Actually when we have a bad conscience we are not yet free from sin. Jesus took all our sins away, he paid all the price for our sins. God says he will remember our sins and iniquities no more. In the sight of God we no longer have any sin, if we believe in Jesus. So what next? The next thing is like David (the tabernacle of David), what should be paramount, is the will of God.
@ 2014-10-22 – 23:16:22
@ 2014-10-22 – 23:13:08
Ephesians 2:4-5King James Version (KJV)
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved
The Bible says in the book of Romans, chapter six, reckon yourself dead unto sin, but alive unto God. We've been made free from sin by our Lord Jesus, we are free from sin, so the next thing is to be alive unto God. God has blotted out like a thick cloud, all our sins and iniquities, He will remember them no more.
@ 2014-10-18 – 09:36:03
King James Version
32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
Many times couples try to please each other, and this is good, this is how it should be; however we could have relationships in which only partner is trying to please the other; sometimes we could have relationships in which neither seeks to please the other. Most times the last type is usually headed for the rocks and the second type is usually not without problems.
Let look at somes verses in the New Testamemt where the word please os used (the same Greek word Aresko, in each case).
Romans 15:2King James Version (KJV)
2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
1 Corinthians 10:33King James Version (KJV)
33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Galatians 1:10King James Version (KJV)
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
We should try to please people, including our husbands and wives, the only thing is, we should always please God before we please men: this includes our partners also, we should not strive to please people above God. The Holy Spirit will help us in this if we believe all our sins have been washed by our Lord Jesus Christ.
@ 2014-10-15 – 02:12:49
When Jesus met his disciples after they had gone fishing and after he had risen from the dead, he asked Peter three times whether Peter loved him. The first and second times Jesus used the Greek word for love derived from Agapao, God's type of love, both times, Peter replied him with the type of love derived from the Greek word Phileo, the type of love between friends. The third time both Jesus,.and Peter, used the type of love derived from the Greek word Phileo. All the three times Jesus asked Peter whether he loved him, all the three times Peter answered in the affirmative. This can be seen in the closing chapters of the book of John.
Agape, God's type of love is beyond the realm of man. Many times the Bible says we should walk in love, as if the path had already been prepared, we should only walk in it. The Bible also talks of the love shed abroad in our hearts. Both times the Bible uses Agape.
If you think you can love with the love of God without God's help, just coneider if you were in a situation in which two children were drowning and you are only able to save one, and one of the children is your dearest child. We can not love (Agape) without God's help.
@ 2014-10-12 – 00:24:05
Romans 7:1-6King James Version (KJV)
7 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
@ 2014-10-11 – 23:31:35
Romans 5 King James Version (KJV)
5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14 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.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 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.)
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
@ 2014-10-09 – 22:34:59
The Christian's crucifixion with our Lord Jesus Christ is a marriage relationship and Christ "espouses" all our demons to destroy their power in our lives. That is probably why Jesus' first miracle was at a marriage in Cana of Galilee, and the very first institution in the Bible was a marriage, in the garden of Eden.
@ 2014-10-08 – 23:22:27
In the last post, the one on life lived in the Spirit, I talked about David, Eden, and the garden east of Eden. The life of David is one in which we seek to know the will of God, and one in which we praise God. The Bible talks of the tabernacle of David that will be reared up again in the last days.
The bone of the bones of Adam, and the flesh of his flesh is the church, the body of Christ. The true church of God is in "the east." By marrying a member of the true church an Adam actually marries into Christ. This, the foregoing, is what this passage in Ephesians 5 alludes to:
Ephesians 5:22-33King James Version (KJV)
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
@ 2014-10-07 – 16:23:02
James 1:23-26King James Version (KJV)
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
If you assume you know the word of God but you do not read nor meditate on it regularly, you are like someone who looks at himself at the mirror and immediately goes away and forgets how he looks. Doing the work is meditating on the word of God.
Many think doing the work means keeping the law, rather doing the work is fellowshiping, in the word of God.
@ 2014-10-06 – 21:50:03
The Bible talks of the virtuous woman. All the verses that describe the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31 start with the complete Hebrew alphabets, in order. That portion of the Bible begins by saying a virtuous woman who can find; the Bible also says no one is good except God. There is no good man or woman. A woman that is "good" today can become bad tomorrow. A woman is only good in Christ: she believes her sins are completely washed in Christ, she speaks the same language with the Christ. Just as the Christ she has no sin either now, in the past, or in the future.