All posts by Donna Warren

SIN REWRAPPED

If alcoholism is a disease, it is the only disease you can buy on a shelf. Alcoholism is sin which has many bound. There is ONE answer to sin and that is the Cross of Christ Jesus. At Calvary, Jesus broke the power of sin. It’s dominion is laid waste.
The problem in the world today is sin and the answer is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The world’s answer to sin does not deliver from sin. 12 steps, 40 days, abstinence and the like will not deliver. Sin can not be “rehabilitated” and pronounce cured by vain philosophies of the intellectual. No, not at all. However, sin can be eradicated…expelled from the heart of man as the Holy Spirit divides asunder the intents of our heart and removes those things that are not pleasing to God.
Made a new creature in Jesus, baptized into His Death, we have newness of life. Under Grace, there is dominion over sin…not a license to sin.
The days of playing church are coming to an end. The line in the sand is being drawn as the fence dwellers are made to choose in whom they are going to serve. Eternal souls are at stake. Too many care more about what others think than what God thinks. We must stop renaming sin and presenting another method for victory. We must declare Jesus Christ and Him crucified as THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE, to all who will hear.
Homosexuality is sin. Fornication is sin. Alcoholism is sin. SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS is sin. RELIGIOUS PRIDE is sin.
Judgment begins at the house of the Lord. If we won’t declare sin as sin according to the Word of God, the world surely won’t. God has given us the answer to sin…Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Be determined to know nothing else.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.” Proverbs 3:7
-Donna Clark Warren

“When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest;” Leviticus 13:9
 
If the plague of leprosy was in a man today, it would spread like wild fire through the church and through the world infecting and killing untold millions because the moment someone told them they were a leper, a leper according to God’s Word mind you, they would be quickly judged as being judgmental.
 
“3 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.
 
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:3-4
 
Contending for the faith that has been given us who believe; that mustard seed of faith the Lord placed in our hearts the moment we willed to believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, is not judging the leper.
 
That leper is being used to kill, steal and destroy what the Lord has given those who believe. They deny the Lord Jesus Christ and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross to break the power of sin and turn the Grace of God which was given to expel sin into a license to sin.
 
“I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having Saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.” Jude 1:5
 
The Lord Jesus Christ broke the power of sin for whosoever will believe upon Him as their Lord and Savior. He has brought us out of the land of Egypt and has allowed the destruction of many who afterward believed not. Those who God has sent a strong delusion that they should believe a lie because they received not the love of the Truth have been and are being destroyed as we speak.
 
“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
 
There are lepers abounding in this world today being called God’s anointed and we better not touch. They are false apostles and deceitful workers who transform themselves into the apostles of Christ but are in reality Satan’s ministers (2 Cor. 11:13-15).
 
Contend for the faith that has been given you. God wants to heal the lepers…but they must know Who He is and what He has done. They must hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The Truth according to the Word of God must not be compromised but delivered with love to the leper that they may be healed.
 
Jesus Christ and Him crucified, be determined to know nothing else among you.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

PREACH THE WORD TIMOTHY!

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Tim. 3:16-17
 
ALL Scripture, not some, is given by inspiration of God. the Bible does not “contain” the Word of God, it IS the Word of God. From Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, the Word of God points us to Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17
 
If the Word of God is not rightly divided and presented to the people a terrible injustice is done to the hearers. People are hurt and souls could be lost if the full counsel, rightly divided Word of God is neglected for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction. It is of upmost importance the the Word of God be the deciding factor in everything we do…not our feelings or our emotions.
 
The Bible does not say that “all feelings are given by inspiration of God…”. Our feelings and emotions are not profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction or instruction but will instead lead us away from the Truth. Cloaking our feelings in Scripture and teaching them as doctrine does not make our doctrine Biblical. There are MANY denominations and churches whose doctrine would crumble if they would simply line it up with the Word of God.
 
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11
 
It is high time the Child of God, those who are called by His Name, pick up their Bibles and search the Scriptures. If the preachers is using 10 different thought for thought translations until they find one that fit’s their doctrine, they are trying to form their own doctrine. The King James Version of the Bible is a translation but it is a word for word translation, not a thought for thought like the others.
 
“Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Mark 7:7
 
Beware of the commandments of man being taught as Biblical doctrine. They are sent to deceive the Believer by giving them a form of godliness. Read the Scripture presented in context and prayerfully consider. The Holy Spirit will guide us into all Truths. As a Believer, we have been given the Word of God and the Spirit of God.
 
“20 But God said unto him, you fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided?
 
21 So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:20-21
 
We are without excuse when the Lord demands of us our soul. There are lost and dying souls who need to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, not some watered down commandment of man. Their eternal souls are at stake. Preach the Word and faith will come. Hearts will be divided asunder and intents of the hearts discerned. The Word will do what It is sent to do if we, those who are called according to His Purpose, will do what we are supposed to do…preach the Word!
 
“For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged 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.” Hebrews 4:12
 
-Donna Clark Warren

IF NOT FOR GRACE

The sinless perfection sect may deny the fact of sin but they cannot deny the results of sin. As our body decays; this mortal tent will produce wrinkles, gray hair and many other physical ailments due from the sin nature which dwells within each and every one of us. From the womb to the coffin our sin nature dwells within us ever seeking to regain it’s throne in our hearts.
 
“16 Know ye not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
 
17 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin, but you have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
 
18 Being then made free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness.” Romans 6:16-18
 
The unredeemed are not free from their sin nature. “Sin” is a noun, not a verb, 16 out of the 17 times it is mentioned in Romans 6. In the original text, the Apostle Paul referred to sin as “the” sin (the sin nature).
 
This sin nature that we are all born with due to the Fall of Man, cannot be overthrown by willpower. Even when we are Saved, our willpower is not stronger than the sin nature and it is possible to remain slaves to sin (the sin nature) if our faith is placed in our own ability to overcome.
 
If the unredeemed could be free from their sin nature and become servants of righteousness through their own abilities, the Cross of Christ was in vain.
 
“4 Wherefore, my Brethren, you also are become dead to the law by the Body of Christ; that you should be married to another, even to Him Who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
 
5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.” Romans 7:4-5
 
Being baptized into Jesus’ Death at Salvation (Romans 6:3-5), we are now dead to the law…the law (any law) which invokes the sin nature that continues to dwell inside us. These laws, some Biblical ordinances and some not, are good. Do not smoke, do not drink, do not kill are all “good” laws to live by…but they invoke the sin nature which seeks to once again enslave the Believer.
 
“8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
 
9 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 are dead to law through Baptism into Jesus’ death and alive unto God. Redeemed by the Blood of Christ, we are afforded the ability to be servants of Righteousness as the Holy Spirit isolates our sin nature. It is the power of the Holy Spirit Who isolates our sin nature and guides us into all Truths according to the Word of God…not our will power. This IS the Ministry of the Holy Spirit to produce fruit unto God but He cannot do so when we are fornicating with the Law. He (the Holy Spirit) is not commissioned to superintend the work of God when our faith is in our abilities for dominion over our sin nature.
 
“1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
 
2 For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the Law of Sin and Death.” Romans 8:1-2
 
The Grace of God which surpasses all understanding is available for whosoever will believe. It is His Grace which commissions the Holy Spirit to work in us; to circumcise our hearts and remove those things which aren’t pleasing unto God. It is His Grace, God’s Divine Grace, which expels old things and makes all things new. It is God’s Grace that Jesus Christ afforded us at Calvary’s Cross. It is by Grace through faith that we are Saved and sin’s dominion laid waste.
 
Where would we be if not for Grace? Servants to our sin nature and married to laws and methods of man.
 
Where should we be because of Grace? Servants to righteousness and married to Christ…married to the One Who paid sin’s price and broke it’s power when He came to die on Calvary’s Cross. The cost of our Redemption was high. It cost a life…the life of Jesus; the Sacrificial Lamb of God. Our faith placed there, in the Cross of Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit will do a mighty work in our heart. There will be a change as we walk in newness of life. No more slaves to sin; jealousy, envy, strife, bitterness and anger can be reckoned dead because we are under Grace and not law. Knowing that we know that we know that he who the Son has made free is free indeed. Walk ye therefore in the newness of life. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

CARNALLY MINDED

“5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
 
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
 
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
 
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:5-8
 
The modern church has been minding things of the flesh far too long. They have sought the things of the world to overcome the world. No changes have been made in the hearts of man but have instead corrupted the faith of those who once believed that the Cross of Christ Jesus was and is sufficient.
 
Carnally minded they have gone about teaching their vain philosophies as Biblical doctrine and the people have been swept to and fro by every wind of doctrine.
 
In the meantime there remains a lost and dying world among us. A world who needs more than a bottle of water and a Christmas meal…they need Jesus. They need the One Who came to die to give them life and life more abundantly. They need the One Who affords them Grace in the time of need. The One Who is closer than a brother in our time of need. The One Who was and is and will forever be King of Kings and Lord of Lords. They need to know that He knows every hair on their head and He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.
 
The modern church has been carnally following the things of the flesh for far too long. We have not held back the darkness but embraced it. Judgment begins at the house of the Lord. Our land needs healing, yet the modern church is in need of nothing. We need to humble ourselves, yet the modern church is living their best life now.
 
The church must repent. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. There are eternal souls at stake. Souls of your loved ones and mine.
 
“If My People, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
 
-Donna Clark Warren

SIN OF CAIN

“2 And she (Eve) again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
 
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
 
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
 
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.” Genesis 4:2-5
 
The majority of the modern church brings their own offering, an offering of their own vain philosophies unto the Lord. Their’s is another gospel and another Jesus. Many times, the victory of their other Jesus was won in hell who was then resurrected therefore making hell the place of salvation and not the cross. Simply stated, this Jesus presented to the people for Salvation, does not atone for man’s sin. This Jesus, another Jesus, does not break the power of sin.
 
To be sure, it was and is Jesus Christ, He Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay the sin debt for whosoever will believe is the ONLY Jesus Who reconciles God to fallen man. It is HIS Death on Calvary’s Cross that allowed fellowship between God and man. It is HIS Death on Calvary’s Cross that paid sin’s debt for the believing sinner. Knowing this, WHO He is and WHAT He did, there is no doubt as to His Resurrection. HE IS ALIVE! He now sits at the Right Hand of the Throne of God. The work of our High Priest has been completed. We Who believe are Saved to the uttermost. No matter the circumstances, we have a Saviour Who has gone before us to make the our crooked paths straight.
 
“1 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.
 
2 And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.” Leviticus 10:1-2
 
Nadab and Abihu offered strange fire before the Lord. The same fire which just shortly before consumed the Sacrifice, now consumed them. This time, the fire of God came upon the sinner instead of the Sacrifice. It was the sin of Cain…another gospel and another Jesus.
 
“21 Not every one that says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the Will of My Father which is in Heaven.
 
22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name? and in Your Name have cast out devils? and in Your Name done many wonderful works?
 
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23
 
The sin of Cain, strange sacrifices and strange fires, are being offered up to the Lord unto this day. The prophecies prophesied in the Name of Jesus, devils being cast out in the Name of Jesus and all of the many wonderful works done in the Name of Jesus are all sins of Cain. When the fire of judgment comes, they too will be consumed as their countenance falls. Today, in this hour, they are lukewarm and bring much reproach unto the Lord. They are workers of iniquity who the Lord does not know. The fire that came upon the Sacrificial Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, as He and He alone paid our sin debt, will come upon those whose sacrifices God does not know. All of those many wonderful works were dead works.
 
Judgment begins at the house of the Lord. The church has set aside the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified; the Gospel that expels sin and draws whosoever chooses to believe unto Holiness and Righteousness and presented another gospel, a gospel that accepts sin; accepts sin’s power in the professing Christian’s life and utterly ignores the power of God to overcome sin’s dominion. The Grace of God is deemed insufficient to break the power of sin but sufficient to condone the power of sin by these workers of iniquity. The Will of God is not embraced for power over sin but the will of man is being taught as biblical doctrine. Humanistic psychology cloaked with Scripture has deceived many as they offer up the sin of Cain unto the Lord. The church must repent. The Kingdom of Heaven is indeed at Hand. Closer today to the day of Salvation; many who worship the Lord with their mouths, have hearts far from Him. Buried in traditions of men and married to their denomination, they do not know the ways of the Lord. They do not know His Will nor His Way.
 
“6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why are you wroth? and why is your countenance fallen?
 
7 If you do well, shalt you not be accepted? and if thou do not well, sin (a Sin Offering) lies at the door….” Genesis 4:6-7
 
There remains a Sin Offering at the door. He stands at the door knocking. He is calling whosoever has ears to hear to come out from among them and be ye separate. That Sin Offering, Jesus Christ, will remain at the door until we draw our final breath. Turn away from the sin of Cain and do well…seek ye first the Kingdom of God; be determined to know nothing else among you.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

HIGH TIME

“11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our Salvation nearer than when we believed.
 
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
 
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
 
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.” Romans 13:11-14
 
5 years ago the Lord put Romans 13 on my heart very heavily. I studied it to the best of my ability but didn’t quite understand at the time…but now it’s becoming clearer and clearer.
 
It is indeed high time for us, those who profess to believe, to awake out of our sleep. Our Salvation is in fact nearer than when we first believed.
 
The night is far spent and the day is at hand. The enemy has come in and like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord is lifting up a standard, namely Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The Holy Spirit will never speak of Himself but only of the Cross of Christ. As Jesus is lifted up among the people, sinners and Saints alike will be drawn unto Him…drawn unto holiness and righteousness, not drunkeness and wantonness as the world waxes worse.
 
Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ. Denying ourselves and submitting unto Him, Who He is and what He has done, we must pick up our cross and follow Jesus. Make no provision for the flesh. Walk honestly in your walk with the Lord. If there is sin among you, repent and choose Jesus. To be sure, sin is not sin because one faction of people think it’s sin and neither is it NOT sin because another faction of people believe it’s not. Sin is sin because God Almighty has declared it as sin and it has separated God from the very ones who are called by His Name.
 
Our Salvation is drawing nearer. There is a lost and dying world watching the Believer as they follow Christ. There is a dying church, a weak and beggarly church who are in bondage to sin because they have joined the world to overcome the world. Instead of overcoming the world, they have been overtaken by the world. Judgment begins at the house of God. Repent and look to the Cross of Christ. Repent and seek ye first the Kingdom of God and HIS Righteousness and all of these things shall be added unto you. The fact of the matter is, the Bible does not show a revival in the last days. It shows an apostate endtime church who is far from God with a great harvest as white as snow.
 
Repent. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Eternal souls are on the fence. The wickedness of this present world is being revealed to push them into a decision; to choose this day in whom we are going to serve. Choose Jesus.
 
“If My People, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
-Donna Clark Warren

BUT THIS MAN

“9 Then said He, Lo, I come to do Your Will, O God. He takes away the First, that He may establish the Second.
 
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the Body of Jesus Christ once for all.
 
11 And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
 
12 But this Man, after He had offered One Sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the Right Hand of God;
 
13 From henceforth expecting till His enemies be made His footstool.
 
14 For by one Offering He has perfected for ever them that are Sanctified.
 
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that He had said before,
 
16 This is the Covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord, I will put My Laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
 
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
 
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.” Hebrews 10:9-18
 
BUT THIS MAN, Jesus Christ, after HE had offered One Sacrifice for sin; after He made a way of reconciliation of God and man through His Sacrificial Death, IS sat down at the Right Hand of God.
 
BUT THIS MAN, through one Offering, has perfected whosoever will believe upon Him. Those who are Sanctified; looking unto Him to author and finish their faith, have His Laws written on their heart. They have been changed into a new creature in Christ Jesus…not a rehabilitated creature.
 
BUT THIS MAN, because of WHO He is and WHAT He has done; the Holy Ghost is a witness unto us. Our spirit is quickened unto the things of God. Our treasures are laid up in Heaven. We no longer live but Christ lives in us. Dead unto sin and alive unto God, we are married unto another, even to Him Who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God (Romans 7:4).
 
BUT THIS MAN, was the Man at the well Who told me all things that I ever did. Is He not the Christ?
 
BUT THIS MAN, after being lifted up on Calvary’s Cross to pay sin’s debt for the believing sinner and break the power of sin for the Saint, does not condemn but has told me to go and sin no more. He has afforded all who have believed upon Him the Grace to overcome sin’s dominion as long as our faith is placed solely and exclusively in HIS atoning work; His reconciling work between man and God.
 
BUT THIS MAN, has told us who have believed to pick up our cross and follow Him…but we can’t unless we first deny ourselves. Our abilities, talents and intellect must be cast away and THIS COVENANT which THIS MAN has made for whosoever will believe is an Everlasting Covenant. It IS the Power of God for us who believe…but foolishness to those who are perishing.
 
THIS MAN is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. As for me and my house, we are determined to know nothing else among you.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

RAM OF CONSECRATION

“And he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.” Leviticus 8:22
 
Consecration to the Word of God can only be found through the Cross of Christ. It is there, in HIM, where we are no longer under law. By faith in Jesus’ finished work, sin’s dominion in our heart is laid waste. Our faith placed solely and exclusively in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, in the Ram of our consecration, gives the Holy Spirit latitude to isolate our sin nature which once ruled and reigned in our hearts given us the ability to live unto God as His Children and Him as our God.
 
The lost, those who are not born again…those who have not been baptized into Jesus’ death and raised up in the newness of life, cannot worship God in spirit and in truth. Jesus and Jesus alone is the Way, the Truth and the Life. It is only through His shed Blood that the veil is torn and the Holy of Holies is made available to the believing sinner for Salvation and the Saint for Sanctification.
 
Yes, Saints need our “Ram of Consecration” to be Sanctified. We need the Cross of Christ, the power of God to us who are Saved, in order to remain under Grace…the Government of Grace. Just because we are under the Dispensation of Grace does not mean we are under the Government of Grace. There are many Believers who are Saved but operate under the Government of Law. To be frank and plain with you, they are miserably Saved. Joy unspeakable and peace beyond all understanding is nothing more than a fleeting thought. Chasing every wind of doctrine and vain philosophy the church offers, they are tossed to and fro forever learning but never coming to the knowledge of the Truth.
 
This should not be so and does not have to be so. There has been given a Ram of Consecration for whosoever will believe. He will keep us and bless us according to His riches in glory. He will never forsake us and is faithful and true. HE is Jesus Christ, the Sacrificial Lamb of God. He came to die on Calvary’s Cross that we may live unto God. In Him, the Holy Spirit produces fruit unto God so that people may know us as Children of God. In Him, there is life and life more abundantly. Jesus Christ is our Ram of Consecration by His finished work on Calvary’s Cross…be determined to know nothing else among you.
 
“11 Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof.
 
13 Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
 
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:11-14
 
-Donna Clark Warren

BEHOLD HE COMES

“29 The next day John (John the Baptist) sees Jesus coming unto him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.
 
30 This is He of Whom I said, After me comes a man which is preferred before me: for He was before me.
 
31 And I knew Him not: but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
 
32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from Heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him.
 
33 And I knew Him not: but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon Whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptizes with the Holy Ghost.” John 1:29-33
 
John the Baptist knew His Messiah was to come but he did not know it was Jesus until God revealed this to Him.
 
“15 He (JESUS) said unto them, But whom say you that I am?
 
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
 
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but My Father which is in Heaven.
 
18 And I say also unto you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:15-18
 
It is upon the revelation of Who Jesus is and what He did on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe that the Church is built. Man cannot reveal this to another. It is the Spirit of God Who draws all men unto Jesus when He is lifted up among the people. It is the Spirit of God Who draws His People, those “peculiar people” who are not perishing but live by the faith of the Son of God, ever closer as the Cross of Christ is lifted up to the camp.
 
This Gospel of which we preach is for WHOSOEVER will believe. If a person wills (wants) to believe, there is no devil in hell that can stop the Holy Spirit from piercing the heart asunder and discerning the thoughts thereof when the Word of God is preached. Man’s vain philosophies cloaked in Scripture God cannot sanction. They are nothing more than commandments of men being taught as Biblical doctrine.
 
“1 I (the Apostle Paul) charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, Who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His Kingdom;
 
2 Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
 
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
 
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the Truth, and shall be turned unto fable.” 2 Timothy 4:1-4
 
These fables will not reveal Who Jesus is and what He did to a lost world and a dying church. No, not at all. Intellect will not reveal Jesus.
 
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God…the full counsel, rightly divided Word of God. It is the revelation knowledge of Jesus given ONLY by the Father to those whose heart is perfect toward Him, that God’s Church is built. The Lord discerns the heart of man, not our works. Whatever is not of faith cannot please God.
 
The revelation knowledge of Jesus Christ and Him crucified will cause one to be determined to know nothing else among you. It does indeed cause His People to be a peculiar people. Our treasures are not of this world and therefore the world cannot understand. We know in Whom we have believed and am fully persuaded that He is able to keep that which we have committed unto Him. At times we too may feel like the voice in the wilderness but then we are quickly reminded of Whom led us out into the wilderness in order to bring us into the Kingdom.
 
Behold the Lamb of God. Prepare ye the way of the Lord. He is Alive. His eyes search the earth to and from seeking those whose heart is perfect toward Him that He may show Himself strong on their behalf (2 Chronicles 16:9).
 
-Donna Clark Warren