Knowing This and This Alone Can Help Set Our Lives Free!

THERE is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus– Romans 8:1. This verse does not say there is therefore now condemnation, but, NO CONDEMNATION and this is the will of God. Condemnation also can mean judgment, for there is therefore now NO judgment, and thus no fear of (or for) judgment to anticipate either now or in our future from our loving heavenly Father. Believing this places us in Christ Jesus and permits him genuinely to be our Savior from condemnation and judgment. Knowing this and this alone can help set our lives free!” ~LMJ~

Numbers – Revealing Our Morning Star

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Numbers 24:17a – I shall see him {this is a prophecy of Jesus Christ}, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, . . .

The “Star out of Jacob” is a reference to the birth and life of Jesus Christ. “Jacob” is the father of the tribe of Israel, he had twelve sons each one being one of the tribes. From Jacob would come this prophesied Star, who was unseen at the time of this revelation, yet this Star gave them hope in his future coming. Mary the mother of Jesus was in the bloodline of her ancestor Jacob. In Revelation 2:28 the Star is further identified as “the morning star.”

Revelation 22:16 – I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches {the things recorded in Revelation}. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Jesus Christ identified himself as not only the “morning star,” but as “the bright and morning star.” He is now “bright” because today we can clearly see him through the Scriptures, and as we handle the Scriptures in the light that God’s Word truly reflects in our hearts we currently may also “behold him,” in the fiber of our entire beings, for Christ is in us (Colossians 1:27).

I John 1:1-3:
-1: THAT which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
-2: (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness {in our hearts}, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
-3: 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.

John is explaining that the believers today in God’s divine and revealed grace can see, hear, and handle the revealed Word of life because Christ the living Word and prophesied Star of God is now alive within our hearts. It is interesting to note that at one time when Lucifer was the angel of light before his ill-attempted overthrow of heaven, he was called the “son of the morning” in Isaiah 14:12, and “son of the morning” means the morning star. Jesus Christ has the illustrious title and prestige that the angel of light, the morning star, once had.

II Peter 1:19 – We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star {the bright and morning star} arise {Where?} in your hearts:

Because we have Christ within, we have the morning star arising in our hearts, and the more we look to Christ in the Scriptures the greater the arising of the morning star appears, the brighter he shines in our lives.

Today, having the morning star is an awesome understanding and privilege, he was prophesied, foretold of, anticipated, and hoped for, but today we in God’s grace have access into the spiritual realities of all that was prophesied, foretold of, anticipated in, and hoped for, because we now have the God given right to enjoy the continued rising of our bright and morning Star ─ Jesus Christ. We have the tender mercies of God to know the “sunrising” of His Son within.

Luke 1:78 – Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring {sunrising} from on high hath visited us.

Heirs According to the Hope of Eternal Life

But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared {note the exclusion of wrath, anger, and vengeance, but rather the inclusion of God’s kindness and love!}. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration {i.e., a new birth in Christ, I Peter 1:23}, and renewing of the Holy Ghost {holy spirit}; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life– Titus 3:4-7. Well, these verses take all the guesswork and the work out of our being saved because we are justified by his grace and we become heirs of the hope of eternal life that is promised and given to all believers through the kindness and love of our God. Please notice that all this was given without our works or money, and we received by our believing what God promised all the way back from the beginning, as II Thessalonians 2:13 discloses the truth that, God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.” ~LMJ~

The Word of God Is Quick and Powerful

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Hebrews 4:12:
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

The word “quick” means living and real, for the Word of God is alive, unlike the average book that simply contains information that usually becomes obsolete and/or outdated. In contrast, our God’s Word is living and becomes more renewed and concise in the hearts of our own understanding. The word “powerful” is the Greek word energēs and means powerful in its action and effectual in its operation; the English word for kinetic energy comes from energēs. One way that Hebrews 4:12 could read is that “the Word of God is living energy,” because the words in the Scripture are the very life and essence of God Himself.

God’s Word is also sharper than any two-edged sword dividing between the soul and the spirit. Sometimes we confuse the soul and spirit, using them interchangeably, quite often thinking they are the same thing. However, the wonderful Word of God shows us a unique distinction, for whenever the word “soul” is used in the Bible it means our breath life (Genesis 2:7). We were born with soul, and when we take our last breath — our soul is gone. On the other hand, the spirit that we have is a gift created by God and given to us at the very moment of our salvation (Romans 8:15, II Corinthians 5:5).

The spirit gives man eternal life.

The soul gives man physical life.

I am told that science has yet to distinguish between where the marrow of any joint ends and where the joint actually begins, and thus there is no scalpel that could sever the two parts perfectly. True or not, the Word is so sharp that it can distinguish the difference. After all, God should know for He formed, made, and created the human body.

Isaiah 55:11:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void {useless}, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Contrary to some very popular thought (and ignorance), God is not dead! God is real, and His Word is not only quick and powerful but it accomplishes everything that it says it will do. The wonderful Word, which came from the mouth of God, He sent and gave to us, and is priceless; for all Scripture is the inspiration of God. Remember Psalms 107:20a, He sent His Word and healed them. Thus, God’s Word will prosper us, for we are those who have received His healing Word. God’s Word is also “a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” The word “discerner” means that it critiques, and what the Word critiques is the heart. The “heart” in the Bible represents our innermost being, where we think and talk to ourselves. The word “thoughts” means our emotions, and the word “intents” means our ideas or notions.

Hebrews 4:12 shows that the living Word will critique the very thoughts and emotions that men and women have about God. The living Word itself critiques the very thoughts and emotions of our hearts (Ephesians 1:17–20), guiding us into deeper understanding and revelation from God Himself.

Mercy Me!

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding {who are stubborn}: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they {otherwise, they will not} come near unto thee {to receive their instructions and guidance}- Psalms 32:9. God’s lesson here is that we may walk with His guidance and allow Him to inspire our life’s path through the inspiration of our Savior who gave his all in all so that we could receive all of God’s abundance. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about– Psalms 32:10. The wicked do experience many sorrows because they reap the wickedness that they sow. Nevertheless, we who trust the LORD can be delivered from all of our sorrows and be continuously encompassed in God’s loving mercy. Mercy biblically means that God withholds judgment and punishment that perhaps are rightfully due, yet because of God’s divine grace upon our lives, judgments are repelled away. Often, when we blow it and sin (for no man is perfect), we may be justly deserving of condemnation, judgment, and punishment; however, God’s mercy holds these off, keeping us in a life with Him that is full of mercy from every direction and dimension.” ~LMJ~