Tuesday, October 26, 2010
“It is ‘Finished!’ – 201”…Blog. [2/2]
“It is ‘Finished!’ – 201”…Blog. [2/2]
Why did I… go through ‘all’ this Background to share with you about… “It Is ‘Finished’…?? Unless you know what ‘Repentance’ is called for… they your Belief will only be based on what someone has shared with you about Jesus. “Many” make uniformed decisions for Christ Jesus… ‘Not’ knowing what they are believing… “In or About!” Many have waked church aisles in the heat of emotion and then later on… have given up on Christianity. Say it isn’t So…? Just look at ‘All’ the decisions made after the “9-11” Muslim Terrorist Attack on NYC..? Churches were packed to overflowing…! Where are all those… ‘attendees’ now…?
*** (John 7:37-38-39) On the last and most important day of the festival, = Jesus = stood up and shouted, = "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink!
(John 7:38) The one who believes in Me, = as the Scripture has said, = will have rivers of living water flowing from his heart."
(John 7:39) Now He said this about the [Holy] Spirit, - whom those who were believing in him = were to receive. = For the Spirit was not yet present, = because Jesus had not yet been glorified.
*** (Matthew 7:13-14) Go in through the narrow gate, = for wide is the gate = and broad is the way that leads to destruction, = and ‘many’ = there are who go in through it.
(Matt 7:14) Because narrow is the gate = and constricted is the way = which leads to life, = and there are ‘few’ = who find it.
*** (Hebrews 5:7-8-9) For Jesus, in the days of His flesh, = when He had offered up prayers and supplications = with strong cryings and tears to Him [God] = Who was able to save Him from death, = and was heard in that He feared,
(Heb 5:8) though being a Son, = yet He learned obedience = by the things which He suffered.
(Heb 5:9) And being perfected, = He became = the Author of eternal salvation = to all those who obey Him,
*** (Luke 6:46) And = why do you = call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord, = and = do not do = what I say?
We all know someone… who will say that they were ‘once’ a Christian… but have since left the Faith! That is an “Impossibility for Anyone”… Truly Born Again… by God’s Holy Spirit! God will spank His true disobedient children. Many that claim former Faith… only had ‘religion’… and not Christ Jesus! That is why “The Holy Scriptures”… are paramount to one’s ‘True Faith’… in “Christ’s Finished Work of Redemption”.
*** (Romans 8:9) But you are not in the flesh, = but in the Spirit, = If = the Spirit of God dwells in you. = But if anyone = has ‘Not’ = the Spirit of Christ, = he is = ‘None’ = of His.
*** (1John 2:19) They went out from us, = but they were not of us; = for if = they were of us, = they would have continued with us. = But they went out = so that it might be revealed = that they were ‘Not’ = all of us.
*** (Hebrews 12:6-7-8) for whom the Lord loves = He chastens, = and = He scourges = every son = whom He receives."
(Heb 12:7) If you endure chastening, = God deals with you as with sons, = for what son is he = whom the father = does not chasten?
(Heb 12:8) But if you are = without chastisement, = of which all [say they] are partakers, = then you are ‘bastards’ [illegitimate] = and not sons.
*** (1Corintians 11:30) That's why = so ‘many’ = of you are ‘weak’ = and ‘sick’ = and a ‘considerable’ number = are ‘dying’.
About ‘Now’… you may readily see… from the Scriptures… that ‘Not All’… that say they are Christians… are really SO! There are many that profess “Christianity”… and never ‘Read & Study’… the Holy Word of God! Without the Scriptures… how could one believe on Jesus… as He said in… ‘John 7:37-38-39’… “As the Scriptures have Said?” How does one get True Faith… without the Scriptures…? How does one learn about God and His workings in our lives… without the Scriptures…? If you are not… “Reading & Studying”… The Holy Word of God… then perhaps you only have a Mental Belief on Jesus… and NOT One of the Heart…?
*** (Romans 10:17) Then faith = comes of hearing, = and hearing = by the Word of God.
“It is Finished”… is a legal accounting term that means… “Paid in Full!” This paid in full is absolutely “Free & Clear”. “Never to be ‘indebted’ again!” A word picture in the OT is of the year of Jubilee. Every 50 years, ‘all’ the land property and ‘all’ contained therein… reverted back to the “Original Owner”. If by some mean… one went hopelessly into debt; on the year of Jubilee… ‘all’ returned to its original owner. Your Fathers land… returned to the Sons and Family. All the tribes of Israel… Who had their lands sold and were under bondage… returned to them… “Free and Clear!”
*** (John 14:1) Let not your heart be troubled. = You believe in God, = believe also in Me.
(John 14:2) In My Father's house are = many mansions; = if it were not so, = I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
(John 14:3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, = I will come again = and receive you to Myself, = so that where I am, = you may be also.
All in Christ Jesus… are returned to that ‘possession’… that we will have… in the ‘Future’… in the New Heaven and the New Earth… where in dwells… ‘Complete Righteousness and Holiness!’
*** (Romans 5:17-to-21) For if by one man's offense [Adam] = death reigned by one, = much more they = who receive abundance of grace = and the gift of righteousness = shall reign in life = by One, Jesus Christ.
(Rom 5:18) Therefore = as by one offense = sentence came on all men to condemnation, = even so = by the righteousness of One [Christ] = the free gift came to all men = to justification of life.
(Rom 5:19) For as by one man's disobedience = many were made sinners, = so by the obedience of One = shall many be made righteous.
(Rom 5:20) But the Law entered = so that the offense might abound. = But where sin abounded, = grace did much more abound,
(Rom 5:21) so that as sin has reigned to death, = even so grace might reign = through righteousness = to eternal life = by Jesus Christ our Lord.
*** (Hebrews 10:10-to-18) By this = will we are sanctified = through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ = once for all. = [It is Finished]
(Heb 10:11) And indeed every priest stands daily ministering and offering often = the same sacrifices, = which can never take away sins.
(Heb 10:12) But this Man [Christ], = after He had offered = one sacrifice for sins = forever, = sat down on the right of God,
(Heb 10:13) from then on expecting = until His enemies are made His footstool.
(Heb 10:14) For by one offering = He has perfected = forever = those who are sanctified.
(Heb 10:15) The Holy Spirit = also is a witness to us; = for after He had said before,
(Heb 10:16) "This is the covenant = that I will make with them = after those days, = says the Lord; = I will put My Laws into their hearts, = and in their minds = I will write them,"
(Heb 10:17) also He adds, = "their sins and their iniquities = I will remember no more."
(Heb 10:18) Now where remission of these is, = there is no more offering = for sin.
Once ‘One’ knows these “Scriptures”… “All” this becomes clear. That… “Once” for All ‘Time & Eternity’… “Christ Jesus our Passover”… “Paid it All..!” There are no more sacrifices for SIN/SINS! The NT Greek… makes this even clearer when speaking these verses about Forgiveness…!
*** (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.
In this verse… “1Jn 1:7”… ‘Cleanses us from all sin’ = it is in the “Present & Continual Text”. It reads like this in the Greek NT… “Keeps On Cleansing Us!” This is our position in Christ when we are in Him and walk in His Word. When we purposely ‘disobey’ His Holy Word… we can expect God’s “Spanking!” Which of us… wants to be Spanked [Chastened] by God…? These are the “Two Different Types” of ‘Forgiveness’… “Positional and Experiential”.
Are you “Truly Born Again”… by the Holy Spirit of God…? Or do you just have a ‘knowledge’; about God and the Bible… “Without really being His child”…? If you are and you know it… simply confess it to Him, in your own Words. He knows your heart & mind… and Especially = “Your Heart!”
*** (Romans 10:9-to-13) If you declare = with your mouth = that Jesus is Lord, = and believe in your heart = that God raised him from the dead, = you will be saved.
(Rom 10:10) For a person believes = with his heart = and is justified, = and a person declares = with his mouth = and is saved.
(Rom 10:11) For the Scripture says, = "Everyone who believes in him will not be ashamed."
(Rom 10:12) For there is no difference = between Jew and Greek [Gentile], = because they all = have the same Lord, = Who gives richly = to all = who call on Him.
(Rom 10:13) For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
A simple prayer:
“Father God”… up to now… I have had ‘only’ religion and a ‘partial knowledge’ about You and Jesus. I ask you now… ‘the best I know how’… because I believe that “Christ Jesus” died for my sin and rose again. I thank You for His sacrifice for me; and for what He will continue to do in my life; as I yield myself to “Your Holy Word”… and its ‘Authority’ in my life. Take my life, and make it count for You; and for Your Glory! I ask this, in Jesus Precious Name and for Your Glory, Amen & Amen…! Thank You Father God… and help me to yield my life to You as Your child!
Thanks, In Christ, Roger.