Last week I announced the soon release of my new book, I am Not Afraid of My Future, the first of The Timothy Collection for young people of every nation.
In fourteen brief chapters, I share the many blessings that
were already here on planet Earth when you arrived—just as God created
the Garden of Eden and everything in it for Adam and Eve, so He
prepared and provided these "good” things just for you!
I John 5:8, NKJ And there are three that bear witness on
earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as
It is not enough to know about these things. God meant for
us to enjoy them. How can we possess them and make them our own? There
are three important keys that unlock all these covenant benefits: (1)
The blood; (2) The water; and (3) The Spirit.
Through the finished work of Jesus Christ by His death, His
burial and His resurrection (Jn. 19:30 with 1 Cor. 15:3-4), God has
made a covenant or agreement with us—the "New Testament” in Jesus blood
(Matt. 26:28; 1 Cor. 11:25; Heb. 9:15).
The first covenantal key is the BLOOD (Rom. 5:9; Heb. 9:22;
Rev. 1:5 with 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 1 Jn. 1:7). Jesus paid the full price so
that His righteousness (He was sinless) could be given to you. God
removed the penalty of your sin and your death (Rom. 6:23) and restored
you to favor with Him. Your sins were not excused, but actually
punished and then removed because of what Jesus did for you! Then when
Jesus rose from the dead, the power was released to make all this work
The second key is the WATER (Acts 2:38 with Rom. 6:2-5). You
need to be baptized in water. The word "baptism” means, "immersion, to
be completely submerged under water.” You are dunked, and your head
goes under, too. Water baptism is a picture of what happened to you
when you asked Jesus to come into your heart. Jesus died, and was
buried, and rose again from the dead. Amazingly, so have we!
The third key to walking with God is the SPIRIT (Acts 1:5;
19:2; Eph. 5:17-18). To fully receive and enjoy all these many
covenantal blessings, you need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. In my
book, The Tabernacle is Jesus, Volume 2, I taught about the
Golden Lampstand in the Tabernacle of Moses. It had bowls on it that
were filled with oil, a symbolic picture of us being filled with the
Holy Spirit. In that volume, I showed you many things about this
experience, including how to be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
The blood, the water, and the Spirit—these are the three
keys that unlock and release the blessings and benefits of the New
Testament. With all that going for you, you do not have to be afraid of
FURTHER RESOURCE: You can pre-order I am Not Afraid of My Future online at http://www.kelleyvarner.org/ or by calling 910.324.5026.