“UNDERSTANDING OUR SALVATION”
This purpose of this study is to inform the reader of where we came from and where we are at. When you understand your walk with God, you will love God even more.
The Book of Genesis. The book of “beginning”. Our heritage, what scientists call our genetic make up. Or our origin.
I. Man is created in God’s image and likeness. “Let US make man in OUR image.” This speaks of the Holy Trinity. Image = “Tselem” to shade, shadow, phantom, ie. Resemblance, hence a representative figure of God. When studying the Word, one will find that God has a face, arms, back, feet, etc, just as we do. He created us, why wouldn’t He? “Demuwth”: resemblance, model, shape, like. God has a will and is a creator and so are you. You have a will and you are a creator. In this we find that man has a free will. The devil cannot make you do anything and neither will God. Unlike Flip Wilson’s quip from years ago on television, “The devil made me do it!” You have some creativity. Life and death are in the power of your tongue. Your life depends on how you speak. Colossians 3:25, Hab 3:13 and Proverbs 26:27 tells us that ‘what goes around comes around.’ If you smile at someone, it is most likely that they, in return, will smile back to you. Thoughts are things. They bring things into actuality. God made something out of nothing and man makes something out of something.
In Genesis 1:31 we see that man was good and perfect. Everything that God does is good. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. If it brings you life it is of God. In Jesus we are good. Psalm 8:4-5: man is crowned with glory and honor. (Crowns 1367 Thompson’s Chain reference bible.) You are a prized possession of God. We see the word ‘angels’ in this Psalm. The Hebrew word is Elohim. It is the only time that Elohim is translated ‘angels’. Elohim is plural for God, hence the Trinity.
Genesis 2:7 God created a 3-fold being. Spirit, soul and body. Many teachers teach spirit, mind, soul, and body and this is not correct. Mind is a part of soul and soul is made of mind, will and emotions. Life comes only by God’s Spirit, His breath. Newborn children, just like Adam need to breathe. They are souls but when they breathe that first breath of God’s air (breath) they become a ‘living soul’. Genesis 2:7 If God decided to wait to breathe into Adam’s body, would the body rot? (Answer: No because death was not yet the wage of sin.)
God gives man dominion: Genesis 1:26, 28 You don’t have to jump on a chair for creeping things. You have dominion over them all. “Dominion” – “Radah”: To tread dow subjugate, to crumble off, have dominion, prevail against, reign, rule over. You are made in His image. Jesus redeemed us back to our original status. This is not to be confused with the actress Shirley MacLaine when she stood on the beach and yelled to the wind, “I AM God!” Never! We are not God, there is only one. We are just carbon copies of His likeness and through Jesus we are allowed to use His Dunamis power. There is nothing that we can do on our own. In fact, man’s creations lead to waste, ie., styrofoam. Everything that God are leads back to the Earth. (Ps 8, God crowned man with glory and honor. He was clothed with the glory of God.) 3 part man, body, soul and spirit. Everything was made in the adult stage so yes, the chicken came before the egg! Psalm 8:4-9 Dominion over works of God’s hands. As far as UFO’s are concerned, if they are not from God, we have authority over them. We have power in Jesus name to make things bow.
Scientists have found that people who were allegedly taken up into spaceships came back with metals in their bodies that man has never seen before. Operations were performed, etc. But! Those who believe in Jesus and cried out His Holy name were instantaneously snapped back into their own beds with no cut marks or anything. Aliens are demons. Mankind is making music and movies about aliens in hopes that you will become immune to them and not rebuke them when you see one. You…..have…….authority! Remember that. We have authority and dominion however there is a limit. ultimate authority always resides in God. Without Him, we can do nothing. There is one area man has no control over. Man is called to a submission to God. God answers to no one. He’s God. There is a Holy Order in life. 1 Cor 11:3. God, Christ, Man, Woman and THEN ministry. Your ministry should never come before your family, Jesus or God. Some are so busy FOR God that they have no real relationship WITH God.
Genesis 2:15 The Garden of Eden. “Dress” – “Abad”: to work, serve, till, enslave, to keep in bondage, compel to make to serve. “Keep” – “Shaman”: to hedge about, to guard, to protects, attend to, (to self), keep, wait, watch. The question is: against who? Answer: from the devil. satan has already fallen in some point in time. Adam was aware of the devil. Isaiah 14. Wilson’s old testament word studies: to keep, watch, guard, to keep safe, protect, preserve, retain, reserve, observe, regard, keep diligently.
There is peace and life in this environment. Genesis 1:29-30. God gives man and animals herbs and fruit to eat. They didn’t eat meat. They were herbivorous, not carnivorous. There was no death in the garden. Neither man nor animals were to kill and spill blood for food. There were no hawks swooping down for chipmunks, snakes or rabbits. Man lives in comfort and rest. (Rest in faith.)
Genesis 2:8_15 Gold, precious stones, silver. Temperature was right all of the time. I’d like to think that it was approximately 78-80 degrees. I love the temperature around 78-80. God puts man in the garden and his every need was met. That is what it is like to be under God. All of your needs are met.
Genesis 1:31 – 2:1-3: Man is made on the 6th day. Heb 2, 3 & 4 (enter into rest faith). Faith IS rest and peace. We are now at a place of rest. The next day, the first day of man’s life – is a day of rest. Notice that Jesus was never shaken or moved about anything.
Man has great Wisdom. Man had an excellent memory. He named everything and remembered them all. Species and types. Genesis 2:19-20 One needs wisdom to rule and to have dominion. We use 10-12% of our brain. The other 90 allegedly lays dormant. Adam used the whole 100%. He was perfect. It is safe to say that sin really does ‘dumb’ us down.
Man has a companion. Genesis 2:18-25. Woman is created. (Notice, it’s not “Eve” yet.) Her name didn’t become Eve until after the fall. Man has communication with God. Eutopia. The Greek name for Communion (Communication) is “Koinonia”. (pronounced: Coin-no-nia). Genesis 3:8 and 2:7. Man became a living soul. Man’s spirit was alive in that he could commune with God. God loves communication with His children.
Summary: God made man perfect in all areas and placed him in a Utopia (paradise) where every need was met. Man had dominion and authority. Most of all man had a (p2
relationship with God. Spirit was the Master, Biological body was the servant.
II. The Fall of Man: How man came to sin.
Genesis 3:1-6 satan possesses a serpent. We are not sure how but he did. (Possession of a body, any body. He was subtil “Aruwm”, cunning, crafty, prudent, subtil, sly. Notice in verse 2 the woman talks with the snake. It was not beastiality as some perverts have tried to make it. See LEv 18:23. 20:15, 16. Deut. 27:21. Notice that she was not shocked to see a snake speaking to her. Apparently there was some form of communication between man and the animals or the serpents.The woman did not recognize satan because he came in a form that did not repulse her. He comes to you in a way that is pleasant to the eyes. he is not like the Steven King television versions. satan will not come to tempt us with a form that appears evil or that would be repulsive. he comes in the commonplace and as an angel of light to get us to listen to what is said. Marijuana, alcohol, sex, gossip, men, women, etc. We can’t see the “harm” in it.
2 Corinthians 11:13-14
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
The first step of temptation is doubt. satan always tries to produce doubt in us. Trust God for a healing and satan will steal it from you. he says to Woman in Genesis, “…yea, hat God said”… In other words, “Did God really say that?” he comes to shake your faith in God’s Word, brings unbelief. The Woman responded with the wrong word and satan acted upon it. God said, “Ye shall surely die” and she told the snake, “Lest ye die”. Two different sentences. satan caught it and played on her words just as he does us today. Know your Word. She didn’t quote God’s exact saying. She changed the meaning of it. The Woman received the doubt because she had not the Word of God fully in her. The devil now brings the lie. He is a liar. God calls him the “father of lies”. John 8:44. Be careful not to distort the Word. he builds doubt that the woman had. he said, “You will not die.” If he can get you to receive his doubt, then he will b ring in a lie and you will believe a lie. He makes it look as though God is trying to suppress us. That is because he believed that himself when he was still Lucifer. The same lie is being told today. Mormon’s teach that you can be a God. Dale Carnegie. Norman Vincent Peale.
The 3-G pitfalls for ministers: Glory, Gold (money) and Guys/Gals. The same lie is being told to us today….Man is God within himself. He has the power within himself. ‘You shall be a God.’ Man begins to worship self. Physical, intelligence, ability, beauty, desire for material power. Idoltry. Diamonds and pearls. The lie had to be believable. Try Jim Jones. That was a perfect case of manipulation. (A spirit.) Let’s recap: The man and woman had dominion and ruled. Ps 8:5, “For God hast made him a little lower than the angels…(Elohim). God. The next step was to be God. The lie was believable. “Ok! That’s logical. God is trying to suppress us!” That is the same as saying, “that drink won’t hurt you”. Or, “that affair won’t hurt. People just don’t want you to have a good time.” The devil was saying, “God is deceiving you. I am telling you the truth.” satan is calling Good (God) evil and evil (satan) good or truth.
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Genesis 3:6 3 areas of temptation 1 John 2:15-17 All that is in the world system. In verse 6 the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes. Lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life. And every evil under the sun. And a tree to be desired to make on wise. She desired after it. There have been many ministers who fell due to lust. One needs only to seek God and hear His Words to be wise The devil has to cover sin to make it look pleasant. he camouflages it. Heb 11:25. The woman was deceived and believe satan and sinned. 2 Thess 2:10-12. All real wisdom is in Jesus Christ. Keep your desire to know the truth. Her husband ate also. She gave it to her husband also. It was up to him to tell her no and ask God to handle the situation but he fell as well. One sin can cause your entire household to sin. Sin spreads. One who falls into sin will being another with them. Adam was not deceived but openly rebelled. 1 Tim 2:14, 2 Cor. 11:3 Sin is pleasurable for a season. satan always countermoves God. Adam chose to stay with his wife rather than to obey God.
Could God have stopped them? Surely God has the ability and the power to stop satan and to expose the lie. The answer is yes and no. Why didn’t God stop Adam? He gave Adam a free-will to choose. God did not make us to be robots. For God to force His will on Adam would be to take from him his free-will to choose. Romans 11:29. Heb 2:18 tells us that Jesus was tempted and can rescue us out of the temptation. You stay in the temptation because it is pleasurable. God gave Adam the authority to rule and to keep. To protect and keep safe his wife and the garden. Genesis 2:15 For God to interfere would be to go back on His Word. Numbers 23:19 God is not a man that He should lie; neither the son of man that He should repent, hath he said, and shall not do it? or hat he spoken, and shall he not make it good? God would surely have come to Adam’s aid if called upon, however Adam had to call. Jeremiah 33:3. Today it is the same. Call upon God. He is not going to force Himself on anyone.1 Cor 10:13, Heb 2:18.
III. The results of sin: There are now physical results of sin. Hard labor. Genesis 3:;17-19. The ground becomes cursed. Sin-> Cursed->Death. At first roses and berry bushes had no thorns. There is now sickness and disease. Gen 3:14. Satan is now given permission to eat dust. Gen 3:19. Man is referred to as being “dust”. satan can afflict man with sickness and disease. The devil is given permission to eat man’s flesh; that is to bring sickness and disease upon mankind. Deuteronomy 28:15, 20-22, 27-28, and 35. A curse came upon man after sin. The curse of sin. There is now physical death. The wages of sin are death. Gen 3:19, 5:5, 1 Cor 15:20-22, Genesis 3:21 The first death was an animal in order to clothe Adam and Eve. The blood of the animal was towards their skin. “To be covered by the blood.” Most likely a lamb. If God sent Jesus as a lamb and refers to lambs to the slaughter throughout the bible, it was probably a lamb. They are beautiful and innocent and they only follow the voice of their masters. God knew the future and that lambs would be used for sacrifices.
The soulish or mental effects of sin. Gen 3:7-17 Verse 7 “…the eyes of them both were opened and they knew that they were naked.” A child’s “point of accountability” is when they realize that they are naked. It is when they follow the pattern of Adam and Eve. Guilt and shame enters into man. Religious efforts to cover guilt and shame do not work. This is the first ‘religious’ act.
Man’s efforts for the atonement of sin. “….They sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.” Genesis 3: verses 8-10
Fear enters into man. Verse 8 Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord. “…I heard thy voice in the garden and I was afraid.” Verse 11: Because of the fear that man had showed, God knew that man had sinned. Fear is never of God. God does not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) Genesis 3 12-13 In comes the pointing of the finger…accusation. satan is the accuser of the brethren. They are now children of satan like their father the devil…
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Man blames God, Man blames the woman woman blames the serpent. There is hostility and hatred. “Enmity” Gen 3:15 – “Eybah” hostility, enmity, hatred, to hate, to be hostile. Hatred between men enters the world. satan hates us and we should hate him. We should be like David and hate anything that hates God. satan hates you and wants to destroy you. John 10:10. Murder enters in. Gen 4:7-8, 23 Peace of mind died. There is bitterness, jealousy and envy. Gen 3:16 Sorrow. “Itstsaboown”: Worrisomeness. Labor or pain, toil. “Etseb”: earthen vessel, usually (painful) toil, also a pang (whether of body or mind) grievous, idol, labor, sorrow. Also included is grief, heartbreak, sadness, depression, and dejection, worry, anxiety, trouble minds and emotions. It is literally death to man’s peace of mind. There is now all types of torments of the mind and the emotions. Most important, the effects of sin upon the spirit of man: Man died spiritually Gen 2:17, Eze 18:20, 24, Romans 5:12-21 Romans 6:23, Colossians 2:13 Spiritual death is separation from God, or the inability to commune or have fellowship with God. Sin stopped man’s fellowship with God. Eph 4:18, Gen 3:8, 23-24, Man could no longer come into God’s presence, the gates of Heave were closed!
All men thereafter were children of Adam and not of God. All them therefore inherited the curses that came upon Adam for “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. Rom. 3:23, John 3:6, John 8:44, John 1:12. Human Hu-man, Hue-man = Hue, shade of man, a shadow of God’s original creation.
Scriptures showing that man become sinful in his nature. Man has an evil heart: Gen 6:5, 8:21 here 17:9, Matt 15:19, Romans 7:18. There is no good in man: 1 K 8:46, Ps 14:3, 53:3, 130:3, Ecc 7:20, Roma 3:10-23, Lk 18:18-19, Rom 5:6, 8, and 10, Titus 1:15. Man lost his power to do good and received the power to do evil. Man became a slave to sin and satan. Romans 6:16-17, 20. Man became self-orientated. A selfish nature. Passed down from Adam. More scriptures: Heb 2:14-15, John 8:34, Col 1:13, 2 Tim 2:26, 2 Peter 2:19, Prov 5:22. The harmony in man (spirit, soul, and body became disrupted. The soul now became the master and man became enclaved to his fleshly desire to please only himself. Man became hopelessly lost Gen 3:7-8 His effort to cover sin was futile. Is 64:6 Eph 2:12 having no hope and without God in the world. Man is doomed to hell. 1 Thess 4:13, All men were doomed to hell without and hope of redemption…Jesus. (p5
The disharmony of man: disharmony between man and God. James 4:4, Ro 8:5-8, Rom 5:10. There is now disharmony between man and nature. Gen 1:29-30 God made man to be outside. There were no pesky mosquitos, etc. But now….they exist. God gave us roses, we gave them thorns. Before the fall, there was no shed of blood. After the fall one can see blood being shed and animals becoming wild toward man and each other. Gen 9:2 all that move on the earth shall fear you. Disharmony between man and other men now. Gen 4:8, 23 One can see that since that time man has killed man in wars, murders, and in words. All because of sin. Gen 3:12-13
The Remedy for Sin is only Jesus Christ. Through Him, a price for sin has to be paid. The wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23) Death is a price to be paid. Without the shedding of Blood there is no remission of sin. Blood is the choice of our Most High God, and so it is. (Hebrews 9:22) A price for sin is also the shedding of blood. Leviticus 17:11. There can be a substitutionary offering. Man could NOT be a substitute, therefore when you see certain cults using human beings as a sacrifice, they are not in line with the Word of God, nor in Godly order. They are sinning against God. They are of the Devil. All men had sinned (romans 3:23) There had to be a sinless offering. Please see Exodus 12:5 and Lev 1:3, 10. Animals could not be a substitute Hebrews 9:7-15, 23-28. 1 Cor 15:21. Since death (sin) came by man so by another man (Christ) comes life. Only a perfect man, as Adam before the fall, could be a substitution. Angels could not do it. Angels are spirit beings, they are not men. Hebrews 1:14, they don’t bleed. God became man in the person of Jesus Christ. John 1:1-5,14 1Tim 3:16 Jesus was all God and all man. Matt 14:33, Luke 4:41 Please remember that because there are going to be some in your life that will try to dissuade you of this fact.
Luke 1:35, John 3:18, Mark 2:10, 27, Matt 9:6, Mark 8:38, Luke 18:8, John 1:51 and Hebrews 2:17. ~ Jesus Christ is the substitute sacrifice for man’s sin and none other. ~ Jesus was sinless 2 Cor 5:21, Heb 4:15, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Luke 1:35 ~ Jesus was the Blood sacrifice Hebrews 9:12-14, 28 John 1:29, Matt 26:28, Eph 1:7, 1 John 1:7, Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 1:18-19 ~ Jesus took the penalty of death 1 Cor 15:22, Romans 5:9-21, 2 Cor 5:14-15, Mark 10:45 ~ Jesus bore our sins and sufferings 2 Cor 5:21, 1 Pet 2:24, 1 Peter 3:18, 1 Peter 4:1 ~ Jesus paid the price for our sins 1 Cor 6:20.
Love is the motivating factor here. This is why God didn’t wipe us out and start all over. For God so loved the World that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Romans 1:16, Mark 16:16, John 3:16-18, 1 John 4:19, Deut 7:8, Romans 5:8, Eph 2:4-5, God’s Grace ~ Romans 3:24-25, Eph 2:8-9, 2 Cor 12:9. God’s Mercy ~ Titus 3:5,
The only hope and deliverance from the penalty of sin is Jesus Christ. ~ Titus 2:13, John 10:1-3, 7-9, John 8:32-36, John 6:40, John 5:23, John 14:6, Romans 6:23 You must be born again John 3:3-7. The only way of salvation is through Jesus Christ, by God”s Grace, through faith in the atoning work of the Cross.
Man’s choice: You have a choice to accept or reject Christ. It’s up to you. God is a gentleman, He will not make you do anything that you do not want to do. He is not the fierce, forceful God that some men try to make Him where He sits on a Throne hurling lightening bolts at man. John 3:16 For God so love the world…….John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John 4:14, Luke 12:8, Acts 10:43, Romans 1:16 Romans 10:9-13, 1 John 5:1, Rev 22:17, Mark 16:16 Man goes to Hell because he has rejected Christ. Man goes to Heaven because he has
accepted Christ. Halleluah! Accept Him. If you haven’t accepted Hm already, Him right now.
There are 3 witnesses that man rejects:
1. The witness of nature: Ps 19:1 Creation shows that God is there. A supreme Being. Ps 97:6 heaven declares God’s righteousness. Acts 14:15-17 Romans 1:18-20, Romans 2:14-15
2. The witness of the Word of God: This is the witness given of preaching, testifying, and the reading of the Word of God. Deut 30:15, Joshua 24:15, Matt 27:17, John 5:31-35, Isa 5:13-14, 2 Thess 2: 10-12, 2 Tim 3:15 Walk with God and keep His commandments. There has to be a call to decision as to who you will serve. They picked Barrabas over Jesus once which means that they rejected Christ.
3. The witness of the Holy Spirit within man. John 6:44, Jere 7:13, Hosea 9:17, John 5:40, Ps 81:11, Isa 65:12, Genesis 42:21, Ex 9:27, Ezra 9:6, John 8:9.
Receiving salvation: Jesus is the remedy of sin. Salvation cannot be earned, it is a gift (Eph 2:8-9) One must recognize that he or she is a sinner. One must see that they are hopelessly lost. 1 John 1:8 ~ You lie when you say you have no sin and the truth is not in you. Acts 2:37 ~ pricked in their hearts and asked what to do to be saved. Acts 16:30 ~ “what must I do to be saved?” the woman asks.
Repent: Mark 1:15, Acts 17:30, Acts 26:19-20, 1 Thess 1:8-9, Acts 2::38, 3:19, Luke 13:3, 5. Repent “metanoea” to think differently or afterwards, to reconsider. Repentance is a turning away from sin and forsaking it. Repentance is a heart attitude, a Godly sorrow. 1 Sam 16:7, Acts 15:8, John 2:23-25
Confession of sins: 1 John 1:9, Ezra 10:11, Prov 28:13, Jere 3:13, Romans 10:9-10 Please read all of the scripture that I have typed for it is all good for you to remember and quote later.
Call on Jesus: Acts 2:21, Romans 10:13, Rev 3:20 You invite Jesus to come into your heart and take control of your life.
Commit your life to Jesus: Romans 10:9, Acts 16:31, Both of these scriptures say “on the Lord Jesus”. Sin = sin nature, self pleasing. Turn your back on pleasing yourself. Phil 2:10-11, Luke 9:23-26, Luke 14:26-27, 33, Matt 22:37, Matt 10:32-33, 37-38
Believe in Christ = Faith: Eph 2:8-9, John 3:14-16, Mark 16:16, Acts Acts 16:31, John 5:24, John 20:31, Rom 10:9-10, Note: James 2:17-26, Titus 1:16.
In believing one accepts Christ: Faith brings in an action of receiving. A hard act: learn to receive without pride. It is not always meant for us to repay someone. John 1:12, Matt 10:40, Luke 8:40, Mark 11:24
Results of redemption: Hebrew: “Qaal” to redeem, to be the next of kin and as such to buy back a relative’s property, marry his widow, etc. Wilson’s says; to demand back one’s property, hence 1. to repurchase, buy again an estate which had been sold. 2. To deliver, set free.
“Paraq” to break off, to deliver, redeem, to loose or separate.
Greek: “Lutrosis” a ransoming, to ransom. “Apolutrosis” ransom in full, salvation, deliverance, a releasing for, i.e.: on payment of, ransom. “Agorazo” to go to the market, to purchase, to redeem, buy. “Exagorazo” to buy up, ransom, to rescue from loss, redeem. Read Hosea. There was a prostitutional wife. He bought his wife back. Vine’s : to buy out, especially of purchasing a slave with a view to his freedom. You buy a slave for the primary purpose of setting them free. God buys us back from whoring around with other gods. He redeems us.
One becomes a new creation: It’s our RX prescription. 2 Cor 5:17, PHillips “For if a man is in Christ he becomes a new person altogether. The past is finished and gone, everything has become fresh and new. A lot of people’s past still governs their present…not good. The old sin nature of man has died and man has a new nature. You should not want to do what you used to do ie., bars, smoking, drinking, cussing, illicit sex, etc. You now have the Nature of Christ. Galatians 2:20. We now have a renewing of our minds.
Fellowship with God is restored: 1 John 1:3, 1 Cor 1:9, Rev 3:20, Hebrews 7:19, James 4:8, Heb 4:16, Fellowship is made possible only by the cleansing of one’s sins by His blood. Eph 2:11-22
Forgiveness of sins Matt 1:21. Jesus saves us from our sins. John 1:29 John says, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
Eph 1:7 Col 1:14
One becomes justified. Romans 3:24-25.
There comes a cleansing: 1 John 1:7, Heb 9:14, Rev 1:5, Zech 3:2-4
One becomes a Child of God: We are adopted children of God. Only Jesus is God real son. Gal 4:4-6 Eph 1:5, Rom 8:14-16, Romans 9:26, 1 John 3:1, Phil 2:15.
We become His people: 1 Cor 6:19-20 We are bought with a price, our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Titus 2:14, we are a peculiar people. Peculiar “periporesis”, and obtaining, an acquisition, is translated God’s own possession. 1 Peter 2:9, 2 Cor 6:16
The believer receives an inheritance. We are joint-heirs with Jesus. Roman 8:17, Gal 3;29, Gal 4:4-7, Titus 3:7, Heb 1:14, Heb 6:17, Heb 9:15. co-labourers with God. 1 Cor 3:9.
Dominion is restored in Christ: the devil is under your feet. Man is restored to his position before the fall – except even better! The joy of the Lord is your strength. Man is restore back to being complete, spirit, soul and body. Some have said that we have spirit, mind, soul and body but I say that we are made in the image of God, a triune being, spirit, soul and body. Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Mind is a part of the soul. The soul is made up mind, will and emotions, so why count it twice? Man has authority and dominion with Christ. Matt 28:18, Eph 1:20-23, 2:5-6, Matt 16:19. The keys of the kIngdom is the believer’s authority over the powers of darkness. Luke 10:19
Redemption brings deliverance: From God’s wrath. Rom 5:9,
From the curse of the Law: Ga 3:13,
Form the bondage of the Law: Gal 4:5, Ro 7:6, Ro 8:1-2
From the bondage of sin: Rom 6:6-7, 11-23 Free from the fear of dying as well.
Note: Rom 6::15
From satan and demonic powers: 1 John 3;8, Col 2:13-15, Col 1:13, Eph 1:20-23, 2:5-6, Psalm 136:24,
From destruction: Psa 103:4
From death and the power of the grave: Rev 1:18, Heb 2:14-15, 1 Cor 15:53-57, Ps 49:15, Hos 13:14, PHil 1:21-24, 2 Cor 5:8, John 3:16, John 11:25-26
From the present evil world: Gal 1:4, John 17:15-17, 1John 5:4
Summary: Through Jesus Christ the believer has complete deliverance from sin and all the effects of sin and is restored unto a righteous position in Christ Jesus unto God the Father.
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