Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Christ can purge man from dead works...

The object of this study focuses primarily on the person of Christ who delivers men from the bondage of sin and removes guilt from the human conscience. These factors cause men to produce “dead works” in the eyes of God. They struggle in sin to get saved; and they struggle with a sinful heart after they get saved. This struggle and this mindset has caused men to wander in the wilderness, to grumble, and to complain for centuries. Only Christ (who was offered once) can deliver man from such bondage and purge man from the guilt sin brings to the human conscience.

In the Old Testament men could make atonement for sin but the root of sin still existed and so did the guilt caused from sin. Only Christ who was God in the flesh could have sinlessness, flesh and blood as you and I, and still have the fullness of God’s Eternal Spirit to purge man from such bondages. The following verse states such truth.

Hebrews 9:14…How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Christ(God in the flesh) was filled with the Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary. The Bible tells us Christ was given the Spirit without measure. Matthew’s Gospel teaches Christ was led of the Spirit into the wilderness where he fasted for 40 days and was tempted of the Devil. Jesus was anointed of the Spirit when He became a High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. By the Eternal Spirit Christ suffered, died, and rose from the grave according to the Scriptures.

Christ is the reason why we can be purged from dead works and the conscience can be freed from guilt caused from sin. Recognize who Christ is. Christ’s supremacy is the theme of the Bible. By Him all things exist. He purges man from dead works…

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