God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.” ~Hebrews 1:1-4~ (nkjv)
Let’s invite our Wonderful Counselor to open the understanding of our hearts…
There is no sin in Heaven. You will not be cleansed from sin when you get to Heaven. You will not receive a final clean-up of your sin just before entering Heaven. If you are still sinning as a Blood bought believer, you have been taken captive by a religious deception, and without repentance, you will leave this life and enter Eternity only to discover that you were never a believer at all.
The evidence of your eventual destination in Heaven is Heaven manifesting in your life right now. The most elementary indicator of your salvation, is a life free from the torment of sin.
Not that sin is still present and overlooked or covered up, but that sin is no longer present in your life because it has been cut away from your person through the finished work of the Person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth at Calvary.
If Heaven is not in you NOW, you have not entered into the rest bought for you by Jesus, with His own Blood.
You may not rest until you enter into Heaven here on earth, for His Kingdom has come and His will is being done in you, being perfected in you, only when His will is manifested here on earth as it is in Heaven.
Heaven is a real place and a real person named Jesus, and if you are a Blood bought believer, He lives in you.
You are in Him and He is in you. You are seated with Him in Heaven…right now.
The Blood poured out on the Cross gives you perfect access into the perfection of God…right now.
You have been given the unspeakable privilege of coming boldly before the Throne of the Gracious King of Eternity.
Do we begin to understand that we are seated there with Him in Christ?
Please consider the implications of the answers to these questions.
Is there sin in Heaven?
Is there sin in Jesus?
Is Jesus in you?
Is there sin in you?
If you are in sin…repent.
By the way – Unbelief is a sin.
His grace is available to you right now for your total victory over every sin and complete freedom from every oppression.
IS HIS BLOOD ENOUGH TO UTTERLY FREE YOU FROM EVERY EXPRESSION OF SIN……or not?
If it’s not enough right NOW, it will never be enough.
Escape from these earthly bodies is not our salvation.
Jesus of Nazareth is our salvation and He is here right now, present in the heart of everyone who has enthroned Him as Lord of their life. We must understand that to know Him as Savior is impossible unless He is known as Lord.
What does it mean to know Jesus as Lord?
YOUR LIFE IS NOT YOUR OWN. YOU BELONG TO HIM. YOUR LIFE IS HIS TO DO WITH AS HE WILLS. YOUR THOUGHTS, WILL, AND EMOTIONS ARE SUBMITTED TO HIS RULE AND REIGN IN ALL THINGS.
We either believe He is Who He says He is, or we don’t. We either receive His gift, or we DON’T.
MAN IS NOT GIVEN THE RIGHT TO DEFINE GOD AND HIS CROSS APART FROM HIS WORD.
Hear this, beloved…
The very DNA of GOD is now coursing through your blood. Your cells carry His Royal mark.
He is your Father; you are His child…you share His DNA.
The Blood of the Lamb Who was slain for the sin of the world, is more than enough.
MORE THAN ENOUGH.
“It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.
Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
~Ephesians 2:1-10~ (msg)
“When St. Paul says he “warns every man, and teaches every man in all wisdom, that he may present every man PERFECT in Christ Jesus,” he must mean something. What then is this something? It must mean “that holiness without which none shall see the Lord.” Call it by what name we please, it must imply the pardon of all transgression, and the removal of the whole body of sin and death; for this must take place before we can be like him, and see him as he is, in the effulgence of his own glory. This fitness, then, to appear before God, and thorough preparation for eternal glory, is what I plead for, pray for, and heartily recommend to all true believer, under the name of Christian perfection. Had I a better name, one more energetic, one with a greater plenitude of meaning, one more worthy of the efficacy of the blood that bought our peace, and cleanseth from all unrighteousness, I would gladly adopt and use it. Even the word “perfection” has, in some relations, so many qualifications and abatements that cannot comport with that full and glorious salvation recommended in the gospel, and bought and sealed by the blood of the cross, that I would gladly lay it by, and employ a word more positive and unequivocal in its meaning, and more worthy of the merit of the infinite atonement of Christ, and of the energy of his almighty Spirit; but there is none in our language; which I deplore as an inconvenience and a loss.” ~Adam Clarke
“The great hubbub of religious dust which arises with great swirls of consternation every time I say I am now perfect, does little more than to nearly elicit a joyful sneeze.” ~RCT~
“Every person who believes that Jesus is, in fact, the Messiah, is God-begotten. If we love the One who conceives the child, we’ll surely love the child who was conceived. The reality test on whether or not we love God’s children is this: Do we love God? Do we keep his commands? The proof that we love God comes when we keep his commandments and they are not at all troublesome.”
~I John 5:1-3~ (msg)
Faith, as evidenced by radical obedience to God, positions the human heart to access intimacy with Him.
There is no other way to know Him; not by staggering works of self sacrifice, not by dutiful regimens of prayer, fasting, and study of the Bible, not by reading or singing the Bible out loud, not by giving oneself to a cause, movement, or ministry. True intimacy comes only by obeying the still small voice of the Spirit of God in all things; whether one begins with a first choice of apparent great consequence, or one of seeming in-consequence, it is that “Yes” from our heart to His, which determines how clearly we’ll hear His next words to us.
The Kingdom of Heaven in you, is built precept upon precept and obedience upon obedience; resulting in your wondrous journey from glory to glory.
There is a supernatural momentum which exponentially multiplies the result of our every obedience to God, an empowerment of grace which few in the Kingdom are even aware of. Because humans are accustomed to relying on their earthly senses more than their spiritual senses, many often miss the full import of their decisions for or against the Lordship of Christ. What is unseen to the natural eye far exceeds what is seen. The eternal reality occurring just outside the sensual reach of the carnal mind, is far weightier and more real than that which may be felt with the skin of our fingertips.
Heaven’s invitation through the Lamb’s shed Blood, is to enter in to the Holy of holies and stay here; to live from this place of glory. It is from this heavenly perspective that we begin to clearly see and understand the purposes of God, His vision, and the scope and reach of His intentions for us, both personally and corporately.
This lifestyle of friendship with God, of sonship to the King of Creation, is not relegated to some fabled spiritual elite; nor to the brave, intelligent, or strong.
This reality of constant, abiding glory is available to any and all who will but believe and obey.
Intimacy with the Living Word through the empowerment and leading of the Holy Spirit, results in the life of God abiding powerfully in the heart of the Believer. When we speak His words, the words we hear the King speaking in the Throne Room, we release Heaven into the atmosphere of the world around us, causing supernatural transformation.
This makes the impossible normal; strongholds which have ruled over the hearts and minds of people for decades are broken off quickly, sickness and disease lose their grip, dark tormentors flee, deep soul wounds are healed instantly, and people are able to see who they really are in Christ. As true identity is restored to the Bride, a lifestyle of great exploits through miracles, signs, wonders, and the salvation of many, is not something for which she strives; it becomes the natural overflow of her love affair with the Bridegroom King.
“Every God-begotten person conquers the world’s ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith. The person who wins out over the world’s ways is simply the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God.
Jesus—the Divine Christ! He experienced a life-giving birth and a death-killing death. Not only birth from the womb, but baptismal birth of his ministry and sacrificial death. And all the while the Spirit is confirming the truth, the reality of God’s presence at Jesus’ baptism and crucifixion, bringing those occasions alive for us. A triple testimony: the Spirit, the Baptism, the Crucifixion. And the three in perfect agreement.
If we take human testimony at face value, how much more should we be reassured when God gives testimony as he does here, testifying concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God inwardly confirms God’s testimony. Whoever refuses to believe in effect calls God a liar, refusing to believe God’s own testimony regarding his Son.
This is the testimony in essence: God gave us eternal life; the life is in his Son. So, whoever has the Son, has life; whoever rejects the Son, rejects life.
My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion. And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening. And if we’re confident that he’s listening, we know that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours.
For instance, if we see a Christian believer sinning (clearly I’m not talking about those who make a practice of sin in a way that is “fatal,” leading to eternal death), we ask for God’s help and he gladly gives it, gives life to the sinner whose sin is not fatal. There is such a thing as a fatal sin, and I’m not urging you to pray about that. Everything we do wrong is sin, but not all sin is fatal.
We know that none of the God-begotten makes a practice of sin—fatal sin. The God-begotten are also the God-protected. The Evil One can’t lay a hand on them. We know that we are held firm by God; it’s only the people of the world who continue in the grip of the Evil One. And we know that the Son of God came so we could recognize and understand the truth of God—what a gift!—and we are living in the Truth itself, in God’s Son, Jesus Christ. This Jesus is both True God and Real Life. Dear children, be on guard against all clever facsimiles.”
~I John 5:4-21~ (msg)