Results 1 - 20 of 165
|Results from: Notes
Author: Asis Ordered by Verse
|1||death of the apostles and how many?||Bible general Archive 2||Asis||101283|
That day is here it just is not here in America
|2||why do we sin when sin has no mastery?||Bible general Archive 1||Asis||80718|
|A believer sins because they want to. Look at our position as believers. We are the righteousness of God. Romans 4:19-25
And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:  He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;  And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.  And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.  Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;  But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
We are made righteousness just because we believe God.
For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.  For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Jesus through His obedience to God made us who believe God righteous. What is righteousness? The ability to stand before God without any guilt shame or condemnation. Here is the point of Romans 7 sin had the power over our flesh. We had no choice but to sin as long as we lived by the flesh. After describing his situation of the conflict between his body, flesh, and his mind paul cries out Romans 7:24-25
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Jesus is able to save him from the control his flesh has over him. Why? How?
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.  For he that is dead is freed from sin.  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:  Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.  For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
WE ARE DEAD TO SIN. SIN HAS NO MORE POWER OVER US. We live for God. If I am dead to sin and yet I sin it must be because I want to.
James tells us how sin comes into being in a believer. James 1:14-15
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
The thought comes in as temptation. If we continue to think about it it will give birth to action, sin. Our God is so awesome and loving that He does not place in the world without the means to follow His commands. 1 Cor. 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Note carefully this promise of God. There is no tempatation that will come upon you that is beyond your capabilities to overcome. So God is telling us that we need never think the second thought over a temptation. We can nip it in the bud. Once we expirience the reality of this promise, overcome a temptaion, we know that this is not a promise anymore but rather it is a reality in our life. If I did it once I can do it every time. If God is true that we can overcome temptaion no matter what it is every time. God said so believe Him. My flesh or old man died with Christ on the cross. Anything the enemy tries to fling at me through my mind is thrown at a dead man and a dead man cannot sin. Thank you Jesus. All this just because I believe.
|3||why do we sin when sin has no mastery?||Bible general Archive 1||Asis||80759|
|ABSOLUTELY. Dying to the flesh is not a one time act. We must choose to crucify the flesh daily. We must take on the attitude that sin has no power over us (RECKON OURSELVES DEAD TO SIN) since we daily die to the flesh. We choose to walk by the spirit. When I realize that Jesus destroyed the power of the devil,
Heb. 2:14 through Heb. 2:18 (KJV) 14Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
then I know that the only power the devil has over me is the power I give him. If we believe this is true (Heb 2:14) our behavior should reflect our thoughts. I am glad that God has chosen to transform me/us into His good, accepatable and perfect will by the renewing of my/our mind. All I/we have to do is choose Him over the world. And BELIEVE.
Rom. 3:4 (KJV) 4God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Are you/we letting God be true in your/our life?
|4||why do we sin when sin has no mastery?||Bible general Archive 1||Asis||80839|
|Thank you for pointing out how easy it is to be sucked up in religion miss the truth of the Word of God. I see that God is even cooler than I thought. I do not have to renounce my flesh every day, God placed it on the cross with Christ. I searched for a scripture that would justify what I said and could find none, only 1 Corinthians 15:31 came close. That scripture in context does not fit what I said. I am glad that iron sharpens iron.|
|5||What do you mean||Bible general Archive 1||Asis||82312|
|in your profile|
|6||Is Hell Burning Today?||Bible general Archive 1||Asis||84451|
|Watch out how you talk about God's wife.
14Return, backsliding children, saith Jehovah; for I am a husband unto you, and I will take you, one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion. 15And I will give you shepherds according to my heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
31Behold, days come, saith Jehovah, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 32not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, in the day of my taking them by the hand, to lead them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they broke, although I was a husband unto them, saith Jehovah. 33For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel, after those days, saith Jehovah: I will put my law in their inward parts, and will write it in their heart; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Jehovah: for I will pardon their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.
Remember the first believers were Jews. "To the Jew first. . ."
|7||Did the Gospel writers write in Greek||Bible general Archive 1||Asis||87996|
|So the common language of the disciples, Jews in Israel was Greek. Matthew and Mark and John were written in Greek? I can understand that Luke was written in Greek, but are you saying that the
Book of Matthew, which is Jesus the culmination of the prophecies of the Old Testament was also written in Greek? Humph. What do you know.
|8||Did the Gospel writers write in Greek||Bible general Archive 1||Asis||88032|
|Do you think that the scroll of Isaiah Jesus was handed in the synagogue was written in Greek? I find it hard to believe that the Jews who would not associate with the gentile except for business purposes talked in greek as their common speach. But if it is so it is so. Having been brought up with the almost paranoid fear of being assimilated into the culture in which I lived and losing my Jewishness I wonder if it was different then.|
|9||Differing geneologies of Jesus?||NT general Archive 1||Asis||81192|
|The following is an excerpt from Fred John Meldau's "Messiah in both Testaments.
(4 Christ’s Right to David’s Throne.
Here is an intricate, involved puzzle: so involved it will take a little concentration on the part of the reader to follow the problem and its solution but it will repay the effort.
Christ, the seed of David, must be virgin-born, and yet have a legal right to the throne of David despite the fact that one of Solomon’s descendants was a certain evil man named Jeconiah, of whom it was written that none of his descendants would ever rule in Judah (see Jeremiah 22:29-30); and despite the fact that in Israel the right to the throne was transmitted only through the male line: and Christ was born of a virgin!
It is perfectly clear that Messiah will inherit “the throne of David” (Isa. 9:7; Jerem. 33:15-17; 25:5; Ps. 132:11; 1 Chron. 17:11,14). But, since He had to be born of a virgin, how can He get His legal right to the throne of David? And how can the roadblock erected by Jeconiah’s sin be circumvented? Who can untangle these apparently hopelessly confused predictions? Leave it to the Master Mind who both devised the strange prophesies and worked out their fulfillment. Remember, the prophet Isaiah said, “The zeal of the Lord of Hosts shall perform this” (Isaiah 9:7).
Not only was the apparently impossible solved and resolved in JESUS THE CHRIST, but God has given us the complete record of how He did it in the genealogies of the New Testament. In Matthew’s genealogy, the genealogy of Christ through Joseph is given. This genealogy shows Christ to be “the son of David” so giving Him right to David’s throne and also “the son of Abraham” so giving Him the right to the Land of Promise, the territorial possessions given to Abraham and his seed.
In Matthew’s genealogy, Joseph is seen to be in the REGAL line of descent from king David, down through Solomon. But Joseph was also a descendant through Jeconiah (also called Coniah) hence, succession to the throne for Joseph personally is barred. Matthew’s genealogical record is careful to show that Jesus was NOT, through Joseph, the “fruit of David’s body,” i.e., a direct descendant of David through Joseph.
In Luke 3:23-38 Christ’s genealogy is given through Mary. (Heli was obviously Mary’s father, Joseph’s father-in-law, v.23). In the record Christ is shown to be the LITERAL “fruit of David’s body” through His mother Mary. But, and this is important: while Mary is in A ROYAL line from David, she was not in THE REGAL lineage, for she was a descendant of king David through Nathan, whereas the throne rights were to come through Solomon’s line (see 1 Chron. 28:5-6). Therefore, Joseph’s marriage to Mary before Christ was born was an absolute necessity and that is exactly what happened!
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. . . .And behold the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou SON OF DAVID, fear not to take unto thee Mary THY WIFE: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit” (Matt. 1:18-20).
So, through Mary, Jesus the Christ obtained His literal descent from king David; and from Mary’s marriage to Joseph, who was also a “son of David,” He obtained His legal right to David’s throne, for Mary was Joseph’s wife before Jesus was born, so making Joseph Jesus’ legal father, His foster father. And, withal, the prophecy concerning Jeconiah was fulfilled too, for Jesus the Christ is NOT of the “seed” a direct descendant of Jeconiah. Can you think of anything more intricate and involved, and yet worked out with such precision.
Joseph and Mary had to be the parents (foster father and mother) of Jesus the Christ: they were the only two people of that generation who could be, and fulfill prophecy about Messiah. And Joseph had to be married to Mary before Jesus was born, so He could get His legal right to David’s throne through Joseph. At the same time, Christ could not be a child of Joseph because of the bar against a descendant of Jeconiah. And though Joseph had to be married to Mary, yet Joseph could not “know” Mary as his wife until after Jesus was born, for He had to be born of a virgin! And the Divinely ordered fulfillment was perfect in every detail!
This may explain why the two geneologies of Christ.
|10||IS there any answers out there?||NT general Archive 1||Asis||99952|
After Graceful was run off it seemed to me that you were the next target. The other day I sat done and started to write some feelings concerning being a Christian and ended up writing about the Forum. It is impossible for one to speak to the word without bias of ones denomination. It is improper for anyone to tell me that what I believe is wrong and what they believe is right. Scripture talks for itself. The Word and the Holy Spirit will correct. For the word of God is LIVING AND ACTIVE and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to JUDGE THE THOUGHT AND INTENTIONS of the heart. God will change us not any forceful arguement. Any way I want to encourage you that God has put you in Christ (1 Cor 1:30). When you are there you are the image of Him. In Him you are made complete (Col 2:9-13). DESPAIR NOT that is a lie from satan that you are NOT in Christ and His image.
The following is some babblings form Jeff.
Why does God equip us with the means to become complete in Him. Is it all about a our personal experience with Him is this what He is looking for. Is the Divine purpose one of individual experience? God has made us part of a body. He calls it church, ekklesia. A calling out, congregation, assembly. We are called out to be His body. We have the personal experience with him to prepare us for the calling. He has equipped us with all we need to partake of the divine nature. IN HIM is where we are to live. In Him through the Cross is deliverance which will make us without spot or wrinkle. The Cross removes us from the picture. We indeed become earthen vessels for Him. He said for us to stay in Him and He will stay in us. He has given us His Spirit to empower us to do what He requires. We indeed become instruments of righteousness. Get out of the way. Let God be God. Stop trying to help Him do His will. He can do it all Himself.
We think it is our job to do the will of God. God has given us His word to provide us with a guide to explain what He has provided for, done to, made, completed in us through faith in Jesus Christ.
If you want to know about the reason for the Old Testament look only to what God has provided in the New Testament. The things of the Old are to show that God is real. It is a way for Him to explain to us in our feebleness who He is. It is the place where He tells us of His promises. It is the New that gives life. It is the New that makes the promises a reality in our lives. It makes no difference if sheol is Hades or who goes there or if hell is now or is for the future. The Old is a picture of what we HAVE in the NEW. Once saved always saved? It is only important that we ARE saved, justified and sanctified through faith in Jesus Christ. We are wasting our time with petty arguments over inconsequential trivia. “Look at me I know Greek. I have been studying the bible for 97 years.” What have you learned from all that study? Are we only tying to show others what we know? Or are we directing them to the Savior. Are explaining what scripture says about who we are in Christ? Are we equipping the saints for the service to God? Are we helping those who are burdened to experience the life, the rest, the peace, the confidence, the boldness, the healing that is in our Savior? I am more interested in knowing what God wants from me than whether He invented evil. I want to know how to stop evil, how to walk by the Spirit, how to walk in the light, how to have the fruit of the Spirit, how to defeat temptation, how to not sin, how to be obedient to God. Am I really a son of God? A member of His family? A joint heir with Jesus? How do I get IN CHRIST? How does one pray? If I have been transferred into the Kingdom of God’s Son what does that mean? What do I have to do so when I stand before Jesus He says “Good to see you Jeff. Well done My good and faithful servant.” Do I have to DO anything for that?
Does the life of Christ show on these pages? When they are read do we see Jesus? If we read between the lines would the words spell L O V E ? Questions are asked for various reasons. Some to trap babes and take them away from the truth? Some to make us explain our beliefs by what God has said. Some are to find the truth about this thing we call the Christian Walk. Some are out right attacks on our beliefs. We will be held responsible for how we respond. Like Christ or like us? The choice is ours. Who do you think God wants us to respond like?
|11||IS there any answers out there?||NT general Archive 1||Asis||100105|
My friend you missed the point. Our actions are only what others perceive them to be. Like the teenager who says "I love you" but it comes out with a tone that says "I'm lying." The perception of others becomes the reality of what we are saying. The point I think I was making was that we need to express the love of Jesus in all we say and do. There is a lot that is said on the forum that does not exhibit the Love of Christ. It is not about who is right or who is wrong. That should not be an issue in a bible study. Not unless Jesus is teaching it.
Ps Do not take things so personal.
|12||What is God's part in my santification?.||NT general Archive 1||Asis||100585|
Isn't what you are describing here temptation. God told you to quit smoking. Trust me, He says. You were not strong enough to resist the temptation. He told you to trust Him you didn't. The cigs tasted bad (God changed you not the cigs) you could fight through and continue in disobedience or trust Him. Your choice. You see a pretty woman, temptation again. You can choose what God has said and your experience holds to be true (that no temptation will come upon you that is greater than you can handle)or you can have the next thought and choose to sin. The choice is yours. Whose slave are you?
|13||Crucify the flesh||NT general Archive 1||Asis||100645|
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. [KJV]
How does this verse pertain to what you are saying. If my old man, my sinful nature, my flesh is already crucified with Christ . . . I must be confused. Why do I have to say no to something that is all ready dead.
|14||Crucify the flesh||NT general Archive 1||Asis||100675|
|Hello Brother Tim
Are you saying that the only time we as believer sin is when we choose to. The Old man is dead but we can resurrect him by choosing to go back to our old ways or we can bury him and reckon ourselves dead to sin. It is for freedom He set us free. We can live in freedom or as slaves to sin. The choice is ours.
|15||Crucify the flesh||NT general Archive 1||Asis||100792|
|Is the problem then just what does God say? Romans 6:11
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. [KJV]
The words are pretty clear. Reckon is an accounting term meaning to credit your account. I think we need an excuse for all the times we disobey the word of God. We find it very hard that God has made a way for us to walk in His righteousness. Didn't He say be holy because I am holy. I gather that He is telling us that in Christ we are holy. Not of our selves, not with our thinking but by the Spirit we have been created anew. We used to be in Adam but now we are in Christ becasue we believe. My body isn't perfected yet but I don't walk by the body I walk by the spirit (New Nature). My body is constantly warring with my new nature and sometimes I am silly enough to listen to listen to it. But God chastizes me, corrects me, to repentence and restores me because I still believe. I live in the new nature not the old. The life God wants us to live is not found in heaven but here on earth so He can continue doing His work. That life is IN HIM. I know that I am not perfect (complete) of my own. When I am in Him it is Him who is complete I am united with Him in His completeness. That is the profession of my faith. Am I that off base? (Hank I had to end this with a question. Hope you don't mind.)
Another thought. Paul tells us that the power of sin is over our body and that that body died with Christ. He says that wioth his mind he wants to follow the law but his body is overcome by the power of sin. So withthe mind he desires to follow unto righteousness but with the body sin. Who can save me from this body of sin?
|16||Crucify the flesh||NT general Archive 1||Asis||100987|
What makes you think I am any different. I am just like you. The point is that God has given us a new life. He has given all we need to live that life. Yet we choose to look at ourselves as helpless to live that life. Salvation is not just forgiveness of sins. It is that and deliverence from sin. 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? [KJV]
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,  By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;  And having an high priest over the house of God;  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,  But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. [KJV]
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:  (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.  But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.  For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.  For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. [KJV]
We have not allowed Christ's blood to purge our consience of sin. "We're sinners save by grace." I was a sinner BUT NOW I am a new creation saved by grace. It is by that grace (God's involvement in my life with all His power and His might even though I don't desreve it) that I am justified (made just as if sin never was) through faith in Jesus Christ. I am IN CHRIST by God's doing. My mind is being renewed by God through His word and the testings of my faith into the image of His Son. God's promises are a reality in Christ. This is for now not for when I get to heaven. God has equipped us to live the life He has called us to live. Walk by the spirit/Spirit. We are the ones who get in the way.
|17||Crucify the flesh||NT general Archive 1||Asis||101278|
This is what I believe.
Num. 23:19 (NASB)
19 “God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent;
Has He said, and will He not do it?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Prov. 3:5 through Prov. 3:12 (TMWB)
Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to GOD! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor GOD with everything you own;
give him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst,
your wine vats will brim over.
But don’t, dear friend, resent GOD’s discipline;
don’t sulk under his loving correction.
It’s the child he loves that GOD corrects;
a father’s delight is behind all this.
Prov. 4:20 through Prov. 4:27 (NASB)
20 My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your sight;
Keep them in the midst of your heart.
22 For they are life to those who find them
And health to all their body.
23 Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth
And put devious speech far from you.
25 Let your eyes look directly ahead
And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.
26 Watch the path of your feet
And all your ways will be established.
27 Do not turn to the right nor to the left;
Turn your foot from evil.
John 15:4 through John 15:5 (NASB)
4“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
John 15:10 (NASB)
10“If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
John 15:14 through John 15:17 (NASB)
14“You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15“No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16“You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17“This I command you, that you love one another.
The Message: New Testament
Rom. 3:3 through Rom. 3:5 (TMNT)
First, there’s the matter of being put in charge of writing down and caring for God’s revelation, these Holy Scriptures. So, what if, in the course of doing that, some of those Jews abandoned their post? God didn’t abandon them. Do you think their faithlessness cancels out his faithfulness? Not on your life! Depend on it: God keeps his word even when the whole world is lying through its teeth. Scripture says the same:
“Your words stand fast and true;
Rejection doesn’t faze you.”
But if our wrongdoing only underlines and confirms God’s rightdoing, shouldn’t we be commended for helping out? Since our bad words don’t even make a dent in his good words, isn’t it wrong of God to back us to the wall and hold us to our word? These questions come up. The answer to such questions is no, a most emphatic No! How else would things ever get straightened out if God didn’t do the straightening?
Rom. 3:21 through Rom. 3:24 (NASB)
21But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;
|18||Crucify the flesh||NT general Archive 1||Asis||101279|
Rom. 4:22 through Rom. 4:25 (NASB)
22Therefore IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. 23Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him, 24but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.
Rom. 5:1 through Rom. 5:5 (NASB)
1Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Rom. 5:17 through Rom. 5:18 (NASB)
17For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
18So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.
Rom. 5:19 through Rom. 5:21 (NASB)
19For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous. 20The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Believers Are Dead to Sin, Alive to God
1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? 3Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. 5For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; 7for he who has died is freed from sin.
8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. 10For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, 13and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
15What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! 16Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? 17But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, 18and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. 19I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.
20For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. 22But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
|19||Crucify the flesh||NT general Archive 1||Asis||101280|
What does this say? What is our position in regards to sin? I believe what God has said through the apostle Paul. If He said it. It must be true. I know that I cannot do what He wants of my own or it is my own (and I could get the glory) so I can only do this united with Christ, IN CHRIST. The words God uses to express my condition are words in the aorist tense and the past tense. He also says He has made me. . . I choose to believe Him and I proceed on that belief. Do I stay in Him 24/7 not yet. When I am not in Him do I fall short Yes.
1 John 1:5 through 1 John 1:10 (NASB)
5This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
Whose report will you believe. The condition of the believer is as Paul writes or not. We are sanctified by the work of the Cross or not. It is by His effort all is done or it is not. ALL of God’s promises are yes and amen in Jesus.
If you have any more questions Email me.
|20||Did appearance change with language?||Gen 2:7||Asis||85339|
|I'm glad you took it in the way it was given. Your question are really good ones. I'm working on Mark 10:30 right now
|Result pages: [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ] Next > Last  >>|