“8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
9 For in Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And you are complete in Him, which is the Head of all principality and power:
11 In Whom also you are circumcised with the Circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the Circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with Him in Baptism, wherein also you are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, who hash raised Him from the dead.” Colossians 2:8-12
We, as Believers, are buried with Christ Jesus; baptized into His Death. Walking daily in newness of life with our faith in the Cross of Christ, we are made whole.
“3 Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His Death?
4 Therefore we are buried with Him by Baptism into Death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His Death, we shall be also in the likeness of His Resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:3-6
The Circumcision made without hands, the ministry of the Holy Spirit; that which HE is commissioned to superintend, gives us victory over the world, the flesh and the devil. We are no longer a slave to sin for Grace has given us the victory. It is by Grace through faith the penalty of sin has been paid and it is by Grace through faith that the power of sin is broken.
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:14
Precept upon precept and line upon line, old things pass away and all things are made new. His mercies are new every morning. Buried with Jesus through faith, the operation of God the Holy Spirit working in our heart and lives, produces fruit unto God for His glory; not our own.
“13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of Ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 2:13-15
Jesus is the Source and His Cross the means by which the Believer walks in victory. Victory is not a life with no trials nor tribulations. No, in this life we will have problems. Victory is knowing in Whom you have believed and being persuaded that He is able to keep that which you have committed unto Him. Victory is knowing the principalities, powers and rulers of darkness of this world have been utterly defeated by the Cross of Christ.
Psychology, whether it’s attached to the Source of our victory (Jesus) or whether it’s attached to the means of our victory (His Cross), remains psychology and has no power against the forces of darkness. Psychology is the leaven which leavens the whole lump. It corrupts the Atonement and makes it of no effect in the hearts and lives of the Believer. That which is cleansed is defiled by such error and produces fruit unto death. While Truth, the proper understanding of the Atonement made by Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross, expels error.
40 days of purpose, G12, Seven Mountains, NAR, word of faith and countless other false gospels have defiled many. Death is being ministered from behind the pulpit as the leaven begins to leaven. The world, the flesh and the devil have dominion because of blindness to Truth. The corrupted gospel and other Jesus have resulted in the curse of blindness and seeing they see not. Because they did not love the Truth, they have been 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
Some are determined to know nothing else except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. This is the knowing; knowing in Whom you have believed…this IS the power of God to us who are saved.
“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 Cor. 1:18
-Donna Clark Warren