John 1:1-4 King James Version (KJV) “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
On October 14, 1975 at 10:00 pm in the Fort Point Lodge, Jasper Alberta room 201 I said a simply prayer in faith and life in the way began for me. This was the moment I walked out of death and into life, a everlasting and joyful life in the anointing of Jesus. I had questions, I needed answers. I came from a religion with very poor examples of what a Christian is supposed to be, the examples of Christians I needed had to have a better answer to my question than Jehovah’s Witnesses’ offered.
That better answer came in the form of a man stricken with MS, a wealthy man, my employer, a man I would like emulate, his challenges were great, his heart was greater. It was at his feet I sat, during a bible study. He turned to me and asked one simple question, What came before the beginning”, “Ron“ he said, not debating John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God” (was a god, NWT) just answer, “what came before the beginning?” Therefore, if Jesus is the Word (and He is) He was already there (past tense) at creation, making Him the creator, and not the one who was created, as the Jehovah’s Witnesses teach. He handed me a small booklet which I read, when I return back to room 201. At the back of the booklet was a prayer which simply said if you believe in Jesus say this prayer. He will come into your heart and you will be changed forever, I did, and, Jesus did. My conduct was mine, the Jehovah’s Witnesses and they’re scourge no longer mattered, I found the Way.
Throughout scripture we are inspired to live in the “way,” perhaps our expression should not be “get out of the way” but rather “get in the way, stay in the way”. We should never have a desire to depart from the way in Jesus, Romans 3:12, “They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable, there is none that doeth good, no, not one”. There is a life outside of Jesus that becomes heavy, dreary and distasteful. The Amplified version of this verse says, “they have gone wrong and have become unprofitable and worthless”, self worth, self satisfaction, and fulfillment only come through remaining in “the way”. The way of life is eternal, it was set before us from before creation.
John 1:1A “In the beginning was the Word” The beginning is the great question, a study of Genesis reveals creation of all, this then was the beginning. However this verse makes a very bold statement, when the beginning began, already, the Word “was”. The Word already existed before creation, at the beginning when the Genesis of man begun, Jesus was. Past tense, before anything, visible or invisible, Jesus was already there. He was not, could not be, a part of what was being created, otherwise He would be part of “the beginning”, no, instead He was already, making Him the Creator.
He was (Is) the Word, He was (Is) the Logos of God, properly defined as “the essential Word of God,” He was (Is) the very essence of creation. All the power of God is embodied within Him, which is the reason the Christian walk is that of being in the Word. When we speak the Word, we speak creation. Our situations and circumstances are changed according to the Word spoken and if the solution requires something to be created then that creation is found in the Word. Isaiah 45:12 King James Version (KJV)
“ I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.” A closer study of this scripture from the language which it was written (Aramaic) is more accurate with “by My Word” again here we see Jesus, the Word of God completing creation. “By My Word have I made the earth, and created man upon it” the power of all life is in the Word.
Our acceptance and life in the Word is made greater when we know that the walk in “The Way” is reciprocal, Deuteronomy 26:17-18 King James Version (KJV) “Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: 18 And the Lord hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;” Again we see that Aramaic word in that we can read this passage accurately as “You have declared the Word today to be your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments and live by His judgments, to listen to His voice. And, the Word declared you will be His particular treasure, as He has promised you” What do you do with a particular treasure, but keep from any harm, protect it, preserve it, you are that treasure of God because the Word of God declared it so. Peter knew this to be, 1 Peter 2:9 King James Version (KJV) “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;” The Word has chosen you to be His own by the Word before He (The Word) even created you. How?
John 1:1B “and the Word was with God,” If you are with someone, you are not against them; you walk side by side, what one does the other does as well. We see how powerful this relationship is within God, Genesis 1: 26 “Let Us make man” this is plural, more than one, God and Word along with Holy Spirit creating all creation then together made man, and did so how they knew best, in their very image. How is we may do what Jesus did, because we are made exactly like He is. Before creation, The Word was in close intimate fellowship with God, so close He was God. He understood that if we learn to walk with Him as He did with His Father then that same anointing, that glory could and does flow from Him through the Holy Spirit in to you. He knew this Glory was hoe creation came and it is how we too may create the solution to what we face. John 17:5 King James Version (KJV) “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”
John 1:1C “and the Word was God.” Not “a god” as I was raised to believe, but God, the Living Creator of all. Logos, the very essence, the heart, the fundamental nature of God, Look to more of the first chapter of John, verse 2 “The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” The Word the creator, all things and everything were made by and for Him. Only God could perform this, the difference between God and “ a god” is vast, God creates, a god is created, God is All in All, a god is but a piece of clay, a chunk of wood, or a shape of metal.
God Himself didn’t call Jesus a god, but rather He called Him God, called Him Lord, God Himself saw the Word as God. Hebrews 1:1-10 King James Version (KJV) “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:” This is how God saw His son and so should we, the All powerful creator of heaven and earth, the very friend that you need to walk side by side with.
He took on flesh so that same walk He had with God He could have with you, that’s right, God became a man so that He could be your friend. John 1:14 King James Version (KJV) “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” He is all you need in your life, your path, so walk with Him have that same fellowship He had in Heaven only now with you, look back at verse 4, “In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” He is not second to God or a created Son of God but He is God, each with their personality but equal in power, equal in character, equal substance, and equal as God.
When we choose Christ as our God then our Way is made clear, our daily walk is “the Way” to the life the Creator has made for us. Psalm 119:1, “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord”. This scripture reveals three principles by which we may continue living successful lives:
- A) Blessed, to be blessed is to be supremely happy, regardless of all the circumstances, trials and situations that will arise, by living for, and in, The Word, we are given the promise of being blessed. To be supremely happy we will have to have been granted power. All power has been given unto Jesus in heaven and earth and He in return has given that same power unto us. To be blessed is to “have power in you, on you, and around you to prosper”, and certainly this is an accurate definition of being supremely happy. No matter what the enemy may throw against us, we through the power, (which comes through the application of His name and the use of His redeeming blood) drive all of the evil assignments and weapons far from us.
- B) Undefiled, To be defiled is to be; dirty, spoiled, stained, tarnished, degraded, disgraced, dishonored and violated, all of which we were BEFORE we committed our lives to The Word and made an unchangeable decision to walk in the way. That life changing decision caused the blessing to flow and the power to perform its cleansing ability within us. We become undefiled, which is to be; clean, pure, spotless, unsullied, unadulterated even virtuous. We may best call it “living in grace”, receiving that which we were not entitled to have, but having it granted unto us anyway.
- C) The law of the Lord, No matter what we require, whether an answer to a prayer, healing, financial release, or just day to day fellowship with God will not be accomplished unless the law of the Lord is deep within our hearts. We must get over that word “law” as something harmful, it is not. Its purpose is not to bring us into some kind of heavy bondage but rather just the opposite of that, the bringing of release from the hardship of Satan’s bondage.
The law is the Pentateuch or the first five books of the bible, contained therein are many blessings and yes, some curses, but Jesus, as The Word, bore and destroyed all the curses for us, doing away with them forever. However the blessings of the law are still enforced, for those who will walk in the way. Listening and following after the life style that is rich and fulfilling. Deuteronomy 28:1-14, gives us a list of great blessing that we will live in for heeding the lifestyle of the way. There is no other way than living in The Word.
VANITY, ALL NOT OF GOD IS VANITY
From verse 37 of Psalm 119 we learn yet another key of walking in the way, or, The Word, which when given heed, keeps us free and open to what God would reveal unto us. “Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way”. Vanity becomes the downfall of many persons, once they have tread in its lifestyle all other things begin to fade and unfortunately one of the first to go is the revelation of the Lord.
The Hebrew word for vanity is, “shav'”, which means; ruin, guile, destructive evil, desolation all of which is caused through the leaving of the way of Jesus and living in the way of the devil. His ways are those of vanity, ways of; conceit, egotism, narcissism (the love of self), pride, strife, futility, uselessness and folly.
Yet because a person says, “I am an individual” they are lead through their vanity into destruction. To keep their individuality they trust in themselves, deceiving themselves into believing that alone they can become all their vain heart desires, they’re trust is misplaced. Job 15:31, (Amplified version), “Let him not deceive himself and trust in vanity-emptiness, falseness and futility; for these shall be his recompense [for such living]”. When one spends his life seeking those things which are empty and futile then the only revelation that they will gain is how to continue in the empty things. God creates each person in His likeness, therefore we should all be striving to obtain the life style that He has for us, in other words to go His way. When we do, we achieve the greatest level of individuality that one may have, an individual completely sold out to God Himself.
Too much time is spent in the pursuit of the things of life, the simple fact is that these pursuits are also vanity, for all belongs to God. Psalm 24:1-5, “The earth is the Lords, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in the Holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation”. We need not spend our lives searching out those things of life, for but one thing is necessary, that is living in the way of The Word. His ways will lead, guide, teach and reveal how we are to go so that revelation knowledge flows from us.
Pursuing the things that leaves one shallow and empty with the things that are vain only leaves you shallow, empty and vain. Ecclesiastes 2:26, ” For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.” What a price one must pay for rebellion to God, the very work of ones hands given over to the righteous because one could not seek and serve the Lord. Proverbs 13:22 King James Version (KJV) “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.”
The way of God is the way of life, the way of the vain is that of death, one need but choose which they will serve, then do so, knowing the consequences of their decision. Deuteronomy 30:19-20 sum up the choice that we face best, “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: That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for He is thy life, and thy length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob to give them”. All heaven and earth stand as witness as to what you decide daily to follow, God or that which is vanity. Choose God, choose life, choose blessing and live, it is His way. Swallow your pride, evict strife, leave folly behind and go the way of life, so that all may be well with you. Revelation knowledge can only be found through a life completely sold out to God, this is His way.
THE WAY OF PEACE
The way is Jesus, He is The Word, His is the way of peace, it is only those who live in the peace of God who receive the revelation knowledge of God. The quite spirit is the spirit that is trained to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit by whom revelation knowledge comes.
It seems like mans quest on earth is find where peace lays and then to go and live in that place. Peace is no further away than the prayer of faith and a confession that Jesus is the way. Peace is a servant, given over to man to help him establish himself in The Word. John 14:26-27, ” But the Comfortor, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”. He says here, “in The Word, in me there are no worries”. Here Jesus is not only leaving us in peace but also giving us His. Peace therefore is transferable, almost contagious, when you leave the presence of another there should be great peace experienced by both, that’s the way of the Spirit. However if we have no understanding of what exactly peace is, we will have no possible way to live within it. So let’s examine peace to know what Jesus really did give us.
The word peace is translated comes from several different words in the bible. The Hebrew word for peace is, “shalom”, it means; to be safe, well, happy, to have health, prosperity, and to fare well. The Greek words for peace are; phimoo (fee-mo-o) which means to muzzle, Mark 1:25. Siapao (see-o-pah-o) which means a involuntary stillness, a hush Mark 4:39. Eirene (i-ray-nay) which means; A) a harmonious relationship, B) friendliness, C) freedom from molestation, D) to have rest and contentment, E) to be prosperous. So then when Jesus said that His peace He was leaving us, He was leaving us all these attributes. To live in less is to live outside of the goodness of God Himself, it is to exist within the turmoil of the of a Satanic controlled world.
To have peace we must live in the way of The Word. His Word is to abide in us. Look at John 15:4, Amplified version, “Dwell in Me and I will dwell in you.-Live in Me and I will live in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me”. Peace is a fruit produced by the living and dwelling within The Word, made possible through the Comfortor or the Holy Spirit of God. Galatians 5:22-23, “Now the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law”. None of these may be separated from the other therefore the living in The Word would enable us to experience and use all these as required. Peace flows in conjunction with all the others. Once, one is at peace or flowing in that harmonious relationship then and only then is one ready to have revelation knowledge given over to them.
Some people look to others who call themselves prophets for revelation knowledge but if the prophets life is without the peace of God therein, do not trust what he or she may speak and say. Peace is the result of every prophetic statement given via the Holy Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 14:3, “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation and comfort”. There is no other reason to speak a prophesy other than for these reasons and each one of these will minister peace to the recipient of the prophesy. So too, revelation knowledge will bring admonishment, guidance and contentment.
The operation of peace comes to us in the form of what we develop in Him when we are abiding in Him, to understand peace we must know our place of residence. Just we know the home that we dwell in we must come to know our spiritual address or residence equally as well. Our sense are so well refined in our home that even with lights off we know exactly where things are placed and what to do to avoid them in order that we do no harm to ourselves. So too, Jesus would have us understand the way to His lifestyle and His dwelling place of peace. It is what we have in Him?
Romans 3:24, In Him we have redemption.
Romans 8:1, In Him there is no condemnation.
Romans 8:2, In Him is freedom from sin and death.
Romans 8:39, In Him is perfected love.
Romans 12:5, In Him is oneness.
1 Corinthians 1:2, In Him is sanctification.
1 Corinthians 1:30, In Him is wisdom, righteousness and sanctification.
2 Corinthians 2:14, In Him is triumph over the enemy.
2 Corinthians 5;17, In Him old things die away.
Ephesians 1:3, In Him are all spiritual blessings.
Ephesians 2:6, In Him we are seated in heavenly places.
1 Thessalonians 5:18, In Him is Gods will for you.
To abide outside of Christ is to choose confusion over peace, and that of course will never do. Psalms 37:11, Amplified, “But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace”. The “meek” refer to those who have a good and positive attitude toward the Word of God, and then perform from within that attitude without disputing or resisting. Peace in abundance gives us great assurance that when we face difficult times and trials God is going to see us through them.
We know that Satan is the enemy that seeks to steal, kill and destroy and he may do so if we follow any other way other than “The Way”, allow your ways to be those of The Word, then Satan will not be able to create havoc within your life. Proverbs 16:7, “When a mans ways please the Lord, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him”.
The quickest way for one to lose his peace is for that one to enter into a life of compromise. Colossians 2:9-10, “For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power”. There was no compromise with God toward Jesus, all that the Father is Jesus is. Therefore there is no compromise in The Word toward you, He has made you complete, that means there is nothing lacking in your life. If you “feel” that there is, you simply have not learned to receive from Jesus that which you require to overcome the lack, yet. If you are complete, then you completely go to Him and find out what you need, receive it, then put it in operation in your life at once.
There is also no compromise in the attitude and actions that Jesus took against the devil, assuring that we would be able to live the peaceful life in Christ, Colossians 2:14-15, “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against you, which is contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross. And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it”. If Satan wants a fight give it to him. Don’t settle for less than the best, that is what Jesus bought for us upon the cross. Be single minded about the quality of life that you expect to live, Jesus as The Word never compromised in His actions, giving His very life so that you could have the best life possible, His. Meet every challenge that the devil places before you with the Word that God has placed in you.
To live without compromise is to live by faith. 2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we live by faith not by sight”. Forget what it looks like; see what Jesus has already done and said about it, then His peace will give you the ability to walk in your faith, not compromising it due to what the devil may show or tell you. Simply decide that no manner what, Gods Word is the only way to go; peace will give you the assurance that your decision is the right one.
Hebrews 10:35-39, “Cast not away your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him”. To compromise is to cast away your confidence, (your beliefs, trust, faith or your reliance), all of which is Jesus, so then with each compromise we walk away from the way, The Word, and into danger. Compromise means to; discredit, endanger, jeopardize, risk, concede, and yield; what is that you are putting at risk? It is “your faith”. Notice verse 38 says that if any man draws back that Gods soul is given displeasure. There can be no peace in the soul of the compromising person.
By not compromising we find that we are able to live free from worry, stress, and all anxiety that comes from attempting to go another way other than Jesus’ way. Philippians 4:4-7, “Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”. Peace of God can only come as one decides that there can be no compromise in His life. Dwelling in The Word and meditating on all that is healthy for spirit, soul and body as we see in verse 8, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things”. Surly as we place all that is honorable in our lives, dwelling in the Prince of Peace we come to know His way and through that knowledge, revelation knowledge is given to us. Isaiah 9:6 King James Version (KJV) “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Once again the The Word is shown as the mighty God, Father and our Prince of Peace.
THE WAY OF SALVATION
On that fourteenth night in October I got saved. None could ever change that nor take it away from me. No one ever comes to any revelation knowledge of Jesus Christ, His Father or His Word had it not been for His provision of salvation. Acts 16:17, “These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation”. Although Paul was at the moment being harassed by a demonically controlled girl, what she was saying was nevertheless true. He did have the way of salvation to offer to any who would receive it. That way is Jesus Christ.
In order to appreciate salvation we must have a full understand as to what exactly it is. We find the words salvation or saved are translated from three Greek words: A) Soteria; which means to rescue, bring to safety, deliver and be in health, B) Soterion; the one who rescues, delivers or produces health, C) Sozo; to deliver, protect, heal, preserve, do well (prosper) and to be made whole. So then Jesus is the Soterion who delivers us, protects us, heals us, preserves us, causes us to prosper and makes us whole. All these working together within us constitutes our being a complete and finished work of God able to walk in the ways of our Soterion.
Closer examination of our salvation by the Soterion, Jesus, shows to us that these gifts of deliverance are not just for the moment of regeneration but are designed to carry on within us until we step into the heavenly kingdom of God and receive the fullness of them there.
As Soterion, Jesus’ first concern was that He put to flight the works of the enemy of God in man. No longer would we serve the destroyer, instead willingly, and freely, we choose to serve on the side of the one who brings to us deliverance, the Soterion, Jesus. Luke 1:71-74, “That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To preform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant; The oath which He sware to our father Abraham, That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear”. Any who discredit the ministry of deliverance have not come to the revelation knowledge of the Soterion Jesus. His heart’s desire is that all be delivered from all bondages that come from within the realm of darkness. Salvation is deliverance, so go free.
We see that salvation, as provided by Jesus, shows us the great mercy that is within the heart of the Father. Titus 3:4-7, “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved (sozo) us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour. That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life”.
The mercy of God in offering us salvation is fivefold, 1) Kindness, 2) Love, 3) The washing, regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 4) Justification by grace, 5) We become heirs. We are seeing that God loved us so greatly that He was willing to show us the greatest kindness ever offered to man, the redeeming power of Jesus as offered to us through His death and resurrection. In order to secure us and give us confidence in His work of salvation He poured out generously His Holy Spirit. Knowing that we could never do anything that would be worthy of vindication from sin, He simply forgave us, showing that although He is a just God, He is also a gracious God, one worthy of all love, praise, adoration and faithfulness. Once He gave us His grace, He then brought us into His covenant and granted unto us all the benefits that are within that covenant.
Salvation is shown by His mercy, it is not something we turn and walk away from, rather we seek ways as to how to deepen it within us. Romans 1:16, “for I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power unto salvation to everyone who believeth”. How could anyone be ashamed of the which provides deliverance, heal, prosperity, wellness and wholeness? Shame only will come when God is rejected and envy is then free to take root in ones heart.
SALVATION & FAITH
We also know that way of salvation is the way of faith. Faith in all that God has promised in His Word and faith in all the Jesus provides through His redeeming work on Calvary. Galatians
3:9-14, “So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. For as many as are the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for the just shall live by faith. And the law is of faith, the man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the cruse of the law, being made a cruse for us; for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth upon 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”. Being set free from malediction found within the stringent rules set out for all, yet no-one ever being able to obtain or fulfill them. Christ came and took upon Himself the entire curse, freeing us into the blessing of the law.
Does this now mean that we need not do that which pleases God? Of course not, the freedom Jesus offers to all who call upon His name for salvation is that of living by faith. The exoneration that faith brings from the worse sin can only be found in the acceptance of the shed blood of Jesus Christ which may be received by any who may call upon Him through faith. The goal of all who walk in the redeeming power found in that blood is to do at all times that which pleases the Father. In order to please we must go to Him, believing all that His Word demonstrates in love, power, strength and victory. The rewards of faith can never be outweighed by the rewards of anything the systems of the world may have to offer. Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him”.
This faith is a most powerful key to the gaining of revelation knowledge through salvation, we must not let the principals set forth within this verse of scripture to ever slip from us. We see four simple yet profound fundamental truths for those of faith.
1) Please God, Acceptance of the way of salvation is the beginning of pleasing God, God is not interested in your past as much as He is in your future. In the past you could do nothing that was pleasing to Him for you were not of faith. Once you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, faith recreated your heart and God then granted forgiveness, cleansing the heart and justifying you through your Soterion Jesus Christ. Deliverance came into the heart and no longer can Satan whisper condemnation into the heart, freeing you to take faith to new realms using it as a tool that at all times in all situations pleases God. 1 John 3:18-24, “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. For if our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. But if our hearts condemn us not, then we have confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. And this is His commandment, That we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment. And he that keepeth His commandment dwelleth in Him, and He in him. And thereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us”.
2) Come to God, It is the fallen nature of man that keeps man from coming to God, he thinks (mistakenly) that he has no need for God, or anything else, he’s a man, he can make it on his own. He cannot, for those who will not come to God for salvation will be held in captivity by Satan and forced to do his will, ever living a life locked in strife, confusion, destruction and eventually death. 2 Timothy 2:24-26, “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient. In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will”. One translation says, “to do his will”, those locked in strife are nothing more than puppets on a string controlled by Satan himself. This certainly is not the plan of God, He would have us come to Him in all circumstances and in every situation. Just as Jesus is the Soterion equipped to deliver, heal, protect, preserve and heal, He is also the one who seeks a very close fellowship with Him in all matters, great and small. In order for us to do so we must come to Him.
All too often men will accuse God of not fulfilling His word, yet, we find their request has gone unanswered because of their own failure to come to God and release the entire situation to Him. However for the answer to manifest we must release all of the circumstance to Him right down to the worry and concern over the situation. To hold onto the worry is to say that God is not capable of answering; therefore we actually stay away from God instead of doing what His word says, come to Him. In all things, run to God, come boldly to the throne room, jump into the arms of love and receive healing and freedom, just come. Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in a time of need”.
3) Believe that He is, Is what? Everything you require, when you require it. Moses and the Israelites first knew Him not as Jehovah but as the great “I AM”. To them He would say, “I AM all” you will ever need or require. Today He is still the same. As the Soterion Jesus brings to all the power of salvation, He becomes the one ever able to deliver, protect, heal, preserve, cause to do well (prosper) and to be made whole. We are able, through faith, to ask of the Great I AM and know with full assurance that the request is executed and completed just as His Word has promised. John 16:23-24, “And in that ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name, ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full”. There is no revelation knowledge available to those who will not come to God, ask and believe that He will provide for them.
4) Believe that He is a “rewarder” of those who diligently seek Him. Make fellowship with Christ Jesus your primary goal in life, all else should become secondary to your life in Christ. As Soterion He has all that one requires therefore it should be common sense to seek only Him. Too many have taken their eyes off Jesus and placed them upon their need, seek not the provision but rather seek the provider. For when the provision has comes the relationship with the provider will have deepened, but if you seek just the provision then the relationship will be shallow and less gratifying. He is the rewarder, but the rewards do not flow simply because one has a need, they flow because of the faith that one has placed in Him to answer the need. Seeking the provision will always cause one to be in a place of searching for the answers to the needs, seek the Soterion who is the answer. Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. Matthew 6:33, (Amplified version), “But seek for (aim at and strive after) first of all His Kingdom, and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right], and then all these things taken together will be given you besides”.