The Battle: Salvation


Gal6:15  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth(inward strength and force, to have strength to overcome health, ability, capacity) any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Only Christ being formed and birthed in us is of any capacity or ability for us to overcome and get the victory.

Matt 10:37  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

“To have real weight or clout with Jesus.”

The word for love in this scripture is affection for Jesus above that of anything else.  Having a greater affection for anything in this life makes a believer unfit and unprepared to follow Jesus.  He is unable to adequately respond to the life and the call of Jesus.  There will be a lack of balance between the believer and Jesus himself.  He will not deserve Jesus.

In Philippians 2:12 the exhortation is to carry out our salvation to an utter completion, growing up into Christ in all things. It means to leave no stone unturned.

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

The command is in the grammatical middle voice signifying that the responsibility is ours, and it shall be done through implicit obedience, much prayer, and through an exact knowledge of the Word.

Another favorite scripture of mine is found in Ephesians 6:13

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand,

We are encouraged here to take the armor of God and having done all to stand, to stand therefore.

“Having done all” is the word “katergazomai.’

This defines us as warriors in a terrible struggle against the world, Satan, and sin.

The big ball of dull is kicked up as we engage in these spiritual gladiator struggles of life.

When the dust finally settles we remain standing victoriously, as Satan, sin and the world lay scattered at our feet.  This is the attitude that we must adopt, so lacking in the complacent and passive American church. Some of us need to be lights.

The reason the church is so weak is because few obey this scripture.

2 Corinthians 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Greek: But we all with our face uncovered; Though our faces have been uncovered at our conversion, a believer that has an “open” face is one that is yielded to the Lord and gladly obeys Him.

He or she welcomes all that God has for them; their faces are opened to His dealings in their lives.

Quite the opposite, the person who has a “closed face” is one who secretly does not receive another, and is in opposition or disagreement with that other, judging them in their heart. Or one who limits what God wants to do in his or her life.

The glory of the Lord beholding as in a mirror is the opposite to Moses who did not have a spiritual mirror to capture and behold the glory of the Lord that would thoroughly transform him!

The Old Covenant was transient and not permanent as the New Covenant inaugurated in the blood of Jesus Christ was.

Thus he covered his face, which had the passing glory of God on it. Christ is our spiritual mirror that allows us to permanently capture and behold the glory of God that will thoroughly transform us, as long as our faces remain opened towards Him .

Look up Strong’s Word 3339. It’s imperative to have a basic understanding of NT Greek.

To the same image are being metamorphosised  ( 3339) out of glory and into (the next level) glory even as from the Spirit of the Lord.

 Mt 17:2  And was transfigured <3339> before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

Mr 9:2  And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured <3339> before them.

Ro 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed <3339> by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

2Co 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed <3339> into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly (“speaking plainly”; probably through the mouths of prophets), that in the latter times (not specific times) some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

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What Is The Ultimate Purpose For Charismatic Gifts?


Both Romans 5:16 and 18, are my paraphrase, written as such, to bring out the Greek meaning.

Ro 5:16  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the charismatic gift is for the sake of many offences in order to produce the effect which causes the rightening of life.  

Ro 5:18  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so the production of the effect by one which makes things right, came upon all men unto the subsequent rightening of life.

There are many varied and suitable meanings for the words, righteousness or righteous.

For sure, in all of them there is the idea of making things right.

We only have to observe  the words righteous or righteousness to note the incorporated word,” right”, within them.

God’s righteousness brings back fallen humanity, and everything which is wrong with it, and makes it once again as right, as perfect, and whole as He is.

There is an acquired righteousness which is automatically and immediately accredited to the person when she accepts Christ.

This acquired righteousness allows the Father to deal with the person in the same way that He deals with His son Jesus.

This is because the Father sees her as perfect as Jesus through the glass of the  person’s accredited righteousness.

The Christian also grows in God’s tangible or manifested righteousness which works itself from the spirit, through the soul and into the person’s body.

This righteousness will conclude after God establishes a new world, stamps out sin, and casts out Satan, in Christians having glorified and eternal bodies just like His.

The goal of manifested righteousness can be understood in the passage out of Colossians.

Col 1:22  in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblamable and unreprovable in His sight,

The dreadful price which Jesus Christ endured on the cross guarantees  that we will be as tangibly righteous, or right,  as God is Himself.

Ro 5:16  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the charismatic gift is for the sake of many offences in order to produce the effect which causes the rightening of life. 

Ro 5:18  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so the production of the effect by one which makes things right came upon all men unto the subsequent rightening of life.

The two verses out of Romans five are stunning in what they declare.

Both of them engage relatively rare words which do not describe righteousness per se, but rather the “rightening” process of righteousness.

This is the path of the Spirit’s sanctification which frees a man and progressively makes all things that were wrong in his life, right again.

Righteousness is the rightening once again of the former wronging of all things.

The rightening of life is the road to manifested righteousness.

Remember one again;  God’s righteousness brings back fallen humanity, and everything which is wrong with it, and makes it once again as right, as perfect, and whole as He is.

Ro 5:16  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the charismatic gift is for the sake of many offences in order to produce the effect which causes the rightening of life. 

Ro 5:18  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so the production of the effect by one which makes things right came upon all men unto the subsequent rightening of life.

The rightening of life is the God energized  effect, or the sanctifying process of the Holy Spirit, that brings the person back to God’s righteousness.

Read these verses carefully and get the revelation. Their treasures could have fit in Saint Thomas Aquinas’s , Summa Theologica.

Ro 5:16  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the charismatic gift is for the sake of many offences in order to produce the effect which causes the rightening of life. 

Now take note of the use of charismatic gift in Romans five.

1Co 12:4  Now there are diversities of charismatic gifts but the same Spirit.

1Co 12:9  To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the charismatic gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

It’s precisely the same Greek word employed in scriptures out of Corinthians which we Pentecostals quote in our teachings of charismatic gifts.

Romans five tells us that Jesus gives us the charismatic gift so that by it,  produce a result or effect that will result in the rightening of life.

So every  time that you pray for somebody’s healing, or give them a word of prophecy, or cast a demon out, exercise your faith into obtaining the rightening of life in all that has been wrong in that person’s life through the charismatic gift.

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The rightening of life by the charismatic gift of slaying in the Spirit in Kiminini, Kenya.

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