The Bible tells us that ”the whole world is under the control of the evil one” (1 John 5:19), so redemption is highly crucial. We are living in an environment that is under the influence of the powers of darkness – satan and his demonic hosts.
The works of darkness are manifested all around us in its varied forms – sin, sickness, destruction, poverty, corruption, etc. The list can go on and on. Regardless of which part of the world we live, and regardless of what vocation we may have in life – minister, doctor, business person, home maker, school teacher, student, etc.
We come face to face with the works of the devil every day. The devil and his cohorts influence, control and dominate people and events in the world.
In view of all this, the Bible presents a very powerful truth. The Bible teaches that every person who has been saved through faith in Christ has been set free from the control of the devil.
It is possible for every believer to live victorious over the works of the devil. Any individual who is ”in Christ” does not need to live in subjection to the evil one!
Redemption and the works of the devil
On the one hand there is a large part of the Body of Christ that has not heard this truth. Many believers in many churches around the world have never been told that they can indeed live an overcoming life.
They have not been taught that they no longer need to be dominated by the works of the devil. They have not been taught about what they need to do to live a life where they can resist and overcome the works of the devil.
And then there is another large portion of the Body of Christ who have heard these truths – they have heard the tapes, read the books, attended the seminars, and have ”received the revelation” – and yet have not been able to consistently translate these truths into their daily experience.
Redemption for God’s people
We believe that God wants His people to know the truth. He wants His people taught and educated in the truths presented in His Word. And we also believe that every truth presented in Scripture will have its effect on our daily lives.
The truths presented in Scripture are not just to be preached, taught and written about. They are meant to become a part of our daily experience. So is redemption.
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