The first of two programs looking at Luke 16:19-31, regarding the rich man and the destitute Lazarus. On earth Lazarus was at the gate of the rich man, begging for anything that may drop from the man's table. After both died (in the physical sense), the rich man and Lazarus switched positions.
Do you find yourself comparing yourself to a person spoken of the Old Covenant/Testament, or are you fully aware of your identity in Christ that He bought with His blood of the New Covenant? While there are still important principles for us to learn from in the Old Testament, profound blessings such as the ability for a soul to decide to receive Christ Jesus within their own temple, by way of the new birth, must be understood. All comprehension of the Word of God must therefore be seen through the lens of the Cross.
This Easter program we celebrate the tremendous sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, who became the Ransom for Many according to Matthew 20:28 (AMPC), so that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him (John 3:17, AMPC).
The Lord's goodness, His inexhaustible and boundless understanding, as well as His affectionate and watchful care over all believers.
The Wind, Breath and Spirit of God are available to us, but we get to choose to receive or reject them, the good things of God.
Continuing this week with part 2 of the series on sin and how to break free of the vicious circle. We teach how it is possible to actually experience freedom of sin, now that we as believers have been set free of the powers of darkness by the finished works of Christ at the Cross.
According to Romans chapter 8 verse 2 (AMPC), the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed the believer from the law of sin and of death. Jesus has set the believer free from the bondage of sin and the wages of it, being a spiritual death. Do you KNOW this promise of God, or is your conscience condemning you, continually keeping you in a prison of belief that you will never be able to get free of this entrapment?
We are not helpless. We do not have to succumb to fear or anxiety about anything in our lives, or anything in the world. The Word of God assures us of what has to happen in these end times, but Jesus also re-assures us, His sheep, for us not to be frightened or troubled.
If I have pure faith, with no unbelief, doubt or fear, but yet I lack love, I am a useless nobody. So writes the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:2.
Jesus speaks of us hearing of wars and rumors of wars, a nation rising against another nation, a kingdom against another kingdom (Matthew 24:6-7). However, we the church are to stand strong in our faith, not be frightened or troubled.