So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord. So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you loose the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.” John 20:19-23.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” Exodus 9:1.
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:31-36.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
When you receive My Son as your Lord, you become a new creation in Him. You are not the same anymore. You now are reconciled with Me. Your spirit no longer strives with Mine. We joined as one in Christ, who is true God and true Man. He now makes mankind, Mankind. You have taken on the divine nature and that is now the true you. If you turn and try to go back to be a sinner, you will not be able to be comfortable there. Why? You are now in the ministry of reconciliation and have become a partaker of My nature—a Ruler and not a slave. You will not be happy being a slave of sin. You will only find true joy in walking with Me in love as you take dominion authority over all evil.
A minister of reconciliation. You can go to anyone anywhere and bring people into a close relationship with Me—at peace with Me with all their sins gone as if they had never been. I have qualified you and anointed you and appointed you. You are sent out as My ambassador and minister of reconciliation. Why are you so hesitant to share so great a salvation? Such good news for man! And as a minister of reconciliation, I have given you the power to remit sins. Yes, if you introduce people to My Son and they take Him as Lord, they become a new creation, with all their sins gone as if they had never been. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. He bore them and the punishment due them. But without receiving Him, you will die in your own sins for you have not given Me the authority to apply His blood to your sins and wash them away. Unless you receive Him, you are not in Him, and you have not received the gift of righteousness and justification I gave you in Him. You have not taken Him as your substitute. You have not clothed yourself in Christ. You have not put on the new man in My image and taken off the old man in the perishable line of Adam.
And Jesus told you who have received Him as Lord and been born again from imperishable seed, that you have this amazing ability to bring others to total cancelation of sin in their lives. When, just after I raised Him from the dead with all your sins gone, Jesus came into the upper room where His followers were gathered, He had a message for those of you who through their witness and the good news they shared would become followers of Jesus and become one with Me as well, and He said, “Peace to you (He made peace between us through the Blood of the Cross); as the Father hath sent me, I also send you;” and having said this, Jesus breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit; if of any you will loose sins, they are loosed to them; if of any you will retain, they have been retained.” John 20:21-23. Do you see? You can share the good news of Jesus and grace with others and set them loose from the sins that bind them, but if you choose not to share and remain quiet their sins are retained and continue to rule their lives. They may be lost because you did not share what you have received freely from Me.
When Jesus taught the crowds and healed the sick, Jesus had not died yet so He could not bring people to being born again with all their sins gone, He could forgive sins, but they were not yet gone as if they had never been. That came when He shed every drop of His blood for you on the Cross and took the death penalty given to Adam and all his descendants and went to the dust of death for you so that you would never know the second death. And then, when I raised Him from the dead, He entrusted the ministry to all who would believe. He told you to go out and share the good news in your home, your hometown, your neighborhood, your city, and on to all the nations of the world. It is possible now. You have the internet. You have My Word. You have My Spirit. And He gives you the POWER to witness. And if you will step out, He even gives you what to say that will touch hearts.
Just begin to be friendly with people and then you can ask them if they pray. And you can ask them if they know how to hear from Me and talk with Me. You can tell them of the law of sin and death and the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. And you can tell them the good news that Jesus took all their sins away from them and received the punishment due them so that they are free. And you can tell them about the BLESSING and the Kingdom system where things work for you and are added to you versus the curse and the world system where you are always running after things and nothing is working for you but you are working for it. Ruler versus slave. Tell them about Peter fishing on his own in the world system and toiling and catching nothing, and the difference when Jesus got in His boat, told Peter to cast out the nets and every fish in the Sea of Galilee came to jump in his net and when it was full, into his boat. Same work but different result. Depends on what system you are in. In the Kingdom, things are working for you instead of you working for things. Seek the Kingdom first and My righteousness (which I give you in Christ), and everything will be added to you. Share that good news with others!
Go out and free My people from the sin that so binds them and slows them down. Let My people go! Set them free from the slavery of sin and death and reconcile them to Me. You will be accountable for every idle, unguarded, unfruitful word you speak. But the tongue of the righteous is blessed and those who win souls are wise. I am out to save souls and when you are doing that too you are about My business and I will reward you. Make the most of your time. Do not remain idle in the market place all day. There are a lot of people that need saving in the market place. And you are the one to do it right where you are.
You are the Body of Christ, act with your Head (Jesus) and never let an opportunity go by to save a soul. Jesus was always seeking out and saving the lost. Imitate Him and follow Him as your good Shepherd. Live your life through Him. You are the CIA (Christ in Action), reconciling the world to Me through the good news of My Son.
I love you. Go out to all your world and tell the good news! I am with you. You have nothing to fear and so much to gain. I am yours forever. You are a new creation in Christ, the old things have passed away, behold! All is new, especially YOU. Live in newness of life.