Redemption Part 5 with Pastors Lawson and Aaron Perdue. In this episode of Grace For Today you’ll learn how the power of sin has been broken and how to walk in victory.
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Redemption Part 5 Transcription
Thanks so much, friends, for being with us today. Yesterday in the broadcast, we found out that the penalty for sin has been paid. Today we’re gonna talk about how the power of sin has been broken. Jesus broke the devil’s power over us, and when we begin to understand it, we can begin to walk in our God-given authority and receive all of the victory that Jesus won for us. Blessings. So good to have you on the broadcast today. God is so good. We’re talking about redemption. We’ve been sharing about redemption all week. We began in Ephesians 1:7, where it says, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sin according to the riches of His grace.” Thank God for the wealth of God’s grace. Thank God that Jesus has paid for our freedom, for our forgiveness, pardoned us as if our sin has never been committed, and He paid for it by His blood. That’s what we talked about yesterday, is the penalty of sin has been paid, and that’s the blood of Jesus paid the price for our sin. And we used all these scriptures that talk about how the blood paid for our sins. Romans 3:25, “being justified freely through His grace”. It talks about, and God sent for Jesus to be a propitiation of payment through faith in His blood.
I love that definition of justification, just as if you never sinned. When I first moved here to be a pastor, I bought a house just like five minutes from the church at the time. And I lived on a road that was a big hill and I’m coming down that hill, a lot of times there’d always be a cop there, and in the summertimes they’d usually hide and they’d be like motorcycle cops. That one day I was coming to church to work and I got pulled over and got a speeding ticket, and I went to court a couple weeks later to try to get the points taken off to contest the ticket. And they said that the cop had never turned in the ticket. So I didn’t even have to go to court over it. It was just never turned in-
So it was just as if I never gotten a ticket, and it was a great feeling. I didn’t have to do anything. I didn’t have to pay a fine. Didn’t have to worry about points. Didn’t have to worry about my insurance going up. Didn’t have to have any penalty for that sin I committed.
Glory to God.
And I didn’t have to wait in line or see a judge. It was just, there was no record of it.
Amen. That is wonderful. That’s what Jesus did for us. And you know, so many people, even though they’ve professed faith in Christ, they still struggle with a lot of condemnation. And you know what? I don’t want to be the person handing out judgment. I had one of my good friends call me the other day and he talked about, was letting me know where he was in life and some things that had transpired. And I just told him, listen, there’s no condemnation for me. Man, I’m not the judge. God is.
All of what we were talking about in Hebrews, that the blood of Jesus can actually purge the conscience. The blood of Jesus can actually purge your soul, your thinking, your emotions just over your past. The blood of Jesus can purge that, can wash it. What can wash away my sin? What can wash away that effect of sin in your life, in your past, the trauma from that, whatever? The blood of Jesus can actually purge.
So we talked about yesterday that the penalty for sin has been paid, but we’re gonna jump into this today. I want you to begin reading in Hebrews 9:12, and read on down through verse 15, and we’re gonna talk about how the power of sin has been broken.
So this is Hebrews 9:12. It says, “Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.”
So our redemption, past, present, and future, has been paid for eternal. That’s what that’s talking about. Some people struggle with this idea that our future sins have already been paid for, but when you really realize it, and it really talks about it here in Hebrews 9, from here to the end of the chapter, that when Jesus died, He paid the price for all sin from Adam really through the end of the world. And so all sin, eternal redemption has been paid for, past, present, and future. And so He did it by His own blood. Then verse 13, Aaron, go ahead and read.
“For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
So when we look at this in verse 13, the blood of bulls and goats and ashes of heifer, he’s talking about Old Testament sacrifices. These Old Testament sacrifices dealt with the outward man, dealt with the physical man. But the New Testament sacrifice, the blood of Jesus, deals with the spiritual man. “The spirit of man,” Proverbs says, “is the candle of the Lord, lighting all the inward parts of the belly.” And that’s what we really… That’s where salvation starts, in the spirit of man. And he says in verse 14, “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered Himself without spot to God?” Jesus did no sin, yet He was judged as a sinner. He went a sinner’s death. He says, purge your conscience. Our conscience needs to be purged. Our mind, our thinking needs to be purged from dead works. We’re not talking about a performance mentality. We’re not talking about keeping the law. We’re not talking about a religious mentality, dead works, going to church, giving your offerings, reading your Bible, praying in your prayers. Now I do all those things. I pray, I go to church, I read my Bible, I give, being kind to your neighbor, but I do not trust my performance for my salvation, for my healing, for my peace, for my blessing. I trust Jesus. And he says, we need to get over a performance-based mentality. And so not only does he say that the power of sin has been broken, he says, you know what. the penalty for sin is paid, but the power of sin is broken. Sin no longer has dominion over us, Roman 6 says, because we are not under the law, but under grace. Thank God. These sacrifices that we’re in the Old Testament, they didn’t pay the… But Jesus paid the price. The penalty for sin has been paid and therefore the power of sin has been broken. Glory to God.
Sin doesn’t have dominion.
And we started in Genesis talking about the Garden of Eden and Adam and Even and when they sinned for the first time, that’s really when evil entered the world and the effects of sin really enter the world-
The effects of sin, which include, just sickness, destruction…
Poverty, even natural disasters. These are all a result of sin. God often gets the blame for many of these things. But it’s really, it’s not God’s fault. It’s the result of sin. It’s the effect of sin on this earth that He created. But God created everything, everything He created was good. There was nothing bad that He created. Everything bad that people experience on the earth today, it’s a result of sin. It’s an effect of that. But we can tap into the power of redemption.
Yeah, the power of the blood of Jesus. And when we think about this, talking about how the power of sin has been broken, 1 Peter 1:18 says that you know that you were not redeemed with a silver and gold from your vain behavior learned by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot. We have been redeemed. We’ve been bought out of this vain lifestyle, this empty, futile, vain behavior. And some people, I’ll tell you a teaching I hate, I hate the teaching on generational curses. That is in no way New Testament. This scripture right here is another scripture that proves it. It is not in the New Testament anywhere. I’ve seen people blame their dad, blame their granddad, pathetic. It’s just an excuse for sorry living. Jesus redeemed us from that. It says, the blood of Jesus redeemed us from the vain behavior received by tradition from our fathers. Listen, there are sinful lifestyles that are received by tradition. They are learned, but they are not, this is not inherited as a spiritual condition. God is your Father when you believe on Jesus and you receive the Spirit of Christ. So you cannot receive a generational curse from God, your Father. That is ludicrous thinking. That will keep you in bondage, that will not free you, that will not give you victory. And it’s a bunch of our friends that teach some of these crazy things sometimes, but we have been bought with the blood of Jesus, a lamb without blemish and without spot. The blood will never lose its power. The songwriter wrote, praise God. So not only has the penalty of sin been paid, but the power of sin has been broken. Amen. Well, let’s go on over to Hebrews since we’re in Hebrews. Let’s look at Hebrews 13 and let’s read it, verse 20 and verse 21, Hebrews 13:20-21. He’s coming to a conclusion. He’s talking about this great new covenant that we have. But he says, “Now the God of peace,” he says, “who brought again from the dead, our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.” This is an everlasting covenant, praise God. We have the final covenant, we have the final payment, the blood of Jesus. He says, make you complete, make you whole, make you perfect. Now look at this, in every good work. That blood that changed your spirit affects your body, make you perfect in every good work to do His will working in you, in your spirit. It works spirit, soul, and body. That which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus, to whom be glory forever and ever. The power of sin is broken. We really don’t have any more excuses. We need to quit make excuses for sinful living and start renewing our mind to the gospel. Start renewing our mind to what the Bible says. Aaron read Romans chapter 6. In Romans chapter 5, Paul says this in verse 17, that we’ve received the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness, really through faith in Jesus. Now, when we did that, we went from the reign of sin and death to the reign of grace and righteousness through faith in Jesus. Sin no longer has dominion over us. And in Roman 6 he’s saying, this is how we live as those new covenant believers. He says, we’re free from sin. We’re dead to sin, right. We’re free from sin. But then he says, we have authority over it. He says, there’s four reasons you shouldn’t sin in Romans 6. You’re free from it, you’re dead to it, you have authority over it, and it’ll kill you. So right here in Romans 6:12-14, he’s talking about this aspect of freedom from sin.
So it says here, Romans 6, starting in verse 12, “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” I love that.
We’ve come into this new covenant. Sin doesn’t lord over us, sin doesn’t rule over us or reign over us. He says, let not sin therefore reign in your… What’s understood in that sentence?
You, you don’t let sin-
You take authority over it. I got this revelation when I went to Lester Sumrall School. I have authority over sin and lust just like I have authority over sickness or anxiety or poverty. I’ve been given authority.
Yeah, if you present yourself to the enemy, to sin, you’re gonna get run over. It’s not gonna be a good thing. You need to present yourself to God, serve God, be a servant to Him.
Years ago, I had a student… I play flute and taught a lot of flute students years back when I was working on my doctorate in Houston. And one of my students had a friend that took their instrument, their musical instrument, and left it in the driveway and their parents backed over it with their suburban. So that’s like presenting yourself as an instrument of unrighteousness. The devil’s gonna run all over you, and you’re a lot better off presenting yourself as an instrument of righteousness unto God.
Amen. Praise God. I know you won’t even let some people touch your flute.
Yeah, we just had a Christmas Eve service not too long over here at church and we were taking a big picture after, and someone offered to hold my flute for me while we were taking pictures. And I said, no, I actually don’t let anyone…
You had to buy new flute-
I present my instruments to no one.
an alto flute. The Japanese yen was down. So God blessed you and you got a great deal. But, hallelujah. We have dominion, we have authority over sin. He says, sin shall not have dominion over you because you’re not under the law. Again, we’ve gotta get outta that performance mentality and we’ve gotta get into a grace mentality. This is not me, but this is Jesus and because Jesus did this. Paul says this in Galatians 2:20, “It’s no longer me that lives, but it’s Christ who lives in me and the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
So just let Jesus live His life big in you. We’re gonna be back right after this break and will continue to talk about how the power of sin has been broken. And when you break the power of sin, guess what, the promise comes alive to you.
You can receive all the promises of God because Jesus has already paid the price for you to live victory over sin and live in His promises. We’ll be right back. Blessings. Friends, I’m so glad you’ve been watching today. We’ve been teaching on the subject of redemption and who we are in Christ. This is some of my best teaching. In fact, I got a revelation of this over 40 years ago in Andrew Wommack’s meetings when I was just a child and it revolutionized my life. And I believe if you get a revelation of who you are in Christ and what happened in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, it will literally transform your life. And so we have a lot of great teaching on “Redemption”, what Jesus did for us in His death, burial and resurrection and who we are in Christ. I encourage you to get this teaching. I believe just like it transformed my life, it will transform your life. So get on the internet, give us a call. We’d love to hear from you. Thank you so much and God bless you richly as you lie His word first place. Thank you friends for staying tuned. Praise God. The good news is the power of sin has been broken and the penalty for sin has been paid. And when we begin to understand that, it literally transforms the way that we live our lives. We begin to walk in dominion. Now, I wanna go back to the book of Colossians. And Colossians is actually talking about the lordship of Jesus Christ. But in Colossians 1:12-14, we’ll read it again, Aaron, and I love it in your translation. I want you to read it there in the New King James version. It’s just so powerful. It’s powerful in the King James, but New King James verse 12 to verse 14.
So it says here in Colossians 1:12, “giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He’s delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”
So, we give thanks to God who has qualified us. Read that again, verse 12, qualified us.
“Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.”
So I’m qualified for God’s best blessings through the blood of Jesus.
And He’s the one who qualified us.
Amen. Andrew Wommack says this that no one, God has not ever had anyone qualified working for Him yet. But what qualifies us is the blood of Jesus. And we can actually read this and we’ll study it more next week as we continue to teach on redemption, that not only did the blood free us from the power of sin, right, pay the penalty of sin, the blood secured the promise for us, and the blood qualified us to minister. We’re qualified to minister through the blood. And so all these things are powerful. Now, in verse 13, Colossians 1:13, it says that we are freed from the power of darkness. Death, darkness, the devil has no more dominion over us. He says, be and translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son. So we’re freed from the power of darkness. We’ve been translated into the kingdom of the Son’s of God’s love.
Yeah, the kingdom of light, the kingdom of heaven, the kingdom of Jesus is a kingdom of authority. That’s one thing that people noticed about Jesus when He preached, was that He preached with authority. And even the centurion, when he approached Jesus, he said, you are a person of authority.
And that’s one thing that’s been restored to us through redemption, is authority.
Yeah. Paul actually says this in Ephesians 5:8. He says, “You were sometimes darkness, but now you are the light in the Lord.” Walk as children of the the light. You were dark. We’re no longer dark, we’re light. We got the light of God in us and light overcomes darkness. You know what, you can curse the darkness, but it won’t leave. But if you turn on the light, darkness leaves. So another, one of the epistles, Paul says this, you walked in them when you lived in them. We don’t live there anymore. We live in a new place. Praise God.
There’s a lot of darkness in the world today. But we don’t have to just go out and point everything that’s dark.
Right, just let your light shine.
We just be the light. Just let your light shine before men and they’ll glorify God. People will see that light and it’ll bring glory to God.
And he says this right here in Ephesians 5:8, you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. If you realize who you are, it will change how you live. He says, walk as children of the light. Just be who you are. Let your light shine. Man, thank God we got the light of Jesus in us. Now in Colossians, I wanted to continue to talk about this a little bit. Colossians 1, and we were in verse 12. In verse 13, it says, we’ve been set free, we’ve been delivered, we’ve been translated into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. Your New King James says, we’ve been conveyed. We are no longer in the kingdom of darkness. We’re in the kingdom of light. So we need to live like the children of God. He says, in whom we have redemption, we have freedom. We are rid. Glory to God. One meaning of that word redemption, apolutrosis, is riddance. We’re rid of the devil in his power. Glory to God. Don’t give it, don’t give him, don’t give him the time of day. Through the blood, we have redemption through the blood. Even the forgiveness, the complete pardon of our sins, as if they were never committed. Now, I want to go and talk a little bit from Colossians chapter 3. He goes on in Colossians 1 and talks about Jesus is Lord of creation. He created all things, then he talks about Jesus as the Lord of the earth when He died and rose again. But then he talks about in Colossians 2, Jesus’ Lord of the grave. Because when He died, He went to the grave and conquered the devil. And so when we look at this beginning in Colossians, let’s begin in verse 9. “For in Him in Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in Him.” Aaron, you’re complete. Were you complete before you got married?
You were, because you’re complete in Jesus. Was your wife, Heather, complete before she married you?
Because she’s complete in Christ. Completeness, wholeness comes from Jesus and not a person. You are complete. Jesus is the one who completes you. When you get two whole complete people together, get in agreement, man, you’ve got amazing authority. “You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and authority. In whom,” in Christ, “you’re circumcised with the circumcision made without hands in, in the putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ.” You are buried. Now, this is what we’ve gotta do. We’ve gotta begin to identify with Jesus. Paul says in Romans 6:10, “Reckon yourselves also to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive to God.” Reckon, count it done, count it done. We’re buried with Him in baptism. So when we died, we died to sin. When we lived, we lived to God. He says, “wherein you’re risen through faith of the operation of God.” You put faith in what God did in the person of Jesus when He raised Him from the dead. Who has raised Jesus from the dead, Him from the dead. Jesus from the dead. Now look at this in verse 13, he says, “You, being dead,” I’m in Colossians 2:13, “in the trespasses of your sin, and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has He made to live together with Him, having forgiven you of all trespasses.” You are forgiven for how many sins?
You’re forgiven for all your sins. Man, no matter how big, how little, how gray, how… We think of sin that way. God says, all sin’s sin, but Jesus forgave you for them all. Now I’m gonna show you what forgiveness does. He says in verse 14, “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances.” The law was against us. It showed us how sinful sin was. And he says, “which was contrary to us, and He took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross.” Jesus went to the cross and nailed sin to the cross. Man, the penalty for sin has been paid. The power of sin has been broken. “And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Jesus stripped the devil of his power and authority. He took captivity, captivity gave gifts to me. And He triumphed over them. Jesus literally, I believe a prayed around hell, said, I’m the king here. Jesus was king of heaven creating all things. He was king of earth when he walked on there, died, took our sins, paid the price for our sins, but He’s also Lord over the grave. And now He rose from the grave, said, I’m He who lives, and was dead, behold, I have the keys of hell and death, Revelation 1:18. And behold, I’m alive forevermore. Amen. Jesus has the keys. But what gave the devil power in humanity’s life in the first place? We talked about this on Monday. What gave Satan power over man?
When they sinned.
When they sinned. So now that we’re forgiven for all sin, what’s that do for us?
We have power through Jesus.
We have authority over the devil because of Jesus. We have authority over sin because of Jesus. And that’s what is being said right here. What gave Jesus authority, what gives you authority is forgiveness. Praise God. You are complete in Him who is the head of all principality and all power. The devil is not who he used to be. Praise God. Because Jesus broke his power in His death and resurrection. The Bible says, if the princes of the world would’ve known what was happened when they crucified the Lord of glory, they never would’ve done it. That’s in 1 Corinthians 2:8. They thought they had it in a bag, but praise God, Jesus went and destroyed the power of the devil and rose from the dead victorious and gave us authority, and we walk in authority.
You boys, you and your brothers, you guys walk in a lot of victory. I believe part of it’s because you understand your authority in Christ. Amen. We’ve gotta get back to an understanding of our authority in Christ. And when you understand that, you’ll quit letting the devil run over you, amen. Jesus through death destroyed him that had the power of death, that is the devil, and delivered us who through the fear of death, all of our lifetime were subject to bondage. Praise God for redemption. Praise God that the penalty for sin has been paid and the power of sin has been broken.
Jesus is Lord over death, hell and the grave and He’s my Lord. Friends, if you want to get this information, you can go to our website today, charischristiancenter.com. You can watch this free of charge or get all of these teachings on our website at charischristiancenter.com. Blessings.
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