mikehill4jesus “Nobody including Christians are allowed to sin!”
7th September 2016 (12.06) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
This subject raises a great sense of fear in my being. For what sins do I continue to commit, even after I know that they are breaking Moral Law and act against the will and commands of my God? How can deserting my Lord and Saviour by quenching the Holy Spirit gain me an escape from my impending punishment?
No, I must repent and place myself into His hands – total love and submission for him and towards him. Complete ownership and first claim on my time. Nothing less will do! Will I be perfect? I trust in the Holy Spirit of God to get me there as I allow Him into my life without any resistance. That my conscience will be clear of guilt.
The Lord Jesus commands us to do this!
Love for enemies
Matthew 5:43 ‘You have heard that it was said, “Love your neighbour [Lev. 19:18] and hate your enemy.” 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Yet we get many Christians teaching something very different! I was once told by a Christian Leader, “We are all sinners, Mike. When you find a perfect church, join it, and then it will no longer be perfect.” No mention of Sinners getting punished by God!
As the Apostle Paul taught members of Christ’s Body (John 14:23).
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due to us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
1 Corinthians 4:3 I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. 4 My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who [a] have been called according to his purpose.
An alternative [a] Romans 8:28 Or that all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good – with those who have been called according to his purpose.]
Lost Souls, even Christian ones, deserve to be told the truth, not lies!
There are unconverted Christians who do not teach as Paul did. They make the Lord Jesus out to be a liar!
This is what God says!
John 14:24 Anyone who does NOT love me will NOT obey my teaching.
Here is some very important teaching on this subject of Sinning against God
January 20, 1847
ALL EVENTS, RUINOUS TO THE SINNER
Sermon by Prof. Finney.
Reported by the Editor.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” –Rom. 8:28
In my further discussion of this subject I shall attempt to show that all events conspire to ruin the obstinate and finally impenitent sinner.
This is not directly taught in the text, but is implied in it, and is abundantly taught us in the Bible.
It will be my object,
I. TO SHOW THAT THIS IS AND MUST BE A UNIVERSAL TRUTH.
II. TO POINT OUT SOME PARTICULARS THAT WILL ILLUSTRATE IT.
III. TO SHOW THAT WE REALLY KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE, EVEN AS WE KNOW ITS OPPOSITE TO BE TRUE OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD.
I. To show that this is and must be a universal truth.
It may be shown to be so in a great many ways. For example, thus: Moral obligation is conditioned upon knowledge and is always equal to knowledge. Whatever, therefore, increases knowledge increases guilt, if obligation is not complied with but the individual continues to resist the light and its claims.
One other point. Increasing guilt augments the sinner’s ruin. The more guilty, the greater his punishment. Hence whatever augments his guilt conspires and conduces to aggravate his ruin.
It cannot be doubted a moment that all events that fall under the sinner’s observation, or become known to him by any means whatever in this life, will increase his knowledge of God and of course his duty and obligation. All these will consequently conspire at once to augment his guilt and damnation.
All those events that remain unknown to the sinner during his present life may become known to him in the future life, and then may work out their legitimate results–increased knowledge–augmented guilt–more aggravated doom.
This whole point may be rendered more plain and practical by some detail of illustration.
All the gifts of providence conspire to work out the sinner’s ruin.
Of these the first is the gift of existence. The existence which God gives the sinner is a blessing to him if he uses it aright, but a fearful curse to him if he abuses it. But he does abuse it in the worst possible manner so long as he lives in sin. Just so long, he devotes the existence which God gives him to rebellion against his Maker–and what can be a greater and fouler abuse of existence than this! Every moment of life spent in sin must therefore prove a curse to the sinner. It goes to aggravate his guilt and of course, his ruin.
And no sinner can avoid this fearful result, if he will persist in sinning. Exist he must–he cannot prevent it–cannot put an end to his existence–for death only changes its place and mode–does not bring it to an end. Live, then, each sinner must, and if he will go on in sin, he must go on augmenting his guilt and consequent ruin.
Please note that I am also challenged by what I learn and pass on.
The Lord promised that the number of Saved People would be small and the number of Unsaved People would be large.
The narrow and wide gates.
Matthew 7:13 ‘Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.’
It is the Devil that causes the unconverted Professing Christians to believe that a person can have one foot on the Broad Road and one foot on the Narrow Road. But then he always tells lies for he can do nothing else as there is no TRUTH in him.
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST KNOWS IF YOU ARE ONE OF HIS DISCIPLES OR ONE OF THE DEVILS
The Gospel of Jesus that many Christian Leaders need to use.
The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit without which we are just playing at Christianity.
My Tribute to the Rev Ken and Jean Newton, once of Wholeness Ministries International in Southport, Nr Brisbane, Australia.