Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:5-6.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלבים) says:
I promised you eternal life before the world began. It was always in My heart for you and I put eternity in each of your hearts. Even after Adam, by his choice of a new sovereign, passed from life to death, deep within the very deepest depths of each person’s heart there is still an eternal call.
And I am calling to you. I am calling you to return to Me for I have redeemed you.
“I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.” Isaiah 44:22.
Know that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 1 Peter 1:18-19.
I did this for you in My beloved Son, Jesus, in Him you have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of your trespasses, according to the riches of My grace which I lavished on you. Ephesians 1:7-8. Grace upon grace and more on top of that so that in the ages to come I might show the surpassing riches of My grace in kindness toward you in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:7.
I have called you into a relationship with your Maker who is the Most High, an eternal relationship of wonder, ever new, ever increasing, going from glory to glory. There is no limit to the development of your spirit.
What does it mean that you are redeemed? Redeemed in the language of Greek in which the New Testament was written is the word “apolutrosis,” which means a release effected by payment of a ransom. It is from the word “apo,” meaning “from” and “lytroo,” which is the verb meaning “to release by paying a ransom, to redeem.” And the origin of the word “lytroo” is “luo.”
Why am I telling you this? I have a very important revelation here. The word “luo” means to untie, unbind, loose, release, to dissolve, unleash, to set at naught, to break apart. It is used by John the Baptist when he says he is not worthy to untie (luo) the thong of Jesus’ sandal. Mark 1:7. It is the word Jesus used to talk about untying (luo) an animal to water it on the Sabbath day and then used it to command the healing for the bent over woman in the synagogue.
“You hypocrites, does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead him away to water him? And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been untied from this bond on the Sabbath day? Luke 13:15-16.
It is the word Jesus used when He told Martha to untie the wrappings in which Lazarus had been bound in the tomb. And it is the same word I used when I tell you that I sent Jesus to undo (untie) the works of the devil, 1 John 3:8.
It is the word Jesus used when He told His disciples to bring him the colt on the day of Palm Sunday, “When He approached Bethphage and Bethany, near the mount that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of it.’” Luke 19:29-31.
And it again is the word used when I tell you that Jesus has released (luo) you from your sins by His blood and made you a kingdom and priests unto Me. Revelation 1:5-6. And it is the word Jesus uses when He told you that whatever you loose (luo) on earth has been loosed in Heaven.
Look again at what Jesus said about the colt. “Untie it and bring it here.” And then when the owners of the colt asked why they were untying the colt when they fetched it He told the disciples to answer, “‘The Lord has need of it.’” Luke 19:29-31. Jesus then rode the colt to his destination amid glorification and adoration at his triumphal entry into Jerusalem to fulfill the prophecy of Zachariah about the Messiah coming riding on a donkey’s colt.
Untie (luo) him because the Lord has need of him.
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:21.
Jesus has released (luo) you from your sins by His blood and made you a kingdom, priests to minister unto Me. You are Mine and I have need of you for My work upon the earth, to bring days of Heaven to earth. To live eternal life and draw all into the life in Me with you.
You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ . . . you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:5, 9.
The first step to living eternal life is the Blood of Jesus untying you and setting you free, redeeming you from the slavery of sin and death. For whom the Son sets free is free indeed. You are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, an heir, and a joint heir with Christ.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His Name. John 1:12.
A slave does not have a permanent place in the house, in the family, but a son has a place there forever. In Jesus you are all now sons of God, My children.
Released, unbound and set free from the encumbrance of sin, you are free to run the race set before you without hindrance. There is nothing any longer that divides us. That dividing wall of sin has been dissolved, broken, loosed by the blood of Christ.
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him whether things on earth or things in heaven. And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach. Colossians 1:19-22.
For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:14. And My Holy Spirit testifies to you that your sins and offenses I remember no more. Hebrews 10:17. So you can now have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for you through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since you have a great priest over My house you can draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having your hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and your bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:14-22.
Do you see here the three that testify to eternal life in you? The Spirit, the Water and the Blood. This is the order I see because I see the end from the beginning, but the order from your spiritual development to eternal life is the Blood by which you are redeemed and loosed from your sins and the sinful nature, the Water of the Word by which you are regenerated (born again) to righteousness and renewed in mind, and the Spirit, the goal and My promise so that you are one Spirit with Me, walking with Me in eternal life, the relationship of wonder, knowing Me and Jesus, knowing My thoughts and agreeing with them so that you are attached to the vine and bearing fruit that will endure unto life eternal.
It is the Spirit who testifies because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. If you receive the testimony of men, My testimony is greater; for My testimony is this, that I have testified concerning My beloved Son. The one who believes in Jesus as My Son, i.e., the Son of God, has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe Me has made Me a liar, because he has not believed in My testimony concerning My Son. And the testimony is this, that I have given you eternal life, and this life is in Jesus, My Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have My Son does not have the life. 1 John 5:6-12.
There is cause for rejoicing here. I have released you from the debts of sin and the debt of the eternal life Adam murdered that you owed divine justice—an eternal life for an eternal life, and the life is in the blood, so it had to be eternal blood—hence Jesus came born of a virgin and from the incorruptible seed of My Word. Pure Blood. Eternal Blood, working an eternal redemption.
I have purchased you back as Mine. Your Maker has bought you back. And according to My Law, born under the Law, I sent you a kinsman redeemer to pay your debt in full to release you from the slavery that you sold yourself into.
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God. Galatians 4:4-7.
Under the Law of redemption I gave to Moses, if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner became sufficient, and a brother of yours became so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger, or to the descendants of a stranger’s family, then he shall have redemption right after he has been sold or one of his brothers may redeem him. Leviticus 25:47-48. It had to be a kinsman, but no one born of Adam’s line could quality to pay the price since all of them were born again from imperishable deeds.
Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. Hebrews 2:14-15.
You had to be untied, unbound, loosed and redeemed, your debts paid in full, nailed to the Cross, and your ransom paid to Me before you can go on to holiness and walk with Me on the highway of holiness, the highway of the redeemed, the highway of those with a journey to make to Zion. No lion or unclean thing can walk there, it is only for the redeemed.
A highway will be there, a roadway, and it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks that Way, and fools will not wander on it. No lion will be there, nor will any vicious beast go up on it; these will not be found there. But the redeemed will walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD will return and come with joyful shouting and singing to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:8-10.
And by walking with Me on the highway of Holiness, which is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, you can take hold of all I have for you.
Peter, Paul and the early disciples walked with Me and I walked them right out of prisons, delivered them from harm and persecution, and right through storms, shipwrecks, and snakes.
But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy. They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said, “Go, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this Life.” Upon hearing this, they entered into the temple about daybreak and began to teach. Acts 5:17-21.
Like Enoch, he walked each day with Me and walked right into eternity.
I love you. You are free, My Son has unbound you, loosed you unto good works that I prepared for you in advance. Now begin the journey with Me and the next stop is the birth canal of the Word and the Water of the Word.