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Total and Complete Sin Forgiven
10/19/2009

Greetings Little Flock and all who find this study,

Father, I pray that you touch the hearts of those who read this Bible study with understanding and enlightenment concerning their salvation and the keeping power of the Great I Am. I pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit that I may be in God's perfect will as I present His Word and teachings today. Amen

And yes, this is going to be a long study and I will place the scriptures on here for the ones too lazy to look them up...  I've preached on this subject many times thru the years but never as in-depth as I plan, by the grace of God, to go with it today or several days which will more than likely be the case... (smile)

On October 18th was a message concerning sin and the Triangle remedy. It wasn't a complete study but a 4 page sermon which told of the power of God to forgive the lost sinners soul and to preserve by sealing it in that condition until the day of deliverance from this sinful fleshly body. Until the day in which the born again child of God receives his new and perfect body making complete the new creation intended for him in Christ... As I stated this sermon wasn't a completed study but touched and highlighted the depravity of man and the solution to this sinful state by the Triune Godhead...

As a result I received a pleasant letter informing me that the eternal security I implied wasn't correct but that the law was still in force and that man could fall and go to hell because he still sins. And he quoted scriptures, misinterpreted or taken out of context I might add, to back up his teachings. This preacher man's first name is Mike from PG and he claims to be a preachers teacher. But I'm afraid that these false teachings I read from the study letter he made and used are going to not only confuse the weak in understanding but cause others to doubt the power of God concerning salvation...

Here is Mike's letter. As I stated, Mike's intentions may be well meant and I feel that he is sincere and seems like a nice fellow but his facts are those of wolves in sheep's clothing. Part truth, partly false... And I am not picking on Mike for there are many who from lack of Bible understanding and following after the teachings of men, have been themselves mislead into believing the law and works are, at least in part, God's plan of salvation. It is that follow the law or go to hell mentality which the devil is using to mislead folks...  It's a downright shame that most folks want to believe that God can save them but turn right around and try to work their way to heaven because they can't grasp the fact that God can not only save but He also has the power to keep them saved and without any help from those He has saved. Sad indeed...

I'll put Mike's study letter on but only in part because I am not going to help in spreading this type of false teaching. His letter is between =======********======= so there isn't any confusion of who said what. Please understand that I DO NOT AGREE with Mike's teaching as it is denying the power of God and the scriptures he used were for the most part taken out of context...   

 

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Dear Brother Jim

 

Greetings in Jesus Name.

 

I want to bless God highly for this sharing on "SIN."  This topic is very critical at this hour as God is moving to DEAL with SIN in the Church today and clean up His Christian Church.

 

 By the grace of God I want to humbly and respectfully say that you have missed the MOST FUNDAMENTAL scripture that plainly DEFINES the CORE meaning of what SIN.  I just copied and pasted from my teaching notes as led of by the Holy Spirit that I use to run workshops/seminars for Ministers of Christ and its having a great IMPACT on the church as the TRUTH starts to convert the Church and bring them into the FULLNESS of TRUTH/OBEDIENCE.  As servants of God working for the same cause; bringing people to Christ, we help each other in spirtual matters. May it richly bless you and Ministry. 

 

SIN  will disqualify both believers and non-believers from  inheriting the Kingdom of Heaven

This is a fact ALL Christians (believers of Christ) KNOW!! However, we need to know the PRECISE or CORE definition of Sin:  and  thank God 1John 3.4 defines that precisely:

KJV: "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."

New KJV:  "Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness."

Good News:  "Whoever sins is guilty of breaking the law, because sin is a breaking  of  the law."

Good News Bible is not a reputable translation but for the sake of the definition of SIN, the definition of SIN is quoted from it and it simplifies it very well here.

So, the plain definition of SIN by the Bible is: “Breaking or transgressing God’s Law1John 3.4.  Because SIN is a spiritual term that originates from the Bible, its definition from the dictionary has been extracted from the Bible so the definition from the dictionary is the same as the one from the Holy Bible.

The bulk of the Christianity preach only the first (John 3.16 - FAITH ONLY) but does NOT preach the rest  (Mat and Rev) concerning OBEDIENCE.

God Himself is going to CORRECT the familiar/perverted doctrine; “FAITH and GRACE ONLY will save a believer! 

The real situation now is that, people are being LOCKED UP into “SIN-in-Grace!!”   GRACE is being preached and applied DECEPTIVELY and is being ABUSED as a “license” to commit SIN!!  The holy apostle taught it CORRECTLY by placing a BALANCE; 

Today, the Holy Spirit inspired writings of apostle Paul have been badly perverted and misinterpreted by the bulk of the Christianity to fulfill 2Peter 3.16;

 “as also in all his (Paul’s) epistles, speaking in them of things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught (ignorant) and unstable people TWIST to their own destruction as they do with other passages of the Scriptures.”

 

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My Oh My,  Well there was more of the same type of false teaching but I've placed enough of Mike's letter for you to see what his letter is talking about. I realize that many of you believe as Mike does so this is where you will probably stop reading. Please don't stop here. What is written below is so much needed by folks who are going straight to Hell because of taking the wrong path to find their salvation...  We all need to understand today's message...

OK,  I'll be using only the King James Version of the Bible
1 John 3: 4  KJV
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.   [[[ law Matt 5:19, Rom 7:7 ]]]

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(a) "transgression of the law" in this verse is from the Greek word "anomia", meaning "lawlessness" or "without law."
Verses with "anomia" are:
Matt 7:23, Matt 13:41, Matt 23:28, Matt 24:12, Rom 4:7, Rom 6:19, 2nd Cor 6:14, 2nd Thess 2:7, Titus 2:14, Heb 1:9, Heb 8:12, Heb 10:17, 1st John 3:4

Before proceeding I which to clarify that in no way do I discredit the law, (the 10 Commandments), for it is by this law that sin has been established and it was and still is God's given guidelines for the believer. Also I've found that when someone uses only 1 verse to make a proclamation it is many times used out of context and for this reason I'd like to use the surrounding verses to expound upon this verse 4 which Mike used in several places of his letter to me... Let's read verses 1 thru 9 to accomplish the context of this verse 4, shall we?

1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
I am going to go in-depth on this a little later on.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

And now for the killer verse! 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

What is this verse saying here? Is it contradicting verse 4? I think not. But this verse does sound confusing, doesn't it? Now I was a construction worker and a Master Craftsman Boilermaker for over 30 years. And it sickens me to confess this but most of those years I was a lost sinner and without Christ in my heart. A vile and wicked man to say the least. Satan, although he would have killed me if it were in his power, loved me for being the sinner I was and following after him and his demon possessed angels... Oh, I was a golden arm (top notch high pressure tube welder), yes, a great welder and worker. I even painted cars on the side and was pretty good at that and I raised and trained 8 state champion Appaloosa horses. I was a good provider and loved my wife and children. But my heart was full of sin and black as the pits of Hell itself. And as I said, it sickens me now to even have to confess that. As found on my Testimony 1 & 2 site pages. Click 1 and click 2 to read my two pages of testimony.

 So OK, we have established that I was a lost sinner. Now in August of 1979 during a revival at Allegre Baptist Church I found my Lord and Saviour and was converted, born again, and saved by the power and Pure Blood Sacrifice of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. And at that conception of the new birth born again experience this old sinner was washed clean inside and out from all sin. It was totally awesome and that joy which filled my heart is unexplainable and the words do not exist in the English language which even come close to expressing  that love of God which flooded my heart and soul...

Yes, the Holy Ghost came into my heart and after washing away my sins with the Pure Blood of Christ, sealed my soul for all of eternity. All I could do was cry like a big ole baby. WOW,, it was wonderful even if I didn't understand much about God's Word or the Bible yet. And no, I didn't babble some unknown language but when folks saw those tears and heard me crying and telling how God has saved me, they knew I had met the Saviour and had been changed.  Well Glory!

But after awhile the en-evitable happened. Sin reappeared in my life on occasion. Maybe nothing major but sin is sin and I was the Bible law breaker. Was I lost again? Was I going to go to or headed to hell again? And if so what could I do to reverse that mode of travel so I would be saved again and go to Heaven? Hard questions, aren't they? Now I knew that according to Old Testament law that a blood sacrifice was used every year and the high priest sprinkled it upon the alter of the temple so the folks of that time could go to heaven. If I were to follow the Old Testament law that means I'd have to start raising sheep and kill one every year from now on. But wait a minute! what about that verse 9 we read?

9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

The first part of that verse says; Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; How can that be??? I personally don't know of any human who doesn't sin and on a regular basis. The Bible is very clear about and states that everyone sins. And even after being born again. There is a name for it called; carnal Christian. And so every Christian has carnality at times in their walk with God. And we all know or should know that the Bible says that God does not look upon sin, that sin separates from God, and not found in Heaven, period... God even turned His back on Jesus as Jesus hung on the cross as the ultimate sacrifice, absorbing all the sins of the world. It was at that time Jesus cries out  "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Mathew 27: 46

Well, let's see if we can make heads or tails of the next part of this verse. for his seed remaineth in him:  What seed are we talking about? Who's seed? What kind of seed? I know that Bible talks about the grain of a mustard seed. Maybe we have to eat one of them and it will remain. No, I believe that mustard seed is another lesson about faith, so that can't be it, can, it? Well let's look at the last part of that verse 9 and see if we can tie this all together. and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.  Well Ok, I claim to be born of God. I claim to be a saved Christian. So why do I still sin if this verse plainly states that; I CANNOT SIN. do you see that? I CANNOT SIN; WHY? BECAUSE I AM BORN OF GOD.

OK, so let's put this all together. I  am born of God so I doth not commit sin . And so according to the Bible I'm sinless, right? YES! And the reason for this is: for his seed remaineth in whom? ME, THAT'S WHO. Oh yes, THE SEED question. Well when you and I were born in the flesh, our earthly dad planted a seed in our earthly mother and in 9 months we were born of our parents. BUT when we repented of our sins and accepted Jesus Christ as Our Lord and Saviour, God sending the Holy Spirit, planted a heavenly seed within our souls and we then became born again in the spirit. John 3: 1, 7 - Romans 8: 1, 9 but I'll get to that in a moment. And then the Holy Spirit sealed our soul with the Pure Blood of Jesus so the last part of that verse makes sense when it states: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.  Well, I do sin and you sin too and so does every born again Christian, so how is it the Bible says we cannot sin? And just what part of me is it that cannot sin, you ask? I'm so glad that you asked... (smile).

Remember that Romans 8: 1, 9 I mentioned? Let's take a closer look, OK? What I'm about to show you was shown to me by the Holy Spirit and put me on shouting ground when my feeble mind grasped the meaning in it. Well Glory!

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. OK, now let's place ourselves as God's children in this equation. First we see there is NO CONDEMNATION -if- you are in Christ Jesus and walking after the (capital S) Spirit. God's Spirit...

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Here is some real meat, a big steak for you. And what we see here is that there are 2 laws. One is the Spirit in Christ Jesus but yet another law (Old Testament law) of sin and death. While we strive to live, and rightly so, according to the 10 commandments, they do not have any effect upon our salvation but are a pattern for daily living. But the LAW the child of God lives, comes under the Spirit of life. And so you and I as God's children are FREE FROM THE FIRST LAW BECAUSE WE LIVE UNDER THE SECOND LAW... Do you see that? there are two, [ 2 ], laws involved here.

The lost world lives under the first law. The born again Child of God lives under the second law. The first law guarantee's Hell because it simply isn't enough for salvation. A lost person just can't live good enough to save him or herself. The second law is under the Spirit of life and guarantee's Heaven. A child of God, saved thru faith and grace, has the gift he or she received when they believed. Ephesians 2: 8, 9 " For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." So we now see that we have 2 laws. But how do they work in relation to one another? And it is vital that we established this 2 law factor. Now let's see what else we might uncover in this passage of scripture... Remember, there's TWO LAWS...    

3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: Well my goodness, here we see that the first law could not do because of fleshly weakness and needed a remedy because it lacked something in order to work. But we'll see that the first law still had a purpose and that was to show mankind that they are sinful creatures and can't do a thing about it or help themselves. But God had a plan and sends His only Son in sinful flesh... WHOA! Does the verse say that? NO, it does not. It says: God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh that little word (likeness) means that Christ WAS NOT IN SINFUF FLESH and for sin but only in appearance of sinful flesh. For Christ was sinless. But in His coming in this likeness what did Jesus do? Well, Jesus condemned sin in the flesh. And that sin in the flesh is you and me.  .

4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Ok, so what is fulfilled in us as God's children? What is the thing which separates us from the lost world? Well, It is our walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh. Now hold that thought and let's continue.

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. For the carnal minded are enemies of God and are destined to an eternity in hell because they are not His nor subject to His law.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. But if you are a child of God you are not of the flesh. Your nature is not of the flesh even though you are in a fleshly body. You have now acquired a Spiritual nature. And the only deduction a person can come to is that you now have two natures within you. A fleshly nature which desires you to be carnal and worldly and a heavenly nature which desires you to be as close to God as possible and walk with Him in your daily walk.

Actually the lost person has it much easier. For all he has to do is bee bop around and do nothing but the norm of life. All he has to worry about is the cares of the world. But for the child of God? It is much more difficult. You are hated by the world. You have two laws and two natures housed in one body. You have a sinless nature which strives to be about God and the spiritual law but also there is a fleshly nature doing battle each and every day with your Spiritual nature. We here in America are fortunate that unlike other places in the world where Christians are under persecution, we can go about our daily lives choosing between the two laws and two natures. But even at that, the battle rages within us, doesn't it?  And this is what Paul was referring to in:

Romans Chapter 7: 5, 8 -- 14, 25   

5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Perhaps this may help us better grasp what sin is and how it relates to the laws of the Old Testament. And I do believe in the total depravity of a lost man. There is nothing good in him until God gives him a new heart, until God makes him a new creation in Christ. Here are just a few more scriptures...

 
Isa. 1:5-6 "Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. (6.) From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment."

Ps. 58:3 "The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as
they be born, speaking lies."

Jer. 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"

Rom. 3:9, 20 "What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;" (20)
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Ps. 51:5 "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me."

So now, what have we learned today?

·        We've learned that the laws were given to expose sin and that man cannot live good enough to overcome this sin. And the Bible says the very best man can do is but filthy rags in the sight of God [ Isaiah 64: 6, 7 ] and condemns him to death and eternity which will be spent in a devil's Hell...

·         We've learned that if we repent of our sins that there is a Saviour who will forgive us of those sins if only we will ask and accept His free gift of salvation.

·        We've learned that there are two laws but for the saved person, two natures, which are ruled by these laws.

·        We've learned that the law of the lost person has no effect upon salvation but that the Spiritual law does not apply to the lost but only for the born again and saved child of God. 

·        We've learned that when a person is under the Spiritual law, it means that he has accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and the seed of God has been planted within his soul and his soul has been washed and sealed by and covered by the Pure Sacrificial Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ.

·        And  we have learned that a born again child of God is no longer of himself but is the total property of God. And as such is heaven bound and no one can reverse or take that away from him. Romans 8: 35, 39  - John 10; 25, 30

A Question then... Once I've been saved and sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, can I just live like the devil knowing that I'll go to heaven when I die?

Well, some seem to believe that and live as though there is no consequences for their actions. And some folks have gone thru the process and actions of being saved but in reality they were spinning their wheels and not truly saved. But for those who were truly saved and have fallen back into the carnality of the world there are but two things which will happen.
1. After they come to their senses they will as the prodigal son (
Luke 15: 11, 32 ) begging for forgiveness and return to the Father.
2. They will continue in rebellion until the Father punishes, or as the Bible refers to it, (
"For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth." ) and if they refuse to take heed to the Father's punishment,
(
Hebrews 12: 5, 10 ) their lives will be shortened and they may die an early death. So if you see a professing Christian living like the devil and there isn't a sign of punishment taking place, then this person is just that; a professing Christian. "But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons."   

And so today if you can't or are having trouble with believing the saving power of God and His power and authority in the ability to keep that which He has presented the gift of salvation too, then think on this for a minute. If every time you sinned; Could you be saved again? And if not, wouldn't it be better, after being saved, to just knock that new born again Christian in the head and send him on to Heaven before he had time to sin and get lost again? Or, how would you be saved again? I know when a child of God sins, if that person is trying to walk with God they will go off to his or her private spot and cry out to God and beg for His forgiveness for that sin. Not for salvation but for forgiveness...

But what about that poor individual who doesn't understand the saving power and ability of God to keep a person saved? If you are one of these folks, don't you believe or have faith enough in that Pure Blood Sacrifice of Jesus to keep you forgiven of your sins? Surely you don't believe that Jesus is going to keep coming back year after year and die on the cross for your salvation, do you?

Hebrews 10: 10, 31

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Do you see this. Jesus: One sacrifice, good forever...

13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Jesus again: One offering; perfected forever; and 'sanctified' means, me. Well Glory!

15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,

16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Praise God for this.

18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. NO MORE OFFERING!

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

21 And having an high priest over the house of God;

22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Well folks, I really don't know how to conclude this because I have so many more Bible scriptures I could use. Not just one or two taken out of context but a Bible full of the life giving Word of God. I know I'm just and old broken down preacher whom God called one day and I'm not the smartest kid on the block but this much I know, I'll not be the one who tries to be saved over and over again running that church isle and not trusting in the saving power of my Lord and Saviour to have done it right the first time. I'll not put Him to that open shame...

Hebrews 6: 1, 6

1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

3 And this will we do, if God permit.

4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

Listen folks, When Christ died for you, His Pure Blood and ability to forgive didn't end on that cross. And when you got saved, the covering and forgiveness was good then, it's good right now, and if you live to be 110 years old it will still be good then. When God forgave me my sins he forgave them, past, present, and future. He knows as long as I am in this body I'm going to sin just as the great apostle Paul sinned, but He has already forgiven them. You know? Mike used logic in part of his letter. I prefer Scripture. But for folks, who enjoy logic, try this on for size. If God had the power and authority to create the universe, as surely as he made little green apples, He also has the power to keep His child, although sinful in the flesh, but repenting and Spirit filled,  saved by the love and grace He has provided for those who have the faith and truly believe, doesn't He? The only answer can and must be; Yes, Yes, Yes, God most certainly does.

And so what God expects from me now is my faithfulness to Him. To love Him and grow in His word. He wants me to do the very best I can to follow Him as the Holy Spirit guides me. No matter how feeble this body becomes, to remain strong in Spirit and in faith. To trust in Him completely and go where ever He leads me. As that old songs says: Where He leads me I will follow. Where He leads me I will follow. Where he leads me I will follow. Follow, follow, all the way.

When things become more than I am personally able to accomplish, I know that He is there and will provide a way to complete whatever task he tells me to do. I can only hope that you understand that these things God expects from me he also expects from you. So where do you stand in your relationship with your Lord and Saviour? Think about it and commit to do better. After all, we can never become so good that there isn't room for improvement, can we? Of coarse not.

And here is a little bonus scripture for you all concerning the law I ran across today while searching for something else. It fits this message perfectly. (smile) (added Oct. 22nd.)
Romans 3: 24,  31

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
(a) "propitiation" = a sacrifice for sin - Strongs #2435 "hilasterion", an atoning victim, or the lid of the ark of the covenant in the temple (mercy seat), as used in Hebrews 9:5

26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Well I've been working on this for over 16 hours straight now and will probably touch it up several times before sending.  I'm getting a wee little bit tired, so I guess it is time to close... 

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May the Lord bless you and may the Holy Spirit guide you into all truth,

Yours in Christ,

 
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