For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (1 Cor.10:21/ Jas.1:8/ Lk.16:13)
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. (1 Jn.3:4)
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath , it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 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? (Rom.6:6,11/ Heb.11:6/ Heb.12)
Wilfully transgress (sin) against God. The unpardonable sin always consists of knowing better. We have need of atonement for sin. There is only One God. He is in control. When one rejects God they reject his mercy and blueprint for Eturnal Life. If You reject The Sacrifice there is no forgiveness. Simple enough concept right?
1 Jn.1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (lest you count count the promise of God as slackness 2 Pet.3:9 God forbid)
Many scriptures mention and describe the unpardonable sin. It is called Blasphamy against the Holy Spirit. Blasphamy- irreverance, vilification (especially against God), negative witness (testimony): - blasphemy, evil speaking, railing. Reverance- to fear, love
Christ taught REPENTANCE. Repentance comes Before forgiveness. If you dont seek forgiveness you dont recieve it (So Simple a child could understand).
Heb.5 review/ Christ was perfect and without sin. Many are dull of hearing his Word and how He is the author of eturnal salvation. Heb.5 encourages the believer to go from the milk to the meat (to mature/grow in the Word). Not to just stay in the basics of the faith toying with them.
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, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly , and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 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.
WHAT ("it") is IMPOSSIBLE? The goal here is to mature and to move unto perfection (perfect faith- Jas.2:22- faith in action). THIS is Imossible for one who has fallen away lest they Repent (are renewed (2 Pet.3:9!).
There are times when a unmature believer may transgress for lack of knowledge of how to overcome that transgression.
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 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. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 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. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 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.
(Rom.8 The Spirit delivers u from the power of the flesh, above we see how one may physically sin but spiritual Love G-D Matt.6:24/ Lk.16:13). People of G-D are immediately moved to repentance if they shall fall away.
Gal.5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit ye are not under the law.
Grace (unmerited/undeserving favor) consists of the law. Undeserving why? cause of the law and the fact is all have transgressed it. The wage of sin is death Rom.6:23 (MUST BE PAID). Christ paid that price so that upon repentace we may be forgiven according to the law by Grace (Heb.2:14/ 1 Cor.5:6-8).
God likes can do people (examples: Job, Abraham, Joseph, Jesus.... Discipline goes along way and brings blessings! We were created for His Pleasure (Rev.4:11) he seeks our love (Hosea 6:6/ Col.3:14/ 1 Pet.4:8/ Deut.6:5) which isnt preprogramed but rather has to come from within. We can choose to Reverance YHVH or to give life to evil from within. Are you pleasing God? Its all about an Ongoing relationship with The LORD (Jn.14:15,21). When we are weak we can find strength in Christ (2 Cor.2:10).
The fact is all have sinned: 1 Jn.1:3-8 / Rom.3:9,23/ Is.64:6/ Is.53:6/...
By Grace through Faith are we saved not of our own accomplishments (Eph.2:8-9).
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. But they like have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
Matt.19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. (Jesus speaking)
The Spiritual fruits of the man Jesus (Immanuel) were the fruits of God as was made clear a few verses later. (Matt.19:21 "follow me"/ Jn.5:30 (note Jn.5:43)
Be ye Holy (Lev.11:44-45;19:2;20:7/ 1 Pet.1:16)and set apart.
1 Jn.3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
1 Jn.3:9 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. (1 Jn.5:18)
Notice the term used is sinneth (#264) and not sin (#266). This goes to show that its an ongoing sin (habitual- Rom.6:1/ 2 Cor.7:1/Eph.4:22/ Rom.6:12/ 1 Pet.2:1,11/ Rom.5:15,20/ 2 Cor.9:8).
Those who find pleasure in sin and are of the world are not born from above and not in an ongoing relationship with The LORD. They are in fact embracing sin Spiritually. We are known by our fruits. Many who claim to be Christian are luke warm (fine as long as they dont have to go out of their way and or give up something), God cant use people like this and people like this lack love for God cause they put themselves first. (Pride is Satan's biggest downfall).
Christ told others to "go and sin no more" Jn.8:11/ Jn.5:14.
Christ encouraged discipline and respect for Torah. He didnt die so we could have a license to sin.
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
resisted -Antikathistemi- only here:
1) to put in place of another
2) to place in opposition
a) to dispose troops, set an army in line of battle
b) to stand against, resist
striving-Antagonizomai- only here!:
to struggle, fight
(Lk.9:23-24/ Eph.6:12-13/ Jn.3/ 1 Jn.1:3/ 1 Jn.3)
Gal.2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Eph.2:8-9)
1 Cor.6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. (Matt.7:21-22)
The Law is summed up in reverance to The LORD (Deut.6:4-5) and civil standards (Lev.19:18).
All will know better at the great white throne of judgement yet not all will have a circumsized heart (embrace YHVH).
Those that reject G-d shall be rejected. This includes rejecting those who reject his message (messengers). Examples: Lk.9:26/ Lk.10:16/ Jn 13:20/ 1 Thess 4:8/ Jn 5:22-23/ Matt. 10:33 ...
Ex.7:1 Moses was made an Elohim unto Pharaoh (Elohim- Divine Judgement or instrument/ member thereof (Spiritual) translated as: God, god, judge,...... A plural that can be used in a singular context) Ex.16:2 Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron. Ex.16:8,9 Moses tells them they arent murmoring against them but against YHVH (their works are spiritual and of YHVH). Ex.16:12 YHVH confirms.
1 Jn2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 Pet.1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall
But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us; And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
The focuss should be on The authority of YHVH not upon ours.
Gal.3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
(example: Abraham- "faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness"(Rom.4:9)/ "For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith." (Rom.4:13)/ "Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all" (Rom.4:16)/ Rom.4:3 "For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.")
Saved by Grace through faith (faith without works is dead
Gal.5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. (To say one can achieve their own salvation by works is the same theology of the serpent)
I also encourage checking the blog "Writting in the sand". Let not our dedication to the Lord be like writting in the sand (or water).
Grace (unmerited undeserving favor) consists of (fulfills) the Law or it wouldnt be unmerited
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (ongoing relationship)
*Jas.2:14,17, * 21-24
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
(So one who Is walking in the Spirit bares fruits of the Spirit)
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
(believed what? In the Righteousness of El Shaddai)
4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
(ONLY 1 was Sinless and worketh Righteousness- Yeshua Ha Mashiach, Emmanuel and DESERVED -/favor of YHVH/- to be called the King of Righteousness)
5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
(All men "Worketh Not" righteousness all their days for All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of YHVH and have need of Atonement for even our righteous acts are but filthy rags before the Holy One)
6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
(David The king of Israel spoke of The Atonement)
7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
(sermon on works)
Baruch Haba B'Shem Adonai
When one is Born of the Spirit and sent forth they come not in their name they go forth in the name of G-D! They are Instruments of The Almighty (the Holy Spirit). So when we read Matt.18:18 "Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven", In who is the authority? Well all instruments of G-D will say its that of G-D! Christ is Our mediator! If one transgresses against us or we transgress against someone it is called for that we reconcile! Jas.5:16 "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." Matt.18:15 "Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother." Matt.5:23-24 "Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift." Mk.2:7 "Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?" 1 Tim.2:5 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;..."
Upon repentance/confession unto YHVH sin is washed away and DoesN't Exsist To bring it back up is to doubt the promises of God. (Is.43:25/ Heb.8:12; 10:17/ 1 Jn. 1:9/ 2 Pet. 3:9/ Ps.51 !) God wants your LOVE Prov.21:3, 1 Sam.15:22, Hos.6:6, Col.3:14, 1 Cor.13, 1 Pet.4:8, *Deut.6:5 & Mk 12:30, Rev.4:11 Choose THIS DAY whom ye will serve Josh 24:15 (Deut.11:26; 30:19)
1love (It is finished, YHVH has provided a lamb!!!!!!!) "Sin No More" - Repent- Return- Have a Change of Heart!