Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Saved Sinners SIN NO MORE Called to SERVE
The wages of sin is DEATH. The soul that sins will DIE, will PERISH. Jesus Christ came to take away the sins of the world. He came to FREE us from the bondage of sin. If we believe in Jesus Christ and we OBEY Him and we REPENT of sin, He PARDONS us and He makes us children of God, He gives of His Spirit in us to guide us and to teach us so that we will live in righteousness and IN the WILL OF GOD.
Many people claim to be SAVED but they are still SINNERS, they are not saved, they are DOOMED. If we are saved by Jesus Christ then we OBEY Him and we SIN NO MORE BECAUSE WE ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, The Holy Spirit, and if we do not have the Holy Spirit we do not belong to God, then we do not belong to Jesus Christ and we are DOOMED. If we do not follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit and OBEY Him we will PERISH. The Holy Spirit guides us into all truth, into holiness and righteousness and into doing the will of God.
The KEY to being a child of God is HAVING the Spirit of God which the apostle Paul wrote about in Romans 8. Read with me form Romans 8:1.
“1Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are IN Christ Jesus.” What does Paul mean by this? Being IN Christ Jesus means BEING IN HIS WILL, being LED by His Spirit.
Verse 2 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4so that the REQUIREMENT OF THE LAW MIGHT BE FULFILLED IN US, WHO DO NOT WALK ACCORDING TO THE FLESH BUT ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.” What is he saying here? He says that it was impossible for man to obey and keep the requirements of the LAW but Jesus Christ came and He SET US FREE from the bondage of sin and He gave His Spirit in us so that we can fulfill the requirements of the LAW , we CAN STOP SINNING. We can be FREE FROM SIN. Why? Because we are living according to the Spirit. We follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Verse 5 "For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8and those who are in the flesh cannot please God." If we live according to our fleshly desires we cannot please God, then we will SIN. And then we are in enmity with God but if we LISTEN to the Holy Spirit and OBEY Him we will SIN NO MORE, we will DO the WILL OF GOD.
Most believers live according to their FLESH. They go after their fleshly desires and that is why they cannot stop sinning. Most of them do not have the Holy Spirit because they have not accepted Jesus Christ. Others have accepted Jesus but they have turned their back on Him and they live according to the flesh, they sin and they live in immorality and that is why they will perish.
Verse 9 "However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."
The problem with most believers is that they do not have the Holy Spirit and that is why they are not able to obey the law of God. They are spiritually DEAD. They are nto children of God as Paul writes in verse 9. "But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him."
If the Spirit of Christ is in you He EMPOWERS you, He gives you the POWER to stand against the whiles of the devil, He gives you the POWER to RESIST satan and to STOP SINNING and to DO the will of God. But if you do not have the Holy Spirit you ARE NOT OF Jesus Christ, you are bound by satan, you are in the flesh and not in the Spirit. You are living as a mere man, not as a child of God.
we read in verse 12 "So then, brethren, WE ARE UNDER OBLIGATION," He is talking about those who have received the Holy Spirit.
"WE ARE UNDER OBLIGATION,NOT TO THE FLESH, TO LIVE ACCORDING TO THE FLESH— 13FOR IF YOU ARE LIVING ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, YOU MUST DIE; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” 16The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him."
Those who have ACCEPTED Jesus Christ and have REPENTED, have BEEN BORN AGAIN of the Spirit of God, have been BAPTIZED IN WATER and have RECEIVED the BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT are under OBLIGATION to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to LISTEN to Him and to OBEY Him and to DO the will of God or else they will PERISH. If they live according to their own desires and ambitions and do the desires of the flesh, if they SIN, they will PERISH. If they DISOBEY Jesus Christ and DO NOT OBEY the will of God they will perish! If Jesus Christ called you to be a son of God YOU MUST GO, YOU MUST FOLLOW HIM or else you will perish, you will end up in hell. Many have been called by God but they did not answer to the call, THEY WILL PERISH.
We have to live according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is not optional, it is AN OBLIGATION. If you are a child of God you obey God and you do the will of God. And if you do not obey the will of God you will get CUT OFF. Every branch in Christ that does not bear good fruit will get CUT OFF AND BURNED. You have to be led by the Holy Spirit and DO the will of God or else you ARE USELESS for the kingdom of God. you will get KICKED OUT, you will get CUT OFF, you will get BURNED. Either you do the will of God or you will get CUT OFF. You are UNDER OBLIGATION to do the will of God. Every child of God is under obligation to live according to the Spirit of God and if you are not living according to the Spirit and obeying the guidance of the Holy Spirit you will PERISH.
He says: 11"WE ARE UNDER OBLIGATION,NOT TO THE FLESH, TO LIVE ACCORDING TO THE FLESH— 13FOR IF YOU ARE LIVING ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, YOU MUST DIE;
You have to be led by the Spirit of God. It is not just a matter of STOP SINNING, it is a matter of DOING the will of God , FOLLOWING Jesus Christ and fulfilling the calling with which He has called you.
If the gospel of Jesus Christ has come to you then HE IS CALLING YOU to FOLLOW HIM and if you reject Him He will reject you when you stand before Him . He will say to you: "GO AWAY I NEVER KNEW YOU, I DO NOT KNOW WHERE YOU ARE FROM."
Have you answered the call? Are you FOLLOWING Jesus Christ or are you just still struggling with sin? You have to be led by the Spirit of God and DO the will of God or else you will PERISH. It is not just a matter of STOP SINNING, it is a matter of DOING the will of God and being a child of God or else you are a child of satan and you will PERISH.
Are you a child of God or are you DOOMED? Get serious with Jesus, REPENT of sin, be baptized in water, seek the infilling with His Holy Spirit and FOLLOW the guidance of His Spirit every day of your life until the very end or else you are not suitable for the kingdom of heaven. There is no easy way to get into the kingdom of heaven. Follow Jesus Christ an d OBEY Him or you will perish. Seek Jesus NOW before it is for ever too late.
May Jesus bless you.