable.
Verses 8-17: The process of faith: How can I confess what I don’t believe, how can I believe what I have not heard? Faith comes by hearing the Word of God, faith is deposited as we hear His Word.

There is a marriage between your mouth and your heart. When you speak, your mouth didn’t come up with that, your heart did. The tongue is just a muscle, it doesn’t think, it just utters what is thought.
Redemption doesn’t come from your mouth, it comes from your heart.

Start speaking blessing over your children and over anything that the Lord has given you stewardship over.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

You may be struggling with life and death in your mind but once you say it, you’ve made a decision. Tap into the power of God and stop worrying about what’s happening around you!

The default nature of the tongue is that it is untamed and full of deadly poison.

James 3:3
Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

James 3:5‭, ‬8‭-‬12
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!  But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.  Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.  Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?  Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

James 1:8
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
James 1:7
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

We have the power of choice and can imagine a thing and call it to be!
Don’t say you are redeemed and then speak curses.

Ephesians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

I have been blessed, anointed, endowed by God. Blessing is supernatural, it is spiritual and good things happen as a result of the blessing.
You can not revoke the Lord’s blessing.

Numbers 23 teaches us that no man can curse whom the Lord has blessed.

Romans 10:8

Genesis 12:1‭-‬3
Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Galatians 3:13‭-‬14‭, ‬26‭-‬29
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Start speaking in line with your redemption.

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The Anatomy of the Anointing: Pt. 1 (3.13.19)

God does not give us knowledge for us to us to puff ourselves up or show that we know more than someone else.

1 Corinthians 2:1-5
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Paul is making big his weakness so that God would be glorified. He is resting in the ability and anointing of the Holy Spirit.

The anointing is nothing more than the Holy Spirit rubbing off on you, imparting to you His attributes or abilities. The Holy Spirit is rubbing off on our flesh an ability that we did not have before the anointing. His attributes, His power, His ability on us!

Many people would refer to themselves as Christians. The true meaning of the word Christian means, anointed one!

1 Samuel 16:3-7
But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him. And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the Lord : sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice. And Samuel did that which the Lord spake, and came to Beth–lehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably? And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.

John 1:43-46
Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

Jesus came up in a setting where he was not honored, not looked at, not thought of as likely to succeed. There should be a confidence in the Holy Spirit, not our flesh. God is looking in on our heart. The anointing is the difference maker.

Our gift may be wonderful but it won’t destroy yokes. The anointing on our gift is what will remove burdens and destroy yokes.

It is the anointing that has the yoke destroying, burden removing power in our lives. Man cannot destroy yokes or remove burdens.

Isaiah 10:27
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

Don’t minister in any capacity without asking the Lord to anoint you! Stepping into an opportunity to minister to someone without asking the Lord to anoint you is like saying that you can do it in your flesh.

There is a difference in the Holy Spirit being resident and president in your life.

Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Isaiah 11:1-2
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

In these verses, the Spirit of God reveals seven different anointings. For example, wisdom is an anointing. If it be an anointing, then according to Isaiah 10:27, it will remove burdens and destroy yokes. If it is not removing burdens and destroying yokes, it is not an anointing.

We should do nothing outside of God’s anointing!

The Anatomy of Redemption: Pt. 6 (3.10.19)

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so…Psalms107:2
Jesus came and died for us. He has redeemed us.
When you say the word redeemed, you’re saying that a purchase has been made, a debt has been paid, or a ransom has been offered.

Pastor James will share ten different things that scripture says we are redeemed from. Today, we focus on our redemption from death & the grave.

Romans 10:14
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Psalms 49:15
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

We learn in Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We were all in debt to sin and the wages of sin is death. When Jesus came and died on the cross for our sins he made seven statements.
The first statement was “Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani?” which is interpreted, “My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34). Jesus took on separation from God for us.
The last statement was “Tetelestai.” which is translated as “It is finished.” (John 19:30) He was saying, this debt of death has been paid.

Job 19:25‭-‬26
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Job was saying that his faith was in Jesus and that he knew that his redemption through Jesus would bring him life after death. The only way to live beyond the grave is redemption. We cannot server, give, or church our way to Heaven.

Revelation 5 speaks of us celebrating redemption in heaven. There is no eternal life without redemption.
Jesus died to pay our sin debt!

Hosea 13:14
I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

Ecclesiastes 8:8
There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

This passage from Ecclesiastes is horrific if you are lost. It teaches that no person can go into the battle of death and win. You cannot make war with death, you can only be redeemed from it. If you die lost, you are lost. If you die saved, you are saved.

Jesus died for more than us to walk in the fruit of the Spirit. He came to save us from the judgement and penalty of death. Death is no respecter of persons, we have to be ready.

Heaven is real, it is the origin and model for earth. Everything that the earth has, Heaven has a better version of it.
Isaiah 11 teaches that Heaven has the lion and the lamb, but the lion does not eat the lamb.
Revelation 21 describes Heaven’s major city, the new Jerusalem where the throne of God is.

Answers to many questions about heaven are actually addressed with scripture reference in Pastor’s book, Missing Momma.

Ephesians 1:13-14
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Redemption of the purchased possession. Where you see the word earnest, you can replace with guarantee.

When you became saved, the Holy Spirit was sealed in you. He became resident in you. There is a difference between being sealed and filled. There is a difference in the Holy Spirit being resident or president in you.

Hebrews 11:16
But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

In this scripture, Heaven is explained to be better than the place left behind. Our vision of heaven may be hindered by the lies we’ve heard on earth. Heaven is not some mystical place in the clouds. We must get a revelation of what heaven really is.

Psalms 21 teaches us that we don’t know the pain of death because Jesus already paid it. For as long as there has been death, man has tried to cover it up and make it look good. However, death is like water, ounce poured in the ground, you can’t get it back. God made us an earth suit out of the earth only so that we could live in it while on earth. One day we will have a suit for heaven!

1 Corinthians 15:3‭-‬4‭, ‬12‭-‬14‭, ‬21‭-‬22‭, ‬25‭, ‬40‭-‬40‭, ‬42‭-‬44‭, ‬47‭-‬49‭, ‬51‭-‬58
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:  Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?  But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:  And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.  For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.  For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.  There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.  So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:  It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.  The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Whatever you do in life, it all fades away. Only the work that you’ve done for the Lord will last.

Discovering The Pearl Of Great Price: Pt 4 (3.6.19)

2 Corinthians 4:7-11
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

Luke 17:20
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

An example of God’s Kingdom come is found in Matthew 6:33 which states, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

The earthen vessel is your flesh. Our bodies came from the dust. The teacher is the Holy Spirit.

Zechariah 4:6
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

We spend so much time investing in the flesh. That’s like focusing on the shell when you have the pearl in your hand.

You have this pearl that the enemy may know more about than you. When you look in a mirror you see yourself. You don’t see who you are until you look in His word.

2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Romans 7:16‭-‬24
If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

Romans 8:1‭-‬6
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Worship can’t be what you do at church, it has to be your life. In worship, there is a surrender to God. There is a brokenness about the sin in our life. In worship we apologize for our tone, we ask forgiveness for attitudes and not being right. What if we lived worship? What if we listened to worship in the car instead of music that doesn’t build up us or the kingdom.

We want the power, peace, and joy of the spirit but we don’t want to make a trade off. The price is too great and we value more what is in our life than what God offers.

The Anatomy of Redemption: Pt. 5 (3.3.19)

Titus 2:13‭-‬14
​Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

There is no salvation outside of redemption.

What is Redemption?
Redemption means I’ve been purchased. I’ve been ransomed and the debt I owed has been paid.

Sin leads to death. How can we call on the Lord to save us if we don’t know that we need to be saved. That is the danger of iniquity. Iniquity is the sin that we ignore, that we’ve gotten comfortable with.

Proverbs 16:6 states “By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.”

Mercy is available to everybody. He is rich to all who call upon Him in faith. However, many don’t call on mercy because they don’t know they need it.
Romans 3:22-23

Satan’s hold on society is to make people believe that’s there’s nothing wrong with sin and then they don’t call on the Lord or ask for His mercy and are not saved.

If you are not quick to repent over sin, you can condition yourself to live satisfied in it. Iniquity is sin that a person has become accustomed to. The longer you live in something, the easier it gets.

Job 34:32
That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

Isaiah 59:1-2
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. ‘

We can ask God to reveal iniquity to us and remove it. We can ask Him to show us what we don’t see.

We can see in scripture, in 2 Chronicles 7:14, a possible reason we are not seeing healing and power: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Psalms 90:8
Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

When you come into the presence of God, the light of his presence shines on secret sin.

Jesus died for things that no one else can see. Isaiah 53:5 illustrates the fact that He was bruised for our iniquities. Bruises are injuries on the inside that eventually present evidence on the outside. All the things we carry on the inside, that secret sin that no one else knows about; He died for it.

Luke 17:4‭, ‬26‭-‬26‭, ‬28
And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.   And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

We are living in days as Noah and Lot, these time periods proceeded God’s judgement.

Isaiah 5:18
Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

In Romans 13, God created government to reward good and punish evil but this model has been flipped. Present culture rewards evil and punishes good.

John 6:63
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Genesis 6:1‭-‬3‭, ‬5‭-‬7‭, ‬9
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,  That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.  And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.  And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.  And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

2 Peter 3:4
And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Isaiah 59:4
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Ezekiel 9:9
Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The Lord hath forsaken the earth, and the Lord seeth not.

Ezekiel 3:17‭-‬19
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.  When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.  Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

2 Thessalonians 2:3‭-‬4‭, ‬7‭-‬12
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

True Freedom: Dr. McFarland (2.20.19)

Psalms 91:1-16
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord , He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

We are free because of our faith in Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the door, he allows blessing to happen to you. Jesus has already done all of the work, salvation is a gift from God. Your DNA, spiritually, is God’s DNA.

True freedom means that you have some peace that passes all understanding. Peace doesn’t mean that all things are great and that there are no issues. Freedom means that you have the power to live and enjoy life.

Life & Peace! True freedom involves life and peace. It is possible to have peace in the midst of problems.

Don’t run from things just because they are uncomfortable, push past it and allow God to show himself.

We are so strong with our senses that our senses control us more than our spirit man This causes us to miss out on God’s best. You can listen at the Spirit of God or your mind.

John 8:17‭-‬19‭, ‬21‭-‬23‭, ‬28‭-‬32
It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. As he spake these words, many believed on him. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Jesus knew who he was and who he belonged to. You will change for everybody if you don’t know who you are in Christ.

True freedom involves life and peace. You should be able to enjoy life and enjoy it more abundantly. Enjoy opportunities God gives you to help someone else. Be directed at God’s leadership through the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Your heart plays a part in all that you do including deciding to be carnally minded or spiritually minded. You have to be sure to keep your heart clear of some junk. Spiritually constipated!

Mark 7:21‭-‬22
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

Here are some things to consider about your heart:

1. Pride will make you talk about some things that you shouldn’t but should pray about.

Hebrews 8:10
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

2. Whatever you decide in abundance… that’s what you’ll do.

Luke 6:45
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

3. Don’t hang on to things in your heart.

Matthew 18:35
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

1 Corinthians 2:9‭-‬11
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

Luke 7:36-50
And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

This woman pushed past her pride, people and her past and she got an opportuinty to show her love for God. She showed how much she appreciated God and as thankful for the new life that He gave her. She had freedom from what others thought, she had peace.

If we are going to have true freedom, we must listen to the Spirit of God.

The Anatomy of Redemption: Pt. 3 (2.24.19)

Daniel 9:5
We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

We are dealing with 10 things the bible says we are redeemed from but iniquity should be given close attention. Of all the things we have been saved from, iniquity is the most important observation. It affects our eternal standing.

If you have ever committed a sin and felt convicted, the right response would be to repent and turn away from the sin. To continue to walk in the sin or not hear and feel conviction about it is iniquity.

If you’ve felt conviction and then your sin becomes a habit. When you decide to live in it, this is iniquity. It means the sin no longer bothers you.

A sin becomes iniquity when you’ve allowed it in your life so long that you are now numb to the voice of conviction.

When you are in iniquity, your heart becomes callused.

You don’t want to die in iniquity.

Matthew 13:41-42
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. ‘

Matthew 23:28
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Matthew 7:23
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 24:12
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

2 Thessalonians 2:7 teaches us that men will grow in iniquity.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

It is as dangerous as the nerves in your hand no longer working. You could have your hand in flames with your skin melting and you wouldn’t know it without the nerves in your hand working. Conviction is the nerves to your life.

Proverbs 16:6
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

Mercy – There is no being redeemed outside of mercy.
Truth – Jesus defines truth in John 17:17

We need the voice of truth in our life. If we are ignoring our conscience, we need the truth spoken to and over us. It will make you uncomfortable, it will make you want to get up and leave, but, it is needed.

Malachi 2:6
The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.

The truth of God was not sent to condemn, it was sent to give us a standard to judge things in our life by.

You don’t need someone in your life who doesn’t tell you the truth. Truth exposes darkness.

John 8:31-32
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

This freedom is not provided for us to live in sin but it was provided so that we could live free from sin.

2 Peter 2:1‭-‬3
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

God speaks truth over your life to spare you from iniquity. No one should want to die and go to hell because the preacher and the people around me said that what I was doing was ok. If iniquity is not dealt with then you don’t receive Christ or heaven.

Iniquity passes through the bloodline. Whatever sin you won’t deal with in your life will be left for your children to deal with in their life.

Many people quote Psalms 119:133 which is a request to the Lord to “order my steps in thy word” but the next part of that passage says to “let not iniquity have dominion over me.

Isaiah 59:4
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

If the people in my life won’t speak truth they become the breeding ground for iniquity

Jeremiah 9:5
And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

To walk in love is to tell the truth. 1 Corinthians 13:6 teaches us that love does not rejoice in iniquity, it rejoices in truth.

Micah 7:18
Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.

Psalms 51:1-13
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Renew in me a right spirit means that you are asking God “put me back in a place where that will convict me again.”

Psalms 66:18,20
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.’

Psalms 78:38
But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

Psalms 85:2,7
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah. Shew us thy mercy, O Lord , and grant us thy salvation.

Isaiah 53:6
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.