No Condemnation (2)
(…continues from part 1…)
2) Another law of promulgation: ‘Spirit of life in Christ Jesus’, of total emancipation, has through divine operation, set the Christian ‘free from the law of sin and death.’ You want to know the magnificent icing on this deal? God chose to dwell on the inside of the recipient of His redemptive plan. How safe is a family that gets a visitation from the United States’ President? How safe is a land surrounded by all the military forces of Israel, China and America? If it says, “For God so loved that He gave, that one should not perish” and a custodial stance of theological insurance finds facticity in the Divine arrangement that offers the Third Membership of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit, as the earnest (2Corinthians 1:22) of God’s absolute ownership of the redeemed, what human act of violation is evil enough to thwart the security of the omnipotent Divinity: it clearly says, “that whosoever believeth should not perish”?
Now if ‘earnest’ in this verse is arrhabōn (ar-hrab-ohn’), ‘a pledge, that is, part of the purchase-money or property given in advance as security for the rest; a caution-money, deposited by the purchaser and forfeited if the purchase is not completed.’ The earnest is the Holy Spirit; how soteriologically secured are born again children of God, knowing fully well that in financial terms, the Holy Spirit is more than eternal times and over wealthier than any amount of any mind blowing thoughts. God Himself is the downpayment for our purchase. Why would God make Himself the earnest our purchase? Is it not because the divine purchase will never run into a loss? It takes eternality to purchase an item of eternal incorruptibility. No condemnation.
1Peter 1:22-23 22) “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23) Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” That which makes the cleansed soul purified is never the excellency of moral efforts of carnality; it, certainly, is the obedience to the word of God that suffers righteousness. None can ever initiate, by his own power, the reality of soteriology. It is strictly of Divine métier; and to eternalize the security of the Christian salvific state, God cultivated the new birth with an incorruptible seed – never to be adversely affected by the corruption of Satanism. No condemnation.
The Pharisees, demanding to know of the Kingdom of God with their focus based on chronological phenomenality, Jesus subtly revealed Himself in Luke 17:21, “Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” The word ‘within’ is entos (en-tos’): ‘Within, inside; within you, i.e. in the midst of you; within you, i.e. your soul.’ When John the Baptist went about with his heralding evangelism of, “The Kingdom of God is at hand,” was the Baptizer not introducing the divine presence of the Immanuel? Had he not played hide and seek with Yeshua, his cousin, the supposedly ‘son’ of Joseph’s fatherhood when they were young lads? How come when the same Yeshua turned up for baptism – decades later – , Who needed not to be baptized, having committed not the least of sin, John trying to forbid Him and with a confused mind said, “I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me” (Matthew 3:14)? The Emmanuel of divine vaticination had eventually proved the word of Jehovah to be true!
Luke 17:21 proves that the Kingdom of Jehovah is indeed a Personage – the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Christian spiritual rejuvenation brings the divine presence of Jesus into our lives, making us carriers of the Divinity. The Divinity is eternal; therefore, His spiritual presence is equally of eternality. Dwelling inside humanity definitely changes the corruptible sinfulness of the born again and eternally places him in Christ, the Kingdom of God. Can anyone condemn God’s chosen place of His dwelling: for that is what the Christian becomes? No condemnation to the chosen generation. A certain judgment is awaiting intelligent creatures for falling into sin, but those who heeded and obeyed the teaching of the Logos have been moved from the course of the eternal torments of Gehenna.
They are eternally saved. Providential gift of Jesus was to pave an availability of life-giving operation to the heart of willingness. The birth of Jesus was to set operation-grace in motion. It pleases the Father to give eternal salvation to as many as will come to Jesus and be healed. Immediately on man’s acceptance of Jesus as Lord and Savour, a total package of salvation is the result. Jesus told the accused on His right, when He was saddled with the sins of thousands of years, “Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be concluded…)
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