Because we've all transgressed the law of GOD, I'm hoping, that we all know, what GOD'S Law, is?" Yes? No?" Well, it's the ten commandments."
And in regards to "GOD'S Law," it's absolutely perfect!" So perfect," Beloved, that no sinner, can keep it!"
Right! "Absolutely none," can fulfill it."
How do we know?" Well, because Romans 3:23 assures us of this, by saying": For all have sinned and fall short of The GLORY Of GOD."
But the "GOOD NEWS," is, that CHRIST, "GOD," Who is, The WORD, become flesh." Fulfilled GOD'S Law, on our behalf."
Yes, the commandments, that we could not keep; The WORD of The LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST, fulfilled, and kept, on our behalf!"
And in so, doing; "Did GOD, prove that HE "LOVES" us with all of HIS HEART? Or just half?" Surely, with all!"
Because CHRIST," is the fulfillment of The Law, to everyone who Believes," we are complete in HIM."
Complete?" Yes, lacking absolutely nothing!"
For we who Believe, in our LORD'S finished work of The Cross." Are now counted as perfect, and among the REDEEMED, JUSTIFIED, and Saints of GOD.
"Yes, thus, GOD, sees us, "in CHRIST." Yes, GOD can see," that in our FAITH, we are Trusting in HIS "WORD, JESUS CHRIST."
"And so, we are counted in CHRIST."
Because JESUS CHRIST, came to fulfill the law, and not to do away with it." We know that we are in right standing with GOD.
For through Mathew 5:17-18: HE assures us, of this, by saying: Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
["Our LORD, did so, that we who Trust in CHRIST = The "WORD of The LIVING GOD." Would know, that now we live," yet not us!"
But CHRIST JESUS, LIVES in us. "And the LIFE that we now live, we live for The GLORY of the Son of GOD Who LOVED us, and laid down HIS LIFE, for our SALVATION."
Because we Trust," in The finished work of The Cross of CHRIST, for the remission of sins. We are now found in CHRIST, and we too," have fulfilled the requirements GOD'S Law." In CHRIST, we are "REDEEMED,"
and brought near to GOD." We are "JUSTIFIED," and washed clean of every sin!"
["And because we have been,"
"GOD, through the apostle, Paul; speaks these WORDS from Romans 6:2, to those who seem to think, that it's "acceptable" to continue in sin. "But GOD, says": Certainly not!" How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?"
Right!" How shall we who died to doing the will, and desires, of the devil. Continue, walking in darkness, and pleasing, the powers of darkness?"
Many are they, who see the TRUTH about themselves, in the "ten commandments."
They see, Beloved, that they've broken those commandments, and that they are in need of a SAVIOR."
But sadly, they do absolutely nothing about it." Their own "conscience" tells them, that they've "offended GOD," by breaking HIS commandments."
But unwisely, they prefer their sin, and refuse to embrace GOD'S offer to be "made clean". For in Isaiah 1:18, GOD, invites the reader, to embrace HIS "WORD" for "cleansing": HE invites us, by saying: "Come now, and let us reason together," "Says The LORD, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow: though they are red like crimson, "They shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.
But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by The SWORD; For The MOUTH Of The LORD has Spoken.
The WORD of The LIVING GOD, "is The "SWORD of GOD." And GOD'S SWORD, teaches us, to Obey HIS WORD.
For GOD'S SWORD, Beloved, is ready to devour, HIS enemies."
And so, in Acts 17:30-31 GOD, says: Truly, these times of ignorance GOD overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because HE has appointed a Day on which HE will judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS by The Man Whom HE has ordained. HE has given assurance of this to all by raising HIM from the dead.
GOD, through the apostle, James, taught that anyone who hears HIS "WORD," but does not obey, "is simply fooling himself."
: He is like a man who looks at himself in a mirror," but goes his way "unchanged."
Unchanged?" Yes, absolutely unchanged!"
With that said,
Consider James 1:22-25, that admonishes, saying": But be doers of The WORD, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of The WORD and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be Blessed in what he does.
GOD'S "WORD" makes it abundantly clear, that there are those who hear HIS "WORD," but then, dismiss it as rubbish, or hogwash." And they do not allow GOD'S "WORD" to help, nor change them." For how can GOD'S "WORD" change anyone, who does not embrace JESUS CHRIST, through "FAITH, and obedience?"
It’s no wonder, why Hebrews 11:6 firmly teaches this TRUTH": But without FAITH it is impossible to please HIM, for he who comes to GOD must Believe that HE is, and that HE is a REWARDER of those who diligently seek HIM.
A person who doesn't Believe, GOD, will have absolutely no interest in seeking HIM."
But why?" Well, simply because, "they don't Believe" that "The WORD of GOD, "is GOD," speaking to the reader.
But the person, who looks into the mirror of GOD, and is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of "the work.”
The work?" Yes, "the work" that GOD has entrusted to us, after HE approved of us!" For our LORD, left us here to REDEEM the time, by preaching HIS GOSPEL, all the time." Yes, in season and out of season." Why?" Because the days we live in, are evil!" And GOD, is not willing that any should perish."
So HE wants us to be focused, on being about our FATHER'S business, and not to care about our own interests. But also the interests of others."
For one who Believes, GOD. Knows to obey HIM, Who enlisted him as a soldier, to please The Son of GOD, Who SAVED his LIFE.
For as we do so, we progressively become more like The Son of GOD, ourselves."
Until the day, that we finally realize. That we are now, Son's of The LIVING GOD, ourselves!"
GOD, through James, says, that that kind of person “will be Blessed" in what he does.”
If we want to be changed, we must look into the mirror of GOD'S "WORD," regularly." And then embrace GOD’S WORD, as our LORD, and our highest authority."
For let us not kid ourselves, just looking into the mirror of GOD, "isn’t enough!"
We must walk in obedience to GOD, and be real!" Not like those who walk, as if they don't care, what the devil might steal!"
GOD will manifest HIMSELF to us, in a POWERFUL way. "If HIS WORD, we will simply obey."
HE will manifest HIMSELF, to us?" Yes, for In John 14:21, HE promises, saying": He who has MY commandments and keeps them, it is he who LOVES ME.
And he who LOVES ME, will be LOVED by MY FATHER, and I will LOVE him and manifest MYSELF to him."
["Did you catch that?" HE will Manifest HIMSELF, to us, who do the will of The LORD, our GOD.
That's, our LORD'S "promise."
"And we Believe!"