When something is lost, does it lose it’s value? No, it only lost its position, it never lost its value. When Christ redeemed us at the cross, we were only then able to be reintroduced to our true identity in Christ. This revelation of righteousness, restores our identity and brings the Power of God to salvation into our lives. If you feel like you lack God’s power in your life, then this revelation of your righteousness will restore your identity; revealing your acceptance, innocence, and the fact that you are royalty. Join Evan as he teaches this message.
What is mixture? Mixture is believing some good news (His life), while also subscribing to some bad news (death). There is only one life, and that is His life; HE IS LIFE! Apart from Him, there is no life, or rejecting this truth leaves only the alternative.
The mixture or leaven is in opposition to what God says about you, which produces condemnation and death. (2 Cor 3:7 & 9, the ministry of condemnation and death.) God wants us to believe how good He is, how loving He is, all the time. We choose life when we believe His love and grace, what He says about us. We are righteous and holy in Christ as a result of the finished work of the cross. Not sometimes when we “behave” or “perform” correctly, but all the time. We are righteous apart from our works. Don’t accept the subtle mixture that tells you anything different, attempting to introduce the ministry of condemnation and death. Jesus took your condemnation and sin; He defeated death and declared you righteous (innocent). As He is so are we in this world. (1 John 4:17)
Is it possible for Jesus to ever be rejected by the Father? Absolutely not, and neither can you. Is Jesus required to perform to gain God’s love and acceptance? Absolutely not, and neither are you. You are accepted just the way you are. Jesus made sure of that at the cross. Let His life flow unrestricted (from mixture) through you. Romans 5:21 (Mirror), death provided sin it’s platform and power to reign from, now grace has TAKEN OVER SOVEREIGNTY THROUGH RIGHTEOUSNESS to introduce UN-threatened life under the Lordship of Christ over us.
His truth, the good news declares us innocent, don’t allow anyone to convince (add mixture/leaven) you otherwise! WOW, what an awesome amazing Father we have! You know what? God has been thinking about you, and adoring you as you have been reading this! My precious friend, go reign in life today!
The Holy Spirit bears witness with the truth, and the truth is the “gospel” and what Jesus has completed for us at the cross, apart from ANY of our own efforts. Thayer’s definition of “gospel” (good news) is; “The proclamation of the grace of God manifest and pledged in Christ.” Many people I have talked to after hearing the proclamation of this grace, tell me that they are so excited on the inside, jumping up and down with joy. They finally found what they are looking for! But then they tell me, that their head is screaming, “yes it sounds good, but that is not what I have been taught all my life!” The Holy Spirit bearing witness with the truth is the very reason that your inner man feels so excited and liberated. However, the old work’s righteousness thinking, “you must DO to get,” programming screams “that isn’t what I was taught.”
The Bible tells us there are many voices trying to get our attention. So how do we know which voice is correct? The voice screaming in your head tells you to go back to your old religious training, where you must earn your righteousness, and do the right things (like study more, pray more, go to church every time the door is open), to garner the favor of God. That happens to be the righteousness of the Pharisees, or works righteousness (See my article: Who Convinces You Of Your Righteousness?) The Holy Spirit bears witness with, and convinces you of the truth, and the truth is contained in the gospel. The truth is, by His grace you have been saved; He has made you righteous by faith, not works. The truth is; He became sick, so that you might be healed; He became poor, so that you might be rich!! Wow what a father! NO strings attached, no self-efforts on your part to earn, only believe that He finished it for you. That is the good news that gets you excited because the Holy Spirit is bearing witness to that truth!
Most of us want to hear good news, but sometimes, we fall back in the “rut” of life, and we begin to accept the lies (bad news) of the enemy, that we are worthless; no good, things never work out for us, somehow we have displeased God, or ” I’m not qualified because of something I did,” and the self-condemnation begins. Don’t accept it. The only opinion about you that matters, is Gods, and NO OTHER! And He says you are righteous (innocent), blameless, and highly favored by Him. His love is truly unconditional for you. He only sees good (a mirror image of himself) in you! Don’t get tired of hearing good news, this gospel is our life blood.
Hebrews 4:11 says to be diligent to enter His rest. Many Christians hear the good news at a time when they need it, and it pulls them up from their rut; as a result, they then see the need to grow in this new-found grace; however, they don’t become diligent to enter His wonderful rest, and end up in the same “rut” they were previously in. What a foolish thing it would be for us if we should now fail in a similar fashion to enter into the full consequences of our redemption (Heb 4:1 Mirror). Don’t let religion drag you back into that rut. I once was told that a rut was really a grave, it takes you no-where but down, and you can’t get out. Hebrews 4 tells us that they did not enter into His rest because of unbelief. They believed a lie about themselves (Numbers 13:33). They devalued themselves, and did not receive Gods opinion about them. We are told not to make that identicle mistake. Self condemnation is devaluing yourself, and it is the same mistake~unbelief.
So how do we avoid that “rut” that traps so many? How do we find that perpetual rest, and peace? Being “diligent” to enter His rest, is simple, that diligence is to give your ear in hearing what God says about you. To make some time so that you can hear the pure unmixed, undiluted grace of God. Maybe click on and listen to a message of God’s grace and love for you, or attend a service where you are taught the good news. You are simply programming yourself with good news, thus finding yourself basking in the warmth of His rest, not a worry in life, all is well. That is what it means to labor to enter His rest. God has richly blessed you with His best, so reign in life today.
We would love to have you join us Sunday’s 10:30 am at 18710 Highway 6, Sterling, CO and Monday evenings at 6:30 at the Country Steakout Restaurant, in Fort Morgan CO as we enter His rest together.