|Pride today from thinking they are keeping the law!
God's Blessings Based on Their Walk?
They apparently think they can actually 'sin no more.'
After all, Jesus taught... "go, and sin no
more." John 8:11
I have seen a outward 'pride' in my
many conversations with those who believe they are following IN Christ's
footsteps, or those who believe they are 'being like Christ' as many preachers
say they should be - or even just those folks like 7th Day Adventists who
really believe that even after they are saved, they are keeping the law.
Or... they have a great time of confession
claiming I John 1:9, etc.
They are proud of themselves as they
say that God is 'blessing' their lives with answer to prayer / there
is 'power' in their prayers for others, etc.
Gospel Law keepers!
Yes, they have a godliness about them,
but it certainly isn't according to Scriptures.
3:5 - Having a form of godliness,
but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
They WERE told to keep the law, etc.
in the gospels, but we are not told to keep the law today as we live in
Paul's dispensation of grace!
The 'Ten" or all
the others, too?
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but
one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
An honest and
Luke 8:15 -
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart,
having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Hear what part
of the word of God?
- But he said, Yea rather, blessed are
they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Never see death?
- Verily, verily, I say unto you, If
a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
If we love him?
A pastoral guilt trip?
- If ye love me, keep my commandments.
How does He manifest
- He that hath my commandments, and keepeth
them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of
my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
just messages, etc.?
- Jesus answered and said unto him, If
a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and
we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Do they even hear
- He that loveth me not keepeth not my
sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which
Imitate / be like
- If ye keep my commandments, ye shall
abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide
in his love.
And yet, Jesus even knew that nobody
was truly keeping the law then, and there is certainly no one keeping the
John 7:19 -
not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go
ye about to kill me?
and we know today!
Keepers of the Law Today? Why?
Paul knew they didn't keep the law back
- For neither they themselves who
are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that
they may glory in your flesh.
Why would anyone today think they are
actually keeping the law - even more so, why would they not want to try
knowing what the Risen Christ teaches?
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that
understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone
out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that
doeth good, no, not one.
- Therefore by the deeds of the law there
shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge
- Therefore we conclude that a man is justified
by faith without the deeds of the law.
- Knowing that a man is not justified by
the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed
in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and
not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh
- But that no man is justified by the law
in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
- Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster
to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
are delivered from the law!
- But now we are delivered from the law,
that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of
spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
- For I through the law am dead to the
law, that I might live unto God.
- I do not frustrate the grace of God:
for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. I am
crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth
in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of
the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
- For Christ is the end of the law for
righteousness to every one that believeth.
- Because the law worketh wrath: for where
no law is, there is no transgression.
2:14-15 - Blotting out the handwriting
of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it
out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities
and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
- For I through the law am dead to the
law, that I might live unto God.
- Christ hath redeemed us from the curse
of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every
one that hangeth on a tree:
also should have that confidence!
- Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching
those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence,
no man forbidding him.
10:2 - But I beseech you, that I may not
be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be
bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
- In whom we have boldness and access with
confidence by the faith of him.
3:3 - For we are the circumcision, which
worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence
in the flesh.
had a joy!
And not only so, but we also joy in God
through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
- For the kingdom of God is not meat and
drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
- Now the God of hope fill you with all
joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power
of the Holy Ghost.
1:24 - Not for that we have dominion over
your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
2:3 - And I wrote this same unto you, lest,
when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice;
having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
7:4 - Great is my boldness of speech toward
you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding
joyful in all our tribulation.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
1:25 - And having this confidence, I know
that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy
1:11 - Strengthened with all might, according
to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
1:6 - And ye became followers of us, and
of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith
is spoken of throughout the whole world.
- Because that, when they knew God, they
glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their
imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
- But God be thanked, that ye were the
servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine
which was delivered you.
- 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.
- He that regardeth the day, regardeth
it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth
not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks;
and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
15:57 - But thanks be to God, which giveth
us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2:14 - Now thanks be unto God, which always
causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his
knowledge by us in every place.
4:15 - For all things are for your sakes,
that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound
to the glory of God.
1:12 - Giving thanks unto the Father, which
hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
2:7 - Rooted and built up in him, and stablished
in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
3:15 - And let the peace of God rule in
your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
3:17 - And whatsoever ye do in word or
deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the
Father by him.
Is There Anything
We Should Keep?
- I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your
reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
9:27 - But I keep under my body, and bring
it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others,
I myself should be a castaway.
11:2 - Now I praise you, brethren, that
ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them
15:2 - By which also ye are saved, if ye
keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
- Endeavouring to keep the unity of the
Spirit in the bond of peace.
I Timothy 5:22
- Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither
be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
I Timothy 6:14
- That thou keep this commandment without
spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
I Timothy 6:20
- O Timothy, keep that which is committed
to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science
falsely so called:
Lord is faithful,
We Be Too?
4:7 - And the peace of God, which passeth
all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
3:3 - But the Lord is faithful, who shall
stablish you, and keep you from evil.
1:12 - For the which cause I also
suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have
believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed
unto him against that day.
Times of confidence!
Cast not away?
- For we are made partakers of Christ,
if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
because of the walk being clean enough!
- Cast not away therefore your confidence,
which hath great recompence of reward.
to prayer dependent on their clean walk!
I John 2:28
- And now, little children, abide in him;
that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed
before him at his coming.
14:12 - Here is the patience of the saints:
here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
I John 5:14
- And this is the confidence that we have
in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
Teachings If Taught Today
The above Tribulation verses would be
considered false gospel!
- But though we, or an angel from
heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached
unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If
any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let
him be accursed.