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The Five Deliverance’s in Christ

Episode 7

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Carl Joseph

Carl is a biblical scholar, minister, husband, father and life coach. In his mid-twenties he had a powerful encounter with God and saw miraculous healings as a result. He passionately shares these stories and empowers others to fulfill their God-given potential.

Many Christians are aware of the significance of salvation but remain ignorant of the deliverance’s Christ won for them on the cross. Derek Prince outlines these five key deliverance’s in his book, ‘The Atonement.’ We give honor to this mighty man of God by reminding this generation of listeners about the five divine exchanges that occurred at Golgotha and how to walk in them. Join Carl now as he reveals a word so potent, you need to be sitting down when you listen to it! Get acquainted with the majestic emancipation already in your possession. Tune in now…

Here is a complete transcript of the podcast…(below)

“Today friend, I’d like to inform you that you have been delivered, delivered from what you might ask? Well, as a Christian you’ve been delivered from five things, so I want to make you aware of them today from God’s Word. It’s imperative that you are cognizant of what Christ won for you on the cross and consequently, you may enjoy the liberty that he paid for in these five key areas. I will spend some time going through each of them with scriptural examples after I list them for you and here, they are:

  1. You have been Delivered from this present evil age.
  2. Delivered from the Law.
  3. Delivered from self.
  4. Delivered from the flesh.
  5. …and finally Delivered from this world (or better put the world system – ‘Cosmos’).

#1) Deliverance from this evil age

Gal 1:3-4 – “Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world (aeon), according to the will of God and our Father:”

Now the Greek word used for ‘world’ here is aeon – meaning a period of time or stage of history and that stage is the church age. Some contend that the time period of this deliverance is undetermined because it’s dependent upon us believers sharing the Gospel. Remember the words of Jesus, 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” Matt 24:14. This should motivate us to share the Gospel with others because once the Gospel has been preached to all nations, Christ is coming back. Yes friend, we have a part to play in the final outcome of these end times. We the church have the power to end this age and it’s in our hands. As soon as the mandate of preaching the Gospel to all nations and every tongue, reaches the saturation point declared by Jesus himself, then this age will draw to a close. Now, time in scripture is measured in ages and generations in the Jewish tradition. If the generation fell into unbelief, then it wasn’t even counted as far as the Jews were concerned. In 2 cor 4:4, it’s speaks of Satan as the “god of this world (Aeon)” so effectively Satan is the god of this timeframe or age, but we know his time is running out quickly for him and by preaching the Gospel, we can draw it to a close.

#2) Deliverance from the Law

What do we mean by we have been delivered from the law? By the phrase “under the law” or “subject to the law”, we mean ‘seeking right standing with God by observing a system of laws.” We do not mean to suggest that we no longer to obey any laws whatsoever; the 10 commandments are as pertinent today as they ever were. Friend, some people are paranoid that they might break a commandment; can I let you into a secret? If you follow the promptings and convictions of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis, you cannot but help following God’s commands automatically. If you are led by the Spirit, you won’t fulfill the lusts of the flesh! It’s that easy, you have God’s GPS system inside of you, guiding you at each and every step. Now, we do drive our cars by the traffic laws set in place, of course. You can’t say officer I was driving the speed limit that I felt was right at the time….wrong answer! We drive by the law, not by faith! To be delivered from the law in this context means that someone else fulfilled the requirements of the law for you and that man was Christ Jesus. Because he fulfilled the law without fault, we glean all the benefits of his endeavors.  Galatians 3:10-12 says 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed, is everyone that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

You see once you commit yourself to keeping the law as a means of achieving righteousness, you must keep the whole law all the time and this is simply impossible. Only one man ever did so and that was Jesus as I mentioned. But if one attempts to keep the law today, pride will overcome him. Even more the person who is not able to uphold all the words of the law actually falls under a curse as this scripture attests. Deuteronomy 27:26,“Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them.”

So, we have two options, we can live under the law, and if you break one of the laws then we come under a curse, or just simply live by faith as the scripture attests. Did you know there were 613 laws the Pharisees heaped on top of what God had stated and Orthodox Jews today can only keep about 32 of these at best! The law my friend was meant to fail. It was the schoolmaster that led us to the fact that we needed a savior. What does ‘living by faith mean’? It means following the unction of the Holy Spirit who lives inside of you from day to day. If you obey the Holy Spirit, then you will live by faith. Think of the law as a map and the Holy Spirit as a tour guide. Maps are useful, but much better to follow the tour guide as he knows the terrain intimately. Listen to the tour guide and you will never slip up!

#3) Deliverance from self

Galatians 2:20, ” I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth 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.

We must be delivered from ourselves friend. We live in the ‘selfie’ generation. Me, me, me, the ‘me ‘, what about me? What about Bob? forget Bob, what about me! Some people’s favorite worship song goes like this, “it’s all about me…”. Listen to this statement, I didn’t say it, “Self-centered people with problems become the slaves of their problems, the more they keep focusing on themselves and their problems the more they become enslaved to self.” There is a price to pay in serving Christ and that price is mentioned in the book of Matthew, Matthew 16:24-26 says, “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.26 

Jesus said you cannot follow him until you have dome two things; 1) Denied yourself and 2) taken up your cross. Taking up the cross by definition means seeking the father’s will above your own in all decision making. Sometimes that might be uncomfortable at times. The cross is the place where your will and God’s will intersect; it is the place of submission, the place where you die.

#4) Deliverance from the flesh

Now when I say we’ve been delivered from the flesh that is not entirely a true statement on the surface. The flesh is ever present, and we reside in the flesh, it will not go away until the day we die obviously. This wretched and decaying body is the source of our battle as the flesh lusts against the Holy Spirit and this is the war that rages within us. However, due to the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit we now have the capacity to choose to serve the Him rather than the flesh. It has now become a decision as to whom you will serve, whereas before Christ your spirit man was dead, and you were a slave to the flesh. Christ has equipped you to overcome flesh, Praise God! Galatians 5:24 says, “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.”

Those who are Christ’s have made a decision not to crucify the flesh and the Holy Spirit empowers us to do so. The flesh can be interpreted as the way of the old man, before you were saved. The thoughts, feelings, passions that you had before you met Jesus. With the presence of the Holy Spirit living on the inside of you, I tell you now; you will never be comfortable returning to your old ways because the Holy Spirit will convict you. His never-ending love is a restrainer in your life. He will never leave nor forsake you. All you have to do is submit his promptings, whether it be the still small voice inside or the inner witness.

#5) Deliverance from the world (or better put the world system – kosmos)

We have been delivered from this world system, 14 “”But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world (kosmos)” Gal 6:14. Friend, you should be crucified to this world. If you’re a younger person, going out partying, getting drunk, losing your witness for Jesus, seeing how close you can get to the world without getting burned, is not something you should be doing. There are no “secret agents”, there are no “00”’s in the Kingdom of God. We are not undercover brothers; we are the salt of the earth and we let our light shine. Remember what I said before, the word ‘world’ can be either aeon or cosmos in the Greek language. Aeon has to do with time but cosmos in contrast, is the sociological order of the world or the world system, from which you have been delivered. Many people want to be in the Kingdom of God, but they reject the King! Friends we as Christians are in a Theocracy, we do what the King says. We are not in a democracy; we don’t get together and vote on whether or not we should obey what Jesus said…we do it! We need to submit to His authority, 1st John 2:15-17 – 15″ Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”

Notice there is a lust that’s tied to this world, and it will never be satisfied. The world is lusting, and we are prone to lust because of our fleshly nature being drawn to it like a magnet. The desire to keep up with the Joneses, to buy the latest fashions etc. We don’t want to be controlled by these lusts and passions of this world; they are all temporal. We also know that this world system lies under wickedness. The social order: “the cosmos” will hate those who don’t follow after it and this is where persecution comes in. Taking a stand for Jesus always results in persecution of some form. There are some in the halls of leadership, who would desire to create a one world system of government. By default, those ruling elite hate anyone who opposes their system of government, and we friend according to scripture are in that category. More about that, on another broadcast.”

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