TRUTH - a universal language that never changes. Our verbage is only accurate, when we speak TRUTH. What if our conversation with others, the LORD, and with satan, were ONLY words of TRUTH, and nothing more. Would we only speak HIS words, and not out own? How would that change the world around us, our behavior, and that of others?
2+2 = 4. That is TRUTH, that cannot change. It does not depend on our personal opinion, or our use of it. It stands in the solitude of itself. And most of us understand that to think otherwise, would be deviate from this table of TRUTH. And of course, the outcome means that someone somewhere will be short changed. But if we follow the certainty of this simple TRUTH, it can be exchanged with others and used in many wonderful ways to accomplish things we never dreamed possible.
Just as CERTAIN as this mathematical TRUTH is, so is the WORD OF HAYAH and HIS SON. And if we carefully apply HIS word, to our life situation at any moment and time, we can be sure of the outcome, without a doubt. Why? Because HIS word is TRUTH.
As we grow in our knowledge of mathematics, we understand that it seems to get more and more complex. But the reality is that Algebra and Calculus are complex equations of simple TRUTHS, just like our 2 + 2 above. The more complex the equation, the more care we must take to be sure that we follow the equation precisely, TRUTHFULLY. One deviation from TRUTH and the outcome is flawed, and totally inaccurate. We present a deception, rather than TRUTH.
An accountant who keeps ledgers of financial activity within a business, is only worth his/her salt, if they are 100% accurate. They are 100% accurate, when they do not err in their accounting. They are rewarded for their accuracy in their labor.
Now let me show you something, if I may.
Mat_18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
This word "reckon". What does it mean?
RECKON - to conclude after calculation
The conclusion is only accurate, if the calculation is accurate. The calculation can only be accurate, if the mathematics is applied correctly. Applied correctly means the outcome is TRUTH. TRUTH THAT NEVER CHANGES.
And so when we see this word "reckon" in scripture, it is referring to a certainty as accurate and TRUTHful, as properly applied mathematics. And because it is TRUTH, it cannot ever change. HIS word properly applied ALWAYS produces the correct conclusion. The outcome is assured, because HE cannot deviate from HIS word. To do so would make HE and HIS word a sure FAILURE, as an accountant who errs not in his intention, but in his calculation.
Rom_6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are as dead to SIN (the nature of Adam, as 2 + 2 = 4 Consequently, we are as alive in holiness and purity, as is our RISEN SAVIOR. It cannot be otherwise! TRUTH never changes. We are DEAD unto SIN, because YESHUA was the LAST ADAM. When HE was crucified, so was the CURSE of ADAM. And the good news is that when HE died, WE DIED WITH HIM!!!! Our old man DIED WITH HIM. It is a certainty that is unchangeable. It is TRUTH. And the good news is, that YEHOVAH is the ACCOUNTANT. And HE never makes a mistake. HIS CONCLUSION IS THAT WHEN CHRIST DIED, WE DIED ALSO. We've been dead for 2,000 years. And so is the adamic nature, the old man. YESHUA put an END TO SIN, BECAUSE THE CURSE OF ADAM DIED WHEN HE DIED. And we DIED WITH HIM. We were IN HIM, when HE died. And equally true, we were in HIM when HE resurrected! HALLELUYAH. It is an UNCHANGEABLE CERTAINTY. TRUTH.
So, if YEHOVAH has done the calculation, and HIS conclusion is that WE DIED WITH HIM, then the 100% judgement we deserved was PAID IN FULL 2,000 years ago. For our whole life, and not just up to the present in time. What is there in this life that is yet to be concluded, when the conclusion was settled 2,000 years ago. If HE paid the DEBT of our entire life, BEFORE we even lived it, and the conclusion is that the answer for us is no longer DEATH but LIFE EVERLASTING. How is it you still feel CONDEMNED? That is, if your FAITH is steadfast in HIS WORD.
When our calculation concludes that we are dead unto SIN and alive unto GOD IN YESHUA HA'MACHIACH (JESUS CHRIST), THEN OUR TRUTH AGREES WITH HIS TRUTH and the conclusion cannot be changed. It is a SETTLED ACCOUNT.
So where does all of this leave us? It leaves us with a compass of accurate direction. Man follows a compass to arrive at a desired destination. He is certain that if HE follows this compass, HE will arrive at the desired destination. Beloved, our COMPASS is YESHUA HA'MACHIACH and HIM CRUCIFIED AND RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD!!!!!! It is a settled account!!! And if we RECKON otherwise, we have erred. We walk by sight and not by faith. We walk in our on conclusions (religion) instead of HIS!!! HIS is a SETTLED ACCOUNT. RECKON it to be so, because HE did the accounting. GLORY TO GOD.
I hope someone understands this today. Oh the liberty is here. Such a comfort to account a situation and realize that the conclusion is certain because the accountant did not err, and his conclusion is decidedly IN OUR FAVOR!!!!! I don't know what else to say. TRUTH. IT NEVER CHANGES. Why go to such great efforts in vanity, and to conclude other than what HAYAH has already concluded. You won't change HIS conclusion by YOUR ERROR. You CANNOT FAIL if your conclusions agree with HIS. We fail only when we deviate from HIS STATED TRUTH. Come on now. This and this ALONE is where there is NO CONDEMNATION for those who are IN CHRIST JESUS!!!! Are you? Well, the good news is that you are, whether you realize it or not, because you had no part in the accounting. YES! You cannot devise TRUTH. You can only live with it, or die without it. Will you choose life today, and LIVE? HIS LIFE? - Lahry Sibley