· (Hebrews 9:14) how much more shall the blood of Christ (who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God) = purge your conscience = from dead works = to serve the living God?
· (Proverbs 28:13) He who = covers his sins = shall not be blessed; but whoever confesses = and leaves them shall have mercy.
As I went… for a drive last night, Christ laid YOU on my mind, as ‘Each and Every ONE have a struggle, THAT is common to Us ALL! “FORGIVENESS…???”
The main thing… that most Christians do not ‘fully’ understand.... IS...."FORGIVENESS!" Not that you don't understand… but perhaps YOU would allow me to Share with YOU... my FRIEND.... what The Word Teaches?
(John 19:30) Then when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, = “It is finished!” = And He bowed His head and gave up the spirit.
This ONE Sacrifice… for All Time..... for... All Sin.... was Payment In Full.... To GOD.... for Sins.... "Past = Present = & = Future!"
This term... "It IS FINISHED".... in the NT Greek.... is an… Accounting TERM! It means.... PAYMENT IF FULL... Total Payment for ALL DEBTS... 'Eternally!'
(Hebrews 10:12) But this Man [Jesus], after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right of God,
When.... "WE".... come/came to Christ Jesus for Salvation and Forgiveness of SIN -&- SINS.... the "Payment In Full".... was PUT.... INTO 'OUR' ACCOUNT... WITH.... GOD!
Reading through the… Books of Corinthians [1&2] YOU will see that the HOLY Spirit through Paul..... Called them according to... THEIR “ETERNAL POSITION”...."SAINTS!"
But the problems… Come in their PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN WALK.... was Severely Wrong! Adultery, taking each other to Court before Unbelievers, Drunkenness at the Communion Table... and their like..."fruit!"
And yet.... they were called...."Saints!".... But were not .... LIVING UP TO THEIR.... "Heavenly Position… In Christ!"
That is called.... "POSITIONAL.... Forgiveness!" That ONE Sacrifice for All SIN / SINS... For All TIME!
OUR... Position in Christ..... Is As...."SAINTS!"
NOW...... when WE Sin..... “as we all do”..... and… DO NOT CONFESS IT..... we GRIEVE the Holy Spirit.....! His Voice to US...... is deadened to Our Souls...... for WE... Choose NOT TO CONFESS... -&- ...... FORSAKE.... Our Sin / Sins!
(Ephesians 4:30) And do not grieve = the Holy Spirit of God, = by Whom = you are sealed = until the day of redemption. [Bodily Redemption!]
IF.... we continue… in SIN / SINS.... and we are TRUELY SAVED, Born Again by the Holy Spirit of GOD..... and Choose NOT TO CONFESS... -&- ...... FORSAKE.... Our Sin / Sins..... Then....
GOD.... Our FATHER.... will...."SPANK - US!"
(Hebrews 12:6-7-8) For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
(Heb 12:7) If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
(Heb 12:8) But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
As can be seen in Acts 5:1-to-11 and in...
(1Corinthians 11:30) For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. [Are DEAD!]
Now... I have people say to ME.... what about “ JOHN or MARY or Bill or Suzy”.... they claims to be A Christian.... and are LIVING IN ADULERY, Drunkenness, and Other Things? And GOD..... is not… Spanking them???
My response is YOU.... Do Not KNOW..... God's Time Schedule!
(1Timothy 5:24) Some men's sins = are open beforehand, = going before to judgment. = And some they also follow after.
That Chastening... Is The FATHER GOD’S… BUSINESS... Not Ours!
MANY... Who have sins in their Past..... when Trouble Comes... REHEARSE those Sins!
(Psalms 25:7) Do not remember = the sins of my youth, = or my rebellings; according to Your mercy remember me for Your goodness' sake, O Jehovah GOD.
(1Kings 17:18) And she said to Elijah, What do I have to do with you, O man of God? Have you come to me = to call my sin to remembrance and to kill my son?
WHAT THEN.... is The Cure? Especially when SATAN.... Drags up Our Past SINS.... and gives those FIERY DARTS.... In OUR Minds and Hearts..... about OUR.... PAST SINS???
(Ephesians 6:16) Above all, take the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
That..... "SHIELD of FAITH"... is Simply Believing GOD.... and Your Trust in HIS FINISHED WORK!
BUT..... SOMETHING IS NEEDED! This will fulfill.... "OUR... TEMPORAL... FORGIVENESS!"
· (Proverbs 28:13) He who covers his sins shall not be blessed; but whoever confesses and leaves them shall have mercy.
HOW.... Are "WE"... TO DO... "THIS???" Simply.... By FAITH.... in The WORD of GOD!
(1John 1:5-to-10) And this is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.
(1Jn 1:6) If ...we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the Truth.
(1Jn 1:7) But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
(1Jn 1:8) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
(1Jn 1:9) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(1Jn 1:10) If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.
THIS... is one Section of... The WORD..... that Satan... does NOT Want US TO KNOW!
Simply PUT: and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son [Keeps On] cleansing us from all sin.
In the Greek NT.... the Wording says.... And the Blood of Christ JESUS... GOD'S SON.... "Keeps On Cleansing"... US... From... ALL.. SIN / SINS!
That word is in the... "PRESENT..... CONTINUAL... TENSE!" "Keeps On Cleansing"...
Or in the LANGUAGE of the ENIGIZER BUNNY.... KEEPS GOING AND GOING AND GOING......!
I found EARLY in my Christian LIFE.... that IF I could JOURNAL.... I would have a RECORD OF.... CONFESSED SIN!
i.e. The Firey Dart of SATAN.... would usually come during Prayer or BIBLE Study!
He would put the thought in My Mind..... What about "_____ & _____ & ______ ?"
I would simply Say..... MY SINS ARE UNDER THE BLOOD OF CHRIST JESUS.... and I Already CONFESSED THAT... then I would "QUOTE... 1John 1:5-to-10!
When ONE... gives No Ground to Satan... he Eventually Retreats!
(James 4:7) Therefore submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
HOW... do we Resist HIM???
Just as Jesus did in... Matthew 4:4 -&- Luke 4:4 ! "It is Written... !"
· (Hebrews 9:14) how much more = shall the blood of Christ = Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself = without spot to God = purge your conscience = from dead works to serve the living God?
I will have People say to me.... Is it just that Simple? YES... It IS!
BUT... there is Something Else.... I Have To SAY?
YOUR..... Eternal Forgiveness.... and your Temporal Forgiveness.... MAY NOT RESOLVE YOU.... from the Bad Fruit… HARVEST!
An Alcoholic or Drug Addict.... may continue to Suffer... LIFE LONG HARVEST.... of abusing their Body, liver and or Lung damage or organ Failure!
The Adulterer or the Fornicator... may continue to Suffer... LIFE LONG HARVEST, i.e. Aids, Herpes, STD's.... Etc!
But..... "It is Written... !"
(1Corinthians 6:9-10-11) Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor abusers, nor homosexuals,
(1Co 6:10) nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
(1Co 6:11) And such were some of you. = But you are washed, = but you are sanctified, = but you are justified = in the name of the Lord Jesus, = and by the Spirit of our God.
This is "Eternal Salvation!"
Now... how does ONE... handle this... Bad Fruit Harvest?
Your Position in Christ JESUS... is Eternal! Your Eternal Forgiveness is in Place! You have Confessed and Forsaken your.... Sin / Sins!
What about this.... Bad Fruit Harvest?
(2Corinthians 12:8-9-10) For this thing I besought the Lord three times, that it might depart from me.
(2Co 12:9) And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may overshadow me.
(2Co 12:10) Therefore I am pleased in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am powerful.
This same GRACE is pictured for the Redeemed in the OT! Israel Confessed and Forsake their SIN / SINS before GOD! But HE.....
(Judges 1:19) And Jehovah GOD was with Judah. And he took possession of the mountain. But he could not drive out those who lived in the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
Their Enemies and Your Enemies..... will NOT be driven OUT.... till WE.... all are Physically Redeemed!
The ENEMY is left in the Land, and the results of Our Past SIN FRUIT.... will be A Reminder.... TO RELY.... "ONLY ON GOD!"
(2Corinthians 4:5-to-11) For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
(2Co 4:6) For it is God who said, "Out of darkness Light shall shine;" who shone in our hearts to give the brightness of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
(2Co 4:7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us;
(2Co 4:8) in every way having been troubled, but not having been hemmed in; having been perplexed, but not utterly at a loss;
(2Co 4:9) having been persecuted, but not having been forsaken; having been thrown down, but not having been destroyed;
(2Co 4:10) always bearing about the dying of the Lord Jesus in the body, so that the life of Jesus also might be revealed in our body.
(2Co 4:11) For we who live are always being delivered to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus might also be revealed in our body.
Thank YOU... For allowing ME to share this with YOU!
· (Hebrews 9:14) how much more = shall the Blood of Christ = Who through the eternal Spirit = offered Himself = without spot to God = purge your conscience = from dead works = to serve the living God?
In Christ Jesus.... Roger // Email // firstname.lastname@example.org