Living By Faith

REDEMPTION: A COMPLETE WORK

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin…For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
(Romans 6:6,14)

The blood of Jesus made us a new creation in Christ.
Mark Hankins

Our lives change when we receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation! Where we once experienced defeat, we now experience victory!

Romans 6:6 in the Richert Translation says, “…our former evil identities have been executed, so to speak. Our old rebel selves were exterminated and that leaves us no further role to perform as offenders. We were linked with the Divine Representative in death.”

We will overcome any barriers in our lives by the redemptive revelation of who we are in Christ. Romans 6:14 in the Knox Translation says, “Sin will not be able to play the master over you any longer.” The Wood Translation says, “Sin shall not be tyrant over you.” We can have a revolutionary revelation and walk in the light of what God has done for us in Christ. The tyrannical masters that once ruled our lives will rule no more!

Confession: Sin does not have dominion over me. I am walking in the light of what God has done for me in Christ Jesus!

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ACCESS WITH CONFIDENCE

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him. (Ephesians 3:12)

To access all that God has done for us in Christ will take the spirit of wisdom and revelation. Mark Hankins

We can approach the Father God boldly because of what Jesus did for us in His death, burial, and resurrection. God has already done everything He is going to do for us in Christ. Our redemption is a finished, complete work.

We have been permanently released and delivered from the power of the devil by the blood of Jesus. We need this redemptive revelation so we can walk in the fullness of all that God has called us to in His kingdom.

Jesus Christ Himself gave the Apostle Paul this redemptive revelation.“For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 1:12) This redemptive revelation is the key for believers. If we are to access the call of God, the inheritance that is ours in Christ, and the authority of the believer, we must have a redemptive revelation of God!

Confession: I can approach the Father God boldly because of what Jesus did for me in His death, burial, and resurrection. I can come fearlessly right into God’s presence, assured of His glad welcome! (Ephesians 3:12 TLB)

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A NEW DAY OF BOLDNESS

Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. (Hebrews 10:19)

Jesus purchased our “freedom of speech” with His own blood.
Mark Hankins

Some translations of Hebrews 10:19 translate the word “boldness” as “freedom of speech or outspoken.” Jesus purchased our freedom of speech with His own blood. As a believer, we must be bold or outspoken. The devil does not care what you believe if you are quiet about it. Speak out what God’s Word says about the blood of Jesus. Speak out who you are and what you have in Christ.

Once upon a time Jesus purchased our freedom with His own blood, once for all time and eternity! Jesus paid the price once for every situation, once for all men! Boldly speak out, “Once upon a time!”

The blood of Jesus has given us great boldness and confidence. When we understand who we are and what we have in Christ, we usher in a new day of boldness in our lives! Remember these two words: once and bold. Instead of being a victim of our experiences, our experiences are a victim of us!

Confession: I have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE FOR ALL! I can therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace and obtain mercy, and find grace to help me in my time of need. (Hebrews 10:10; 4:16)

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A GREAT BEDTIME STORY

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in ONCE into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. (Hebrews 9:12)

Jesus cancelled and abolished sin ONCE for all time for all men.
Mark Hankins

ONCE! That’s all it took! What Jesus did for us in His death and resurrection, He only had to do ONCE! ONCE He shed His blood. ONCE He paid the price for our freedom. ONCE He put away and abolished sin. ONCE He dethroned and defeated Satan. ONCE for all time! ONCE for all mankind! ONCE for the cure of every condition! He only had to die ONCE so that every blessing in heaven could be ours.

Whenever you face any challenge, remember this story and tell it again, “ONCE UPON A TIME!” Jesus defeated Satan so badly He only had to do it ONCE!
When Satan comes against you, just bring up this story and say, “ONCE upon a time…” and the devil will leave. Now, we as believers can take the Word of God and tell the devil a bedtime story. Say, “Devil, ONCE upon a time Jesus defeated you for all eternity.” Speak the Word of God with boldness and rock the devil to sleep!

Confession: But as now is, He has ONCE for all at the consummation and close of the ages appeared to put away and abolish sin by His sacrifice [of Himself]. (Hebrews 9:26 AMP)

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REVELATION KNOWLEDGE

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ,
the Son of the living God. (Matthew 16:16)

Revelation that comes from God changes your identity.
Mark Hankins

In Matthew 16:15, Jesus asked the disciples, “But whom say ye that I am?” Peter answered Jesus and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus told Peter, “You did not learn this through your five senses; you learned it through revelation knowledge.” The Father God revealed to Peter Who Jesus Christ is. When Simon Peter received this revelation knowledge of who Jesus is — the Christ, the Son of the Living God — Jesus turned to him and said, “I’m telling you who you are, Simon. No longer will you be tossed to and fro. I am changing your name to ‘Rock.’”

Revelation that comes from God will change your identity. When Peter got a revelation of who Jesus was, Jesus then told Peter who he was. When you find out who Jesus is, you can’t walk away without Jesus telling you who you are. This revelation of Who Jesus Christ is, is essential to every believer. The foundation of the church is the revelation of Jesus.

Confession: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

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