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PostSubject: The Law, Forgiveness of Sin, Faith and Grace   Sat May 12, 2018 7:18 am

Yeshua cleanses us from “Past” sins when we make Him our Savior!


Rom 3:25  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;
G4266   “PAST
From G4253 and G1096; to be already, that is, have previously transpired: - be past. (Not present, and future)
Rom 3:26  To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just,
and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Rom 3:27  Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay:
but by the law of faith.
Rom 3:28  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds
of the law.
Rom 3:29  Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of
the Gentiles also:
Rom 3:30  Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and
uncircumcision through faith.
Rom 3:31  Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.  (“LIVE THE LAW WRITTEN ON OUR HEARTS”!)
Where is “The Law” established? In our hearts! Rom 2:15  Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;
Ezr 7:10  For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
Job 22:22  Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.
Psa 37:31  The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
Psa 40:8  I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Psa 119:34  Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Pro 3:1  My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
 
Rom. 3:28 Explained: “Justified by FAITH (Moral Conviction)”… Walking and
living in Spirit and Truth! OBEDIENT to God’s Laws and Commands…!
Sin is Sin! Sin is disobedience to God’s Law’s, which is “missing the mark”.
SIN Separates Us From God!
FAITH (Moral Conviction)
G4102  “FAITH
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ (The WORD) for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: - assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.
Tit 1:15  Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and
unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Tit 1:16  They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work (God’s Law) reprobate.
Joh 8:34  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever
committeth sin is the servant of sin. (Whose “Servant”   are you?)
Joh 8:35  And the servant abides not in the house for ever: but the Son abides
ever.
Joh 8:36  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Joh 8:37  I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
Isaiah 59:2 2But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. (Has God changed?)
1Pe 3:12  For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
God’s Word says:
Mat 5:48  Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love (How do we LOVE GOD and OTHERS? The Law):
What would Yeshua say to sinners?
Joh 5:14  Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.  
Joh 8:11  She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
The “LAW” is only applied to sinners!
The “Righteous” the Law does not apply, because they “SIN NOT”!
The “Law” has never been done away with! It was man’s doctrine that did away with the Law!  Doctrine’s of demons.
What is supposed to be in the heart of a believer? “The Law”!
Why would God “write the Law on our hearts” if the Law no longer exists?
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EXAMPLES: (From Psalm 119 Ministries, an online Bible Study)
If the Law is “PERFECT” (Psalms 19:7), then how is perfection made better?
If the “Law” of God is “FREEDOM/LIBERTY” (Psalm 119:44-45), then how can law/liberty be bondage?
If the “Law” is “TRUE & FOREVER” (Psalm 119:43), then how long is forever?
If the “Law” is in the heart of the “RIGHTEOUS” (Is. 51:7, Ps. 119:42, Deut. 4:8, II Pet. 2:21, I Tim. 3:16), then whose hearts is God talking about?
If the “Law” is the “WAY” (Ps. 119:1, Ex. 18:20, Deut. 10:12, Josh. 22:51, I Kings 2:3, Prov. 6:23, Is. 2:3, Mal. 2:8, Mark 12:14, Acts 24:14), then can the “WAY” become a different “WAY”?
Sabbath is forever (Lev. 16:31), Covenant is forever (I Chron. 16:15), The Law is forever (Ps. 119:160), The Word is forever (Is. 40:8)
So when did forever become temporary?
If God’s Word is God (Jn. 1:1-2), and His Word is forever, how can we say His Word “CHANGED”? (Mal. 3:6, Heb. 13:8)
If the “Law” has been done away with, then why are we to “DELIGHT” in the Law? (Ps. 1:2, Ps. 110:70, 77, 92, 174) Rom 7:22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
If we are to walk in God’s Law (Deut. 10:11-13), and we are to walk as Yeshua walked (Jn. 2:5-6), and Paul wrote in many places to “FOLLOW” the examples of Yeshua , then who has told us to walk differently?
If the “Law of God” is how we are to love others (Matt. 22:35-37), then has how to love God and others changed?
If the “Law of God” is to bless us and is good for us (Deut. 11:26-27, Ps. 112:1-2, Ps. 128:1, Prov. 8:32, Is. 56:2, Matt. 5:6 & 10, Lk. 11:28, James 1:25, I Pet. 3:14, Rev. 22:14, Ps. 119), then why would God take it away from us?
If “Keeping the Commandments of God” is the “WHOLE DUTY OF MAN” (ECCL. 12:13), then is this no longer true?
If ALL scripture is “Instruction in RIGHTEOUSNESS” (I Tim. 3:16), and we are to practice “RIGHTEOUSNESS” (I Jn. 2:23, 3:7, 3:10), then why are we NOT to practice ALL scripture?
If the “Law” is done away with, why would Yashua teach: Mat 23:1  Then spoke
Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
 
 
Mat 23:2  Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat (The reading of the Law):
Mat 23:3  All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.  
Paul taught and practiced what Moses wrote (Acts 21:20, 26, 24:13-14, 25:8). Paul never taught against the “Law”, but clearly wrote those who aren’t sinning can’t be under a law because the “Law” doesn’t apply to those who walk in “RIGHTEOUSNESS”.
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The “Law” is to condemn sin and sinners (Even after one makes a LIFE COVENANT with God). Otherwise why would we be required to repent?
What happened to those who refused to “REPENT”? TOTAL DESTRUCTION! Therefore there is no “Law” to condemn a “Righteous man”. God’s Word says to be “Perfect as He is Perfect”, and “Go and sin no more”, but if you fall back into sin we have an advocate with the Father, Yeshua the “RIGHTEOUS”. So are we to continue in sin? God FORBIDS!
Paul also taught that there is NO DIFFERENCE between Jew or Greek (I Cor. 12:12-14, Gal. 3:27, Col. 3:10-12).
The “LAW” is for the “House of Israel and the Sojourner”. We are grafted in to ONE TREE, THE ONE TREE OF LIFE. There’s not a Gentile Tree and an Israel Tree! There is not a different “WAY” (Yeshua/The Word) from the old to the new. It’s by FAITH! (Obedience to God’s Law)
BORN AGAIN:
BORN AGAIN, or a better translation; BORN FROM ABOVE!
Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
 
You can’t get to Heaven without being “BORN OF WATER”, and “OF THE SPIRIT”!!! “BORN FROM ABOVE”


 
 
 
So what does this mean? Born from above!
 
“BORN OF WATER” = THE WAY! The Daily Drinking of the Water (Taking in) of the Word of Yahweh! A “Daily Walk” and not a onetime sinner’s prayer!
His Word is a renewing or “rebirth of your mind and ways”. (Rom.12:1-2)
Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable
service.
Rom 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Why would Paul beg believers to do this if complete “FREE WILL” didn’t exist? We have always had free will! The parables wouldn’t even make sense if we didn’t have complete “free will”! Ex: Prodigal Son, 7 Virgins, 2 Servants…
If God does things different now (N.T.) than in the days of old, He would be a liar and inconsistent, and appear to not be “Perfect”!
 
Jos. 24:15 …choose you this day who you will serve… (Daily Choice)
1Jn 5:1  Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one
that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
1Jn 5:2  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and
keep his commandments.
1Jn 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his
commandments are not grievous.
1Jn 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the
victory that overcomes the world, even our faith (Moral Conviction).
1Jn 5:6  This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water (The Word) only, but by water and blood (Forgiveness). And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth (The Law written on our hearts).
 
 
IT’S “A DAILY GROWTH PROCESS”!!! Or “A DAILY DEATH”!!!
 
“BORN OF THE SPIRIT” = THE TRUTH/LAW! 
Which is FAITH = OBEDIENCE TO YAHWEH’S LAWS 

 
The Spirit is the Law written on our hearts (Rom. 2:15), and what Yahweh will write on the hearts of those who study His Word (II Tim. 2:15), and by “Hiding Yahweh’s Laws in their hearts they “Might not sin against Yahweh (Psalm 119:11). THE WAY TO YAHWEH!
TO THEN RECEIVE “THE LIFE”! LIFE ETERNAL!!! (Overcoming Sin)
 
Rom 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Rom 7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
Rom 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: (WALK OBEDIENT, SIN NOT!)
Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

 
Absolutely “NOWHERE” does God’s Word approve of SIN or abolish it (A pastor said that it, “No Longer Exists” for Christians). From one who claims to be a follower of Yashua, and excuse those sins because they once said the “UN-Biblical Sinners Prayer”.  Also knowing we have complete “FREE WILL” to choose every day who we will serve. It’s a “Daily Walk”, and not a onetime prayer. It is continuing to be planted in the Word of God. God’s Word is very clear that “We put ourselves into sin”, and WE must Overcome that sinful nature by the renewing of our minds with the Word of God.
Rom 13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the
works of darkness, and let “us (YOU) put on the armor of light”.
Rom 13:13  Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not
in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
Rom 13:14  But YOU put on the Lord Jesus Christ (The Word/Law), and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.
 
Eph 4:23  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Eph 4:24  And that “you” put on the new man, which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.
Eph 4:25  Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his
neighbor: for we are members one of another.
Eph 4:26  Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Eph 4:27  Neither give place to the devil.
Eph 4:28  Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with
his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.
Eph 4:29  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that
which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Eph 4:30  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed unto the
day of redemption (Not “eternally saved”, waiting for that day to see if your name
will be blotted out.  Rev. 3:5).
Eph 4:31  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking,
be put away from you, with all malice:
Eph 4:32  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
 
Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his
might.
Eph 6:11  Put on (YOU) the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand
Against The wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13  Wherefore take (YOU TAKE) unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Col 3:9  Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his
deeds;
Col 3:10  And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Col 3:14  And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
 
If you study where it talks about becoming a “New Creature” in Yeshua, then you will discover what that truly means.
2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
G2537  “NEW
Of uncertain affinity; new (especially in freshness; while G3501 is properly so with respect to age): - new.
G2937  “CREATURE
From G2936; original formation (properly the act; by implication the thing, literally or figuratively): - building, creation, creature, ordinance.
God creates a place inside of your “Heart” (For His Law), your soul, and mind for Him to dwell with you and you to dwell with Him. It is not a “Total Change” of who you are, but a starting place to have fellowship and understanding, and a vessel for  “…studying to show yourself approved to God…, a place to …hide God’s Word in your heart that you MIGHT not sin against Him…, …to search the scriptures daily so you don’t become deceived… (II Tim. 2:15, Ps. 119:11, Acts 17:11)
One of the biggest misunderstandings is the teaching that Yeshua is our righteousness and we are just sinners incapable of being what God commands, “Perfect as He is Perfect”.
Have you ever heard, “I’m just a sinner saved by Grace”? Wrong!
They don’t understand that “The Word” is Yeshua, and that righteousness comes from putting His Word into that special place God made in us (New Creature). To say we can’t be perfect would make God/God’s Word a liar. Not as man understands perfect, but God’s. The more you fellowship by the input of God’s Word into that “New Creature (Building)”, the more sin won’t reign in your mortal body and by His Word we will learn to walk as He walked, do as He did, and stop being the hypocrite that the world sees in Christianity today. The Sinners Prayer and the Once Saved Always Saved is a new doctrine that’s barely 200 years old. Seek truth and not my words or any man’s word (I Jn. 2:27-29), but rather the Word of God.
Jas 2:20  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Jas 2:21  Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered
Isaac his son upon the altar?
Jas 2:22  See thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith
made perfect?
Jas 2:23  And the scripture was fulfilled which says, Abraham believed God, and it
was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
Jas 2:24  Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
Jas 2:25  Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had
received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
Jas 2:26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Some like to use Eph. 2:8-9, but leave out verse 10.
Eph 2:8  For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is
the gift of God:
Eph 2:9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus(The Word) unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
…GOOD WORKS, WHICH GOD HATH BEFORE ORDAINED THAT WE SHOULD WALK IN THEM.
GOOD WORKS =
THE LAW OF GOD (The WAY to LOVE GOD and Others!  (Matt. 22:35-37)
Mat 5:17  Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not
come to destroy, but to fulfill.
Mat 5:18  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle
shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Mat 5:19  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and
shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but
whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom
of heaven.
Mat 5:20  For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Which now brings us to GRACE (Sin doesn’t access God’s Grace):
The definition of GRACE is NOT “the unmerited favor of God”. If this were true all would be saved, and good works (Your LOVE for God) wouldn’t exist.
G5485  “GRACE
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life(The Law, good works); including gratitude): - acceptable, benefit, favor, gift, grace (-ious), joy liberality, pleasure, thank (-s, -worthy).
How does one receive GRACE?
Rom 5:1  Therefore being justified by faith(Moral Conviction, obeying God’s
Law), we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (The WORD/WAY):
Rom 5:2  By whom also we have “access by faith” into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
How are we “Justified”? FAITH
FAITH, which is obedience to God’s Laws, will access HIS GRACE!
Look at Ephesians 2:8-10
Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith (Moral Conviction); and that not
of yourselves: it is the gift of God (The Word, which is the WAY):
Eph 2:9  Not of works (This is speaking of our works outside of The Word of God.
Not the “GOOD WORKS, GOD HATH BEFORE ORDAINED THAT WE
SHOULD WALK IN THEM”), lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus (The WORD) unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Jas 2:22  See thou how faith wrought with HIS works, and by works was
faith made perfect?
 
NOTE! God can’t break “Covenant” with us, but we DEFINITELY can break “Covenant” with Him, and many have! Can an unrepentant man be in God’s Kingdom?
ALL MUST REPENT, yes even all who claim to believe!
Yashua:
Luk 13:3  I tell you, Nay: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
Luk 13:4  Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them,
think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
Luk 13:5  I tell you, Nay: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
(Perish = “Destroy Fully”)
Can your name be blotted out of the “Book of Life”? YES!
Yeshua: (Requirement for a true believer)
Rev 3:5  He that overcomes (Obedient unto death, as did Yashua), the same shall
be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of
life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
 
Only the ones who “Overcome” to the end, who truly gave their lives to the obedience of God’s Word (The WAY) will have everlasting life!
So what happens if you DON’T “Keep His Commandments”?                    What did Jesus say in John 15:10?
Joh 15:10  If  you keep my commandments, you shall abide (STAY) in my love;
even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide (STAY) in His love.
 
Does God love those who “Don’t Keep His Commandments”? NO!
 
 
G3306  ABIDE  (Jn. 15:10)
A primary verb; “to stay” (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy): - abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for), X thine own.
 
Most of the parables Jesus taught were about believers who by “Free Will” left their first Love and were “Fully Destroyed”! The false doctrines of man don’t teach this!
Php 2:12  Wherefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my
presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own
salvation with “fear and trembling”.
Php 2:13  For it is God (The Word) which works in you both to will and to do of
his good pleasure.
Php 2:14  Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
Php 2:15  That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as
lights in the world;
Php 2:16  Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labord(Worked) in vain.
G5401  FEAR
From a primary φέβομαι phebomai (to be put in fear); alarm or fright: - be afraid, + exceedingly, fear, terror.
G5156  “TREMBLING”
From G5141; a “trembling”, that is, quaking with fear: - + tremble (-ing).
FEAR OF GOD = KNOW that God’s Word (Yeshua)
Laws, Commands, Statutes, and Judgments
Are the ONLY WAY!
 
Maybe we should make this our Christian Motto!
1Co 15:34  Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
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