Faith

Christ the Lord redeemed us from the curse of the law to make us sons and daughters

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. ~ Galatians 4:4-5

It’s GOOD NEWS indeed that we are no longer under the curse of the law for Jesus became a curse FOR us, “performing” all things perfectly, so that we may be righteous in Him. (May because we can either accept Jesus as Lord and Savior or reject Him as Lord and Savior by our own free will).

2 Corinthians 3:4-10

The Spirit, Not the Letter

And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, NOT of the letter [of the law] but of the Spirit; for the letter [of the law] kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Glory of the New Covenant

But if the ministry of death [the law], written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?

For if the ministry of condemnation [the law] had glory, the ministry of righteousness [in Christ] exceeds much more in glory. For even what was made glorious [the law] had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels.

The Lord tells us the law was glorious, BUT in comparison to what Jesus accomplished FOR us through His death and resurrection under this NEW and BETTER covenant (Hebrews 8:6), the law doesn’t even come close to what we may now partake of in Christ!

To try and compare ourselves to those living under the law is such an insult to our Lord Jesus Christ who paid for all our sins – past, present, and future – as well as bore and took ALL our sickness and disease.

We are no longer partakers of the “ministry of death” but of the Spirit and righteousness in Christ.

We are…

Joint-heirs with Jesus Christ!

Sons and daughters of the King!

A royal priesthood!

The Temple of the Most High God!

Seated in heavenly places with authority over ALL the power of the enemy!

Saved, sanctified, healed, and delivered! Hallelujah!

Galatians 3:13

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse FOR us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”).

Psalm 107:2

“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy.”

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for saving us in every way. For becoming our Most Holy Ransom. You are worthy to receive all blessing and glory and honor and power and praise, forever and ever, amen!

Encouragement, Faith, Healing, Holy Spirit, Spirit led, The Word: Life & Health

Need strength? Draw upon the Living Water

Image source: The Chosen, woman at the well scene

“Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water,” (John 4:10).

We are living in evil times, and life in general can be exhausting. More than ever, I find myself praying and standing on the Word of God where He promises to be our Living Water.

Through reading the Word and allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to me as I do, I believe that “Well” must be drawn upon BY FAITH and by praying in the Spirit (tongues, prayer language whichever you prefer to call it).

I’m deeply moved by the woman at the well and her encounter with Jesus, her awaited Savior. Truly, He has been Living Water that has kept me in a world filled with trouble and tribulation (and my encounters with not so nice human beings).

Let’s get to the best part of my posts, the Word who is Jesus (John 1:1)…

Romans 8:11 says, “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

Need to draw upon this well? By faith, thank Him right now for the Living Water that dwells in you to flow to every cell and fiber of your being to give strength to your mortal body.

Ahhhhhhhhhhh. So beautiful, Lord, Your Holy Spirit is that Well of Living Water You’ve gifted Your sons and daughter with.

Don’t know if you’re a son or daughter of God the Father? Check out this post.

Isaiah 58:11 says, “The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul [mind, will, emotions, conscience] in drought, and strengthen your bones [your physical body all the way through]; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”

[My emphasis in brackets] Isaiah, the prophet prophesying of the Living Water that was to come and has come and is available to those who believe.

“And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes,” (Ezekiel 47:9).

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water,” (John 7:38)

This Living Water IN us can bring healing TO us and our mortal bodies and to those around us. Only believe!

And check out this treasure…

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you COMPLETELY; and may your WHOLE spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,” (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

Wow, Lord! Because of the Living Water of Your Holy Spirit, we can be COMPLETELY sanctified – our whole body, soul, and spirit. Your Living Water indeed can touch and heal our physical bodies (Romans 8:11, etc.)

How awesome is God! His Holy Spirit is the best Teacher ever, bringing the Word together FOR US as we diligently seek Him in His Word and in prayer.

And guess what, child of God? His Living Water isn’t intended to strengthen you alone. You are called by God to bring His Living Water to others around you.

Because of this post the Lord reminded me of another beautiful one He gave me called, “Carriers Of The Kingdom of God (Boy Do His Children Complicate What He Made Simple)”

Here’s a short excerpt from it…

“As carriers of the Kingdom of God wherever we go, His rivers of living water also go. And what did He say happens when the kingdom of God, inside us, is near? People are healed and set free.

And wherever we, “the rivers,” go and do what we are called to do, there will be a “great multitude of fish.” Those we’ve caught for the kingdom of God.”

Jesus

Jesus is Lord! – The Empty Tomb

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”

JOHN 12:32

John 20

The Empty Tomb

20 Now the (B)first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the (C)stone had been taken away from the tomb. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the (D)other disciple, (E)whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”

(F)Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw (G)the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and (H)the [a]handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. Then the (I)other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not [b]know the (J)Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

11 (K)But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”

She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

14 (L)Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and (M)did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”

She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

16 Jesus said to her, (N)“Mary!”

She turned and said to [c]Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher).

17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet (O)ascended to My Father; but go to (P)My brethren and say to them, (Q)‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to (R)My God and your God.’ ”

18 (S)Mary Magdalene came and told the [d]disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.

The Apostles Commissioned(T)

19 (U)Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were [e]assembled, for (V)fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, (W)“Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He (X)showed them His hands and His side. (Y)Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! (Z)As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 (AA)If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Seeing and Believing

24 Now Thomas, (AB)called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and (AC)reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be (AD)unbelieving, but believing.”

28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Jesus said to him, [f]“Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. (AE)Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

That You May Believe

30 And (AF)truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 (AG)but these are written that (AH)you may believe that Jesus (AI)is the Christ, the Son of God, (AJ)and that believing you may have life in His name.

All I can say is, thank You, thank You, thank You, Jesus, for the gift of salvation. I love You and praise You and bless Your great name!

Beautiful song to magnify the Lord with…

I pray you and your beloved families have a blessed Resurrection Day lifting up the Son, Jesus.