I am currently working on a book and am now at chapter 2. As such it may take sometime before the next blog appears. In the mean time I hope you are satisfied with this awesome article by E W Kenyon. It is really the expression of my heart and what I really wanted to say.
“Our popular Christianity is the product in part of the Dark Ages. It is not the Christianity of the Pauline Epistles. Consequently there is much said about sin, and Repentance for sin, but there is little said about Eternal Life. If it were possible for God to forgive a sinner his sins, it would do him no good, because he would go on sinning. The thing that the sinner must have is a New Nature. Hemust be recreated. This Recreation can only be accomplished by imparting to him a New Nature.
2 Peter 1:4: “We become partakers of the Divine Nature and escape the corruption that is in the world by lust.” That corruption is Spiritual Death. We only escape it by the New Birth, receiving this New Nature. John 3:16: “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have Eternal Life.” John 20:30-31; “Many other signs did Jesus in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written, that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye may have Life in His Name.” John 1:4: “In Him was Life; and that Life was the Light of men.”
Jesus came to bring to man a New Nature, Eternal Life. Until man has this New Nature, he is living in the realm of Spiritual Death, and he is a subject of Satan. Eph 2:12 : “That ye were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the World.” He is alienated from the Life of God. He cannot come into God’s Presence. He cannot fellowship with God. His nature is enmity against God. His only hope lies in a New Creation.
In John 5:24 Jesus said: “He that heareth my Word, and believeth Him that sent Me, hath Eternal Life, and cometh not into judgment, but hath passed out of death into life .” The one who receives Eternal Life passes out of the realm of Death, Satan’s dominion and realm, into the realm of life. There is no judgment for the man who s passed out of Satan’s realm into God’s realm. He passes out of Death into Life. It is an actual Birth out of Satan’s Family into God’s Family. It is mentioned in Col. 1:13: “Who delivered us out of the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His Love.”
It is the New Birth. 2 Cor. 5:17, 18: “Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a New Creation: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new, but all these things are of God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ.” This is an actual transition of man from Satan’s Family into God’s Family. When he accepts Christ as Savior and confesses Him as Lord, God breathes into him Eternal Life. It drives out the Satanic Nature and makes him a New Creation. With the New Creation there comes a New Mode of Life. 1 John 3:14-15 : “We know that we’ve passed out of Death into Life, because we love the brethren.”
“God has done all that he could do in our redemption. He gave His only begotten son as a substitute for our sins. His finished work meets every need of man. When He planned our redemption, it covered every need. He knew what was required. He furnished a redemption that utterly met the need of every man.
He perfectly satisfied the claims of the Supreme Court of the Universe against outlawed man. Since the Son has done that work for Him, He now stands ready to make good on all the promise in order to meet our faith for every need.
He has provided a perfect Redemption for Spirit, Soul and Body. He has provided a perfect Redemption for us so that we may stand in His Presence though Adam had never sinned. He not only justified His own right to create man in the face of the face that He knew that man would fall, but He has gone beyond that in making it possible for every disease to be healed, every weakness to be turned to strength, all power of Satan nullified, and to stand in His presence a righteous perfect being, an absolute New Creation created in Jesus Christ.
He became Incarnate, took upon Himself our limitations as a man, lived among us, and then permitted Himself who knew no sin, to be made sin for us.
He became sick with our sicknesses;
He became weak with our weaknesses. He was an outcast, and became a part of all that we were, becoming Identified with all our weaknesses, sickness and diseases. Then He bore our sins and diseases away and suffered until every need of man was fully met.
Then God justified Him, because He had met the demands of the human race in His sufferings. After being Justified, He was made alive in the Spirit.
Then He met the Adversary, conquered him of his authority and dominion, and arose form the dead. Then He carried His blood into the heavenly Holy of Holies, poured it out before the Father on the mercy seat, and made an eternal redemption for us.
All that Jesus did, He did for us. His work is absolutely perfect.
On the ground of the work, any man can stand right with God; any man can be healed from all his diseases. Satan’s dominion over the New Creation is utterly broken.
To Jesus was given the authority that Adam forfeited, and with that restoration there was given to Him added dominion and power because of what he had done for the salvation of the human race; that authority and dominion has been given to us in the legal use of His name.
We do not know what that part was in redemption except that we see a glimpse of it here and there. We know that it was the Holy Spirit that gave Jesus strength and courage to offer Himself on the cross. We know it was the Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead.
We know that the Spirit did all that was expected of Him to do, and that He stands ready to make good in every one of our lives all that God wrought for us in Christ, to pour the very life and nature of the Father God into our mortal bodies and actually swallow them up in life.”
Kenyon said “All Jesus did he did it for us.” May I add “All Jesus did he did as us.“