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Just think of where we were and what we have been ransomed from! "You hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air…." We had our conversations in times past in the lust of the flesh. We were fulfilling the usual lust patterns that occupy the fallen nature of the soul of man.

"But," Paul said, "through the blood of Christ, by His vicarious death, burial, and resurrection, once you truly believed, you were bought back."

God supernaturally quickened us, just as we were, when we were dead in sins. He raised us up together and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies. When you think of redemption, only you know what God has delivered you from. But when God takes away lust patterns, they have no dominion over you-no power and no authority.

You can now experience deliverance in your conscience because you not only accepted redemption for salvation, but you also received the divine standards of Jesus Christ (which become your norms and standards as you hear the Word of God). This is what God is saying when He calls us a new creation.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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