LOVE TO ALL, GLAD YOU ARE HERE.
NOT A POPULAR SUBJECT, BUT TIME TO LOOK AT:
THE REALITY OF SIN.
OUR MORAL, SINFUL AND CARELESSNESS FOR SO MANY YEARS, HAS BROUGHT JUDGEMENT ON THIS NATION.
SIN blocks the relationship with the Almighty and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Sin also is a stumbling block to the results we receive in our Prayerful requests. The Almighty will not hear us, if we willfully and carelessly ignore the Words of Scripiure, and continue to persue what we are told is unacceptable behavior and a sinful thought Life.
Romans 3:23-24 " for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of the Heavenly Father, 24 and all are justified freely through the redemption that came by Y'shua Messiah. LUKE 12:4-5 ""And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.""
JOHN 3:7 --''YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN''
Luke 24:46-47 46He told them, "This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
What I am ATTEMPTING TO point out is: what our responsibilty is: as a Believer. WHEN we come to THE SAVIOR, Y'sha, we by the Holy Spirit are moved to 'Change'....moved to good works, away from things the Almighty hates;__idolatry, the ''pride'' of the heart and spirit; lust of the 'flesh' and coveteous- greed of the things of this world; these things that do not please the Almighty. (Not my words, but the words of Scripture).
SCRIPTURE is very clear, about the 'Sin' Issue. Romans 8 does Not say, that 'sin' is excused. Romans 8:1-2 "
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in THE SAVIOR Y'sha, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Y'sha hath made me free from the law of sin and death".
2 Corinthians 5:17 ''Therefore if any man be in the Savior Y'SHA, he 'is' a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, ALL things are become new''.
The International Version is quite clear on these verses. Romans 8:5 "Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
The stiff-necked stubborn mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 -The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to the Almighty Father; it does not submit to YHVH's law, nor can it do so. 8- Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please the Father."
AGAIN JOHN 3:7 'YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN' """"" REBORN OF THE SPIRIT, THE OLD MAN, THE OLD SINNER; HAS TO DIE""""" FOR SOME ITS A 'GRADUAL' - ALTHOUGH VISIBLE, PROCESS OF CHANGE, FOR OTHERS ITS A VERY NOTICEABLE RADICAL CHANGE. BUT REMEMBER, NONE OF US HAVE REACHED THE PINNACLE; THE PERFECTION STAGE, WE (believers) ARE ALL IN A PROCESS OF SACTIFICATION, WITH MUCH MUCH MORE TO LEARN, IF WE ARE TRULY BORN AGAIN.
"Walking 'after' _'in the Greek denotes a 'rest', a place to stay, in covenant." (like a benediction) Staying here IN THE SPIRIT, is a place of great gain, you give up the sins of the 'flesh'. but you "Gain" much much more from the Almighty Father, including HIS Blessings. Proverbs 10:22 “The blessing of the Father, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.”
(Selfishness is the basis of most sin, the 'me, myself and I' dis-ease)
Romans 8:12-13, ''Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live''.
""IF any man be in THE MESSIAH he IS a NEW creation, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new"" 2 Corinthiansa 5:17 IF WE FAIL, we can REPENT. We can QUICKLY Repent and BELIEVE in the Work of THE -RUACH HA KADOSH-, to change our direction, through the demonstration of the power of the HOLY SPIRIT, that comes by TRUE Belief; TRUE repentance, that turns us to obedience, THE Holy Spirit will give you the power, to turn away from sin. The Holy Spirit IS THE POWER SOURCE, IF you BELIEVE AND SUBMIT TO what Y'sha did for us at the Stake (cross), He will set you FREE through His Love, His Teaching, He cleansed us from our past sin. He taught us to crucify 'self', sin and disobedience: to resist the lure and sin of the world. Without belief, it is impossible to please Him..Hebrews 11:6. BELIEF brings about obedience and proper Change through the Spirit. BELIEF cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of the Father Creator. Romans 10:17
John 1:29 "The next day John saw Y'sha coming unto him, and said, “Behold, the Creator, who taketh away the sin of the world"
2 Corinthians 5:17 "If any man be in THE SAVIOR he is a NEW CREATION, old things are passed away, behold ALL things are become NEW"
BELIEF WITHOUT WORKS (DEED-ACTION) IS DEAD__JAMES 2;14-26 Galations 5:16 - This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:19-21 ""Now the works of the flesh (sinner) are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of the Father".
Galatians 5:1- "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith THE MESSIAH hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 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. 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 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. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law."
(We are all responsible, for what we say and do, and need to decide how we will live and who we will follow, either the works of the flesh: including many OF the sinful pleasures of this world, OR Follow after- WALK IN and live through the Holy Spirit of the Almighty, with a broken and contrite heart, to obey the Word best we can,, and do that which edifies the Body of THE ALMIGHTY FATHER , and help others to see the life of Peace, and calm that reigns within the heart of the Believer. This is accomplished by submnission to; FAITH IN and Love for Y'SHA.
Remember we are "in the world, but Not of it" John 15:17-21
It may help to understand that our lives are not about conforming to the world, but about being transformed by the Power of the Holy Spirit, into the people OF the Living Father Creator. (Romans 12:1,2).
25__ ''Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. In your anger do not sin': Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.(note-not to lavish it all upon ourselves)
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of The Almighty, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Yahvah-sha forgave you 30 ""And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of THE FATHER, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption""
The WORK of Sanctification in a Believer is a "Progressive" work: *NOTE Below in Ephesians 2
11 ""Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from THE SAVIOR, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without YHVH in the world.
13 But now in Y'sha you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Messiah.
14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in His flesh the (Sacrificial)_law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in Himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to the Father through the STAKE-"Cross', by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with The Father’s people and also members of His household, 20 built on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, with Yahvah-sha Himself as the Chief Cornerstone. 21 In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Creator. 22 And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which the Father lives by his Spirit."
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in THE SAVIOR, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
22 Even the righteousness of YAHVAH (God) which is by faith of IMMANUEL/YAHVAH-SHA unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of YAHVAH;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in YAHVAH-SHA:
25 Whom the FATHER 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 the Father;
26 To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in IMMANUEL/YAHVAH-SHA
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith 'without'- ('apart' in the Greek) the deeds of the law. (in other words separate from)
29 Is he the The Father of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
30 Seeing it is one CREATOR YAHVAH, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Father YAHVAH forbid: yea, we establish the law ACTS 15:28-29 Concerning the Gentiles 28 For it seemed good to the Holy SPIRIT, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
This is not about 'self-righteousness, but about right living because we love our FATHER Savior, with all our heart, with all our strength. and with all our mind. Mark 12:30-31
THE MAJESTY AND GLORY OF YOUR NAME
KIMBERLY AND ALBERTO RIVERA