SONS OF GOD II

 

In my previous post SONS OF GOD I, we focused on Angels as sons of God. Angels are considered sons in the sense that they owe their existence to God, have a personal and special relationship with God, and definitely possess some key characteristics of God.

A son refers to the identity of a male offspring due to his personal and special relationship with his parent. In this post, we shall be looking at Adam as a son of God.

“The son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God”.

Luke 3:37-38

ADAM THE SON OF GOD

Adam was the son of God due to his personal and special relationship with God. When God expressed His intention to create man, He was very expressive in the kind of personality He was going to bring out, definitely, it wasn’t going to be as an angel.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and overall the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

 

Genesis 1:26-27

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

Genesis 5:1-2

So God purposed to create a human being just like Himself. The word human, ‘hu’-‘man’ according to Dr Myles Munroe of blessed memories, is a hybrid word (two words joined together). Humus: earth, clay or sand and Man: spirit. Adam was a HUMUS-MAN, a spirit dwelling in a physical body, heaven in earth vessel.

Adam looked like God, it was God’s idea, he was the son of God with an earthly body to carry out his Papa’s mission on the earth. Children have always been the extensions of their parents; agents of extensions into the future. In other words, parents continue to live on through their children even after their departure from this life. Wherever your child goes, he represents you fully. Adam was an extension of God upon the earth.

‘God was duplicated in man, leaving the man with all divine attributes that would make him operate like the true son of his father. If sons of men are men, then it follows that sons of God are gods. Like, will always beget like’.
David O. Oyedepo, Releasing The Supernatural.

Just like mothers bring forth their children into this world, God also brought forth Adam into existence. When he walked through the Garden of Eden, he wasn’t taking those steps as one of the creatures of God, he was evidently the son of God. He carried the authority and power of his father to execute his daddy’s will on earth.

Adam had no iota of doubt whatsoever about his belongingness to Papa God. He carried the DNA of God in him, the all things are possible genes were are work in him. He had no fears, no inferiority, no lack, no limits.

GOD’S MANY CHILDREN

When God brought forth his first son, Adam, He was also equally able to have brought forth every other human being, there’s no impossibility with Him, but He didn’t do that. He had intended for his first born Adam to bring forth the rest of his children and that was part of why He introduced Eve, his wife.

MUTANT CHILDREN

Adam had in him the very genes of God and would transfer this same gene over to the children of God he was to bring forth. Unfortunately, this did not happen. Before he brought forth his first child, he had changed into a mutant.

A mutant is that which becomes different from others of the same kind because of a change in its genetic structure. God’s DNA in Adam became corrupt. There was a dramatic alteration in the structure of the genes of Adam. Don’t forget that Adam was a spirit living in the physical body. There was no great change in his physical structure. Any deficiency that was recorded in his physical structure later was as a result of a defect in his spirit.

ADAM’S CHILDREN

And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth.
Genesis 5:3

Though Adam was made in the image and likeness of God, he lost that, acquired a new one before he started bringing forth children. These children possessed the newly acquired image and likeness which their father acquired from Satan.

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Genesis 6:5-6

As a result, the children Adam brought forth were spiritually dead children of the devil.

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. 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.
Romans 5:14, 17

This is the condition of all human beings: spiritual death. Would you want to be spiritually aligned to God to become his child?

Please pray this prayer out now:

‘Lord Jesus, I come to you today. I am a sinner, I cannot help myself. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with your precious blood. Deliver me from sin and Satan, to serve the living God. Today, Lord Jesus, I accept you as my Lord and my Saviour. Thank you for saving me! Now I know, I am born again!’

 If you have prayed this prayer in faith, you are born again, saved, a child of God.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them, that believe on his name

1John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. As simple as it may seem to you, you are saved or born again by this prayer of faith. You have been restored to sonship. Get a bible if you don’t have one yet and start reading it for yourself. May the Holy Spirit also be your guide.

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SONS OF GOD I



For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

Romans 8:19

There are sons of God in hiding or hibernation in this world.

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

1John 3:1

The fact that we have the privilege to be referred to as sons of God is an explicit expression of the Father's love for us. But we can only best appreciate this conferment of the name sons of God when we come to really understand who a son of God is and what it actually means to become a son of God.

Then King Nebuchadnezzar, full of fear and wonder, got up quickly, and said to his wise men, Did we not put three men in cords into the fire? and they made answer and said to the king, True, O King. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Daniel 3:24-25

King Nebuchadnezzar had some form of revelation about the son of God in the fire.

From scriptures, four personalities are referred to as the son or sons of God: Angels, Adam, Jesus Christ, and Believers. In this blog series, I shall be taking you through each of these persons and my real intention is to show you who you really are in the sight of God.

A son refers to the identity of a male offspring due to his personal and special relationship with his parent.

SONS OF GOD I: ANGELS



Angels are spirit beings and yet very real. Spirits are as real and tangible as any physical thing if not more real.

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Job 1:6

Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

Job 2:1

When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:7

Sons of God gathered and Satan also was there. He also showed up in his capacity as a son of God. If Satan is an angel, a fallen one at that, and a son of God, then angels are sons of God in their own right. Angels are considered sons in the sense that they owe their existence to God, have a personal and special relationship with God, and definitely possess some key characteristics of God.

Then King Nebuchadnezzar, full of fear and wonder, got up quickly, and said to his wise men, Did we not put three men in cords into the fire? and they made answer and said to the king, True, O King. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men lose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said, Blessed, be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered the servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and have yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

King Nebuchadnezzar saw the son of God in the fire with the three Hebrew boys he had thrown into the fiery fire. In his continual expression of admiration towards the God of heaven, he makes plain that the son of God he referred to was an angel of God.

THEY ARE SPIRIT BEINGS

And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

Hebrews 1:7

Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Psalms 104:4

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

2Kings 2:11

And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

2Kings 6:17

THEY EXCEL IN STRENGTH

Bless the LORD, ye his angels that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Psalms 103:20

THEY LISTEN AND ACT ON THE VOICE OF THE WORD

Bless the LORD, ye his angels that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Psalms 103:20

THEY ARE MINISTERS

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?

Hebrews 1:14

Angels as sons of God do the pleasure of God all through their existence. As heirs of salvation, angels have the task of ministering for us. For angels to minister for you from today, you ought to possess salvation by giving your life to Jesus Christ.

Please pray this prayer out now:

‘Lord Jesus, I come to you today. I am a sinner, I cannot help myself. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with your precious blood. Deliver me from sin and Satan, to serve the living God. Today, Lord Jesus, I accept you as my Lord and my Saviour. Thank you for saving me! Now I know, I am born again!’

 If you have prayed this prayer in faith, you are born again, saved, a child of God.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them, that believe on his name

1John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. As simple as it may seem to you, you are saved or born again by this prayer of faith. You have been restored to sonship. Get a bible if you don’t have one yet and start reading it for yourself. May the Holy Spirit also be your guide.

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OVERCOMING THE FIRST OBSTACLE: INERTIA

 


Why have we not applied most of the laws we were taught in physics (science) class meaningfully to our day to day lives? Could it be partly because most of the people who discovered these laws were themselves deep in academic and scientific worlds and therefore we respectfully quietly leave these laws in their science and engineering fields? But I don’t think these laws: gravity, flotation, incident and reflected rays and others are not more scientific than they are natural basic laws for humans.

Newton’s 1st law of motion: "A body remains in a state of rest or constant motion unless acted upon by an external force".

This law can perfectly apply to an author or any other field of endeavour. An author will continue to stare at his empty bookshelf until he decides that he’s had enough emptiness and then takes an action that breaks this state of inactiveness. The writer who wrote and published one book in ten years will have two books in twenty years and if he manages to remain alive doing the same thing, in the same way, will have his third book in thirty years unless he decides to do something different about his situation. 


I published and launched my first book in 2009. Some external forces acted upon me (complacency, disappointment at the sales rate, ignorance, the thought of total failure and other related factors) and placed me into peaceful rest, never to resurrect my writing career again. 

In 2019, I listened to Dr Myles Munroe on How to write your book and publish it. That started a new fire about writing in me. In 2020, I stumbled on Joanna Penn, then Tom Corson-Knowles and several others. These two persons were like the two great wings of an eagle that carried me out of my death bed (writing inactiveness). Once again I was acted upon by these external forces to break that state of author inactivity. 

In June 2020 I started a title, by November 2020, I had successfully self-published my book BEWARE OF FOOLS (Escaping the Web of Wrong Association) on Amazon in Kindle and print book formats. You may check out more about this book on this link: https://amzn.to/35SxUQD I concurrently did the same with my first book, SEASONAL DYNAMICS https://amzn.to/38WLUKV. A body indeed remains in a state of rest or constant motion unless acted upon by an external force indeed.

You might still be dreaming of writing your first book, actually writing at a very slow pace or might currently be headed for a certain direction now. For you to experience any kind of change at any of these stages as an author, you must be acted upon by an external force. This external force could come in the form of motivation by simply looking at the several books J. F. Penn or Tom Corson-Knowles have on display on their website. 


Motivation could also come to you through reading books that speak to authors, listening to podcasts on author careers, taking a course in authoring and several others. Knowledge: updated how-to-do information will also do you much good as an author. If you can write one complete book, then you can as well write 2, and 4, and then 8, 16, and even 20. You will keep writing until you are acted upon by an external force (self-doubt, fear of sudden success or a feeling of complacency).

I trust you will be encouraged by this post: OVERCOMING INERTIA to arise and do what you ought to do to become relevant in this life. Contact me and let me know what you are able to do after reading my post. Feel free to leave a comment below in the comment box.

WHY WE EXIST

 



PURPOSE:

TO KNOW CHRIST AS LORD AND MAKE HIM KNOWN

VISION:

TO SEE PEOPLE COME TO PERSONAL FAITH IN CHRIST, GETTING COMMITTED TO KNOWING THE WRITTEN WORD AND LIVING A SPIRIT-LED LIFE TO ACCESS THE REVEALED WORD TO ENHANCE THEIR WALK OF LIBERTY IN CHRIST.

MISSION:

SHARING CHRIST. RAISING TRULY FREE BELIEVERS.

VALUES:

1.       WE VALUE THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD AS THE MANUAL FOR HUMAN LIFE.

 

2.       THE POWER OF INFORMATION AS THE ONLY IMMUNITY AGAINST ANY FORM OF DEFORMITY.

 

 

3.       SELF-DEVELOPMENT AS A MEANS TO ANY MEANINGFUL AND LASTING DEVELOPMENT.

 

4.       THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN TEACHING THE WORD.

 

 

5.       THE POWER OF TRUTH (REVEALED WORD) BECAUSE IT DETERMINES OUR LIBERTIES IN LIFE.

THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

In my previous post: RIGHTEOUSNESS III, we saw that is through the substitutionary sacrificial death of Christ and our believing that the father declared us righteous. We also established that this act of God brought us justification and it is our constant and conscious effort through His grace to live a sanctified life that makes us holy. Kindly go back and read for better understanding. In this final RIGHTEOUSNESS SERIES post, I shall as promised, deal with the Breastplate of Righteousness.

THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD

“Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in the high places”.

Ephesians 6: 11 – 12

There is an ongoing battle of which you are involved whether you are aware of it or not as a child of God. Satan’s ultimate objective is to make you a miserable Christian. He intends to move you to a place where God’s provisions will not make meaning to you. However, your knowledge and understanding of this warfare and an insight into the whole armour of God with you will always actualize the victory of Jesus over Satan in your life.

If your understanding of the “wrestle” does not line up with the whole counsel of God’s Word, you will give the devil an advantage over you.

The whole armour, which God has provided, is to stand against the wiles of the devil”

WILES OF THE DEVIL

The personalities we are involved with in this wrestle are not as important as the wiles they are coming against us with.

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices”

2Corinthians 2:11

Wiles are methods of persuasion that cleverly tricks you into acting in a certain way. This is all the devil has. The accuser will use very cleverly mapped up tricks that should successfully persuade you into thinking and accepting that you are not right with God. His wiles are his devices, schemes, strategies and deceptions.

Satan’s agents have Satan’s wiles, we as God’s children have God’s whole complete armour.

The whole armour of God will give you the ability to stand against the wiles of the devil.

“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand”.

Ephesians 6: 13

Taking unto you the whole armour of God is what will engrace you to withstand in the evil day.

THE ACCUSER

The Devil is the arch-enemy of every child of God among other names, he is also called THE ACCUSER of the brethren. This name helps us to understand one of his strategies of accomplishing his mission of stealing, killing and destroying.

“And, I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is not cast down, which accused them before our God day and night”

Revelation 12: 10

He is “the” accuser not “an” accuser. Any other personality that accuses is under the influence of the accuser.

An accuser is one who blames another for a wrong done or finding and pointing out the faults of others. That is who the devil is and that is what he does.

“And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him”.

And the LORD said unto Satan. The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and stood before the angel.

And he answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying, take ay the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold I have caused your iniquity to pass from thee and I will clothe thee with a change of raiment”

Zechariah 3: 1 – 4

Joshua the High Priest stood before the Lord with a filthy garment on, Satan, the accuser was there to resist him. The Lord said unto Joshua, I have forgiven you of your wrong. This means that Satan was there to accuse him of the wrong but the Lord rebuked him.

Accusations always have to do with wrongs or faults. It could be a true or false accusation. It has only one source, the devil. His purpose is to resist you by throwing you out of your right standing with God.

“Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?”

Job 1:9

You may be wondering why the devil does not mind his business. But the truth is, that is his business, picking on people one after the other.

Heaven was glad when the accuser was thrown out of there. The accuser is now here with us. He may not necessarily have to go to heaven to accuse you before the Lord as he did with Joshua and Job; he’ll come to you directly and accuse you to your face.

That is his name, as his name is, so is he. Remember, the devil is a professional accuser he does not play around with his work; he will execute it with skill and precision.

No matter how real the voice of the accuser may sound to you, know that it is a wile, and it was meant to persuade you out of God’s presence, it is a clever TRICK specially designed for you by the devil.

Every time you feel disqualified from God’s love, failure, spiritual weakness filthy, a strong sense of guilt, even after you have confessed your sins to God, know that the devil is strongly at work and is about to win this battle. These are the wiles of the accuser, what you feel is exactly what the clever tricks were meant to accomplish in you.

When I was very young in the faith, I made a pledge to God to live a pure moral life. I got out of my sleep one day realized I had a wet dream. I felt very unclean, touching my bible was a terrible thing for me to do let alone going to church. You see, these were wiles of the devil to move me out of my position in Christ to a very miserable state.

Wiles are not truth; they are lies, clever tricks prepared to persuade you out of your right standing with God and to take advantage of you.

Has there ever been a time in your life where you wanted to do something worthwhile for God but you felt disqualified and thought: “If only I had been very righteous from Monday to yesterday Saturday, I would have been more qualified to do this thing successfully today Sunday”. That was the wile of the devil; he rubbed you out of the result your faith would have commanded for you. Don’t give in to his wiles, put on the whole amour of God to be able to stand against them.

THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil …and having on the breastplate of righteousness” 

Ephesians 6: 11, 13

The whole armour is the only provision God has provided for the believer to stand against the wiles of the devil. Any other thing will not prevail. By the armour, we can detect the cleverly tricky methods of the devil and also stand our grounds.

As the accuser, he operates by clever accusing tricks against the believer. I think the devil is too subtle to accuse you falsely. His accusations against you may have footholds on you, but you know what? It is the LORD who has caused your iniquity to pass away from you like Joshua.

It is the breastplate of righteousness that enables no prevail against his fierce condemnation. There is no spiritual metallic breastplate we put on during times of prayers. Paul only uses the term “breastplate” for them to understand and comprehend the essence of their righteousness in Christ. The audience of Paul in Ephesus was familiar with the breastplate of the military and therefore understood it better. When the military man puts on the breastplate for battle, he walks chest out, he can’t be bent, and by this stature, he appears bold and confident in battle. The Bible relates the righteousness of a believer to the breastplate because righteousness is connected to the boldness of a lion.

“…But the righteous are bold as a lion”

Proverbs 28: 1

As a believer, you are a righteous man. This does not mean you are perfect. It means that you have trusted in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. A sinner is any human being who does not believe in the finished work of Christ. You are not a righteous man because you are trying to stay away from sin. It’s a good thing to do but that is not what makes you a righteous person before God.

When Paul said;  “…having on the breastplate of righteousness”, he was implying that let the knowledge, awareness and consciousness of your right standing with God fill and possess you all day.

HOW TO PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

1)      Know that you are righteous, it is not blasphemy.

2)      Be aware of your right standing with God for Christ’s sake.

3)      Be conscious; don’t be absent-minded of where you stand before God.

4)      Declare audibly always: ‘I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus’

It is the only thing that can enable you to resist the wiles of the accuser. Put it on always.

‘For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart and knoweth all things.

 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God’.

1John 3:20-21

Beloved, if our heart condemns us not, then our confidence towards God is retained. The accuser's wiles are therefore targeted at causing unrest and uneasiness in our hearts. Your breastplate covers your chest that is where your heart is.

“For he put on righteousness as a breastplate…”

Isaiah. 59: 17

Your knowledge, awareness and consciousness of your right standing will keep your heart at rest despite whatever the devil accuses you of. Put it on always.

This provision and many others will be made available and accessible to children of God. Will like to give your life to God today by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour? Then pray this prayer after me:

Father, I come to you today just as I am, I have found my greatest challenge today i.e. I have no right standing with you because of the condemnation that passed unto all human beings. Save me as I open my heart and accept Jesus today as my Lord and Saviour. Thank you for saving me and giving a right standing in your presence today. Amen.

As simple as it may seem to you, you are saved or born again by this prayer of faith. You have been restored to the right place before God. Get a bible if you don’t have one yet and start reading it for yourself. May the Holy Spirit also be your guide.

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RIGHTEOUSNESS III


In my previous post: RIGHTEOUSNESS II, we saw that since man couldn’t come before God without feeling guilty and inferior, he lost four other things (peace, boldness, immortality and joy). We looked at man establishing his righteousness due to his ignorance of God’s righteousness. We concluded by examining the two kinds of righteousness: righteousness by law and righteousness by faith. Kindly go back and read for better understanding.

In this post, we shall be focusing on how we become the righteousness of God through faith and how we build on that foundation to live a holy life.

HOW HE MADE US RIGHTEOUS


Any effort by a man in his strength to be pleasing to God can never meet God’s standard. All those futile efforts put in by man is so repulsive in God’s nostrils and so He detests it. The nicest of all human beings is an abomination to God. The ultimate objective of god’s plan for man was to restore him to his right standing with him. When he lost his righteousness, everything else went along with it. When a man is restored to righteousness, every other thing comes along with it. Psalms 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

God had to restore man to righteousness before any other thing. But how was he going to do that?

JESUS’ SUBSTITUTIONAL SACRIFICE

2Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

He made him. God the Father made Jesus to BECOME SIN FOR US and yet he knew no sin. Why? So the WE might BECOME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS of God in Christ.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

None of the things Jesus went through by way of suffering and shame was on his account. All those were processes of making us take upon ourselves his right standing with the Father God as he took our place.

1Peter 3:18 ¶ For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit

Numerous bible scriptures confirm this

Romans 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

1Peter 2:22, 24 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

1John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

God played His role by providing for us the most perfect sacrifice, His only begotten son.

ONLY BELIEVE

Our only role in becoming God’s righteousness in Christ is to believe in the finished work of the cross.

Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

We believe with the heart unto righteousness. What are we to believe with our hearts? ‘…And shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead’ Ro 10:9 this means accepting wholeheartedly that the finished work of Jesus is enough to make you righteous before the FATHER God.

NEW CREATION

2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

When you believe in the finished work of Christ on the cross and are made the righteousness of God in Christ, the Word declares that you become a new creature. The old things including your old state of unrighteousness become a thing of the past and everything become new.

The Amplified Bible puts it better:

2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any person is (ingrafted) in Christ (the Messiah), he is a new creation (a new creature altogether): old (previous moral and spiritual condition) has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

Will you become more new in Christ as the days go by? Will you become more righteous today than you were yesterday? No! It is either you are righteous or you are not righteous. It is absolute.

PURSUING HOLINESS

Righteousness is justification and holiness is sanctification. You must first of all be justified by God before you sanctify yourself. If a court declares a person guilty, there is no amount of work the person does to justify him, except the same court comes back to acquit and discharge him. After the court discharges a man, it is now up to him to go and live a life free of crime.

After God justifies you, it’s now left to you to live a sanctified life.

Romans 12:9 …Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

2Corinthians 6:14-18, 7:1 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

DOES A RIGHTEOUS PERSON SIN?

1John 2:1 ¶ My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

God does not want the righteous person to sin but he has put together a remedy for it. It is similar to any ship on the seas. The engineer does not intend for troubles on the ocean but he has provided life jackets in the ship. Why? Your guess is good as mine.

The righteous man does not enjoy falling into sin because he loses his joy anytime he sins. What should you do when you sin?

1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

*CONFESS YOUR SINS TO GOD

When a criminal is even caught red-handed in a crime, he is still given a fair hearing in court and permitted to plead guilty or not guilty himself. Similarly, God knows it when you sin but you must still confess before him.

THE MENTAL BATTLE BEFORE THE CONFESSION IS MADE:

  • It is not a sin, after all, everybody does it. Your mind may even come up with names of more spiritual people who did worse things.
  • Okay, even if it is a sin, somebody caused it, it’s not your fault.
  • But even if I ask for forgiveness, will I be forgiven? Don’t you think God is tired of your numerous sins and confessions?

Never attempt to live the next minute of your life with unconfessed sin. It is dangerous and very risky. Stop the argument in your mind and go before God now and confess any known sin and He will take care of the unknown ones.

*RECEIVE HIS FORGIVENESS AND CLEANSING

After you confess your sins to God, Satan will laugh at you in your mind. You think by simply confessing, God has forgiven you? Look at the seriousness of your sin and you think by just a simple confession God will let you off the hook? Dear reader, Satan is very bad and crafty, don’t follow him.

God has committed Himself to forgive and you and cleansing you IF ONLY YOU WILL CONFESS IT. He adds that He is FAITHFUL and JUST.

The Amplified Bible puts it this way

1 John 1:9 If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose].

This provision and many others will be made available and accessible to children of God. Will like to give your life to God today by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour? Then pray this prayer after me:

Father, I come to you today just as I am, I have found my greatest challenge today i.e. I have no right standing with you because of the condemnation that passed unto all human beings. Save me as I open my heart and accept Jesus today as my Lord and Saviour. Thank you for saving me and giving a right standing in your presence today. Amen.

As simple as it may seem to you, you are saved or born again by this prayer of faith. You have been restored to the right place before God. Get a bible if you don’t have one yet and start reading it for yourself. May the Holy Spirit also be your guide.

In living this life of holiness, God reveals to us that Satan deals with us as the Accuser of the brethren. We have therefore been provided us with the whole armour of God. In my last and final post in this series, I shall be dealing with the breastplate of righteousness. Until then, be strong in your new-found position.