Friday, July 10, 2009

What Are You To Do with Your Sin?

There are professing ‘Christians’ who do not believe because they have chosen others as their mediators between God and man.

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. 1 Timothy 2:1-6.

There are but two basic thoughts that every Believer and Follower of Christ must consider. Everything else is not subject to, but is supported by them in daily life.
1. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; Ephesians 2:8.
2. Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25.

Believers are who they are in Christ because of that initial step of faith by recognizing that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord of daily living. Without that first understanding of Christ and Savior of life, nothing else follows except for a hollow attempt to be what one cannot do without the reconciliation of Christ at the Cross.

Christians are only able to remain as Believers because of the work of the Mediator in daily life as He stands for them receiving their daily petitions for the forgiveness of today’s sin. We find in 1 John 1:8-9, If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

He provides salvation for every professing and participating Believer at the Cross and enables the reconciliation there to continue because of the fact that He now stands as our Mediator and Sustainer of life. It is after reconciliation that life as a Believer really becomes difficult. This is so because when life is encountered as a Believer, all sorts of troubles and difficulties are discovered that were not previously known. These temptations most often cannot be avoided, but they can be conquered by the Holy Spirit who resides in the heart of every Believer.

Take a look at what Paul writes, But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:17-20.

You see, it is the work of the Holy Spirit that gives us recognition of our Sin. Just as Jesus told His disciples before physically leaving this earth, “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;” John 16:7-8.

What Are You To Do With Your Sin? Take them to Mediator instead of the person who stands between you and Him who rightfully stands between you and God…..

Remember that one cannot take a short statement like this and say "I have found it." Study the Bible faithfully in order to find the truth found in it.....

Jesus is Lord

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