Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

5 But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him— our sins! He took the punishment that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed.  6 We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And GOD has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, on him.  7 He was beaten, he was tortured, but he didn’t say a word. Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered and like a sheep being sheared he took it all in silence. . . . . 10 Still, it’s what GOD had in mind all along, to crush him with pain. The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin so that he’d see life come from it — life, life, and more life. And GOD’s plan will deeply prosper through him.Isaiah 53:5,6,7,10 (MSG)

11 When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of what he has experienced, my righteous servant will make it possible for any to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins.  12 I will give him the honors of one who is mighty and great, because he exposed himself to death. He was counted among those who were sinners. He bore the sins of many and interceded for sinners.Isaiah 53:11-12 (NLT)

GOD has given the promises; those reconciled unto the Family of God by the blood of Jesus need only believe that God is reliable (sure), trustworthy, and faithful (true) to His Word (Hebrews 10:23 & 11:11). Faith undergirded by its power twin – patience, stands firm through manifestation (Luke 8:15, Hebrews 6:12-20 & 10:36, James 1:3-4). Faith boldly affirms: “God said it; it’s true to me by the Blood; so be it!” Doubt is a sinister cohort of the devil/the trickster/the thief who whispers: those promises don’t pertain to you and/or you can’t do it and/or you’re not worthy. Don’t believe the thief who comes to “steal, kill, and destroyJohn 10:10a. For those redeemed, recreated and reconciled by the Blood, with all rights and privileges restored as heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17, Ephesians 3:6) have covenant favor with GOD by the finished work of Jesus the Anointed One. In other words, this New Testament/New Covenant ratified by the Blood has nothing to do with our own capabilities. Rather, it has everything to do with the sent One/the Apostle (John 17:3, Hebrews 3:1) – the Great Intercessor (Isaiah 53:12e, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 7:25) – the precious Lamb of God (John 1:29,36; Isaiah 53:7: 1Pe 1:19) – YESHUA/JESUS Who purchased it with His sinless lifeblood. Jesus is Lord because He paid it all. No longer debatable, we’ve settled in our thinker: salvation isn’t by nor could ever be attained through self-works; only by the grace of GOD are we saved through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:4-7). The Lord Jesus resolved the problem once for all (Hebrews 10:10; Romans 8:1-2). Therefore, we refute every lie perpetrated by the father of lies through people attempting to convince, those washed by the Blood, of condemnation. For the curtain (Exodus 26:31-33) has been torn from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51); that those in Christ, who have been given the mind to repent and forgiveness by the Blood, now have direct access to God the Father. Hallelujah!

Speak the promise . . . Harriet