Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Awake to righteousness and sin not! For some have not the knowledge of God.

There are many people today (including Christians) that don't understand that people can live a life of holiness and right standing with God everyday of their existence. When I say this I mean people can live without sin or sinful conduct in the eyes of God. Perhaps some don't understand that man's works toward righteousness "under Law" was not a victorious life but a struggle to keep Divine Law. Maybe they don't understand that righteousness by Grace is not a struggle or man's attempt to reach a certain plateau, "It's a God given the power to do right, to walk worthy, and to be obedient to God everyday of your life". It's Divine power from Christ our Savior to, "Sin not" and to live a holy life. Awakening to righteousness is awakening to the fact that our righteousness under Grace is not what we do...but what our Savior grants and bestows upon us by the Grace and Mercies of God from Calvary. God wants people to "know" this in their minds and hearts. Many people today miss this blessed truth and live a life of defeat rather that victory in their walk with God in everyday living. At the Churches on Trial we teach that Christians can live a life of victory over sin with a victory over sinful conduct...everyday of their Christian life until they die or until they are Raptured. To sin not means this very thing...Christians don't have to sin. Sin is not essential in the heart of a child of God. Christians can sin...but they don't have to. Why? Christ gives members of His church, power... to quit sin completely!

Some people don't fully realize they are still living under the struggle of keeping the Law of Moses rather than having the power to do right under the Grace of God we now have in the Church, the body of Christ. We now can have the Holy Spirit's sanctifying power in our hearts and lives. Sanctifying power simply gives us a desire to be holy, right, and without sin in the eyes of a living God. Much of the modern deception that teaches wavering faith, or walking in the flesh, or struggling to keep Law is caused from living in the past tense teachings of Bible. What they are taught is often a theology in the Law of Moses or the Kingdom Age (in the four Gospels) rather than the bliss of the Grace Age that Christians are now entitled to (since the death of our Saviour on the cross). To be honest with you, many Christians today live in Israel's struggle and their inability to keep the Law of Moses, rather than the blessing of the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit that can "totally" possess a Christian's heart and actions on this side of Heaven. That statement is sad for me to say, but very much true!

Awakening to righteousness is awakening to Christ and his God given righteousness...NOT OUR ATTEMPT TO DO RIGHT UNDER THE LAW WHICH THUS PROVES OUR INABILITY TO KEEP THE LAW BECAUSE ISRAEL FAILED! Righteousness by Grace is a God given righteousness for the Christian to SIN NOT! Righteousness under Grace is not a human struggle like keeping the Law of Moses! Righteousness under Grace is a gift created at Calvary and now given to us today from the Throneroom! GLORY!

There are some people who say we can never have complete victory over sin! They are wrong in their thinking and lack understanding of the truth about God! The New Testament teaches that Christians "have" victory over sin! Every day of their life in Christ. People living a defeated life are living under man's struggle to keep the Law like Israel did when they went into captivity for 70 years; or when Israel murmured in the wilderness after God brought them through the Red Sea; or when Israel rejected Christ during His Earthly ministry. Man's own inability will cause him to fail God! Man's own inability will struggle to live up to the standard of the holiness of the Law of Moses. God knew about man's inability so He sent His son to die which in turn sent the blessing of the Holy Spirit upon us in the Church today. GLORY!

Today, under Grace our faith is not based on what we do...its based on what Christ did and what He's doing right now in our hearts from the Throneroom. Christ's living power in your heart can give you "all" the holiness you need in this life to live without sin. This is an awakening to righteousness... but not your own righteousness...its Christ's righteousness given to you from Heaven. Glory! It's Christ's power in your heart to do right and live right. It's a greater blessing than man attempting to keep Law of Moses...it's the righteousness of the Law "fulfilled" in our hearts by a living Christ. Romans 8:3-6

I admit some people don't know that Christians are supposed to live without sin! Some people don't want to know either! Others are so wrapped up in their theology of living under Law they never enjoy the bliss of the Grace Age taught in the New Testament Epistles. It's sad that people don't "know" the fullness of God's Blessing which allows them to live holy and without sin! It's sad that so many miss the fullness of God's Blessing which is the beginning of a life without sin and disobedience to God. Only life in Christ offers this kind of peace and contentment without wavering. Only this kind of life in Christ can take away the struggle of a back and forth life in and out of sin and Salvation. A life of victory over sin... is freedom brother! It's definately something God wants us to teach at the Churches on Trial. I feel so sorry for those who don't know these things about God. God want's us to know this truth but for many reasons so many miss this great wealth of knowledge. It is this writers desire with love... that all come to the knowledge of the truth about what God gives the members of His body. Examine the following verse closely...

1 Cor 15:34... Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God:

Notice that it said that some have not the knowledge of God. That some is who I write to today! This knowledge that Paul speaks of, is a knowledge to know that God can get you to the righteousness of Grace where the believer has no desire to sin. This righteousness is a place where religious people will quit their meanness, and quit practicing sinful conduct! They will awake to a God given righteousness and sin not! Why? They will "know"! They will know. They will know the holiness of Christ. Glory! They will know that Christ gives them victory over sin. Therefore they will...

1 Cor 15:34... Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God:

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