“Understanding ‘Forgiveness’ – 201” …Blog. [2/?]
Continuing this discussion… “Positional Forgiveness”… entails an Understand of the Scriptures that comes from the Holy Spirit of God! This understanding is available to all those Born Again by God’s Holy Spirit. You can learn very much in your head… and still have no “Heart Knowledge of God!” That is because God deals with our Hearts… because it is out of our hearts… we live and have life. How does GOD know IF we truly believe in Him…? Simple answer… He sees our Heart and then Gives us His Holy Spirit… as our down payment on eternity! Open you Bible and see… “Acts 15:8-9”…! Those of ‘You’ who are Religious… and do not believe the Bible… “Do NOT Know these Facts!” Instead your Religion… has certain requirements, even before you can join that Particular… Man Made… Denomination! Not so with God… He sees our Heart responses…! … “Acts 15:8-9”…! Remember GOD, the God of the Bible… “SPANKS” [Chastens]… His ‘Disobedient’ Children…!
*** (Hebrews 12:5-to-9) You have forgotten the ‘encouragement’ that is addressed to you, as sons: “My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's ‘discipline’; or give up ‘when’ you are ‘corrected’ by him.
(Heb 12:6) For the Lord ‘disciplines’ the one he loves; and He ‘punishes’ = every son He accepts.”
(Heb 12:7) What you endure is for the sake of discipline. God is ‘treating’ you as sons. Is there a son whom his father ‘does not’ discipline? [No!]
(Heb 12:8) Now if you are ‘without’ any discipline, = in which all [‘say’ they are] sons share; then you are ‘illegitimate’ [Bastards / Counterfeit]; and = ‘NOT’ = His sons!
(Heb 12:9) Furthermore, we had earthly fathers who used to discipline us; and we ‘respected’ them for it. We should even more ‘submit’ to the Father [God] of our spirits; and live, shouldn't we? [Yes!]
*** (John 15:1-2-3) I [Jesus] am the true vine; and My Father [God]; is the vinegrower.
(John 15:2) He [God] removes ‘every’ branch in Me [Jesus]; that does ‘NOT’ produce fruit; and He [God] ‘cleanses’ every branch that does produce fruit; so that it might produce; ‘more’ fruit.
(John 15:3) You are already clean because of the Word that I [Jesus] have spoken to you.
*** (1Corinthains 11:30-31-32) That's why so many of you are Weak and Sick and a considerable number are Dying.
(1Cor 11:31) But if we judged ourselves correctly; we would ‘Not’ be judged.
(1Cor 11:32) Now, while we are being judged by the Lord, we are being ‘disciplined’; lest we be ‘condemned’ along with the world.
*** (1Peter 4:17-18) For the time has come for the judgment ‘to begin’ from the house of God. And if it ‘first’ begins from us; what will be the end of those ‘disobeying’ the gospel of God?
(1Pet 4:18) And if the righteous one is ‘scarcely’ saved; where shall the ‘ungodly’ and the ‘sinner’ appear?
*** (Hebrews 10:28-to-31) Anyone who violates the law of Moses; dies without ‘mercy’ “on the testimony of two or three witnesses.”
(Heb 10:29) How much more ‘severe’ a punishment; do you think that person ‘deserves’ = who ‘tramples’ on God's Son [Christ Jesus]; treats as ‘common’, the blood of the covenant; by which it was sanctified; and ‘insults’ the Spirit of grace?
(Heb 10:30) For we know the ONE: Who said; “Vengeance ‘belongs’ to Me [God]; I will ‘pay’ them back,” and again, “The Lord will ‘judge’ His people.”
(Heb 10:31) It is a “Terrifying Thing” = to fall into the hands of the “Living God!”
*** (John 12:48-49-50) He who rejects Me [Jesus] and does “NOT” receive My Words; has ‘one’ who judges him; the “WORD” that I have spoken; the ‘same’ shall judge him; in the last day.
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] have “NOT” spoken of Myself; but the Father [God], Who sent Me [Jesus]; gave Me a command; what I should ‘say’, and what I should ‘speak’.
(John 12:50) And I [Jesus] know that His [God’s] command is life everlasting. Therefore ‘whatever’ I [Jesus] speak; even as the Father [God] said to Me; so I speak.
*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. ‘Fear’ God; and ‘keep’ His commandments. For this is the ‘whole’ duty of mankind.
(Eccl 12:14) For God shall bring = ‘Every’ work into judgment; with ‘Every’ secret thing; whether it is ‘Good’, or whether ‘Evil’.
*** (Revelation 20:10-to-15) And the Devil who deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone; where the beast and the false prophet were . And he will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
(Rev 20:11) And I saw a great white throne; and Him sitting on it, from Whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And a place was ‘not’ found for them.
(Rev 20:12) And I saw the dead, the small and the great; ‘stand’ before God [for Judgment]. And books [works & deeds] were opened; and ‘another’ book was opened; which is the Book of Life [Born Again Ones]. And the dead were ‘judged’ out of those things; which were written in the books, according to their works.
(Rev 20:13) And the sea gave up the dead in it. And ‘death and hell’ delivered up the dead in them. And ‘each’ one of them was judged; according to their ‘works’.
(Rev 20:14) And death and hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. = This is the second death.
(Rev 20:15) And if ‘Anyone’ was “NOT” found; having been written in the Book of Life; he was cast into the Lake of Fire.
*** (1Corinthains 3:9-to-15) For of God we are fellow-workers; a field of God, and you are a ‘building’ [Church] of God.
(1Cor 3:10) According to the grace of God which is given to me [Paul], as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let every man be careful how he builds on it.
(1Cor 3:11) For any other foundation; can ‘no one’ lay than the One being laid; Who is Jesus Christ. [1Peter 2:4-to-8]
(1Cor 3:12) And if anyone builds on this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble,
(1Cor 3:13) each one's work shall be revealed. For the [Judgment] Day shall declare it; because it shall be ‘revealed’ by fire; and the fire shall ‘try’ each one's work; as to what kind it is.
(1Cor 3:14) If anyone's work which he built remains; he shall receive a reward.
(1Cor 3:15) If anyone's work shall be burned up; he shall suffer ‘loss’ [Rewards]. But he ‘shall’ be saved, yet so as by fire.
God takes care of His own children… and does so; according to His Holy Word = The Bible! All theses above verses and many other ones; tell us How & Why… God deals with His own children! But what part of ‘Salvation’ is… “Our Responsibility”…? How and where does… “Practical Forgiveness”… work out in our everyday lives. As the children of God… He does ‘Not’ want us to remain ‘Babies!’ Those that… “Preach the Gospel”… and do “His work” for the Kingdom of God; are mature believers who can lead other to the Savior; Christ Jesus! They do NOT use any Religion; but only the Pure Word of God. Many miss that the Holy Word of God… is sufficient for… “Each & Every use”… in the Kingdom of God! The Bible is His… Instruction Manual… how He wants His work… “Done Properly!” Part of this is identifying SIN/SINS… and then… “Confessing & Forsaking”… them! That is what is called… “Practical Forgiveness”… our “Practice of ‘Obedience’ in Christ”…!
*** (Matthew 4:4) But He [Jesus] answered and said, = It is written [in the Scriptures], = “Man shall ‘Not’ live by bread alone; but by ‘every’ Word; that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him [Satan], saying = It is written [in the Scriptures] that; “man shall not live by bread ‘alone’; but by ‘every’ Word of God.”
*** (1Peter 2:2-to-5) desire the sincere milk of the Word; as newborn babies, so that you may ‘grow’ by it;
(1Pet 2:3) if truly you have tasted that the Lord [Christ Jesus] is gracious.
(1Pet 2:4) For having been drawn to Him [Christ Jesus], a living Stone, indeed rejected by men; but Elect, Precious with God;
(1Pet 2:5) you also as living stones are built up a spiritual house [Church]; a holy priesthood; to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being Doers of the Word; and ‘NOT’ merely hearers; who Deceive themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) “Why do you keep calling Me [Jesus] ‘Lord, Lord,’ but don't ‘do’ what I [Jesus] tell you?”
Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?
How do “YOU”–‘Identify’ = “SIN/SINS”…? Do we listen to what our Church says? How about our best friend or even our Pastor…? Will we answer to them… or to God… on that Last Judgment Day…? But of course to God… as we will be Judged for Rewards… by His Holy Word! If you say you are a Child of God… and do NOT love His Holy Word… “Something is Wrong!” Without His Holy Word… ‘YOU’… “Cannot Identify” = “SIN/SINS!” Remember Christ Jesus said… “But by Every Word of God!” IF you watch enough TV or Videos… your mind and heart get NUMB… because there is so very much Evil… portrayed as Normal Good! But when we spend time in His Holy Word… ‘We Open Ourselves = To God’s Standard of Righteousness Holy Living!” We must take a… “Proactive approach ‘To & Against’ = SIN/SIN!” God’s Holy Word… identifies “SIN/SIN”… without any doubt! Why do you “Think”… the “10 Commandments” and the ‘Other’ laws of God were given to Israel… “For”…?
*** (1John 5:17) All ‘unrighteousness’ is sin; and there is a sin, ‘not’ to death.
*** (Isa 5:20) Woe to those = who call evil good = and good evil; = who put darkness for light = and light for darkness; = who put bitter for sweet = and sweet for bitter!
*** (Galatians 5:19-20-21) Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, promiscuity,
(Gal 5:20) idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, rivalry, jealously, outbursts of anger, quarrels, conflicts, factions,
(Gal 5:21) envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, = that people who practice such things; will “Not” inherit the kingdom of God.
*** (1Corinthains 5:1-2-3) It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you; and of a kind that is ‘not’ found even among the gentiles. A man is actually ‘living’ with his father's wife!
(1Co 5:2) And you are being ‘arrogant’; instead of being filled with grief; and seeing to it that the man who did this is ‘removed’ from among you.
(1Co 5:3) Even though I am away from you physically; I am with you in spirit. I have already ‘passed judgment’ on the man who did this; as though I were present with you.
*** (Ephesians 5:3-to-6) Do not let sexual sin, impurity of any kind, or greed even be mentioned among you, as is proper for saints.
(Eph 5:4) Obscene, flippant, or vulgar talk is totally inappropriate. = Instead, let there be thanksgiving.
(Eph 5:5) For you know very well that no immoral or impure person, or anyone who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
(Eph 5:6) Do not let ‘anyone’ = deceive you with meaningless words; for it is because of these things that God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
*** (Romans 13:9) For: “Do not commit adultery; do not murder; do not steal; do not bear false witness; do not lust;” and if there is any ‘other’ commandment; it is summed up in this word; “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
*** (1Corinthians 5:9-to-13) I wrote to you in my letter; to stop associating with people who are sexually immoral-
(1Cor 5:10) not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or greedy people, robbers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world.
(1Cor 5:11) But now I am writing to you; to stop associating with “ANY” so-called brother; if he is sexually immoral, greedy, an idolater, a slanderer, a drunk, or a robber. With such a person you must even stop eating.
(1Cor 5:12) After all, is it my business to judge outsiders? You are to judge those who are inside, aren't you?
(1Cor 5:13) God will judge outsiders; “Put that wicked man away from you.”
Continued next Blog.
Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.