Monthly Archives: October 2017

In Him is Life

inhimBut the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, Whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26

Jesus did not train men to take His place on earth…He sent the Holy Spirit. Government of 12, 7 Mountains and NAR are nothing more than a pyramid scheme to “train” disciples with the “Apostles” taking the place of Jesus as the Head of the Church. The apostles and disciples have complete control of those under them in the pyramid and free labor comes under the title of “volunteer”.

In HIM (Jesus) was Life; and the Life was the Light of men” John 1:4

As disciples of Jesus Christ we lead the people to the Source of Life…Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Looking unto Him, the Author and Finisher of our faith, we give the Holy Spirit latitude to do that which HE is commissioned to do, free us from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2) and teach us all things according to the Word of God. This is the difference in intellectual knowledge and revelation.

It is only by the power of the Holy Spirit, through Faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ, that we are free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2) and able to willingly submit unto God. Intellectual knowledge accompanied by various laws of a hierarchical religious doctrine leads to death because it lacks the power of the Holy Spirit. Sin revives under law. Any law, method or philosophy revives the sin nature.

And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.” Romans 7:10-11.

Don’t attempt to replace Jesus nor usurp the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Believer’s life. Lead them to the Source of life and life more abundantly, Jesus Christ. Be determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor. 2:2).

-Donna Clark Warren

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Warn Them!

Warn them20 Again, When a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand.

21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also you have delivered your soul.” Ezekial 3:20-21

When a Believer goes into sin and refuses to repent, the Lord will lay a stumbling block before him and they will spiritually die.  This is the danger of the leaven which leavens the whole lump…that leaven is not stagnant.  The devil’s target is our faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ to break the power of sin in the Believer’s life.  If he can get our faith placed on a vain philosophy of man, no matter how much sense it makes to our intellect, satan knows we will lead a defeated Christian life.  We will not grow in grace but will in fact perish in our dead works.  Our faith is in danger of destruction.  The fact of the matter is if a Brother or Sister in Christ does not want the Truth, God will see to it they are sent a strong delusion.

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

Many who declare the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified to the lost at the same time refuse to warn the righteous who turn away from their righteousness in Jesus Christ. Warning the Brethren of error is a huge responsibility for any born again Believer.  The blood of the one who turned from their righteousness and died eternally lost in their sin will be required at the hand of the one who failed warn them.

Many today would rather have blood on their hands instead of offending a Brother or Sister because the professing Believer in fact does not truly believe.  There is no fear of God because their god is not the God of the Bible but a god who would never send anyone to hell.  Let me be clear…God does not send anyone to hell; they choose hell.  Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for whosoever will believe and break the power of sin in the life of the Believer.  Knowing Who He is and what He has done, there is no question of His Resurrection.  Jesus now sits at the Right Hand of God and in HIM, in Jesus Christ, the Believer has been freely given the Source of life.  Jesus is the Source and the Cross His means by which life flows abundantly.  IN Jesus is Life and this life is the Light of men (John 1:4)…there is no other way,

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.” Jude vs. 3

We are not responsible for their response; we’re responsible for the message.  Warn them…earnestly contend for the faith.

-Donna Clark Warren

Strange Fire

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11 But Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

12 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 9:11-12

If our worship is not based on Jesus Christ and His redeeming work on Calvary’s Cross, it is strange fire.  Sadly, many believe that any fire will do.  All true worship is praise but not all praise is worship.

And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which He commanded them not.

And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.” Leviticus 10:1-2

Nadab and Abihu did not understand the importance of offering fire only from the Brazen Altar, the Altar of Sacrifice which typified what Jesus would do on the Cross, and poured coals of fire from another place on the Altar of Incense.  They were in effect saying there was no sacrifice needed to offer up praise and that any fire would do.

The only way to God is through the Blood of Jesus Christ.  Jesus without the Cross is another Jesus.  It is Who Jesus is and what He did on Calvary’s Cross that affords the Child of God access to the Holy of Holies…not just any fire will do.

And, having made peace through the Blood of His Cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in Heaven.” Colossians 1:20

Not just any fire will do.  Recognize strange fire and turn away.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

HIS Workmanship

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Jesus said unto him, Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29

Belief, which is a verb, is the action part of faith, which is a noun.  Faith not put into action will bless no one.  I will probably get a hardy “amen” from many in the works based religions.  However, please understand the action I speak of is belief.

And the Scripture was fulfilled which said, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.  You see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.” James 2:23-24

Faith when proclaimed merely as a dogma or creed without belief is dead.  Now I’m speaking to you, my “Message of the Cross” friends.  Many of us have come to the knowledge of Grace through faith for dominion over sin but haven’t yet believed.  We have the faith but have not put it into action through belief.  We know that Righteousness is not an activity but a Man…THE Man Christ Jesus and it is HIS Righteousness imputed to us through our belief in Him as our Lord and Saviour.  We now understand the difference in our works based religion and grace through faith but have yet to understand the difference between faith and belief.  I include myself in this group…there is no graduating class this side of glory.  We are all learning precept upon precept, line upon line.

Many have made the preaching of the Cross of Christ a creed and no longer a belief and their fruit is beginning to wither away.  Faith without active belief cannot produce Salvation (John 3:16), nor can it produce the Victory of which we so often proclaim.  Sadly, some are no longer growing in Grace and knowledge because their faith is not active…they do not believe.  They will strongly deny this fact because they do have faith…but faith in what?  Where their faith is “active” is what they believe. God only recognizes faith in Jesus Christ and His redeeming work.

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

I want you to notice something in this Scripture, we “…live by THE faith OF the Son of God…”.  You see, faith is a noun and belief is an action.  I’m not speaking of Salvation here but of the Child of God’s victory in day to day living.  The faith placed in philosophies, which could also be stated as ‘the faith of philosophies’, our flesh will easily believe but this faith will not produce life…it may produce “works” but they are dead works birthed from dead faith.  Faith without works is dead…dead faith.

I hope at least some of you understand what I have clumsily tried to say today.  Don’t make the preaching of the Cross of Christ a dogma.  BELIEVE in the Cross of Christ and allow THE faith OF the Son of God, Jesus Christ, to produce in you life and labor according to God’s Word and His work…we are HIS workmanship.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.  Have you believed?

Prayerfully consider.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

Such A Time As This

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And the Lord said unto satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God, and eschews evil?

Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Does Job fear God for nought?

10 Have not You made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. Job 1:8-10

According to satan, mankind doesn’t care anything about the Lord. The devil accuses the Brethren of pretending to love God only because of the blessings He bestows upon us.  To accuse God’s highest creation, the one who was made in His image, of having no regard for Him is the highest insult satan could level against God.

Sadly, this argument is well founded.  I’m speaking directly to you prosperity preachers, who have led many into a ditch and made a mockery of God.  God is a blessing God.  He blesses His Children.  In Him we find rest, peace and joy unspeakable.  We know His keeping power even as we walk with fear and trembling in a world that we are merely passing through.  As a Child of God, we SEE the Salvation of the Lord daily in our walk with Him and THAT is prosperity.  Material blessings are certainly not sinful but that is not a measure of one’s prosperity.  That is indeed exactly how Job’s friends and the Pharisees measured prosperity; by their material blessings.

We should all consider our spiritual testimony in spite of our circumstances.  If the devil leveled the same accusation against you, have you feared God for nothing?  If the Lord lowered His hedge round about you and allowed satan access to kill, steal and destroy, what would your spiritual testimony be to satan and the entirety of the spirit world?

Would you still fear God and hate evil?

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him…” 2 Chronicles 16:9

I have news for the devil today.  There remains a great company of people who love the Lord and gladly serve Him.  God will always have a remnant who praise Him…in spite of present circumstances.  Silver and gold, they (we) may have none but such as they have, they will give unto whosoever will hear…Jesus Christ and Him Crucified, the power of God for whosoever will believe.

For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but you and your father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knows whether you are come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

Let the worshippers arise today.  Praise His Holy Name!

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

Scorners Don’t Understand

proverbs_14_6_by_boughtbybloodme-d7xr3taA scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understands.” Proverbs 14:6

Until we understand, we know not what we don’t know.  We seek wisdom but it continues to elude us.  The Pharisees sought wisdom but they did not understand, therefore they stumbled.

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:23-24.

Many scorners do not understand the preaching of Christ crucified to the Believer.  The Atonement has become a stumbling block or foolishness as they seek wisdom to overcome daily life and living.  They are saved by the atoning work of Jesus Christ and Him crucified but they do not live, the Atonement is not the source, of their daily living.  Simply stated, they do not understand.  Seeing they see not, hearing, they hear not and neither do they understand (Matthew 13:13).

Many have knowledge of a glass ball and knowledge of a diamond but not all understand the difference in the glass and the diamond.  Without understanding it is impossible to discriminate/discern between the two.  Our understanding will recognize the diamond and dismiss the glass.

Go from the presence of a foolish man, when you perceive not in him the lips of knowledge. The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.” Proverbs 14:7-8

Our understanding will discern between wisdom and foolishness.  The Word of God says that the preaching of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.  Yet many Believers have indeed declared the Atonement foolishness for the answer to their problem…whatever their problem may be and they are perishing.  As they seek worldly wisdom to overcome, the seeds of death begin to sprout.  They know the Atonement for Salvation but they know vain philosophies for Sanctification and sadly they do not understand the difference.

Be careful of scorning those who are determined to know nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified…they (we) are Saved by the power of God and Sanctified by the power of God.  Precept upon precept, line upon line we are being made into the image of God by the power of God through faith, not of works lest any man should boast.  None of us are perfect, no not a one, but we know in Whom we have believed and are persuaded that our Lord is able to keep that in which we have committed unto Him (1 Tim. 1:12).

For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18

Let us each prayerfully consider our own understanding.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

Ears to Hear

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10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of your life shall be many.

11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.” Proverbs 4:10-11

The ear is the organ of response, not our mind. Too often when we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, we filter what we hear through our mind which is at enmity with God (Romans 8:7).  Instead of hearing and responding; we hear, we filter and then we do not understand.

Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” Matthew 13:13.

Sadly, it is many of the professed “Believers” who in fact do not believe.  The great miracles we hear about in the Word of God, the unbelieving Believers will too often attempt to prove to the world in the natural that the supernatural occurred; not the fact that the miracle happened but how the miracle happened.  They go about explaining in the flesh what natural causes resulted in the miracle to happen.  Never mind the fact that the Word of God says God performed the miracle.  If the Bible says the Red Sea parted, then the Red Sea parted. If the Bible says that 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes fed 5000 people, then that is exactly what happened.  Do not try to explain the miracles of God in the natural.  If such were able to be explained in the natural, they would not be miracles.

16 But they have not all obeyed the Gospel. For Isaiah said, Lord, who has believed our report? 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:16-17

Many hear the Word of God, but do not believe…no matter their profession (sad but true). When they hear the Word of God, I’m speaking of Believers here; when they hear that Jesus Christ broke the power of sin in the Believers life (Romans 6:14) on Calvary’s Cross, they filter this through their carnal mind and do not understand.  Again, hearing they hear not and neither do they understand.  Instead of hearing and responding through faith in the power of God (which is the Cross of Christ [1 Cor. 1:18], Who He is and what He there did) that they are indeed dead to sin through the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit, the professing Believer unknowingly resorts to the natural.  They turn to philosophies or methods of man that they understand with their carnal minds for the victory that only Jesus Christ can give for dominion over sin.

Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:11

Simply stated, they do not believe themselves to be dead unto sin because the devil is in their ear telling them they will indeed die if they do not partake.  Instead of hearing and then responding to what the Bible says, they hear and respond to what the devil whispers.

The fact of the matter is, if satan has usurped the authority of Jesus Christ in the Believer’s life, it is not because the Lord has allowed such.  To be perfectly clear, the devil dethrones the authority of God in the Believer’s life only with the Believer’s consent.  The Holy Spirit will never force us to choose or respond to Him…it is our free will, our choice. Make no mistake, when we choose Him…when we choose to believe the atoning work of Jesus Christ broke the power of sin in our life, there is absolutely no demon in hell that can override, usurp or commandeer the authority of God in the believing Believer’s life.

20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.

21 I do not frustrate the Grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”  Galatians 2:20-21.

Hearing, have you heard? Believing, have you believed?  Do you understand? Righteousness does not come by the law…it comes by faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Prayerfully consider.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

Deny Yourself

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And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”  Luke 9:23

The Cross of Jesus Christ was a place of great suffering for our Lord.  It was there that He paid the penalty of sin for the sinner and broke the power of sin for the Believer.  For the Child of God, the Cross of Christ is a place of great blessing.

The Believer cannot take up their blessings (their “cross”) until we deny self.  Denying ourselves, our self will and self efforts, requires submission to God…to His Will and His Ways, not ours.  God’s way for dominion over sin is Grace, the atoning work of Jesus Christ of Calvary’s Cross (Romans 6:14).  If mankind could overcome sin on our own self efforts, the Cross of Christ was in vain.  God forbid no!

Faith placed solely and exclusively in the Atonement to break the power of sin in the Believer’s life allows the Holy Spirit to isolate our sin nature.  The Holy Spirit dethrones the reigning monarch on our heart (the sin nature) and takes up His place.  With the Holy Spirit on the throne of our hearts and our sin nature isolated, the Believer is then able to willingly submit to God.  We can then partake in the Divine Nature when our sin nature is isolated.

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4

Please understand, only the Holy Spirit has the power to isolate our sin nature, we do not have the ability within ourselves to do this.  The only Law stronger than the law of sin and death is the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:2).  The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to free us from the law of sin and death, to isolate our sin nature, when our faith is placed in our self efforts, self will and resolution.

Sadly, untold millions will be attending Sunday services and home groups which present different methods to isolate our sin nature and we simply cannot.  Again, if such were so, the Cross of Christ was in vain.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done, is manipulated, diluted and twisted into a gospel about self.   This other gospel is humanistic psychology and the other Jesus is an example, not the Source and His Cross the means by which we overcome the world, the flesh and the devil.

Do you think that the Scripture says in vain, The Spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

But He gives more Grace. Wherefore He said, God resists the proud, but gives Grace unto the humble.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:5-7

The Holy Spirit is jealous, He “lusts to envy”, over the areas in our life that we have turned over to vain philosophies.  He is not commanded to isolate our sin nature to that problem, whatever that problem may be, when our faith is placed in our self efforts and self will.  We in fact remain bound by the law of sin and death because that law we have placed upon ourselves to gain our victory, we have also unknowingly placed our faith in as well.  In other words, our faith is in our resolution to be obedient to that law.  Please understand, that “law” is not necessarily the Mosaic Law but any law, rule or method we place on ourselves to perform that which only the Spirit of God can do in our hearts and lives.

” For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. 11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.” Romans 7:8-11. 

We do not fight this good fight of faith; faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, to “gain” anything.  The only fight the Believer is called to fight is the fight of faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning work daily to “maintain” what the Lord Jesus has freely given whosoever will believe.  We cannot follow Him until we have denied ourselves.  The sinner is called to believe and the Believer is called to follow.  Jesus Christ has made a way for us to follow Him and it is the same way by which we believed in Him…by Grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8).

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death has no more dominion over Him.

10 For in that He died, He died unto sin once: but in that He lives, He lives unto God.

11 Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Romans 6:9-11.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

Abundant Life

abundant-life-2“9 I (Jesus) am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”  John 10:9-10

Regrettably the world and much of the modern church live under the iron yoke of satan.  The world lives under satan’s yoke for obvious reasons; their rejection of Jesus.  It is because they are lost that they reject Jesus.  The sinner must choose to believe in the atoning work of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit will then give them the faith to believe.  It is the faith of a mustard seed but can grow into a mighty tree when authored and finished by the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 12:2, Luke 13:19, Matthew 17:20).  However, until the lost choose to believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ, they remain under satan’s iron yoke.

For the religious (some Believers and some not), the devil has stolen their peace, life, joy, hope and most importantly, he has stolen their faith.  Make no mistake…the Believer’s faith is satan’s bullseye.  If he can replace our faith in the Atonement to break the power of sin in our life, the devil will then have rights to us.  Sin is what gives satan a legal right to the Believer.

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under Grace.”  Romans 6:14

When we turn to laws, no matter the law (40 days of purpose, 21 days of fasting, hail mary’s or any other religious regimens) to overthrow sin, we have turned to law and made the Atonement (Grace) of no effect.

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the Truth, there remains no more Sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” Hebrews 10:26-27.

The “willful sin” is the transference of our faith from Jesus Christ and Him crucified to other things, namely other things to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil.  When we (Believers) reject God’s way of victory and seek other methods to atone for our sin, we too come under the iron yoke of satan and he steals, kills and destroys our peace, joy, hope and faith.  This willful sin, the transference of our faith from Grace to law for dominion over sin, is deceitful…it does not come with a red flag.  Just as Eve was seduced in the Garden of Eden, so too are we.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which says, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.” Matthew 13:13-16

Blessed are the eyes that see and the ears that hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the church.  Jesus Christ came to give life and life more abundantly to whosoever will believe.  Has satan stolen your faith in Grace, Jesus Christ and Him crucified, and charmed you into believing another way other than God’s way for dominion over sin? Is your peace, joy and hope failing you? Have you fallen under satan’s iron yoke? If the answer is yes, you are not the first and unfortunately, you will not be the last.  The devil has been beguiling God’s Children since the Garden of Eden…that’s what he does.

What I want you to know is this, there is still room at the Cross for you today; there IS life and life more abundantly in the atoning work of Jesus Christ.

28 Come unto Me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take My Yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For My Yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.

-Donna Clark Warren

The Way, The Truth & The Life

 

1 WayJesus said unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:6

After our Salvation, the only Way, Truth and Life remains in the finished work of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the Source and His Cross the means by which all of our blessings flow from the throne room of God.  God only recognizes our faith in the Atonement. Attending church every Sunday morning does not atone for sin committed during the week.

We, in and of ourselves, are not good enough to merit the approval of God…that is Cain’s alter. Make no mistake, God loved Cain just as He loves us.  This is WHY He made a way for mankind to be redeemed to Him.

But God commended His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”  Romans 5:8

We are redeemed because of God’s love for us, not because we are redeemed. The ONLY Atonement God recognizes is that of His Son, Jesus Christ.  When our faith is placed in Jesus, Who He is and what HE has done, His Atonement becomes our Way, our Truth and our Life DAILY, not just the day of our Salvation.  The performance regimen laid out by many religious institutions does not atone for sin.  Our faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified places us in HIS atoning work on Calvary’s Cross and gives the Holy Spirit latitude to do what He is commissioned to do in the Believer’s life – free us from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).

Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:11

Being free from the law of sin and death through our faith placed solely and exclusively in Christ Jesus, we are ALIVE unto God and made partakers of God’s Divine Nature.

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4.

This IS the Way, the Truth and the Life that Christ Jesus afforded whosoever will believe on Calvary’s Cross…this does not change after Salvation.  Too many turn back to the ways of the world for this life of which they came to God to receive and have made the Cross of Christ of no effect through their religious performance regimens.

17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”  1 Corinthians 1:17-18.

After the day of our glorious Salvation, Jesus Christ continues to be and will always remain the Way, the Truth and the Life…no man comes to the Father but by Him.  This Truth will never change, regardless of man’s vain attempts to atone and obtain righteousness.

-Donna Clark Warren