“Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53:10-12
In this most glorious chapter (Isaiah 53), God’s Word tells us that our Great Intercessor, Jesus Christ, “bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
There are blessings untold that have been provided for God’s children through Christ our LORD by whom the Father reconciled us back to Himself (2 Corinthians 5:19). The name, blood, and merit of Jesus Christ is our only and exclusive access to the Father! (Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-16; 7:24-26) Have you studied the book of Hebrews lately to begin to uncover the infinitely superior nature of the Testator of the New Covenant and the myriad of blessings He procured for us through His precious blood?
When God sent His only begotten Son to died and be raised again, it fully satisfied the righteous claims of His justice to redeem mankind.
1 Timothy 3:16 informs us that “God was manifest in the flesh” and that we know He was the very Son of God. The study of Christ (Christology), that is, knowing just who Jesus is from the thorough study of His Word, will reveal to your heart all that He came to do. That is, you will begin to learn and to discover the myriad of benefits He died to purchase for His beloved people.
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:5-8
You are bought and paid for by the Alpha and Omega who is the beginning and the end of all things – the soon coming KING of all kings, the LORD of all lords (Revelation 19:11-14).
The complete lack of the preaching of Christ’s victory in the modern church is coming from a rebellious people who are making an indictment against God – saying He did not provide through Christ’s sacrifice, every single thing needed to have complete victory.
The salvation He provided is Himself who is the only Savior.
“I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” Genesis 15:1
Jesus Christ is our all in all. He is our everything! Today, prayerfully pore over Colossians 1-2 in order to begin discovering the infinite riches of Christ – who He is!
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3
The whole purpose of eternal life is that we get to know Jesus Christ and the Father who sent Him (John 17:3).
Die to self to know Him.
Cry with John the Baptist, “He must increase but I must decrease.” (John 3:30)
Is it your deepest goal to know Jesus and the Father?
Where is your faith today beloved?
God did not send His only begotten Son to make it possible for His people to simply use Him like a formula or magic wand to get what their own selfish, unsanctified hearts desire. It’s only through personal, intimate, abiding relationship that God answers prayer. Read John 15. Romans 6:1-2 and many other Bible verses make it clear that saving grace abounds to no once-saved person who goes back into sin without repentance. Only those whom Jesus has saved and who abide/remain rooted in relationship with Him will be with Him in eternal glory.
“If ye abide (remain) in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” John 15:7
It’s only in abiding in and obeying Christ that we are assured that our prayers will be answered by Him. Though such a truth is rarely spoken of in the apostate church world, this is an unchanging fact in the divine economy. There simply are no shortcuts.
It is the highest insult to the Father when people claiming to be His do not desire and seek to get to know Him and His Son intimately. Yet, those same self-serving souls want to use Him to get their own selfish desires answered by Him. Amazing betrayal!
“ Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts (your own selfish desires). 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:3-4
Are you learning of Him or do you simply seek to use Him to get what you want?
Is your deepest desire to know Him more and more?
Do you have an idol of the heart? (Ezekiel 14:3; Revelation 21:8) What / Who truly comes first in your life?
Do you love this world or the One who made it and died for you and is coming back soon?
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2:15
Beloved, as an ambassador for Christ, we must learn, observe, and offer the whole message of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. Well, let’s say as we study the whole counsel of His blessed Word, maturing as His saints, we are all learning of the LORD a more complete view of His “so great salvation” and need to keep in mind and in our mouths the whole message of the Gospel (Hebrews 2:3). That would include divine mercy on the lost and on the believer who has sinned. Sin (as God defines it in His Word) is an offense to Him who is “Holy, holy, holy,” and all sin violates Him – whether that be a lie, coveting in one’s heart, lusting, heresy, slander, stealing anything, or adultery, etc. (Hebrews 2:3; Galatians 5:19-21). The blood of Christ will wash away ALL sin upon confession and repentance (1 John 1:9). Saint, get a revelation of the full and complete salvation God provided us through our LORD Jesus’ blood!!!!! He offered the perfect sacrifice one time (Hebrews 10:12). Repentance is a must initially to be saved and ongoing as needed. Memorize 1 John 1:7. Did God do a complete or partial work through Christ in His salvation to the world?
“But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;).” Hebrews 10:12-23
“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1:3
We were made to know and fellowship with Christ and our Heavenly Father. This is the exact reason He made you.
Jesus Christ is divine (John 1, etc.). He is our Salvation who died on that cross, was buried, and raised again three days later having purchased perfect and complete salvation to provide all we need and more – even the desire of the heart that is one with Him (Mark 11:24). As our Redeemer and Great Intercessor, Jesus Christ lives to provide what He died to purchase. His blood bought testament is in full force today for all who have come to Him in repentance and faith to be born again (Matthew 26:28).
What is Jesus Doing Now?
“But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.” Hebrews 7:24-26
“ALL” of God’s many promises, covering every single area of this life, are fully available to you as a blood-purchased saint of Christ. The Father sent His only begotten Son to purchase you back to Himself and to give you the unspeakably rich inheritance of His kingdom. Read Ephesians 1-2 today prayerfully.
“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20
ONE thing is for certain saints – no prayer is answered because of how wonderful an intercessor one has been made to believe he or she is. JESUS CHRIST EARNED, BOUGHT, AND RATIFIED OUR PLACE WITH GOD WITH HIS OWN PRECIOUS BLOOD. Let’s openly reject the cheap substitutes which are lies. We are completely unworthy outside of HIM who bled to buy us back to Himself and His holy Father!!!! Now WHO, what mortal mere man or woman could compare to the matchless Son of the living God??!!!! All these false ministries teaching gullible, biblically-illiterate dupes about intercessory prayer and how it’s all based on THEM instead of JESUS …. no different than the Roman Catholic cult…. pure antichrist idolatry …. let’s be careful and discerning ….. we just need One and His name is JESUS …. He paid the ultimate price, shedding His precious, sinless, divine blood to give us full access to Himself and His blessed Father, who is now our Father!
It is to God’s glory that we walk in unison with Christ and appropriate “ALL his benefits.” (Psalms 103:2)
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.”
To immediately increase your knowledge of the Savior, study the book of Hebrews and John 1.
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“This is just wonderful! I love reading these every day! I love where you said, “It’s time to cease robbing the glory from the only One it’s due to – Jesus Christ!” AMEN! He is to get ALL the glory! Going to share this one. :) God bless!” Karen R.