Twelve Immutable Truths
November 1, 2010

C. R. Oliver

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November 1, 2010

Twelve Immutable Truths

Occasionally someone stands and orates the basics of Christianity to the profundity of all who hear. Such a time as this (Nov. 2010) requires that saints keep a steady eye on these foundations of the apostle's doctrine and place them like frontlets to the mind. I am indebted to the Rev. Ivan Tait for bill boarding these truths during a recent visit. (As you read through this list, please allow the message to become an integral part of your life.) These days are the most perilous perhaps in world history because they mark and end of an age. Never before has there been such interrelatedness among the nations. That which affects one in some degree affects all.

There is, however, a soon-coming King. He is the author of these immutable truths and His power to bring them to pass is unchallengeable.

12 Immutable Truths

          1. God Loves You. How one must let this first and most basic of truths sink in. Say it over and again, "God loves me." It is not a conditional love. It is based on nothing one can do to earn it and nothing can be done to quell it. In spite of oneself, it is there. God IS love.
          Robert McCheyne stood at his window in Glasgow, Scotland, in order to observe the comings and going of the masses in the street below; while doing so, he kept repeating John 3:16. He continued until its truths engulfed his soul, causing him to bury his face in his hands. His tears stained the pages of his Bible lying open in front of him. God's love made him one of the most powerful of his day.
          The task of the Evil one has been to make mankind believe the opposite of what McCheyne preached. Devils want man to believe God is against him. (Belief systems have arisen around this polarity, even early in church history.)
          The Apostle Paul, in Romans 8, expelled all of man's perceived parameters about the love of God, and he created a declaration of independence which detailed the saints' freedom from satan and those of his ilk.
Rom 8:38-39
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Paul believed that no circumstance could be imagined which would be able to nullify this first inalienable truth: God Loves Me.

          2. The Devil is Defeated. Every time Jesus encountered satan, He defeated him. Look at Jesus during His temptation. He defeated satan. Observe Him throughout His ministry. He confronted demons and overcame every one of them. His Disciples followed in His steps and overcame satan on every turn. Jesus cast out demons and defeated every plot hatched in hell against Him and his followers. Boldly, the apostles heralded the Jesus of Luke 4:18 and preached His power in Acts 10.
Acts 10:37-39
John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
View Jesus triumphing over the devil in His death.
Hebrews 2:14-16
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.
The devil has no place in the saint's life, unless place is given. The purpose of Jesus' manifestation in the earth was to destroy satan's empire.
1 John 3:8-9
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
          3. Christ is the Focus of life:
1 John 5:12, He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

          Everything in the saint's life depends on and is related to Jesus. The saint does not look outward to the world, but inward to Christ and the indwelling Spirit. Aside from Jesus there are no considerations. Circumstances are not a criteria in life; neither are man's opinions. The Word in Flesh and in Scripture are the saint's total authority. (Geri McGee pointed out recently that satan's prime use of media and government is to bring fear into the hearts and lives of the believer.)

The old hymn "Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace," is still poignantly true.
Matt 17:5-8 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. But Jesus came and touched them and said, "Arise, and do not be afraid." When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
It is "Jesus only" that matters.
Acts 4:12
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
(Author's Note: Although these scriptures are very familiar to the readers of the newsletter, just allow them to draw you into their power. Affirm them in your heart and put them in use by quoting them and their attendant Scriptures more often.)

It IS all about Him:
Hebrews 3:5-6
And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
          4. You have a destiny.
Your destiny is in His hands. When the children of Israel were at a low, suffering captivity, they heard these words.
Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Paul spoke similarly:
Ephesians 2:9-10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Claim these verses as a part of your life. No person can take you out of Christ's or the Father's hands. He created your timetable, your path and your tomorrow's; therefore, you must say, "Why should I fear what man can do to me?"

          5. You are unique. Every individual on the face of the earth is unique. There are no two exactly alike. This means the saint is an "original." No one can take the place that God destined for you; your makeup is different. No one can rob you of your place on earth---you are "wonderfully and fearfully made."
Psalm 139:13-16
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
          6. God will restore that which the evil one took away.
          He is in the business of restoration, some 2x, some 7x, some 100x, some 1000x. He is not limited by the ways of man nor this world's economy.
Joel 2:25-27
So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,
My great army which I sent among you.
You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the LORD your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be put to shame.
Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel:
I am the LORD your God
And there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame.
God is good at restoration. His is a ministry of restoration. It was God who declared a Jubilee year, where all one once possessed must be restored to him. Jesus was sent to restore us to our place in Him. One glimpse into the word "restore" and its Biblical usages will reveal the heart of God in this matter. He doesn't want a tattered people, but a restored army. Oh! Receive your restoration!

          7. The best is yet to come. These are not just words of encouragement. To a 75 yr. old Abraham, God pointed to His promise of the "best is yet to come." Through time, it is always the manner of God to pour out His blessings on His people.
1 Corinthians 2:9-12
But as it is written:
'Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.'
But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. NKJV
Regardless of age or position in life, hope is found in Him for "the best is yet to come." Apply this to any circumstance in life and realize that nothing can stop God from bringing to bear His will. (Many times in the past two years, I have had to remind myself of this truth.)

          8. All things work together for (my) good.
Romans 8:28-30
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
Many times in life, saints must come to this verse and claim it for their own. God fixes things. When mistakes are made and lives become a mess---God will fix it, if asked. He can turn what the devil meant for evil into good. There is a principle involved however, "What ever He fixes in you becomes an anointing for ministy to others."

          9. (I am) constantly being transformed into His image.
2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Our transformation comes through intimacy and access to Him. The more we fellowship and spend time with Him, the more we become like Him. The transformation often takes place without our knowing it. We become more and more like He is. This transformation does not come without "stretch marks." Our faith is "stretched." Our mental attitudes are "stretched." Every aspect of life is changed into what He possesses.

          10. (I/we) abound to every good work.
Deuteronomy 30:9-10
The LORD your God will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For the LORD will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this Book of the Law, and if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
The simplest study of the word "abound" will show how it runs through all of scripture.
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man will abound with blessings.
The great Pauline passages relate the term continually to the saints.
2 Corinthians 9:8-9
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. NKJV
Let it be observed that part of "grace is God living in your actions." His grace is continually moving us toward Him.
Romans 5:20-21
But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more…

          11. God will bring it to pass.
Often we tire in praying when we don't see manifestation within a "reasonable time." We are told to "commit things" to Him and He will bring it to pass. Many examples in Scripture can be given that took a year, ten years, a hundred years to bring it to pass; but He did bring it to pass. God told the elders that Israel would dwell four hundred years in captivity before God would bring them out. He brought them out.
Ps 37:3-5
Trust in the LORD, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the LORD,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
No matter how long you have been praying for that certain "something" to happen, remember He will bring it to pass.

          12. (I am/We are) accepted in the beloved.
Eph 1:3-14

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be
holy and without blame before Him in love, having
predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth - in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
This is one of the most beautiful passages in the entire Bible. Its concise inclusiveness covers the whole spectrum of the gospel. In these verses are more facets than the finest of diamonds, more beauty than ripe fields of grain, more treasure than in all the world's reserves. Hold these verses close by at all times. Be ready to reference them when doubts, temptations and the enemy floods threaten you….it is the living word.

Until Next month,

Dr. Cosby R. Oliver, PhD.


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