We have a COMPLETE redemption IN Christ

We don’t have a Greater Power in us trying to overcome lesser powers that come against us. BUT as long as we think that we have enemies to war against, we stay in cycles of victory and defeat, with a wrong perception of God and ourselves, not experiencing our FULL redemption now.

In the book of Judges, we see people who went through cycles of victory and defeat. Judges 6:1a says, And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD. In Hebrew, it says they did “THE evil” in the sight of the LORD. They weren’t just doing any kind of evil, but something specific. What was the specific evil they were doing? Idolatry or serving other gods.

Idolatry represents false ideas and concepts about God. In 1 John 5:21, it says, Keep yourself from idols. The word idols is eidólon in Greek, meaning an image or false god. The word’s root is eidó, which means to see or perceive; it’s a seeing that becomes a knowing. Our perceptions are so important – our perceptions create our beliefs (it becomes our knowings), which create our experiences and reality. Israel was worshiping idols because they didn’t intimately know the true nature of the ONE God — they had lost the awareness of their FACE-TO-FACE relationship with Him. John says that the reason we are to keep ourselves from idols is that NOW we know the true Father and that we are IN Him by being IN His Son (1 John 5:20)!

The rest of Judges 6:1 says that the LORD delivered them into the Midianites’ hands because of idolatry. By now we know that God doesn’t deliver us to the enemy. We understand that a good Father doesn’t do that! And Abba is a VERY GOOD Father. We must learn to read the Old Testament in light of what Jesus revealed about the Father’s nature. It’s time to stop reading these verses with the wrong understanding that God is saying something like, “OK, if you can’t serve only Me, I am going to turn you over to your enemies to be punished. THEN you will learn your lesson.” That’s NOT the Father who is Love!

But because THEY (Israel) worshiped idols, because THEY had a false concept of God – THEY were taken captive by the Midianites. AND even in their captivity, God was WITH them. He didn’t abandon them or separate Himself from them because of their sin of idolatry. But in their wrong thinking that sin separates them from God, they THOUGHT God had delivered them into the enemy’s hands as a form of punishment for worshiping idols.

And verse 6 in Judges 6 tells us that Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites. So they cried out to the LORD for deliverance.

So what are WE to get out of that verse? Because what we don’t want to get out of this verse is that sin will cause God to hand you over to your enemies for punishment so that you will learn your lesson! Or that sin separates us from God because He is too holy to look on sin!

We are to see that the same is true of believers today. We have allowed defeated enemies to keep us warring and striving for victory. Not realizing we already have 100% victory because the Victorious One lives IN us. And as a result, our thinking and understanding of God and ourselves have been greatly impoverished. It has been weak and feeble because we have been looking at circumstances around us rather than looking at Him IN us. And we have continually cried out for the Lord to do what He has already done. Asking Him to do what He has already FINISHED for us and as us. He has ALREADY delivered us, healed us, prospered us, saved us, etcetera.

In verses 7-9 of chapter 6 in Judges, we see God’s response to Israel’s crying out to Him for deliverance. And it came to pass when the children of Israel cried out to the Lord because of the Midianites, (8) that the Lord sent a prophet to the children of Israel, who said to them, Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘I brought you up from Egypt and brought you out of the house of bondage; (9) and I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out before you and gave you their land.

God is telling them to REMEMBER SOMETHINGHe brought them out of Egypt and delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians. This is the same message He’s speaking to the church today —REMEMBER SOMETHING! It’s essential to understand this in light of typology language –

  • Egypt is a type of SIN
  • Egyptians is a type of DEATH and all the manifestations of death – sickness, disease, poverty, addiction, lack, etc.

So what are WE to remember? That He COMPLETELY brought us or raised us out of sin (Egypt) and out of the bondage of death (Egyptians). The word raised in the Hebrew ancient root is to yoke. Jesus became sin. He destroyed its yoke! And we were co-raised (yoked IN HIM) WITH Him and delivered from the bondage to sin and death!! Remember this is typology language. He told THEM (Israel) to remember when they were brought out of Egypt and Egyptian bondage. And He is telling us to remember that we were co-crucified and co-resurrected with Him… and that we are NOW dead to sin and alive to God. He reminded them of victory so they would no longer give power to the Midianites, Amalekites, and children from the east. And He is reminding us of our COMPLETE victory so that we will no longer give power to sin and death.

Sin and death were FULLY, COMPLETELY conquered! ALL the effects of it: bondage, fear, sickness, disease, poverty, lack, etcetera, were also COMPLETELY destroyed!

And just like in Exodus 14:30, the Lord redeemed us from sin, and ALL of the effects of death (sickness, disease, lack, etc.) are DEAD ON THE SEASHORE. And like the Israelites, WE WILL SEE THEM NO MORE FOREVER! But until we awaken to that revelation, we will stay impoverished in our thinking, serving false idols (having a false image or perception of God and ourselves). And we will think we need to do spiritual warfare against a defeated enemy. We will believe that we need to “appease” God through our doing and obedience so that we will be blessed – healed, prospered, delivered, etcetera. And we will continually go through cycles of victory and defeat until we realize and rest in the truth and reality that sin and death were FINISHED at the cross. Grasping that IN HIM is no death, sickness, disease, or lack… there is only WHOLENESS.

So, how do we begin to experience WHOLENESS as our ONLY experience in life?

Jeremiah 1:10 says, “See, THIS DAY I have….” The church has seen full redemption (especially full redemption of the physical body) as a day coming – believing in a someday redemption – once we die, THEN we will experience a complete resurrection, and our bodies will be redeemed. We need to hear the word of the LORD like Jeremiah did and have a THIS DAY or NOW understanding. John 5:25 says that the hour is coming and NOW IS!

What makes the hour that is coming, the NOW IS?

Simply walking in the understanding of ALL being FINISHED! How do we know that we have FULL redemption IN us? – Because we know Christ dwells completely, fully IN us…. and He is Redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30). WHOLE MAN REDEMPTION is the understanding that we can’t “find” sickness, disease, poverty, lack, addiction, fear, etcetera. They can’t be found because they aren’t there — they are ALL dead on the seashore (the cross)!!! IT IS FINISHED!

Life Update…

Hi all!! I realized that I haven’t written a blog post since the end of June! I haven’t disappeared, life has just gotten so busy. My writing & publishing workshop that I am teaching just started and I am excited for the books that will come out of it…. you all will love them!! I’m also using this workshop time to write a new book. This time a historical fiction with a hidden gospel message (like an allegory).

Another thing I’ve been doing is writing a series of workbooks for IT IS FINISHED. I have finished the first five of them and they are available on Amazon. I’ve also designed and created two journal/notebooks and they are also on Amazon.

And lastly, I’m creating curriculum for online courses that I am beginning to offer. They will be available here on my website soon.

So my days have been full. But I wanted to reach out to all of you and give you a life update. I’ll get back to writing blog posts again soon.

~ Robin

Join our weekly zoom…

We just finished our study group of my book I AM HEALED. I love these study groups. We grow so much together as a group! Healings happen… physical and spiritual. Hearts are healed, emotions are healed, and minds are set free!

We are starting a new study group in a couple of weeks on IT IS FINISHED. We have two time slots during the week: Monday 5pm PST and Tuesday 10am PST. If you’re interested message me and we’ll add you to the zoom link

Here is the zoom from our final class on chapter 20 – PRAISE SILENCES THE ENEMY.

I don’t recognize the world…

My heart has been so heavy for the past two days. It’s been tough to shake. And so what do I do? How do I process all that my heart is feeling? By writing and pouring out my heart on paper or actually on my MacBook. I try not to think too much and just write what my heart feels. And maybe it’s how some of you feel, and it will also help you. Fair warning, though, if you’re reading this… I am unapologetically 100% pro-life. 

Most of the time, I live in my own world, and my world is quite different than the one we see on a daily basis. I can get so caught up in my writing and studying that my entire world perception is FINISHED!! And VERY GOOD!! And often, I spend hours every day doing that. But every once in a while, I come up for air and take a look around. And I don’t recognize the world that I see. That is what happened two days ago, and I logged on to Facebook in the morning and saw the most beautiful, glorious post I’ve read in a while….. Roe vs. Wade overturned!!! WOW!! Fifty years later, it’s overturned! What an unforgettable, historic moment for our country! It’s a time to celebrate! So, of course, I post that our nation chose life today!! And another that said life won!! But I wasn’t prepared for the negative comments that came from some. Or for the posts I read throughout the day that were negative about Roe being overturned. Now I do realize that some would be upset about it. Those who do not know God, sons and daughters who haven’t awakened to who they are IN Christ. But I was unprepared for the negative responses from believers. I was blown away by how many profess to love God and be believers but are pro-choice! Naive on my part? Probably. 

The problem is an identity crisis. We are lacking absolutes and grabbing for anything. A man can become a woman and vice versa; you can choose which pronoun defines you (he, she, it, they, etc.), you can be homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, non-gender, transgender, asexual, etc., etc., etc. And when I come up for air from my creative bubble, from my world perspective of VERY GOOD!! My first response can sometimes be, “what is wrong with this world!?” The truth is, nothing is wrong with this world. We don’t live in a fallen world!

However, we live in a society marked by an identity crisis. And it’s not just people who don’t know God. Some in the radical grace circles are just as confused about who they are and who God is. They have “deconstructed” to the point where they no longer have absolutes, and they reach out to grab anything that sounds UNRELIGIOUS! But without understanding who God is, we can’t know who we are. 

So what are we to do? Are we to agree with most that anything goes in life and you can just be anyone or anything you want, or do whatever feels good for you? No, I don’t think so. I love that my dad raised me to think about others. He told me that we are not islands unto ourselves and that EVERYTHING we do affects someone else. I do believe we need to be brave and speak life. These identity crisis issues of gender and sexuality often stem from trauma. That’s not freedom. It’s bondage. And we need to be free from our own identity crises’ if we are going to help others experience freedom. Abortion isn’t freedom; it’s a bondage that results in trauma for the mother and those around her. And it stole a life God had created for a purpose here on earth. But what about extenuating circumstances, like rape, incest, or the endangering of the mother’s life? I don’t know. But places like Planned Parenthood make their money convincing women that they have no other options… that’s bondage! There’s always an option. God always makes a way when there seems to be no way. 

Pro-Life is not popular in the world today. It is viewed as religious and controlling and anti-women’s rights. I am pro-life. But I am neither religious, controlling, nor anti-women’s rights. I am for LIFE and FREEDOM for all people. I am pro-life for not only the baby but also for women! Liberty is not doing whatever we feel like doing in life with no thought for anyone else. Abundant life and freedom is not our “right” to every thought, feeling, desire, and emotion at the cost of others. Life and freedom are only defined by HIM, who is Life and Freedom. I hear people saying, “All we need is love.” And while it’s true that we definitely need love, if we don’t know the One who is Love, we won’t know what love looks like. And then we won’t know how to minister Love and Life to a hurting world who have no idea who they are or who God is. 

I hope you heard my heart in this post. There is zero judgment for anyone struggling in their identity, who have had abortions, who are pro-choice, etc. I have nothing but love for them and see them as complete, whole, and fully embraced by Abba!! 

~ Robin

Happy Father’s Day…

First of all, Happy Father’s Day to anyone reading this post who is a father; you are all amazing men!

But I really wanted to write this post to all the young women (or even not so young) reading it who aren’t married yet but would love to meet the right man and be married. Today is Father’s Day, and I spent the day with my husband. I fixed him a fantastic lunch, and we just spent time together, talking about our life, our children, our dreams, etc. All 4 of our children are grown, and they all called him to say Happy Father’s Day, but they don’t live with us anymore. And he doesn’t have a dad to call anymore since he passed away seven years ago. I call my dad and take a gift over, but I’ve found the last few years (since he’s lost both parents) that Father’s Day has become about spending time loving on this man who is the amazing father of our children. Ladies, find a good man, a godly man, a man who puts others before himself. At the end of the day, it’s not about how much money he has or how handsome or charming he is. You want a man who can confidently say, “I’ve got this!” What is ‘this?’ Anything that life throws at you. My husband, the father of our four children, is this man, and I am so thankful for him. I know no matter what comes in life, he’s got it.

This picture on this blog is one of my favorites. It’s the day of our daughter’s wedding, and he accidentally ran into her while she was taking pictures, which is why he is in a rain jacket, board shorts, and boots. He was working hard to make her day special for her. And when he saw her, he was utterly overcome with emotion and in tears… she was an absolute vision of beauty. But, what you can’t see in the picture is that he was dirty from working in the mud and was afraid to touch her because he didn’t want to mess up her dress.

We had every detail of the wedding worked out. But sometimes, life throws curve balls. One week before the wedding, his mom died. But we had a wedding to throw and didn’t have time to grieve. And then the morning of the wedding, we woke up to a forecast of 100% rain… not sprinkles, or occasional showers (like it had predicted!) BUT buckets and buckets of rain! Since we had only planned for an outdoor wedding under a canopy of beautiful fairy lights (which, by the way, the wind completely tore apart the night before!), we had to make a major adjustment fast. So, at 4:30 in the morning, my husband, who had barely slept all night, told me that we would have to have the reception in the house! My question… whose house!?! OURS! Can we even fit 80-90 people inside my house!?! Originally the count had been close to 200, but covid happened, and we had cancelation after cancelation that week. Steve told me we could move out all the furniture and have the reception in the house, and it would be great. Really!?! But then again, he’s always able to say with absolute confidence, “I’ve got this!”

So, we moved all of the furniture out of the main rooms of our house… and when I say all, I mean ALL (even the drapes needed to come down)! Steve, our sons, all of the bridesmaids, and my two day-of-coordinators moved it all to our bedrooms! Then everyone moved all of the reception things into our house!! We had to scratch all of our plans and literally wing it the rest of the night! BUT amid all the chaos, this wedding was, as I said, the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to! The buckets of rain held just long enough to have the ceremony in the orchard just like my daughter wanted. And all of the raindrops and umbrellas made for stunning pictures.

My husband truly is amazing! He selflessly poured his heart into making this a beautiful day for Nicole & Zach! For him, this day was all about making her dreams come true. He was working outside, getting things ready even while guests were arriving. In fact, he took a shower 20 minutes before she was due to walk down the aisle. Every precious minute before that was spent not only telling his girl, “I’ve got this!” but being a living, tangible picture of “I’ve got this!” The wedding was stunning, the food excellent, and the love from everyone for us and our daughter and new son (❤) was overwhelming!! Nothing went according to plan at this wedding. And yet, everything went so much better than planned. Love and joy were contagious and felt by everyone there. And really, when you strip away all the outer packaging of the wedding that we planned…the decor, the food, the drinks, etc….that was all we truly wanted!!

Steve loves his family so well! We are all better versions of ourselves because of his selfless love. So ladies, find a selfless man. A man who will say, “I’ve got this,” and will focus on making your dreams come true. He’s a rare man for sure! I do realize how blessed I am. I know men like him don’t come along every day. But honestly, he’s worth the wait. My love and admiration for this man continues to grow and grow.


Is writing your passion? Do you know you have books in you? If so, you’ll want to take my class this summer – Writing and Publishing. I want to empower you and pull a book out of you!

The class is scheduled for August and space is limited. I’m working on the course outline now. I will give you tips and resources for writing, editing, designing and formatting, publishing, and branding and marketing. We will have weekly writing challenges to help you.

The cost for this weekly zoom class is $79 and it will run 12 weeks.

Co-resurrected IN Glory!

Studying 1 Corinthians 15 today and working on completing the 3rd IT IS FINISHED workbook: Identity…..

1 Cᴏʀɪɴᴛʜɪᴀɴs 15:56 sᴀʏs sɪɴ’s ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀ ᴡᴀs ᴛʜᴇ Lᴀᴡ.

The Law revealed sin… it revealed the false, distorted Adamic sense of identity that mankind was enslaved to.

Vᴇʀsᴇ 57 (Mɪʀʀᴏʀ Bɪʙʟᴇ): Yᴏᴜʀ ᴠɪᴄᴛᴏʀʏ ɪs ɴᴏᴛ ᴀ ᴍᴀʏʙᴇ; ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴀɢɴᴀɴɪᴍᴏᴜs ᴅᴏɪɴɢ ᴏғ Jᴇsᴜs Cʜʀɪsᴛ, ɪᴛ ɪs ᴀ ɢɪᴠᴇɴ! (Bᴜᴛ ɴᴏᴡ ɪɴ ᴀ sɪɴɢʟᴇ ᴠɪᴄᴛᴏʀɪᴏᴜs sᴛʀᴏᴋᴇ ᴏғ Lɪғᴇ, ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ—sɪɴ, ɢᴜɪʟᴛ, ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ—ᴀʀᴇ ɢᴏɴᴇ, ᴛʜᴇ ɢɪғᴛ ᴏғ ᴏᴜʀ Mᴀsᴛᴇʀ, Jᴇsᴜs Cʜʀɪsᴛ. Tʜᴀɴᴋ Gᴏᴅ! — Tʜᴇ Mᴇssᴀɢᴇ.)

👉ALL of it …. The Law, death, and sin died on the cross and stayed in the grave. ALL mankind rose up with Christ as a NEW creation…. with a NEW identity.

Paul begins 1 Corinthians 15 discussing the resurrection of Christ.

In verse 12 he says that some are saying there is no resurrection of the dead. And in verse 13 and 14 he says if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ is raised. And if Christ isn’t raised than our preaching AND your faith is futile.

And then he takes his argument farther saying in verse 15 that if that’s true, then we are exposed as false witnesses. Why? Because we said that God raised Him from the dead, but He in fact did not raise Him IF there is no resurrection of the dead.

And in verse 17 he says IF Christ was not raised from the dead you are still in your sins and those who died in Christ have perished (v. 18). And finally he says in verse 19 if our hope for Christ is in this life alone we are to be pitied more than all men.

And just when they might start feeling like all is hopeless, he begins verse 20 with BUT!!! Don’t you just love those kind of good news verses! Paul says BUT Christ was indeed raised from the dead.

👉The rest of chapter 15 is difficult for us because we have been taught that there is to be a future resurrection. But is Paul saying that SOMEDAY we will be raised with Christ?

NO… ɪɴ Cᴏʟᴏssɪᴀɴs 3:1 ʜᴇ sᴀʏs SINCE ʏᴏᴜ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʙᴇᴇɴ ʀᴀɪsᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ Cʜʀɪsᴛ. The verb raised is in the aorist indicative tense – meaning it was a FINISHED action at a specific point in time. When was that point in time? When He was raised we were raised! ONE glorious co-resurrection.

And so, in 1 Corinthians 15 they begin asking Paul what does a resurrected body look like?

Iɴ ᴠᴇʀsᴇs 47-49 Pᴀᴜʟ sᴀʏs: Tʜᴇ ғɪʀsᴛ ᴍᴀɴ ᴡᴀs ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴀʀᴛʜ, ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴏғ ᴅᴜsᴛ; ᴛʜᴇ sᴇᴄᴏɴᴅ Mᴀɴ ɪs ᴛʜᴇ Lᴏʀᴅ ғʀᴏᴍ ʜᴇᴀᴠᴇɴ. 48 As ᴡᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴀɴ ᴏғ ᴅᴜsᴛ, sᴏ ᴀʟsᴏ ᴀʀᴇ ᴛʜᴏsᴇ ᴡʜᴏ ᴀʀᴇ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴏғ ᴅᴜsᴛ; ᴀɴᴅ ᴀs ɪs ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴇᴀᴠᴇɴʟʏ Mᴀɴ, sᴏ ᴀʟsᴏ ᴀʀᴇ ᴛʜᴏsᴇ ᴡʜᴏ ᴀʀᴇ ʜᴇᴀᴠᴇɴʟʏ. 49 Aɴᴅ ᴀs ᴡᴇ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʙᴏʀɴᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ɪᴍᴀɢᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴀɴ ᴏғ ᴅᴜsᴛ, ᴡᴇ sʜᴀʟʟ ᴀʟsᴏ ʙᴇᴀʀ ᴛʜᴇ ɪᴍᴀɢᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴇᴀᴠᴇɴʟʏ Mᴀɴ.

What’s Paul saying? 👉The co-resurrected man now bears the image of the heavenly Man! He’s telling them at one time they bore the image of the man of dust, Adam, but NO LONGER! They NOW bear the image of the Last Adam! All of the first Adam died at the cross. The heavenly man, the Last Adam rose up out of the grave, and ALL mankind rose up in that image and likeness.

Mankind no longer resembles the first Adam! We were co-resurrected with Christ Jesus as image and likeness of the Last Adam.

👉Cᴏʟᴏssɪᴀɴs 3:4, Pᴀᴜʟ sᴀʏs Wʜᴇɴ Cʜʀɪsᴛ, ᴡʜᴏ ɪs ʏᴏᴜʀ ʟɪғᴇ, ᴀᴘᴘᴇᴀʀs, ᴛʜᴇɴ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʟsᴏ ᴡɪʟʟ ᴀᴘᴘᴇᴀʀ ᴡɪᴛʜ Hɪᴍ ɪɴ ɢʟᴏʀʏ.

The word appear isn’t referring to a 2nd coming of Christ. It means to make manifest, to make known, to become graspable. The root is light. The same word is used in the last part of the verse we will also appear

What’s Paul saying? 👉Christ IS our life! When that becomes known or graspable to us, when the light of who He is as our life shines in us, THEN we are able to grasp and know who we are. We will grasp and know who we are IN glory… in dokeo (the root of doxa). The light will go on in us and we will grasp and know who we are as the view and opinion of God (we are who He says we are!) as well as being the tangible manifestation of Him on the earth! 💥💥

Paul says in Galatians 2 that his life now in the physical body IS the life of Christ. His life IN our physical body, is there anything more glorious!?! What is true of Him is equally true of us… sinless, full dominion over death, divine health, glorified, etc.


New Class Coming… writing and publishing

My seminary occasionally has a zoom meeting with a guest speaker. Last night that was me. They invited me to speak on Writing and Publishing… tools and resources I’ve learned over the previous two years. It was so much fun sharing what I’ve learned and encouraging others to write the book that is in their heart… to be brave, pick up the pen, and write! I love writing, and I also LOVE teaching others! So, what better way to combine those than to teach a writing course. 

This summer, I will be offering a course on writing and publishing, giving you tools and resources I use through a weekly zoom teaching. But I don’t just want to provide you with information… I want to pull a book out of you! The zoom meetings will consist of a 30-40 minute teaching, Q&A time, writing challenge, and lots and lots of encouragement and motivation to write your book. I don’t just want to give you information. I want to grow together with you as writers… I want to build a thriving community of passionate grace-based writers! 

It will be a 10-12 week course (length of time TBD soon) for $79. What will the course cover? Information on writing, editing, formatting/styling, publishing, and marketing/branding. We will also have a writing challenge, which will help you improve your writing skills, create a habit of daily writing, and possibly end up with a book at the end! That’s how I wrote my book I AM HEALED!! It was through a three-month writing challenge! 

What held me back from writing my first book was the fact that I didn’t know how to start! I didn’t know how to write a book, and even if I figured out how, I didn’t know what to do with the rough draft when I finished it. If that’s you, this course is perfect for you! I wish I had these tips and resources when I started. 

Updates on the course regarding the start date and length of time will come soon…