And you shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:32 (NKJV)
Christian living with Assurance can, I’ve come to believe, be simplified to 3 providentially-driven phases. Just as we have the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, there are 3 Ts which reflect how Christians can have a life of perfect peace, divine protection, & spiritual joy, namely:
Like the Trinity, each builds on those before it. Without knowing the Truth that God can offer, a relationship of Trust can’t even be established with Him. In the absence of a trusting bond with Jesus Christ, one can’t experience a spiritually-empowered life of Triumph.
This series will highlight nine scriptures which will allow you to see how a Christian can move from phase to phase in their walk. A gospel song which I feel ties all three together quite well will be featured as well.
- This post (Part 1) gives an overview of the three-phase Walk.
- A follow-up post will be offered for each of the 3 Phases in the days ahead; the scriptural foundation of each Phase will be set forth.
- A final Summary Post (Part 5) next weekend will end this Christian Living series.
What SCRIPTURE is at the core of each Phase?
Truth (John 8:32)
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Trust (Isaiah 26:3)
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
Triumph (Isaiah 40:31)
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Additional scriptures will be explored in future posts in this series. The 3 above (NKJV for all) I feel get to the gist of each ‘phase of one’s Christian walk’.
Why Should You Be Bound?
While I had pieced together a mosaic of bullets to express Truth, Trust, and Triumph, the Holy Spirit led me to a gospel song that did it extremely well. David G. Evans has a phenomenal song, led my Earnest Pugh, which is an awesome remake of a gospel classic: Keith Pringle’s “Perfect Peace”.
“Why Should I Be Bound” is a God-exalting song, sung by a gifted lead singer (Pugh) and backed by Evans’ New Jersey church choir. Many choirs and singers have done the song since Pringle; this version is my favorite. The song is spiritually well grounded. While the YouTube is an audio (not a video), it’s too powerful to ignore and not share!
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The next post in this series will be on Truth. The series will feature four more posts – with final 5th post being published next Sunday.
- I will end with a few verses of the Evans/Pugh song I’m using in this Christian Living series:
All belong to him who has made all!
He watches me.
So Why should I be bound,
When God has set me free.
So Why should I be bound,
When Jesus died for you and me.
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Grace, mercy, and peace to You.