We have not the intellect or the imagination to view the plans that God has for His anointed. This is where true trust and confidence comes into play. It is in our misinterpretation of God’s truth that gets us in trouble and confusion.
Do we lack good sense and judgement? Are we silly and unwise? Has someone cast a spell over the elect? The answer to all these questions is yes. We, in our pride, attempt to take over where faith should abide. We neglect the word of the Most High in a effort to secure our salvation with our own, perilous, logic. That old serpent has sent such delusion that even the elect might succumb. It is fortunate that God says that is impossible.
This problem has tormented the saints since Jesus was here. Those who had seen the Prince of Peace and had witnessed His sacrifice had become effected by this false doctrine. The doctrine is this: That somehow we have been inhabited and enjoy the Holy Spirit through some work of our own or that we could reach some higher spirituality through those works. This is ignorance of the truth of God’s word. We, as believers, were inhabited by the Holy Spirit at our conversion, by faith and grace. How, now, can we come to some false belief that we can achieve anything though our own actions? Our only, free will, decision was to obey! Anything else that we might imagine that we can do is fallacy!
The Holy Spirit is our minister. The One, there inside us, who is the responsible party. He is the One who uses us to achieve anything or convey the messages that He wishes delivered. He is the One responsible for miracles performed. He is the One responsible for our future. He is the One responsible for turning our foolish pride into total trust and confidence in Almighty God.
Throughout the Holy Scriptures this is pointed out. Our ability to be right in our judgements and to be honest in our walk are all provided by the Holy Spirit. While we are not possessed shells, ( The Spirit is well aware of the strengths and weaknesses of our personalities), we are slaves in that everything we do requires the work of the Holy Ghost. To be children of our God faith is the requirement above all others.
The Old Testament is the history of God’s working through those of faith. In God’s overall plan faith is the vehicle that everything rides upon. Even before my Jesus He showed, by example, how the world could be blessed by this one thing, faith.
Men and women who have divined that somehow they might achieve some type of righteousness without faith find themselves under the curse of pride. In order to perfect themselves through some type of work they open themselves to that curse. While faith without works is dead, works without faith, in Almighty God, is deader. We cannot keep, even one, of His commandments without the Holy Spirit and this requires faith.
Here is the logic for those who still don’t get it. You cannot take your next breath without faith that your lungs will work correctly. You cannot count on your heart taking its next beat without faith that it will. How then can you do anything without faith that God will provide? As saints we are not justified by our works or by the commandments of God. We are justified, in the eyes of the Most High, by faith.
The reason that Jesus came was to save us from this curse of pride. He took on this curse for us by being crucified. When the veil in the temple was torn it signified that we were no longer under that curse. That we could come to the Father, by my Jesus, in complete confidence that we were no longer cursed by any law including death. We receive this promise of God through our faith and nothing else. It is finished.
As the Body of Christ there is nothing that we can add to this contract, that Jesus made with man, nor is there anything that we can subtract from it. Only our own arrogance and pride allows us to think we might. My Jesus was the final authority and the promise made to those saints in the Old Testament. Again, it is finished. A done deal. The contract has been signed in blood!
There is nothing that we might “do” to improve that contract. There is nothing we might “do” to make it better. We cannot change it. We can only obey and that means living in faith. Not our own imaginations or the imaginations of false prophets but in simple faith in Almighty God. Our inheritance does not depend on what we “do” but by the promises of the Most High.
When that veil was torn believers no longer needed a priest to intercede with God. We now have a permanent intercessor. A man in heaven who acts as our attorney and pleads our case before God. Where there were many priests before Him now there is only one. That man Jesus who was God incarnate. The only One who proved His total faith and total obedience to the Father. Did my Jesus do away with the commandments of the Most High? No, He said that He had come not to do away with the law but to fulfill it and fulfill it He did.
We are given a measure of that faith, in the sacrifice of Jesus, at the moment we believe and obey. That faith is added to by both study and experience. Where all men were under the law of sin, the wages of which were death, we are now freed from that law by my Master. This law served a purpose ,during its time, in that it taught the saints of old and modern man the precepts of what was to come. That total undiluted faith in the promises of God was His requirement and that this faith was the only way to be deemed worthy by the Father. Once my Jesus came the law had no hold on anyone that is justified by faith. Our sins have been removed, as far as the Father is concerned, away from us, as far as the east is from the west.
In faith we have become the children of the Most High. Inheritors of His kingdom. With our public proclamation of our faith in Christ we are to become one with Christ. From the point onward there is no differences in the races. There is no differences between the classes. There is no differences between the sexes. We have become exactly the same and are treated as such by the Creator because of our faith. There are none worse and certainly none better. Christ died for all. In my Jesus we have become brothers and sisters and inheritors of the promises of Almighty God. ( Galatians 3).
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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