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Praise for “Extra Virgin Grace”: “Master expositor and dynamic teacher Ryan Rufus invites you on a Scripture-filled journey to encounter the fullness of God's grace. So many of life's toughest questions are answered in this book. Read it to soak in the purity of the gospel and relax in Jesus like never before.” - Dr. Andrew Farley, bestselling author of “The Naked Gospel” and “God Without Religion” “Fresh, oh so fresh to read a book full of the revelation of God‟s Grace and goodness. A word in season that will impact those who read it, and will turn hearts towards the message of Extra Virgin Grace, the heart of our Father. Great job Ryan.” - Will Graham, CEO Andrew Wommack Ministries-Europe, www.awme.net “Extra Virgin Grace is one of those precious books that cause you to love Jesus more once you're finished reading it. Ryan shows himself to be one of today's finest practical theologians. Masterfully utilizing the lens of grace, he leads us to a place where we can gain application filled clarity on the finished work of the cross and our righteousness in Christ. I'm certain that this book will become part of my arsenal in raising up pastors, leaders, and church planters all around the world.” - Lucas Miles, President, The Oasis Network For Churches, USA, www.oasnet.org “Ryan has hit a home run again with his latest book “Extra Virgin Grace”. It brims with razor sharp insight into the beauty and fullness of life lived in the freedom of the New Covenant. For those who have lived under years of mixed law and grace, this book will clear any cobwebs in your thinking and thrust you into Spirit-led glory-filled New Covenant life to the maximum! Along the way, Ryan kills a few holy cows that have kept believers for years in a fog of condemnation and confusion. This is truth that will really set you free!” - Fini de Gersigny, Lead elder, Jubilee Church, Australia, www.jubilee.org.au “Ryan Rufus is among a fresh new company declaring the radical, scandalous grace of Christ's cross. Enjoy the following chapters as His pure, sweet oil of grace pours through you. Feast on the abundance of His table.” - John Crowder, President, Sons of Thunder Ministries & Publications, USA, www.TheNewMystics.com “This book is a smorgasbord of grace and a feast for the hungry. It provides a sweeping study of many topics that are often misunderstood. If you want a grace-based perspective of the Beatitudes, true holiness, eternal security, discipline and walking by the spirit, read this book.” - Prof. Paul D. Ellis, Escape to Reality, New Zealand, www. escapetoreality.org “This book is a one-of-a-kind. The insights are inspiring, the ideas are important and the impact is intense. A very revealing, renewing and refreshing book. It brings the “amazing” back to grace!” - Ps. Paul P. Hernandez, National Director and Senior Pastor, FREE Mission Philippines Inc. www.freemissionphils.com “This is an absolute must read for those who desire certainty and full and complete assurance of God‟s love. Every sentence needs to be read, not just selected chapters. If you are already a grace based person, please don‟t think you know it all. This book will open the eyes of your heart even more. If you have any chains left they will fall away.” - Rob Rufus, Lead elder, City Church International, Hong Kong, www.ccihk.com “This book gave me a fresh insight and helpfully explained many of the wonderful mysteries about grace. It reminded me to stay teachable and keep learning all I can about the amazing person of grace. The publishing of this book could not have come at a better time for all those serious about correctly dividing the Word of Truth. Well done Ryan!” - Steve Wheeler, Lead elder, Highway Christian Community, South Africa, www.highway.org.za “The Scriptures declare that „beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news‟. With this book, Ryan has shown us good looking feet. His work brings practical clarity to the proclamation of peace, good tidings, salvation and the reign of God. He joins an ever expanding crowd of New Covenant ministers lifting up voices full of joy. Extra Virgin Grace makes plain and beautiful God's abounding grace for us.” -Gregory Haswell, Lead Elder, Northlands Church, USA, www. northlandschurch.com “Ryan has the awesome ability to remove the unfortunate effects of something I like to call 'Christian Tunnelvision.' This is when well-meaning people can't see, hear or think in ways beyond the images of God that religion and legalism have rooted in their minds. The light Ryan sheds on the topics in this book will help shatter many of those false images of God which religion created and at the same time reveal to you sides of grace and truth you might not have even considered!” -Cornel Marais, Founder, Charisma Ministries, New Zealand, www.charismaministries.org
Written late October 2010
Hope this letter finds you well :-).
I’m now in Macdonalds using free wifi just down the road from the conference venue.
this has been the third day of glory and grace conference in hong kong.
we have been receiving, amazing, clear revelatory teaching on the Grace of God and Faith, on the New Covenant through Andrew Wommack.
It has been incredible teaching about body, soul and spirit. How our spirits have already been created Righteous and is perfect in Christ. Ephesians 4:25. Our bodies and soul have already been purchased by the blood of Jesus but not yet redeemed, but our spirit, our new creation is already perfect and righteous before God and we can never loose that standing before God, our new creation cannot sin (1John 3:9).
The soul, is the mind and emotions part. It needs to be renewed with God’s Word, the Bible. The body is mortal, it will die one day, it is neither good nor bad, it’s neutral. The body simply responds to who’s in control- the Spirit or the Soul. When your soul is in agreement with your New Creation Spirit through agreeing with Truth, then your Spirit takes control of the body.
I cannot explain in full detail here but Andrew Wommack has really done some intensive study into this. You can goto Andrew’s website and download his free teaching on Spirit, soul and body.
Rob also encouraged us to be stable people in the Word of God~~ be wise stewards of this grace revolution not using grace as a license for laziness but being consistent people, year after year, not people who live by emotions or feelings but people based their lives on truth.
But this truly is a great privilege to be part of this great awakening~~ the Truth won’t set you free, but only the Truth the you Know will Set You Free!!!
They also showed us an video of ministry into china, its incredible what they are doing there!! they could easily have an 1000 workers there today. Heaps of people are getting saved!!
Last night, we had an amazing time with our Heavenly Father worshpping HIm.
Then we had a fire tunnel over and over again in the front. Many people were shaking in the glory, joy of the Lord was upon us. Once again I met some really cool people from the brothers and sisters here in Hong Kong.
Then later as the service finished, some stayed on, and I got prayed for by two people when they prayed that God would open my spiritual senses. I felt a really released and a veil lifted off me. Then after that they said there was gold all over my face!!
I then stayed on to soak more in God’s Presence… its been amazing making some cool friends and having some amazing grace discussions, praying for one another..,, linking arms across the nations because of the gospel of grace!!! what a priviliege to hang out with like minded
We’ve been having some grace discussions with a few people from south africa talking about things such as …. “does God allow sickness in your life to build your character?”
Its amazing there are preachers out theere who wiill build a whole new doctrine theology based upton their experience rather than the Truth of God’s Word; just because they have experienced the healing power of God in their lives, they build a theology to say that God is using it to build their character- this is nothing rather than from the pit of hell!!
If you are a father, would you use sickness to teach your children somthing?
Today, Fini and Isi from sydney ministered with such amazing message of Joy!! “Go where the wind blows!!” Fini pretty much encouraged us to be joyful in the Lord at all times- it was so easy to received his message. He preached on Psalm 16 that our foundation must be on the goodness of God. He talked about how our churches must be flexible enough to follow the Holy Spirit and never loose His Presence, God gets all the Glory!!
Then Andrew preaches such an amazing message on giving that I’ve never ever heard anyone teach on it before with such clarity, pure motive, and just simple word of God for the purposes of the Kingdom!! it was incredible!!
Anyway I hope this letter finds you well, Grace Umerited Favor of God be upon YOu!!!! HA HAHAHAHA!!!!”
The JOy of Lord is your strength!!!! don’t forget to laugh today!!!
Glory and Grace will be streeaming live tomorow and I will send you a link for that!!!
Living in the balance of Grace and Faith taught by Andrew Wommack, you can download teaching on this from:
Don’t base your life on emotions, base it on Faith.
“save” – refers to everything Jesus provided for us in deliverance from hell, eternal life, healing, prosperity, joy and peace.
Grace is something that God does for you completely independent of you even before you have need of it. Grace along does not save you, it has to be combined with faith.
E.g. When Jesus was crucified 2000 years ago and died, he aleady took punishment for all your sins (short comings) and forgave all your sins, even before you were born- even before you committed any sin! THIS IS GRACE!!
Jesus had already healed you of all your sicknesses 2000 years ago on the cross even before you got sick, all you need to do is believe it!!! and you will receive.
“He forgave me even before I sinned.” Faith is how we receive what God has already forgive us in Christ.
Faith is a positive response to what God has Already Done!! Faith is our response to God’s Grace.
Faith doesn’t move God, God has already moved heaven and earth through the what happendd on the cross- it is finished!!!
Faith simply appropriates what God has already provided in Jesus and Him Crucified.
The moment when somebody believes, has Faith that that Jesus forgave all his/her sins 2000 yrs ago even before they even committed, then they get saved.
Grace Alone doesn’t save you, you need to have faith as well.
Ephesians 2:8 “ It is by grace you have been saved through faith…”
Faith is simpy an positive response to what God has already done- he has already forgiven us, he has already healed us, he has already provieded for us through the cross your every single need…
all you need to do is believe and thank God that He has already provided- this is the seed of faith.
So if you have a need or something, just thank God that He has already provided it for you in Jesus and His Crucifiction and then believe that you have received it (Mark 11:24) and take whatever action God leads you to or wait.
Today morning, Rob preached an incredible message of the New Covenant, The good news of God’s Grace through the book of Hebrews 5-6, a very much misunderstood passage. It was so revolutionary, Rob said he has never preached it before, and I don’t think I have never ever never heard anyone have that kind of revelation before. After the message, I really felt that we are in a revolution of Grace, liken rediscovery of justification by faith just as Martin luther was. I really encourage you to get that message you can watch it for free online.
Basically what he was saying was that the Scripture that was traditionally taught as in Hebrews 6 as the “basics foundations of the faith” could actually not be New Covenant foundations, it could be talking about Old Covenant teaching. E.g. such as ‘laying of hands’ could refer to laying on hands of the sacrificial animal to be our sin substitute, it does not refer to the teaching of the laying on of hands for impartation as some may say. Remember Hebrews was written to Hebrews who understood the Old Covenant law of Moses.
You can watch sermon “Is it possible to be restored to Repentance? Hebrews 6” can fastforward the praise time and get into the message.
All the sermons will be available free for download from http://www.ccihk.com/en/media/online-audio
Then I got prayed for by some citychurch people, it was incredible!!! for about 30 mins. such activation I was set free to come out of my skin with boldness and authority, I can’t explain it I was set free!!
THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR READING THIS, BLESSINGS TO YOU MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST
Curry Blake, the oversear of John G. Lake ministries, reckons that about 95% of teaching about Divine healing in the church worldwide has been wrong.
Have you ever heard such statements about healing such as,
“The reason why you are not healed or you lost your healing is because,:
there is sin in your life; you are not Holy enough; your sickness is God teaching you a lesson; God doesn’t heal everybody; your sickness is just a thorn in the flesh; maybe God will heal you one day; God can heal but He doesn’t always heal; it’s a generational curse etc…”
Did you know that, none of these statements have any biblical basis? it’s simply traditions of man taught as truth.
The reason why God heals, is because of this Reason: that He loves you!!! it’s purely a work of His Grace!! It’s a Gift, not of works so that no one can boast!!! you can’t earn your healing!! Jesus earned it for you, so its legally/rightly yours by faith through grace- unmerited/undeserved Favor!!! just as salvation/eternal life/ forgiveness of sins/ perfect record is a gift, so is healing!!! you just believe, receive and claim it because its rightly yours!!!
Check out these most amazing wonderful 24+hrs of teaching on Divine healing from the Scriptures, primarily based upon the Divine Healing Manual used by John G Lake himself- which is even taught in some bible colleges today.
This will training you to understand your authority in Christ and to heal the sick successfully. You will become a “Divine Healing Technician”.
Curry also challenges many sacred cows, traditions of man in the church. Curry is a Texan, very blunt and in your face kind of person, his background was military and martial arts before he got into the healing ministry- so we know he is a no, non-sense person and straight to the point. He had already been teaching for over 3 weeks non-stop so he was very tired while he taught. He’s not perfect, but he is teachable and I encourage you to be open and to take whatever the Spirit of God highlights to you.
What’s so good about this ministry is the fruit, they are seeing so many people trained to heal the sick and so many healings take place! I experienced an mighty healing in my health as well, you’ll see it in my previous post.
I was able to ask him 2 questions about the grace of God 🙂
Thankyou and bless you 🙂
Pelase check out All Scriptures listed here to see what is said is been true. If any query, free to ask at the bottom of the posts!! Thankyou,
Do Christians have to confess their sins to God in order to be Forgiven?
Finally the Lord is giving some mighty revelations into this truth, Thankyou Jesus!!!
2000 years ago, Jesus has Already forgiven you of All your sins!!! and you partake of that, you received that Full forgiveness in One Perfect installment at salvation, Eternal Life, the moment you gave your life to Christ.
1 Peter 1:3-5
I can talk to God about my sins and ask Grace to Overcome, but its not the same as Confessing it because All my sins have Already been Forgiven and He promises in the New Covenant that He makes with us, that our sins He “Remembers them No More” Hebrews 8:12;10:17-18.
Unbelievers need to confess their sins to God to get saved; but Christians do not need to, because they are Already saved.
1John 1:9 was written to refute the teaching that Gnostic false teachers had infiltrated the church to dilute the Gospel Message to the world. The Gnostics claimed that ‘there was no such thing as Sin or Sinning’, and that our bodies are already evil anyway.
So what John the Apostle was essential saying was, “If any unbelievers confess their sins, they can be cleansed of All their sins and get saved.” refer 1 John 1:9
If an unbeliever doesn’t believe that ‘sin or sinning’ exists (or the doctrine of original Sin) due to the Gnostics teaching that was trying to infiltrate the believers, then the unbeliever won’t acknowledge that he is a sinner to God and hence be saved.
Read Ezekiel 36:25-26, Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 2:13 as an foundation to 1John1:9 and Hebrews 10:19-22 which is referring to unbelievers getting saved.
Ezek 36:25 I will sprinkle you with pure water and you will be CLEAN from ALL your impurities. I will PURIFY you from ALL your idols. 36:26 I will give you a NEW heart, and I will put A NEW spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh. 36:27 I will put MY SPIRIT within you;
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people–free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. [Abundantly] free! (MSG translation)
And even though you were dead in your transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he nevertheless made you alive with him, having forgiven all your transgressions.
When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive–right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven,
Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, 21 since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 10:20 by the fresh and living way that he inaugurated for us 22 through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 23 10:21 and since we have a great priest 24 over the house of God, 10:22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, 25 because we have had our hearts sprinkled CLEAN from an evil conscience 26 and our bodies WASHED in pure water.
This Scripture in Hebrews was written to Hebrews/Jews, some of which was tempted to go back under the Law or some of which won’t even saved, possibly to encourage them to come out of Old Covenant of Moses, into the New Covenant. It is a SCripture written to encourage these Jews to get saved!!! by having their hearts cleansed by the Blood of Jesus!! It’s not a SCripture refering to believers but Unbelievers who already know the Law!!
Reading this SCripture in the light of Ezekiel and other Old Testament SCriptures prophesying of the New Covenant, we can see once again that this Scripture 1 John 1:9 is in line and it’s talking about unbelievers entering into the New Covenant so all their sins can be forgiven. Look at the Word ‘Cleansing‘ in Ezekiel and 1 John and you’ll see the parallel.
“The best commentary for the bible, is The Bible!! “said Ian Mckellar
Think about this:
How can God tell believers to confess their sins if He promises “I will Remember their sins No More…”
Read Jeremiah 31:34; Hebrews 8:12; 10:17,18; Psalms 103:3,12; Micah 7:19
Everything in the Old Testament must be interpreted the New Testament.
What the Old Conceals, the New Reveals; everything before the Cross, must be interpreted after the Cross.
Matt 6:14-15 was written before the Cross (read the context), it must interpreted through what happend After the Cross in which God Changed the Way He Related to us, Colossians 3:13
The Bible, is meant to be read as One Book, written by One Author, with One Theme flowing through the Old and the New.
It’s not meant to contradict each other, but what the Old Conceals, the New Reveals.
What the Old Prophesies, the New Fulfills.
Jesus is the The Fulfillement of the Old Covenant to bring the New Covenant, He IS literally the New Covenant!!
Isaiah 42:6; Luke 24:27; Colossians 1:27
When some of the Corinthians were sleeping with the temple prostitutes, Paul never tells them even once to ‘Confess their sins’. If confessing sins was such a common practice among New Convenant believers, why was it never mentioned once in all of Paul’s letters?
1Cor 5:1-2; 6:9-11
Paul says to those who were sinning, “those who commit sexuall immorality will not inherit the Kingdom of God…”
but Then He says, “that is what some of you WERE… you were WASHED, SANCTIFIED!!!”
He is saying, “that is Not you!!! the unbelievers won’t inherit the Kingdom!! that is Not you, you have Already been WASHED!!!”
“You don’t need to confess your sins, you’ve ALREADY BEEN WASHED, bEEN FORGIVEN!!!”
WASHED = FORGIVEN, FORGIVEN= WASHED. It’s the Same thing, it’s both past tense.
Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:
though your sins are like SCARLET, they shall be as WHITE as SNOW;
though they are RED like CRIMSON, they shall become like WOOL. Isaiah 1:18
If you already have been forgiven, what is left to confess? You only need to do it ONCE!!
For by a SINGLE/ONE Offering He has PERFECTED for ALL TIME those who are being SANCTIFIED(set apart unto God by that One offering, we are set apart FOREVER!). Hebrews 10:14
WASHED = FORGIVEN = SANCTIFIED = JUSTIFIED = 1Cor 6:11; Romans 8:30 = COMPELTE = FINISHED WORK OF THE CROSS = “It is finished!!!” John 19:30
God’s Work is Complete from Beginning to End, for He declares the End from the Beginning. Isa 46:10; Rev 1:8
He is the ‘Beginning/Alpha and the End/Omega’, so if you are in Him, you are Already Complete.
Paul is trying to ‘change the way they think’ – Repentance, to tell them “this is not you… you are not sexuall immoral anymore, you are New Creations in Christ… therefore start acting like one…you don’t have a sinful nature anymore, but you have a God nature and you have been justified (declared Righteous before God).
“As man thinketh in his heart, so is he” proverbs.
If you believe you are sinner, then you’ll sin by faith. If you believe you are a ‘Idiot’, then you’ll act like a Idiot. The whole bible is all about transforming your mind, there is nothing you have ‘To Do’, it has already ‘Been Done!’, just Repent (change your mind) and Believe the Truth so you can be Set Free!!! John 8:32, Live by the Spirit, Not by the Law, Galatians 5:18
We are not longer ‘Sinners saved by grace’, we WERE sinners, but Now We are Saints.
The moment you discover Who you really are, then you’ll start to live like it.
Paul didn’t tell them to confess their sins but he told them Who they are. There is no need to confess your sins if you don’t have a sinful nature anymore!!!
Believers no longer have to be ‘sin conscious’, but they can be “Gift of Righteousnes conscious” and “Christ conscious” rather than “self-conscious”. Romans 8:1
Woohoo!! thankyou Jesus, Heavenly for this wonderful Gospel Grace that truely changes people from the Inside out, not Outside In!!
So what happens when we sin?
Instead of asking Him to forgive us and feeling condemned, we just thank Him that He has already forgiven us and there is Now No Condemnation.
More to come about “Do Christians have a sinful nature?” studies based in Romans 6-7.
Thankyou and feel free to spread this blog!!!
Have a read of this as well:
* When did Jesus forgave us all our sins?
The understanding of this took me a couple of years to grasp it.
Confessing your sins and forgiving others in order for God to forgive you was an Old Covenant practice (Matthew 6:12, 14-15); but in the New Covenant we forgive others Because God has already forgiven us (Colossians 3:13). Jesus was still living under the Old Covenant when He said this, the New Covenant didn’t begin until Jesus died on the Cross and it was completed on Acts Chapter 2, the Day of Pentecost when the Spirit was poured out.
Its important to RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE COVENANTS when you read the bible otherwise you’ll mis-interpret it. There are 7 major covenants in the Bible. Right now we are living under the Dispensation of the New Covenant, so when we read Old Covenant Scriptures we’ve got to filter it through New Covenant Lenses.
E.g. If you read most parts of the Old Testament, you will find that God commands us to kill our enemies. Do we do that today? of course Not, that was Old Covenant Law of Moses. Also when Jesus came, He said He was only sent to the Lost sheep of Israel, Not to the Gentiles (Matthew 15:24), and He also told his disciples only preach to the Jews (Mathew 10:6) that was Old Covenant. But when He rose from the dead, the Covenant changed and He told everyone to go into the World and preach the Good News to all ethnic groups, all people, not just Jews!!!
Jesus preached law/Old Covenant to its original standard, where once people had watered the law down to be “keepable”, he preached this to the Self-Righteous and Proud in heart to expose their sins by bringing the law which is mirror, and Jesus preached New Covenant Grace Prophetically and renewing the Abrahamic Covenant of Faith to those were humble and ready to receive.