Paul says in Romans
6th chapter, verses 11 and 12, that a few think more of the sins they
they do of being alive in God.
How can you be alive in
or with God if sin still exists in you? You can't! That's why in
that's bad for you has been taken away, taken out of the picture entirely.
Some people are still connected
to a Christianity involving 'motivation by sin'; that is "I have sin in
my life so I need to study, pray, go to church, do good works and fellowship
to get off sinning". They are in effect 'obeying sin'.(Romans
6:12,20), as sin therefor is the
dominant concern of the mind, so things like this are thought: 'I must
not sin', 'I must become pure', 'I must fellowship more', etc., the impetus
for these thoughts being 'sin'.
Sin hurts, so why think about
it? Such is the type of Christianity where those in it see that they must
somehow get rid of that which He already has removed. These are
the ones who appear detached from
the vibrant life in Christ. Sincere
and dedicated as they may be, they have been hoodwinked.
They have been taken a ways down the river
of no return. They are dying unto sin constantly,
because they have just not been taught what Christ was all about:.Romans
6:10 "For in that he died, he died unto sin once,
but in that he lives, he lives unto God.".And
so should we: 2Corinthians 5:15.
Some live with feelings
that almost their every thought and deed is a reason for God to reject
So, sin is
still alive, to them, but they are those who are concerned about what is
going on in their lives.
They are concerned
about what's happening to them, even though they may be still yielding
They are still
allowing sin to have dominion as a motivating factor toward righteousness:.Romans
But, they are
and because of that, are on the pathway toward greater things:.1Corinthians
2:9. They are still experiencing life at the level which
includes the good and the bad.
Some men and women, especially
feeling and often religious
people, think more about how to stop sinning in order to be right with
God, than they do living
freely from the heart as the Infinite One intends for them.(Romans
8:2), not realizing that.Emmanuel
has made them right.with
God and the Great Infinite Intelligence of the universe will never reject
13:5 ".....for he has said, I will never
leave you, nor forsake you."
may leave off from that, but it's one's
own choice. The Creator never
overrides one's choices.
Humans need to come to see
that the heart is not just a physical organ, but has spiritual functioning,
that of wisdom and feeling, a feeling that is more of an intuition;
not an emotional
feeling, for emotions follow
thought. And what is an emotion
but your feeling.
If Emmanuel has made one
right with God, why focus upon anything that tells a person that they are
still not quite good enough, still a sinner, needing to 'root out sin'
with God?, tossing out the gift.(Romans
has been given you, preferring instead to live
by one's own righteousness.
Spiritual persons believing
like this, have been bewitched
into a 'saved and then please God by works' philosophy, another doctrine
of the dark side, a doctrin of the devil submerging and bypassing works
of one's heart.
Why join those believing
the 'twice dead' philosophy, dead to sin once and then convinced still
alive to it and must work to keep it dead:.Jude
6:15 Paul says 'We should not be thinking this way because we are no
longer under the law, meaning here the tenets
of the Mosaic Law. We should
no longer be "after the law" or 'a product of its influence':.Romans
The law was there to show
7:7), but not how to get close
to Him. Now we are dead to the lawkeeping to become righteour.(Romans
7:1-6,8), instead living by grace?
Romans 6:16 Paul is saying 'Don't you understand that if you know.(Romans
you are righteous, you are approved of God and if you think that you are
unrighteous, then worthy of death?'
And by thinking like this,
it is just the same as if Christ was not in your hearts.(Romans
you are making provision for the flesh to again get yourself right with
God in case you may sin:.Romans
13:14. Whosoever figures he is a sinner has some law to measure himself
by and thus will be ashamed, but not so with those of faith:.Romans
12:2 says 'do not let life dictate to you what you should think of
yourself. Instead, know what is the truth about you, that you are in the
God family thanks to Christ and can be nothing else but holy, righteous
Romans 6:17,18 Paul is saying 'Obey from the heart the truth of what
you are in God now'.
7:5 says that we are no longer in the flesh.(if
we are in the Spirit and we are if Christ's nature of love is in us).if
law that said you are a sinner because...).is
Paul in Romans
7:10 says in
essence, that 'one would have thought that the commandments would have
given life, but they brought death'.
7:12,13 Paul says the law was holy as it came from God, but God had
designed it to show man that he could never be right with God without something
greater, Christ. Then he would have the same consciousness of the Creator.
Come to comprehend what
7:14 says that the law was spiritual; God made it, but God also made
So the law was designed to
show man that he needed something greater than the law to be righteous
in God's eyes and receive all the blessings that God wanted man to have.
Paul calls the law good:.Romans
7:16. But mixing it with man was not good. So what good was it for
man? Not good! Not good in that it was useless for God's ultimate purpose
for man. Not good in that it brought man nothing but death. Not good in
that it could not take away sin.(only
covered it). Not good in that it could
not change the heart of man. It was good for one thing; that of being a
law designed by God for a specific purpose, a purpose that pointed to something
greater, Christ. It was designed by God to be put away and be replaced
by the much greater good things that.were