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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 20 Nov 2015


Many Christians carry around a lot of guilt that keeps them from developing into the overcomers that our heavenly Father wants us to become.  So many say, “I’m just a sinner saved by grace.” But is that how God sees us?  Does He still see us as lower than a snake’s belly after all that Christ Jesus did for us on the cross?  We need to ask ourselves those questions.

I’d have to ask you what your idea of a sinner is.  Now, if I’m a mechanic, that means I do mechanical work habitually, on purpose, as my way of life, whether for a living or as a hobby.  If’ I’m a woodworker, then I work with wood daily, habitually, on purpose.  That means a sinner is someone who sins habitually, on purpose, as a way of life, right?  So, are YOU a sinner?  Only you can answer that.  But to say you’re a sinner saved by grace is mis-identifying yourself.

If you have made Christ Jesus of Nazareth your LORD and SAVIOR, then you WERE a sinner saved by grace. But you’re not a sinner anymore, that was the OLD you.  It is written in 2 Corinthians 5:17,  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Galatians 6:15 says, For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Can you see then how important it is to differentiate between the “old” you before Christ, and the “new” you AFTER Christ?  If you can’t see yourself as a new creation in Christ Jesus, you will be forever stuck in your past, living your life as a sinner instead of a Saint. Whoa, now you’re calling me a Saint, Brother Jerry? Well, yes; you’re either a saint, or you ain’t.  What’s the difference?  Just one letter:  “S”, which stands for Salvation. Without salvation, you’re still a sinner, and you ain’t a saint, excuse my English there, but you get the point.

Our heavenly Father accepted the sacrifice of Christ Jesus as the FULL and COMPLETE payment for the sins of all who come to Christ Jesus to be saved.  Does that mean we never sin again?  No, it doesn’t, but it doesn’t become a habit, either.  Suppose I’m a mechanic, and that means I fix broken cars, trucks, tractors, or whatever.  Suppose I work on a car one day and I can’t fix it, does that mean I’m no longer a mechanic?  No, that just means there was one that I purposed to fix, but just couldn’t get it right.  That doesn’t mean it’s my intention to mess up EVERY job.  In reality, a few get messed up, no matter how skillful I may be.

Let’s say you’re a circus performer who walks a tight wire.  It’s your intention to walk safely from one end of the wire to the other while it’s stretched above the ground.  To be sure, it is NOT your intention to fall from it.  BUT, just in case you do, there’s a safety net below to catch you should you have an accident. That safety net represents grace.  You’ve heard this before from me: grace is a safety net, not a trampoline.  Now, if you are using God’s grace for a trampoline, then I’d have to say, yes, you’re a sinner, but not a sinner saved by grace. You’d be just a plain old, unrepentant sinner, lost, with no hope for eternal life.
But let’s say you HAVE asked Christ Jesus to forgive your sins.  Well then, He HAS!  And on occasion you may mess up, but it isn’t your intention to mess up.  It is written in 1 John 2:1-5:

1Jn 2:1  My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
1Jn 2:2  And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1Jn 2:3  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1Jn 2:4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1Jn 2:5  But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

Here’s a key in verse one that we don’t want to miss; the word AND.  And if any man sin, we have a lawyer with the Father, Christ Jesus.  Because of the sacrifice, death, burial and most importantly, the RESURRECTION of Christ Jesus, the sin debt is paid in full, nothing lacking, for ALL who belong to Him.  What does that mean?  That means sin is no longer accounted against those who belong to Christ Jesus.  It doesn’t mean you will never accidently sin, it just means you are BLAMELESS,  that no sin is accounted unto you.  So that means you’re not a sinner anymore.  Yes, you WERE a sinner, but not now.  Before, you were guilty of sin.  Now, all your guilt and blame was placed upon Christ Jesus, He became your substitute, and that leaves you without sin, and without blame, and therefore, you will not face the penalty for sin, which is eternal death.  Instead, you receive the free gift of salvation through Christ Jesus.  That is, if you do not go back into making sin your profession as you did before.  There is a reason you are a new creature, did you know that?  The old creature cannot inherit eternal life, only the new you can.

When you read 1 John 2:1-5 you are getting the rules for salvation.  You can’t go back and live in sin and still be saved, the Bible says so.  I don’t care what so-and-so tells you, the only way to salvation is through Christ Jesus, and it’s His way or no way.  He doesn’t care what is “politically correct”, no, not one bit.  He doesn’t care if you think something is right or wrong, because HE decides what is right or wrong, and no matter how we may try to change His mind, we won’t do it.

And if we are trying to tell God we are still sinners after He has declared we are blameless, well, good luck with that, but I can tell you right now, that won’t fly with God.  If Christ Jesus is your LORD and SAVIOR, then you ARE a new creation, and you are no longer a sinner, but a saint.  And that ain’t going to change as long as you are in Christ Jesus, period.  Will you go through life sinless?  Not likely, though Jesus did.  But you CAN go through life BLAMELESS, and that is what counts when you stand before the judgment seat of Christ Jesus.

And if by some chance you don’t know Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior yet, don’t waste another minute living as a sinner.  Your new life awaits you as a saint. Get to it NOW!  Life is so good when you’re blameless.

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 13 Nov 2015


We are fast approaching the yearly day of Thanksgiving, the day on which we are supposed to be thankful for all the blessings God has given us.  We sit down at the table with family and friends and partake of a huge nice meal, symbolic of all the blessings we have been given, sometimes followed by a nap from having a full belly. Everyone is thankful, that is, except the Thanksgiving turkey, who was sacrificed so that we might feast. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 06 Nov 2015


We all know that prayer is essential to our relationship with God.  But is God satisfied with any old prayer we choose to throw out there?  Or is there a kind that gets God’s attention?  Nobody wants their prayers to be wasted, least of all God.  He wants to have answers to our prayers, and He tells us exactly how to make that happen.  Would you like to know how? Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 30 Oct 2015


Have you ever noticed how different church denominations seem to “major” on one certain portion of doctrine?  For example, the Baptists are real focused on salvation, Pentecostals are focused on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and so on, but none of them seem to be focused on “all” that the Lord Jesus taught? Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 23 Oct 2015


When was the last time you heard one of your friends or family having a pity party? And of course, you were invited, and if you attended, how did you feel later? Did it lift up your mood and spring you forth into a joyful mood?  No?  You say it pretty much sucked the life out of your day?   Well, when was the last time you heard God having a pity party? Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 16 Oct 2015


Today’s article is about choices, and how they affect us, both short term, and long term.  Why are we involved in spiritual warfare?  It’s because Satan is after our soul.  If we did not have hope of eternal life, he would not be bothering us so much, for the whole world is under his sway.  He doesn’t do battle with those he already has control of; rather, it’s the ones who want to be free that he targets.  As in the political world, a dictator doesn’t bother those he already controls, it’s the ones he DOESN’T have total control of that he sends his forces against to deal with them. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 09 Oct 2015


If you have followed this ministry for any length of time, you know my calling is about healing.  Now when I say “healing”, it isn’t just about having a healed body, but about being “whole”.  A few years back the LORD pointed me to some scriptures that really got me to thinking, and I’d like to share them with you today. Let’s have a look at Matthew 18:7-17. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 02 Oct 2015


In every generation, the devil has worked to deceive the body of Christ, and it’s going on today just like in years past.  Let’s have a look at what the Lord Jesus told the disciples in Matthew 24:24-27:
Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mat 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
Mat 24:26  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Mat 24:27  For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 25 Sep 2015


People often ask me, “Why doesn’t the Word of God work today like it used to back in the Bible days?” That’s a fair question, we need to look into that, and today is the day.  First off, we must establish whether or not God has changed, and if the Gospel has changed. If God has changed, if Christ Jesus has changed, if the work of the Holy Spirit has changed, then we need to find out what that change is and how to adapt ourselves to that change. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 18 Sep 2015


Each week I receive many questions about how to overcome this or that situation going on in people’s lives.  There is a simple “One size fits all” answer.  We must CONTINUALLY bring our every thought in line with the Word of God. Continue Reading »

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